In order to seek truth, it is necessary once in the course of our life, to doubt, as far as possible, of all things – Rene Descartes

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf – Rabindranath Tagore

Know yourself and others, and the ways of the world, so as to have a peaceful body and mind. Recognise, cherish, and nurture your blessings, and seize every chance to be of service – Sheng Yen

You never identify yourself with the shadow cast by your body, or with its reflection, or with the body you see in a dream or in your imagination. Therefore you should not identify yourself with this living body, either – Sankara

Anyone who holds a true opinion without understanding is like a blind man on the right road – Socrates

The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn – Sir John Lubbock

The five senses chase the objects of their desire which powerfully attract them. Wise men should endeavour to keep them under control like a horseman controls his horses – The Laws of Manu

We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit – E.E. Cummings

The foolish reject what they see and not what they think; the wise reject what they think and not what they see – Huang Po

For sin is just this, what man cannot by its very nature do with his whole being; it is possible to silence the conflict in the soul, but it is not possible to uproot it – Martin Buber

Truth alone will endure, all the rest will be swept away before the tide of time. I must continue to bear testimony to truth even if I am forsaken by all. Mine may today be a voice in the wilderness, but it will be heard when all other voices are silenced, if it is the voice of Truth – Mahatma Gandhi

Men seek retreats for themselves, houses in the country, sea-shores, and mountains; and thou too art wont to desire such things very much. But this is altogether a mark of the most common sort of men, for it is in thy power whenever thou shalt choose to retire into thyself. For nowhere either with more quiet or more freedom from trouble does a man retire than into his own soul – Marcus Aurelius

Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home – Matsuo Basho

Self-Observation is the knife that begins to separate, to remove, what you take as ‘you’, from what is real – Maurice Nicholl

When one has weighed the sun in the balance, and measured the steps of the moon, and mapped out the seven heavens, there still remains oneself. Who can calculate the orbit of his own soul? – Oscar Wilde

The strangest and most fantastic fact about negative emotions is that people actually worship them – P. D. Ouspensky

To truly know the world, look deeply within your own being; to truly know yourself, take real interest in the world – Rudolf Steiner

No one ever listened themselves out of a job – Calvin Coolidge

A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a life’s experience – Oliver Wendell Holmes Snr

Pleasure puts you to sleep and pain wakes you up. If you don’t want to suffer, don’t go to sleep – Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

To forget oneself totally, one’s mind should keep awake at every moment. A mind that has forgotten the past and the future, that is awake to the now, to the present, expresses the highest concentration of intelligence. It is alert, it is watchful, it is inspired. The actions of a man who has such a mind are exceptionally creative and perfect. Verily to forget oneself totally, is to be in perfection – Swami Chinmayananda

Truth is within ourselves; it takes no rise From outward things, what’er you may believe. There is an inmost centre in us all, Where truth abides in fullness – Robert Browning

The present moment contains past and future. The secret of transformation, is in the way we handle this very moment – Thich Nhat Hanh

If you wish to see the Truth, then hold no opinions for or against anything. To set up what you like against what you dislike is the decease of the mind. When the deep meaning of things is not understood, the mind’s essential peace is disturbed to no avail – Sengtsan

Love is that first feeling you feel before all the bad stuff gets in the way – A small child