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  What type of town is this? is it a ocean side town?
  is this the King's Town?
  is it a town with a school?
  is it surrounded by dark lands or peace?
  near water or mountains or forests?
  city walls? and guards?

  It would be very very nice to have a map editor where I can draw with sprites.

  places relate to people, professions, services. and the essence of the craft.

  the Priests Temple (in Town center?)
  the Wizards Tower

  the Academy
  the Academy Library

  the King's Castle
  the Arena

  Merchants Market?

  the Blacksmith?
  the Alchemist?
  the Scribe?
  the Technomancer?


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favorite Towns in games?

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Choosing Simplicity A Commentary On The Bhikshuni Pratimoksha
City of God
City on the Port
Fearless Simplicity The Dzogchen Way of Living Freely in a Complex World
System of a Down - Toxicity
The Central City
the Central City
The City of the Pyramids
the City of the Pyramids
The City of Towers
the City of Towers
the Divine Multiplicity
The Temple-City
the Temple-City



City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1956.

City of God. See HOLY CITY

CityScape ::: (company) A re-seller of Internet connections to the PIPEX backbone.E-Mail: .Address: CityScape Internet Services, 59 Wycliffe Rd., Cambridge, CB1 3JE, England. Telephone: +44 (1223) 566 950. (1994-11-08)

CityScape "company" A re-seller of {Internet} connections to the {PIPEX} {backbone}. E-Mail: "". Address: CityScape Internet Services, 59 Wycliffe Rd., Cambridge, CB1 3JE, England. Telephone: +44 (1223) 566 950. (1994-11-08)

city ::: n. --> A large town.
A corporate town; in the United States, a town or collective body of inhabitants, incorporated and governed by a mayor and aldermen or a city council consisting of a board of aldermen and a common council; in Great Britain, a town corporate, which is or has been the seat of a bishop, or the capital of his see.
The collective body of citizens, or inhabitants of a city.


1. The fact, character, or quality of being useful or serviceable; fitness for some desirable purpose or valuable end; usefulness, serviceableness. 2. Philos. The ability, capacity, or power of a person, action, or thing to satisfy the needs or gratify the desires of the majority, or of the human race as a whole. 3. A useful, advantageous, or profitable thing, feature, etc.; a use. Chiefly in pl. utility"s, utilities.

ability ::: n. --> The quality or state of being able; power to perform, whether physical, moral, intellectual, conventional, or legal; capacity; skill or competence in doing; sufficiency of strength, skill, resources, etc.; -- in the plural, faculty, talent.

ABSOLUTE. ::: The Absolute is beyond personality and beyond impersonality, and yet it is both the Impersonal and the supreme Person and all persons. The Absolute is beyond the distinction of unity and multiplicity, and yet is the One and the innumerable Many in all the universes. It is beyond all limitation by quality and yet it is not limited by a quality less void but is too all infinite qualities. It is the individual soul and all souls and more of them; it is the formless Brahman and the universe.
Absolute Divine ::: personal, supreme and omnipresent Godhead, transcendent as well as universal, an infinite master of all relations and determinations upholding a million universes and pervading each with a single ray of his self-light.

absorb ::: v. t. --> To swallow up; to engulf; to overwhelm; to cause to disappear as if by swallowing up; to use up; to include.
To suck up; to drink in; to imbibe; as a sponge or as the lacteals of the body.
To engross or engage wholly; to occupy fully; as, absorbed in study or the pursuit of wealth.
To take up by cohesive, chemical, or any molecular action, as when charcoal absorbs gases. So heat, light, and electricity

absorption ::: n. --> The act or process of absorbing or sucking in anything, or of being absorbed and made to disappear; as, the absorption of bodies in a whirlpool, the absorption of a smaller tribe into a larger.
An imbibing or reception by molecular or chemical action; as, the absorption of light, heat, electricity, etc.
In living organisms, the process by which the materials of growth and nutrition are absorbed and conveyed to the tissues and organs.

absorptive ::: a. --> Having power, capacity, or tendency to absorb or imbibe.

acceleration ::: n. --> The act of accelerating, or the state of being accelerated; increase of motion or action; as, a falling body moves toward the earth with an acceleration of velocity; -- opposed to retardation.

accelerative ::: a. --> Relating to acceleration; adding to velocity; quickening.

accelerometer ::: n. --> An apparatus for measuring the velocity imparted by gunpowder.

accendibility ::: n. --> Capacity of being kindled, or of becoming inflamed; inflammability.

accomplicity ::: n. --> The act or state of being an accomplice.

acharnement ::: n. --> Savage fierceness; ferocity.

achromaticity ::: n. --> Achromatism.

achromatism ::: n. --> The state or quality of being achromatic; as, the achromatism of a lens; achromaticity.

acierage ::: n. --> The process of coating the surface of a metal plate (as a stereotype plate) with steellike iron by means of voltaic electricity; steeling.

acropolis ::: n. --> The upper part, or the citadel, of a Grecian city; especially, the citadel of Athens.

"Action is a resultant of the energy of the being, but this energy is not of one sole kind; the Consciousness-Force of the Spirit manifests itself in many kinds of energies: there are inner activities of mind, activities of life, of desire, passion, impulse, character, activities of the senses and the body, a pursuit of truth and knowledge, a pursuit of beauty, a pursuit of ethical good or evil, a pursuit of power, love, joy, happiness, fortune, success, pleasure, life-satisfactions of all kinds, life-enlargement, a pursuit of individual or collective objects, a pursuit of the health, strength, capacity, satisfaction of the body.” The Life Divine*

“Action is a resultant of the energy of the being, but this energy is not of one sole kind; the Consciousness-Force of the Spirit manifests itself in many kinds of energies: there are inner activities of mind, activities of life, of desire, passion, impulse, character, activities of the senses and the body, a pursuit of truth and knowledge, a pursuit of beauty, a pursuit of ethical good or evil, a pursuit of power, love, joy, happiness, fortune, success, pleasure, life-satisfactions of all kinds, life-enlargement, a pursuit of individual or collective objects, a pursuit of the health, strength, capacity, satisfaction of the body.” The Life Divine

adaptiveness ::: n. --> The quality of being adaptive; capacity to adapt.

adhesiveness ::: n. --> The quality of sticking or adhering; stickiness; tenacity of union.
Propensity to form and maintain attachments to persons, and to promote social intercourse.

aduncity ::: n. --> Curvature inwards; hookedness.

ADVAITA. :::One Existence; the One without a second; non-dual, absolute and indivisible unity; Monism.
People are apt to speak of the Advaita as if it were identical with Mayavada monism, just as they speak of Vedanta as if it were identical with Advaita only; that is not the case. There are several forms of Indian philosophy which base themselves upon the One Reality, but they admit also the reality of the world, the reality of the Many, the reality of the differences of the Many as well as the sameness of the One (bhedābheda). But the Many exist in the One and by the One, the differences are variations in manifestation of that which is fundamentally ever the same. This we actually see in the universal law of existence where oneness is always the basis with an endless multiplicity and difference in the oneness; as for instance there is one mankind but many kinds of man, one thing called leaf or flower, but many forms, patterns, colours of leaf and flower. Through this we can look back into one of the fundamental secrets of existence, the secret which is contained in the one reality itself. The oneness of the Infinite is not something limited, fettered to its unity; it is capable of an infinite multiplicity. The Supreme Reality is an Absolute not limited by either oneness or multiplicity but simultaneously capable of both; for both are its aspects, although the oneness is fundamental and the multiplicity depends upon the oneness.
Wide Realistic Advaita.

aerometry ::: n. --> The science of measuring the air, including the doctrine of its pressure, elasticity, rarefaction, and condensation; pneumatics.

agora ::: n. --> An assembly; hence, the place of assembly, especially the market place, in an ancient Greek city.

agrestic ::: a. --> Pertaining to fields or the country, in opposition to the city; rural; rustic; unpolished; uncouth.

  A legendary treasure city of South America believed to contain an abundance of gold, sought by the early Spanish Conquistadors. 2. Any place offering great wealth.

ale silver ::: --> A duty payable to the lord mayor of London by the sellers of ale within the city.

alley ::: n. --> A narrow passage; especially a walk or passage in a garden or park, bordered by rows of trees or bushes; a bordered way.
A narrow passage or way in a city, as distinct from a public street.
A passageway between rows of pews in a church.
Any passage having the entrance represented as wider than the exit, so as to give the appearance of length.
The space between two rows of compositors&

allotropicity ::: n. --> Allotropic property or nature.

