Nothing Behind Me, Everything ahead of me.
— Jack Kerouac
You can’t go preventing pleasure and pain, you can’t keep the mind from labeling things and forming thoughts, but you can put these things to a new use. If the mind labels a pain, saying, “I hurt,” you have to examine the label carefully, contemplate it until you see that it’s wrong: the pain isn’t really yours. It’s simply a sensation that arises and passes away, that’s all.

— Upasika Kee Nanayon Tough Teachings To Ease The Mind
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. Your can steer yourself any direction you choose.”
— Elisha Goldstein, PhD (submitted by Joy)
I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.
— Leonardo da Vinci (Submitted by: A. Jenkins, CA)
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
— Lao Tzu (Submitted by: A. Jenkins, CA)
All things are nourished together without their injuring one another. The courses of the seasons, and of the sun and moon, are pursued without any collision among them. The smaller energies are like river currents; the greater energies are seen in mighty transformations. It is this which makes heaven and earth so great.
— Confucius
Sincerity becomes apparent. From being apparent, it becomes manifest. From being manifest, it becomes brilliant. Brilliant, it affects others. Affecting others, they are changed by it. Changed by it, they are transformed. It is only he who is possessed of the most complete sincerity that can exist under heaven, who can transform.
— Confucius
When the Superior Man eats he does not try to stuff himself; at rest he does not seek perfect comfort; he is diligent in his work and careful in speech. He avails himself to people of the Tao and thereby corrects himself. This is the kind of person of whom you can say, ‘he loves learning.’
— Confucius
If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
— Confucius
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; Hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
— Confucius
To be fond of learning is to be near to knowledge. To practice with vigor is to be near to magnanimity. To possess the feeling of shame is to be near to energy.
— Confucius
Things have their root and their branches. Affairs have their end and their beginning. To know what is first and what is last will lead near to what is taught in the Great Learning.
— Confucius
When you know a thing, to hold that you know it, and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it – this is knowledge.
— Confucius
Reviewing what you have learned and learning anew, you are fit to be a teacher.
— Confucius
Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon and star.
— Confucius
He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.
— Confucius
You cannot open a book without learning something.
— Confucius
To know yourself is the salvation of the world.
— A Course in Miracles
To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous.
— Confucius
When a man’s knowledge is sufficient to attain, and his virtue is not sufficient to enable him to hold, whatever he may have gained, he will lose again.
— Confucius
Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.
— Confucius
If a man takes no thought about what is distant, he will find sorrow near at hand.
— Confucius
I am not one who was born in the possession of knowledge; I am one who is fond of antiquity, and earnest in seeking it there.
— Confucius
Things have their root and their branches. Affairs have their end and their beginning. To know what is first and what is last will lead near to what is taught in the Great Learning.
— Confucius
The scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
— Confucius
No matter where you go – there you are.
— Confucius
Worry not that no one knows of you; seek to be worth knowing.
— Confucius
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
— Confucius
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.
— Confucius