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If you are content with the old world, try to preserve it; it is sick… But if you can no longer live in the eternal conflict between your convictions and life, thinking one way and acting another, take it upon yourselves to leave the shelter of the pale and ruinous arches.
Love in dreams is greedy for immediate action, rapidly performed and in the sight of all. Men will even give their lives if only the ordeal does not last long but is soon over, with all looking on and applauding as though on stage. But active love is labor and fortitude, and for some people too, perhaps, a complete science.
We can only cure our tendency downwards by the power that leads upwards… by a total conversion to the divine law.
Always do your duty, but without attachment to it. That is how a man reaches ultimate truth — by working without anxiety about results.
The world is imprisoned by its own activity.
The man who is just and resolute will not be moved from his settled purpose, either by the misdirected rage of his fellow citizens, or by the threats of an imperious tyrant.
My cares and my inquiries are for decency and truth, and in this I am wholly occupied.
The common people are but ill judges of a man’s merits; they are slaves to fame, and their eyes are dazzled with the pomp of titles and large retinue. No wonder, then, that they bestow their honors on those who least deserve them.
It is right to yield to the truth.
Who then is free? The wise man who can govern himself.
You traverse the world in search of happiness, which is within the reach of every man; a contented mind confers it on all.
Dare to be wise!
Humility may be taken for granted as existing in every sane human being, but it may be that it most truly manifests itself today in the readiness with which we bow to new truths as they come from the scholars, the teachers, to whom the inspiration of the Almighty giveth understanding.
Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch… you may kick it about all day, like a football, and it will be round and full at evening.
Press on! A better fate awaits you.
Be a philosopher… but, amidst all your philosophy, be still a man.
The heart of man is made to reconcile the most glaring contradictions.
What man is there of you, whom if his son asks for bread, will he give him a stone.
I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock. And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.