When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love. — Marcus Aurelius (via samsaranmusing)
As you walk and eat and travel, be where you are. Otherwise you will miss most of your life. — Siddhartha Gautama (via somethingscosmic)
In the end the two conceptions of life—the mysticism of the East and the rationalism of the West—would fight for the body and soul of Greece. Rationalism would win under Pericles, as under Caesar, Leo X, and Frederick; but mysticism would always return. The alternate victories of these complimentary philosophies in the vast pendulum of history constitute the essential biography of Western civilization. — Will Durant, The Life of Greece.