A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on names, suffering, and attachment

Suffering does not befall him who is without attachment to names and forms. 

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Sayings of the Buddha in The Dhammapada, p. 221

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A Quote by Brian Wilson Aldiss on children, hell, love, names, and society

When childhood dies, its corpses are called adults and they enter society, one of the politer names of hell. That is why we dread children, even if we love them, they show us the state of our decay.

Brian Aldiss (1925 -)

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A Quote by Bodhidharma on beginning, body, buddhism, death, elderly, evil, future, good, immortality, life, mind, mortality, mountains, names, nature, past, purity, sacred, sage, sensuality, strength, and suffering

. . . this mind, through endless kalpas without beginning, has never varied. It has never lived or died, appeared or disappeared, increased or decreased. It's not pure or impure, good or evil, past or future. It's not true or false. It's not male or female. It doesn't appear as a monk or a layman, an elder or a novice, a sage or a fool, a buddha or a mortal. It strives for no realization and suffers no karma. It has no strength or form. It's like space. You can't possess it and you can't lose it. Its movements can't be blocked by mountains, rivers, or rock walls. . . . No karma can restrain this real body. But this mind is subtle and hard to see. It's not the same as the sensual mind. Everyone wants to see this mind, and those who move their hands and feet by its light are as many as the grains of sand along the Ganges, but when you ask them, they can't explain it. It's theirs to use. Why don't they see it? . . . Only the wise know this mind, this mind called dharma-nature, this mind called liberation. Neither life nor death can restrain this mind. Nothing can. It's also called the Unstoppable Tathagata, the Incomprehensible, the Sacred Self, the Immortal, the Great Sage. Its names vary but not its essence.

Bodhidharma (c. 440 AD - 528 AD)

Source: The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma, p. 21-23

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A Quote by Bill Vaughn on names


Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them.

Bill Vaughn

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A Quote by Bertolt Brecht on books and names

Who built the seven gates of Thebes? In the books are listed the names of kings. Did the kings heave up the building blocks?

Bertolt Brecht (1898 - 1956)

Source: Question of a Literary Worker (Fragen Fines Lesenden Arbeiters)

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A Quote by Arthur Koestler on culture, destruction, habits, history, names, order, society, study, universe, and vision

In the index to the six hundred odd pages of Arnold Toynbee's A Study of History, abridged version, the names of Copernicus, Galileo, Descartes and Newton do not occur yet their cosmic quest destroyed the medieval vision of an immutable social order in a walled-in universe and transformed the European landscape, society, culture, habits and general outlook, as thoroughly as if a new species had arisen on this planet.

Arthur Koestler (1905 - 1983)

Source: G. Simmons Calculus Gems, New York: McGraw Hill Inc., 1992.

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A Quote by Arthur Kudner on dawn, day, death, fear, home, hope, learning, life, love, names, peace, people, war, and words

Never fear big long words. Big long words mean little things. All big things have little names, Such as life and death, peace and war, Or dawn, day, night, hope, love, home. Learn to use little words in a big way. It is hard to do, But they say what you mean. When you don't know what you mean, Use big words That often fools little people.

Arthur Kudner

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A Quote by Allen Lacey on deals, giving, kindness, knowledge, names, and vision

Giving names to things is a way of knowing them and of seeing them as well. Knowledge deals importantly in names, and naming requires the sort of vision that discerns that these two objects are of the same kind and those other two are not.

Allen Lacey

Source: The Gardener's Eye, 1992, p. 42

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on authors, judgment, men, names, and praise

Some judge of authors' names, not works, and then Nor praise nor blame the writings, but the men.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: An Essay on Criticism, 1711, 1. 2I2

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on good, justice, labor, liberty, men, names, people, tyranny, and world

The world has never had a good definition of the word liberty, and the American people, just now, are much in want of one. We all declare for liberty; but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing. With some the word liberty may mean for each man to do as he pleases with himself, and the product of his labor; while with others the same word may mean for some men to do as they please with other men, and the product of other men's labor. Here are two, not only different, but incompatible things, called by the same name - liberty. And it follows that each of the things is, by the respective parties, called by two different and incompatible names - liberty and tyranny.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: address at sanitary fair, Baltimore, Maryland, April 18, 1864

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