For it is in your power to retire into yourself whenever you choose.
Be excellent in your own terms. Do not look for approval from a single soul on this planet. Respect yourself and in time the whole world will respect you. It is a tragedy of modern life that the light of truth scares the society much more than the darkness of ignorance.
Don’t let out your true behaviour in the public, even if you were born nasty, make others feel you were well bred.
A person imbued with compassion and self-understanding can readily love oneself and exhibit endless sympathy for all people. A person who is unkind to their self can never transcend their corrupt barriers much less run into the world with open arms enthusiastically embracing humankind and all of nature with uninhibited friendliness and goodwill.
Never settle on a life you don’t want when God is trying to give you a better life.
Unrequited love is the only emotion that allows sane people to taste the “life sentence
If you live life on your own terms it shouldn’t feel like a jail cell.
What is needed is not that a religion be true, meaning that what it claims exist beyond the ink it is written with in a holy book. That is hard to prove. What is important is that a religion be a good system to help us mere mortal deal with our short and troubled life in the universe. Whether what we hope for in the afterlife materializes or not is not important, what is important is that we believe it will materialize and that gives us hope.
Taking care of yourself is one of the hardest jobs — don’t ever let anyone tell you otherwise. It’s much easier to take care of others.
Faith is throwing yourself into the arms of the unknown and trusting that you will be safe in the hands of that monster