Ancient Egyptian Proverb – True Knowledge


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Love is one thing, knowledge is another.

For every joy, there is a price to be paid.

The only thing that is humiliating is helplessness.

If his heart rules him, his conscience will soon take the place of the rod.

Exuberance is a good stimulus towards action,

but the inner light grows in silence and concentration.

To know means to record in one’s memory;

but to understand means to blend with the thing and to assimilate it oneself.

The man who knows how to lead one of his brothers towards what he has known

may one day be saved by that very brother.

True teaching is not an accumulation of knowledge;

it is an awakening of consciousness which goes through successive stages.

~ M Khoury

 

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