A liar lies to himself as well as to the gods. Lying is the origin of all evils; it leads to rebirth in the miserable planes of existence, to breach of the pure precepts, and to corruption of the body.
- Maharatnakuta Sutra 27
Intelligent is not the one who has higher degrees or is knowledgeable about
numerous subjects, but the one who knows his limits...meaning who is well
aware of his strengths and weaknesses.
- Deep Trivedi
Live in the world like a waterfowl. The water clings to the bird, but the bird shakes it off. Live in the world like a mudfish. The fish lives in the mud, but its skin is always bright and shiny.
- Ramakrishna Paramahamsa
Life without freedom is like a body without a soul, and freedom without thought is like a confused spirit.
- Khalil Gibran
The refined form of "human" body, mind, culture and consciousness that we
witness today is the result of countless unsuccessful efforts spanning over millions
of years. We cannot afford to waste such a precious life only on education,
marriage, children, chasing wealth and pangs of old age.
- Deep Trivedi
Any fool can count the seeds in an apple. Only God can count all the apples in one seed.
- Robert H. Schuller
I have memories - but only a fool stores his past in the future.
- David Gerrold
There are ships sailing to many ports, but not a single one goes where life is not painful.
- Fernando Pessoa
My best advice to anyone who wants to raise a happy, mentally healthy child is: Keep him or her as far away from a church as you can.
- Frank Zappa
When we experience the creative impulse in the universe vibrating and pulsating in our bodies and minds, we experience a powerful sense of purposefulness. When you awaken to evolution, you awaken to a profound sense of directionality that is inherent in the life force, inherent in existence itself.
- Andrew Cohen