„Thus to the Lord doth Asha, the Truth, reply:
"No guide is known who can shelter the world from woe,
None who knows what moves and works Thy lofty plans."“

—  Zaratustra, The Gathas, Ahunuvaiti Gatha; Yasna 29, 3.
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„Truth cannot be sought; it comes to you. You can go after only what is known. When the mind is not tortured by the known, by the effects of the known, then only can truth reveal itself.“

—  Jiddu Krishnamurti Indian spiritual philosopher 1895 - 1986
Posthumous publications, The Collected Works, Context: You cannot find truth through anybody else. How can you? Surely, truth is not something static; it has no fixed abode; it is not an end, a goal. On the contrary, it is living, dynamic, alert, alive. How can it be an end? If truth is a fixed point, it is no longer truth; it is then a mere opinion. Sir, truth is the unknown, and a mind that is seeking truth will never find it. For mind is made up of the known; it is the result of the past, the outcome of time — which you can observe for yourself. Mind is the instrument of the known; hence it cannot find the unknown; it can only move from the known to the known. When the mind seeks truth, the truth it has read about in books, that "truth" is self-projected, for then the mind is merely in pursuit of the known, a more satisfactory known than the previous one. When the mind seeks truth, it is seeking its own self-projection, not truth. After all, an ideal is self-projected; it is fictitious, unreal. What is real is what is, not the opposite. But a mind that is seeking reality, seeking God, is seeking the known. When you think of God, your God is the projection of your own thought, the result of social influences. You can think only of the known; you cannot think of the unknown, you cannot concentrate on truth. The moment you think of the unknown, it is merely the self-projected known. So, God or truth cannot be thought about. If you think about it, it is not truth. Truth cannot be sought; it comes to you. You can go after only what is known. When the mind is not tortured by the known, by the effects of the known, then only can truth reveal itself. Truth is in every leaf, every tear; it is to be known from moment to moment. No one can lead you to truth; and if anyone leads you, it can only be to the known. Vol. VI, p 5, "First Talk in Rajahmundry (20 November 1949) http://www.jkrishnamurti.com/krishnamurti-teachings/view-text.php?tid=335&chid=4655&w=%22You+cannot+find+truth+through+anybody+else%22, J.Krishnamurti Online, JKO Serial No. 491120

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„I was not commissioned to preach by any man in this world, nor by any lord, but by Him who is the Lord of lords and by the Holy Trinity.“

—  Girolamo Savonarola Italian Dominican friar and preacher 1452 - 1498
E fu in quel tempo che io montai quassù, e dissi che io non era mandato a predicarti da uomo del mondo, né da signore alcuno, ma da colui che è signore dei signori e dalla santa Trinità. Sermon of 18 February 1498, as quoted in Material for a History of Pope Alexander VI, His Relatives and His Time, 5 vols. http://www.attomelani.net/?page+id=143, (1924) by Monsignor Peter de Roo, Bruges, Desclée, De Brouwer, volume 3, p. 265. https://www.google.com/search?tbm=bks&tbo=1&q=%22+lord+of+lords+and+by+the+holy+trinity%22&btnG=#sclient=psy-ab&hl=en&tbo=1&tbm=bks&source=hp&q=%22lord+of+lords+and+by+the+holy+trinity%22&pbx=1&oq=%22lord+of+lords+and+by+the+holy+trinity%22&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&gs_sm=s&gs_upl=7992l7992l0l9097l1l1l0l0l0l0l248l248l2-1l1l0&fp=1&biw=1133&bih=590&cad=b&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb Basic searches to find frequency and page number of specific words and phrases for all five volumes http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001925194 at HathiTrust. Scelta di Prediche e Scritti di Fra Girolamo Savonarola, con Nuovi Documenti Intorno alla Sua Vita (Selection of Sermons and Writings of Fra Girolamo Savonarola, with New Documents concerning his Life), 1898, Pasquale Villari, E. Casanova, Firenze (Florence), G. E. Sansoni, edition, p. 288. http://books.google.com/books?id=yKpZAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA288&dq=%22predicarti+da+uomo+del+mondo+n%C3%A8+da+Signore+alcuno,+ma+da+Colui+%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=A9klT9b_EKypsALV3tiMAg&ved=0CDIQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%22ma%20da%20colui%20che%20%C3%A8%20signore%20dei%20signori%20e%20dalla%20santa%20Trinit%C3%A0%22&f=false Jérôme Savonarole: d'après les Documents Originaux (Girolamo Savonarola: According to the Original Documents), 1856, François Tommy Perrens, Paris, appendice, p. 352. http://books.google.com/books?id=5W02AAAAMAAJ&pg=PA352&dq=%22ma+da+colui+che+%C3%A8+signore%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=l_0lT5ijMqWJsgK5jLWMAg&ved=0CFEQ6AEwBg#v=onepage&q=%22ma%20da%20colui%20che%20%C3%A8%20signore%22&f=false

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„Thus let thy power, which like the truth
Of nature on my passive youth
Descended, to my onward life supply
Its calm, to one who worships thee,
And every form containing thee,
Whom, SPIRIT fair, thy spells did bind
To fear himself, and love all human kind.“

—  Percy Bysshe Shelley English Romantic poet 1792 - 1822
Hymn to Intellectual Beauty (1816), Context: The day becomes more solemn and serene When noon is past; there is a harmony In autumn, and a lustre in its sky, Which through the summer is not heard or seen, As if it could not be, as if it had not been! Thus let thy power, which like the truth Of nature on my passive youth Descended, to my onward life supply Its calm, to one who worships thee, And every form containing thee, Whom, SPIRIT fair, thy spells did bind To fear himself, and love all human kind. St. 7

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„Were there none who were discontented with what they have, the world would never reach anything better.“

—  Florence Nightingale English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing 1820 - 1910
Cassandra (1860), Context: The progressive world is necessarily divided into two classes — those who take the best of what there is and enjoy it — those who wish for something better and try to create it. Without these two classes the world would be badly off. They are the very conditions of progress, both the one and the other. Were there none who were discontented with what they have, the world would never reach anything better.

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„Truth must the guide of those who hold the power; but humility is their sign, the promise that their privileges are in safe hands.“

—  Vincent Massey Governor General of Canada 1887 - 1967
Speaking Of Canada - (1959), Address at the Convocation of the University of British Columbia, May 18, 1954

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