A Quote by Butler Shaffer on control, responsibility, self-control, self-ownership, freedom, and division

Because we are self-controlling beings, we are also responsible for our actions. This is not a moral or ethical proposition, but simply a causal one: I am responsible for what I do because I am the one who controls my actions. By the same token, to the degree we seek to control the lives and property of others, we help to foster, in their minds, the illusions that they are not responsible for what they do.

Butler Shaffer

Source: http://www.lewrockwell.com/shaffer/ebook/6.html

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by Butler Shaffer on control, responsibility, self-control, self-ownership, freedom, and division

If it is our desire to live as free men and women, we must abandon our habits of looking outside ourselves for answers. It is to our own minds, our own fears, to which we must have resort. To be "free" is to live without division, and yet the state – as well as other proclaimed authorities – insist that we obey their mandates. To the extent that we must choose between pursuing our own interests and obeying others, we are internally divided into conflicting purposes.


How do we end such divisive thinking other than by confronting, and ending, the contradictory thinking that has produced it? Can we understand that trying to overthrow the state, or to reform it, or to select less-demanding leaders, will not end the thinking that has produced it? Neither is the answer to be found in science fiction or utopian/dystopian novels, in which efforts are made to deal with freedom in the setting of imaginary worlds, thus relieving the reader of the responsibility of doing so in reality.


It is the existential depths of our own beings that we need to explore if we are to discover the meaning of freedom. When we are prepared to do so, we will begin to discover some important truths about ourselves, one of the most important being that we are, by nature, self-controlling beings. I, alone, can energize my will and my body on behalf of purposes to which I must choose to act. The fact that political systems must resort to violence – and the threat of violence – to persuade us to obey their directives, is the clearest evidence that neither they, nor anyone else, can control our actions.

Butler Shaffer

Source: http://www.lewrockwell.com/shaffer/ebook/6.html

Contributed by: peter

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

A Quote by Sol Luckman on consciousness, creation, creativity, manifestation, reality, biology, the secret, thought, mind, word, duality, division, fragmentation, fragmentary body, sound, intention, universe, birth, and cosmology

If consciousness creates, and reality including biology is a thought-form, and in the beginning was indeed the Word, then it is critical we realize that a divided consciousness employing some type of divisive sound combined with a separatist intention gave birth to our dualistic universe.

Sol Luckman

Source: Conscious Healing: Book One on the Regenetics Method, Pages: 148

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A Quote by Walter Russell on god, division, polarity, pair, centripetal, centrifugal, motion, movement, stillness, balance, and harmony

"God divides the stillness of His omnipresent Oneness into mated pairs, and simultaneously multiplies their power to simulate His omnipotence and omniscience through fast centripetal motion. He then unites His mated pairs to simulate His Oneness, and simultaneously multiplies their speed of centrifugal motion until they disappear into His omnipresent stillness."

Walter Russell

Source: The Universal One

Contributed by: esaruoho

A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on human, tension, being, division, illusion, and unity

The human being taken in his profound reality as well as in his great tension of becoming is a divided being, a being which divides again, having permitted himself the illusion of unity for barely an instant. He divides and then reunites.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 90

Contributed by: Chris

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