George Gurdjieff

1873 - 1949

A Quote by George Gurdjieff on desire, heart, reality, beign, measure, and forces

    "Listen, you have now found the conditions in which the desire of your heart can become the reality of your being.  Stay here, until you acquire a force in you that nothing can destroy. Then you'll need to go back into life, and there you will measure yourself constantly with forces which will show you your place."

George Gurdjieff (1873 - 1949)

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A Quote by George Gurdjieff on gurdjieff, measure, conditions, reality, and being

  Listen, you have now found the conditions in which the desire of your heart can become the reality of your being.  Stay here, until you acquire a force in you that nothing can destroy. Then you'll need to go back into life, and there you will measure yourself constantly with forces which will show you your place.

George Gurdjieff (1873 - 1949)

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A Quote by George Gurdjieff on knowledge, machines, self-knowledge, slavery, and understanding

Without self knowledge, without understanding the working and functions of his machine, man cannot be free, he cannot govern himself and he will always remain a slave.

George Gurdjieff (1873 - 1949)

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A Quote by George Gurdjieff on knowledge, machines, self-knowledge, slavery, and understanding

Without self-knowledge, without understand the working and functions of his machine, man cannot be free, he cannot govern himself and he will always remain a slave . . . .

George Gurdjieff (1873 - 1949)

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A Quote by George Gurdjieff on certainty, people, and war

If a sufficient number of people who wanted to stop war really did gather together, they would first of all begin by making war upon those who disagreed with them. And it is still more certain that they would make war on people who also want to stop wars but in another way.

George Gurdjieff (1873 - 1949)

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A Quote by George Gurdjieff on humanity, losing, past, and progress

Humanity is moving in a circle. The progress in mechanical things of the past hundred years has proceeded at the cost of losing many other things which perhaps were much more important for it.

George Gurdjieff (1873 - 1949)

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A Quote by George Gurdjieff on mistakes

It is the greatest mistake to think that man is always one and the same. A man is never the same for long. He is continually changing. He seldom remains the same even for half an hour.

George Gurdjieff (1873 - 1949)

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A Quote by George Gurdjieff on death and order

A man may be born, but in order to be born he must first die, and in order to die he must first awake.

George Gurdjieff (1873 - 1949)

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A Quote by George Gurdjieff on beginning, certainty, change, necessity, observation, and understanding

Self-observation brings man to the realization of the necessity of self-change. And in observing himself a man notices that self-observation itself brings about certain changes in his inner processes. He begins to understand that self-observation is an instrument of self-change, a means of awakening.

George Gurdjieff (1873 - 1949)

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