For the moral, spiritual life, the importance of things is measured not by their material value, but by their level of goodness.
The majority of people want to do something unusual and difficult in order to improve their lives, but they would be better to purify their wishes, and improve their inner selves.
The second things are much more important than the first.
— After Francois Fénelon
A person understands himself not thru thoughts, but with actions. It is only thru making an effort that a person will understand his worth.
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
To move yourself from the material to the spiritual means to do only spiritual things. My material body pulls my inner self to itself, but I try to separate my spiritual self from the material body. Though I use my body, I live within my spiritual life, which is my real life.