The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance – it is the illusion of knowledge. – Daniel Boorstin

What is the first business of philosophy? To part with self-conceit. For it is impossible for anyone to begin to learn what he thinks he already knows.- Epictetus

Do not speak unless you can improve upon silence. – Proverb

The highest reward for a man’s toil is not what he gets for it but what he becomes by it. – John Ruskin

The oldest, shortest words – “yes” and “no” – are those which require the most thought. – Pythagoras

No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path. – Buddha

George Santayana:

Sanity is a madness put to good uses; waking life is a dream controlled.

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. – Benjamin Franklin

We are not told that jihad has many definitions, that in general it means struggle, and that the highest form of jihad is the struggle against self.
The Wisdom Fund, April 28, 1995

Nature shows that with the growth of intelligence comes increased capacity for pain, and it is only with the highest degree of intelligence that suffering reaches its supreme point. – Arthur Schopenhauer

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind. – Albert Einstein

Man’s will and God’s grace rise and fall together. – Evelyn Underhill

First you make habits, then habits make you. – Yogi Bhajan