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More Quotes

A collection of quotes from a variety of sources.Don't wait for the Last Judgment, my friend.  It happens every day.  ~ Albert Camus Everything you add to the truth subtracts from the truth.  ~Alexander Solzehnitsyn Once you see your nature, sex is basically immaterial. ~Bodhidharma To give up yourself without regret is the greatest charity. ~Bodhidharma The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground.  ~Buddha Things don't change, only the...

Quotes

Including a collection of anonymous quotes, plus quotes from Confucius, Friedrich Nietzsche, Lao Tzu and Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī.If you want small changes, change your behavior. If you want big change, change your attitude. Know yourself, and your neighbor will not mistake you. Knowledge talks, wisdom listens Listen, or your tongue will make you deaf. One finger cannot lift a pebble. The moon is not shamed by the barking of dogs. The one who...

Proverbs

Proverbs from Africa, China, Japan, Kurdistan and PortugalIt is not work that kills, but worry. Much silence makes a mighty noise. Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors. The problem of the thief is not how to steal the chief's bugle, but where to blow it. When an elephant steps on a trap; no more trap. When an old man dies, a library burns down.A bird does not sing because it has an answer... it sings because it has a song. All the seeds of...

Pupils of Gurdjieff

These sayings come from Gurdjieff's pupils, Alfred Orage, Peter Ouspensky, Maurice Nicoll, Jane Heap and Jeanne de Salzmann.Be a pianist, not a piano. Beings differ in the potentiality of their awareness. Consider the 'sly' man; he tries to be aware always. Controlled imagination becomes mental work. Every time we repress the working of a center, we become a two- or one-brained being. Honest doubt is suspended judgment. 'I' is the Messiah, for...

Sayings

Sayings from Gurdjieff's writings: Mullah Nassr Eddin (from the Tales), Gurdjieff's Father (from Meetings With Remarkable Men), Gurdjieff (from Life is Real Only Then When "I am." and of Gurdjieff, from other sources.'Struth! What might not happen in this world! A flea might swallow an elephant. As soon as anything is needed, it seems that it is filthy and eaten by mice....

Advice

These "Commandments for living" were, reportedly, given by Gurdjieff to Reyna D’Assia. They were published in a book entitled The Spiritual Journey of Alejandro Jodorowsky.Accept that nothing belongs to you. Admit that someone else may be superior to you. Always finish what you have begun. Be conscious at every moment of what you are thinking, sensing, feeling, desiring, and doing. Be on time. Conquer your aversions and come closer to those who...

Aphorisms

These aphorisms are perhaps the most commonly quotes ones from Gurdjieff.From the Study House at The Prieuré. Like what “it” does not like. The highest that a man can attain is to be able to do. The worse the conditions of life the more productive the work, always provided you remember the work. Remember yourself always and everywhere. Remember you come here having already understood the necessity of struggling with yourself—only with yourself....