Favorite Quotations ~  Enlightenment Cracking Creativity

"Learn as though you would never be able to master it; Hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it." ~ Confucius


If a man wants to be of the greatest possible value to his fellow-creatures, let him begin the long, solitary task of perfecting himself. ~ Robertson Davies

When you've seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there. ~ George Harrison

Words that enlighten the soul are more precious than jewels. ~ Hazrat Inayat Khan

He who knows others is wise; he who knows himself is enlightened. ~ Lao Tzu

Attachment to spiritual things is… just as much an attachment as inordinate love of anything else. ~ Thomas Merton

Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day. ~ Thomas Jefferson

Enlightenment means taking full responsibility for your life. ~ William Blake

Experience, which destroys innocence, also leads one back to it. ~ James Baldwin

To have his path made clear for him is the aspiration of every human being in our beclouded and tempestuous existence. ~ Joseph Conrad

If a man wishes to be sure of the road he treads on, he must close his eyes and walk in the dark. ~ Saint John of the Cross

The truth knock on the door and you say, Go away I'm looking for the truth and so it goes away. Puzzling. ~ Robert Pirsig

You are here for no other purpose than to realize your inner divinity and manifest your inner enlightenment. ~ Morihei Ueshiba, Art of Peace

Enlightenment is realization of your true self-nature. ~ Jun Po Roshi, The Heart of Zen