The more people do, the more society develops, the more problems arise. The increasing desolation of nature, the exhaustion of resources, the uneasiness and disintegration of the human spirit, all have been brought about by humanity's trying to accomplish something.
There is no one so great as the one who does not try to accomplish anything.
repeating the same words over and over again, words which could never match the wisdom of remaining silent
Unable to know the whole of nature, people can do no better than to construct an incomplete model of it and then delude themselves into thinking that they have created something natural.
People study because they think they do not understand but studying is not going to help one to understand. They study hard only to find out in the end that people cannot know anything, that understanding lies beyond human reach.
People nowadays eat with their minds, not with their bodies.
[modern people] disrupting the order of nature and bringing about the collapse of their own body and spirit...