“All that manifested from the Eternal has already been arranged in worlds or planes of its own nature, planes of subtle Matter, planes of Life, planes of Mind, planes of Supermind, planes of the triune luminous Infinite. But these worlds or planes are not evolutionary but typal. A typal world is one in which some ruling principle manifests itself in its free and full capacity and energy and form are plastic and subservient to its purpose. Its expressions are therefore automatic and satisfying and do not need to evolve; they stand so long as need be and do not need to be born, develop, decline and disintegrate.” Essays Divine and Human

Although the noun when capitalized refers to an officer of the British judiciary or one of several officials of the Exchequer, formally titled the Queen’s or the King’s Remembrancer, who has the responsibility of collecting debts that are owed to the Crown or an official representing the City of London, especially on various ceremonial occasions, or to represents the inters of Parliament, when defined in lower case the first definition given is person who reminds.

amblyopy ::: n. --> Weakness of sight, without and opacity of the cornea, or of the interior of the eye; the first degree of amaurosis.

ample ::: a. --> Large; great in size, extent, capacity, or bulk; spacious; roomy; widely extended.
Fully sufficient; abundant; liberal; copious; as, an ample fortune; ample justice.
Not contracted of brief; not concise; extended; diffusive; as, an ample narrative.

amplitude ::: n. --> State of being ample; extent of surface or space; largeness of dimensions; size.
Largeness, in a figurative sense; breadth; abundance; fullness.
Of extent of capacity or intellectual powers.
Of extent of means or resources.
The arc of the horizon between the true east or west point and the center of the sun, or a star, at its rising or setting.

analcime ::: n. --> A white or flesh-red mineral, of the zeolite family, occurring in isometric crystals. By friction, it acquires a weak electricity; hence its name.

and not by an opening of themselves to a superior Povver or by the way of surrender ; for the Impersonal is not something that guides and helps, but something to be attained, and it leaves each man to attain it according to the way an^ capacity of his naturc.

and the power that perseveres and conquers. It is really a habit that one has to get of opening to these helpful forces and either passively receiving them or actively drawing upon them — for one can do either. It is easier if you have the conception of them above and around you and the faith and the will to receive them ; for that brings the experience and concrete sense of them and the capacity to receive at need or at will. It is a question of habituating your consciousness to get into touch and keep in touch with these helpful forces ; and for that you must accustom yourself to reject the impressions forced on you by the others, depression, self-distrust, repining and all similar disturbances.

And these are in fact always acting upon our subliminal selves unknown to our vvaking mind and with considerable effect on our life and nature. The physical mind is only a little part of us and there is much more considerable range of our being in which the presence, infiuence and powers of the other planes are active upon us and help to shape our external being and its activities. The awakening of the psychical consciousness enables us fb become aware of these powers, presences and influences in and around us ; and while in the impure or yet ignorant and imperfect mind this unveiled contact has its dangers, it enables us too, if lightly used and directed, to be no longer their subject but their master and to coroe into conscious and seJf-confroJled possession of the inner secrets of our nature. The psychical consciousness reveals this interaction between the inner and the outer planes, this world and others, partly by an awareness, which may be very constant, vast and vivid, of their impacts, suggestions, communications to our inner thought and conscious being and a capacity of reaction upon them there, partly ako through many kinds of symbolic, transcriptive or representative images presented to the different psychical senses. But also

anelectrotonus ::: n. --> The condition of decreased irritability of a nerve in the region of the positive electrode or anode on the passage of a current of electricity through it.

anemometer ::: n. --> An instrument for measuring the force or velocity of the wind; a wind gauge.

anemometry ::: n. --> The act or process of ascertaining the force or velocity of the wind.

“An eternal infinite self-existence is the supreme reality, but the supreme transcendent eternal Being, Self and Spirit,—an infinite Person, we may say, because his being is the essence and source of all personality,—is the reality and meaning of self-existence: so too the cosmic Self, Spirit, Being, Person is the reality and meaning of cosmic existence; the same Self, Spirit, Being or Person manifesting its multiplicity is the reality and meaning of individual existence.” The Life Divine

anglicity ::: n. --> The state or quality of being English.

angora ::: n. --> A city of Asia Minor (or Anatolia) which has given its name to a goat, a cat, etc.

animation ::: n. --> The act of animating, or giving life or spirit; the state of being animate or alive.
The state of being lively, brisk, or full of spirit and vigor; vivacity; spiritedness; as, he recited the story with great animation.

antiochian ::: a. --> Pertaining to Antiochus, a contemporary with Cicero, and the founder of a sect of philosophers.
Of or pertaining to the city of Antioch, in Syria.

antiplastic ::: a. --> Diminishing plasticity.
Preventing or checking the process of healing, or granulation.

apostolicalness ::: n. --> Apostolicity.

apostolicism ::: n. --> Alt. of Apostolicity

apostolicity ::: n. --> The state or quality of being apostolical.

aptitude ::: n. --> A natural or acquired disposition or capacity for a particular purpose, or tendency to a particular action or effect; as, oil has an aptitude to burn.
A general fitness or suitableness; adaptation.
Readiness in learning; docility; aptness.

arcadic ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to Arcadia; pastoral; ideally rural; as, Arcadian simplicity or scenery.

artless ::: a. --> Wanting art, knowledge, or skill; ignorant; unskillful.
Contrived without skill or art; inartistic.
Free from guile, art, craft, or stratagem; characterized by simplicity and sincerity; sincere; guileless; ingenuous; honest; as, an artless mind; an artless tale.

artlessness ::: n. --> The quality of being artless, or void of art or guile; simplicity; sincerity.

ASCENT AND RETURN. ::: Once the being or its different parts begin to ascend to the planes above, any part of the being may do it, frontal or other. The samskāra that one cannot come back must be got rid of. One can have the experience of Nirvana at the summit of the mind or anywhere in those planes that are now superconscient to the mind; the mind spiritualised by the ascent into Self has the sense of laya, dissolution of itself, its thoughts, movements, samskāras into a superconscient Silence and Infinity which it is unable to grasp, - the Unknowable. But this would bring or lead to some form of Nirvana only if one makes Nirvana the goal, if one is tied to the mind and accepts its dissolution into the Infinite as one’s own dissolution or if one has not the capacity to reorganise experience on a higher than the mental plane. But otherwise what was superconscient becomes conscient, one begins to possess or else to be the instrument of the dynamis of the higher planes and there is a movement, not of liberation into Nirvana but of liberation and transformation. However high one goes one can always return, unless one has the will not to do so.

asperity ::: n. --> Roughness of surface; unevenness; -- opposed to smoothness.
Roughness or harshness of sound; that quality which grates upon the ear; raucity.
Roughness to the taste; sourness; tartness.
Moral roughness; roughness of manner; severity; crabbedness; harshness; -- opposed to mildness.
Sharpness; disagreeableness; difficulty.

assail ::: v. t. --> To attack with violence, or in a vehement and hostile manner; to assault; to molest; as, to assail a man with blows; to assail a city with artillery.
To encounter or meet purposely with the view of mastering, as an obstacle, difficulty, or the like.
To attack morally, or with a view to produce changes in the feelings, character, conduct, existing usages, institutions; to attack by words, hostile influence, etc.; as, to assail one with

assurance ::: n. --> The act of assuring; a declaration tending to inspire full confidence; that which is designed to give confidence.
The state of being assured; firm persuasion; full confidence or trust; freedom from doubt; certainty.
Firmness of mind; undoubting, steadiness; intrepidity; courage; confidence; self-reliance.
Excess of boldness; impudence; audacity; as, his assurance is intolerable.

astucity ::: n. --> Craftiness; astuteness.

atomicity ::: n. --> Degree of atomic attraction; equivalence; valence; also (a later use) the number of atoms in an elementary molecule. See Valence.

atrocious ::: a. --> Extremely heinous; full of enormous wickedness; as, atrocious quilt or deeds.
Characterized by, or expressing, great atrocity.
Very grievous or violent; terrible; as, atrocious distempers.

atrocities ::: pl. --> of Atrocity

atrocity ::: n. --> Enormous wickedness; extreme heinousness or cruelty.
An atrocious or extremely cruel deed.

attic ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to Attica, in Greece, or to Athens, its principal city; marked by such qualities as were characteristic of the Athenians; classical; refined.
A low story above the main order or orders of a facade, in the classical styles; -- a term introduced in the 17th century. Hence:
A room or rooms behind that part of the exterior; all the rooms immediately below the roof.
An Athenian; an Athenian author.

audaciousness ::: n. --> The quality of being audacious; impudence; audacity.

audacity ::: n. --> Daring spirit, resolution, or confidence; venturesomeness.
Reckless daring; presumptuous impudence; -- implying a contempt of law or moral restraints.


audibility ::: n. --> The quality of being audible; power of being heard; audible capacity.

austerity ::: n. --> Sourness and harshness to the taste.
Severity of manners or life; extreme rigor or strictness; harsh discipline.
Plainness; freedom from adornment; severe simplicity.

authenticalness ::: n. --> The quality of being authentic; authenticity.

authenticity ::: n. --> The quality of being authentic or of established authority for truth and correctness.
Genuineness; the quality of being genuine or not corrupted from the original.

authenticness ::: n. --> The quality of being authentic; authenticity.

authentic ::: not false or copied; genuine; real, original. authenticity.

authentics ::: n. --> A collection of the Novels or New Constitutions of Justinian, by an anonymous author; -- so called on account of its authenticity.

autonomy ::: n. --> The power or right of self-government; self-government, or political independence, of a city or a state.
The sovereignty of reason in the sphere of morals; or man&

avignon berry ::: --> The fruit of the Rhamnus infectorius, eand of other species of the same genus; -- so called from the city of Avignon, in France. It is used by dyers and painters for coloring yellow. Called also French berry.

avoyer ::: n. --> A chief magistrate of a free imperial city or canton of Switzerland.

awakening ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Awaken ::: a. --> Rousing from sleep, in a natural or a figurative sense; rousing into activity; exciting; as, the awakening city; an awakening discourse; the awakening dawn.

