Look beneath the surface; let not the several quality of a thing nor its worth escape thee.
The nature of the universe is the nature of things that are. Now, things that are have kinship with things that are from the beginning. Further, this nature is styled Truth; and it is the first cause of all that is true.
Live out your life in truth and justice, tolerant of those who are neither true nor just.
The earth loveth the shower, and the holy ether knoweth what love is. The Universe, too, loves to create whatsoever is destined to be made.
Accept whatever comes to you woven in the pattern of your destiny, for what could more aptly fit your needs?
In the morning when thou risest unwillingly, let this thought be present - I am rising to the work of a human being. Why then am I dissatisfied if I am going to do the things for which I exist and for which I was brought into the world?
Humans have come into being for the sake of each other, so either teach them, or learn to bear them.
Though thou be destined to live three thousand years and as many myriads besides, yet remember that no man loseth other life than that which he liveth, nor liveth other than that which he loseth.
Remember this, - that there is a proper dignity and proportion to be observed in the performance of every act of life
Do not act as if you had ten thousand years to throw away. Death stands at your elbow. Be good for something while you live and it is in your power.
Just as the sand-dunes, heaped one upon another, hide each the first, so in life the former deeds are quickly hidden by those that follow after.
As for life, it is a battle and a sojourning in a strange land; but the fame that comes after is oblivion.
The act of dying is one of the acts of life.
If someone is able to show me that what I think or do is not right, I will happily change, for I seek the truth, by which no one was ever truly harmed. It is the person who continues in his self-deception and ignorance who is harmed.
How much time he gains who does not look to see what his neighbour says or does or thinks, but only at what he does himself, to make it just and holy.
Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.
That which is really beautiful has no need of anything; not more than law, not more than truth, not more than benevolence or modesty.
Whatever is in any way beautiful hath its source of beauty in itself, and is complete in itself; praise forms no part of it. So it is none the worse nor the better for being praised.
striid andWthdraw into yourself. Our master-reason asks no more than to act justly, and thereby to achieve calm.
If someone can prove me wrong and show me my mistake in any thought or action, I shall gladly change. I seek the truth, which never harmed anyone: the harm is to persist in one's own self-deception and ignorance.
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