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    Struggle toward the capital-T Truth, but recognize that the task is impossible—or that if a correct answer is possible, verification certainly is impossible.

    In the end, it cannot be doubted that each of us can only see part of the picture. The doctor sees one, the patient another, the engineer a third, the economist a fourth, the pearl diver a fifth, the alcoholic a sixth, the cable guy a seventh, the sheep farmer an eighth, the Indian beggar a ninth, the pastor a tenth. Human knowledge is never contained in one person. It grows from the relationships we create between each other and the world, and still it is never complete. And truth comes somewhere above all of them, where, as at the end of that Sunday’s reading: the sower and reaper can rejoice together. For here the saying is verified that “One sows and another reaps.” I sent you to reap what you have not worked for; others have done the work, and you are sharing the fruits of that work.

    ―Paul Kalanithi, When Breath Becomes Air



     
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    Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.

    -Rumi



     
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    Don’t live by your own rules, but in harmony with Nature.

    Epictetus



     
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    To simply love God in thought with singleness of heart, and to follow the Goodness of his will – this is philosophy, unsullied by intrusive cravings for pointless opinions.

    Hermes Trismegistus



     
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    Every thing contains a portions of all things, but Consciousness is infinite, free, alone, and mixed with nothing else. Consciousness is pure and sublime. It has knowledge of everything. It controls all life, great and small. It governs the spinning wheel of separateness that divides things off one from the other. It knows all that is, and things that are not, and things that have been, and things that shall be. Consciousness arranges all things as they are, including the rotating stars, the sun, the moon, the air, and the ether.

    Anaxagoras



     
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    The true knowledge of the self is not a knowledge. It is not something that you find by searching, by looking everywhere. It is not to be found in space and time. Knowledge is but a memory, a pattern of thought, a mental habit. All these are motivated by pleasure and pain. It is because you are goaded by pleasure and pain that you are in search of knowledge. Being oneself is completely beyond all motivation. You cannot be yourself for some reason. You are yourself and no reason is needed.

    -Nisargadatta Maharaj



     
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    Where the Mind is Without Fear by Rabindranath Tagore 

    Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;
    Where knowledge is free;
    Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls;
    Where words come out from the depth of truth;
    Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection:
    Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit;
    Where the mind is lead forward by thee into ever-widening thought and action–
    Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.



     
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    The Rock – T.S. Eliot 

    The Eagle soars in the summit of Heaven,
    The Hunter with his dogs pursues his circuit.

    O perpetual revolution of configured stars,
    O perpetual recurrence of determined seasons,
    O world of spring and autumn, birth and dying!

    The endless cycle of idea and action,
    Endless invention, endless experiment,
    Brings knowledge of motion, but not of stillness;
    Knowledge of speech, but not of silence;
    Knowledge of words, and ignorance of the Word.
    All our knowledge brings us nearer to death,
    But nearness to death no nearer to God.

    Where is the Life we have lost in living?
    Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
    Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?

    The cycles of heaven in twenty centuries
    Brings us farther from God and nearer to the Dust.
    The lot of man is ceaseless labor,
    Or ceaseless idleness, which is still harder,
    Or irregular labour, which is not pleasant.

    I have trodden the winepress alone, and I know
    That it is hard to be really useful, resigning
    The things that men count for happiness, seeking
    The good deeds that lead to obscurity, accepting
    With equal face those that bring ignominy,
    The applause of all or the love of none.

    All men are ready to invest their money
    But most expect dividends.
    I say to you: Make perfect your will.
    I say: take no thought of the harvest,
    But only of proper sowing.

    The world turns and the world changes,
    But one thing does not change.
    In all of my years, one thing does not change,
    However you disguise it, this thing does not change:
    The perpetual struggle of Good and Evil.

    -T.S.Eliot



     
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    I keep six honest men serving me,
    They have taught me all I know
    There names are : Who, Why, Where,
    What, When and How

    -Rudyard Kipling



     
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    Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not.
    -Carl Jung



     
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    There is no such thing as a person. There are only restrictions and limitations. The sum total of these defines the person. The person merely appears to be, like the space within the pot appears to have the shape and volume and smell of the pot.

    -Nisargadatta Maharaj



     
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    , James Russell Lowell, Knowledge, ,   


    One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning.

    -James Russell Lowell



     
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    A donkey with a load of holy books is still a donkey.



     
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    The first sign we don’t know what we are doing is an obsession with numbers.

    -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe



     
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    The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.

    -Albert Einstein



     
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    A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.

    -Plato



     
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    Knowledge is an antidote to fear.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson


     
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    It is nothing for one to know something unless another knows you know it.

    Persian Proverb


     
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    , David Ben Gurion, , Knowledge,   


    Courage is a special kind of knowledge; the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought not to be feared.

    David Ben Gurion


     
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    The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.

    Socrates


     
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    There are two different types of people in the world, those who want to know, and those who want to believe.

    Friedrich Nietzsche


     
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    It was the deep knowledge — and pray God we have not lost it — that there is a profound moral difference between the use of force for liberation and the use of force for conquest. You were here to liberate, not to conquer, and so you and those others did not doubt your cause. And you were right not to doubt.

    Ronald Reagan, 40th anniversary of D-day


     
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