Gurdjieff

Gurdjieff

Decent Man

"A decent man will behave decently even if he thinks that he has been treated unjustly or wrongly. But many people in such circumstances...

Man in a state of Sleep

"There are a thousand things which prevent a man from awakening, which keep him in the power of his dreams. In order to act...

What puts a Man to Sleep?

"Sins exist only for people who are on the Way or approaching the Way. And then sin is what stops a man, helps him...

A Man is much too Lazy

"A man is much too lazy: he will do a great deal without the proper intensity, or he will do nothing at all while...

Self-observation

"Self-observation brings man to the realization of the necessity of self-change. And in observing himself a man notices that self-observation itself brings about certain...

Without Struggle, no Progress and no Result

"Without struggle, no progress and no result. Every breaking of habit produces a change in the machine."

Laughter is the Antidote

"Laughter relieves us of superfluous energy, which, if it remained unused, might become negative, that is, poison. Laughter is the antidote."

Strive for Freedom

"We must strive for freedom if we strive for self-knowledge. The task of self-knowledge and of further self-development is of such importance and seriousness,...

Transformation

"If a person gives way to all their desires, or panders to them, there will be no inner struggle in them, no friction, no...

The Stupidity of Man

"Two things in life are infinite; the stupidity of man and the mercy of God."

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