Study House Aphorisms #3

  • If you have not by nature a critical mind your staying here is useless.
  • He who has freed himself of the disease of “tomorrow” has a chance to attain what he came here for.
  • Blessed is he who has a soul, blessed is he who has none, but woe and grief to him who has it in embryo.
  • Rest comes not from the quantity but from the quality of sleep.
  • Sleep little without regret.
  • The energy spent on active inner work is then and there transformed into a fresh supply, but that spent on passive work is lost for ever.
  • One of the best means for arousing the wish to work on yourself is to realize that you may die at any moment. But first you must learn how to keep it in mind.
  • Conscious love evokes the same in response. Emotional love evokes the opposite. Physical love depends on type and polarity.
  • Conscious faith is freedom. Emotional faith is slavery. Mechanical faith is foolishness.
  • Hope, when bold, is strength. Hope, with doubt, is cowardice. Hope, with fear, is weakness.
  • Man is given a definite number of experiences—economizing them, he prolongs his life.
  • Here there are neither Russians nor English, Jews nor Christians, but only those who pursue one aim—to be able to be.

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