Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.
It’s no good trying to keep up old friendships. It’s painful for both sides. The fact is, one grows out of people, and the only thing is to face it.
Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people.
What you do is what the whole universe is doing at the place you call ‘here and now.’ You are something the whole universe is doing in the same way that a wave is something that the whole ocean is doing. The real you is not a puppet which life pushes around. The real deep down you is the whole universe.
Billions of years ago you were a Big Bang. And now you’re a complicated human being. And then we cut ourselves off, and don’t feel that we’re still the Big Bang. But you are. It depends on how you define yourself. You’re not something that is a result of the Big Bang, on the end of the process. You are still the process. You are the Big Bang, the original force of the universe, coming on as whoever you are.
It is desirable that a man live in all respects so simply and preparedly that if an enemy take the town… he can walk out the gate empty-handed and without anxiety.
People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily.
The life of sensation is the life of greed; it requires more and more. The life of the spirit requires less and less; time is ample and its passage sweet. Who would call a day spent reading a good day? But a life spent reading — that is a good life.
The problem with the world is that intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.
"Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we’re all in this together." ~Brene Brown
…the everyday world might be — as to adolescents it certainly is — full of boredom and triviality, but the wider world of nature, art, and learning is full of inexhaustible interest. But it’s easy to lose sight of the latter, and let ourselves be trapped in the former. The technique, the trick for lifting oneself from the one world to the other, was simple enough: intense concentration followed by relaxation will lead to elation.