Ancient Egyptian Proverbs

“Death is but the doorway to new life. We live today, we shall live again. In many forms shall we return.” ~ Egyptian prayer of resurrection

“Have the wisdom to abandon the values of a time that has passed and pick out the constituents of the future. An environment must be suited to the age and men to their environment.” ~ Egyptian Proverb

“Know the world in yourself. Never look for yourself in the world, for this would be to project your illusion.” ~ Egyptian Proverb

“Not the greatest Master can go even one step for his disciple; in himself he must experience each stage of developing consciousness. Therefore he will know nothing for which he is not ripe.” ~ Egyptian Proverb

 

 

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Author: Joseph Conrad

Book: Heart of Darkness

Year: 1899

Quote: “I don’t like work – no man does – but I like what is in the work – the chance to find yourself. Your own reality – for yourself not for others — what no other man can ever know. They can only see the mere show, and never can tell what it really means.”

Book Quote #11

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Author: Jules Verne

Book: Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Year: 1871

Quote: “As long as the heart beats, as long as body and soul keep together, I cannot admit that any creature endowed with a will has need to despair of life.”

Book Quote #10

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Author: George Bernard Shaw

Book: Man and Superman

Year: 1903

Quote: “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”

Book Quote #9

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“Like hatred, jealousy is forbidden by the laws of life because it is essentially destructive.” ~ Alexis Carrel

“Jealousy is the fear of comparison.” ~ Max Frisch

“A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.” Robert A. Heinlein

“Why do we feel jealousy? Therapists often regard the demon as a scar of childhood trauma or a symptom of a psychological problem. And it’s true that people who feel inadequate, insecure, or overly dependent tend to be more jealous than others.” ~ Helen Fisher

Jealousy – Quotes

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Author: Stephen King

Book: Different Seasons

Year: 1982

Quote: “Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure.”

Book Quote #7