Category Archives: KNOWLEDGE

“She knew the true shape of the world. All else was shadow and the sound of distant drums.” Patrick Rothfuss, The Slow Regard of Silent Things

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I held you close to me
Once in a distant dream
Far from the shores of my fear
I sailed on the ocean where
All I imagined could happen
And now you are here

It’s so hard to touch
What is out of our hands
To know and to trust
What the heart understands

Only the ones who believe
Ever see that they dream
Ever dream what comes true

Life gives us magic and
Life brings us tragedy
Everyone suffers some loss
Still we have faith in it childlike hope
There’s a reason
That outweighs the cost

And gravity throws
All these rules in our way
And sometimes the spirit
Refuses to play

Only the ones who believe
Ever see what they dream
Ever dream what comes true

And oh, love
Turn me around in your arms
And in this dream we share
Let us not miss one kiss

And add my regrets
To the tears in the rain
For that’s what the color
Of roses contain

Only the ones who believe
Ever see what they dream, ever dream
Ever dream what comes true

Songwriters
BETH NIELSEN CHAPMAN, MATT ROLLINGS

Read more: Bette Midler – Color Of Roses Lyrics | MetroLyrics

“Robin Hood could brave all weathers but a thaw wind.”

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“Robin: I’m sure you’ve learnt to bake, but you have not learned to handle Much. The phrases that you need my lady, are “No”, “No you can’t”, and “No, get out of here before I throw something at you”.”
― Robin McKinley, The Outlaws of Sherwood

Arab. — When fate arrives the physician becomes a fool.

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“Albert grunted. “Do you know what happens to lads who ask too many questions?”
Mort thought for a moment.
“No,” he said eventually, “what?”
There was silence.
Then Albert straightened up and said, “Damned if I know. Probably they get answers, and serve ’em right.”
― Terry Pratchett, Mort

. “Our knowledge is a little island in a great ocean of nonknowledge.” – Isaac Bashevis Singer

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“To stand at the edge of the sea, to sense the ebb and flow of the tides, to feel the breath of a mist moving over a great salt marsh, to watch the flight of shore birds that have swept up and down the surf lines of the continents for untold thousands of year, to see the running of the old eels and the young shad to the sea, is to have knowledge of things that are as nearly eternal as any earthly life can be.” – Rachel Carson

“Knowing things is magical, if other people don’t know them.” ― Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky (Discworld, 32)

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My Hat!

The hats of a man may be many

In the course of a varied career,

And some have been worth not a penny

And some have been devilish dear;

But there’s one hat I always remember
When sitting alone by the fire.

In the depth of a Northern November,

Because it fulfilled my desire.

 

It was old, it was ragged and rotten

And many years out of mode,

Like a thing that a tramp had forgotten

And left at the side of a road.

The boughs of the mulga had torn it,

It’s ribbon was naught but lace,

And old swaggie would not have worn it

Without a sad smile on his face.


When I took off the hat to the ladies

It was rather with sorrow than swank,

And often I wished it in Hades
When the gesture drew only a blank;

But for swatting a fly on the tucker

Or lifting a quart from the fire

Or belting the ribs of a bucker

It was all that a man could desire.

 

When it ought to have gone to the cleaner’s

(And stayed there, as somebody said!)
It was handy for flogging the weaners

From the drafting-yard into the shed.

And oft it has served as a dish for

A kelpie in need of a drink;

It was all that a fellow could wish for

In many more ways than you’d think.

 

It was spotted and stained by the weather,

There was more than one hole in the crown,

And it made little difference whether

The rim was turned up or turned down.

It kept out the rain (in a fashion)

And kept off the sun (more or less),

Bt it merely comanded compassion

Considered as part of one’s dress.

 

Though it wasn’t a hat you would bolt with

Or be anxious to borrow or hire,

It was useful to blindfold a colt with

Or handle a bit of barbed wire.

Though the world may have thought it improper

To wear such old rubbish as that,

I’d have scorned the best London-made topper

In exchange for my old battered hat.

Will Ogilvie  

FOTO – IZZY’S HATS AT RALEIGH

Every blessing ignored becomes a curse. I don’t want anything else in life. But you are forcing me to look at wealth and at horizons I have never known. Now that I have seen them, and now that I see how immense my possibilities are, I’m going to feel worse than I did before you arrived. Because I know the things I should be able to accomplish, and I don’t want to do so.” (Paulo Coelho)

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I learned to watch, to put my trust in other hands than mine. I learned to wander. I learned what every dreaming child needs to know — that no horizon is so far that you cannot get above it or beyond it. These I learned at once. But most things come harder.

— Beryl Markham, West With The Night, 1942

And that is how we are. By strength of will we cut off our inner intuitive knowledge from admitted consciousness. This causes a state of dread, or apprehension, which makes the blow ten times worse when it does fall.” ― D.H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley’s Lover

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MAKING THE LIE MAKE SENSE:

When denial (his or ours) can no longer hold and we finally have to admit to ourselves that we’ve been lied to, we search frantically for ways to keep it from disrupting our lives. So we rationalize. We find “good reasons” to justify his lying, just as he almost always accompanies his confessions with “good reasons” for his lies. He tells us he only lied because…. We tell ourselves he only lied because…. We make excuses for him: The lying wasn’t significant/Everybody lies/He’s only human/I have no right to judge him.

