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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wisdom stands at the turn in the road and calls upon us publicly, but we consider it false and despise its adherents.
Where is the justice of political power if it executes the murderer and jails the plunderer, and then itself marches upon neighboring lands, killing thousands and pillaging the very hills?
Your friend is your needs answered.
If my survival caused another to perish, then death would be sweeter and more beloved.
Pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge, for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under the sun in vain.
Say not, 'I have found the truth, ' but rather, 'I have found a truth.'
The Teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.
Love... it surrounds every being and extends slowly to embrace all that shall be.
March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path.
If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were.
Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.
Knowledge cultivates your seeds and does not sow in your seeds.
When you work you are a flute through whose heart the whispering of the hours turns to music. Which of you would be a reed, dumb and silent, when all else sings together in unison?
Love and doubt have never been on speaking terms.
And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.
If your heart is a volcano, how shall you expect flower to bloom?
Yesterday is but today's memory, and tomorrow is today's dream.
Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness.
And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit
Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.
If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work.
Love is trembling happiness.
In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.
If the grandfather of the grandfather of Jesus had known what was hidden within him, he would have stood humble and awe-struck before his soul.
Advance, and never halt, for advancing is perfection. Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path, for they draw only corrupt blood.
Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed.
The person you consider ignorant and insignificant is the one who came from God, that he might learn bliss from grief and knowledge from gloom.
Darkness may hide the treesand the flowers from the eyesbut it cannot hidelove from the soul.