Lab Cat

2 Feb 2008

Zen Quote

Filed under: Zen — Tags: , — Cat @ 9:38 am

I have a Zen-a-day calendar again this year and will regal you with my favorite quotes per month.

My top favorite, which I would do well to remember, is a Zen saying:

Open your mouth and you’re wrong.

Close behind are quotes from Leonardo da Vinci, Oscar Wilde, and Seng-Ts’an. These quotes seem to share a common theme.

From da Vinci:

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

From Wilde:

Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow.

From Seng-Ts’an:

The more talking and thinking, the farther from the truth.

And finally, the last word goes to Thomas Wolfe:

Which of us is not forever a stranger and alone.

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