Jose Ortega Y Gasset
"To be surprised, to wonder, is to begin to understand."
"Within each of us is a loving, magical, and powerful being - a real self... Music, friend that it is, cocoons us from our worries enabling that hidden self to emerge."
"There comes a moment when you realize that virtually anything is possible - that nothing is too good to be true."
"Everything great that has ever happened to humanity since the beginning has begun as a single thought in someone's mind, and if anyone of us is capable of such a great thought, that all of us have the same capacity, capability, because we're all the same."
William Butler Yeats
"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."
"Only that which does not teach, which does not cry out, which does not condescend, which does not explain, is irresistable."
"Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people."
"Out of the quarrel with others we make rhetoric; out of the quarrel with ourselves we make poetry."
"People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of their minds."
"You should let go and make yourself empty and quiet, clear and calm."
"Possession of material riches, without inner peace, is like dying of thirst while bathing in a lake."
"Today I forgive all those who have ever offended me. I give my love to all thirsty hearts, both to those who love me and to those who do not love me."
"Learn to be calm and you will always be happy."
"Nothing is always."
"Often people attempt to live their lives backwards: they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want so they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then, do what you need to do, in order to have what you want."
"Ninety percent accuracy is not as good as silence."
"Do not seek for the truth, do not cut off delusions."
"Every moment is a sacred moment, and every action, whether imbued with dedication and commitment to benefit all beings, is a sacred act."