"Teach this threefold truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity." - Buddha
"OOhh ooohh aaaahh aahhhhh aaaaahhhhhh!" - The Monkey Buddha
"For talking monkeys to speak of truth is hubris of the highest degree. Where is it writ large that talking monkeys should be able to model the cosmos? If a sea urchin or a racoon were to propose to you that it had a viable truth about the universe, the absurdity of that assertion would be self-evident, but in our case we make an exception." - Terence McKenna
"There is no greater mystery than this... that we keep seeking reality though, in fact, we are reality." - Ramana Maharishi
"He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe." - Marcus Aurelius
"The best form to see God in... is in every form" - Neem Karoli Baba
"War creates peace
...like hate creates love." - David Wilson
"Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich." - Napoleon Bonaparte
"I believe that the moment is near when
by a procedure of active paranoic thought,
it will be possible to systematize confusion and
contribute to the total discrediting of the world of reality." - Salvador Dalí
"All national institutions of Churches appear to me no other than human inventions,
set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and to monopolise power and profit.
Now some will say - 'are we to have no Word of God, no Revelation?'
I answer, yes, there is a Word of God, there is a Revelation,
the Word of God is in the Creation we behold, and it is in this Word,
which no human invention can counterfeit or alter, that God, speaketh, universally to man."
- Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason, 1794
"We understand nothing!
If you understand this,
You understand everything." - Paul Mic
"Follow effective action with quiet reflection.
From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action."
- James Levin
"The one serious conviction that a man should have
is that nothing is to be taken too seriously."
- Nicholas Butler
"Anything that we can do to help foster the intellect and spirit and emotional
growth of our fellow human beings, that is our job.
Those of us who have this particular vision must continue against all odds.
Life is for service."
- Fred Rogers
"Religion is regarded by the common people as true,
by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful."
- Seneca the Younger