When you find out that there was never anything in the dark side to be afraid of … Nothing is left but to love.
- Alan Watts
You don’t look out there for God, something in the sky, you look in you.
- Alan Watts
People become concerned with being more humble than other people.
- Alan Watts
It’s better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing, than a long life spent in a miserable way.
- Alan Watts
We identify in our experience a differentiation between what we do and what happens to us.
- Alan Watts
You are a function of what the whole universe is doing in the same way that a wave is a function of what the whole ocean is doing.
- Alan Watts
The more a thing tends to be permanent, the more it tends to be lifeless.
- Alan Watts
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
- Alan Watts
No one is more dangerously insane than one who is sane all the time: he is like a steel bridge without flexibility, and the order of his life is rigid and brittle.
- Alan Watts
Words can be communicative only between those who share similar experiences.
- Alan Watts
Normally, we do not so much look at things as overlook them.
- Alan Watts
Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.
- Alan Watts
You and I are all as much continuous with the physical universe as a wave is continuous with the ocean.
- Alan Watts
The source of all light is in the eye.
- Alan Watts
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
- Alan Watts
You are an aperture through which the universe is looking at and exploring itself.
- Alan Watts
The covetous are poor givers.
- Aesop
Much wants more and loses all.
- Aesop
Do not be in a hurry to change one evil for another.
- Aesop
If you allow men to use you for your own purposes, they will use you for theirs.
- Aesop
Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin.
- Aesop
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
- Aesop
No arguments will give courage to the coward.
- Aesop
Sometimes the slow ones blame the active for the delay.
- Aesop
The more you want, the more you stand to lose.
- Aesop
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
- Aesop
The injury we do and the one we suffer are not weighed in the same scales.
- Aesop
Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
- Aesop
Look and see which way the wind blows before you commit yourself.
- Aesop
Facts speak plainer than words.
- Aesop
Please all, and you will please none.
- Aesop
Those who cry the loudest are not always the ones who are hurt the most.
- Aesop
If you choose bad companions, no one will believe that you are anything but bad yourself.
- Aesop
The hero is brave in deeds as well as words.
- Aesop
A man is known by the company he keeps.
- Aesop
In critical moments, even the very powerful have need of the weakest.
- Aesop
Give assistance, not advice, in a crisis.
- Aesop
It is with our passions, as it is with fire and water, they are good servants but bad masters.
- Aesop
A word in season is most precious.
- Aesop
The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.
- Aesop
He who shares the danger ought to share the prize.
- Aesop
Persuasion is better than force.
- Aesop
It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.
- Aesop
Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.
- Aesop
Adversity tests the sincerity of friends.
- Aesop
Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
- Aesop
Something which seems funny when it happens to someone else, may not seem so funny when it happens to us.
- Aesop
Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.
- Aesop
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
- Aesop
It is in vain to expect our prayers to be heard, if we do not strive as well as pray.
- Aesop