quote by Confucius

A man of wisdom delights in water.

— Confucius

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Eastern philosophy quote Everything is energy and that's all there is to it. Match the frequency of the r
Everything is energy and that's all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.

He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.

I play basketball on Sundays and I'm a very spiritual guy;

I read a lot of Eastern philosophy and I meditate.

Eastern philosophy quote My philosophy is: It's none of my business what people say of me and think of me
My philosophy is: It's none of my business what people say of me and think of me. I am what I am and I do what I do. I expect nothing and accept everything. And it makes life so much easier.

To know yourself you need not go to any book, to any priest, to any psychologist. The whole treasure is within yourself.

Gandhi became my role model. I have always been interested in Eastern philosophy. Since early in my life I've been fascinated by India, and I have spent a great deal of time traveling in that country.


"All conditioned things are impermanent" - when one sees this with wisdom, one turns away from suffering.

Eastern philosophy quote Leisure is the mother of philosophy.
Leisure is the mother of philosophy.

Study without reflection is a waste of time; reflection without study is dangerous.

The fact is that you are not the body.

The Self does not move but the world moves in it. You are only what you are.

If a man takes no thought about what is distant, he will find sorrow near at hand.

Eastern philosophy quote Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.

Men's natures are alike; it is their habits that separate them.


I've been practicing modalities of Eastern philosophy since about 1972.

What I've learned through my meditation is a sense of equanimity, a sense of all things being equal.

Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment.

Eastern philosophy quote By All means marry, if you get a good wife, you'll be happy. If you get a bad on
By All means marry, if you get a good wife, you'll be happy. If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.

Study the past if you would define the future.

I am not one who was born in the possession of knowledge; I am one who is fond of antiquity, and earnest in seeking it there. Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.

The idea of the universe as an interconnected whole is not new;

for millennia it's been one of the core assumptions of Eastern philosophies. What is new is that Western science is slowly beginning to realize that some elements of that ancient lore might be correct.

The gift of truth excels all other gifts.


(The Tao) is always present and always available.

. . . If you are willing to be lived by it, you will see it everywhere, even in the most ordinary things.

Although I respect the Judeo-Christian ethic, as well as the Eastern philosophies, and of course the teachings of Muhammad, I find that organized religion has corrupted those beliefs to justify countless atrocities throughout the ages. Were I to go to church, I'd be a hypocrite.

I'm into a lot of Eastern philosophy.

It's kind of like theosophy; it's about finding the relationships between all the great religions and focusing in on the good stuff.

I stepped away to find out more about myself, which I was having difficulty doing as a football player. I got a chance to travel the world. I studied Eastern philosophy, and I've grown as a person so much.

The life of Islamic philosophy did not terminate with Ibn Rushd nearly eight hundred years ago, as thought by Western scholarship for several centuries. Rather, its activities continued strongly during the later centuries, particularly in Persia and other eastern lands of Islam, and it was revived in Egypt during the last century.


What I’ve learned through my meditation is a sense of equanimity, a sense of all things being equal.

Study the past if you would define the future. --CONFUCIUS

Today, under the influences of Eastern religions and philosophies imported into the West, many Christians confuse God's Spirit with our spirit and think our spirit is a spark of the divine, "the God within everyone." That's not how the biblical writers thought about our spirits or souls.

It's true that Eastern philosophy and religion were not unknown to me as a child, since my father has explored much in that area, and written books more or less in that area, too.

A little exposure to the philosophy of many Eastern spiritual traditions - including yoga - could easily lead you to conclude that if you aspire to achieve goals in the material world you cannot fulfill yourself spiritually, or vice versa. However, since all of us, at some level, long for fulfillment in all aspects of our life, it is essential to understand that these two aims are not mutually exclusive.


The development of physics in the twentieth century already has transformed the consciousness of those involved with it. The study (of modern physics) produces insights into the nature of reality very similar to those produced by the study of eastern philosophy.

I think that we all at some point are in search of something - a higher power, whatever you want to call it, the meaning of life. I know I was, especially at even my son's age in my 20s, and dabbling in Eastern philosophies and yoga and Buddhism and Christianity and Islam. I kind of touched them all, you know, just trying to figure out the meaning of life or if nothing else, figure myself out.

My philosophy has always remained the same, it's about creating calm balanced environments based on Eastern cultures, ie order and creation of harmony. How people feel in a space is as important as the way it looks, one can't be without the other to succeed.

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