"The universality of change, when completely understood, is the seeing into the heart of all things, and the mind that thus understands is the mind that truly seeks the way."
"It's amazing, a wonder, that one wakes up in the morning."
"Swallow the stars until you are one with the universe, with all-pervading universal life."
"All are nothing but flowers in a flowering universe."
"I have always known that at last I would take this road but yesterday I did not know it would be today."
"What need have I of gold? The whole world is gold for me!"
George Jean Nathan
"Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote."
"Give thanks for sorrow that teaches you pity; for pain that teaches you courage - and give exceeding thanks for the mystery which remains a mystery still - the veil that hides you from the infinite, which makes it possible for you to believe in what you cannot see."
"The ultimate test of man's conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard."
"I wish we were not so single-minded about keeping our lives moving, and for once could do nothing, perhaps a huge silence might interrupt this sadness of never understanding ourselves and of threatening ourselves with death."
"When did the lemons learn the same creed as the sun? When did smoke learn how to fly?"
"Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on."
John Henry Newman
"It is the very energy of thought which keeps thee from thy God."
"Let us act on what we have, since we have not what we wish."
"To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me."
"If you gaze for long into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you."
"Whatever does not destroy me makes me stronger."
"Is man one of God's blunders? Or is God one of man's blunders?"
"In heaven all the interesting people are missing."
"All idealism is falsehood in the face of necessity."
"There are master-morality and slave morality."
"He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how."
"He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying."
"The true world- attainable for the sage, the pious, the virtuous man; he lives in it, he is it."
"I tell you: one must still have chaos in one, to give birth to a dancing star."
"I would believe only in a god who could dance."
"We have no dreams at all or interesting ones. We should learn to be awake in the same way."
"The center is everywhere. Bent is the path of eternity."
"One should part from life as Odysseus parted from Nausicaa- blessing it rather than in love with it."
"In the end one only experiences oneself."
"Existence begins in every instant."
"Either you reach a higher point today, or you exercise your strength in order to be able to climb higher tomorrow."
"And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music."
"We all walk in the dark and each of us must learn to turn on his or her own light."
"We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within."
"Dreams are necessary to life."
"The mind creates the abyss, and the heart crosses it."
"The real world is beyond our thoughts and ideas; we see it through the net of our desires, divided into pleasure and pain, right and wrong, inner and outer. To see the universe as it is, you must step beyond the net. It is not hard to do so, for the net is full of holes."
"Quietness and emptiness are enough to pass through life without error."
"Life is a cement trampoline."
"No matter how big and tough a problem may be, get rid of confusion by taking one little step toward solution. Do something."
Julian of Norwich
"To seek God without already having him is of all things the most impossible."
"As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existance is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being."
"I always try to turn my personal struggles into something helpful for others."
Gregory of Nyssa
"The path that lies beyond our immediate grasp is infinite."