“Are you familiar with Sun Tzu?”
Michael Clarke Duncan, in a favorite tv show, The Finder
I saw this quote by Naval Ravikant:
“The fundamental delusion - there is something out there that will make me happy and fulfilled forever.”
and it reminded me of this quote by Zen Master Yasutani Roshi:
“The fundamental delusion of humanity is to suppose that I am here and you are out there.”
“If you care about someone you have to let them be the person they are, not the person you want them to be. Otherwise, what’s the point?”
(From an episode of “Death in Paradise.”)
“Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it.” ~ Buddha
Growing up, I used to envy those people who seemed to be shot out of the womb with a purpose, like they always knew what they wanted to do. But these days I think there’s a great reward in the struggle to find that purpose.
(I seriously doubt that the Buddha actually said that, but hey, it sounds impressive, whoever said it.)
A quote from this article by Guy Kawasaki about Steve Jobs:
This experience taught me that you should tell the truth and worry less about the consequences for three reasons:
1) Telling the truth is a test of your character and intelligence. You need strength to tell the truth and intelligence to recognize what is true.
2) People yearn for the truth—that is, telling people that their product is good just to be positive doesn’t help them improve it.
3) There’s only one truth, so it’s easier to be consistent if you’re honest. If you are dishonest, you have to keep track of what you said.
“Successful design is not the achievement of perfection but the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.”
~ Henry Petrosky
“My best teachers were not the ones who had all the answers. They were the ones deeply excited by questions they couldn’t answer.”
“Conscience, when it is flawless, is the voice of our soul, whispering in our ear.”
~ B.K.S. Iyengar, in the book, Light on Life: The Yoga Journey to Wholeness
“The way we experience every part of our lives is affected by the qualities of our mind and by the coloring filters of our mental attitude.”
From the book, When the Chocolate Runs Out