A word coined by Sri Aurobindo. The suffix ity is used to form abstract nouns expressing state or condition. Hence, cosmicity refers to a cosmic state or condition.

babel ::: n. --> The city and tower in the land of Shinar, where the confusion of languages took place.
Hence: A place or scene of noise and confusion; a confused mixture of sounds, as of voices or languages.

babel ::: “The reference is to the mythological story of the construction of the Tower of Babel, which appears to be an attempt to explain the diversity of human languages. According to Genesis, the Babylonians wanted to make a name for themselves by building a mighty city and tower ‘with its top in the heavens’. God disrupted the work by so confusing the language of the workers that they could no longer understand one another. The tower was never completed and the people were dispersed over the face of the earth.” (Encyclopaedia Britannica) Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo’s Works

babel ::: "The reference is to the mythological story of the construction of the Tower of Babel, which appears to be an attempt to explain the diversity of human languages. According to Genesis, the Babylonians wanted to make a name for themselves by building a mighty city and tower ‘with its top in the heavens". God disrupted the work by so confusing the language of the workers that they could no longer understand one another. The tower was never completed and the people were dispersed over the face of the earth.” (Encyclopaedia Britannica) Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo"s Works     Sri Aurobindo: "The legend of the Tower of Babel speaks of the diversity of tongues as a curse laid on the race; but whatever its disadvantages, and they tend more and more to be minimised by the growth of civilisation and increasing intercourse, it has been rather a blessing than a curse, a gift to mankind rather than a disability laid upon it. The purposeless exaggeration of anything is always an evil, and an excessive pullulation of varying tongues that serve no purpose in the expression of a real diversity of spirit and culture is certainly a stumbling-block rather than a help: but this excess, though it existed in the past, is hardly a possibility of the future. The tendency is rather in the opposite direction. In former times diversity of language helped to create a barrier to knowledge and sympathy, was often made the pretext even of an actual antipathy and tended to a too rigid division. The lack of sufficient interpenetration kept up both a passive want of understanding and a fruitful crop of active misunderstandings. But this was an inevitable evil of a particular stage of growth, an exaggeration of the necessity that then existed for the vigorous development of strongly individualised group-souls in the human race. These disadvantages have not yet been abolished, but with closer intercourse and the growing desire of men and nations for the knowledge of each other"s thought and spirit and personality, they have diminished and tend to diminish more and more and there is no reason why in the end they should not become inoperative.” The Human Cycle

backlash ::: n. --> The distance through which one part of connected machinery, as a wheel, piston, or screw, can be moved without moving the connected parts, resulting from looseness in fitting or from wear; also, the jarring or reflex motion caused in badly fitting machinery by irregularities in velocity or a reverse of motion.

banlieue ::: n. --> The territory without the walls, but within the legal limits, of a town or city.

barbacan ::: n. --> See Barbican.
A tower or advanced work defending the entrance to a castle or city, as at a gate or bridge. It was often large and strong, having a ditch and drawbridge of its own.
An opening in the wall of a fortress, through which missiles were discharged upon an enemy.

basicity ::: n. --> The quality or state of being a base.
The power of an acid to unite with one or more atoms or equivalents of a base, as indicated by the number of replaceable hydrogen atoms contained in the acid.

beatitude ::: n. --> Felicity of the highest kind; consummate bliss.
Any one of the nine declarations (called the Beatitudes), made in the Sermon on the Mount (Matt. v. 3-12), with regard to the blessedness of those who are distinguished by certain specified virtues.

bench ::: 1. A long seat usually made of wood, for two or more persons. 2. A seat occupied by a person in an official capacity, esp. a judge. 3. Such a seat as a symbol of the office and dignity of an individual judge or the judiciary.

bergmeal ::: n. --> An earthy substance, resembling fine flour. It is composed of the shells of infusoria, and in Lapland and Sweden is sometimes eaten, mixed with flour or ground birch bark, in times of scarcity. This name is also given to a white powdery variety of calcite.

bernese ::: a. --> Pertaining to the city or canton of Bern, in Switzerland, or to its inhabitants. ::: n. sing. & pl. --> A native or natives of Bern.

betray ::: v. t. --> To deliver into the hands of an enemy by treachery or fraud, in violation of trust; to give up treacherously or faithlessly; as, an officer betrayed the city.
To prove faithless or treacherous to, as to a trust or one who trusts; to be false to; to deceive; as, to betray a person or a cause.
To violate the confidence of, by disclosing a secret, or that which one is bound in honor not to make known.

bibacity ::: n. --> The practice or habit of drinking too much; tippling.

biplicity ::: n. --> The state of being twice folded; reduplication.

birthplace ::: n. --> The town, city, or country, where a person is born; place of origin or birth, in its more general sense.

blazoner ::: n. --> One who gives publicity, proclaims, or blazons; esp., one who blazons coats of arms; a herald.

blessedness ::: n. --> The state of being blessed; happiness; felicity; bliss; heavenly joys; the favor of God.

blissful ::: a. --> Full of, characterized by, or causing, joy and felicity; happy in the highest degree.

bliss ::: n. --> Orig., blithesomeness; gladness; now, the highest degree of happiness; blessedness; exalted felicity; heavenly joy.

bologna ::: n. --> A city of Italy which has given its name to various objects.
A Bologna sausage.

borough ::: n. --> In England, an incorporated town that is not a city; also, a town that sends members to parliament; in Scotland, a body corporate, consisting of the inhabitants of a certain district, erected by the sovereign, with a certain jurisdiction; in America, an incorporated town or village, as in Pennsylvania and Connecticut.
The collective body of citizens or inhabitants of a borough; as, the borough voted to lay a tax.
An association of men who gave pledges or sureties to the

boulevard ::: n. --> Originally, a bulwark or rampart of fortification or fortified town.
A public walk or street occupying the site of demolished fortifications. Hence: A broad avenue in or around a city.

bowery ::: a. --> Shading, like a bower; full of bowers.
Characteristic of the street called the Bowery, in New York city; swaggering; flashy. ::: n. --> A farm or plantation with its buildings.

brazen ::: shameless and bold; marked by flagrant and insolent audacity.

breath ::: n. --> The air inhaled and exhaled in respiration; air which, in the process of respiration, has parted with oxygen and has received carbonic acid, aqueous vapor, warmth, etc.
The act of breathing naturally or freely; the power or capacity to breathe freely; as, I am out of breath.
The power of respiration, and hence, life.
Time to breathe; respite; pause.
A single respiration, or the time of making it; a single

brimming ::: filled to capacity. new-brimming.

briskness ::: n. --> Liveliness; vigor in action; quickness; gayety; vivacity; effervescence.

bristol ::: n. --> A seaport city in the west of England.

brussels ::: n. --> A city of Belgium, giving its name to a kind of carpet, a kind of lace, etc.

bulldog ::: n. --> A variety of dog, of remarkable ferocity, courage, and tenacity of grip; -- so named, probably, from being formerly employed in baiting bulls.
A refractory material used as a furnace lining, obtained by calcining the cinder or slag from the puddling furnace of a rolling mill. ::: a.

buoyancy ::: n. --> The property of floating on the surface of a liquid, or in a fluid, as in the atmosphere; specific lightness, which is inversely as the weight compared with that of an equal volume of water.
The upward pressure exerted upon a floating body by a fluid, which is equal to the weight of the body; hence, also, the weight of a floating body, as measured by the volume of fluid displaced.
Cheerfulness; vivacity; liveliness; sprightliness; -- the

burden ::: n. --> That which is borne or carried; a load.
That which is borne with labor or difficulty; that which is grievous, wearisome, or oppressive.
The capacity of a vessel, or the weight of cargo that she will carry; as, a ship of a hundred tons burden.
The tops or heads of stream-work which lie over the stream of tin.
The proportion of ore and flux to fuel, in the charge of a

burgage ::: n. --> A tenure by which houses or lands are held of the king or other lord of a borough or city; at a certain yearly rent, or by services relating to trade or handicraft.

burghbote ::: n. --> A contribution toward the building or repairing of castles or walls for the defense of a city or town.

bushel ::: n. --> A dry measure, containing four pecks, eight gallons, or thirty-two quarts.
A vessel of the capacity of a bushel, used in measuring; a bushel measure.
A quantity that fills a bushel measure; as, a heap containing ten bushels of apples.
A large indefinite quantity.
The iron lining in the nave of a wheel. [Eng.] In the

But all this must not be taken in too rigid and mechanical a sense. It is an immense plastic movement full of the play of possibilities and must be seized by a flexible and subtle tact or sense in the seeing conscioosness. It cannot be reduced to a too rigorous logical or mathematical formula. Two or three points must be pressed in order that this plasticity may not be lost to our view.

