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Old 05-15-2017, 04:49 PM
 
Location: California
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Quarrelsome tendencies are growing nowadays. Here is Maximus of Tyre with a reason to avoid such arguments:

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He who wrestles with one defiled with soot
Must also necessarily defile his own body.
So he who contends with an unjust man,
And thinks it fit to be rolled as it were
Together with him,
Must necessarily partake of his depravity,
And be replete with his defilement.
He seems to be saying that mental and/or verbal exchanges with a depraved person will not help him, but will harm you.

Of course if both are twisted characters - carry on in the mud.
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Old 05-15-2017, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Ontario, Canada
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Ancient Pagan Wisdom

Wind from the East, fish bite the least.

Never sneak up on a skunk.
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Old 05-15-2017, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Østenfor sol og vestenfor måne
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Red touches black, friend of Jack
Red touches yellow, harm a fellow
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Old 05-16-2017, 08:22 AM
 
Location: California
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Red touches black, friend of Jack
Red touches yellow, harm a fellow
The friendly snake is the King, the harmful one is the Coral.
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Old 05-16-2017, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Humboldt County California
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" Man who stands on toilet is high on pot."
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Old 05-16-2017, 08:40 PM
 
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He who laughs last is the slowest.

But I CAN tell the temperature by counting cricket chirps.
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Old 05-16-2017, 09:26 PM
 
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If possible, back to the serious intent of this thread. Anyone see value and beauty in this Proclus quote?

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He who simply believes in things which seem difficult to be known,
And which are of a dubious nature, runs in the paths of abundance,
Recurring to divine knowledge, and deific intelligence,
Through which all things become apparent and known.
For all things are contained in the Gods.
Proclus
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Old 05-17-2017, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Ontario, Canada
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If possible, back to the serious intent of this thread. Anyone see value and beauty in this Proclus quote?



Proclus
Sorry, nope. I read it as pseudo-profound, quasi-spiritual gibberish.
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Old 05-17-2017, 09:01 AM
 
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Sorry, nope. I read it as pseudo-profound, quasi-spiritual gibberish.
Too bad, Proclus was a true Sage, whose writings influenced philosophy and Christianity.

https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/proclus/
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Old 05-17-2017, 09:45 AM
 
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Too bad, Proclus was a true Sage, whose writings influenced philosophy and Christianity.

https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/proclus/
He could have used a good editor.
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