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The best and shortest road towards knowledge of truth is Nature.
For every joy there is a price to be paid.
To know means to record in one's memory; but to understand means to blend with the thing and to assimilate it oneself.
The first concerning the 'secrets': all cognition comes from inside; we are therefore initiated only by ourselves, but the Master gives the keys.
The second concerning the 'way': the seeker has need of a Master to guide him and lift him up when he falls, to lead him back to the right way when he strays.
The only thing that is humiliating is helplessness.
Know the world in yourself. Never look for yourself in the world, for this would be to project your illusion
The way of knowledge is narrow.
The only active force that arises out of possession is fear of losing the object of possession.
Peace is the fruit of activity, not of sleep.
When the governing class isn't chosen for quality it is chosen for material wealth: this always means decadence, the lowest stage a society can reach.
A man can't be judge of his neighbor' intelligence. His own vital experience is never his neighbor's.
You will free yourself when you learn to be neutral and follow the instructions of your heart without letting things perturb you. This is the way of Maat.
Growth in consciousness doesn't depend on the will of the intellect or its possibilities but on the intensity of the inner urge.
Have the wisdom to abandon the values of a time that has passed and pick out the constituents of the future. An environment must be suited to the age and men to their environment.
Everyone finds himself in the world where he belongs. The essential thing is to have a fixed point from which to check its reality now and then.
Always watch and follow nature.
- The nut doesn't reveal the tree it contains. The nut doesn't reveal because it is fully confident of what is under the boot, even the nut cannot see what is there. It just simply knows that when the environment is right, the tree will be born.
The key to all problems is the problem of consciousness.
Man must learn to increase his sense of responsibility and of the fact that everything he does will have its consequences.
If you would know yourself, take yourself as starting point and go back to its source; your beginning will disclose your end.
Images are nearer reality than cold definitions.
Seek peacefully, you will find.
Organization is impossible unless those who know the laws of harmony lay the foundation.
It is no use whatever preaching Wisdom to men: you must inject it into their blood.
Knowledge is consciousness of reality.
By knowing one reaches belief.
All is within yourself. Know your most inward self and look for what corresponds with it in nature.