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
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj was a teacher who did not propound any ideology or religion but gently unwrapped the mystery of the self. His message is simple, direct and yet sublime.
Shunryu Suzuki was a S?t? Zen monk and teacher who helped popularize Zen Buddhism in the United States, and is renowned for founding the first Buddhist monastery outside Asia.
Plato was a philosopher in Classical Greece and the founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world
Thomas Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America’s greatest inventor.
Stephen Richards Covey was an American educator, author, businessman, and keynote speaker. His most popular book was The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
William James was an American philosopher and psychologist who was also trained as a physician. He is regarded as one of the founders of functional psychology.
Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father who was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence and later served as the third President of the United States from 1801 to 1809.
Augustine of Hippo 354 – 430 was an early Christian theologian and philosopher whose writings influenced the development of Western Christianity and Western philosophy.
Thomas Paine was an English-American political activist, philosopher, political theorist, and revolutionary.
In order to gain understanding of the mindset of a people you need look only to their cultural proverbs. How we think, what we believe, we tell of in our stories and sayings.