"if you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading." -Lao Tzu
"Spiritual exercises. Step out of duration...try to get rid of your own passions, vanities, and the itch for talk about your own name, which somtimes burns you like a chronic disease. Avoid backbiting. Get rid of pity and hatred. Love all free human beings. Become eternal by transcending yourself.
This work on yourself is necessary; this ambition justified. Lots of people let themselves be wholly absorbed by militant politics and the preparation for social revolution. Rare, much more rare, are they who, in order to prepare for revolution, are willing to make themselves worthy of it." Georges Friedmann.
"The universal and ever-present urge to self-transcendence is not to be abolished by slamming the currently popular Doors in the Wall. The only reasonable policy is to open other, better doors in the hope of inducing men and women to exchange their old bad habits for new and less harmful ones." - Aldous Huxley
"I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent." - Mahatma Gandhi
"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind." - Mahatma Gandhi