confusion

A Quote by Leon Merle Flanders, D.D. on clarity, conflict, confusion, diversity, eternity, god, guidance, listening, men, rumor, and thinking

If we want to possess poise and to be capable of clear thinking, it is essential, first of all, to rise above the confusion of conflicting rumors and diverse opinions and listen to the eternal verities which God has given to men for their guidance and preservation.

Leon Merle Flanders

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A Quote by Larry Leissner on confusion, genius, and knowledge

If confusion is the first step to knowledge, I must be a genius.

Larry Leissner

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on acceptance, cleverness, confusion, divinity, goals, guidance, leadership, life, energy, sacrifice, selfishness, spirituality, students, truth, understanding, virtue, world, elightenment, and taoism

The world is full of half-enlightened masters. Overly clever, too "sensitive" to live in the real world, they surround themselves with selfish pleasures and bestow their grandiose teachings upon the unwary. Prematurely publicizing themselves, intent upon reaching some spiritual climax, they constantly sacrifice the truth and deviate from the Tao. What they really offer the world is their own confusion. The true master understands that enlightenment is not the end, but the means. Realizing that virtue is her goal, she accepts the long and often arduous cultivation that is necessary to attain it. She doesn't scheme to become a leader, but quietly shoulders whatever responsibilities fall to her. Unattached to her accomplishments, taking credit for nothing at all, she guides the whole world by guiding the individuals who come to her. She shares her divine energy with her students, encouraging them, creating trials to strengthen them, scolding them to awaken them, directing the streams of their lives toward the infinite ocean of the Tao.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (80)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on confusion, emptiness, and yielding

Yield and overcome; Bend and be straight; Empty and be full; Wear out and be new; Have little and gain; Have much and be confused. ...The ancients say, "Yield and overcome." Is that an empty saying? Be really whole, And all things will come to you.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Tao Te Ching, (22)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on confusion and mind

Distortion upon distortion: . . . the more one uses the mind, the more confused one becomes.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (44)

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A Quote by Frank McKinney "Kin" Hubbard on confusion, destiny, and management

Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny.

Kin Hubbard (1868 - 1930)

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on body, confusion, freedom, life, soul, spirit, and thought

Life without Freedom is like a body without a soul, and Freedom without Thought is like a confused spirit. . . . Life, Freedom and Thought are three-in-one, and are everlasting and shall never pass away.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

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A Quote by John Ronald Reuel "J. R. R." Tolkien on confusion, darkness, heart, mountains, and wonder

There was a roar and a great confusion of noise. Fires lept up and licked the roof. The throbbing grew to a great tumult, and the Mountain shook. Sam ran to Frodo and picked him up and carried him out to the door. And there upon the dark threshold of the Sammath Naur, high above the plains of Mordor, such wonder and terror came on him that he stood still forgetting all else, and gazed as one turned to stone. Fire belched from its riven summit. The skies burst into thunder seared with lightning. Down like lashing whips fell a torrent of black rain. And into the heart of the storm, with a cry that pierced all other sounds, tearing the clouds asunder, the Nazgûl came, shooting like flaming bolts, as caught in the fiery ruin of hill and sky they crackled, withered, and went out.

J.R.R. Tolkien (1892 - 1973)

Source: The Lord of the Rings

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on confusion, nature, security, and world

Should the whole frame of Nature round him break, In ruin and confusion hurled, He, unconcerned, would hear the mighty crack, And stand secure amidst a falling world.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

Source: Horace. Ode iii. Book iii.

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A Quote by Dr. Joost A. M. Meerloo, MD on civilization, conflict, confusion, culture, driving, men, planning, science, society, success, and understanding

If men can be made to understand that society, with its rigid codes and stratifications, is in its confused infancy rather than in the apex of its development; if they can be made to understand that the conflicts and contradictions of society can only be resolved by scientific long-range planning-then we will succeed in maintaining what civilization we have and drive onward to greater culture.

Joost Meerloo

Source: The Rape of the Mind: The Psychology of Thought Control, Menticide, and Brainwashing

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