If I am not for myself, who will be for me? And when I am for myself, what am ‘I’? And if not now, when?
Hillel of Babylon
Hillel was a Jewish scholar and rough contemporary of Christ (died around 10 CE) who produced lots of good quotes. The progression from seeming solidity to emptiness reminds me of Nāgārjuna’s short verses.
Ballymena, Northern Ireland