A basket of fragments, by a quondam author

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Page 57 - no man knoweth the Father but the Son, and he to whom the Son revealeth him...
Page 2 - Be ye also ready, for in an hour that ye think not the Son of Man cometh.
Page 24 - The servant who knew his master's will and did it not, shall be beaten with many stripes ; but he who knew not his master's will and committed things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few.
Page 65 - ... but never thinks of gustatory pleasure, finds delight in the most frugal meal. The angel-form of happiness, which men, looking through the eyes of self, imagine they see in gratified desire, when clasped is always found to be the skeleton of misery. Truly, "He that seeketh his life shall lose it, and he that loseth his life shall find it.
Page 7 - When this skin shall have fallen to pieces, — deprived of my flesh, I shall see God. I shall see him for myself, mine eyes shall contemplate him, not those of another; my reins waste away in expectation within me.
Page 7 - In other words, they had found that there is a mystery of nuptials of which it has not entered into the heart of man to conceive...
Page 61 - A man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things he possesses.
Page 66 - Go to the ant, thou sluggard. Learn her ways and be wise.
Page 57 - ... happiness is their greatest desire; yet it might perhaps dull their thankfulness, and differencing grace would not be known. But when one should be enlightened and another left in darkness; one reformed and another by his lusts enslaved, it makes them cry out, with the disciple: 'Lord, what is it, that thou wilt reveal thyself to us, and not unto the world'.
Page 29 - The great man is known as much by what he does not do as by what he does.

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