Unless you’re the lead sled dog, the view is pretty much the same.
The basic teaching of Buddhism is the teaching of transiency or change. That everything changes is the basic truth for each existence. No one can deny this truth and all teaching of Buddhism is condensed within it. This is the teaching for all of us. Wherever we go this teaching is true. This teaching is also understood as the teaching of selflessness. Because each existence is in constant change, there is no abiding self.
—Shunryu Suzuki (Buddhist Monk, Author)
He who limps is still walking.
—Stanislaw Jerzy Lec (Polish Aphorist, Poet)
The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.
—H. P. Lovecraft (American Science-fiction Writer)
It is important to view knowledge as sort of a semantic tree—make sure you understand the fundamental principles, i.e. the trunk and big branches, before you get into the leaves/details or there is nothing for them to hang on to.
—Elon Musk (American Entrepreneur )
Our earnest prayer is that God will graciously vouchsafe prosperity, happiness, and peace to all our neighbors, and like blessings to all the peoples and powers of the earth.
—William McKinley (American Head of State)
A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that’s unlocked and opens inwards; as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push.
—Ludwig Wittgenstein (Austrian-born British Philosopher)
A clear and focused mind will last a lifetime. Getting your mind in shape is nothing less than the key to sustainable success in the world.
—Russell Simmons (American Music Promoter)
Our best evidence of what people truly feel and believe comes less from their words than from their deeds.
—Robert Cialdini (American Social Psychologist)
In any great organization it is far, far safer to be wrong with the majority than to be right alone.
—John Kenneth Galbraith (American Economist)
The people who successfully delude themselves seem happier than the people who can’t.
—Woody Allen (American Film Actor, Director )
The society in which each man lives is at once the basis for, and the nemesis of, that fullness of life which each man seeks.
—Reinhold Niebuhr (American Theologian)
In all adversity, what God takes away He may give us back with increase.
—Edward Bouverie Pusey (British Anglican Theologian)
It’s a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people don’t want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.
—P. G. Wodehouse (English Novelist)
Perfection does not exist. To understand this is the triumph of human intelligence; to expect to possess it is the most dangerous kind of madness.
—Alfred de Musset (French Poet, Playwright)