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My previous post reminded me of the many inspirational quotes in the classic, Peaceful Warrior. So I dug up some quotes from the web:

  • “Life has three aspects: Paradox, Humor, and Change. Paradox: Life is a mystery; don’t waste time figuring it out. Humor: Keep a sense of humor, especially about yourself. It is a strength beyond all measure. Change: Know that nothing stays the same.”
  • “There is never nothing going on. There are no ordinary moments.”
  • “When you feel fear. Use the sword, take it up here and cut the mind to ribbons, slash through all those regrets and fears, anything else that lives in past or the future.”
  • “Take out the trash,  Dan. The trash is anything that is keeping you from the only thing that matters: this moment, here and now.”
  • “A warrior is not about perfection or victory or invulnerability. He’s about absolute vulnerability. That is the only true courage.”
  • “There is no starting or stopping – only doing.”
  • “There’s no greater purpose than service to others.”
  • “Everyone wants to tell you what to do and what’s good for you. They don’t want you to find your own answers, they want you to believe theirs.”
  • “I want you to stop gathering information from the outside and start gathering it from the inside.”
  • “People are not their thoughts, they think they are, and it brings them all kinds of sadness.”
  • “Death isn’t sad. The sad thing is: most people don’t live at all.”
  • “Knowledge is knowing, Wisdom is doing.”
  • “It is the journey that gives us happiness, not the destination.”
  • “A warrior only acts or responds, a fool reacts.”
  • “The ones who are hardest to love are usually the ones who need it the most.”
  • “Everything has a purpose, even this, and it’s up to you to find it.”
  • “Where are you? Here. What time is it? Now. Who are you? This moment!”