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Nothing is built on stone; all is built on sand,
by Jorge Luis Borges

Nothing is built on stone; all is built on sand,
but we must build as if the sand were stone.
- Jorge Luis Borges

My father and he had one of those English friendships
which begins by avoiding the intimacies
and eventually eliminates speech altogether.
- Jorge Luis Borges

I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
- Jorge Luis Borges

Democracy is an abuse of statistics.
- Jorge Luis Borges

 

Like all writers, he measured the achievements of others
by what they had accomplished,
asking of them that they measure him by what he envisaged or planned.
- Jorge Luis Borges

In general, every country has the language it deserves.
- Jorge Luis Borges

Art always opts for the individual, the concrete;
art is not Platonic.
- Jorge Luis Borges

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To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.
- Jorge Luis Borges

Reading is an activity subsequent to writing:
more resigned,
more civil, more intellectual.
- Jorge Luis Borges

The flattery of posterity is not worth much more than contemporary flattery,
which is worth nothing.
- Jorge Luis Borges

The original is unfaithful to the translation.
- Jorge Luis Borges

Poetry remembers that it was an oral art before it was a written art.
- Jorge Luis Borges

Life and death have been lacking in my life.
- Jorge Luis Borges

Like all those possessing a library,
Aurelian was aware that he was guilty of not knowing his in its entirety.
- Jorge Luis Borges

Writing is nothing more than a guided dream.
- Jorge Luis Borges

The Falklands thing was a fight between two bald men over a comb.
- Jorge Luis Borges

Reality is not always probable, or likely.
- Jorge Luis Borges

My undertaking is not difficult, essentially.
I should only have to be immortal to carry it out.
- Jorge Luis Borges

Life itself is a quotation.
- Jorge Luis Borges

To die for a religion is easier than to live it absolutely.
- Jorge Luis Borges

One concept corrupts and confuses the others.
I am not speaking of the Evil whose limited sphere is ethics;
I am speaking of the infinite.
- Jorge Luis Borges

In the order of literature, as in others,
there is no act that is not the coronation of an infinite
series of causes and the source of an infinite series of effects.
- Jorge Luis Borges

I cannot walk through the suburbs in the solitude of
the night without thinking that the night pleases us
because it suppresses idle details,
just as our memory does.
- Jorge Luis Borges

The fact is that all writers create their precursors.
Their work modifies our conception of the past,
just as it is bound to modify the future.
- Jorge Luis Borges

There is a concept that is the corrupter and destroyer of all others.
I speak not of Evil, whose limited empire is that of ethics;
I speak of the infinite.
- Jorge Luis Borges

Any life is made up of a single moment,
the moment in which a man finds out,
once and for all,
who he is.
- Jorge Luis Borges

I have known uncertainty: a state unknown to the Greeks.
- Jorge Luis Borges

I foresee that man will resign himself each day to new abominations,
and soon that only bandits and soldiers will be left.
- Jorge Luis Borges

The central problem of novel-writing is causality.
- Jorge Luis Borges

Time is the substance from which I am made.
Time is a river which carries me along,
but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me,
but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me,
but I am the fire.
- Jorge Luis Borges

To be immortal is commonplace; except for man,
all creatures are immortal, for they are ignorant of death;
what is divine,
terrible, incomprehensible, is to know that one is immortal.
- Jorge Luis Borges

The truth is that we live out our lives putting off all that can be put off;
perhaps we all know deep down that we are immortal
and that sooner or later all men will do and know all things.
- Jorge Luis Borges

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
- Helen Keller

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing is softer or more flexible than water,
yet nothing can resist it.
- Lao Tzu

Trust in the Light.
Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
Open yourself to the Light!
Hold back nothing,
Trust in the Light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you
it's going to be a butterfly.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie

Fully experience THIS moment -
breathe in, breathe out - nothing more.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is nothing either good or bad,
but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

Nothing you do for a child is ever wasted.
- Garrison Keillor

Where There is Love,
Nothing is Missing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Tao abides in non-action,
Yet nothing is left undone.
- Lao Tzu

Money has never made man happy, nor will it,
there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness.
The more of it one has the more one wants.
- Benjamin Franklin

It is always better to have no ideas than false ones;
to believe nothing, than to believe what is wrong.
- Thomas Jefferson

Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of them pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

Nothing endures but change.
- Heraclitus

You can choose to be peaceful right here and now ...
it has nothing to do with what other people do or think.
- Gerald Jampolsky

The heart knows nothing of the past,
nothing of the future;
it knows only of the present.
- Osho

Peace, Love, Health, Comfort, Joy, and the Light of Spirit -
all the rest is nothing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When one has nothing to lose, one becomes courageous.
We are timid only when
there is something we can still cling to.
- Carlos Castaneda

He who knows nothing is closer to the truth
than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.
- Thomas Jefferson

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
- Helen Keller

To know how to free oneself is nothing;
the arduous thing is to know what to do with one's freedom.
- Andre Gide

Nothing is missing - Lack is an illusion.
We always have everything we truly need.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves,
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

As for me, all I know is that I know nothing.
- Socrates

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

In the world there is nothing more
submissive and weak than water.
Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong,
nothing can surpass it.
- Lao Tzu

Nothing is at last sacred, but the integrity of your own mind.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

He who is not courageous enough to take risks
will accomplish nothing in life.
- Muhammad Ali

We know nothing at all.
All our knowledge is but the knowledge of schoolchildren.
The real nature of things we shall never know.
- Albert Einstein

It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war
is nothing but an act of murder.
- Albert Einstein

To manage your mind,
know that there is nothing,
and then relinquish all attachment to nothingness.
- Lao Tzu


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