Without change, something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken.
If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.
Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past, I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.
Topics: Death, Past, Mind, Will, Courage, Fear
Respect for the truth comes close to being the basis for all morality.
The concept of progress acts as a protective mechanism to shield us from the terrors of the future.
What senses do we lack that we cannot see or hear another world all around us?
Guilt starts as a feeling of failure.
There’s no secret to balance. You just have to feel the waves.
When law and duty are one, united by religion, you never become fully conscious, fully aware of yourself. You are always a little less than an individual.
The human question is not how many can possibly survive within the system, but what kind of existence is possible for those who do survive.
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