"To solve big problems you have to be willing to do unpopular things."
"So what do we do? Anything. Something. So long as we just don't sit there. If we screw it up, start over. Try something else. If we wait until we've satisfied all the uncertainties, it may be too late."
"Empty-handed I entered the world, barefoot I leave it. My coming, my going- two simple happenings that got entangled."
"Like dew that vanishes, like a phantom that disappears, or the light cast by a flash of lightning-- so should one think of oneself."
"Whack! Whack! Whack! Whack! With each blow he slays or saves. Demons show in his eyes, so bright: like the sun, like the moon."
"If it rains, let it rain; if wind blows, let it blow."
"Under the trees, among the rocks, a thatched hut; verses and sacred commentaries live there together. I'll burn the books I carry in my bag, but how can I forget the verses written in my gut?"
"Babble about 'God' and 'Buddha' and you will never find the true way."
"Refrain from evil, practice only the good."
"Having no destination, I am never lost."
"Respect the past in the full measure of its desserts, but do not make the mistake of confusing it with the present nor seek in it the ideals of the future."
William Ralph Inge
"The happiest people seem to be those who have no particular cause for being happy except that they are so."
Robert Green Ingersoll
"In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments; there are consequences."
"In the presense of eternity the mountains are as transient as the clouds."
"It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question."
"God does not treat us as our sins deserve, man treats us as our sins deserve."
"Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them."
"Lightning flashes! So bright in the eyes of those clutching at the thought of death."