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A Man who is doing his True Will has the inertia of the Universe to assist him.
It is necessary that we stop, once for all, this ignorant meddling with other people's business. Each individual must be left free to follow his own path.
The key of joy is disobedience.
Intolerance is evidence of impotence.
Having to talk destroys the symphony of silence.
We must conquer life by living it to the full, and then we can go to meet death with a certain prestige.
Balance every thought with its opposition. Because the marriage of them is the destruction of illusion.
If one were to take the bible seriously one would go mad. But to take the bible seriously, one must be already mad.
You can only accomplish your object in life by complete disregard of the opinions of other people.
I was not content to believe in a personal devil and serve him, in the ordinary sense of the word. I wanted to get hold of him personally and become his chief of staff.
Magick is the science and art of causing change to occur in conformity with will.
I slept with faith and found a corpse in my arms on awakening; I drank and danced all night with doubt and found her a virgin in the morning.
The customer is usually wrong, but statistics indicate that it doesn't pay to tell him so
I can imagine myself on my death-bed, spent utterly with lust to touch the next world, like a boy asking for his first kiss from a woman.
The Way of Mastery is to break all the rules—but you have to know them perfectly before you can do this; otherwise you are not in a position to transcend them.
The sot drinks, and is drunken: the coward drinks not, and shivers: the wise man, brave and free, drinks, and gives glory to the Most High God.
It is the mark of the mind untrained to take its own processes as valid for all men, and its own judgments for absolute truth.
There are no "standards of Right". Ethics is balderdash. Each Star must go on its own orbit. To hell with "moral principle"; there is no such thing.
What is necessary is not to seek after some fantastic ideal, utterly unsuited to our real needs, but to discover the true nature of those needs, to fulfill them, and rejoice therein.
There is only one really safe, mild, harmless beverage and you can drink as much of that as you like without running the slightest risk, and what you say when you want it is, 'Garcon! Un Pernod!'
The Gods are but names for the forces of Nature themselves.
The sin which is unpardonable is knowingly and wilfully to reject truth, to fear knowledge lest that knowledge pander not to thy prejudices.
Every man and every woman is a star.
Every intentional act is a magical act.
May the New Year bring you courage to break your resolutions early!
Repeal all laws which assume that mankind is a herd of cattle
Love is the only principle which makes life tolerable.
I did not hate God or Christ, but merely the God and Christ of the people whom I hated.
Paganism is wholesome because it faces the facts of life.
Falsehood is invariably the child of fear in one form or another.
Your friends will notice at once that glib vacuities fail to impress, and hate you, and tell lies about you. It's worth it.
Magick is the Science of understanding oneself and one's conditions. It is the Art of applying that understanding in action.
I was asked to memorise what I did not understand; and, my memory being so good, it refused to be insulted in that manner.
This serpent, SATAN, is not the enemy of Man, but He who made Gods of our race, knowing Good and Evil; He bade 'Know Thyself!' and taught Initiation.
The man who denounces life merely defines himself as the man who is unequal to it.
This Universe is a wild revel of atoms, men, and stars, each one a Soul of Light and Mirth, horsed on Eternity.
What is the meaning of Initiation? It is the Path to the realisation of your Self as the sole, the supreme, the absolute of all Truth, Beauty, Purity, Perfection!
Light, Life and Love are like three glow-worms at thy feet: the whole universe of stars, the dewdrops on the grass whereon thou walkest!
Anything which throws light upon the Universe, anything which reveals us to ourselves, should be welcome in this world of riddles.
Truth! Truth! Truth! crieth the Lord of the Abyss of Hallucinations
Happiness lies within one's self, and the way to dig it out is cocaine.
The pious pretense that evil does not exist only makes it vague, enormous and menacing.
To read a newspaper is to refrain from reading something worth while. The first discipline of education must therefore be to refuse resolutely to feed the mind with canned chatter.
Since all things are God, in all things thou seest just so much of God as thy capacity affordeth thee.
Magic is real. And reality... it is magical.
Unspeakable is the variety of form and immeasurable the diversity of beauty, but in all is the seal of unity.
The Holy Guardian Angel is the spiritual Sun of the Soul of the Adept.
Their false compassion is called compassion and their false understanding is called understanding, for this is their most potent spell.
Must not understanding lie open unto wisdom as the pyramids lie open to the stars? (6:2)
Oh, how superior is the Eye of Horus to the Mouth of Isis!