Great People

G. I. Gurdjieff


by G. I. Gurdjieff

Quotations are not only inspirational, and a source of wisdom, but can also be seen as a nice way to get a feeling about a certain thinker or visionary. How much does what they have to say touch you? How much does it correspond to what you seek? How does in inspire you? Here are the quotations by G. I. Gurdjieff.

Quotes by G. I. Gurdjieff

"From my point of view, he can be called a remarkable man who stands out from those around him by the resourcefulness of his mind, and who knows how to be restrained in the manifestations which proceed from his nature, at the same time conducting himself justly and tolerantly towards the weaknesses of others."
From "All and Everything: Meetings with Remarkable Men"

"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."
From "In Search Of The Miraculous"

"Objective knowledge, the idea of unity included, belongs to objective consciousness. The forms which express this knowledge when perceived by subjective consciousness are inevitably distorted and, instead of truth, they create more and more delusions. With objective consciousness it is possible to see and feel the unity of everything. But for subjective consciousness the world is split up into millions of separate and unconnected phenomena. Attempts to connect these phenomena into some sort of system in a scientific or philosophical way lead to nothing because man cannot reconstruct the idea of the whole starting from separate facts and they cannot divine the principles of the division of the whole without knowing the laws upon which this division is based."
From "In Search Of The Miraculous"

"It is impossible to recognize a wrong way without knowing the right way. This means that it is no use troubling oneself how to recognize a wrong way. One must think of how to find the right way."
From "In Search Of The Miraculous"

"You must understand that ordinary efforts do not count; only superefforts count."
From "In Search Of The Miraculous"

"Faith of consciousness is freedom
Faith of feeling is weakness
Faith of body is stupidity."
From "All and Everything: Beelzebub's Tales to his Grandson"

"I ask you to believe nothing that you cannot verify for yourself."
From "All and Everything: Views from the Real World"

"It is very difficult to explain what takes place in me when I see or hear anything majestic which allows no doubt that it proceeds from the actualization of Our Maker Creator. Each time, my tears flow of themselves. I weep, that is to say, it weeps in me, not from grief, no, but as if from tenderness."
From "All and Everything: Meetings with Remarkable Men"

"Remember your self always and everywhere."

"By teaching others you will learn yourself."

"Respect every religion."

"Conscious faith is freedom. Emotional faith is slavery. Mechanical faith is foolishness."

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