Forgive thy enemy, do not avenge thyself except by doing him good.
Their opinion and practice will be best represented in the words of one of their early teachers (quoted by Gibbon, Decline and Fall, c. 63): "When thou art alone in thy cell shut thy door, and seat thyself in a corner; raise thy mind above all things vain and transitory; recline thy beard and chin on thy breast; turn thine eyes and thy thought towards the middle of thy belly, the region of the navel (6j4 aXos); and search the place of the heart, the seat of the soul.
Desire nothing for thyself, seek nothing, be not anxious or envious.
Look then at thy inner self with the eyes of the spirit, and ask thyself whether thou art content with thyself.
18 he associated the lesson: "So long as thou thyself art merciful, God will also be merciful to thee."
"The more nobly and magnanimously thou conductest thyself, and the less thou vauntest of thy wealth and power, the more readily shall we regard thy wishes both as to the concession of a church in the city and of altars in the church of SS.
It is, then, no longer to thyself but rather to us that thou belongest henceforth.
Acquaint thyself with a physician before thou have need of him.
Accordingly Kuenen does not deny that the prohibition of images contains an element additional to the precept of monolatry, but, following De Goeje, regards the words from "thou shalt not make unto thyself" down to "the waters under the earth" as a later insertion in the original Decalogue.
His charity towards men is given its finest expression in the answer which he made to a proselyte who asked to be taught the commandments of the Torah in the shortest possible form: "What is unpleasant to thyself that do not to thy neighbour; this is the whole Law, all else is but its exposition."
The duty of working both with and for men he teaches in the sentence: "Separate not thyself from the congregation" (ib.
Thoroughgoing reconstruction in every item of theology and in every detail of polity there may be, yet shall the Christian life go on - the life which finds its deepest utterance in the words of Christ, " Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart and thy neighbour as thyself "; the life which expresses its profoundest faith in the words Christ taught it to pray, "Our Father"; the life which finds its highest rule of conduct in the words of its first and greatest interpreter, " Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Frequently a popular proverb or catchword in Greek or Latin supplies the designation: thus we have as titles " I've got You " ("Exc.) at); " You don't Know what Evening is to Bring " (Nescis quid vesper serus vehat); " Know Thyself " (FviaOc o-Eavrdv) .
"Subdue the body, chastise thyself, weaken thyself, just as fire consumes dry wood."
And we get, as a new form of the fundamental practical rule, " act so as to treat humanity, in thyself or any other, as an end always, and never as a means only."
They say that characters were engraven on the bathing tub of King Tchingthang to this effect: "Renew thyself completely each day; do it again, and again, and forever again."
Then change it, purify thyself; and as thou art purified, thou wilt gain wisdom.
Shemaiah said, " Love work and hate lordship and make not thyself known to the government."