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There are three things which are real. God, human folly, and laughter. Since the first two pass our comprehension, we must do what we can with the third.
A humble man is not afraid of failure. In fact he is not afraid of anything, even of himself, since perfect humility implies perfect confidence in the power of God, before Whom no other power has any meaning and for Whom there is no such thing as an obstacle.
The entire secret of real happiness is contained in the following truth: I am not my memories about myself.
The great thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving.
We are not cast away, not separate.
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.
You will win because God has already won.
While reason is still tracking down the secret, you end your quest on the open field of love.
It is not necessary to go off on a tour of great cathedrals in order to find the Deity. Look within. You have to sit still to do it.
Be the change you wish to see in the world.
He alone knows himself in the best way possible who thinks of himself as being nothing.
Thou that has given so much to me, give one thing more: a grateful heart. Not thankful when it please me, as if thy blessings had spare days. But such a heart whose pulse may be thy praise.
Only those who are willing to go too far will ever know how far they can go.
If we desert the true for the pleasant, we shall lose both the pleasant and the true. But if we desert the pleasant for the true, the peace of truth will soothe away our sorrow. If we barter the higher for the lower, emptiness and anguish will overtake us, and then, having abandoned the Eternal, where is our rock of refuge? But if we yield up the lower for the higher, the strength and satisfaction of the higher will remain with us, fullness of joy will overtake us, and we shall find in truth a rock of refuge from the evils and sorrows of life.
The mind should be kept independent of any thoughts that arise within it. If the mind depends on anything, it has no sure haven.
Ignorance is the root of misfortune.
Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
To see a world in a grain of sand
And a Heaven in a wild flower
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour.
The kingdom of heaven is within.
A soul also desires many kisses of the Word, so that she may be enlightened with the light of the knowledge of God. For this is the kiss of the Word, I mean the light of holy knowledge.