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25 Thought Provoking Alan Watts Quotes

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25 Thought Provoking Alan Watts Quotes

Alan Watts was a prolific author, speaker and philosopher. He was one of the first people to interpret Eastern wisdom and make it accessible for a Western audience.

Alan Watts did significant research in Zen Buddhism and the fundamental beliefs and practices of religions and philosophies of India and East Asia.

Alan Watts wrote over 25 books and is best known for his bestselling classic, The Way to Zen. He has inspired millions of people with his knowledge, humour and thought-provoking views of the life.

I highly recommend searching for Alan Watts on YouTube. Many of his videos have been watched millions of times. (I have added one of his most popular videos to the bottom of this page)

I hope that you will enjoy this though provoking collection of Alan Watts Quotes that I have have selected for you.

 

1. The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. Alan Watts

 

2. I’ll tell you what hermits realize. If you go off into a far, far forest and get very quiet, you’ll come to understand that you’re connected with everything. Alan Watts

 

3. To live, and to love, you have to take risks. There will be disappointments and failures and disasters as a result of taking these risks. But in the long run it will work out. Alan Watts

 

4. Things are as they are. Looking out into the universe at night, we make no comparisons between right and wrong stars, nor between well and badly arranged constellations. Alan Watts

 

5. People sometimes fail to live because they are always preparing to live. Alan Watts

 

6. The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves. Alan Watts

 

7. Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone. Alan Watts

 

8. A scholar tries to learn something everyday; a student of Buddhism tries to unlearn something daily. Alan Watts

 

9. No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now. Alan Watts

 

10. We seldom realize, for example, that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society. Alan Watts

 

11. Just as true humor is laughter at oneself, true humanity is knowledge of oneself. Alan Watts

 

12. Tomorrow and plans for tomorrow can have no significance at all unless you are in full contact with the reality of the present. Alan Watts

 

13. If you say that getting the money is the most important thing, you’ll spend your life completely wasting your time. You’ll be doing things you don’t like doing in order to go on living, that is to go on doing things you don’t like doing. Alan Watts

 

14. We see what we believe rather than what we see. Alan Watts

 

15. Problems that remain persistently insoluble should always be suspected as questions asked in the wrong way. Alan Watts

 

16. No one is more dangerously insane than one who is sane all the time: he is like a steel bridge without flexibility, and the order of his life is rigid and brittle. Alan Watts

 

17. The only Zen you’ll find on mountain tops is the Zen you bring up there with you. Alan Watts

 

18. To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float. Alan Watts

 

19. I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is. Alan Watts

 

20. Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth. Alan Watts

 

21. This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play. Alan Watts

 

22. You are a function of what the whole universe is doing in the same way that a wave is a function of what the whole ocean is doing. Alan Watts

 

23. Better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing than a long life spent in a miserable way. Alan Watts

 

24. Stay in the center, and you will be ready to move in any direction. Alan Watts

 

25. Waking up to who you are requires letting go of who you imagine yourself to be. Alan Watts

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25 Inspirational Comparison Quotes

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25 Inspirational Comparison Quotes

Do you ever compare you life with other people? Do you ever feel that you are not lucky, perhaps you feel that you are from the wrong country, wrong town or perhaps you have the wrong background? Do you ever scroll through social media feeling envious at the seemingly perfect lives of modern day so called ‘influencers’?

The next time that you find yourself comparing yourself to someone else. Look at the achievements of others and let them inspire you to see what is possible and use these accomplishments as motivation to create exciting goals for yourself to work towards.

Try to change your mindset from why them and not me, to if he/she can do it, so can I! Instead of seeing the achievements of others as a club to beat yourself up with, use them as a stick to prod you to take positive action.

I hope that the following collection of comparison quotes will inspire you to live your own life, walk your own path and work every day towards your own exciting goals and dreams.

 

1. A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms. Zen Shin

 

2. Every minute you spend wishing you had someone else’s life, is a minute spent wasting yours.

 

3. Our time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Steve Jobs

 

4. Don’t compare your life to others. There’s no comparison between the sun and the moon. They shine when it’s their time.

 

5. Comparison is the thief of joy. Theodore Roosevelt

 

6. Never compare your journey with someone else’s. Your journey is your journey, not a competition.

 

7. Comparison kill creativity. Stop comparing and start creating.

 

8. Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself. Coco Chanel

 

9. There is no need for comparison. Be happy with yourself and find satisfaction in your work.

 

10. Don’t compare your beginning to someone else’s middle. Tom Hiller

 

11. To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

12. Don’t compare yourself to other people. Compare yourself to who you were and who you want to become.

 

13. Personality begins where comparison leaves off. Be unique. Be memorable. Be confident. Be proud. Shannon L. Alder

 

14. Happiness is found when you stop comparing yourself to other people.

 

15. Don’t compare yourself to others compare yourself to the person you were yesterday. Jordan Peterson

 

16. Run your own race and stop comparing yourself to others.

 

17. When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you. Lao Tzu

 

18. Why compare yourself with others? No one in the entire world can do a better job of being you than you.

 

19. I’m too busy working on my own grass to notice if yours is greener.

 

20. Your Highest Self only wants you to be at peace. It does not judge, compare, or demand that you defeat anyone or be better than anyone. Wayne Dyer

 

21. Comparison is the best way to judge our progress but not with others, compare your yesterday with your today.

 

22. Enjoy your own life without comparing it with that of another. Marquis de Condorcet

 

23. Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. Oscar Wilde

 

24. Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else. Judy Garland

 

25. Stop comparing yourself to other people. You are an original. We are all different and it’s okay. Joyce Meyer

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25 Wonderful Quotes About Luck

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25 Wonderful Quotes About Luck

Do you believe in luck? Do believe that some people are luckier than others or do you believe that people make their own luck through hard work and the right positive mindset?

