Quotations

knowledge is power

It must go further still: that soul must become its own betrayer, its own deliverer, the one activity, the mirror turn lamp. William Butler Yeats


Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed: for prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue. Francis Bacon


The true is its own becoming, the circle that presupposes its end as its aim and thus has it for its beginning. Hegel


Ochiway Biano also thought that the whites were crazy since they maintained that they thought with their heads, whereas it was well known that only crazy people did that. This assertion by the chief of the Pueblos so surprised me that I asked him how HE thought. He answered that he naturally thought with his heart. C.G. Jung


Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And when you look into the abyss, the abyss also looks into you. Frederick Nietzsche


Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces. Matthew 7:6


For all sad words of tongue or pen, saddest are these: It might have been. John Whittier


To each and to all it is given to dance. He who joins not in the dance mistakes the event. Acts of St. John


These two thoughts do not overcome him who knows this: for some reason he has done evil or for some reason he has done good. He overcomes them both. Upanishads


One moment of patience may ward off great disaster; One moment of impatience may ruin a whole life. Chinese Proverb


One who knows no fear enters fearsome situations. Chinese proverb
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