But since no human system has this endless receptivity and unfailing capacity, the supramental Yoga can succeed only if the

By Saraadhi, in which the mind acquires the capacity of with- drawing from its limited waking activities into freer and higher states of consdousness, Rajayoga serves a double purpose. It compasses a pure mental action liberated from the confusions of the outer consdousness and posses thence to the higher supra- mental planes on which the indiWdual soul enters into its true spiritual existence. But also it acquires the capacity of that free and conrentrated energising of consdousness on its object which our phiJos^hy asserts as the priraa/j' cosmic energy and the method of divine action upon the world. By this capacity the

byzantine ::: n. --> A gold coin, so called from being coined at Byzantium. See Bezant.
A native or inhabitant of Byzantium, now Constantinople; sometimes, applied to an inhabitant of the modern city of Constantinople. C () C is the third letter of the English alphabet. It is from the Latin letter C, which in old Latin represented the sounds of k, and g (in go); its original value being the latter. In Anglo-Saxon words, or

caducity ::: n. --> Tendency to fall; the feebleness of old age; senility.

calculated ::: p. p. & a. --> Worked out by calculation; as calculated tables for computing interest; ascertained or conjectured as a result of calculation; as, the calculated place of a planet; the calculated velocity of a cannon ball.
Adapted by calculation, contrivance. or forethought to accomplish a purpose; as, to use arts calculated to deceive the people.
Likely to produce a certain effect, whether

calibre ::: n. --> The diameter of the bore, as a cannon or other firearm, or of any tube; or the weight or size of the projectile which a firearm will carry; as, an 8 inch gun, a 12-pounder, a 44 caliber.
The diameter of round or cylindrical body, as of a bullet or column.
Fig.: Capacity or compass of mind.

caloricity ::: n. --> A faculty in animals of developing and preserving the heat necessary to life, that is, the animal heat.

canonicalness ::: n. --> The quality of being canonical; canonicity.

canonicity ::: n. --> The state or quality of being canonical; agreement with the canon.

canterbury ::: n. --> A city in England, giving its name various articles. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury (primate of all England), and contains the shrine of Thomas a Becket, to which pilgrimages were formerly made.
A stand with divisions in it for holding music, loose papers, etc.

canvass ::: n. --> To sift; to strain; to examine thoroughly; to scrutinize; as, to canvass the votes cast at an election; to canvass a district with reference to its probable vote.
To examine by discussion; to debate.
To go trough, with personal solicitation or public addresses; as, to canvass a district for votes; to canvass a city for subscriptions.
Close inspection; careful review for verification; as, a

capability ::: n. --> The quality of being capable; capacity; capableness; esp. intellectual power or ability.
Capacity of being used or improved.

capable ::: a. --> Possessing ability, qualification, or susceptibility; having capacity; of sufficient size or strength; as, a room capable of holding a large number; a castle capable of resisting a long assault.
Possessing adequate power; qualified; able; fully competent; as, a capable instructor; a capable judge; a mind capable of nice investigations.
Possessing legal power or capacity; as, a man capable of making a contract, or a will.

capable ::: having the capacity or ability; efficient and able.

capacious ::: a. --> Having capacity; able to contain much; large; roomy; spacious; extended; broad; as, a capacious vessel, room, bay, or harbor.
Able or qualified to make large views of things, as in obtaining knowledge or forming designs; comprehensive; liberal.

capacities ::: pl. --> of Capacity

capacity ::: 1. The ability to receive, hold, or absorb. 2. The power to learn or retain knowledge; mental ability.

capacity ::: n. --> The power of receiving or containing; extent of room or space; passive power; -- used in reference to physical things.
The power of receiving and holding ideas, knowledge, etc.; the comprehensiveness of the mind; the receptive faculty; capability of undestanding or feeling.
Ability; power pertaining to, or resulting from, the possession of strength, wealth, or talent; possibility of being or of doing.

capital ::: 1. A town or city that is the official seat of government in a political entity, such as a state or nation. 2. Wealth in the form of money or property.

caribe ::: n. --> A south American fresh water fish of the genus Serrasalmo of many species, remarkable for its voracity. When numerous they attack man or beast, often with fatal results.

carnivoracity ::: n. --> Greediness of appetite for flesh.

carronade ::: n. --> A kind of short cannon, formerly in use, designed to throw a large projectile with small velocity, used for the purpose of breaking or smashing in, rather than piercing, the object aimed at, as the side of a ship. It has no trunnions, but is supported on its carriage by a bolt passing through a loop on its under side.

carthaginian ::: a. --> Of a pertaining to ancient Carthage, a city of northern Africa. ::: n. --> A native or inhabitant of Carthage.

cataract ::: n. --> A great fall of water over a precipice; a large waterfall.
An opacity of the crystalline lens, or of its capsule, which prevents the passage of the rays of light and impairs or destroys the sight.
A kind of hydraulic brake for regulating the action of pumping engines and other machines; -- sometimes called dashpot.

catelectrotonus ::: n. --> The condition of increased irritability of a nerve in the region of the cathode or negative electrode, on the passage of a current of electricity through it.

catholicism ::: n. --> The state or quality of being catholic or universal; catholicity.
Liberality of sentiment; breadth of view.
The faith of the whole orthodox Christian church, or adherence thereto.
The doctrines or faith of the Roman Catholic church, or adherence thereto.

catholicity ::: n. --> The state or quality of being catholic; universality.
Liberality of sentiments; catholicism.
Adherence or conformity to the system of doctrine held by all parts of the orthodox Christian church; the doctrine so held; orthodoxy.
Adherence to the doctrines of the church of Rome, or the doctrines themselves.

catholicness ::: n. --> The quality of being catholic; universality; catholicity.

causticily ::: n. --> The quality of being caustic; corrosiveness; as, the causticity of potash.
Severity of language; sarcasm; as, the causticity of a reply or remark.

causticness ::: n. --> The quality of being caustic; causticity.

cecity ::: n. --> Blindness.

centilitre ::: n. --> The hundredth part of a liter; a measure of volume or capacity equal to a little more than six tenths (0.6102) of a cubic inch, or one third (0.338) of a fluid ounce.

centralization ::: n. --> The act or process of centralizing, or the state of being centralized; the act or process of combining or reducing several parts into a whole; as, the centralization of power in the general government; the centralization of commerce in a city.

centricity ::: n. --> The state or quality of being centric; centricalness.

ceraunics ::: n. --> That branch of physics which treats of heat and electricity.

cerebricity ::: n. --> Brain power.

charge ::: 1. An assigned duty or task; a responsibility given to one. 2. Care; custody. 3. An order, an impetuous onset or attack, command, or injunction. 4. The quantity of anything that a receptacle is intended to hold. v. 5. *Fig. To load to capacity; fill. *charged.

charged ::: 1. Filled; loaded to capacity. 2. Given the responsibility of or for; entrusted.

check ::: v. 1. To investigate, examine or verify as to correctness; examine carefully or in detail; to ascertain the truth about. 2. To inspect so as to determine accuracy, authenticity, quality, or other condition; test. checked.* n. *3. A person or thing that stops, limits, slows, or restrains.

childishness ::: n. --> The state or quality of being childish; simplicity; harmlessness; weakness of intellect.

chronograph ::: n. --> An instrument for measuring or recording intervals of time, upon a revolving drum or strip of paper moved by clockwork. The action of the stylus or pen is controlled by electricity.
Same as Chronogram, 1.
A chronoscope.

chronopher ::: n. --> An instrument signaling the correct time to distant points by electricity.

chronoscope ::: n. --> An instrument for measuring minute intervals of time; used in determining the velocity of projectiles, the duration of short-lived luminous phenomena, etc.

citadel ::: **A fortress that commands a city and is used in the control of the inhabitants and in defence during attack or siege. citadels.**

citadel ::: n. --> A fortress in or near a fortified city, commanding the city and fortifications, and intended as a final point of defense.

citess ::: n. --> A city woman

citied ::: a. --> Belonging to, or resembling, a city.
Containing, or covered with, cities.

cities ::: pl. --> of City

citified ::: a. --> Aping, or having, the manners of a city.

citiner ::: n. --> One who is born or bred in a city; a citizen.

citizen ::: n. --> One who enjoys the freedom and privileges of a city; a freeman of a city, as distinguished from a foreigner, or one not entitled to its franchises.
An inhabitant of a city; a townsman.
A person, native or naturalized, of either sex, who owes allegiance to a government, and is entitled to reciprocal protection from it.
One who is domiciled in a country, and who is a citizen,

cit ::: n. --> A citizen; an inhabitant of a city; a pert townsman; -- used contemptuously.

city ::: n. --> A large town.
A corporate town; in the United States, a town or collective body of inhabitants, incorporated and governed by a mayor and aldermen or a city council consisting of a board of aldermen and a common council; in Great Britain, a town corporate, which is or has been the seat of a bishop, or the capital of his see.
The collective body of citizens, or inhabitants of a city.

