A collection of quotes.

Der Planet braucht keine erfolgreichen Menschen mehr, der Planet braucht dringend Friedensstifter, Heiler, Erneuerer, Geschichtenerzähler und Liebende aller Arten. Er braucht Menschen mit Zivilcourage, bereit, sich dafür einzusetzen, die Welt lebenswert und menschlich zu gestalten. Diese Qualitäten haben wenig mit der Art Erfolg zu tun, die in unseren Kulturen verbreitet ist.
Dalai Lama

It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
J. Krishnamurti

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
Henry David Thoreau, Walden

Longest is the life that contains the largest amount of time-effacing enjoyment.
John Muir

Qui statuit aliquid parte inaudita altera,
aequum licet statuerit, haud aequus fuit.
Wer ein Urteil ohne Anhören der zweiten Seite fällt,
ist ungerecht, wenn er auch ein gerechtes Urteil fällte.
Sen. Med. 199–200

As reason is the substance and origin of the mathematics, so by stating and squaring everything by reason, and by making the most rational judgment of things, every man may be, in time, master of every mechanic art.
Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe

Hobby is a form of consumption, the marvelous pursuit on the other hand, is a rejection of commodifed convenience.
The Marvellous Pursuit

But the most important things about being an anarchist are: treating other people with respect, as masters of their own lives; and taking control of your life, seizing freedom, but remaining responsible to yourself and those you care about.
Life Without Law

I should not talk so much about myself if there were anybody else whom I knew as well.
Henry David Thoreau, On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

So laufen wir nach dem, was vor uns flieht
Und achten nicht des Weges den wir treten,   
und sehen neben uns der Ahnherrn Tritte   
Und ihres Erdelebens Spuren kaum.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Iphigenie auf Tauris

Man arrives penniless in this world,
and departs without a single rupee.
Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi

Good manners without sincerity are like a beautiful dead lady
Straightforwardness without civility is like a surgeon's knife, effective but unpleasant.
Candor with courtesy is helpful and admirable.
Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi

Good and positive suggestions should instruct the sensitive ears of children. Their early ideas long remain sharply etched.
Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi

Look fear in the face and it will cease to trouble you.
Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi

The city dweller finds the keen edge of hospitality blunted by superabundance of strange faces.
Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi

Those who cannot feel the littleness of great things in themselves are apt to overlook the greatness of little things in others.
Kakuzo Okakura 1906

In this state of total consumerism - which is to say a state of helpless dependence on things and services and ideas and motives that we have forgotten how to provide ourselves - all meaningful contact between ourselves and the earth is broken.
Wendell Berry, Think Little

Our model citizen is a sophisticate who before puberty understands how to produce a baby, but who at the age of thirty will not know how to produce a potato.
Wendell Berry, Think Little

No Person is free except in the freedom of other persons.
Our only real freedom is to know and faithfully occupy our place - a much humbler place than we have been taught to think - in the order of creation.
Wendell Berry, Think Little

We have lived by the assumption that what was good for us would be good for the world. And this has been based on the even flimsier assumptionb that we could know with any certainty what was good even for us.
Wendell Berry, Think Little