Nothing prevents the amoral process of natural selection from evolving a brain with genuine big-hearted emotions.
Public opinion is often wrong. Mob opinion is almost always wrong. Religious opinion is wrong by definition.
The best thing that can happen to a human being is to find a problem, to fall in love with that problem, and to live trying to solve that problem, unless another problem even more lovable appears.
All life is problem solving.
All evils are caused by lack of knowledge.
Prediction without explanation is prophecy.
All things are impermanent. Death comes without warning. This body too will be a corpse.
Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
The problem is not enjoyment; the problem is attachment.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Matter flows from place to place, and momentarily comes together to be you.
Somewhere, something incredible, is waiting to be known.
If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.
We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.
Those who are governed by reason, desire nothing for themselves which they do not also desire for the rest of humankind.
In fact, every time you breathe out, it is not all that certain that you will breathe in again.
Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
Think carefully about pain and suffering and ask yourself who or what it is that is suffering.
Samsara is like making a mistake, and nirvana is like when you stop making it.
Artists and philosophers agree on one thing: one of their self-appointed tasks is to 'make the familiar strange.'
Meta-advice: don't take any advice too seriously!
Philosophy — in every field of inquiry — is what you have to do until you figure out what questions you should have been asking in the first place.