Carlos Castaneda

1931 -

A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on fear, knowledge, mistakes, regret, respect, and war

A man goes to knowledge as he goes to war: wide-awake, with fear, with respect, and with absolute assurance. Going to knowledge or going to war in any other manner is a mistake, and whoever makes it might never live to regret it.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge

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A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on humility and time

The humbleness of a warrior is not the humbleness of the beggar. The warrior lowers his head to no one, but at the same time, he doesn't permit anyone to lower his head to him. The beggar, on the other hand, falls to his knees at the drop of a hat and scrapes the floor to anyone he deems to be higher; but at the same time, he demands that someone lower than him scrape the floor for him.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Tales of Power

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A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on challenge, good, knowledge, life, regret, and path

Only as a warrior can one withstand the path of knowledge. A warrior cannot complain or regret anything. His life is an endless challenge, and challenges cannot possibly be good or bad. Challenges are simply challenges.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Tales of Power, Pages: <URL>

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A Quote by Carlos Castaneda

Warriors do not win victories by beating their heads against walls, but by overtaking the walls. Warriors jump over walls; they don't demolish them.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Tales of Power

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A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on effort, obsession, and success

If a warrior is to succeed at anything, the success must come gently, with a great deal of effort but with no stress or obsession.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Tales of Power

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A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on anger, disillusionment, friendship, history, parenthood, and relatives

Personal history must be constantly renewed by telling parents, relatives, and friends everything one does. On the other hand, for the warrior who has no personal history, no explanations are needed; nobody is angry or disillusioned with his acts. And above all, no one pins him down with their thoughts and their expectations.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Journey To Ixtlan

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A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on clarity, death, judgment, and words

A warrior considers himself already dead, so there is nothing to lose. The worst has already happened to him, therefore he's clear and calm; judging him by his acts or by his words, one would never suspect that he has witnessed everything.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Tales of Power

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A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on silence and struggle

The warrior: silent in his struggle, undetainable because he has nothing to lose, functional and efficacious because he has everything to gain.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Separate Reality

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A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on concern, hell, and people

An average man is too concerned with liking people or with being liked himself. A warrior likes, that's all. He likes whatever or whomever he wants, for the hell of it.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: A Separate Reality

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A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on learning

When a warrior learns to stop the internal dialogue, everything becomes possible; the most far-fetched schemes become attainable.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Tales of Power

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