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Idries Shah, Reflections Quotes: "You can keep going on much less attention than you crave."

You can keep going on much less attention than you crave.




Idries Shah, Reflections Quotes: "The proverb says that 'The answer to a fool is silence'. Observation, however, indicates that almost any other answer will have the same effect in the long run."

The proverb says that 'The answer to a fool is silence'. Observation, however, indicates that almost any other answer will have the same effect in the long run.



Idries Shah, Reflections Quotes: "If you want to strengthen an enemy and make him exult - hate him."

If you want to strengthen an enemy and make him exult - hate him.



Idries Shah, Reflections Quotes: "None should say : 'I can trust, ' or 'I cannot trust' until he is a master of the option, of trusting or not trusting."

None should say : 'I can trust, ' or 'I cannot trust' until he is a master of the option, of trusting or not trusting.




Idries Shah, Reflections Quotes: "Two people can illustrate crudity to you.The first is the crude man, whom you see perceiving the diamond as a stone.The other is the refined man, who makes clear to you the crudity of the first one."

Two people can illustrate crudity to you.The first is the crude man, whom you see perceiving the diamond as a stone.The other is the refined man, who makes clear to you the crudity of the first one.



Idries Shah, Reflections Quotes: "A man is deficient in understanding until he perceives that there is a whole cycle of evolution possible within himself: repeating endlessly, offering opportunities for personal development."

A man is deficient in understanding until he perceives that there is a whole cycle of evolution possible within himself: repeating endlessly, offering opportunities for personal development.



Idries Shah, Reflections Quotes: "It is not only a matter of not caring who knows - it is also a matter of knowing who cares."

It is not only a matter of not caring who knows - it is also a matter of knowing who cares.




Idries Shah, Reflections Quotes: "Because there is a word for perfection, people will always imagine that they know it."

Because there is a word for perfection, people will always imagine that they know it.



Idries Shah, Reflections Quotes: "I have heard all that you have had to say to me on your problems.You ask me what to do about them.It is my view that your real problem is that you are a member of the human race.Face that one first."

I have heard all that you have had to say to me on your problems.You ask me what to do about them.It is my view that your real problem is that you are a member of the human race.Face that one first.



Idries Shah, Reflections Quotes: "Advice is priceless: when it becomes interference it is preposterous."

Advice is priceless: when it becomes interference it is preposterous.



Idries Shah, Reflections Quotes: "The laziness of adolescence is a rehearsal for the incapacity of old age."

The laziness of adolescence is a rehearsal for the incapacity of old age.



Idries Shah, Reflections Quotes: "Opinion is usually something which people have when they lack comprehensive information."

Opinion is usually something which people have when they lack comprehensive information.




Idries Shah, Reflections Quotes: "Banality is like boredom: bored people are boring people, people who think that things are banal are themselves banal.Interesting people can find something interesting in all things."

Banality is like boredom: bored people are boring people, people who think that things are banal are themselves banal.Interesting people can find something interesting in all things.



Idries Shah, Reflections Quotes: "Knowledge is something which you can use.Belief is something which uses you."

Knowledge is something which you can use.Belief is something which uses you.



Idries Shah, Reflections Quotes: "None should say: ‘I can trust, ’ or ‘I cannot trust’ until he is master of the option, of trusting or not trusting."

None should say: ‘I can trust, ’ or ‘I cannot trust’ until he is master of the option, of trusting or not trusting.



Idries Shah, Reflections Quotes: "Please, not again what you studied, how long you spent at it, how many books you wrote, what people thought of you - but: what did you learn?"

Please, not again what you studied, how long you spent at it, how many books you wrote, what people thought of you - but: what did you learn?



Idries Shah, Reflections Quotes: "The lightning said to the oak tree: ‘Stand aside, or take what is coming to you!"

The lightning said to the oak tree: ‘Stand aside, or take what is coming to you!



Idries Shah, Reflections Quotes: "Enemies are often former or potential friends who have been denied - or think that they have been denied - something."

Enemies are often former or potential friends who have been denied - or think that they have been denied - something.



Idries Shah, Reflections Quotes: "It is not 'Have I got a chance?' It is more often: 'Have I seen my chance?"

It is not 'Have I got a chance?' It is more often: 'Have I seen my chance?



Idries Shah, Reflections Quotes: "If a Manx cat tells you that it is trying to preserve its long, beautiful tail, you don't have to believe it - especially if you have eyes."

If a Manx cat tells you that it is trying to preserve its long, beautiful tail, you don't have to believe it - especially if you have eyes.



Idries Shah, Reflections Quotes: "Almost every day I am reminded of Saadi's reflection that there is no senseless tyranny like that of subordinates."

Almost every day I am reminded of Saadi's reflection that there is no senseless tyranny like that of subordinates.



Idries Shah, Reflections Quotes: "Talent is the presence of ability and absence of understanding about the source and operation of knowledge."

Talent is the presence of ability and absence of understanding about the source and operation of knowledge.



Idries Shah, Reflections Quotes: "The stupidest man I ever met had a favourite saying.It was:'What do you think I am, stupid, or something?"

The stupidest man I ever met had a favourite saying.It was:'What do you think I am, stupid, or something?



