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Nothing is true, but that which is simple.

Simple ideas lie within the reach only of complex minds.
The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.
Understanding reduces the greatest to simplicity, and lack of its causes the least to take on the magnitude.
If moderation is a fault, then indifference is a crime.
There is nothing harder than the softness of indifference.
There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.
I reached in experience the nirvana which is unborn, unrivalled, secure from attachment, undecaying and unstained. This condition is indeed reached by me which is deep, difficult to see, difficult to understand, tranquil, excellent, beyond the reach of mere logic, subtle, and to be realized only by the wise.
Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time. Hatred ceases through love. This is an unalterable law.
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
Love the whole world as a mother lovers her only child.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
The Eternal looked upon me for a moment with His eye of power, and annihilated me in His being, and become manifest to me in His essence. I saw I existed through Him.
Let the lover be disgraceful, crazy, absent-minded. Someone sober will worry about events going badly. Let the lover be.
Our deeds still travel with us from afar, and what we have been makes us what we are.
There is no despair so absolute as that which comes with the first moments of our first great sorrow, when we have not yet known what it is to have suffered and be healed, to have despaired and have recovered hope.
Those who trust us educate us.
The egoism which enters into our theories does not affect their sincerity; rather, the more our egoism is satisfied, the more robust is our belief.
No evil dooms us hopelessly except the evil we love, and desire to continue in, and make no effort to escape from.
Excellence encourages one about life generally; it shows the spiritual wealth of the world.
But human experience is usually paradoxical, that means incongruous with the phrases of current talk or even current philosophy.
Friendships begin with liking or gratitude roots that can be pulled up.
Gossip is a sort of smoke that comes from the dirty tobacco-pipes of those who diffuse it: it proves nothing but the bad taste of the smoker.
She was no longer wrestling with the grief, but could sit down with it as a lasting companion and make it a sharer in her thoughts.
Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.
What do we live for; if it is not to make life less difficult to each other?
Animals are such agreeable friends, they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
Great feelings will often take the aspect of error, and great faith the aspect of illusion.
All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation.
Every woman is supposed to have the same set of motives, or else to be a monster.
Play not with paradoxes. That caustic which you handle in order to scorch others may happen to sear your own fingers and make them dead to the quality of things.
It is, I fear, but a vain show of fulfilling the heathen precept, Know thyself, and too often leads to a self-estimate which will subsist in the absence of that fruit by which alone the quality of the tree is made evident.
It was not that she was out of temper, but that the world was not equal to the demands of her fine organism.
Each thought is a nail that is driven In structures that cannot decay; And the mansion at last will be given To us as we build it each day.
Ignorance... is a painless evil; so, I should think, is dirt, considering the merry faces that go along with it.
Malice is only another name for mediocrity.
The psychoanalysis of individual human beings, however, teaches us with quite special insistence that the god of each of them is formed in the likeness of his father, that his personal relation to God depends on his relation to his father in the flesh and oscillates and changes along with that relation, and that at bottom God is nothing other than an exalted father.
One feels inclined to say that the intention that man should be happy is not included in the plan of Creation.
Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.
I have found little that is good about human beings on the whole. In my experience most of them are trash, no matter whether they publicly subscribe to this or that ethical doctrine or to none at all. That is something that you cannot say aloud, or perhaps even think.
The impression forces itself upon one that men measure by false standards, that everyone seeks power, success, riches for himself, and admires others who attain them, while undervaluing the truly precious thing in life.
Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness.
The most complicated achievements of thought are possible without the assistance of consciousness.
A certain degree of neurosis is of inestimable value as a drive, especially to a psychologist.
Neurotics complain of their illness, but they make the most of it, and when it comes to talking it away from them they will defend it like a lioness her young.
Every normal person, in fact, is only normal on the average. His ego approximates to that of the psychotic in some part or other and to a greater or lesser extent.
Opposition is not necessarily enmity; it is merely misused and made an occasion for enmity.
The time comes when each one of us has to give up as illusions the expectations which, in his youth, he pinned upon his fellow-men, and when he may learn how much difficulty and pain has been added to his life by their ill-will.
He that has eyes to see and ears to hear may convince himself that no mortal can keep a secret. If his lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
Look into the depths of your own soul and learn first to know yourself, then you will understand why this illness was bound to come upon you and perhaps you will thenceforth avoid falling ill.
The act of birth is the first experience of anxiety, and thus the source and prototype of the affect of anxiety.
The only bodily organ which is really regarded as inferior is the atrophied penis, a girl's clitoris.
From error to error, one discovers the entire truth.
Analogies, it is true, decide nothing, but they can make one feel more at home.
Nearly all our originality comes from the stamp that time impresses upon our sensibility.
We are obliged to regard many of our original minds as crazy at least until we have become as clever as they are.
No one can be profoundly original who does not avoid eccentricity.
But it is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
We are all failures -- at least, all the best of us are.
There is much to be said for failure. It is more interesting than success.
Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.
On this path effort never goes to waste, and there is no failure. Even a little effort toward spiritual awareness will protect you from the greatest fear.
No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.
there comes a point in your life, when you realise who matters, who never did, who won't anymore, and who always will, so don't worry about people from your past, there's a reason they didn't make it to your future.
Ah, but I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now.
Maturity is often more absurd than youth and very frequently is most unjust to youth.
Where id was, there shall ego be.
Maturity begins to grow when you can sense your concern for others outweighing your concern for yourself.
One does not get better but different and older and that is always a pleasure.
Madness need not be all breakdown. It may also be break-through. It is potential liberation and renewal as well as enslavement and existential death.
Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I'm liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That's what's insane about it.
Prudence is a rich, ugly, old maid courted by incapacity.
Prudence is an attitude that keeps life safe, but does not often make it happy.
It all depends on how we look at things, and not how they are in themselves.
The difference between a mountain and a molehill is your perspective.
We must always tell what we see. Above all, and this is more difficult, we must always see what we see.
By profession I am a soldier and take pride in that fact. But I am prouder -- infinitely prouder -- to be a father. A soldier destroys in order to build; the father only builds, never destroys. The one has the potentiality of death; the other embodies creation and life. And while the hordes of death are mighty, the battalions of life are mightier still. It is my hope that my son, when I am gone, will remember me not from the battle field but in the home repeating with him our simple daily prayer, Our Father Who Art in Heaven.
To make oneself an object, to make oneself passive, is a very different thing from being a passive object.
The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.
As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
There is but one degree of commitment; total.
Don't be dismayed at good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.
Come, let's have one other gaudy night. Call to me. All my sad captains. Fill our bowls once more. Let's mock the midnight bell.
Partir, c'est mourir un peu. (To leave is to die a little.)
Every parting gives a foretaste of death; every coming together again a foretaste of the resurrection.
Absence and death are the same -- only that in death there is no suffering.
Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell.
Let me tell you I am better acquainted with you for a long absence, as men are with themselves for a long affliction: absence does but hold off a friend, to make one see him the truer.
When delicate and feeling souls are separated, there is not a feature in the sky, not a movement of the elements, not an aspiration of the breeze, but hints some cause for a lover's apprehension.
Separation penetrates the disappearing person like a pigment and steeps him in gentle radiance.
Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones, as wind extinguishes candles and fans a fire.
Sometimes we need to remind ourselves that thankfulness is indeed a virtue.
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.
If a fellow isn't thankful for what he's got, he isn't likely to be thankful for what he's going to get.
It is not possible to eat me without insisting that I sing praises of my devourer?
Revenge is profitable, gratitude is expensive.
He that has satisfied his thirst turns his back on the well.
Gratitude is the heart's memory.
There is as much greatness of mind in acknowledging a good turn, as in doing it.
See how many are better off than you are, but consider how many are worse.
God has two dwellings; one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart.
Gratitude is not only the memory but the homage of the heart rendered to God for his goodness.
Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
Electric flesh-arrows... traversing the body. A rainbow of color strikes the eyelids. A foam of music falls over the ears. It is the gong of the orgasm.
We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are.
Truth is something which can't be told in a few words. Those who simplify the universe only reduce the expansion of its meaning.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
It takes courage to push yourself to places that you have never been before... to test your limits... to break through barriers. And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
The original crime of niggers and lesbians is that they prefer themselves.
No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.
She say, Celie, tell the truth, have you ever found God in church? I never did. I just found a bunch of folks hoping for him to show. Any God I ever felt in church I brought in with me. And I think all the other folks did too. They come to church to share God, not find God.
It isn't enough for your heart to break because everybody's heart is broken now.
Things happen for a reason. Moods change from days to seasons, If anything instead of pleasing them, please yourself & just leave'em
I know of no more disagreeable situation than to be left feeling generally angry without anybody in particular to be angry at.
Candor is a proof of both a just frame of mind, and of a good tone of breeding. It is a quality that belongs equally to the honest man and to the gentleman.
There is no wisdom like frankness.
Friends, if we be honest with ourselves, we shall be honest with each other.
Let us not be ashamed to speak what we shame not to think.
Not to expose your true feelings to an adult seems to be instinctive from the age of seven or eight onwards.
Your own mind is a sacred enclosure into which nothing harmful can enter except by your permission.
Censors tend to do what only psychotics do: they confuse reality with illusion.
One of the curious things about censorship is that no one seems to want it for himself. We want censorship to protect someone else; the young, the unstable, the suggestible, the stupid. I have never heard of anyone who wanted a film banned because otherwise he might see it and be harmed.
One must verify or expel his doubts, and convert them into the certainty of Yes or NO.
There is nothing certain except the unforeseen.
I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections, and the truth of imagination.
The one unchangeable certainty is that nothing is unchangeable or certain.
The more I see the less I know for sure.
To be uncertain is to be uncomfortable, but to be certain is to be ridiculous.
Doubt is not a pleasant mental state, but certainty is a ridiculous one.
I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for truth; and truth rewarded me.
The valor that struggles is better than the weakness that endures.
Difficult times always create opportunities for you to experience more love in your life.
Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things.
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
Difficulties are things that show a person what they are.
As in nature, as in art, so in grace; it is rough treatment that gives souls, as well as stones, their luster. The more the diamond is cut the brighter it sparkles; and in what seems hard dealing, there God has no end in view but to perfect His people.
Trouble is the next best thing to enjoyment. There is no fate in the world so horrible as to have no share in either its joys or sorrows.
I don't like people who have never fallen or stumbled. Their virtue is lifeless and it isn't of much value. Life hasn't revealed its beauty to them.
For cowards the road of desertion should be left open; they will carry over to the enemy nothing, but their fears.
To know what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice.
It is better to be the widow of a hero than the wife of a coward.
There is a level of cowardice lower than that of the conformist: the fashionable non-conformist.
It is better to be killed than frightened to death.
A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared, but still goes on.
The yielding of the weak is the concession to fear.
They say that hens do cackle loudest when there is nothing vital in the eggs they have laid.
Tact is knowing how far to go too far.

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