Self-importance, not work-importance, exhausts immature creatures; it is the self element that exhausts, not the effort to achieve.
When you feel important, you lose energy to the wear and tear of ego dignity so that there is little energy left to do the work.
Very important is the work of preparation for the next higher sphere, but nothing equals the importance of the work of the world in which you are actually living.
You will learn that you increase your burdens and decrease the likelihood of success by taking yourself too seriously.
Sometimes your most disappointing disappointments have become your greatest blessings. Sometimes the planting of a seed necessitates its death, the death of your fondest hopes, before it can be reborn to bear the fruits of new life and new opportunity.
What is loyalty? It is the fruit of an intelligent appreciation of universe brotherhood; one could not take so much and give nothing.
Do not fear the dangers of human forgetfulness and mortal inconstancy, do not be troubled with doubts of failure or by perplexing confusion, do not falter and question your status and standing, for in every dark hour, at every crossroad in the forward struggle, the Spirit of Truth will always speak, saying, “This is the way.”