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Whenever they rebuild an old building, they must first of all destroy the old one.
Achieve some perfection [excellence] yourself, so that you may not fall into sorrow by seeing the perfection in others.
You do not see clearly the evil in yourself, else you would hate yourself with all your soul. Like the lion who sprang at his image in the water, you are only hurting yourself, O foolish man. When you reach the bottom of the well of your own nature, then you will know that the vileness was from yourself.
Discard yourself and thereby regain yourself. Spread the trap of humility and ensnare love.
For the water animals, the ocean is like a garden; for the land animals, it is death and pain.
Iron was black and sheenless, but cleansing and polishing washed away its blackness.
Life s picture is constantly undergoing change. The spirit beholds a new world every moment.
The world is a playground, and death is the night.
I died as mineral and became a plant I died as plant and rose as an animal, I died as animal and I was a Man. Why should I fear? When was I less by dying?
He who tastes not, knows not.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on.
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.
Sometimes you have to get to know someone really well to realize you're really strangers.
Things don't change. You change your way of looking, that's all.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.