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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on gautama, buddha, leaves, tree, teach, divide, sorrow, shore, and harmony

What I know is like the leaves on that tree; what I teach is only a small part. But I offer it to all with an open hand. What do I not teach? Whatever is fascinating to discuss, divides people against each other, but has no bearing on putting an end to sorrow. What do I teach? Only what is necessary to take you to the other shore.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Buddha in 'The Dhammapada,' trans. E. Easwaran

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on nature, truth, balanced, unity, unification, life, divide, split, division, union, eternal, pulse, rhythm, inhalation, and exhalation

True observers of nature, although they may think differently, will still agree that everything that is, everything that is observable as a phenomenon, can only exhibit itself in one of two ways. It is either a primal polarity that is able to unify, or it is a primal unity that is able to divide. The operation of nature consists of splitting the united or uniting the divided; this is the eternal movement of systole and diastole of the heartbeat, the inhalation and exhalation of the world in which we live, act, and exist."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

Source: J.W.-v. Goethe, Doctrine of Color, 1980 I: 267)

Contributed by: esaruoho

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