“Now is the time to understand that all your ideas of right and wrong were just a child’s training wheels to be laid aside when you can finally live with veracity and love.”
-Hafiz, Islamic Mystic
"So the kind of practice we stress thus cannot become too idealistic. If an artist becomes too idealistic, he will commit suicide, because between his ideal and his actual ability there is a great gap. Because there is no bridge long enough to go across the gap, he will begin to despair. That is the spiritual way."
-Shunryu Suzuki, Zen Master
"Do not pander to a morbid interest in your own misdeeds. Pick yourself up, shake yourself, and move on."
-Evelyn Underhill, Christian Mystic