It is a fine thing to establish one's own religion in one's heart, not to be dependent on tradition and second-hand ideals. Life will seem to you, later, not a lesser, but a greater thing.
Greater Thing Second-Hand
In every living thing there is the desire for love.
Living Love Thing
It is so much more difficult to live with one's body than with one's soul. One's body is so much more exacting: what it won't have it won't have, and nothing can make bitter into sweet.
Won Body More
People always make war when they say they love peace.
They Say Always
Do not allow to slip away from you freedoms the people who came before you won with such hard knocks.
Allow Who Came
Tragedy is like strong acid - it dissolves away all but the very gold of truth.
Truth Away Like
Be a good animal, true to your animal instincts.
Good Your Animal
I shall always be a priest of love.
California is a queer place in a way, it has turned its back on the world, and looks into the void Pacific. It is absolutely selfish, very empty, but not false, and at least, not full of false effort.
Back Absolutely Looks
The fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure.
Literature is a toil and a snare, a curse that bites deep.
Bites Deep Toil
God how I hate new countries: They are older than the old, more sophisticated, much more conceited, only young in a certain puerile vanity more like senility than anything.
Young Than Countries