Here are cool quotes that are awesomely intense. I love to be challenged by ancient wisdom and prophetic voices.
“Come now, you rich people, weep and wail for the miseries that are coming to you. Your riches have rotted, and your clothes are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver have rusted, and their rust will be evidence against you, and it will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up treasure for the last days. Listen! The wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, cry out, and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts. You have lived on the earth in luxury and in pleasure; you have fattened your hearts on a day of slaughter. You have condemned and murdered the righteous one, who does not resist you” – James 5:1-6
“I do nothing but go about persuading you all, old and young alike, not to take thought for your persons or your properties, but and chiefly to care about the greatest improvement of the soul. I tell you that virtue is not given by money, but that from virtue comes money and every other good of man, public as well as private. This is my teaching, and if this is the doctrine which corrupts the youth, I am a mischievous person.” – Socrates, Apology
“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.
Do your work, then step back.
The only path to serenity.”
– Tao Te Ching, 9
How about this one:
“why are you unhappy, because 99.9% of everything you do is for yourself and there isn’t one.”
It’s from a Buddhist teaching of Annata or the no self. They believe that there is no you like you don’t exist except for in the present like right this very second present you only exist in the now.
I forgot a line in that quote…
It’s supposed to say 99.9% of everything think and everything you do is for yourself.