Aphorisms by Howard Salzman No. 18

When you recognize humility in others
you become aware of its absence in yourself.

We fill our emptiness with the past
only to find
that we would have been better off
to remain empty.

When you understand compassion
you will realize the need for compassion for yourself.

There are those who say “I love you” and they do not.
There are those who do not say “I love you” and they do.

Compassion defuses anger.

Torment for the most part is created by the mind
which is given to gross fabrications.

He who hates
will reap the fury of his own mind.

We are fortunate if we can change ourselves;
the notion that we can change others
is an exercise in vanity.

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