The aphorisms

The aphorisms

(inscribed in a special script above the walls of the Study House at the Prieuré)

1. Like what “it” does not like.

2. The highest that a man can attain is to be able to do.

3. The worse the conditions of life the more productive the work, always provided you remember the work.

4. Remember yourself always and everywhere.

5. Remember you come here having already understood the necessity of struggling with yourself—only with yourself. Therefore thank everyone who gives you the opportunity.