Including a collection of anonymous quotes, plus quotes from Confucius, Friedrich Nietzsche, Lao Tzu and Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī.
If you want small changes, change your behavior. If you want big change, change your attitude.
Know yourself, and your neighbor will not mistake you.
Knowledge talks, wisdom listens
Listen, or your tongue will make you deaf.
One finger cannot lift a pebble.
The moon is not shamed by the barking of dogs.
The one who tells the stories rules the world.
Those that lie down with dogs, get up with fleas.
To theorize is not to realize.
We will be known forever by the tracks we leave.
Where apathy is master, all men are slaves.
Who will eat the kernel of the nut must break the shell.
You can’t recycle wasted time.
Your way of giving is more important than what you give.
If men could foresee the future, they would still behave as they do now.
The coward shoots with shut eyes.
While the word is yet unspoken, you are master of it; when once it is spoken, it is master of you.
He who will not economize will agonize.
If you make a mistake and do not correct it, this is called a mistake.
Knowledge is merely brilliance in organization of ideas and not wisdom. The truly wise person goes beyond knowledge.
Silence is a true friend who never betrays.
The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their proper name.
The hardest thing of all is to find a black cat in a dark room, especially if there is no cat.
The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life.
The superior man understands what is right. The inferior man understands what will sell.
Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.
When a wise man points at the moon the imbecile examines the finger.
You will never know how sharp a sword is unless it’s drawn from its sheath.
I sought great human beings, I found only the APES of their ideals.
In the course of history, men come to see that iron necessity is neither iron nor necessary.
Success has always been a great liar.
The doer alone learneth.
The future influences the present just as much as the past.
The most common lie is that which one lies to himself; lying to others is relatively an exception.
The press, the machine, the railway, the telegraph are premises whose thousand-year conclusion no one has yet dared to draw.
To forget one’s purpose is the commonest form of stupidity.
What? You seek something? You wish to multiply yourself tenfold, a hundredfold? You seek followers? Seek zeros!
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
When one has a great deal to put into it a day has a hundred pockets.
When you look into the abyss, the abyss also looks into you.
Whenever I climb I am followed by a dog called ‘Ego’.
Wit is the epitaph of an emotion.
Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
The words of truth are always paradoxical.
To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.
Violence, even well intentioned, always rebounds upon oneself.
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
All difficult things have their origin in that which is easy, and great things in that which is small.
A lover wants only to be in love’s presence.
At the end of my life, with just one breath left, if you come, I’ll sit up and sing.
Be foolishly in love, because love is all there is.
Be like melting snow — wash yourself of yourself.
Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.
I want to sing like birds sing, not worrying who listens or what they think
If you are irritated by every rub, how will you be polished?
Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.
Look for the answer inside your question
Love comes with a knife, not some shy question, and not with fears for its reputation.
Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along
Not only the thirsty seek the water, the water as well seeks the thirsty.
Silence is the language of God, all else is poor translation.
Smiles come best from those who weep
The Lamps are different, but the Light is the same.
The one who has a good friend doesn’t need any mirror.
The real beloved is that one who is unique, who is your beginning and your end.
There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled. There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled. You feel it, don’t you?”
This moment is all there Is.
Try something different. Surrender.
We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust.
Whatever you are seeking, is seeking you
When the world pushes you to your knees, you are in the perfect position to pray.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.
You wander from room to room Hunting for the diamond necklace That is already around your neck!
Your noise is my silence.