Our passions are like convulsion fits, which, though they make us stronger for a time, leave us the weaker ever after.
Sure, men like a challenge – but so do women. And nobody likes to be challenged all the time. I know plenty of long-standing happy couples who slept together right away, spent hours yakking on the phone, split checks down the middle, and lived together for years before the wedding.
Success is dependent on effort.
Much of the stress and emptiness that haunt us can be traced back to our lack of attention to beauty. Internally, the mind becomes coarse and dull if it remains unvisited by images and thoughts that hold the radiance of beauty.
The greatest gift is a portion of thyself.
The image is more than an idea. It is a vortex or cluster of fused ideas and is endowed with energy.
Not as ours the books of old – Things that steam can stamp and fold; Not as ours the books of yore – Rows of type, and nothing more.
A bad neighbor is as great a calamity as a good one is a great advantage.
I say to mankind, Be not curious about God. For I, who am curious about each, am not curious about God – I hear and behold God in every object, yet understand God not in the least.
Men do not value a good deed unless it brings a reward.