emptiness

A Quote by Malcolm S. Forbes on education, emptiness, mind, and purpose

The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one

Malcolm Forbes (1919 - 1990)

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A Quote by Leopoldo Alas on emptiness, life, and world

He who would prove all life, leaves it empty. To know the way of everything is to be left with the geometry of things and with the substance of nothing. To reduce the world to an equation is to leave it without head or feet.

Leopoldo Alas (1852 - 1901)

Source: The Cock of Socrates (1901)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on emptiness

A vessel is formed from a lump of clay with care, however, it is the empty space within the vessel that makes it useful.

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

Source: Tao Te Ching

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on emptiness, silence, and universe

If you go searching for the Great Creator, you will come back empty-handed. The source of the universe is ultimately unknowable, a great invisible river flowing forever through a vast and fertile valley. Silent and uncreated, it creates all things.

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

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (39)

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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 emptiness and existence

We put thirty spokes to make a wheel: But it is on the hole in the center that the use of the cart hinges. We make a vessel from a lump of clay; But it is the empty space within the vessel that makes it useful. We make doors and windows for a room; But it is the empty spaces that make the room livable. Thus, while existence has advantages, It is the emptiness that makes it useful.

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

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on death, emptiness, heart, suffering, and vitality

The heart's affections are divided like the branches of the cedar tree; if the tree loses one strong branch; it will suffer but it does not die; it will pour all its vitality into the next branch so that it will grow and fill the empty place.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

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A Quote by Kenneth Patchen on absence, books, emptiness, mystery, secrets, silence, sorrow, and wine

'THIS ROOM HAS MYSTERY LIKE A TRANCE' This room has mystery like a trance Of wine ; forget-me-nots of you Are chair and couch, the books your Fingers touched. And now that you Are absent here the silence scrapes A secret rust from everything; While sudden wreaths of sorrow's Dust uncover emptiness like halls To stumble through, and terror falls

Kenneth Patchen (1911 - 1972)

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A Quote by Kelli Schmidt on darkness, day, dreams, emptiness, memory, and planning

Dreams are eraser dust I blow off my page. They fade into the emptiness, Another dark grey day. Dreams are only memories Of the plans I had back then. Dreams are eraser dust, And now I use a pen.

Kelli Schmidt

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on boredom, earth, emptiness, soul, and worship

I am bored with gabbers and their gab; my soul abhors them. . . . Is there any place where there is no traffic in empty talk? Is there on this earth one who does not worship himself talking?

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

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