Come hither! bury thyself in a life which, to your now equally abhorred and abhorring, landed world, is more oblivious than death.
Thou knowest not how came ye, hence callest thyself unbegotten; certainly knowest not thy beginning, hence callest thyself unbegun.
Seat thyself sultanically among the moons of Saturn, and take high abstracted man alone; and he seems a wonder, a grandeur, and a woe.
Hadst thou taken this old blacksmith to thyself ere his full ruin came upon him, then had the young widow had a delicious grief, and her orphans a truly venerable, legendary sire to dream of in their after years; and all of them a care-killing competency.
Acquaint thyself with a physician before thou have need of him.
Take the hint, then; and when thou art dead, never bury thyself under living people's noses.
Look then at thy inner self with the eyes of the spirit, and ask thyself whether thou art content with thyself.
Give not thyself up, then, to fire, lest it invert thee, deaden thee; as for the time it did me.
Forgive thy enemy, do not avenge thyself except by doing him good.
To lose thyself in some sort, as if thou wert not, and to have no consciousness of thyself at all - to be emptied of thyself and almost annihilated - such is heavenly conversation....