There is no frigate like a book To take us lands away, Nor any coursers like a page Of prancing poetry. This traverse may the poorest take Without oppress of toll; How frugal is the chariot That bears a human soul!
Believe nothing just because a so-called wise person said it. Believe nothing just because a belief is generally held. Believe nothing just because it is said in ancient books. Believe nothing just because it is said to be of divine origin. Believe nothing just because someone else believes it. Believe only what you yourself test and judge to be true. ~ BUDDHA
Whosoever wishes to know about the world must
learn about it in its particular details. Knowledge
is not intelligence. In searching for the truth
be ready for the unexpected. Change alone is unchanging.
The same road goes both up and down. The beginning of a
circle is also its end. Not I, but the world says it:
all is one. And yet everything comes in season. ~ HERAKLIETOS OF EPHESOS
Everything is full of God. Whatever men worship, it can fairly be called one and the same. We all look up to the same stars; the same heaven is above us all; the same universe surrounds every one of us. What does it matter by what system of knowledge each one of us seeks the truth? It is not by one single path that we attain to so great a secret. ~ QUINTUS AURELIUS SYMMACHUS (c. 340 – c. 402)