Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.
– Chinese proverb


Remember, you cannot abandon what you do not know. To go beyond yourself, you must first know yourself.
– Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

He that respects himself is safe from others; He wears a coat of mail that none can pierce.
– Henry Wordsworth Longfellow

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson


In the long run you hit only what you aim at. Therefore, though you should fail immediately, you had better aim at something high.
– Henry Thoreau

Even a journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.
– Chinese proverb

Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
– Saint Francis of Assisi

Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.
– Chinese proverb

Begin to weave and God will give the thread.
– German proverb


When you blame others, you give up your power to change.
– Dr. Robert Anthony

One must be the change one wishes to see in the world.
– Mahatma Gandhi

Change your thoughts and you change your world.
– Norman Vincent Peale


All truths are old, and all that we have to do is recognize and utter them anew.
– Johann von Goethe


You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself.
– Galileo Galilei


Tell me and I may forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I will understand.
– Chinese proverb


Keep it simple: as simple as possible, but no simpler.
– Albert Einstein


Fortune favors the bold, but abandons the timid.
– Latin proverb


By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try, the world is beyond the winning.
– Lao Zi


When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall – think of it, always.
– Mahatma Gandhi


So I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
– Mark 11:24


Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone; so that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses.
– Mark 11:25


He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.
– Lao Zi


Go as far as you can see, and when you get there you’ll see farther.
– Elbert Green Hubbard


Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
– Helen Keller


Nothing is to be preferred before justice.
– Socrates


It takes two to quarrel, but only one to end it.
– Spanish proverb


Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety.
– Plato


Life must be lived as play.
– Plato


A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.
– Henry Thoreau


When men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may believe them.
– Plato


All tremble at the rod. All fear death. Comparing others with oneself, one should neither strike nor cause to strike.
– Buddha


It is my view that the vegetarian manner of living by its purely physical effect on the human temperament would most beneficially influence the lot of mankind.
– Albert Einstein


People think Angels can fly because they have wings. Angels fly because they can take themselves lightly.
– Lynn M. McDougal on alt.astrology


It is better to trust someone and get cheated than to cheat yourself by not trusting anyone.
– Unknown


Nearly all spiritual practices are based on attention. In fact, whenever you think you have lost the path, or whenever you feel confused by esoteric terminology or technique, remember that all these techniques or teachings are various ways to help you learn to pay attention.
– Rick Fields in Chop Wood, Carry Water