You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore. You shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your days. Aye, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God. But let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup. Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf. Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each of you be alone, Even as the strings of the lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping. For only the hands of Life can contain your hearts. And stand together, yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Coming generations will learn equality from poverty, and love from woes.
He who understands you is greater kin to you than your own brother. For even your own kindred neither understand you nor know your true worth.
Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.
Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.
He who requires urging to do a noble act will never accomplish it
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
The very strength that protects the heart from injury is the strength that prevents the heart from enlarging to its intended greatness within. The song of the voice is sweet, but the song of the heart is the pure voice of heaven.
There is a space between man's imagination and man's attainment that may only be traversed by his longing
Let there be space in your togetherness
In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
He who has not looked on Sorrow will never see Joy.
Often times I have hated in self-defense; if I were stronger I would not have used such a weapon.