“Before enlightenment; chop wood, carry water.
After enlightenment; chop wood, carry water.”
“After enlightenment, the laundry.”
“When walking, walk. When eating, eat.”
“Those who know don't tell and those who tell don't know.”
The obstacle is the path.
Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.
Even a clock that does not work is right twice a day.
Wars and elections are both too big and too small to matter in the long run. The daily work - that goes on, it adds up.
The map is not the territory.
If you chase two rabbits, you will not catch either one.
One day, someone showed me a glass of water that was half full. And he said, "Is it half full or half empty?" So I drank the water. No more problem.
Alice came to a fork in the road. "Which road do I take?" she asked.
"Where do you want to go?" responded the Cheshire cat.
"I don't know," Alice answered.
"Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter."
~Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
Proverbs often contradict one another, as any reader soon discovers. The sagacity that advises us to look before we leap promptly warns us that if we hesitate we are lost; that absence makes the heart grow fonder, but out of sight, out of mind.
No snowflake ever falls in the wrong place.
Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.
You can't fall off the floor.