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Alan Watts

Quote of Alan Watts - So then, the relationship of self...


Biography - Alan Watts:

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

So then, the relationship of self to other is the complete realization that loving yourself is impossible without loving everything defined as other than yourself.




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Where love rules, there is no will to power and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.
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To live means to love, but above all, to love life.
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Love, love, all the rest is nothing.
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Intelligence has value only in the service of love.
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There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.
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Love, and do what you will.
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Quotes for: others


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Quotes about others:


To be happy, we must consider the happiness of another.
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Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
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Article IV – Liberty consists of doing anything which does not harm others: thus, the exercise of the natural rights of each man has only those borders which assure other members of the society the enjoyment of these same rights. These borders can be determined only by the law.
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If we had no pride we should not complain of that of others.
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Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
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Whoever is happy will make others happy too.
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Quotes for: oneself


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Quotes about oneself:


Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
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A happy life, therefore, is one which is in accordance with its own nature.
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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.
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To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.
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Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
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To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
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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.
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You can't live at all, unless you can live fully now.
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The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.
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Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
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You are the big bang, the original force of the universe, coming on as whoever you are.
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No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.
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