I would rather have a lasting pain than a pleasure that passes away.
My mind never changes, but I change my mind whenever I wish.
My soul often has the feeling of
My errors do not lull me to sleep, but they open my eyes to a deeper vision of life.
My smallest work in the inner plane is worth more than all I do in the outer world.
No sooner is my heart struck than a switch is turned and the light appears.
All that I can manage in life I
take as my responsibility,
When I try to do some good to
the others I never think it is enough,
When I open my eyes to the outer
world, I feel myself as a drop in the sea,
How did I rise above narrowness ? The edges of my own walls began to hurt my elbows.
I would die proud rather than live a long life of humiliation.
All that is done and cannot be
helped I leave to fate,
The scriptures have called Him
the Creator, the Masons have called Him the Architect,
I respect all those of great names, but seek continually the Nameless.
I am resigned to the past, attentive to the present, and hopeful for the future.
I accept no refusal from the Heavens.
Christ - his image in the church, his spirit in my soul.
I have not come to teach you
what you know not.
He who has lost me is lost. He who has found me has found life eternal.
My presence stimulates in your heart that feeling which must always be kept alive.
Be not disappointed if I tell
you about things which are already known to you.
There is nothing too good or too
bad for me,
I am what I am; by trying to be something I make that self limited who in reality is all.
I do not give you my ideas; what I give you is my personal knowledge.
My heart is the key to the hearts of men.
I need remove no one to place
another in my heart.
I learn from my mureeds more than they learn from me.
I neither defend the wrongdoer nor do I condemn him.
I try to do the right which
seems right to me at the moment;
Nothing new I say when I
I play my melody while everyone sings his own song.
My friends lull me to sleep, but my enemies keep me awake.
Praise fans the glow of my heart, and blame turns it into a blaze.
What has happened, has happened;
what I am going through, I shall rise above;
While I am working I learn
Art is dear to my heart, but nature is near to my soul.
If I were not as I am, I would not have been what I am.
When I open my eyes and look at
the wide world I become great;