Water is the softest thing, yet it can penetrate mountains and earth. This shows clearly the principle of softness overcoming hardness.
Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.
How inappropriate to call this planet "Earth," when it is clearly "Ocean."
The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.
Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.
Often it isn't the mountains ahead that wear you out, it's the little pebble in your shoe.
People travel to wonder
at the height of the mountains,
at the huge waves of the seas,
at the long course of the rivers,
at the vast compass of the ocean,
at the circular motion of the stars,
and yet they pass by themselves
Every second he breathed, the smell of the grass, the cool air on his face, was so precious: To think that people had years and years, time to waste, so much time it dragged, and he was clinging to each second.
The true miracle is not walking on water or walking in air, but simply walking on this earth.
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