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A Quote by René Descartes on faith, truth, understanding, doubt, and existence

If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.

René Descartes (1596 - 1650)

Source: Discours de la M thode. 1637

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A Quote by John Eaton on empathy, love, fire, sweet, remembrance, shared, and understanding

Empathy is the lovefire of sweet remembrance and shared understanding.

John Eaton

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A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on life, knowledge, and understanding

"He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

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A Quote by Desmond Morris on life, knowledge, and understanding

Life is like a very short visit to a toyshop between birth and death

Desmond Morris (1928 -)

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A Quote by Walter Russell on radioactivity, hydrogen, knowledge, oxygen, elements, understanding, and cosmic

[Walter Russell] pioneered in foreseeing two of the greatest discoveries of modern times – the isotopes of hydrogen, which led to the discovery of heavy water, and the two new elements used in the atomic bomb. He announced the complexity of hydrogen to a body of distinguished scientists years before the truth of his statement was verified. But it is the atomic bomb that will prove to be the earth-shaking, epoch-making discovery of the future. The two newly discovered elements which formed the basis of the atomic bomb, called Neptunium and Plutonium, were published in his charts of the elements in 1926. He named them Uridium and Urium. He also predicted that if ever discovered the pressures of this planet would not be sufficient to hold them together.
“It is almost humorous to speak ‘guarding the secret, locking it up in American and British archives’”, was his comment. “Knowledge cannot be locked up. It is cosmic and wide open to every thinker, and limited only to his knowledge. And there is enough new knowledge right in this country today to make this present value of atomic secrecy worthless in a very few years.”

Walter Russell

Source: The Man Who Tapped the Secrets of the Universe

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A Quote by André Gide on knowledge, intuition, understanding, development, and know

Know thyself! A maxim as pernicious as it is ugly. Whoever observes himself arrests his own development. A caterpillar who wanted to know itself well would never become a butterfly.

Andre Gide (1869 - 1951)

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A Quote by Bodhidharma on buddha, buddhism, mind, wisdom, and understanding

The Buddha is your real body, your original mind. This mind  has no form or characteristics, no cause or effect, no tendons or bones. It’s like space. You can’t hold it. It’s not the mind of materialists or nihilists. If you don’t see your own miraculously aware nature, you’ll never find a Buddha, even if you break your body into atoms.

Bodhidharma (c. 440 AD - 528 AD)

Source: The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma: A Bilingual Edition

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A Quote by Walter Russell on nature, wisdom, intelligence, understanding, intuition, and inspiration

You may command Nature to the extent only in which you are willing to obey her. You cannot intelligently obey that which you do not comprehend. Therefore I also say, ask of Nature that you may be one with her and she will whisper her secrets to you to the extent in which you are prepared to listen. Seek to be alone much to commune with Nature and be thus inspired by her mighty whisperings within your consciousness. Nature is a most jealous god, for she will not whisper her inspiring revelations to you unless you are absolutely alone with her.

Walter Russell

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A Quote by Florence R. Krall on opinions, relationships, understanding, communication, love, friends, complexity, critical, viewpoint, and silence

When we try to explain the complexity of what we see to others who demand that things be laid out in straight paths, they often become resistent and critical... when our viewpoint repeatedly falls on deaf ears, we become silent - avoid confrontation. One source of human suffering arises when our words and actions are perceived, by those we serve or love, in a light of being different from that intended.

Florence R. Krall

Source: unknown

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