Death carries off a man who is gathering flowers and whose mind is distracted, as a flood carries off a sleeping village.
—The Dhammapada (Buddhist Anthology of Verses)
Live your daily life in a way that you never lose yourself. When you are carried away with your worries, fears, cravings, anger, and desire, you run away from yourself and you lose yourself. The practice is always to go back to oneself.
—Thich Nhat Hanh (Vietnamese Buddhist Religious Leader)
I must accept life unconditionally. Most people ask for happiness on condition. Happiness can only be felt if you don’t set any condition.
—Arthur Rubinstein (Polish-born American Composer)
Every minute of life carries with it its miraculous value, and its face of eternal youth.
—Albert Camus (Algerian-born French Philosopher)
Poverty, frost, famine, rain, disease, are the beadles and guardsmen that hold us to common sense.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (American Philosopher)
The human heart is like a ship on a stormy sea driven about by winds blowing from all four corners of heaven.
—Martin Luther (German Protestant Theologian)