Here at the frontier, the leaves fall like rain. Although my neighbors are all barbarians, and you, you are a thousand miles away, there are still two cups at my table.

Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life.

~ Wu-men ~

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Favorite Quotes

Some of my favorite quotes includes:

If you can't find the truth right in front of you, where do you expect to find it?
 - Zen Master Dogen

Philosophy practiced is the goal of learning.
 - Thoreau

Empty your cup.
 - From a Zen story

All's well that ends well.
 - title of a play by William Shakespeare

What are some of yours?


Patrick Parker said...

Only a warrior can choose pacificm - all others are condemned to it.

...whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. (Philippians 4:8)

walt said...

"What is existence but our life flashing before us?"

-- Robert Godwin

Rick Matz said...

Great quotes. Thanks.

A friend of mine threw this out at me the other day:

"Life is hard, but it's harder if you're stupid.:

walt said...

This one's a little long, but I like it anyway --

Seventh-century Chinese Chan Buddhist master Hongren advised:

"Work, work! . . . Work! Don't waste a moment . . . . Calm yourself, quiet yourself, master your senses. Work, work! Just dress in old clothes, eat simple food . . . feign ignorance, appear inarticulate. This is economical with energy, yet effective."