Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
— Mahatma Gandhi
Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.
— Benjamin Franklin
The quieter you become, the more you can hear.
— Ram Dass
A journey of a thousand miles begins beneath your feet [with one small step].
— Lao Tzu
Since there is no sure road, I tread the path I love.
When the student is ready, the master appears.
He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
— Chinese Proverb
Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of others, instead, seek what they sought.
— Matsuo Basho
Wherever we are, we are our true person.
— Master Linji
The secret of happiness is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.
He who suffers before it is necessary suffers more than is necessary.
Though human genius in its various inventions with various instruments may answer the same end, it will never find an invention more beautiful or more simple or direct than nature, because in her inventions nothing is lacking and nothing is superfluous.
— Leonardo Da Vinci
I am an old man and I have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.
— Mark Twain
Men have become the tools of their tools.
— Henry David Thoreau
It is easy in the world to live in the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after your own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you understand each other, you will be kind to each other. Knowing a man never leads to hate and almost always leads to love.
— John Steinbeck
If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.
— Maya Angelou
Go the opposite way. You’ll stumble, but you’ll also stumble upon.
— Robert Rodriguez
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
— Neale Donald Walsch
Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.
— Greg Anderson
Failure is not having the courage to try. The only thing standing between most people and their dreams is the fear of failure. Yet failure is essential to success in any endeavor.
— Robin Sharma (The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari)
You see things and you say “Why?” But I dream things that never were and I say “Why not?”
— George Bernard Shaw
Life is like a CAMERA…Focus on what’s important, Capture the good times, Develop from the negatives, and if things don’t work out, Take another shot.
— Coffee Shop in Southeast Asia