“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself,
his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.
This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us.
Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures
and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
~ Albert Einstein

Quotes (1)  From US Presidents and other luminaries

Quotes (2)  A Chronological Listing

Quotes (3)  Miscellaneous

Quotes (4)  From Zionists

Quotes (5)  Some Teachings of the Jewish Talmud

All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
~Arthur Schopenhauer

We are trying to cut down on frivolity and artificial inspiration. We have to attain a state of existence where we cannot be overpowered by others. We are self-contained individuals as we are, with intelligence and wisdom, obviously. This is not ego-tripping, but simply being willing to step out of the remedies and shelters that have been provided to us by ourselves as well as by others. The main point is that, when you develop basic mindfulness-awareness, you are no longer swayed by others.
~ Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche