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October 8, 2009

Know thyself – if you’re into arrested development

QUOTE:

“Know thyself.”
       Attributed to Thales and Solon
       Two of “The Seven Sages of Greece
       Inscription on the Temple of Apollo at Delphi (28 B.C.)

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COUNTERQUOTE:

“‘Know Thyself’ – a maxim as pernicious as it is odious. A person observing himself would arrest his own development. Any caterpillar who tried to ‘know himself’ would never become a butterfly.”
       André Gide (1869-1951)
       French writer
      Nouvelles Nourritures (1942)

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WILDEQUOTE:

“Only the shallow know themselves.”
       Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
       Irish playwright, author and wit
       “Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Young” (1891)

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