For real Theosophy is Altruism, and we cannot repeat it too often. It is brotherly love, mutual help, unswerving devotion to Truth. If once men do but realize that in these alone can true happiness be found, and never in wealth, possessions, or any selfish gratification, then the dark clouds will roll away, and a new humanity wild be born upon the earth . . . . .
But if not, then the storm will burst, and our boasted civilization and enlightenment will sink in such a sea of horror that its parallel History has never yet recorded.
Paul Brunton, The Inner Reality, Chapter I
I should prefer to say all I have to say in a single page, or better still, compress it into the single line of the Biblical Psalmist: Be still and know that I am God.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
The Theosophist, Volume I, august, 1880, p. 287
At whatsover moment you catch yourself trying to persuade yourself that you are particularly humble, be assured that then you are farthest from humility.