MAY 2011


The Doctrine teaches that in order to become a divine, fully conscious god — aye, even the highest — the Spiritual primeval INTELLIGENCES must pass through the human stage. And when we say human, this does not apply merely to our terrestrial humanity, but to the mortals that inhabit any world, i.e., to those Intelligences that have reached the appropriate equilibrium between matter and spirit, as we have now . . . Each entity must have won for itself the right of becoming divine, through self-experience. - The Secret Doctrine

Saith the Great Law: In order to become the KNOWER of ALL-SELF thou hast first of SELF to be the knower. To reach the knowledge of that SELF, thou hast to give up Self to Non-Self, Being to Non-Being. - The Voice of the Silence

Many persons have a wrong idea about what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. - Helen Keller

Genius is one percent inspiration and 99% perspiration. - Thomas A. Edison

Success in life depends upon staying power. The reason for failure in most cases is lack of perseverance. Men get tired and give up. - J R. Miller Nothing is so fatal to character or accomplishment as unfinished jobs. - S. W. Sill

Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair. - Edmund Burke

The greatest results in life are usually attained by simple means and the exercise of ordinary qualities. These may for the most part be summed up in these two -- commonsense and perseverance. - Owen Feltham.

The secret of success is constancy of purpose. - Disraeli

There are two ways of attaining an important end: force and perseverance. Force falls to the lot only of the privileged few, but austere and sustained perseverance can be practiced by the most insignificant. Its silent power grows irresistible in time. - Anne Swetchine

Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal; while others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than before. - Polybius

The world wants the kind of men who do not shrink from temporary defeats in life, but come again and wrestle triumph from defeat. - Theodore Roosevelt

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