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Don’t you believe that there is in man a deep so profound as to be hidden even to him in whom it is?

— St. Augustine, “The Trinity”  <link>

The Aim of Your Quest

Don’t look at your form,
    however ugly or beautiful.
Look at love
    and at the aim of your quest…
O you whose lips are parched,
    keep looking for water.
Those parched lips are proof
    that eventually you will reach the source.

— Rumi  <link>

Two Kinds of Freedom

Freedom is about choice, and there are two kinds of freedom. There is a freedom to choose to do whatever you want, and another kind of freedom to choose to live for others. One freedom leads in, the other out. One freedom is living with responsibility, the other with disregard except for self. One freedom is full of meaning and purpose, the other is ultimately empty and worthless. One freedom leads to heaven, the other to hell.

— Mark Woodward  <link>

Only in silence the word,
only in dark the light,
only in dying life:
bright the hawk’s flight
on the empty sky.

— Ursula K. LeGuin  <link>