civic ::: a. --> Relating to, or derived from, a city or citizen; relating to man as a member of society, or to civil affairs.

civic ::: of, relating to, or belonging to a city, a citizen, or citizenship; municipal or civil.

civil ::: a. --> Pertaining to a city or state, or to a citizen in his relations to his fellow citizens or to the state; within the city or state.
Subject to government; reduced to order; civilized; not barbarous; -- said of the community.
Performing the duties of a citizen; obedient to government; -- said of an individual.
Having the manners of one dwelling in a city, as opposed to

clairaudience ::: the power to hear sounds said to exist beyond the reach of ordinary experiences or capacity.

clericity ::: n. --> The state of being a clergyman.

clutch ::: n. --> A gripe or clinching with, or as with, the fingers or claws; seizure; grasp.
The hands, claws, or talons, in the act of grasping firmly; -- often figuratively, for power, rapacity, or cruelty; as, to fall into the clutches of an adversary.
A device which is used for coupling shafting, etc., so as to transmit motion, and which may be disengaged at pleasure.
Any device for gripping an object, as at the end of a chain

coagulability ::: n. --> The quality of being coagulable; capacity of being coagulated.

cockney ::: n. --> An effeminate person; a spoilt child.
A native or resident of the city of London; -- used contemptuously. ::: a. --> Of or relating to, or like, cockneys.

COD-CENTRIC, vide Ego-ccotricity.

colony ::: n. --> A company of people transplanted from their mother country to a remote province or country, and remaining subject to the jurisdiction of the parent state; as, the British colonies in America.
The district or country colonized; a settlement.
A company of persons from the same country sojourning in a foreign city or land; as, the American colony in Paris.
A number of animals or plants living or growing together, beyond their usual range.

compass ::: n. --> A passing round; circuit; circuitous course.
An inclosing limit; boundary; circumference; as, within the compass of an encircling wall.
An inclosed space; an area; extent.
Extent; reach; sweep; capacity; sphere; as, the compass of his eye; the compass of imagination.
Moderate bounds, limits of truth; moderation; due limits; -- used with within.

competency ::: n. --> The state of being competent; fitness; ability; adequacy; power.
Property or means sufficient for the necessaries and conveniences of life; sufficiency without excess.
Legal capacity or qualifications; fitness; as, the competency of a witness or of a evidence.
Right or authority; legal power or capacity to take cognizance of a cause; as, the competence of a judge or court.

complicities ::: pl. --> of Complicity

complicity ::: n. --> The state of being an accomplice; participation in guilt.

complutensian ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to Complutum (now Alcala de Henares) a city near Madrid; as, the Complutensian Bible.

comprehension ::: n. --> The act of comprehending, containing, or comprising; inclusion.
That which is comprehended or inclosed within narrow limits; a summary; an epitome.
The capacity of the mind to perceive and understand; the power, act, or process of grasping with the intellect; perception; understanding; as, a comprehension of abstract principles.
The complement of attributes which make up the

compurgation ::: v. t. --> The act or practice of justifying or confirming a man&

compurgator ::: n. --> One who bears testimony or swears to the veracity or innocence of another. See Purgation; also Wager of law, under Wager.

concentricity ::: n. --> The state of being concentric.

condenser ::: n. --> One who, or that which, condenses.
An instrument for condensing air or other elastic fluids, consisting of a cylinder having a movable piston to force the air into a receiver, and a valve to prevent its escape.
An instrument for concentrating electricity by the effect of induction between conducting plates separated by a nonconducting plate.
A lens or mirror, usually of short focal distance, used

Conditions of Transformafirm ::: If you desire this transforma- tion, put yourself in the hands of the Mother and her Powers without cavil or resistance and let her do unhindered her work within you. Three things you roust have, consciousness, plasti- city, unreserved surrender. For you must be conscious in your mind and soul and heart and life and the very cells of your body, aware of the Mother and her Powers and their working ; for although she can and does work in yt)u even in your obscurity and your unconscious parts and moments, it is not the same thing as when you are in an awakened and living communion with her. All your nature must be plasUc to her touch, — • not questioning as the self-sufficient ignorant mind questions and doubts and disputes and is the enemy of its enlightenment and change ; not insisting on its own movements as the vital In man insists and persistently opposes its rcfractoiy desires and ill-wilt to every divine influence ; not obstructing and entrenched m

conductibility ::: n. --> Capability of being conducted; as, the conductibility of heat or electricity.
Conductivity; capacity for receiving and transmitting.

conductivity ::: n. --> The quality or power of conducting, or of receiving and transmitting, as heat, electricity, etc.; as, the conductivity of a nerve.

conductor ::: n. --> One who, or that which, conducts; a leader; a commander; a guide; a manager; a director.
One in charge of a public conveyance, as of a railroad train or a street car.
The leader or director of an orchestra or chorus.
A substance or body capable of being a medium for the transmission of certain forces, esp. heat or electricity; specifically, a lightning rod.

conjurer ::: n. --> One who conjures; one who calls, entreats, or charges in a solemn manner.
One who practices magic arts; one who pretends to act by the aid super natural power; also, one who performs feats of legerdemain or sleight of hand.
One who conjectures shrewdly or judges wisely; a man of sagacity.

conservator ::: n. --> One who preserves from injury or violation; a protector; a preserver.
An officer who has charge of preserving the public peace, as a justice or sheriff.
One who has an official charge of preserving the rights and privileges of a city, corporation, community, or estate.

contain ::: v. t. --> To hold within fixed limits; to comprise; to include; to inclose; to hold.
To have capacity for; to be able to hold; to hold; to be equivalent to; as, a bushel contains four pecks.
To put constraint upon; to restrain; to confine; to keep within bounds. ::: v. i.

continuous ::: a. --> Without break, cessation, or interruption; without intervening space or time; uninterrupted; unbroken; continual; unceasing; constant; continued; protracted; extended; as, a continuous line of railroad; a continuous current of electricity.
Not deviating or varying from uninformity; not interrupted; not joined or articulated.

convection ::: n. --> The act or process of conveying or transmitting.
A process of transfer or transmission, as of heat or electricity, by means of currents in liquids or gases, resulting from changes of temperature and other causes.

convective ::: a. --> Caused or accomplished by convection; as, a convective discharge of electricity.

copper ::: n. --> A common metal of a reddish color, both ductile and malleable, and very tenacious. It is one of the best conductors of heat and electricity. Symbol Cu. Atomic weight 63.3. It is one of the most useful metals in itself, and also in its alloys, brass and bronze.
A coin made of copper; a penny, cent, or other minor coin of copper.
A vessel, especially a large boiler, made of copper.
the boilers in the galley for cooking; as, a ship&

corinth ::: n. --> A city of Greece, famed for its luxury and extravagance.
A small fruit; a currant.

cor ::: n. --> A Hebrew measure of capacity; a homer.

corporately ::: adv. --> In a corporate capacity; acting as a corporate body.
In, or as regarda, the body.

corporation ::: n. --> A body politic or corporate, formed and authorized by law to act as a single person, and endowed by law with the capacity of succession; a society having the capacity of transacting business as an individual.

correlation ::: n. --> Reciprocal relation; corresponding similarity or parallelism of relation or law; capacity of being converted into, or of giving place to, one another, under certain conditions; as, the correlation of forces, or of zymotic diseases.

cosmicity ("s) ::: a word coined by Sri Aurobindo. The suffix ity is used to form abstract nouns expressing state or condition. Hence, cosmicity refers to a cosmic state or condition.

cosmicity (’s)

cosmic mind ::: Sri Aurobindo: "Nevertheless, the fact of this intervention from above, the fact that behind all our original thinking or authentic perception of things there is a veiled, a half-veiled or a swift unveiled intuitive element is enough to establish a connection between mind and what is above it; it opens a passage of communication and of entry into the superior spirit-ranges. There is also the reaching out of mind to exceed the personal ego limitation, to see things in a certain impersonality and universality. Impersonality is the first character of cosmic self; universality, non-limitation by the single or limiting point of view, is the character of cosmic perception and knowledge: this tendency is therefore a widening, however rudimentary, of these restricted mind areas towards cosmicity, towards a quality which is the very character of the higher mental planes, — towards that superconscient cosmic Mind which, we have suggested, must in the nature of things be the original mind-action of which ours is only a derivative and inferior process.” *The Life Divine

"If we accept the Vedic image of the Sun of Truth, . . . we may compare the action of the Higher Mind to a composed and steady sunshine, the energy of the Illumined Mind beyond it to an outpouring of massive lightnings of flaming sun-stuff. Still beyond can be met a yet greater power of the Truth-Force, an intimate and exact Truth-vision, Truth-thought, Truth-sense, Truth-feeling, Truth-action, to which we can give in a special sense the name of Intuition; . . . At the source of this Intuition we discover a superconscient cosmic Mind in direct contact with the supramental Truth-Consciousness, an original intensity determinant of all movements below it and all mental energies, — not Mind as we know it, but an Overmind that covers as with the wide wings of some creative Oversoul this whole lower hemisphere of Knowledge-Ignorance, links it with that greater Truth-Consciousness while yet at the same time with its brilliant golden Lid it veils the face of the greater Truth from our sight, intervening with its flood of infinite possibilities as at once an obstacle and a passage in our seeking of the spiritual law of our existence, its highest aim, its secret Reality.” The Life Divine

