Inspiring quotes from brilliant and wise people

Worm's personal purpose“This is bravery: using the challenge of daily life to sharpen our mind and open our heart.” – Sakyong Mipham

“Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings — always darker, emptier, and simpler.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“Everyone should have themselves regularly overwhelmed by Nature.” – George Harrison

“Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.” – Henry James

“Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence.” – A fortune cookie

“Sometimes the mountain
is hidden from me in veils
of cloud, sometimes
I am hidden from the mountain
in veils of inattention, apathy, fatigue…”
– Denise Levertov

“Mindfulness of the aware, balanced acceptance of the present experience. It isn’t more complicated than that. It is opening to or receiving the present moment, pleasant or unpleasant, just as it is, without either clinging to it or rejecting it.” – Sylvia Boorstein

“A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms.” – Zen saying

“To stand on your feet is the most important thing. To sacrifice this moment for your future, for your ideal even, means that you are not standing on your feet… Don’t complain; accept things as they are and satisfy yourself with what you have, right now.” – Shunryu Suzuki