Strange is our situation here upon earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to a divine purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: That we are here for the sake of others…for the countless unknown souls with whose fate we are connected by a bond of sympathy. Many times a day, I realize how much my outer and inner life is built upon the labors of people, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received and am still receiving.
— Albert Einstein (via thinkwingman)
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
— Aristotle (via kushandwizdom)
Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
— Rumi, Masnavi i Man’avi, the spiritual couplets of Maula (via kushandwizdom)
I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.
— Oscar Wilde (via kushandwizdom)