65 East Quotes On Success In Life

These east quotes will inspire you. East, the direction toward the point of the horizon where the sun rises at the equinoxes, on the right-hand side of a person facing north, or the point on the horizon itself.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging east quotes, east sayings, and east proverbs.

Best East Quotes

  1. “In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create disticntions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.” ~ Gautama Buddha
  2. “The West can teach the East how to get a living, but the East must eventually be asked to show the West how to live.” ~ Tehyi Hsieh
  3. “Well, Art is Art, isn’t it? Still, on the other hand, water is water. And east is east and west is west and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. Now you tell me what you know.” ~ Groucho Marx
  4. “Oh East is East and West is West and never the twain shall meet.” ~ Rudyard Kipling

  5. “The thought of both East and West (philosophies) can indeed be integrated into a higher truth. They show us that the West is correct in maintaining that life is about progress about evolving toward something higher. Yet the East is also correct in emphasizing that we must let go of control with the ego. We can’t progress by using logic alone. We have to attain a fuller consciousness, an inner connection with God, because only then can our evolution toward something better be guided by a higher part of ourselves.” ~ James Redfield , West east quotes
  6. “He was my North, my South, my East and West, My working week and my Sunday rest, My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song; I thought that love would last forever: I was wrong.” ~ W. H. Auden
  7. “The real struggle is not between East and West, or capitalism and communism, but between education and propaganda.” ~ Martin Buber
  8. “There are four directions: North, South, East, and West. We are going in the fifth direction, which is the direction of stories.” ~ Sean Taylor

  9. “The most important principle of divine philosophy is the oneness of the world of humanity, the unity of mankind, the bond conjoining East and West, the tie of love which blends human hearts.” ~ Abdu’l-Bahá
  10. “It is time in the West to defend not so much human rights as human obligations.” ~ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  11. “East is East, and West is San Francisco, according to Californians. Californians are a race of people; they are not merely inhabitants of a State.” ~ O. Henry
  12. “It is wrong to think that misfortunes come from the east or from the west; they originate within one’s own mind.” ~ Gautama Buddha

  13. “The most important thing to teach your children is that the sun does not rise and set. It is the Earth that revolves around the sun. Then teach them the concepts of North, South, East and West, and that they relate to where they happen to be on the planet’s surface at that time. Everything else will follow.” ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
  14. “The future belongs to you. Should anyone insult you, tell yourself this: I am a child of destiny who will unite East and West and change the world.” ~ Adeline Yen Mah
  15. “I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast.” ~ Viktor E. Frankl
  16. “It was the East that should have sent us missionaries.” ~ Jean Cocteau

  17. “I’ve benefited from the best of both societies and both cultures, East and West.” ~ Abdallah II
  18. “The conflict is not between Christianity and Islam or between East and West – instead, it is between stupid people and other stupid people.” ~ Terry Pratchett
  19. “OH, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet, Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God’s great Judgment Seat; But there is neither East nor West, Border, nor Breed, nor Birth, When two strong men stand face to face, tho’ they come from the ends of the earth!” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  20. “We must strive to encourage East and West not only to move towards each other but also to encourage them to find a new philosophy, a philosophy which will serve as a tool determining the future of Planet Earth – our common and only shelter.” ~ Nursultan Nazarbayev

  21. “You can’t go east and west at the same time.” ~ Jean Charest
  22. “The creation of Physics is the shared heritage of all mankind. East and West, North and South have equally participated in it.” ~ Abdus Salam
  23. “I am not conscious of a single experience throughout my three months’ stay in England and Europe that made me feel that after all East is East and West is West. On the contrary, I have been convinced more than ever that human nature is much the same, no matter under what clime it flourishes, and that if you approached people with trust and affection you would have ten-fold trust and thousand-fold affection returned to you.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  24. “And the end of the fight is tombstone white with the name of the late deceased, and the epitaph drear, “A Fool lies here who tried to hustle the East.”” ~ Rudyard Kipling

  25. “East is East, and West is San Francisco” ~ O. Henry
  26. “In 1938, when I had decided that the only way to see the country was in a trailer, and I built the trailer which I still have and lived in it for eighteen months, and learned America from San Diego to the Canadian border, from Miami to New Jersey, and east to west in between.” ~ Leslie Charteris
  27. “The East Wind, an interloper in the dominions of Westerly Weather, is an impassive-faced tyrant with a sharp poniard held behind his back for a treacherous stab.” ~ Joseph Conrad
  28. “The main barrier between East and West today is that the white man is not willing to give up his superiority and the colored man is no longer willing to endure his inferiority.” ~ Pearl S. Buck

