ZenQuotes.org is a hand-picked collection of Quotes from Zen teachers, writers, artists, social activists, entertainers and public figures – featuring quotes of Inspiration, Wisdom, Authenticity and Humour. Zen Buddhism was transmitted from China to Japan in the twelfth century, and is distinguished by the direct transmission of profound insight into the nature of Reality
The Tao Te Ching was written in China roughly 2,500 years ago at about the same time when Buddha expounded the Dharma in India The Tao Te Ching provides the basis for the philosophical school of Taoism, which is an important pillar of Chinese thought. Taoism teaches that there is one undivided truth at the […]
Quotes from Epictetus a Greek philosopher of 1st and early 2nd centuries C.E., and an exponent of Stoic ethics notable for the consistency and power of his ethical thought and for effective methods of teaching.
Quotes from Vincent Willem van Gogh – a Post-Impressionist painter. He was a Dutch artist whose work had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art.
William Arthur Ward, is one of America’s most quoted writers of inspirational maxims. More than 100 articles, poems and meditations written by Ward have been published in such magazines as Reader’s Digest.
William Clement Stone was a businessman, philanthropist and New Thought self-help book author.
Publius Vergilius Maro, usually called Virgil in English, was an ancient Roman poet of the Augustan period. He is known for three major works of Latin literature, the Eclogues, the Georgics, and the epic Aeneid.
Zora Neale Hurston was an American folklorist, anthropologist, and author. Of Hurston’s four novels and more than 50 published short stories, plays, and essays, she is best known for her 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God.
Francis Bacon was an Irish-born British figurative painter known for his bold, emotionally charged and raw imagery.
A four-time Pulitzer Prize winner in poetry, American Robert Frost depicted realistic New England life through language and situations familiar to the common man
Chuang Tzu (369-286 B.C.) was a leading philosopher representing the Taoist strain in Chinese thought. Central to these is the belief that only by understanding Tao (the Way of Nature) and dwelling in its unity can man achieve true happiness and freedom, in both life and death.