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Favorite quote?

 
 
Osibos
 
Reply Sat 15 Feb, 2020 05:37 pm
What is the wisest quote on earth? In my opinion it is the stone at Delphi, "Know thy self." The Buddhists and Taoists might agree. Even Jesus quoted this in his speech.

Without knowing the self how can one know anything? Descartes didn't prove the other, just that there are thoughts. Hume and Kant would have no foundation. And Nietzsche would be sane.

Buddha says only through mastering yourself can you master anything and Lao Tzu said, "knowing the self is enlightenment."

If you don't know yourself is there anything you can learn beyond literal examples? Or can you know that you know anything? If so, how?
 
farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 17 Feb, 2020 05:03 am
@Osibos,
"keep curtain inside tub while showering"
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McGentrix
 
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Reply Mon 17 Feb, 2020 10:22 am
Buddha was asked, “What have you gained from meditation?” He replied, “Nothing!” However, Buddha said, "let me tell you what I lost:Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Insecurity, Fear of Old, Age and Death.”
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Ragman
 
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Reply Mon 17 Feb, 2020 11:14 am
@Osibos,
Mind the gap!
farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 18 Feb, 2020 05:22 am
@Ragman,
NOT A COUGH IN A CARLOAD!!!
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Fil Albuquerque
 
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Reply Tue 18 Feb, 2020 06:48 am
@Osibos,
Actually knowing the self would render us mad and suicidal...
...so I am going to stick with "mind the gap".
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Leadfoot
 
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Reply Tue 18 Feb, 2020 08:37 am
Rules are for those not smart enough to make up their own.
A man's got to know his own limitations.

- Lt. Callahan
AKA Dirty Harry
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eurocelticyankee
 
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Reply Tue 18 Feb, 2020 08:56 am
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.

Willie Shakespearo.
Osibos
 
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Reply Tue 18 Feb, 2020 11:03 pm
@eurocelticyankee,
Tell me about it.
RendyB
 
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Reply Wed 19 Feb, 2020 02:02 pm
I don't have one. But I like to get inspiration by reading different quotes:
https://blog.varietyfun.com/motivational-quotes-about-friendship-love-success
izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 19 Feb, 2020 02:15 pm
His R's tends to blow off during the Winter months. Peter Cook.
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Osibos
 
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Reply Sun 23 Feb, 2020 12:32 pm
@RendyB,
I used to have a copy of the little zen companion book. Lots of maxims mostly, and a koan or two, although some of the maxims are koan references.
farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 23 Feb, 2020 01:00 pm
@Osibos,
two jumper cables walked into abar: Bartender sez,"
" OK , Ill serve you. Just dont go starting anything"-- Stephen King
chai2
 
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Reply Sun 23 Feb, 2020 01:21 pm
@Osibos,
Osibos wrote:

Tell me about it.


Michael, in The Good Place"

Michael: I got to ride a bike. I put a coin in a thing and got a gumball. And then someone came up to me and said, "hot enough for ya?", and you know what I said? I said, "tell me about it!"
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chai2
 
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Reply Sun 23 Feb, 2020 01:29 pm
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:

two jumper cables walked into abar: Bartender sez,"
" OK , Ill serve you. Just dont go starting anything"-- Stephen King


The following is from Steve's "The Tommyknockers"
I love it because the character just woke up from a blackout drunk and is having the worst hangover in the cosmos.
I can so feel this. I laughed to hard I cried.



But there was no Bobbi to wake up. The phone rang, that was all. Rang . . . and rang . . . and rang.

"Your party doesn't answer," the operator told him, just in case he was deaf or had maybe forgotten what he was doing for a few seconds and had been holding the phone against his asshole instead of his ear.
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