Various quotes of note;
“Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.”
“What about the main thing in life, all its riddles? If you want, I’ll spell it out for you right now. Do not pursue what is illusory – property and position: all that is gained at the expense of your nerves decade after decade, and is confiscated in one fell night. Live with a steady superiority over life – don’t be afraid of misfortune, and do not yearn after happiness; it is, after all, all the same: the bitter doesn’t last forever, and the sweet never fills the cup to overflowing. It is enough if you don’t freeze in the cold and if thirst and hunger don’t claw at your insides. If your back isn’t broken, if your feet can walk, if both arms can bend, if both eyes see, and if both ears hear, then whom should you envy? And why? Our envy of others devours us most of all. Rub your eyes and purify your heart – and prize above all else in the world those who love you and who wish you well.”
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn from “The Gulag Archipelago”
“It is not what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable.” Moliere
“First, they took the communists away. But I did not speak out, because I was not a communist. Then, they took away the disabled, But I did not speak out, for I was not disabled. Then, they took away the Jews. But I did not speak out, for I was not a Jew. Then they came for me. And there was no one left to speak out for me.” Anonymous, Nazi Germany
“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” –
The Japanese concept of Wabi-sabi states; nothing is perfect, nothing is complete and nothing is forever.