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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.
The reason I talk to myself is because I'm the only one whose answers I accept.
If you start by promising what you don't even have yet, you'll lose your desire to work towards getting it.
Some people think it's holding on that makes one strong. Sometimes it's letting go.
There are times when sorrow seems the only truth.
The nicest thing for me is sleep, then at least I can dream.