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Biography - Alan Watts:

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

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The reason we have poverty is that we have no imagination. There are a great many people accumulating what they think is vast wealth, but it's only money... they don't know how to enjoy it, because they have no imagination.
Alan Watts




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Quotes for: imagination:


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Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
Albert Einstein
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Man, too, has wings, he has imagination.”
Soren Kierkegaard
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Nothing is more fearful than imagination without taste.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?”
Leonardo da Vinci
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Without this playing with fantasy no creative work has ever yet come to birth. The debt we owe to the play of the imagination is incalculable.”
Carl Gustav Jung
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All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy. What right have we then to depreciate imagination.”
Carl Gustav Jung
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Quotes about poverty:


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Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice.”
Nelson Mandela
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As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.”
Henry David Thoreau
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Abundance makes me poor.”
Publius Ovidius Naso - Metamorphoses
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You are going to let the fear of poverty govern you life and your reward will be that you will eat, but you will not live.”
George Bernard Shaw
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What I would say to the young men and women who are beset by hopelessness and doubt is that they should go and see what is being done on the ground to fight poverty, not like going to the zoo but to take action, to open their hearts and their consciences.”
Abbé Pierre
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Do not waste your time on Social Questions. What is the matter with the poor is Poverty what is the matter with the rich is Uselessness.”
George Bernard Shaw
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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.”
Alan Watts
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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.”
Alan Watts
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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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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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