Allowing the lies to register in our consciousness means having to make room for any number of frightening possibilities:

• He’s not the man I thought he was.
• The relationship has spun out of control and I don’t know
what to do
• The relationship may be over.

Most women will do almost anything to avoid having to face these truths. Even if we yell and scream at him when we discover that he’s lied to us, once the dust settles, most of us will opt for the comforting territory of rationalization. In fact, many of us are willing to rewire our senses, short-circuit our instincts and intelligence, and accept the seductive comfort of self-delusion.”

― Susan Forward, When Your Lover Is a Liar: Healing the Wounds of Deception and Betrayal

Be very, very careful what you put into that head, because you will never, ever get it out. Cardinal Wolsey

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Which artist painted that?

Andrew Burke

Chances are the artist attends school now

and learns more and more logic

and language skills each day. Still

ocean seeks grass, river reflects

sky. His poem about a truck

is illustrated and pinned on

the display board. In his poem

the truck carries things

and drives between shops, but

it has a  disquietening element the author

will not change: his truck drives

north, it seeks North unerringly.

Teachers dismiss this as

a blemish, Father wants to know

how the truck will ever return to base,

and Mother tousles his hair, saying,

He’s just a boy, he’s just a boy.

Grandpa bends down to ask,

Do you want  to  be a truckdriver

when you grow up? No, he shakes

his head, a scientist, only

a scientist. Can’t they see that?

http://leswicks.tripod.com/apcarchive.htm

 

 

“Some people drink from the fountain of knowledge, others just gargle.”

Robert Anthony

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You may not have very much sense. But if you have enough to keep your mouth shut and look wise, it will not be long before you acquire a wide reputation as a fountain of Wisdom.

ROBERT ELLIOTT GONZALES, Poems and Paragraphs

Read more at http://www.notable-quotes.com/w/wisdom_quotes.html#VOARsEZtUA5gGIo6.99

Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge.” ―

Abraham Joshua Heschel

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CONFUCIANISM
To be fond of learning is to draw close to wisdom. To practice with vigour is to draw close to benevolence. To know the sense of shame is to draw close to courage. He who knows these three things knows how to cultivate his own character. Knowing how to cultivate his own character, he knows how to govern other men, he knows how to govern the world, its states, and its families.       CONFUCIUS    From the Son of Heaven down to the common people, all must regard cultivation of the personal life as the root or foundation. There is never a case in which the root is in disorder and yet the branches are in order.             CONFUCIUS

http://www.austincc.edu/~songhome/WISDOMCHINA.htm

Dad taught me everything I know. Unfortunately, he didn’t teach me everything he knows.

– Al Unser

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“One minute you could be getting a smoke in the alley on the Lower East Side with your friends, having drinks and dancing on tables in a popular nightclub. And the next minute, you could be dead.”

― Melissa de la Cruz, Blue Bloods

Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel.

Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827

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“Just remember that sometimes the way you think about a person isn’t the way they actually are.”
― John Green

Honour to the vanquished.

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“The best Armour of Old Age is a well spent life preceding it; a Life employed in the Pursuit of useful Knowledge, in honourable Actions and the Practice of Virtue; in which he who labours to improve himself from his Youth, will in Age reap the happiest Fruits of them; not only because these never leave a Man, not even in the extremest Old Age; but because a Conscience bearing Witness that our Life was well-spent, together with the Remembrance of past good Actions, yields an unspeakable Comfort to the Soul”

― Marcus Tullius Cicero

 

http://www.inspirationalstories.com/proverbs/latin-honour-to-the-vanquished/

I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year’s fashions.”

― Lillian Hellman

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“Sometimes words drew blood, they cut your tongue, they made you know things you couldn’t unknow. ”

― Alice Hoffman, The Story Sisters

FLO – YOU HAVE TO FIND THE FIRST DEEP CUT.

 

 

On matters of style, swim with the current, on matters of principle, stand like a rock.”

― Thomas Jefferson

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“I do not know how I may seem to others, but to myself I am only a small child wandering upon the vast shores of knowledge, every now and then finding a small bright pebble to be contented with.” Plato

The morning is wiser than the evening.

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“The basic problem with the world today is the unbalance between the male and female aspects, the unbalance between our inner and outer world, the unbalance between knowledge and wisdom, the unbalance between intellect and intuition and the unbalance between activity and rest.”

― Swami Dhyan Giten, The Silent Whisperings of the Heart – An Introduction to Giten’s Approach to Life

 

The knower of the mystery of sound knows the mystery of the whole universe.

– Hazrat Inayat Khan

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“Everyday courage has few witnesses. But yours is no less noble because no drum beats for you and no crowds shout your name.”
― Robert Louis Stevenson

I had to suspend knowledge, in order to make room for faith.

― Immanuel Kant, Critique of Practical Reason

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“Everything you’ve learned in school as “obvious” becomes less and less obvious as you begin to study the universe. For example, there are no solids in the universe. There’s not even a suggestion of a solid. There are no absolute continuums. There are no surfaces. There are no straight lines.”

― Richard Buckminster Fuller

 

There are so many things about which some old man ought to tell one while one is little; for when one is grown one would know them as a matter of course.

– Rainer Maria Rilke

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He who knows he who knows not, and knows not that he knows not, is a fool, shun him; He who knows not, and knows that he knows not, is a child, teach him. He who knows, and knows not that he knows, is asleep, wake him. He who knows, and knows that he knows, is wise, follow him.

Persian.