Hermes Trismegistus
"I long to learn the things that are, and comprehend their nature, and know God. This is, I said, what I desire to hear."

"Beyond all creatures on the earth man is twofold; mortal because of body, but because of the essential Man immortal.
Though deathless and possessed of sway o’er all, yet doth he suffer as a mortal doth, subject to Fate."

"Increase ye in increasing, and multiply in multitude, ye creatures and creations all; and man that hath Mind in him, let him learn to know that he himself is deathless, and that the cause of death is love,  though Love is all."

"The Father of the universals doth consist of Light and Life, and from Him Man was born."

"Light and Life is Father-God, and from Him Man was born.
If then thou learnest that thou art thyself of
Life and Light, and that thou [only] happen’st to be out of them, thou shalt return again to Life."

"The man who hath Mind in him, let him learn to know that he himself [is deathless]."

"I, Mind, myself am present with holy men and good, the pure and merciful, men who live piously.
[To such] my presence doth become an aid, and straightway they gain gnosis of all things, and win the Father’s love by their pure lives, and give Him thanks, invoking on Him blessings, and chanting hymns, intent on Him with ardent love."

"To the Mind-less ones, the wicked and depraved, the envious and covetous, and those who murder do and love impiety, I am far off,
yielding my place to the Avenging Daimon, who sharpening the fire, tormenteth him and addeth fire to fire upon him, and rusheth on him through his senses, thus rendering him the readier for transgressions of the law, so that he meets with greater torment; nor doth he ever cease to have desire for appetites inordinate, insatiately striving in the dark."

"Those who have gained Gnosis—to be made one with God."

"O ye people, earth-born folk, ye who have given yourselves to drunkenness and sleep and ignorance of God, be sober now, cease from your surfeit, cease to be glamoured by irrational sleep."

                                                -Hermes Trismegistus, The Divine Pymander