I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.
Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
Be happy, but never satisfied.
You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip and it can crash. Become like water my friend.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.
The More we value things, the less we value ourselves
Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water.
Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves. Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.
Bring the mind into sharp focus and make it alert so that it can immediately intuit truth, which is everywhere. The mind must be emancipated from old habits, prejudices, restrictive thought processes and even ordinary thought itself.
Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless, like water. Be water, my friend.
It is futile to argue as to which single leaf, which design of branch, or which attractive flower you like; when you understand the root, you understand all its blossoming.
All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns.
Don't fear failure. — Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
The spirit of the individual is determined by his dominating thought habits.
I am not afraid of a person who knows 10000 kicks. But I am afraid of a person who knows one kick but practices it for 10000 times.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.
Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.