Days end with sunset, nights with the rising of the sun; the end of pleasure is ever grief, the end of grief ever pleasure.
Two things are impossible in this world of Maya: to enjoy more that Karma hath allotted; to die before one’s hour hath struck.
Seek refuge in thy soul; have there thy Heaven! Scorn them that follow virtue for her gifts!
Patience leads to power, but lust leads to loss.
The soul ripens in tears.
A narrow stomach may be filled to its satisfaction, but a narrow mind will never be satisfied, not even with all the riches of the world.
A learned man without pupils, is a tree which bears no fruit; a devotee without good works, is a dwelling without a door.
When Fate overtakes us, the eye of Wisdom becomes blind.
He who keeps to his business, he who loves his companions, he who does his duty, will never be poor.
He who knows not his own worth, will never appreciate the worth of others.
Whomsoever Riches do not exalt, poverty will not abase, nor calamity cast him down.
All the air resounds with the presence of spirit and spiritual laws.
[from “Gems from the East, A Birthday Book of Precepts and Axioms,” compiled by H. P. Blavatsky, which consists of a quote or axiom for every day of the year.