„Thou art as wise as thou art beautiful“

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English playwright and poet 1564 - 1616
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„1978. If thou art wise, thou knowest thy own Ignorance; and thou art ignorant if thou knowest not thy self.“

—  Thomas Fuller (writer) British physician, preacher, and intellectual 1654 - 1734
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„So weak thou art, that fools thy power despise;
And yet so strong, thou triumph'st o'er the wise.“

—  Jonathan Swift Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, and poet 1667 - 1745
To Love, found in Miss Vanhom­righ's desk after her death, in Swift's hand­writing

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„Whoe'er thou art, thy Lord and master see,
Thou wast my Slave, thou art, or thou shalt be.“

—  George Granville, 1st Baron Lansdowne 1st Baron Lansdowne 1666 - 1735
Inscription for a Figure representing the God of Love. See Genuine Works. (1732) I. 129. Version of a Greek couplet from the Greek Anthology.

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„Thou art not alone, and thou dost not belong to thyself. Thou art one of My voices, thou art one of My arms. Speak and strike for Me.“

—  Romain Rolland French author 1866 - 1944
Jean-Christophe (1904 - 1912), Journey's End: The Burning Bush (1911), Context: "Thou art not alone, and thou dost not belong to thyself. Thou art one of My voices, thou art one of My arms. Speak and strike for Me. But if the arm be broken, or the voice be weary, then still I hold My ground: I fight with other voices, other arms than thine. Though thou art conquered, yet art thou of the army which is never vanquished. Remember that and thou wilt fight even unto death." "Lord, I have suffered much!" "Thinkest thou that I do not suffer also? For ages death has hunted Me and nothingness has lain in wait for Me. It is only by victory in the fight that I can make My way. The river of life is red with My blood." "Fighting, always fighting?" "We must always fight. God is a fighter, even He Himself. God is a conqueror. He is a devouring lion. Nothingness hems Him in and He hurls it down. And the rhythm of the fight is the supreme harmony. Such harmony is not for thy mortal ears. It is enough for thee to know that it exists. Do thy duty in peace and leave the rest to the Gods."

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„Art thou poor, yet hast thou golden slumbers?
O sweet content!
Art thou rich, yet is thy mind perplex'd?
O punishment!“

—  Thomas Dekker English dramatist and pamphleteer 1572 - 1632
Poem Sweet Content http://www.bartleby.com/101/204.html

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„There is not room for Death,
Nor atom that his might could render void:
Thou — Thou art Being and Breath,
And what Thou art may never be destroyed.“

—  Emily Brontë English novelist and poet 1818 - 1848
No Coward Soul Is Mine (1846), Context: p>With wide-embracing love Thy Spirit animates eternal years, Pervades and broods above, Changes, sustains, dissolves, creates, and rears.Though earth and moon were gone, And suns and universes ceased to be, And Thou wert left alone, Every existence would exist in Thee. There is not room for Death, Nor atom that his might could render void: Thou — Thou art Being and Breath, And what Thou art may never be destroyed.</p

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„Spirit of BEAUTY, that dost consecrate
With thine own hues all thou dost shine upon
Of human thought or form, where art thou gone?“

—  Percy Bysshe Shelley English Romantic poet 1792 - 1822
Hymn to Intellectual Beauty (1816), Context: Spirit of BEAUTY, that dost consecrate With thine own hues all thou dost shine upon Of human thought or form, where art thou gone? Why dost thou pass away and leave our state, This dim vast vale of tears, vacant and desolate? Ask why the sunlight not for ever Weaves rainbows o'er yon mountain-river, Why aught should fail and fade that once is shown, Why fear and dream and death and birth Cast on the daylight of this earth Such gloom, why man has such a scope For love and hate, despondency and hope? St. 2

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„But who art thou? that Voyce, and beauteous Face,
Not Mortal is; thou art of Heavenly Race.“

—  John Ogilby Scottish academic 1600 - 1676
The Works of Publius Virgilius Maro (2nd ed. 1654), Virgil's Æneis

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„Thou art I, I am Thou,
Knowing, Knower, Known, as One!“

—  Paramahansa Yogananda Yogi, a guru of Kriya Yoga and founder of Self-Realization Fellowship 1893 - 1952
Quotes drawn from the poem "Samadhi"

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