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In proportion as our own mind is enlarged, we discover a greater number of men of originality. Common-place people see no difference between one man and another.
There is at the surface infinite variety of things; at the center there is simplicity of cause.
I knew not the light, and I thought there was no sure truth in life; but when I perceived that only light enables men to live, I sought to find the sources of the light… And when I reached this source of light I was dazzled with the splendour, and I found there full answers to my questions as to the purpose of the lives of myself and others.
That nature alone is good that refrains from doing unto another whatsoever is not good for itself.
The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice that which we are for what we could become.
Why does no man confess his vices? Because he is still in them. It is for a waking man to tell of his dreams.
Without courage, there cannot be truth, and without truth there can be no other virtue.
The heavens themselves, the planets, and this center, observe degree, priority, and place.
Nothing leads to good which is not natural.
Beware the barrenness of a busy life.
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
But by never coming to an end it seems to make some attempt at rivialing that which it can never fully realize in its being.
Above all, avoid falsehood, every kind of falsehood, especially falseness to yourself. Watch over your own deceitfulness and look into it every hour, every minute.
Those who have the gale of the Holy Spirit go forward even in sleep.
Apprehensions are greater in proportion as things are unknown.
Being fully present is the best guarantee for a bright future.
I have a body on which other bodies act, and which acts reciprocally upon them. This reciprocal action is certain; but my will is independent of my senses. I can either consent to, or resist their impressions. I am either vanquished or victor, and can perceive clearly within myself when I act according to my will, and when I submit to be governed by my passions. I always have the power to will.
We learn to love the light by seeing clearly what the darkness does to us.
Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Many have puzzled themselves about the origin of evil. I am content to observe that there is evil, and that there is a way to escape from it; and with this I begin and end.