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The first necessity for obtaining self-knowledge is to become profoundly conscious of ignorance; to feel with every fiber of the heart that one is ceaselessly self-deceived. The second requisite is the still deeper conviction that such knowledge - such intuitive and certain knowledge - can be obtained by effort. The third and most important is an indomitable determination to obtain and face that knowledge. Self-knowledge of this kind is unattainable by what men usually call "self-analysis." It is not reached by reasoning or any brain process; for it is the awakening to consciousness of the Divine nature of man. To obtain this knowledge is a greater achievement than to command the elements or to know the future.

Collected Writings VIII, p. 108 (authorship uncertain, presumably H.P. Blavatsky)


Leven voor het welzijn van de mensheid is de eerste stap. De zes verheven deugden in praktijk brengen is de tweede.

De stem van de stilte, De twee paden, isbn 90-70328-54-2


De ziel is het leven van de geest, het brood van de geest, en ze is een goddelijke vonk ; we moeten ze laten groeien. Ze moet een zon worden in ons. Onze ziel groeit wanneer we vooruitgang maken in het goede.

De wonderen van Meester Philippe, isbn 978-90-77135-19-8


Dogmas are the toys that amuse and can satisfy but unreasoning children. They are the offspring of human speculation and prejudiced fancy.

Collected Writings Vol I, p. 34


Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

(American Entrepreneur Apple co-Founder, 1955-2011)


There are no failures - just experiences and your reactions to them.

(Finnish operatic bass-baritone, motivational speaker, teacher and coach, b.1934)


Doubt, indulged and cherished, is in danger of becoming denial; but if honest, and bent on thorough investigation, it may soon lead to full establishment of the truth.

(American Writer, Journalist and Editor, 1842-1914)


All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusions is called a philosopher.

(American Writer, Journalist and Editor, 1842-1914)


Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time. Hatred ceases through love. This is an unalterable law.


Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta, the founder of Buddhism, 563-483 B.C.


Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.


Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta, the founder of Buddhism, 563-483 B.C.


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