Unfortunately, we're all born (no matter what color we are) with a couple deceivingly innocent crutches, that when combined, make us all terrible people. The first is that our brains aggressively group things together into categories as a shortcut for remembering things. The other is that we seek acceptance from others, and are willing to sometimes compromise our own thinking in order to do so... Unfortunately, it's hard to learn to balance these and acknowledge when they're providing us a disservice.


The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.


To a disciple who was forever complaining about others, the Master said, ‘If it is peace you want, seek to change yourself, not other people. It is easier to protect your feet with slippers than to carpet the whole of the earth.’


To be prepared against surprise is to be trained. To be prepared for surprise is to be educated.


Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.


If you complain, nobody wants to help you.


A great virtue in a human is when you are yourself in all circumstances.


Being busy is a form of laziness - lazy thinking and indiscriminate action.


Music is the space between the notes.


The secret to doing good research is always to be a little underemployed. You waste years by not being able to waste hours.


Character, like a photograph, develops in darkness.


There is a computer disease that anybody who works with computers knows about.
It's a very serious disease and it interferes completely with the work.
The trouble with computers is that you 'play' with them!