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Liberty is of more value than any gifts, and to receive gifts from men is to lose it. Be assured that men most commonly seek to oblige you only that they may engage you to serve them.
Forgiveness is commendable, but apply not ointment to the wound of an oppressor.
Every night we should call ourselves to account: “What weakness have I overcome today? What passions opposed? What temptations resisted? What virtue acquired?” Our weaknesses will decrease of themselves if they are brought every day to the light.
We can’t protect our heart and keep it open at the same time.
The less tenderness a man has in his own nature, the more he requires if from others.
A little boy wearing the mask of a lion looks quite fierce. He runs out where his little sister is playing and shrieks out in a horrible voice, which shocks and terrifies his sister, making her cry out in terror, and making her attempt to escape from the frightening creature. But when her brother takes off the mask, she runs back to exclaim, “It is my nice brother after all!”
No matter where you place it, gold is gold.
There is a deep significance concealed, connecting man, when he once has felt it, with the highest truths of the invisible world.
Ever building, building to the clouds, still building higher, and never reflecting that the poor narrow basis cannot sustain the giddy tottering column.
We can be men without being sages. Without spending our days in the study of morality, we possess at a cheaper rate a more certain guide through the immense and perplexing labyrinth of human opinions. It is not enough, however, that such a guide exists — it is necessary to know and follow her.
Obedience is, indeed, founded on a kind of freedom, else it would become mere subjugation.
I have often found a small stream at its source, that, when followed along its course, carried away the camel with its load.
The heart is like a musical instrument of many strings, in which all the chords need to be played in harmony.
All men who have sense and feeling are being continually helped; they are taught by every person they meet, and enriched by everything that falls in their way. The greatest is he who has been oftenest aided. Originality is the observing eye.
He who ascends to this height has all things under his feet.
Then flows into us knowledge — an inner revelation which preserves our spirit open, and, lifting us above all images and all disturbance, brings us to an inward silence. Here the divine inspiration is a secret whispering in the inner ear.
He who learns the rules of wisdom, without conforming to them in his life, is like a man who labors in his field, but did not sow.
Happiness lies in the consciousness we have of it, and by no means in the way the future keeps its promises.
Would you know others? Read yourself… and learn!
No man can see over his own height. Let me explain what I mean. You cannot see in another man any more than you have in yourself. Your own level strictly determines the extent to which he comes within your understanding. If your intelligence is unawakened, mental qualities in another, even though they be of the highest kind, will have no effect on you at all… his higher mental qualities will no more exist for you than colors exist for those who cannot see.