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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.
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.
Whenever they rebuild an old building, they must first of all destroy the old one.
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?
Achieve some perfection [excellence] yourself, so that you may not fall into sorrow by seeing the perfection in others.
He who tastes not, knows not.
Flattery's fire is hidden. Its sweet taste is apparent, but the smoke is bound to come out at last.
Do not grow old, no matter how long you live. Never cease to stand like curious children before the Great Mystery into which we are born.
Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.
Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours.
There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.
Every woman is wrong until she cries, and then she is right - instantly.