Here again, there is no tabulation; for us it is left to sacrifice literary charm, and even some accuracy, in order to bring out the one great point. The cause of human sectarianism is not lack of sympathy in thought, but in speech; and this it is our not unambitious design to remedy.
Part of the public horror of sexual irregularity so-called is due to the fact that everyone knows himself essentially guilty.
The Many is as adorable to the One as the One is to the Many. This is the Love of These; creation-parturition is the Bliss of the One; coition-dissolution is the Bliss of the Many. The All, thus interwoven of These, is Bliss. Naught is beyond Bliss.
I am divided for love's sake, for the chance of union.
Love is the law, love under will.
Sing the rapturous love-song unto me! Burn to me perfumes! Wear to me jewels! Drink to me, for I love you! I love you!
There is no law beyond Do what thou wilt. Love is the law, love under will.
There is a single main definition of the object of all magical Ritual. It is the uniting of the Microcosm with the Macrocosm. The Supreme and Complete Ritual is therefore the Invocation of the Holy Guardian Angel; or, in the language of Mysticism, Union with God.
These are fools that men adore; both their Gods
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. The study of this Book is forbidden. It is wise to destroy this copy after the first reading. Whosoever disregards this does so at his own risk and peril. These are most dire.
In the absence of willpower the most complete collection of virtues and talents is wholly worthless.
I have never grown out of the infantile belief that the universe was made for me to suck.
Chinese civilisation is so systematic that wild animals have been abolished on principle.
I was not content to believe in a personal devil and serve him, in the ordinary sense of the word. I wanted to get hold of him personally and become his chief of staff.
The first task of the Magician in every ceremony is therefore to render his Circle absolutely impregnable.
The customer is usually wrong; but statistics indicate that it doesn't pay to tell him so.
Now a curse upon Because and his kin!