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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby zinnat » Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:40 pm

Names are the guests of reality - Taoist Sage Zhuangzi

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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby zinnat » Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:41 pm

Listen like a student, question like a master. - Myself.

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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Ierrellus » Sun Dec 14, 2014 3:10 pm

". . . presume not God to scan,
The proper study of Mankind is Man_."---Alexander Pope
"We must love one another or die." W.H.Auden
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Ierrellus » Wed Dec 24, 2014 3:10 pm

"There is no cure for birth and death except to try to enjoy the interval". --George Santayana
"We must love one another or die." W.H.Auden
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Lev Muishkin » Sat Dec 27, 2014 5:09 pm

When you call yourself an Indian or a Muslim or a Christian or a European, or anything else, you are being violent. Do you see why it is violent? Because you are separating yourself from the rest of mankind. When you separate yourself by belief, by nationality, by tradition, it breeds violence. So a man who is seeking to understand violence does not belong to any country, to any religion, to any political party or partial system; he is concerned with the total understanding of mankind.

J. Krishnamurti.

"Science is entirely Faith Based.... Obama is Muslim....Evil is the opposition to life (e-v-i-l <=> l-i-v-e ... and not by accident). Without evil there could be no life.", James S. Saint.
"The Holocaust was the fault of the Jews; The Holocaust was not genocide", Kriswest
"A Tortoise is a Turtle", Wizard
" Hitler didn't create the Nazis. In reality, the Judists did ... for a purpose of their own. Hitler was merely one they chose to head it up after they discovered the Judist betrayal in WW1, their "Judas Iscariot";James S Saint.
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Arcturus Descending » Sat Dec 27, 2014 5:19 pm

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing there is a field.
I'll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about.”
― Rumi

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What we take ourselves to be doing when we think about what is the case or how we should act is something that cannot be reconciled with a reductive naturalism, for reasons distinct from those that entail the irreducibility of consciousness. It is not merely the subjectivity of thought but its capacity to transcend subjectivity and to discover what is objectively the case that presents a problem....Thought and reasoning are correct or incorrect in virtue of something independent of the thinker's beliefs, and even independent of the community of thinkers to which he belongs.

Thomas Nagel


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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Ierrellus » Wed Jan 07, 2015 2:47 pm

Live to learn to live to learn to live.
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby zinnat » Sun Jan 18, 2015 3:55 pm

Money is not everything but one must have just enough of that to realize that fact.

- an Indian stock broker said in an interview.

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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Arminius » Sun Jan 25, 2015 5:50 pm

"Fischer's Fritze fischte frische Fische."
Translation:
"Fisher's Fritze fished fresh fish."

"Was Du ererbt von deinen Vätern hast, erwirb es, um es zu besitzen." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, "Faust" (I), S. 39.
Translation:
"What you have inherited from your fathers, acquire it in order to possess it." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, "Faust" (I), p. 39.
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Arminius » Sun Jan 25, 2015 6:06 pm

Heraklit:

"Πάντα ῥεῖ "
"Panta rhei."
Translation:
"Everything flows."

"ποταμοῖσι τοῖσιν αὐτοῖσιν ἐμβαίνουσιν, ἕτερα καὶ ἕτερα ὕδατα ἐπιρρεῖ."
"Potamoisi toisin autoisin embainousin, hetera kai hetera hudata epirrei."
Translation:
"Ever-newer waters flow on those who step into the same rivers."

"τὰ ὄντα ἰέναι τε πάντα καὶ μένειν οὐδέν."
"Ta onta ienai te panta kai menein ouden."
Translation:
"All entities move and nothing remains still."

"πάντα χωρεῖ καὶ οὐδὲν μένει" καὶ "δὶς ἐς τὸν αὐτὸν ποταμὸν οὐκ ἂν ἐμβαίης."
"Panta chōrei kai ouden menei kai dis es ton auton potamon ouk an embaies."
Translation:
"Everything changes and nothing remains still ... and ... you cannot step twice into the same stream."
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Arminius » Sun Jan 25, 2015 6:30 pm

"Lachen ist die beste Medizin."
Translation:
"Laughing is the best medicine."

"Wo viel Licht ist, ist auch viel Schatten." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, "Götz von Berlichingen", 1773.
Translation:
"Where much light is, there is also much shadow." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, "Götz von Berlichingen", 1773.

"Das ist nicht das Gelbe vom Ei."
Translation:
"That is not the yellow of the egg." The meaning is: "It's not exactly brilliant." :wink:

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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby zinnat » Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:25 pm

All men die but not all men live.

- A dialouge from the film Braveheart.

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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Arminius » Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:36 pm

"Lieber ein Ende mit Schrecken als ein Schrecken ohne Ende."
Translation:
"Rather an end with scare than a scare without end."

"Nur wer gegen den Strom schwimmt, kommt an die Quelle."
Translation:
"Only who swims against the flow, comes to the source."
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby zinnat » Sat Jan 31, 2015 7:52 pm

The God is a facilitator, not an imposer.

- myself.

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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby MagsJ » Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:13 am

I have cleaned up the thread from all off-topic posts.

Replying to an adage/proverb with an adage/proverb is allowed, but any not adhering to that will be deleted.
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Lev Muishkin » Thu Feb 19, 2015 12:24 pm

He who wishes to be obeyed must know how to command.
Niccolo Machiavelli

"Science is entirely Faith Based.... Obama is Muslim....Evil is the opposition to life (e-v-i-l <=> l-i-v-e ... and not by accident). Without evil there could be no life.", James S. Saint.
"The Holocaust was the fault of the Jews; The Holocaust was not genocide", Kriswest
"A Tortoise is a Turtle", Wizard
" Hitler didn't create the Nazis. In reality, the Judists did ... for a purpose of their own. Hitler was merely one they chose to head it up after they discovered the Judist betrayal in WW1, their "Judas Iscariot";James S Saint.
These just keep getting funnier.
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Lev Muishkin » Thu Feb 19, 2015 12:27 pm

Power is given only to those who dare to lower themselves and pick it up.
Fyodor Dostoevsky

"Science is entirely Faith Based.... Obama is Muslim....Evil is the opposition to life (e-v-i-l <=> l-i-v-e ... and not by accident). Without evil there could be no life.", James S. Saint.
"The Holocaust was the fault of the Jews; The Holocaust was not genocide", Kriswest
"A Tortoise is a Turtle", Wizard
" Hitler didn't create the Nazis. In reality, the Judists did ... for a purpose of their own. Hitler was merely one they chose to head it up after they discovered the Judist betrayal in WW1, their "Judas Iscariot";James S Saint.
These just keep getting funnier.
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Lev Muishkin » Thu Feb 19, 2015 12:33 pm

What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.
Aristotle

"Science is entirely Faith Based.... Obama is Muslim....Evil is the opposition to life (e-v-i-l <=> l-i-v-e ... and not by accident). Without evil there could be no life.", James S. Saint.
"The Holocaust was the fault of the Jews; The Holocaust was not genocide", Kriswest
"A Tortoise is a Turtle", Wizard
" Hitler didn't create the Nazis. In reality, the Judists did ... for a purpose of their own. Hitler was merely one they chose to head it up after they discovered the Judist betrayal in WW1, their "Judas Iscariot";James S Saint.
These just keep getting funnier.
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Ierrellus » Wed Mar 11, 2015 2:05 pm

If others had not been foolish, we should be so.
The cistern contains; the fountain overflows.
You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough.
3 from Blake
"We must love one another or die." W.H.Auden
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby frost » Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:38 pm


"To understand the nature of the people one must be a prince, and to understand the nature of the prince, one must be of the people." -Niccolo Machiavelli
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Platospuppy1 » Wed Aug 26, 2015 3:46 am

Beware! The devil wears the mask of a saint.
Beware! The devil wears the mask of a saint.

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Ierrellus » Tue Jan 19, 2016 4:10 pm

To the question "Where does the soul go, when the body dies?" Jacob Boehme answered: "There is no necessity for it to go anywhere."
"We must love one another or die." W.H.Auden
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Zoot Allures » Tue Jan 19, 2016 6:37 pm

"It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious" - Oscar Wilde
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