That which flows from the
does not aspire to be beautiful
and yet its honesty causes
it to be greatly admired.
That which is created to
be pretty and fashionable and
depends on appearance alone
may at first attract
attention but, lacking depth,
is as quickly forgotten.
Those who stand about angueing
over this or that
superfulous detail are blind
to the essence of things, they
busily acquire knowledge
and information so that, when
speaking, they sound authoritive.
If one has a grasp of the
essence of things, one realizes
that the art of knowing
supersedes the aquisition of knowlege. 
The mastercraftsman does
Giving himself over to the
his actions become a benediction
to his community 
holding nothing, he possesses
all in abundance. 
Thus harmony brings benefit
The mastercraftsman, competing
with no one,
excell at his work.
perceive that the principle resistance they (the Pre-Raphaelites) have
to make is to that spurious beauty, whose attractiveness had tempted men
to forget, or to despise, the more noble quality of sincerity: and in order
to at once put them beyond the power of temptation from this beauty, they
are, as a boby, characterized by a total absence of sensibility to the
ordinary and popular forms of artistic gracefulness; while, to all that
still lower kind of prettiness, which regulates the disposition of our
scenes upon the stage, and which appears in our lower art, as in our annuals,
our commonplace portraits, and statuary, the Pre-Raphaelites are not only
dead, but they regard it with a contempt and aversion approaching to disgust.
John Ruskin; from The Lamp of Beauty;Writings
on Art, page 65
 The day will come when man
will live a fuller life, a more complete life of high ideals and great
principles, when feeling in man will be as much awakened as reason. When
that day comes the knowledge will be spiritual knowledge, not book learning...
One can feel everywhere, in colleges, in societies, in clubs, in any of
the professions, that every person is seeking directly or indirectly for
some knowledge; man feels that there is a knowledge which is more real.
Every person seems to be disappointed with his experience of life. He may
be most successful in the world, it does not matter. He may be a rich man,
he may have a high position, but he is disappointed, he is longing for
something which will satisfy him. What is it? It is not outside. It is
within himself. He will find it on the day when he awakens to the reality
of life. Once a soul is awakened to the reality of life, all other things
matter little. What matters is that he understands clearly that what satisfies
Revolutions and harmony,
war and peace, are all parts of a whole being. But contentment and perfect
resignation open up a harmonious feeling and bring the divine will into
harmony with our own. Our blessing now becomes a divine blessing, our words
divine words, our atmosphere a divine atmosphere, although we seem to be
limited beings; for our will becomes absorbed into the whole, and so our
will becomes the will of God.
Hazrat Inayat Khan, The Will; Human
 Nothing is better for a man
than to be without anything, having no asceticism, no theory, no practice.
When he is without everything, he is with everything.
Abu Yazid Al-Bistami