There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.
Look not to the faults of others, nor to their omissions and commissions. But rather look to your own acts, to what you have done and left undone.
Is it timely? Is it necessary? Is it kind?
There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it.
Learn this from water: loud splashes the brook but the oceans depth are calm.
Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds.