Idries shah Quotes

"Effort makes some great men famous....

"Effort makes some great men famous. Even greater effort enables other great men to remain unknown." - Idries Shah
📅︎ May 01
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"You have not forgotten to remember; You have remembered to forg...

"You have not forgotten to remember; You have remembered to forget. But people can forget to forget. That is just as important as remembering to remember - and generally more practical." - Idries Shah
📅︎ May 01
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"When Fortune knocks, open the door,' th...

"When Fortune knocks, open the door,' they say. But why should one make fortune knock, by keeping the door shut?" - Idries Shah
📅︎ May 01
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"It is not important to have said a thing first, ...

"It is not important to have said a thing first, or best - or even most interestingly. What is important is to say it on the right occasion." - Idries Shah
📅︎ May 05
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"A real secret is som...

"A real secret is something which only one person knows." - Idries Shah
📅︎ Jan 16
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"Enlightenment must come li...

"Enlightenment must come little by little - otherwise it would overwhelm." - Idries Shah
📅︎ May 02
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"Sometimes a pessimist is...

"Sometimes a pessimist is only an optimist with extra information." - Idries Shah
📅︎ Apr 29
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"When you realize the difference be...

"When you realize the difference between the container and the content, you will have knowledge." - Idries Shah
📅︎ Apr 29
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"Spiritual enlightenment must...

"Spiritual enlightenment must come little by little, otherwise it will overwhelm." -Idries Shah
📅︎ Jan 27
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