I totally believe that every morning that we wake up, we should feel lucky, blessed and grateful. I also believe that if you think that you are lucky, more luck will flow your way. Call it the law of attraction, the laws of the universe or even The Secret, I just believe and that you will attract more of what you believe in.

If you feel that you are lucky, blessed and grateful, you will attract and notice more things in your life that you will feel grateful, blessed and lucky to receive. On the other hand, if you believe that you never get any breaks in life, or that you are unlucky, guess what? You will probably attract or notice more things in your life that don’t go your way.

If you want more good luck in your life, start by changing your mindset to feeling more blessed, grateful and lucky every day, I am totally positive that your life will start to change.

 

1. If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it. Bette Davis

 

2. Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. Seneca

 

3. We are all a great deal luckier that we realize, we usually get what we want – or near enough. Roald Dahl

 

4. Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck. Dalai Lama

 

25 Wonderful Quotes About Luck

 

5. Luck is when opportunity knocks and you answer.

 

6. I believe that people make their own luck by great preparation and good strategy. Jack Canfield

 

7. Luck has a peculiar habit of favoring those who do not depend on it. George S. Clason

 

8. The amount of good luck coming your way depends on your willingness to act. Barbara Sher

 

9. The better your attitude and the harder you work, the luckier you get. Robert G. Allen

 

10. Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get. Ray Kroc

 

11. I’ve always believed in luck. I love the fact that people can change their lives instantly. Fiona Barton

 

12. A good friend is like a four leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have. Irish proverb

 

25 Wonderful Quotes About Luck

 

13. Luck is predictable; the harder you work, the luckier you get. Brian Tracy

 

14. Be prepared, work hard, and hope for a little luck. Recognize that the harder you work and the better prepared you are, the more luck you might have. Ed Bradley

 

15. Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure. Earl Wilson

 

16. The best luck of all is the luck you make for yourself. Douglas Macarthur

 

17. Luck is believing you’re lucky. Tennessee Williams

 

18. Most entrepreneurs will admit luck plays a part in success. Richard Branson

 

19. Learn to recognize good luck when it’s waving at you, hoping to get your attention. Sally Koslow

 

20. Chance favors the prepared mind. Louis Pasteur

 

21. I am smart, I am talented, I take advantage of the opportunities that come my way, and I work really, really hard. Don’t call me lucky. Call me a badass. Shonda Rhimes

 

22. Your good luck will come in waves, and so does your bad, so you have to take the good with the bad and press forward. Nick Cummins

 

23. When it comes to luck, you make your own. Bruce Springsteen

 

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24. Believe Big. The size of your success is determined by the size of your belief. David J. Schwartz

 

25. I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have. Thomas Jefferson

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25 Inspirational Pythagoras Quotes On Life

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25 Inspirational Pythagoras Quotes On Life

If you are like me, the name Pythagoras will probably bring back memories to you as a teenager learning about Isosceles triangles, Algebra, Theorems and equations such as “the sum of the squares on the legs of a right triangle is equal to the square on the hypotenuse”.

Pythagoras was an ancient Greek philosopher, mathematician, scientist and the founder of Pythagoreanism. His political and religious teachings influenced the philosophies of Plato, Aristotle, and, through them, Western philosophy. His philosophy also had a major impact on scientists such as Nicolaus Copernicus, Johannes Kepler, and Sir Isaac Newton.

I really hope that you will enjoy the following collection of Pythagoras quotes. I also hope that the next time that you think about Pythagoras you will remember the wise quotes that are attributed to him and not just the math equation.

 

1. The oldest shortest words – “yes” and “no” are those which require the most thought. Pythagoras

 

2. Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please. Pythagoras

 

3. Do not talk a little on many subjects, but much on a few. Pythagoras

 

4. As soon as laws are necessary for men, they are no longer fit for freedom. Pythagoras

 

5. A fool is known by his speech, and a wise man by silence. Pythagoras

 

6. Salt is born of the purest parents: the sun and the sea. Pythagoras

 

7. Do not go to bed until you have gone over the day three times in your mind. What wrong did I do? What good did I accomplish? What did I forget to do? Pythagoras

 

8. Let no one persuade you by word or deed to do or say whatever is not best for you. Pythagoras

 

9. The art of living happily is to live in the present. Pythagoras

 

10. As long as man continues to be the ruthless destroyer of lower living beings, he will never know health or peace. Pythagoras

 

11. There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres. Pythagoras

 

12. Learn to be silent. Let your quiet mind listen and absorb. Pythagoras

 

13. Educate the children and it won’t be necessary to punish the men. Pythagoras

 

14. Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body. Pythagoras

 

15. Numbers have a way of taking a man by the hand and leading him down the path of reason. Pythagoras

 

16. Don’t try to cover your mistakes with false words. Rather, correct your mistakes with examination. Pythagoras

 

17. No one is free who has not obtained the empire of himself. No man is free who cannot command himself. Pythagoras

 

18. In anger we should refrain both from speech and action. Pythagoras

 

19. Numbers rule the universe. Pythagoras

 

20. If you have a wounded heart, touch it as little as you would an injured eye. There are only two remedies for the suffering of the soul: hope and patience. Pythagoras

 

21. Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence. Pythagoras

 

22. Above all things, respect yourself. Pythagoras

 

23. Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life. Pythagoras

 

24. Know thyself, then thou shalt know the universe. Pythagoras

 

25. Choose always the way that seems the best, however rough it may be; custom will soon render it easy and agreeable. Pythagoras

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