During some of my Yin Yoga clases (as well as other workshops and events) I may occasionally read favorite quotes. I grouped some of these on this page. I will update this page occasionally so feel free to visit and check it out whenever you are in the neiberhood. Round and about, here is a link to my own Quotes page....

  • "Do you have the patience to wait until your mud settles and the water is clear?"
    ― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
  • "Out beyond ideas
    of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
    there is a field.
    I will meet you there.
    When the soul lies down in that grass
    the world is too full to talk about."
    -- Rumi
  • "Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich."
    ― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
  • "You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts."
    ― Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
  • "Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it."
    ― Rumi
  • "When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everyone will respect you."
    ― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
  • "Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation."
    ― Kahlil Gibran
  • "Simplicity, patience, compassion.
    These three are your greatest treasures.
    Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being.
    Patient with both friends and enemies,
    you accord with the way things are.
    Compassionate toward yourself,
    you reconcile all beings in the world."
    ― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
  • "If nobody ever got lost, they never have discovered America."
    -- from In Your Dreams by Tom Holt
  • "Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is like expecting the bull not to charge you because you are a vegetarian."
    - Rabbi Harold Kushner
  • "The wise man questions the wisdom of others because he questions his own, the foolish man, because it is different from his own."
    - Leo Stein
  • "If you observe a really happy man you will find him building a boat, writing a symphony, educating his son, growing double dahlias in his garden. He will not be searching for happiness as if it were a collar button that has rolled under the radiator."
    - W. Beran Wolfe
  • "What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal."
    - Albert Pike
  • "Truth does not become more true by virtue of the fact that the entire world agrees with it, nor less so even if the whole world disagrees with it."
    - Maimonides
  • "One must never be old, neither an old saint nor an old follower. Being elderly is a vice; a man must always renew, begin and go back and begin anew."
    - Reb Nachman of Breslov
  • "Always remember: happiness is not a side matter in your spiritual journey - it is essential."
    -- Reb Nachman of Breslov
  • "Each and every person should know and understand that within him burns a candle, and that this candle is unique; unlike any of his friends. And that there exists no human being without a candle. And every person must know and understand that he should strive to illuminate the light of his candle amongst others, igniting it into a great beacon that shall enlighten the entire world."
    -- Rabbi Kook
  • Alan Watts:
    • "Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards."
    • "Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth."
    • "To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don't grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float."
    • "This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play."
    • "The greater part of human activity is designed to make permanent those experiences and joys which are only lovable because they are changing."
  • "My soul is not contained within the limits of my body, my body is contained within the limitlessness of my soul."
    - Jim Carrey
  • "There is no reality except the one contained within us..."
    - Hermann Hesse
  • "If you are not prepared to be wrong, you will never come up with anything original."
    - Sir Ken Robinson
  • "Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."
    - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • "The only completely consistent people are the dead."
    - Aldous Huxley
  • "In youth we learn; in age we understand."
    - Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
  • "Life... it’s something that just happen when you let go of your umbilical cord..."
    - Ronen Divon
  • "Just remember this, when you are dead you'll remember nothing."
    - Ronen Divon
  • "Don't hold your breath... no, seriously, don't hold your breath."
    - Ronen Divon
  • Reb Nachman of Breslov
    • "One must never be old, neither an old saint nor an old follower. Being elderly is a vice; a man must always renew, begin and go back and begin anew."
    • "The whole is but a very narrow bridge, and the most important thing is not to be overwhelmed by fear."
    • "Always remember: happiness is not a side matter in your spiritual journey - it is essential."
  • "Yoga; it's not how far you can bend but rather how deep you can breathe.
    -Ronen Divon
  • "A man needs a little madness, or else he never dares to cut the rope and be free..."
    --from Zorba the Greek