Humanity is moving in a circle. The progress in mechanical things of the past hundred years has proceeded at the cost of losing many other things which perhaps were much more important for it.
More Quotes from George Gurdjieff:Personality in man is what is not his own . . . what come from outside, what he has learned, or reflects, all traces of exterior impressions left in the memory.
Laughter relieves us of superfluous energy, which, if it remained unused, might become negative, that is, poison. Laughter is the antidote.
A "sin" is something which is not necessary.
A man is never the same for long. He is continually changing. He seldom remains the same even for half an hour.
Religion is doing; a man does not merely think his religion or feel it, he lives his religion as much as he is able, otherwise it is not religion but fantasy or philosophy.
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With no matter what human being, taken individually, I always find reasons for concluding that sorrow and misfortune do not suit him; either because he seems too mediocre for anything so great, or, on the contrary, too precious to be destroyed.
One ought to hold on to one's heart; for if one lets it go, one soon loses control of the head too.
I did, I'd say, at least about 80 percent of the rest of the driving, and I had the time of my life.