Quotes by George Gurdjieff

George Gurdjieff

Russian teacher and writer

Alive from: 1873-1949

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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    A ''sin'' is something which is not necessary.
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    A man can only attain knowledge with the help of those who possess it. This must be understood from the very beginning. One must learn from him who knows.
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    A man may be born, but in order to be born he must first die, and in order to die he must first awake.
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    A man will renounce any pleasures you like but he will not give up his suffering.
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    Every ceremony or rite has a value if it is performed without alteration. A ceremony is a book in which a great deal is written. Anyone who understands can read it. One rite often contains more than a hundred books.
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    In properly organized groups no faith is required; what is required is simply a little trust and even that only for a little while, for the sooner a man begins to verify all he hears the better it is for him.
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    It is the greatest mistake to think that man is always one and the same. A man is never the same for long. He is continually changing. He seldom remains the same even for half an hour.
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    Man has the possibility of existence after death. But possibility is one thing and the realization of the possibility is quite a different thing.
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    Religion is doing; a man does not merely think his religion or feel it, he ''lives'' his religion as much as he is able, otherwise it is not religion but fantasy or philosophy.
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    Without self knowledge, without understanding the working and functions of his machine, man cannot be free, he cannot govern himself and he will always remain a slave.
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