I believe that one of the best ways to compress as much of the world’s wisdom into yourself is through the incredible brevity and clarity of a quote. I just freaking love quotes. I love ’em. So here is a flowering collection of my faves. Hopefully you can drink up some of this  enlightenment!

If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.

C. S. Lewis


Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.

Carl Jung


Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.

Rumi


Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life’s search for love and wisdom.

Rumi


The path isn’t a straight line; it’s a spiral. You continually come back to things you thought you understood and see deeper truths.

Barry H. Gillespie


When I found I had crossed that line, I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person. There was such a glory over everything; the sun came like gold through trees, and over the fields, and I felt like I was in Heaven.

Harriet Tubman


You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level.

Eckhart Tolle