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The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls the butterfly.
 

The meaning I picked, the one that changed my life: Overcome fear, behold wonder.
 

The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.
[Work]
 

The simplest questions are the most profound. Where were you born? Where is your home? Where are you going? What are you doing? Think about these once in a while and watch your answers change.
[Change]
 

The simplest things are often the truest.
 

There are no mistakes. The events we bring upon ourselves, no matter how unpleasant, are necessary in order to learn what we need to learn; whatever steps we take, they're necessary to reach the places we've chosen to go.
 

To bring anything into your life, imagine that it's already there.
 

To fly as fast as thought, you must begin by knowing that you have already arrived.
[Begin]
 

What the caterpillar calls a tragedy, the Master calls a butterfly.
[Events]
 

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly.
 

What the student calls a tragedy, the master calls a butterfly.
[Opportunity]
 

You are always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past.
[Change]
 

You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true. You may have to work for it, however.
[Being]
 

You don't want a million answers as much as you want a few forever questions. The questions are diamonds you hold in the light. Study a lifetime and you see different colors from the same jewel.
 

You teach best what you most need to learn.
 

Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness. Listen to it carefully.
 

Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.
 

Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself. Being true to anyone else or anything else is not only impossible, but the mark of a fake messiah.
[Being]
 


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