The Nature of Man

Sep 12, 2012 | Gurdjieff

a judge in court

“Such is the nature of man,
that for your first gift – he prostrates himself;
for your second – kisses your hand;
for the third – fawns
for the fourth – just nods his head once;
for the fifth – becomes too familiar;
for the sixth – insults you
and for the seventh – sues you because he was not given enough.”