Eric's Favorite Quotes, VI.

(Okay, this is the last bunch of quotes I typed up from the various snippets of quotes I have been collecting over the past few years.)


The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.
– William Shakespeare

To the right, books; to the left, a tea-cup. In front of me, the fireplace; behind me, the post. There is no greater happiness than this.
– Teiga

What’s here right now? Delusion is yesterday’s dream – enlightenment, tomorrow’s delusion.
– Taizan Maezumi

Work is much more fun than fun.
– Noel Coward

One day at the monastery of Master Fugai Ekun, ceremonies delayed preparation of the noon meal, which forced the cook to hurry. He took up his sickle and quickly gathered vegetables from the garden, then threw it all into a soup pot – unaware that in his haste he had cut off the head of a snake.
At the meal, the monks where highly complementary of the delicious soup, but the Roshi himself found something odd in his bowl. He summoned the cook and held up the snake head. “What is this?!?”
“Oh, thank you, Roshi!” the cook said, and immediately ate it.
– “Eating the Blame” Zen Story

No man is born wise.
– Don Quixote

I know what I have given you. I do not know what you have received.
– Antonio Porchia

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