4, 434. As the tree renews its leaves so shall humanity flourish on the path of righteousness....From the fir tree you can learn; it is the same both in winter and summer.
-Leaves of Morya's Garden 1924
97, 132. On the path do not rest under a rotting tree. In life have no dealings with people with extinguished consciousness. An undeveloped consciousness is not as infectious as an extinguished one. The extinguished consciousness is an actual vampire. It is impossible to fill from without the abyss of the ignorant consciousness. Precisely these people absorb one's energy uselessly. As a result of being with them enormous fatigue is felt. They must be avoided like a stench in order to bar the way to the fluids of decomposition....Flexibility and resourcefulness alone preserve the freshness of the tree of freedom. -M: Community 1926
447. The approach to life through the heart as a guiding principle is not only the reiteration of previous Teachings but it also performs a true transmutation of life. -M: Heart 1932
324. Not days, not years, but a succession of joyous works can provide the exaltation and strength to live without concern for time. -M: Supermundane 2, 1938
The tree of love feeds itself on humility, bringing forth from its side the offshoot of true discretion in the way that I have already told thee--from the heart of the tree, that is, the affection of love which is in the soul, and the patience which proves that I am in the soul and the soul in Me. This tree then, so sweetly planted, produces fragrant blossoms of virtue with many sweet scents of great variety, inasmuch as the soul renders fruit of grace and of utility to her neighbor, according to the zeal of those who come to receive fruit from my servants -The Dialogue of (Jesus and) the Seraphic Virgin Catherine of Siena, trans. A. Thorold, Tan Books, 1974, pp. 51-4