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Re: Adages & Proverbs

PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:40 pm
by zinnat
Names are the guests of reality - Taoist Sage Zhuangzi

with love,
sanjay

Re: Adages & Proverbs

PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:41 pm
by zinnat
Listen like a student, question like a master. - Myself.

with love,
sanjay

Re: Adages & Proverbs

PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 3:10 pm
by Ierrellus
". . . presume not God to scan,
The proper study of Mankind is Man_."---Alexander Pope

Re: Adages & Proverbs

PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2014 3:10 pm
by Ierrellus
"There is no cure for birth and death except to try to enjoy the interval". --George Santayana

Re: Adages & Proverbs

PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 5:09 pm
by Lev Muishkin
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.

Re: Adages & Proverbs

PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 5:19 pm
by Arcturus Descending
“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

:sad-teareye:
How I do love that guy.

Re: Adages & Proverbs

PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 2:47 pm
by Ierrellus
Live to learn to live to learn to live.

Re: Adages & Proverbs

PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 3:55 pm
by zinnat
Money is not everything but one must have just enough of that to realize that fact.

- an Indian stock broker said in an interview.

with love,
sanjay

Re: Adages & Proverbs

PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 5:50 pm
by Arminius
"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.

Re: Adages & Proverbs

PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 6:06 pm
by Arminius
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."

Re: Adages & Proverbs

PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 6:30 pm
by Arminius
"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

PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:25 pm
by zinnat
All men die but not all men live.

- A dialouge from the film Braveheart.

with love,
sanjay

Re: Adages & Proverbs

PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:36 pm
by Arminius
"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."

Re: Adages & Proverbs

PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 7:52 pm
by zinnat
The God is a facilitator, not an imposer.

- myself.

with love,
sanjay

Re: Adages & Proverbs

PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:13 am
by MagsJ
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.

Re: Adages & Proverbs

PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 12:24 pm
by Lev Muishkin
He who wishes to be obeyed must know how to command.
Niccolo Machiavelli

Re: Adages & Proverbs

PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 12:27 pm
by Lev Muishkin
Power is given only to those who dare to lower themselves and pick it up.
Fyodor Dostoevsky

Re: Adages & Proverbs

PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 12:33 pm
by Lev Muishkin
What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.
Aristotle

Re: Adages & Proverbs

PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 2:05 pm
by Ierrellus
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

Re: Adages & Proverbs

PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:38 pm
by frost

"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

Re: Adages & Proverbs

PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 3:46 am
by Platospuppy1
Beware! The devil wears the mask of a saint.

Re: Adages & Proverbs

PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 4:10 pm
by Ierrellus
To the question "Where does the soul go, when the body dies?" Jacob Boehme answered: "There is no necessity for it to go anywhere."

Re: Adages & Proverbs

PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 6:37 pm
by Zoot Allures
"It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious" - Oscar Wilde

Re: Adages & Proverbs

PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:30 pm
by Fixed Cross
Truth is a one way street.

Re: Adages & Proverbs

PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:56 pm
by Arcturus Descending
Fixed Cross wrote:Truth is a one way street.



Jung said that truth needs the concert of many voices but we can see where that has led to.

Can your quote be true in light of the fact that those people going down that one-way (absolutist) street are not capable of *seeing* that there can be *another* way to go in seeking truth?