Words of Knowledge
hold Great Power
"No man can put a chain about the ankle of his
fellow man without at last finding the other end
fastened about his own neck."
"To live in the world without becoming aware of
the meaning of the world is like wandering about in a
great library without touching the books."
"The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge
to reach your full potential... these are the keys that
will unlock the door to personal excellence."
"All knowledge or form conception is evoked
through the medium of the eye, either in response to
disturbances directly received on the retina or to their
fainter secondary effects and reverberations. Other
sense organs can only call forth feelings which have no
reality of existence and of which no conception can be
are a small minority in any age or community. And the
harm they have done to mankind is infinitesimal when
compared to the horrors - the bloodshed, the wars, the
persecution, the famines, the enslavements, the
wholesale destruction - perpetrated by mankind's
governments. Potentially, a government is the most
dangerous threat to man's rights - When unlimited and
unrestricted by individual rights, a government is men's
understanding heart is everything in a teacher, and
cannot be esteemed highly enough. One looks back with
appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with
gratitude to those who touched our human feeling. The
curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth
is the vital element for the growing plant and for the
soul of the child."
which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of
others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some
see nature all ridicule and deformity... and some scarce
see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of
imagination, nature is imagination itself."
that one cannot approve my mode of thought. What does
that signify? Anyone who imagines he can prescribe a
mode of thought to another must be quite out of his
senses. My mode of thought is the result of my own
reflections, it is a part of my life, of my own nature.
It is not in my power to alter it, and if it were in my
power I should not do it. This mode of thought which you
condemn is the only comfort of my life: it relieves all
my sufferings in prison, it provides all my pleasure in
this world; it means more to me than my own life. It is
not my mode of thought that has caused my misfortunes,
but the mode of thought of others."
Marquis de Sade
good life. If there are gods and they are just, then
they will not care how devout you have been, but will
welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If
there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to
worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be
gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on
in the memories of your loved ones."
structure of modern man, who reproduces a
six-thousand-year-old patriarchal authoritarian culture,
is typified by characterological armoring against his
inner nature and against the social misery which
surrounds him. This characterological armoring is the
basis of isolation, indigence, craving for authority,
fear of responsibility, mystic longing, sexual misery,
and neurotically impotent rebelliousness, as well as
pathological tolerance. Man has alienated himself from,
and has grown hostile toward, life."
in the flows of