Some sources of the Gems

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This page is a to-do list of aphorisms for which the sources are not found yet. If you identify the sources please contact or

See Gems from the East and also Sources of the Gems published in Theosophy Forward for information about the sources which were found.

To be found:


14. The soothsayer for evil never knows his own fate.
21. Without Karma, no fisherman could catch a fish; outside of Karma, no fish would die on dry land, or in boiling water.


16. Truth is brighter than the sun; truth is the sunny day of Reason, and falsehood the mind's dark night.
18. The light of all flesh is the sun; the light of the soul — truth everlasting.


22. Empty thy mind of evil, but fill it with good.
25. To forgive without forgetting, is again to reproach the wrong-doer every time the act comes back to us.
29. People talk of the Devil. Every man has seen him; he is in every sinful heart.


2. He who feeds the hungry before he has assuaged his own hunger, prepares for himself eternal food. He who renounces that food for the sake of a weaker brother is — a god.
26. There is more courage in facing the world with undisguised truth, than in descending into a wild beast's den. (Хошанг?)
29. Wealth in the hands of one who thinks not of helping mankind with it, is sure to turn one day into dry leaves.
30. Like as the night follows the day, so misfortune is the shadow of joy; Karma bestowing her lots with both hands.


1. The man who neglects the truth he finds in his soul, in order to follow its dead-letter, is a time-server.
3. Man who has not hesitated to project his image in space and call it the Creator, sculpted not to endow God with his own vices.


29. Craft has the best of men; boldness conquers cities; the first is despised, the last admired.


2. In health and wealth man is never in want of friends. True friends, however, are those who remain when they are needed.
3. Of all the animals on earth, man alone has the faculty of causing moral trouble.

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