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A Quote by Erich Fromm on love, self, knowledge, and union

Love is active penetration of the other person, in which my desire to know is stilled by union. In the act of fusion I know you, I know myself, I know everybody - and I "know" nothing.

Erich Fromm (1900 - 1980)

Source: The Art of Loving

Contributed by: Nalini

A Quote by Thomas Berry on earth, universe, language, story, listening, self, knowledge, planet, and gaia

The Universe story is the quintessence of reality. We perceive the story. We put it in our language, the birds put it in theirs, and the trees put it in theirs. We can read the story of the Universe in the trees. Everything tells the story of the Universe. The winds tell the story, literally, not just imaginatively. The story has its imprint everywhere, and that is why it is so important to know the story. If you do not know the story, in a sense you do not know yourself; you do not know anything.

Thomas Berry

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on experience, contempt, happiness, disgust, reason, virtue, contentment, poverty, filth, existence, knowledge, lion, rage, good, evil, and weary

    What is the greatest experience you can have? It is the hour of the great contempt. The hour when your happiness, too, arouses your disgust, and even your reason and your virtue.
    The hour when you say, 'What matters my happiness? It is poverty and filth and wretched contentment. But my happiness ought to justify existence itself.'
    The hour when you say, 'What matters my reason? Does it crave knowledge as the lion his food? It is poverty and filth and wretched contentment.'
    The hour when you say, 'What matters my virtue? As yet it has not made me rage. How weary I am of my good and my evil! All that is poverty and filth and wretched contentment.'

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

Source: Thus spoke Zarathustra.

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by Adolf Hitler on faith, knowledge, love, change, respect, hate, aversion, impetus, upheaval, earth, fanaticism, and hysteria

Faith is harder to shake than knowledge, love succumbs less to change than respect, hate is more enduring than aversion, and the impetus to the mightiest upheavals on this earth has at all times consisted less in a scientific knowledge dominating the masses than in a fanaticism which inspired them and sometimes in a hysteria which drove them forward.

Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

Source: Mein Kampf

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by anony-ne on innocence and knowledge

There is little to know to do good.

anony-ne

Contributed by: anony-ne

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on buddhas, world-honored ones, knowledge, insight, purity, understanding, enter the path, and why buddhas come

The Buddhas, the World-Honored Ones, for one great cause alone appear in the world. The Buddhas, the World-Honored Ones, appear in the world because they wish to cause the beings to hear of the Buddha's knowledge and insight and thus enable them to gain purity. They appear in the world because they wish to demonstrate the Buddha's knowledge and insight to the beings. They appear in the world because they wish to cause the beings to understand. They appear in the world because they wish to cause the beings to enter into the path of the Buddha's knowledge and insight.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Scripture of the lotus blossom of the fine dharma‎ - Page 30 by Leon Hurvitz, Kumārajīva

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Sage Vasishtha on self-knowledge, knowledge, truth, guru, preceptor, scipture, works, inquiry, wise, company, holy, satsang, inner light, light, darkness, and inertia

Self-knowledge or knowledge of truth is not had by resorting to a guru (preceptor) nor by the study of scripture, nor by good works: it is attained only by means of inquiry inspired by the company of wise and holy men. One's inner light alone is the means, naught else. When this inner light is kept alive, it is not affected by the darkness of inertia.

Sage Vasishtha

Source: The Concise Yoga Vasistha, Pages: 169-170

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Sam Hamill on knowledge, understanding, birches, and april

If only we could touch
the things of this world
at their center, if we could only hear
tiny leaves of birch
struggling toward April,
then we would know.   

Sam Hamill

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Rob Brezsny on truth and knowledge

Proclaim the only truth you can be totally sure of: "I don't know."

Rob Brezsny

Source: Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia: How the Whole World Is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings, Pages: 270

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Confucius on learning, study, education, and knowledge

Study as if you have not reached your goal - hold it as if you were afraid of losing what you have.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

Contributed by: Ketutar

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