“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor
“Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.”
“Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.”
“For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.” Carl Sagan, scientist and author.
“I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think” Socrates, Greek philosopher.
“If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation.”
“You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems and suffer and understand, for all that is life.”
“Life cannot be without relationship, but we have made it so agonizing and hideous by basing it on personal and possessive love. Can one love and yet not possess? You will find the true answer not in escape, ideals, beliefs but through the understanding of the causes of dependence and possessiveness.” J Krishnamurti, Indian philosopher
“All that we are is the result of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts and made up of our thoughts. If a man speak or act with an evil thought, suffering follows him as the wheel follows the hoof of the beast that draws the wagon…. If a man speak or act with a good thought, happiness follows him like a shadow that never leaves him.”
“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”
“Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.” Gautama Buddha, Indian philosopher.
“Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”
“Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.”
“We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.”
“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves”
“Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you.”
Carl Jung, Swiss psychiatrist.
“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”
“Without music, life would be a mistake.”
“Sometimes people don’t want to hear the truth because they don’t want their illusions destroyed.”
“The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die. As well the minds which are prevented from changing their opinions; they cease to be mind.”
“No one can construct for you the bridge upon which precisely you must cross the stream of life, no one but you yourself alone.”
“You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher and author.