Zen Sayings And Quotes


Zen Sayings And Quotes

Here is a collection of zen sayings and quotes from various authors, celebrities, famous persons, and other sources compiled by allinspiration.com for you to read and enjoy.

“Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped.”
– African proverb

“I close my eyes… and see clearly…
I stop trying to listen… and hear truth
I am silent… and my heart sings…
I seek no contact… and find union…
I am still… and move forward…
I am gentle… and need no strength
I am humble… and remain whole… ”
– Ancient Taoist Meditation

“You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.”
– Barbara de Angelis

“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”
– Carl Bard

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned or worn.”
– Denis Waitley

“Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.”
– Denis Waitley

“Remember always that you are just a visitor here, a traveler passing through. Your stay is but short and the moment of your departure unknown.”
– Dhammavadaka

“If nothing exists, inquired Dokuon, where did this anger come from?”
– Dogen

“You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by;”
– Dogen

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”
George Bernard Shaw

“The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.”
Henry Ford

“I hope that while so many people are out smelling the flowers, someone is taking the time to plant some.”
– Herbert Rappaport

“That the mind may see the teaching.”
– Huang Po

“The Dharma wipes the dust from the mirror.”
– Huang Po

“A person who trusts no one can’t be trusted.”
– Jerome Blattner

Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.”
– Jules de Gaultier

“Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.”
– Jules Renard

“He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.”
– Marcus Aurelius

“Most conversations are simply monologues delivered in the presence of witnesses.”
– Margaret Millar

“A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears.”
– Montaigne

“The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.”
Oprah Winfrey

“True friends stab you in the front.”
Oscar Wilde

“The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.”
– Ralph W. Sockman

“If you understand, things are just as they are; if you do not understand, things are just as they are.”
– Rinzai Zen Master Hakuin

“One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.”
– Rita Mae Brown

“Before you understand it, it’s like gold; after you understand it, it’s like dung.”
– Shunryu Suzuki

“If we look at the world with a deluded body and mind, we will think that our self is permanent. But if we practice correctly and return to our true self, we will realize that nothing is permanent”
– Shunryu Suzuki

“in his arms, he carried her over the mud.”
– Shunryu Suzuki

“Meditation is at its most potent when you have no expectation when you’re open to everything and when you maintain an attitude of naive fascination.”
– Shunryu Suzuki

“We can use breathing meditation to deepen our ability to dwell in deep states of calmness and concentrated awareness. Staying with the breath no matter what ultimately leads to deep experiences of calmness and awareness.”
– Shunryu Suzuki

“When thoughts arise, then do all things arise. When thoughts vanish, then do all things vanish.”
– Shunryu Suzuki

“Zen is not some kind of excitement but concentration on our usual everyday routine.”
– Shunryu Suzuki

“True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.”
– Socrates

“The frog in the pond knows little of the great ocean”
– Sosan

“The universe doesn’t give you what you ask for with your thoughts – it gives you what you demand with your actions.”
– Steve Maraboli

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