O Mathematics have their place, but you can't calculate the number of steps to heaven, or the velocity of the slide to hell.
O Never confuse activity with productivity. It's not what you put into the pipe that matters, but what comes out the other end.
O Beware the four beasts that inevitably devour their keeper: Ego, Envy, Avarice and Ambition..
O Given the right circumstances, from no more than dreams, determination, and the liberty to try, quite ordinary people consistently do extraordinary things.
O Substance is enduring. Form is ephemeral. Preserve substance. Modify form. Know the difference.
O Happiness may be difficult but it is not complicated. Dismiss desire, discard opinion, honor the past, trust the future, treasure the moment.
O Like fishermen, we constantly cast the lure of expectation ahead of us hoping to hook a desired bit of the future. Something unexpected always takes the bait.
O Flattery may be despicable, but it will never fetch you a punch on the nose.
O You can give no greater gift than to speak and write what is useful to your own heart.
O Reading academic prose is like trying to slake your thirst in a mud flow. There's moisture there, but getting at it is the rub.
O Clear purpose and compelling principles of conduct in pursuit of it are far more effective than a long term plan and detailed objective.