Be independent and cling to nothing.
The prior moment of thinking, in which there is attachment to things, is that of affliction. The next moment of thinking, in which there is separation from things, is that of Perfect Wisdom.
The Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch
You know these things as thoughts, but your thoughts are not your experiences, they are the echo and after-effect of your experiences: as when your room trembles after a carriage goes past. I however am sitting in the carriage, and often I am the carriage itself.
If there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.
Self is the only prison that can ever bind the soul.
Henry Van Dyke
Our entire life, with our fine moral code and our precious freedom, consists ultimately in accepting ourselves as we are.
Mistakes are the portals of discovery.