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Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.


         

Love possesses not nor will it be possessed, for love is sufficient unto love.

Love possesses not nor will it be possessed, for love is sufficient unto love.


         


Coming generations will learn equality from poverty, and love from woes.

Coming generations will learn equality from poverty, and love from woes.


         

Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.

Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.


         


They say: 'If a man knew himself, he would know all mankind.'I say: 'If a man loved mankind, he would know something of himself.

They say: 'If a man knew himself, he would know all mankind.'I say: 'If a man loved mankind, he would know something of himself.


         

I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest, with visions to be realized, than lord among those without dreams and desires.

I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest, with visions to be realized, than lord among those without dreams and desires.


         

Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They came through you but not from you and though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They came through you but not from you and though they are with you yet they belong not to you.


         

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls the most massive characters are seared with scars.

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls the most massive characters are seared with scars.


         

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.


         

Death most resembles a prophet who is without honor in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people.

Death most resembles a prophet who is without honor in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people.


         

Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be.

Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be.


         


A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.

A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.


         

Nor shall derision prove powerful against those who listen to humanity or those who follow in the footsteps of divinity, for they shall live forever. Forever.

Nor shall derision prove powerful against those who listen to humanity or those who follow in the footsteps of divinity, for they shall live forever. Forever.


         

For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.

For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.


         

I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.

I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.


         

No man can reveal to you nothing but that which already lies half-asleep in the dawning of your knowledge.

No man can reveal to you nothing but that which already lies half-asleep in the dawning of your knowledge.


         

Knowledge of the self is the mother of all knowledge. So it is incumbent on me to know my self, to know it completely, to know its minutiae, its characteristics, its subtleties, and its very atoms.

Knowledge of the self is the mother of all knowledge. So it is incumbent on me to know my self, to know it completely, to know its minutiae, its characteristics, its subtleties, and its very atoms.


         

Rebellion without truth is like spring in a bleak, arid desert.

Rebellion without truth is like spring in a bleak, arid desert.


         

Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge.

Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge.


         

True beauty is a rayThat springs from the sacred depths of the soul, and illuminates the body, just as lifesprings from the kernel of a stone andgives colour and scent to a flower.

True beauty is a rayThat springs from the sacred depths of the soul, and illuminates the body, just as lifesprings from the kernel of a stone andgives colour and scent to a flower.