Words of wisdom are much more precious than any kind of treasure we can ever have. We all suffer from different kind of situations, circumstances, and feelings throughout our life, but, how many of us are able to convert their feelings into words? Surely this number is no more than 5-10 percent. I believe this is a kind of God Gifted thing that is gifted to only a few people on this earth who can transform their feelings or experiences into words because brilliant ideas come to brilliant minds. From their words, we can learn to get through our situations.
We sit silently and watch the world around us. This has taken a lifetime to learn. It seems only the old are able to sit next to one another and not say anything and still feel content. The young, brash and impatient, must always break the silence. It is a waste, for silence is pure. Silence is holy. It draws people together because only those who are comfortable with each other can sit without speaking. This is the great paradox.
Books are not made to be believed, but to be subjected to inquiry. When we consider a book, we mustn't ask ourselves what it says but what it means...
Vain is the hope of finding pleasure in that which one has hitherto disdained; as when the warrior hopes to find pleasure in the joys of the sedentaries.
It was the contemplation of god that created men who were equal, for it was in god that they were equal.
The soldier's body becomes a stock of accessories that are not his property.