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The most positive men are the most credulous, since they most believe themselves, and advise most with their falsest flatterer and worst enemy: their own self-love.
All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so them, for this is the law and the prophets.
Mental pleasures never clog; unlike those of the body, they are increased by repetition, approved of by reflection, and strengthened by enjoyment.
Do not await the fulfillment of the divine cause you serve, but know that none of your efforts are fruitless, for they all advance the cause.
What I will is fate.
The chief of our concerns is that of ourselves, yet how often have we not been told by the inner voice, that to pursue our own interests at the expense of others would be to do wrong! So we imagine that we are sometimes obeying the impulse of nature, but all the while we are resisting it. In listening to the voice of our senses, we turn a deaf ear to the dictates of our heart.
There is one thing that, more than any other, throws people absolutely off their balance — the thought that you are dependant upon them. This is sure to produce an insolent and domineering manner towards you… they soon come to fancy that they can take liberties with you, and so they try to transgress the laws of politeness. This is why there are so few people with whom you care to become more intimate, and why you should avoid familiarity with shallow people.
You hurt people outside of you because you hurt inside of you.
Step out of your cave; the world waits for you as a garden.
Glory be to God who has not given to his creatures any way to attain knowledge of Him except by means of their helplessness and hopelessness of ever reaching such attainment.
Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered.
I have never written the music that was in my heart to write. Perhaps I never shall with this brain and these fingers, but I know that hereafter it will be written. When, instead of these few inlets of the senses through which we now secure impressions from all without, there shall be a flood of impressions from all sides, and instead of these few tones of our little octave there shall be an infinite score of harmonies — for I feel it, I am sure of it. This world of music, whose borders even now I have scarcely entered, is a reality, is immortal.
They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.
The realization of Truth is brought about by perception, and not in the least by ten millions of acts.
How many times have I promised, yet every time I failed to keep my word. But disregard this according to Thy Grace.
True philosophy is that which renders us to ourselves, and all others who surround us, better, and at the same time more content, more patient, more calm, and more ready for all decent and pure enjoyment.
The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace.
The freer you feel yourself in the presence of another, the more free is he.
Those who are inwardly alone, whose minds and hearts are free from the ache of loneliness, they are real people, for they can discover for themselves what reality is, they can receive that which is timeless.
Your gentleness shall force more than your force move us to gentleness.