"There is one cosmic Mind, one cosmic Life, one cosmic Body. All the attempt of man to arrive at universal sympathy, universal love and the understanding and knowledge of the inner soul of other existences is an attempt to beat thin, breach and eventually break down by the power of the enlarging mind and heart the walls of the ego and arrive nearer to a cosmic oneness.” *The Synthesis of Yoga

"[The results of the opening to the cosmic Mind:] One is aware of the cosmic Mind and the mental forces that move there and how they work on one"s mind and that of others and one is able to deal with one"s own mind with a greater knowledge and effective power. There are many other results, but this is the fundamental one.” Letters on Yoga

"The cosmic consciousness has many levels — the cosmic physical, the cosmic vital, the cosmic Mind, and above the higher planes of cosmic Mind there is the Intuition and above that the overmind and still above that the supermind where the Transcendental begins. In order to live in the Intuition plane (not merely to receive intuitions), one has to live in the cosmic consciousness because there the cosmic and individual run into each other as it were, and the mental separation between them is already broken down, so nobody can reach there who is still in the separative ego.” Letters on Yoga*

cosmic Self ::: Sri Aurobindo: "When one has the cosmic consciousness, one can feel the cosmic Self as one"s own self, one can feel one with other beings in the cosmos, one can feel all the forces of Nature as moving in oneself, all selves as one"s own self. There is no why except that it is so, since all is the One.” Letters on Yoga (See also Cosmic Spirit)

"Impersonality is the first character of cosmic self; . . . .” *The Life Divine

"An eternal infinite self-existence is the supreme reality, but the supreme transcendent eternal Being, Self and Spirit, — an infinite Person, we may say, because his being is the essence and source of all personality, — is the reality and meaning of self-existence: so too the cosmic Self, Spirit, Being, Person is the reality and meaning of cosmic existence; the same Self, Spirit, Being or Person manifesting its multiplicity is the reality and meaning of individual existence.” The Life Divine

"But this cosmic self is spiritual in essence and in experience; it must not be confused with the collective existence, with any group soul or the life and body of a human society or even of all mankind.” The Synthesis of Yoga

"It is the Cosmic Self and Spirit that is in and behind all things and beings, from which and in which all is manifested in the universe — although it is now a manifestation in the Ignorance.” Letters on Yoga*

coulomb ::: n. --> The standard unit of quantity in electrical measurements. It is the quantity of electricity conveyed in one second by the current produced by an electro-motive force of one volt acting in a circuit having a resistance of one ohm, or the quantity transferred by one ampere in one second. Formerly called weber.

councilman ::: n. --> A member of a council, especially of the common council of a city; a councilor.

council ::: n. --> An assembly of men summoned or convened for consultation, deliberation, or advice; as, a council of physicians for consultation in a critical case.
A body of man elected or appointed to constitute an advisory or a legislative assembly; as, a governor&

countersign ::: v. t. --> To sign on the opposite side of (an instrument or writing); hence, to sign in addition to the signature of a principal or superior, in order to attest the authenticity of a writing. ::: a. --> The signature of a secretary or other officer to a writing signed by a principal or superior, to attest its authenticity.

country ::: adv. --> A tract of land; a region; the territory of an independent nation; (as distinguished from any other region, and with a personal pronoun) the region of one&

countryman ::: n. --> An inhabitant or native of a region.
One born in the same country with another; a compatriot; -- used with a possessive pronoun.
One who dwells in the country, as distinguished from a townsman or an inhabitant of a city; a rustic; a husbandman or farmer.

country seat ::: --> A dwelling in the country, used as a place of retirement from the city.

countrywoman ::: n. --> A woman born, or dwelling, in the country, as opposed to the city; a woman born or dwelling in the same country with another native or inhabitant.

crowded ::: 1. Filled near or to capacity. 2. Filled with a crowd. 3.* Fig.* packed closely together, as experiences, events; occurrences.

damascus ::: n. --> A city of Syria.

daniel ::: n. --> A Hebrew prophet distinguished for sagacity and ripeness of judgment in youth; hence, a sagacious and upright judge.

darkness ::: “Our sense by its incapacity has invented darkness. In truth there is nothing but Light, only it is a power of light either above or below our poor human vision’s limited range.” Essays Divine and Human

deaden ::: a. --> To make as dead; to impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation; to lessen the force or acuteness of; to blunt; as, to deaden the natural powers or feelings; to deaden a sound.
To lessen the velocity or momentum of; to retard; as, to deaden a ship&

deafness ::: n. --> Incapacity of perceiving sounds; the state of the organs which prevents the impression which constitute hearing; want of the sense of hearing.
Unwillingness to hear; voluntary rejection of what is addressed to the understanding.

dear ::: superl. --> Bearing a high price; high-priced; costly; expensive.
Marked by scarcity or dearth, and exorbitance of price; as, a dear year.
Highly valued; greatly beloved; cherished; precious.
Hence, close to the heart; heartfelt; present in mind; engaging the attention.
Of agreeable things and interests.
Of disagreeable things and antipathies.

dearth ::: n. --> Scarcity which renders dear; want; lack; specifically, lack of food on account of failure of crops; famine.

decalitre ::: n. --> A measure of capacity in the metric system; a cubic volume of ten liters, equal to about 610.24 cubic inches, that is, 2.642 wine gallons.

decastere ::: n. --> A measure of capacity, equal to ten steres, or ten cubic meters.

deceit ::: the act or practice of deceiving; concealment or distortion of the truth for the purpose of misleading; duplicity; fraud; cheating.

decilitre ::: n. --> A measure of capacity or volume in the metric system; one tenth of a liter, equal to 6.1022 cubic inches, or 3.38 fluid ounces.

deep-laid ::: a. --> Laid deeply; formed with cunning and sagacity; as, deep-laid plans.

defensible ::: a. --> Capable of being defended; as, a defensible city, or a defensible cause.
Capable of offering defense.

degarnish ::: v. t. --> To strip or deprive of entirely, as of furniture, ornaments, etc.; to disgarnish; as, to degarnish a house, etc.
To deprive of a garrison, or of troops necessary for defense; as, to degarnish a city or fort.

delftware ::: n. --> Pottery made at the city of Delft in Holland; hence:
Earthenware made in imitation of the above; any glazed earthenware made for table use, and the like.

depressomotor ::: a. --> Depressing or diminishing the capacity for movement, as depressomotor nerves, which lower or inhibit muscular activity. ::: n. --> Any agent that depresses the activity of the motor centers, as bromides, etc.

derth ::: n. --> Dearth; scarcity.

detestability ::: n. --> Capacity of being odious.

devote ::: v. t. --> To appropriate by vow; to set apart or dedicate by a solemn act; to consecrate; also, to consign over; to doom; to evil; to devote one to destruction; the city was devoted to the flames.
To execrate; to curse.
To give up wholly; to addict; to direct the attention of wholly or compound; to attach; -- often with a reflexive pronoun; as, to devote one&

diagometer ::: n. --> A sort of electroscope, invented by Rousseau, in which the dry pile is employed to measure the amount of electricity transmitted by different bodies, or to determine their conducting power.

dibasicity ::: n. --> The property or condition of being dibasic.

dicacity ::: n. --> Pertness; sauciness.

dicyemata ::: n. pl. --> An order of worms parasitic in cephalopods. They are remarkable for the extreme simplicity of their structure. The embryo exists in two forms.

didacticity ::: n. --> Aptitude for teaching.

diplomatic ::: a. --> Alt. of Diplomatical ::: n. --> A minister, official agent, or envoy to a foreign court; a diplomatist.
The science of diplomas, or the art of deciphering ancient writings, and determining their age, authenticity, etc.;

disability ::: n. --> State of being disabled; deprivation or want of ability; absence of competent physical, intellectual, or moral power, means, fitness, and the like.
Want of legal qualification to do a thing; legal incapacity or incompetency.

disablement ::: n. --> Deprivation of ability; incapacity.

discapacitate ::: v. t. --> To deprive of capacity; to incapacitate.

discernment ::: n. --> The act of discerning.
The power or faculty of the mind by which it distinguishes one thing from another; power of viewing differences in objects, and their relations and tendencies; penetrative and discriminate mental vision; acuteness; sagacity; insight; as, the errors of youth often proceed from the want of discernment.

discharger ::: n. --> One who, or that which, discharges. Specifically, in electricity, an instrument for discharging a Leyden jar, or electrical battery, by making a connection between the two surfaces; a discharging rod.

