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Idries Shah Quotes

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken - Oscar Wilde Quotes
And then you meet one person and your life changes forever - Love Quotes
You don't need someone to complete you. You only need someone to accept you completely - Love Quotes
When we first met, i had no idea you would be so important to me - Love Quotes
The darkest nights produce the brightest stars - Motivational Quotes
Together is my favorite place to be - Love Quotes
I never make the same mistake twice. I make it five or six times, just to be sure - Funny Quotes
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why - Mark Twain Quotes
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It is the message, not the man, which is important to the Sufis  (Idries Shah Quotes) Have you noticed how many people who walk in the shade curse the Sun  (Idries Shah Quotes) The secret of Sufism is that it has no secret at all’  (Idries Shah Quotes) Premature independence is the daughter of conceit  (Idries Shah Quotes) Do not try to be humble: learn humility  (Idries Shah Quotes) The Path is not to be found anywhere except in human service  (Idries Shah Quotes) The liar has a bad memory  (Idries Shah Quotes) Remember that greed includes greed for being not greedy  (Idries Shah Quotes) Patience is bitter, but bears a sweet fruit  (Idries Shah Quotes) No effort makes a black crow into a white hawk  (Idries Shah Quotes) Teach honesty by all means - you do know what it is, don’t you?  (Idries Shah Quotes) Saying of the ProphetSleepSleep is the brother of death  (Idries Shah Quotes) Make mankind your dwelling place  (Idries Shah Quotes) If the father cannot, the son will finish the task  (Idries Shah Quotes) The sight of God in woman is the most perfect of all. Ibn Arabi.  (Idries Shah Quotes) You can keep going on much less attention than you crave  (Idries Shah Quotes) If you cannot laugh frequently and genuinely, you have no soul  (Idries Shah Quotes) The Way of the Sufis cannot be understood by means of the intellect or by ordinary book learning  (Idries Shah Quotes) The learned person who only talks will never Penetrate to the inner heart of humans  (Idries Shah Quotes) But one may say something and yet not be able to do it. Try, for instance, lifting yourself up by the bootstraps  (Idries Shah Quotes) The Sufi way is through knowledge and practice, not through intellect and talk  (Idries Shah Quotes) The union of the mind and intuition which brings about illumination, and the development which the Sufis seek, is based upon love  (Idries Shah Quotes) When the Higher Man does something worthy of admiration, it is an evidence of his Mastership, not the object of it  (Idries Shah Quotes) A certain person may have, as you say, a wonderful presence; I do not know. What I do know is that he has a perfectly delightful absence  (Idries Shah Quotes) MAN: Kick him-he’ll forgive you. Flatter him-he may or may not see through you. But ignore him and he’ll hate you  (Idries Shah Quotes) If you want to make an ordinary man happy, or think that he is happy, give him money, power, flattery, gifts, honours. If you want to make a wise man happy - improve yourself!  (Idries Shah Quotes) The more you look at ‘common knowledge’, the more you realise that it is more likely to be common than it is to be knowledge. No real knowledge is common  (Idries Shah Quotes) To ‘see both sides’ of a problem is the surest way to prevent its complete solution. Because there are always more than two sides  (Idries Shah Quotes) There is a Persian proverb: ‘To test that which has been tested is ignorance.’ To try to test something without the means of testing is even worse  (Idries Shah Quotes) There is a succession of experiences which together constitute the educational and developmental ripening of the learner, according to the Sufis. People who think that each gain is the goal itself will freeze at any such stage, and cannot learn through successive and superseding lessons  (Idries Shah Quotes)
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