Idries Shah, Reflections Quotes: "Have you noticed how many people who walk in the shade curse the Sun?"

Have you noticed how many people who walk in the shade curse the Sun?



Idries Shah, Reflections Quotes: "People are always trying to understand.There is only one way to do that.It is to discover < + i + >why< + i + > you want to understand."

People are always trying to understand.There is only one way to do that.It is to discover < + i + >why< + i + > you want to understand.



Idries Shah, Reflections Quotes: "You are still adrift while you still think that a means is an end."

You are still adrift while you still think that a means is an end.



Idries Shah, Reflections Quotes: "Learn to be as analytical about things of which you are credulous as you are of those which you criticise."

Learn to be as analytical about things of which you are credulous as you are of those which you criticise.



Idries Shah, Reflections Quotes: "History is not usually what has happened. History is what some people have thought to be significant."

History is not usually what has happened. History is what some people have thought to be significant.



Idries Shah, Reflections Quotes: "Who is the wrong person to criticise?You"

Who is the wrong person to criticise?You



Idries Shah, Reflections Quotes: "Water shrinks wool, urgency shrinks time.Shrinkage may be an advantage or the reverse, according to expectation."

Water shrinks wool, urgency shrinks time.Shrinkage may be an advantage or the reverse, according to expectation.



Idries Shah, Reflections Quotes: "The existence of relative truth does not prove the non-existence of universal truth."

The existence of relative truth does not prove the non-existence of universal truth.



Idries Shah, Reflections Quotes: "What is sometimes thought to be clever is, significantly often, merely an advanced form of foolishness."

What is sometimes thought to be clever is, significantly often, merely an advanced form of foolishness.



Idries Shah, Reflections Quotes: "Sometimes a pessimist is only an optimist with extra information."

Sometimes a pessimist is only an optimist with extra information.



Idries Shah, Reflections Quotes: "People cannot handle prejudice because they try to deal with the symptom. Prejudice is the symptom, wrong assumptions are the cause.'Prejudice is the daughter of assumption."

People cannot handle prejudice because they try to deal with the symptom. Prejudice is the symptom, wrong assumptions are the cause.'Prejudice is the daughter of assumption.



Idries Shah, Reflections Quotes: "Laziness - The laziness of adolescence is a rehearsal for the incapacity of old age."

Laziness - The laziness of adolescence is a rehearsal for the incapacity of old age.



Idries Shah, Reflections Quotes: "From time to time ponder whether you are unconsciously saying:'Truth is what I happen to be thinking at this moment."

From time to time ponder whether you are unconsciously saying:'Truth is what I happen to be thinking at this moment.



Idries Shah, Reflections Quotes: "We are adjured not to burn the candle at both ends.But how many people have verified that physically possible?"

We are adjured not to burn the candle at both ends.But how many people have verified that physically possible?



Idries Shah, Reflections Quotes: "When the ignorant have become numerous or powerful enough, they have been referred to by a special name. This names is 'the Wise'."

When the ignorant have become numerous or powerful enough, they have been referred to by a special name. This names is 'the Wise'.



Idries Shah, Reflections Quotes: "None should say: 'I can trust' or 'I cannot trust' until he is a master of the option, of trusting or not trusting."

None should say: 'I can trust' or 'I cannot trust' until he is a master of the option, of trusting or not trusting.



Idries Shah, Reflections Quotes: "People used to play with toys.Now the toys play with them."

People used to play with toys.Now the toys play with them.



Idries Shah, Reflections Quotes: "Knowledge is something which you can use. Belief is something which uses you."

Knowledge is something which you can use. Belief is something which uses you.



Idries Shah, Reflections Quotes: "EXPECTATION If, from time to time, you give up expectation, you will be able to perceive what it is you are getting."

EXPECTATION If, from time to time, you give up expectation, you will be able to perceive what it is you are getting.



Idries Shah, Reflections Quotes: "Teach honesty by all means - you do know what it is, don't you?"

Teach honesty by all means - you do know what it is, don't you?



Idries Shah, Reflections Quotes: "If, from time to time, you give up expectation, you will be able to perceive what it is you are getting."

If, from time to time, you give up expectation, you will be able to perceive what it is you are getting.



Idries Shah, Reflections Quotes: "Prescribing hard work for the soft, or easy work for the hardy, is generally nonsense. What is always needed in any aim is right effort, right time, right people, right materials."

Prescribing hard work for the soft, or easy work for the hardy, is generally nonsense. What is always needed in any aim is right effort, right time, right people, right materials.



Idries Shah, Reflections 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."

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, Reflections Quotes: "You say that this society will come to an end, because societies always have done so. I wonder whether they have ended because they were not really societies at all."

You say that this society will come to an end, because societies always have done so. I wonder whether they have ended because they were not really societies at all.



Idries Shah, Reflections Quotes: "Presence and AbsenceA 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."

Presence and AbsenceA 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, Reflections Quotes: "The stupidest man I ever met had a favourite saying. It was: 'What do you think I am, stupid, or something?"

The stupidest man I ever met had a favourite saying. It was: 'What do you think I am, stupid, or something?