Study House Aphorisms #1

  • Like what “it” does not like.
  • The highest that a man can attain is to be able to do.
  • The worse the conditions of life the more productive the work, always provided you remember the work.
  • Remember yourself always and everywhere.
  • Remember you come here having already understood the necessity of struggling with yourself—only with yourself. Therefore thank everyone who gives you the opportunity.
  • Here we can only direct and create conditions, but not help.
  • Know that this house can be useful only to those who have recognized their nothingness and who believe in the possibility of changing.
  • If you already know it is bad and do it, you commit a sin difficult to redress.
  • The chief means of happiness in this life is the ability to consider externally always, internally never.
  • Do not love art with your feelings.
  • A true sign of a good man is if he loves his father and mother.
  • Judge others by yourself and you will rarely be mistaken.
  • Only help him who is not an idler.
  • Respect every religion.

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