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If men knew what felicity dwells in the cottage of a godly man, how sound he sleeps, how quiet his rest, how composed his mind, how free from care, how easy his position… how joyful his heart, they would never admire the noises, the diseases, the throngs of passions, and the violence of unnatural appetites that fill the house of the luxurious and the heart of the ambitious.
That which you do not understand when you read, you will understand in the day of your visitation, for many secrets of religion are not perceived til they be felt, and are not felt but in the day of calamity.
In the highest stage of divine comfort is that peace which is said to pass all understanding.
For my part, I would rather there were less of such excitement and transport, less of mere thrilling emotion, so that a man were diligent and rightly manful in working and in virtue, for in such exercises do we learn best to know ourselves.
This great, good light and comfort is inwardly revealed only to those who are… inwardly illuminated, and who know how to dwell inwardly with themselves.
The truest sayings are paradoxical.
Resign yourself to the sequence of things, forgetting the changes of life, and you shall enter into the pure, the divine, the One.
Horses and oxen have four feet. That is natural. Place a halter on the head of a horse, or a rope through the nose of an ox. This is unnatural.
If you are inwardly free from fighting, no one will be able to fight with you.
He who knows the Tao is sure to be well acquainted with the principles that appear in the procedures of things. Acquainted with those principles, he is sure to understand how to regulate his actions in all kinds of circumstances. Having that understanding, he will not allow things to injure him.
It matters not what you are thought to be, but what you are.
In every enterprise, consider where you will come out.
Hero-worship is strongest where there is the least regard for human freedom.
Beast, birds, and insects, even to the minutest and meanest of their kind, act with the unerring providence of instinct; man, the while, who possesses a higher faculty, abuses it, and therefore goes blundering on.
Men must love the truth before they thoroughly believe it.
All things good come to those for whom the Good is all things.
It only seems as if there’s something more important for you to do than to just quietly be yourself.
Let him lovingly cast all his thoughts and cares, and his sins, too, as it were, on that unknown Will. Beyond this unknown will of God, he must desire and purpose nothing; neither way, nor rest, nor work, neither this nor that, nor wholly subject and offer himself up to this unknown will.
I do not give lectures or a little charity, when I give I give myself.
It is time to explain myself… let us stand up.