1. 10

    To understand a new idea, break an old habit.

  2. 9

    The only way to seek God is to seek God first. Deny the nayward, affirm the yeaward, be true to those stirrings and motions which He starts in us, refuse priority to all else, and be faithful to the sacred.

  3. 8

    No eyes that have seen beauty ever lose their sight.

  4. 7

    Thunder blossoms gorgeously above our heads, Great, hollow, bell-like flowers

  5. 6

    In a sick world, it is the first duty of the artist to get well.

  6. 5

    We do not posses imagination enough to sense what we are missing.

  7. 4

    Talk about it only enough to do it. Dream about it only enough to feel it. Think about it only enough to understand it. Contemplate it only enough to be it.

  8. 3

    Most novices picture themselves as masters - and are content with the picture. This is why there are so few masters.

  9. 2

    We learn the rope of life by untying its knots.

  10. 1

    Fear is a noose that binds until it strangles.

  11. Last Update: 2 October 2022

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