Favorite Wisdom

Human mind seems to need reminding and recalling, in order for habits to form. Same goes for thinking, the voices in our heads. Therefore it occurred me to actually collect all kinds of wonderful thoughts here, so I can continue working with them (as we all are way too busy with more “important stuff” than the noble thoughts anyway).


Daily have less desire – Buddha

Teachings of dharma are like a raft, to be discarded once you’ve crossed the river – Buddha

Everything is impermanent, imperfect, incomplete. – Sen no Rikyu

“There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for” – Albert Camus

“Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thought.” – Buddha

“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.” – Gandhi

“Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Eye for an eye makes world blind” – Gandhi

“Be the change you want to see in the world” – Gandhi

“We are richer than we think, study your mind!” – Albert Camus

“When I let go of who I am, I become what I might be” – Lao Tzu

2″We worry too much about who we ought to become, instead we should try to be who we already are at heart” – Lao Tzu

“Usefulness of the pot comes from its emptiness” – Lao Tzu

Universal wisdom consists of five constant virtues of: benevolence, ritual propriety, righteousness, wisdom, integrity which should be constantly cultivated. – Confucius 

Correct behavior can turn negative experience into a positive one – Buddha

“The only Zen you find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there. “- Zen proverb

“There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.” – Napoleon hill

“On life’s journey faith is nourishment, virtuous deeds are a shelter, wisdom is the light by day and right mindfulness is the protection by night. If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him. “– Buddha

“A great leader works without self-interest and leaves no trace. When all is finished the people say, ‘We did it ourselves.'” – Tao te Ching, Lao Tzu

We need to be in connection with our real deep selves – Lao Tzu

“Best people are like water, which benefits all thing and does not compete with them.” -Lao Tzu

Zen is doing simple things. – Zen proverb

Man begins moving mountain, by carrying away small stones. – Confucius

To a mind that is still, whole world surrenders – Lao Tzu

“It’s not that we’ve a short time to live, but that we waste much of it” – Seneca

Add up all the stupid things you spend your life on… Start valuing your time -Seneca

Think more, don’t follow the popular opinion – Plato

Let your lover change you, true love is admiration. – Plato

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. – William James

Dag Hammarskjöld, past Secretary-General of the United Nations, once made a profound, far-reaching statement: “It is more noble to give yourself completely to one individual than to labor diligently for the salvation of the masses.”


“In order to ask a question you must already know most of the answer.” – Robert Sheckley.

“The important thing is not to stop questioning.  Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”   – Albert Einstein

“Wrong does not cease to be wrong because the majority share in it.” – Leo Tolstoy

“Question everything. Learn something. Answer nothing.” – Euripedes

“All our knowledge results from questions, which is another way of saying that question-asking is our most important intellectual tool.” – Neil Postman