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There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.
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The mind weighs and measures but it is the spirit that reaches the heart of life and embraces
the secret; and the seed of the spirit is deathless.
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The lights of stars that were extinguished ages ago still reaches us. So it is with great men
who died centuries ago, but still reach us with the radiations of their personalities.
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Your life is an island separated from all other islands and continents. Regardless of how many
boats you send to other shores or how many ships arrive upon your shores, you yourself are
an island separated by its own pains, secluded in its happiness.
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When life does not find a singer to sing her heart she produces a philosopher to speak her
mind.
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All you have shall some day be given; therefore give now, that the season of giving may be
yours and not your inheritors.
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Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
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Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better
that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those
who work with joy.
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One may not reach the dawn save by the path of the night.
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I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy. I woke and I saw that life is all service. I served and
I saw that service is joy.
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Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
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For what is evil but good tortured by its own hunger and thirst?
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You often say, "I would give, but only to the deserving." The trees in your orchard say not so,
nor the flocks in your pastures. They give that they may live, for to withhold is to perish.
Surely he who is worthy to receive his days and his nights, is worthy of all else from you.
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He who has not looked on sorrow will never see joy.
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Tell your secret to the wind, but don't blame it for telling the trees.
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To belittle, you have to be little.
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Wisdom stands at the turn in the road and calls upon us publicly, but we consider it false and
despise its adherents.
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Say not, "I have found the path of the soul." Say rather, "I have found the soul walking upon
my path." For the soul walks upon all paths.
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Modern civilization has made woman a little wiser, but it has increased her suffering because
of man's covetousness. The woman of yesterday was a happy wife, but the woman of today
is a miserable mistress. In the past she walked blindly in the light, but now she walks
open-eyed in the dark. She was beautiful in her ignorance, virtuous in her simplicity, and
strong in her weakness. Today she has become ugly in her ingenuity, superficial and heartless
in her knowledge. Will the day ever come when beauty and knowledge, ingenuity and virtue,
and weakness of body and strength of spirit will be united in a woman?
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Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with
the people the same happiness.
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There is a space between man's imagination and man's attainment that may only be
traversed by his longing.
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I am a tree, grown in the shade, and today I stretched my branches to tremble for a while in
the daylight. I came here to tell you good-bye, my beloved, and it is my hope that our
farewell will be great and awful like our love. Let our farewell be like fire that bends the gold
and makes it more resplendent.
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Life is the mistress to be wooed.
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Love is trembling happiness.
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It is well to give when asked, but it is better to give unasked, through understanding.
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The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.
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You may forget with whom you laughed, but you will never forget with whom you wept.
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They deem me mad because I will not sell my days for gold; and I deem them mad because
they think my days have a price.
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Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.
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Let your best be for your friend.
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Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. But you are the eternity and you are the mirror.
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In truth you owe naught to any man. You owe all to all men.
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Forgetfulness is a form of freedom.
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Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.
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It is wrong to think that love comes from long companionship and persevering courtship. Love
is the offspring of spiritual affinity and unless that affinity is created in a moment, it will not
be created for years or even generations.
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Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.
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Faith is an oasis in the heart which can never be reached by the caravan of thinking.
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When you love you should not think you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you
worthy, directs your course.
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