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Quote of Alan Watts - Just as true humor is laughter...


Biography - Alan Watts:

British philosopher, writer and speaker.
Born: 1915 - Died: 1973
Period:
20th century
Place of birth: United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Just as true humor is laughter at oneself, true humanity is knowledge of oneself.




Translation

Translation

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French
Tout comme le véritable humour consiste à rire de soi, la vraie humanité consiste en la connaissance de soi.

German
So wie wahrer Humor das Lachen über sich selbst ist, ist wahre Menschlichkeit das Wissen über sich selbst.




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It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves.




Quotes for: laughter


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Quotes for: laughter


We should laugh before being happy, for fear of dying without having laughed.





The most completely lost of all days is that on which one has not laughed.





A day without laughter is a day wasted.





The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.





To laugh is proper to man.





Earth laughs in flowers.











Quotes for: Human nature


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Quotes about human nature:


I have laboured carefully, not to mock, lament, or execrate, but to understand human actions.





I am human, and I think that nothing of that which is human is alien to me.





Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure.





Be humanity evermore our goal.





Why should the law refuse its protection to any sensitive being? The time will come when humanity will extend its mantle over everything which breathes.





The dignity of mankind is in your hands; protect it!
It sinks with you! With you it will ascend.












Quotes for: oneself


Quotes

Quotes about oneself:


Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.





A happy life, therefore, is one which is in accordance with its own nature.





The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.





If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.





To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.





To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.











Quotes for: knowledge


Quotes

Quotes for: knowledge


True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.





It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.





The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.





Every other knowledge is harmful to him who does not have knowledge of goodness.





Human wisdom consists in a knowledge of the order in which it is profitable to know things;





Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not.











Quotes for: humour


Quotes

Quotes about humour:


Humor is mankind's greatest blessing.





Good sense and genius beget esteem and regard: Wit and humour excite love and affection.





Everything human is pathetic. The secret source of humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven.





Humor is the first of the gifts to perish in a foreign tongue.





Now, true humor begins when a man ceases to take himself seriously.







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Alan Watts also said...


A person who thinks all the time has nothing to think about except thoughts. So he loses touch with reality, and lives in a world of illusion.





The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.





You can't live at all, unless you can live fully now.





Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.





No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.





Our deeds, our feelings, our thoughts, and our sensations just happen of themselves, as the rain falls and the water flows along the valley.












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