display ::: v. t. --> To unfold; to spread wide; to expand; to stretch out; to spread.
To extend the front of (a column), bringing it into line.
To spread before the view; to show; to exhibit to the sight, or to the mind; to make manifest.
To make an exhibition of; to set in view conspicuously or ostentatiously; to exhibit for the sake of publicity; to parade.

disputacity ::: v. i. --> Proneness to dispute.

dissolubility ::: n. --> The quality of being dissoluble; capacity of being dissoluble; capacity of being dissolved by heat or moisture, and converted into a fluid.

dissolvability ::: n. --> Capacity of being dissolved; solubility.

distend ::: v. t. --> To extend in some one direction; to lengthen out; to stretch.
To stretch out or extend in all directions; to dilate; to enlarge, as by elasticity of parts; to inflate so as to produce tension; to cause to swell; as, to distend a bladder, the stomach, etc. ::: v. i.

distensibility ::: n. --> The quality or capacity of being distensible.

district ::: a. --> Rigorous; stringent; harsh. ::: n. --> The territory within which the lord has the power of coercing and punishing.
A division of territory; a defined portion of a state, town, or city, etc., made for administrative, electoral, or other

diversifiability ::: n. --> The quality or capacity of being diversifiable.

diversity ::: n. --> A state of difference; dissimilitude; unlikeness.
Multiplicity of difference; multiformity; variety.

docity ::: n. --> Teachableness.

domesticity ::: n. --> The state of being domestic; domestic character; household life.

doubleness ::: n. --> The state of being double or doubled.
Duplicity; insincerity.

doubler ::: n. --> One who, or that which, doubles.
An instrument for augmenting a very small quantity of electricity, so as to render it manifest by sparks or the electroscope.

double-tongue ::: n. --> Deceit; duplicity.

drawbar ::: n. --> An openmouthed bar at the end of a car, which receives a coupling link and pin by which the car is drawn. It is usually provided with a spring to give elasticity to the connection between the cars of a train.
A bar of iron with an eye at each end, or a heavy link, for coupling a locomotive to a tender or car.

drought ::: n. --> Dryness; want of rain or of water; especially, such dryness of the weather as affects the earth, and prevents the growth of plants; aridity.
Thirst; want of drink.
Scarcity; lack.

dull-eyed ::: a. --> Having eyes wanting brightness, liveliness, or vivacity.

duplicities ::: pl. --> of Duplicity

duplicity ::: n. --> Doubleness; a twofold state.
Doubleness of heart or speech; insincerity; a sustained form of deception which consists in entertaining or pretending to entertain one of feelings, and acting as if influenced by another; bad faith.
The use of two or more distinct allegations or answers, where one is sufficient.
In indictments, the union of two incompatible offenses.

dynamo-electric ::: a. --> Pertaining to the development of electricity, especially electrical currents, by power; producing electricity or electrical currents by mechanical power.

dyne ::: n. --> The unit of force, in the C. G. S. (Centimeter Gram Second) system of physical units; that is, the force which, acting on a gram for a second, generates a velocity of a centimeter per second.

eccentricities ::: pl. --> of Eccentricity

eccentricity ::: n. --> The state of being eccentric; deviation from the customary line of conduct; oddity.
The ratio of the distance between the center and the focus of an ellipse or hyperbola to its semi-transverse axis.
The ratio of the distance of the center of the orbit of a heavenly body from the center of the body round which it revolves to the semi-transverse axis of the orbit.
The distance of the center of figure of a body, as of

edacity ::: n. --> Greediness; voracity; ravenousness; rapacity.

efficacity ::: n. --> Efficacy.

elasticity ::: n. --> The quality of being elastic; the inherent property in bodies by which they recover their former figure or dimensions, after the removal of external pressure or altering force; springiness; tendency to rebound; as, the elasticity of caoutchouc; the elasticity of the air.
Power of resistance to, or recovery from, depression or overwork.

elasticness ::: n. --> The quality of being elastic; elasticity.

elatery ::: n. --> Acting force; elasticity.

eldorado(s) ::: 1. A legendary treasure city of South America believed to contain an abundance of gold, sought by the early Spanish Conquistadors. 2. Any place offering great wealth.

electric ::: a. --> Alt. of Electrical ::: n. --> A nonconductor of electricity, as amber, glass, resin, etc., employed to excite or accumulate electricity.

electrical ::: a. --> Pertaining to electricity; consisting of, containing, derived from, or produced by, electricity; as, electric power or virtue; an electric jar; electric effects; an electric spark.
Capable of occasioning the phenomena of electricity; as, an electric or electrical machine or substance.
Electrifying; thrilling; magnetic.

electrically ::: adv. --> In the manner of electricity, or by means of it; thrillingly.

electrician ::: n. --> An investigator of electricity; one versed in the science of electricity.

electricities ::: pl. --> of Electricity

electricity ::: n. --> A power in nature, a manifestation of energy, exhibiting itself when in disturbed equilibrium or in activity by a circuit movement, the fact of direction in which involves polarity, or opposition of properties in opposite directions; also, by attraction for many substances, by a law involving attraction between surfaces of unlike polarity, and repulsion between those of like; by exhibiting accumulated polar tension when the circuit is broken; and by producing heat, light, concussion, and often chemical changes when the circuit

electric ::: of the nature of, pertaining to, or producing electricity.

electrifiable ::: a. --> Capable of receiving electricity, or of being charged with it.

electrification ::: n. --> The act of electrifying, or the state of being charged with electricity.

electrify ::: v. t. --> To communicate electricity to; to charge with electricity; as, to electrify a jar.
To cause electricity to pass through; to affect by electricity; to give an electric shock to; as, to electrify a limb, or the body.
To excite suddenly and violently, esp. by something highly delightful or inspiriting; to thrill; as, this patriotic sentiment electrified the audience.

electrize ::: v. t. --> To electricity.

electro- ::: --> A prefix or combining form signifying pertaining to electricity, produced by electricity, producing or employing electricity, etc.; as, electro-negative; electro-dynamic; electro-magnet.

electro-ballistics ::: n. --> The art or science of measuring the force or velocity of projectiles by means of electricity.

electro-biology ::: n. --> That branch of biology which treats of the electrical phenomena of living organisms.
That phase of mesmerism or animal magnetism, the phenomena of which are supposed to be produced by a form of electricity.

electro-bioscopy ::: n. --> A method of determining the presence or absence of life in an animal organism with a current of electricity, by noting the presence or absence of muscular contraction.

electro-chemistry ::: n. --> That branch of science which treats of the relation of electricity to chemical changes.

electrocute ::: v. t. --> To execute or put to death by electricity. -- E*lec`tro*cu"tion, n. [Recent; Newspaper words]

electrode ::: n. --> The path by which electricity is conveyed into or from a solution or other conducting medium; esp., the ends of the wires or conductors, leading from source of electricity, and terminating in the medium traversed by the current.

electro-dynamics ::: n. --> The phenomena of electricity in motion.
The branch of science which treats of the properties of electric currents; dynamical electricity.

electro-engraving ::: n. --> The art or process of engraving by means of electricity.

electrogeny ::: n. --> A term sometimes applied to the effects (tetanus) produced in the muscles of the limbs, when a current of electricity is passed along the spinal cord or nerves.

electro-gilding ::: n. --> The art or process of gilding copper, iron, etc., by means of voltaic electricity.

electro-gilt ::: a. --> Gilded by means of voltaic electricity.

electrograph ::: n. --> A mark, record, or tracing, made by the action of electricity.

electro-kinetics ::: n. --> That branch of electrical science which treats of electricity in motion.

electrology ::: n. --> That branch of physical science which treats of the phenomena of electricity and its properties.

electrolysis ::: n. --> The act or process of chemical decomposition, by the action of electricity; as, the electrolysis of silver or nickel for plating; the electrolysis of water.

electrolyzable ::: a. --> Capable of being electrolyzed, or decomposed by electricity.

electrolyze ::: v. t. --> To decompose by the direct action of electricity.

electro-magnetism ::: n. --> The magnetism developed by a current of electricity; the science which treats of the development of magnetism by means of voltaic electricity, and of the properties or actions of the currents evolved.

electro-magnet ::: n. --> A mass, usually of soft iron, but sometimes of some other magnetic metal, as nickel or cobalt, rendered temporarily magnetic by being placed within a coil of wire through which a current of electricity is passing. The metal is generally in the form of a bar, either straight, or bent into the shape of a horseshoe.

electrometer ::: n. --> An instrument for measuring the quantity or intensity of electricity; also, sometimes, and less properly, applied to an instrument which indicates the presence of electricity (usually called an electroscope).

electro-motion ::: n. --> The motion of electricity or its passage from one metal to another in a voltaic circuit; mechanical action produced by means of electricity.

electro-motive ::: a. --> Producing electro-motion; producing, or tending to produce, electricity or an electric current; causing electrical action or effects.

electromotor ::: n. --> A mover or exciter of electricity; as apparatus for generating a current of electricity.
An apparatus or machine for producing motion and mechanical effects by the action of electricity; an electro-magnetic engine.

