All warfare is based on deception. – Sun Tzu

Inner liberty can be judged by how often a person feels offended, for you can no more insult a mature man than you can paint the air. – Vernon Howard

How can we remember our ignorance, which our growth requires, when we are using our knowledge all the time? – Henry David Thoreau

Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. – Abraham Lincoln

Men are disturbed not by the things that happen but by their opinion of the things that happened. – Epictetus

Since you make evil or good by your own thoughts, it is your ruling of your thoughts which proves to be your principal concern. – William James

Conscience doth make cowards of us all. – Shakespeare

It is safe to say that Occidental judgment has been falsified, up to the present, by the need for self-assertion. – Professor Salmony

True knowledge is action. – The Tao

The future is already here, it’s just not evenly distributed. – William Gibson

To confuse the indivisible nature of reality with the conceptual pigeonholes of language is the basic ignorance from which Zen seeks to free us. The ultimate answers to existence are not to be found in intellectual concepts and philosophies, however sophisticated, but rather in a level of direct non-conceptual experience. – Robert Sohl and Audrey Carr

And it is only on those terms, standing aside from any structure or medium, that its principles and lines of force can be discerned. For any medium has the power of imposing its own assumption on the unwary. Prediction and control consist in avoiding this subliminal state of Narcissus trance. But the greatest aid to this end is simply in knowing that the spell can occur immediately upon contact, as in the first bars of a melody. – Marshall McLuhan