  29. “When people look for the road in the clouds
    The cloud road disappears
    The mountains are tall and steep
    The streams are wide and still
    Green mountains ahead and behind
    White clouds to east and west
    If you want to find the cloud road
    Seek it within” ~ Hanshan
  30. “Today we all speak, if not the same tongue, the same universal language. There is no one center, and time has lost its former coherence: East and West, yesterday and tomorrow exist as a confused jumble in each one of us. Different times and different spaces are combined in a here and now that is everywhere at once.” ~ Octavio Paz
  31. “The future of humanity will move closer and closer toward the approach of Zen, because the meeting of the East and West is possible only through something like Zen, which is earthly and yet unearthly.” ~ Rajneesh
  32. “Look to the East, where up the lucid sky; the morning climbs! The day shall yet be fair.” ~ Celia Thaxter

  33. “It is true that water will flow indifferently to east and west, but will it flow equally well up and down? Human nature is disposed toward goodness, just as water tends to flow downwards. There is no water but flows downwards, and no man but shows his tendency to be good. Now, by striking water hard, you may splash it higher than your forehead, and by damming it, you may make it go uphill. But, is that the nature of water? It is external force that causes it to do so. Likewise, if a man is made to do what is not good, his nature is being similarly forced.” ~ Mencius
  34. “It’s been interesting to see how similar audiences in the East and West are, actually, and how it makes you realize that when politicians emphasize the differences between our cultures, it’s usually because it benefits them more so than us.” ~ Asghar Farhadi
  35. “This regionalization is in keeping with the Tri-Lateral Plan which calls for a gradual convergence of East and West, ultimately leading toward the goal of one world government. National sovereignty is no longer a viable concept.” ~ Zbigniew Brzezinski

  36. “I think that it is true that for me as I observe it, that the Western World tends to be more of , tends to encompass more of, the masculine energy of the planet itself, the planet’s population. Whereas the Eastern part of the world tends to encompass more of the planet’s population’s feminine aspects. And for those reasons the East and the West tend to approach God very much as men and women do. So the differences between East and West are the differences between men and women, largely.” ~ Neale Donald Walsch
  37. “I think, for East and West, the first thing we need is a good grounding in basic Buddhadharma.” ~ Tenzin Palmo
  38. “Scholars of the East and West have heroically consecrated their whole working lives to making available, by means of their own disciplines, Sufi literary and philosophical material to the world at large. In many cases they have faithfully recorded the Sufis’ own reiteration that the Way of the Sufis cannot be understood by means of the intellect or by ordinary book learning.” ~ Idries Shah
  39. “Here again we witness the single outcome of a worldwide process, with East and West yielding the same results, and once again for the same reason: Men have forgotten God.” ~ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

  40. “If I have one message to give to the secular American people, it’s that the world is not divided into countries. The world is not divided between East and West. You are American, I am Iranian, we don’t know each other, but we talk together and we understand each other perfectly. The difference between you and your government is much bigger than the difference between you and me. And the difference between me and my government is much bigger than the difference between me and you. And our governments are very much the same.” ~ Marjane Satrapi
  41. “My angel,-his name is Freedom,-
    Choose him to be your king;
    He shall cut pathways east and west,
    And fend you with his wing.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  42. “Berlin is still going through a transition since the Cold War – both in what used to be East and West Berlin. I can still sense the confusion and the struggle for identity there in the streets. There’s a pulse to it.” ~ Diane Kruger
  43. “East and West are coming together. Whether in peace or anarchy – they are coming together. There needn’t be a clash between East and West, between Islam and Europe.” ~ Orhan Pamuk

  44. “In a world facing the revolt of ragged and hungry masses of God’s children; in a world torn between the tensions of East and West, white and colored, individuals and collectivists; in a world whose cultural and spiritual power lags so far behind her technological capabilities that we live each day on the verge of nuclear co-annihilation; in this world, nonviolence is no longer an option for intellectual analysis, it is an imperative for action” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
  45. “Very clever implementation techniques are required to implement this insanity correctly and usefully, not to mention that code written with this feature used and abused east and west is exceptionally exciting to debug.” ~ Erik Naggum
  46. “There is great fear expressed on all sides lest this war shall be made a war for the negro. I am willing that it shall be. It is awar to found an empire on the negro in slavery, and shame on us if we do not make it a war to establish the negro in freedom–against whom the whole nation, North and South, East and West, in one mighty conspiracy, has combined from the beginning.” ~ Susan B. Anthony
  47. “News is that which comes from the North, East, West and South, and if it comes from only one point on the compass, then it is a class; publication and not news.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

  48. “Let us not look east and west for materials of conversation, but rest in presence and unity. A just feeling will fast enough supply fuel for discourse, if speaking be more grateful than silence. When people come to see us, we foolishly prattle, lest we be inhospitable. But things said for conversation are chalk eggs. Don’t say things. What you are stands over you the while, and thunders so that I cannot hear what you say to the contrary.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  49. “[Locating, from scratch, the gene related to a disease is like] trying to find a burned-out light bulb in a house located somewhere between the East and West coasts without knowing the state, much less the town or street the house is on.” ~ Francis Collins
  50. “My last wish is that Germany realize its entity and that an understanding be reached between East and West. I wish peace to the world.” ~ Joachim von Ribbentrop
  51. “Unfortunately we just toured the East and West coasts so we didn’t run into any rednecks.” ~ Ville Valo

  52. “It has long been a fact familiar to geologists, that, both on the east and west coasts of the central part of Scotland, there are lines of raised beaches, containing marine shells of the same species as those now inhabiting the neighbouring sea.” ~ Charles Lyell
  53. “Far away in Montana, hidden from view by clustering mountain-peaks, lies an unmapped northwestern corner- the Crown of the Continent. The water from the crusted snowdrift which caps the peak of a lofty mountain there trickles into tiny rills, which hurry along north, south, east and west, and growing to rivers, at last pour their currents into three seas. From this mountain-peak the Pacific and the Arctic oceans and the Gulf of Mexico receive each its tribute. Here is a land of striking scenery.” ~ George Bird Grinnell
  54. “A world without nuclear weapons may be a dream but you cannot base a sure defence on dreams. Without far greater trust and confidence between East and West than exists at present, a world without nuclear weapons would be less stable and more dangerous for all of us.” ~ Margaret Thatcher
  55. “I would heartily welcome the union of East and West provided it is not based on brute force.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  56. “In our Ashrams of East and West, places of spiritual retreat, we begin with what we call “The Morning of the Open Heart,” in which we tell our needs. . . . We give four or five hours to this catharsis. The reaction of one member, who listened to it for the first time, was: “Good gracious, have we all the disrupted people in the country here?” My reply was: “No, you have a cross section of the church life honestly revealed.” In the ordinary church, it is suppressed by respectability, by a desire to a appear better than we really are.” ~ E. Stanley Jones
  57. “It’s paradoxical that where people are the most closely crowded, in the big coastal cities in the East and West, the loneliness is the greatest… The explanation, I suppose, is that the physical distance between people has nothing to do with loneliness. It’s psychic distance…” ~ Robert M. Pirsig
  58. “Sometimes, looking up at Sophiatown… I have felt I was looking at an Italian village somewhere in Umbria. For you do ‘look up’ at Sophiatown, and in the evening light, across the blue-grey haze of smoke from braziers and chimneys, against a saffron sky, you see close-packed, red-roofed little houses. …And above it all you see the Church of Christ the King, its tower visible north, south, east, and west.” ~ Trevor Huddleston
  59. “If I’m going east and west, nothing’s happening” ~ Jamal Lewis

  60. “I believe that the Europeans, first and foremost, the Germans, will also understand me. Let me remind you that in the course of political consultations on the unification of East and West Germany… some nations that were then and are now Germany’s allies did not support the idea of unification. Our nation, however, unequivocally supported the sincere, unstoppable desire of the Germans for national unity. I am confident that you have not forgotten this, and I expect that the citizens of Germany will also support the aspiration of the Russians, of historical Russia, to restore unity.” ~ Vladimir Putin
  61. “Next to the originator of a good sentence is the first quoter of it. Many will read the book before one thinks of quoting a passage. As soon as he has done this, that line will be quoted east and west.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  62. “One of the dreams of Zionism was to be a bridge. Instead, we are creating exclusion between the East and the West instead of creating bridges; we are contributing to the conflict between East and West by our stupid desire to have more.” ~ A. B. Yehoshua
  63. “Send danger from the east unto the west, so honor cross it from the north to south.” ~ William Shakespeare

  64. “I grew up spending time at my grandmother’s farm in Germany and she lived a few kilometers away from the border between east and west Germany. It was so strange that roads which used to connect two towns now ended in the middle.” ~ Matthea Harve
  65. “All your names I and my friend approve of or nearly all as to sense & expression, but I am frightened by their length & sound when compounded. As you will see I have taken deoxide and skaiode because they agree best with my natural standard East and West. I like Anode & Cathode better as to sound, but all to whom I have shown them have supposed at first that by Anode I meant No way.” ~ Michael Faraday

Comment Your Favorite East Quotes Below!

OM Team

We love to write about our experiences to motivate and inspire the lives of people we touch. We believe when you succeed we succeed with you.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *