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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

Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.



Note 

Note



"As muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone, it could be argued that those who sit quietly and do nothing are making one of the best possible contributions to a world in turmoil."




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Pour clarifier l’eau boueuse, le mieux est de la laisser reposer.

German
Schlammiges Wasser klärt man am besten, indem man es in Ruhe lässt.




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There are hurricanes in human affairs, tempests of passion, when it is wise to retire to a harbor and ride it out at anchor. Remedies often make diseases worse.




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They muddy the water, to make it seem deep.
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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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