HE who governs his tongue is greater than a successful disputant in the arena of intellectualism; he who controls well his mind is more powerful than the king of many nations; and he who holds himself in entire subjection is more than gods and angels. When a man who is enslaved by self realizes that he must work out his own salvation, in that moment he will rise up in the dignity of his divine manhood and say, “Henceforward I will be a master in Israel, and not a slave in the House of Bondage.”
Not until a man realizes this, and commences to patiently purify his inner life, can he find the way which leads to lasting peace.
A life of perfect peace and blessedness by means of self-government and self-enlightenment.
Impatience is a handmaid of impulse, and never helped any man.
~ James Allen, Daily Meditations