It is not enough to understand things intellectually and be able to explain them brilliantly; your understanding must manifest itself in your daily life.

You must be able to demonstrate your comprehension not only by your words but also by your actions or gestures, by your attitude in each and every situation.

Today, public opinion still places scientists, intellectuals and scholars first because they speak and write so well. But this situation will not last forever.

In the future, people will esteem above all others those who have cultivated the qualities of kindness, purity, integrity and nobility, and are capable of manifesting these qualities in their lives. This is why I say, ‘Know very little, but achieve self-mastery’, for when you achieve this, nature herself will esteem and obey you.

Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov