One person who has mastered life is better than a thousand persons who have mastered only the contents of books, but no one can get anything out of life without God.
More Meister Eckhart quotes :
A human being has so many skins inside, covering the depths of the heart. We know so many things, but we don't know ourselves! Why, thirty or forty skins or hides, as thick and hard as an ox's or bear's, cover the soul. Go into your own ground and learn to know yourself there.Meister Eckhart