Make yourself grow to a greatness beyond measure (…) raise yourself above all time, become Eternity (…) Believe that nothing is impossible for you, think yourself immortal and capable of understanding all, all arts, all sciences, the nature of every living being. Draw into yourself all sensations of everything created….
—  Giordano Bruno
Human beings are a part of the animal kingdom, not apart from it. The separation of “us” and “them” creates a false picture and is responsible for much suffering. It is part of the in-group/out-group mentality that leads to human oppression of the weak by the strong as in ethic, religious, political, and social conflicts.
—  Marc Bekoff
The warriors of light are recognized by the gaze. Warriors of light suffer nonsense, worry about petty things, are deemed incapable of growing. The warriors of light from time to time consider themselves unworthy of any blessing or miracle. The warriors of light often wonder what they are doing here. Often think that their life has no meaning.
That´s why they are warriors of light. Because they make mistakes. Because they ask themselves questions. Because they continue searching for meaning. And they end up finding it.
—  Paulo Coelho, The Manual of the Warrior of Light 
In certain reincarnations, we divide into two. Our souls divide as do crystals and stars, cells and plants (…) within a few generations, we are scattered over a large part of the earth (…) that is why, as well as dividing into two, we also find ourselves, and the process of finding ourselves is called love. In each life, we feel a mysterious obligation to find at least one of those soul mates. The greater love that separate them feels pleased with the Love that brings them together again.
—  Paulo Coelho, Brida
You are not in the universe, you are the universe, an intrinsic part of it. Ultimately you are not a person, but a focal point where the universe is becoming conscious of itself. What an amazing miracle.
—  Eckhart Tolle
When you complain, you make yourself into a victim. When you speak out, you are in your power. So change the situation by taking action or by speaking out if necessary or possible; leave the situation or accept it. All else is madness.

Eckhart Tolle, The power of now

all else is madness….

Happiness cannot be bought or sold, nor can you give it to a person who has not got it. Happiness is your own being, your own self. It is not that happiness belongs to the soul; it is that the soul itself is happiness.
—  Hazrat Inayat Khan, The alchemy of happiness
I sometimes longed for someone who, like me, had not adjusted perfectly with his age, and such a person was hard to find; but I soon discovered cats, in which I could imagine a condition like mine, and books, where I found it quite often.
—  Julio Cortázar, Around the Day in Eighty Worlds