"Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it." Confucius (551-479 BCE), according to Chinese tradition, was a thinker, political figure, educator, and founder of the Ru School of Chinese thought.
"It doesn't matter how long we may have been stuck in a sense of our limitations. If we go into a darkened room and turn on the light, it doesn't matter if the room has been dark for a day, a week, or ten thousand years-- we turn on the light and it is illuminated. Once we control our capacity for love and happiness, the light has been turned on." Sharon Salzberg (1952-) is a New York Times best selling author & teacher of meditation practices.