Befriend Yourself

Probably the most neglected friend you have is you. And yet every man, before he can be a true friend to the world must first become a friend to himself.

Self Analysis “Chapter One”

To Love

To love in spite of all is the secret of greatness. And may very well be the greatest secret in this universe.

— Essay “What is Greatness?” 1966

Affinity in Essence

Affinity is never identification, nor does it go quite so far as empathy. You remain very much yourself when you have affinity for something but you also feel the essence of the thing for which you have affinity. You remain yourself and, yet, you draw closer to the object for which you have affinity. It is not a binding quality.

There are no strings attached when affinity is given. To the receiver it carries no duties and no responsibilities. It is pure, easy and natural and flows out from you as easily as sunlight flows from the sun.

Dianetic Auditor’s Bulletin Vol 1, No 8 | Feb 1951 “The Theory of Affinity, Reality and Communication

Never Regret

Never regret yesterday. Life is in you today, and you make your tomorrow.

—  PAB 26 November 1954 The Code of Honor