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will see. Would it not be fully as sapient to walk in sorrow because thy forbears did not sing thy praises ?
I have often marvelled how it is that every one loves himself more than the rest of human kind, yet values his own opinion of himself less than that of others. At all events, were some god or some sage to stand by a man and bid him entertain no idea, no thought, within himself without simultaneously uttering it aloud, he could not abide the ordeal for a single day. So true it is that we have more respect for our neighbours and their thoughts of us than we have for ourselves !
Injustice lies as often in omission as commission.
It is enough if thy opinion in the present be based on understanding, thy action in the present directed to the common good, and thy disposition in the present one of contentment with all that befalls thee from the cause without thee.
Wipe away all imagination ; cry halt to impulse ; extinguish desire ; and confirm the mind in its own power.
One man may have no cloak ; another, not a book in the world ; yet both be philosophers. goes half naked, and still he says : I hold fast to reason !'.
Make haste and look into thine own mind, the mind of the universe, and the mind of thy neighbour. Thine own, that thou mayst make it just ; that of the universe, that thou mayst remember whereof thou art part ; that of thy neighbour, that thou mayst learn whether his sin was the sin of ignorance or knowledge, and reflect withal that it is kindred to thine own.
The salvation of life is to contemplate every object in its entirety, and see what it is in essence, what is the formal element in it, and what the material ; and to do the right, and speak the truth, in all sincerity of heart. What then is left, save to enjoy life, adding one good deed to another so that not the briefest interval is left bare of good ?
Be not desultory in action, confused in conversation, or wandering in thought. See that thy soul be not subject to

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Wipe away all imagination ; cry halt to impulse ; extinguish desire ; and confirm what is mind in its own power. One man may have no cloak ; another, not a book in what is world ; yet both be philosophers. goes half naked, and still he says : I hold fast to reason !'. Make haste and look into thine own mind, what is mind of what is universe, and what is mind of thy neighbour. Thine own, that thou mayst make it just ; that of what is universe, that thou mayst remember whereof thou art part ; that of thy neighbour, that thou mayst learn whether his sin was what is sin of ignorance or knowledge, and reflect withal that it is kindred to thine own. what is salvation of life is to contemplate every object in its entirety, and see what it is in essence, what is what is formal element in it, and what what is material ; and to do what is right, and speak what is truth, in all sincerity of heart. 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