The coldness of a losing gamester lessens the pleasure of the winner. I would no more play with a man that slighted his ill fortune than I would make love to a woman who undervalued the loss of her reputation.

Our opinion of others is not so variable as our opinion of ourselves.

He who wants to kill a dog says that he has urinated against the mosque.

We have deprived ourselves of that liberty of transposition in the arrangement of words which the ancient languages enjoyed.

One of the problems of contemporary culture is that life moves at such a quick pace, we usually don't give ourselves time to feel and listen deeply. You may have to take deliberate action to nurture the soul. If you want to increase your soul's bank account, you may have to seek out the unfamiliar and do things that at first could feel uncomfortable. Give yourself time as you experiment. How will you know if you're on the right track? I like Rumi's counsel: 'When you do something from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.'

Two cocks in one yard do not agree.