Where can I find a man who has forgotten words so I can have a word with him?
Those who seek to satisfy the mind of man by hampering it with ceremonies and music and affecting charity and devotion have lost their original nature.
We cling to our own point of view, as though everything depended on it. Yet our opinions have no permanence; like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away.
Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate.
I know the joy of fishes in the river through my own joy, as I go walking along the same river.
Cherish that which is within you, and shut off that which is without; for much knowledge is a curse.
Those who realize their folly are not true fools.
Life comes from the earth and life returns to the earth.
Men honor what lies within the sphere of their knowledge, but do not realize how dependent they are on what lies beyond it.
I dreamed I was a butterfly, flitting around in the sky; then I awoke. Now I wonder: Am I a man who dreamt of being a butterfly, or am I a butterfly dreaming that I am a man?