You can’t wake a person who is pretending to be asleep. – Navajo Proverb

Knowing what must be done does away with fear. – Rosa Parks

I believe all suffering is caused by ignorance. People inflict pain on others in the selfish pursuit of their happiness or satisfaction. Yet true happiness comes from a sense of inner peace and contentment, which in turn must be achieved through the cultivation of altruism, of love and compassion and elimination of ignorance, selfishness and greed. – The Dalai Lama

Purity brings happiness, Passion commotion, and Ignorance, which obscures wisdom, leads to a life of failure. (XIV, 9) – The Bhagavad Gita

Always view the body as empty and tranquil. Inside and outside of yourself are transparent to each other. Your body enters into the centre of Ultimate Reality. There never have been any obstacles.- Tao-shin

You don’t have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body. – C.S. Lewis

Little progress can be made by merely attempting to repress what is evil; our great hope lies in developing what is good.- Calvin Coolidge

Whatever anyone else may do or say, whatever happens, leave things as they are. Don’t worry yourself over them and don’t side with yourself. Just stay as you are, right in the Buddha-mind, and don’t change it into anything else. If you do that, illusions don’t occur and you live constantly in the unborn mind… Don’t you see? You have an incalculable treasure right at hand. – Bankei

Using the tweezers of the knowledge of the truth I have managed to extract the painful thorn of endless opinions from the recesses of my heart. 19.1 – Ashtavakra Gita

In every veil you see, the Divine Beauty is concealed, making every heart a slave to him. In love to him the heart finds its life; in desire for him the soul finds its happiness. The heart which loves a fair one here, though it knows it not, is really his lover. – Abd ar-Rahman Jami

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. – 1 John 4:18

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. – Albert Einstein

You could attach prices to thoughts. Some cost a lot, some a little. And how does one pay for thoughts? The answer, I think, is: with courage. – Ludwig Wittgenstein

He who would know the secret of both worlds, Will find the secret of them both, is Love. – Attar

To see life as it is, the mind must be made pure: everything that distorts must be quieted or removed. When the mind is completely still, unstirred even in its depths, we see straight through to the ground of our being, which is divine. – Eknath Easwaran

In every one of us there are two ruling and directing principles, whose guidance we follow wherever they may lead; the one being an innate desire of pleasure; the other, an acquired judgment which aspires after excellence. – Socrates

The words that enlighten the soul are more precious than jewels. – Hazrat Inayat Khan

Everyone has a torch giving off great light: originally it spontaneously illuminates heaven and earth; there is no distance to which it does not reach. It is no different from the buddhas and Zen masters, but when it gets covered by false ideas and material toils, so that it cannot come out, it is therefore necessary to use effort in study to polish it. Yuan-hsien

Humility is not cowardice. Meekness is not weakness. Humility and meekness are indeed spiritual powers – Swami Sivananda

I desire only to know the truth, and to live as well as I can… And, to the utmost of my power, I exhort all other men to do the same… I exhort you also to take part in the great combat, which is the combat of life, and greater than every other earthly conflict – Socrates

The person who is not disturbed by the incessant flow of desires can alone achieve peace, and not the man who strives to satisfy such action – The Bhagavad Gita

Patience is the companion of wisdom – St Augustine

For in whatsoever creature the Perfect shall be known, therein creature-nature, qualities, the I, the Self and the like, must all be lost and done away – Theologia Germanica

Be humble. It becomes a creature, a depending and borrowed being, that lives not of itself, but breathes in another’s air with another’s breath, and is accountable for every moment of time and can call nothing its own, but is absolutely a tenant at will of the great Lord of heaven and earth – William Penn

What is now proved was once only imagined – William Blake