2006 Calendar Quotes


So I had this little day-by-day calendar that had eastern religion/philosophy quotes for 2006. The following are my favorites, and yes, there’s a lot, haha. So read em, think about them, steal em, whatever.

Everything in the past died yesterday; everything in the future was born today. — Chinese Proverb

There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships adn breaks up pleasant relation. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills. — Buddha

Today, like every other day, we wake up empty and scared. Don’t open the door to the study and begin reading. Take down the dulcimer. — Djalal ad-Din Rumi

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive. — Dalai Lama

Do not let time pass without accomplishing something. Otherwise you will regret it when your hair turns gray. — Yue Fei

Why aren’t you happy? It’s because 99 percent of everything you do, and think, and say, is for yourself. — We Wei Wu

The secret of contentment is knowing how to enjoy what you have, and to be able to lose all desire for things beyond your reach. — Lin Yutang

If you want happiness for a lifetime — help others. — Chinese Proverb

Mind is the master. What hasn’t been created by thought doesn’t exist. — Ayya Kemma

If a man’s faith is unstable and his peace of mind troubled, his knowledge will not be perfect. — Dhammapada

The greatest concerns of men are these, to make him who is an enemy a friend, to make him who is wicked righteous, and to make him who is ignorant learned. — Zend-Avesta

The deepest happiness you can have comes from the capacity to help relieve the suffering of others. — Thich Nhat Hanh

Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important things is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend — or a meaningful day. — Dalai Lama

When the student is ready, the teacher will appear. — Buddhist proverb

Who has never tasted what is bitter does not know what is sweet. — Chinese proverb

When you part from your friend, you grieve not; For that which you lvoe most in him may be clearer in his absence, as the mountain to the climber is clearer from the plain. – Kahlil Gibran

Live lightly on the Earth. — Tsunesaburo Makiguchi

Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will. — Jawaharlal Nehru

Great is the man who has not lost his childlike heart. — Mencius

Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt. Chase after money and security and your heart will never unclench. Care about people’s approval and you will be their prisoner. — Lao-Tzu

The next message you need is right where you are. — Baba Ram Dass

No matter what road I travel, I’m going home. — Shinso

Strength doesn’t come from physical capacity. It comes from an individual will. — Mahatma Gandhi

My opinion is that you never find happiness until you stop looking for it. — Chuang Tzu

Sincerity is the way of Heaven. — Mencius

Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving. — Kahlil Gibran

If your mind isn’t clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life. — Wumen

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. — Mahatma Gandhi

We are the makers of our own lives. There is no such thing as fate. Our lives are the result of our previous actions, our karma, and it naturally follows that, having been ourselves the makers of our karma, we must also be able to unmake it. — Vivekananda

Do not look at the faults of others, or what others have done or not done; observe what you yourself have done and not done. — Buddha

No snowflake ever falls in the wrong place. — Zen saying

People become what they expect themselves to become. — Mahatma Gandhi

All that we are is the result of what we have thought: It is founded on our thoughts and is made up of our thoughts. — Dhammapada

Learning to live is learning to let go. — Sogyal Rinpoche

Do not travel far to other dusty lands, forsaking your own sitting place; if you cannot find the truth where you are now, you will never find it. — Dogen

Poverty is the worst form of violence. — Mahatma Gandhi

No thought, no reflection, no analysis, no cultivation, no intention; let it settle itself. — Tilopa

If you reveal your secrets to the wind you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees. — Kahlil Gibran

By your stumbling, the world is perfected. — Sri Aurobindo

I vow to let go of all worries and anxiety in order to be light and free. — Thich Nhat Hanh

If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem. — Krishnamurti

He who regards
With an eye that is equal
Friends and comrades,
The foe and the kindsman,
The vile, the wicked,
The men who judge him,
And those who belong
To neither faction:
He is the greatest.
— The Bhagavad Gita

The strength of a nation is derived from the integrity of its homes. — Confucius

Before you speak, ask yourself: is it kind, is it necessary, is it true, does it improve on the silence? — Shirdi Sai Baba

If we are facing in the right direction, a