Necessity, who is the mother of invention.
More quotes by Plato
What a poor appearance the tales of poets make when stripped of the colours which music puts upon them, and recited in simple prose.
Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.
Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.
More quotes about Wisdom
Depend upon it that if a man talks of his misfortunes there is something in them that is not disagreeable to him.
Philebus was saying that enjoyment and pleasure and delight, and the class of feelings akin to them, are a good to every living being, whereas I contend, that not these, but wisdom and intelligence and memory, and their kindred, right opinion and true reasoning, are better and more desirable than pleasure
Dharma is what the Buddha taught. It is the way of understanding and love-how to understand, how to love, how to make understanding and love into real things.
I do not hesitate to read all good books in translations. What is really best in any book is translatable – any real insight or broad human sentiment.
A man’s house burns down. The smoking wreckage represents only a ruined home that was dear through years of use and pleasant associations. By and by, as the days and weeks go on, first he misses this, then that, then the other thing. And when he casts about for it he finds that it was in that house. Always it is an essential – there was but one of its kind. It cannot be replaced. It was in that house. It is irrevocably lost. It will be years before the tale of lost essentials is complete, and not till then can he truly know the magnitude of his disaster.
Have good trust in yourself … not in the One that you think you should be, but in the One that you are.
I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.
One of the first businesses of a sensible man is to know when he is beaten, and to leave off fighting at once.