Tag: self

  • 486: The indefinable

    “If we want to keep the old language, still using such terms as “spiritual” and “material,” the spiritual must mean “the indefinable,” that which, because it is living, must ever escape the framework of any fixed form. Matter is spirit named. After all this, the brain deserves a word for itself! For the brain, including […]

  • 484

    How unlike the criticisms we receive, are compliments shocking and difficult to see.

  • 328

    Be not to yourself forgotten. More than is figurable can you count, and impress a disruptive authority over any unjust and illogical order, if you would rather than recline with vanity, firmly stand on the belaboured foundations of your wiser convictions.

  • 320: You are not divine

    Honour yourself enough, to exceed your own lapses and demerits. This life is all too brief and blank a contract to lay but so heavy a capital in concern of error.

  • 307

    The air and span of new lands, and having all the time in the world. No homeward connections to clutch at, returning you at once to safety and a familiar self.

  • 292

    A common and avoidable misery of our times is in perceiving always a need for a new start or clean slate, and having opportunity for it.

  • 271

    In the end, if you never stop to assess your defects, and that which makes you breakable but avoid an audit altogether as well the cost of progress, will you never know what reserves of honourable efficacy that propel you forward to better circumstances have been left dormant and unsummoned.

  • 222

    Pay no more regard, whom diligently blights your renown, than is necessary to reveal from them the blacker aspects of your own nature.

  • 167

    It is not your concern how other people treat you, but instead how you treat yourself.

  • 121: What I came for

    Extravagance of air and light today fetched me early from indoors, and no way knowing or caring where, would I follow so long as were sun and breeze proliferate. Being my final day in Nelson, instead of thus choking for want of natural restoratives, agonising the golden hours decrease under airport ceilings, I went some […]