History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren’t there.
In America, we may acknowledge Washington and Lincoln as great men, and probably Franklin and Jefferson and maybe Franklin Delano Roosevelt and possibly even several more, but we would probably disagree about precisely what it was that made them great, what it was that enabled them to give a lasting direction to the course of events.
People to whom nothing has ever happened cannot understand the unimportance of events.
I respond very easily to outside events. One’s life is a matter of chance. Nothing that you’ve arranged for yourself works out.
The reporting of news has to be understood as propaganda for commodities, and events by images.
Not being able to govern events, I govern myself.
Man has but three events in his life: to be born, to live, and to die. He is not conscious of his birth, he suffers at his death and he forgets to live.
Neither current events nor history show that the majority rule, or ever did rule.
You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.
Descriptions of inner, spiritual processes are much more liable to misunderstanding than descriptions of events in the physical world. Such misunderstandings arise easily because the life of the soul is in constant movement and because we fail to bear in mind that the life of the soul is very different from life in the physical world.