electro-muscular ::: a. --> Pertaining the reaction (contraction) of the muscles under electricity, or their sensibility to it.

electropathy ::: n. --> The treatment of disease by electricity.

electrophorus ::: n. --> An instrument for exciting electricity, and repeating the charge indefinitely by induction, consisting of a flat cake of resin, shelllac, or ebonite, upon which is placed a plate of metal.

electroplating ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Electroplate ::: n. --> The art or process of depositing a coating (commonly) of silver, gold, or nickel on an inferior metal, by means of electricity.

electroscope ::: n. --> An instrument for detecting the presence of electricity, or changes in the electric state of bodies, or the species of electricity present, as by means of pith balls, and the like.

electrostatics ::: n. --> That branch of science which treats of statical electricity or electric force in a state of rest.

electro-tint ::: n. --> A style of engraving in relief by means of voltaic electricity. A picture is drawn on a metallic plate with some material which resists the fluids of a battery; so that, in electro-typing, the parts not covered by the varnish, etc., receive a deposition of metal, and produce the required copy in intaglio. A cast of this is then the plate for printing.

electrotonus ::: n. --> The modified condition of a nerve, when a constant current of electricity passes through any part of it. See Anelectrotonus, and Catelectrotonus.

electro-vitalism ::: n. --> The theory that the functions of living organisms are dependent upon electricity or a kindred force.

elementariness ::: n. --> The state of being elementary; original simplicity; uncompounded state.

ellipticity ::: n. --> Deviation of an ellipse or a spheroid from the form of a circle or a sphere; especially, in reference to the figure of the earth, the difference between the equatorial and polar semidiameters, divided by the equatorial; thus, the ellipticity of the earth is /.

emporium ::: n. --> A place of trade; a market place; a mart; esp., a city or town with extensive commerce; the commercial center of a country.
The brain.

enation ::: n. --> Any unusual outgrowth from the surface of a thing, as of a petal; also, the capacity or act of producing such an outgrowth.

encenia ::: n. pl. --> A festival commemorative of the founding of a city or the consecration of a church; also, the ceremonies (as at Oxford and Cambridge, England) commemorative of founders or benefactors.

encircle ::: v. t. --> To form a circle about; to inclose within a circle or ring; to surround; as, to encircle one in the arms; the army encircled the city.

encompass ::: v. t. --> To circumscribe or go round so as to surround closely; to encircle; to inclose; to environ; as, a ring encompasses the finger; an army encompasses a city; a voyage encompassing the world.

endowment ::: n. --> The act of bestowing a dower, fund, or permanent provision for support.
That which is bestowed or settled on a person or an institution; property, fund, or revenue permanently appropriated to any object; as, the endowment of a church, a hospital, or a college.
That which is given or bestowed upon the person or mind; gift of nature; accomplishment; natural capacity; talents; -- usually in the plural.

energetical ::: a. --> Having energy or energies; possessing a capacity for vigorous action or for exerting force; active.
Exhibiting energy; operating with force, vigor, and effect; forcible; powerful; efficacious; as, energetic measures; energetic laws.

energy ::: n. --> Internal or inherent power; capacity of acting, operating, or producing an effect, whether exerted or not; as, men possessing energies may suffer them to lie inactive.
Power efficiently and forcibly exerted; vigorous or effectual operation; as, the energy of a magistrate.
Strength of expression; force of utterance; power to impress the mind and arouse the feelings; life; spirit; -- said of speech, language, words, style; as, a style full of energy.

engine ::: n. --> (Pronounced, in this sense, ////.) Natural capacity; ability; skill.
Anything used to effect a purpose; any device or contrivance; an agent.
Any instrument by which any effect is produced; especially, an instrument or machine of war or torture.
A compound machine by which any physical power is applied to produce a given physical effect.

engorgement ::: n. --> The act of swallowing greedily; a devouring with voracity; a glutting.
An overfullness or obstruction of the vessels in some part of the system; congestion.
The clogging of a blast furnace.

engorge ::: v. t. --> To gorge; to glut.
To swallow with greediness or in large quantities; to devour. ::: v. i. --> To feed with eagerness or voracity; to stuff one&

enlarge ::: 1. To increase the capacity or scope of; expand. 2. To make or grow larger in size, scope, etc.; increase or expand the range of. enlarged.

enlarge ::: v. t. --> To make larger; to increase in quantity or dimensions; to extend in limits; to magnify; as, the body is enlarged by nutrition; to enlarge one&

enliven ::: v. t. --> To give life, action, or motion to; to make vigorous or active; to excite; to quicken; as, fresh fuel enlivens a fire.
To give spirit or vivacity to; to make sprightly, gay, or cheerful; to animate; as, mirth and good humor enliven a company; enlivening strains of music.

enormity ::: n. --> The state or quality of exceeding a measure or rule, or of being immoderate, monstrous, or outrageous.
That which is enormous; especially, an exceeding offense against order, right, or decency; an atrocious crime; flagitious villainy; an atrocity.

entry ::: n. --> The act of entering or passing into or upon; entrance; ingress; hence, beginnings or first attempts; as, the entry of a person into a house or city; the entry of a river into the sea; the entry of air into the blood; an entry upon an undertaking.
The act of making or entering a record; a setting down in writing the particulars, as of a transaction; as, an entry of a sale; also, that which is entered; an item.
That by which entrance is made; a passage leading into a

environs ::: a surrounding area, especially of a city.

environs ::: n. pl. --> The parts or places which surround another place, or lie in its neighborhood; suburbs; as, the environs of a city or town.

ephesian ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to Ephesus, an ancient city of Ionia, in Asia Minor. ::: n. --> A native of Ephesus.
A jolly companion; a roisterer.

eponyme ::: n. --> The hypothetical individual who is assumed as the person from whom any race, city, etc., took its name; as, Hellen is an eponym of the Hellenes.
A name, as of a people, country, and the like, derived from that of an individual.

eponymist ::: n. --> One from whom a race, tribe, city, or the like, took its name; an eponym.

equivocate ::: a. --> To use words of equivocal or doubtful signification; to express one&

ether ::: n. --> A medium of great elasticity and extreme tenuity, supposed to pervade all space, the interior of solid bodies not excepted, and to be the medium of transmission of light and heat; hence often called luminiferous ether.
Supposed matter above the air; the air itself.
A light, volatile, mobile, inflammable liquid, (C2H5)2O, of a characteristic aromatic odor, obtained by the distillation of alcohol with sulphuric acid, and hence called also sulphuric ether. It is

eudaemonised ::: Madhav: “To eudaemonise is to bestow happiness or felicity through an informal internal action on the spirit of a thing.” The Book of the Divine Mother

euplastic ::: a. --> Having the capacity of becoming organizable in a high degree, as the matter forming the false membranes which sometimes result from acute inflammation in a healthy person. ::: n. --> Organizable substance by which the tissues of an animal body are renewed.

evacuate ::: v. t. --> To make empty; to empty out; to remove the contents of; as, to evacuate a vessel or dish.
Fig.: To make empty; to deprive.
To remove; to eject; to void; to discharge, as the contents of a vessel, or of the bowels.
To withdraw from; to quit; to retire from; as, soldiers from a country, city, or fortress.
To make void; to nullify; to vacate; as, to evacuate a

evangelicity ::: n. --> Evangelicism.

excentricity ::: --> Same as Eccentricity.

expansibility ::: n. --> The capacity of being expanded; as, the expansibility of air.

expansive ::: a. --> Having a capacity or tendency to expand or dilate; diffusive; of much expanse; wide-extending; as, the expansive force of heat; the expansive quality of air.

extensibility ::: n. --> The quality of being extensible; the capacity of being extended; as, the extensibility of a fiber, or of a plate of metal.

extension ::: v. t. --> The act of extending or the state of being extended; a stretching out; enlargement in breadth or continuation of length; increase; augmentation; expansion.
That property of a body by which it occupies a portion of space.
Capacity of a concept or general term to include a greater or smaller number of objects; -- correlative of intension.
The operation of stretching a broken bone so as to

extramural ::: a. --> Outside of the walls, as of a fortified or walled city.

faculty ::: n. --> Ability to act or perform, whether inborn or cultivated; capacity for any natural function; especially, an original mental power or capacity for any of the well-known classes of mental activity; psychical or soul capacity; capacity for any of the leading kinds of soul activity, as knowledge, feeling, volition; intellectual endowment or gift; power; as, faculties of the mind or the soul.
Special mental endowment; characteristic knack.
Power; prerogative or attribute of office.

faith ::: n. --> Belief; the assent of the mind to the truth of what is declared by another, resting solely and implicitly on his authority and veracity; reliance on testimony.
The assent of the mind to the statement or proposition of another, on the ground of the manifest truth of what he utters; firm and earnest belief, on probable evidence of any kind, especially in regard to important moral truth.
The belief in the historic truthfulness of the Scripture

famine ::: n. --> General scarcity of food; dearth; a want of provisions; destitution.

fantastic ::: a. --> Existing only in imagination; fanciful; imaginary; not real; chimerical.
Having the nature of a phantom; unreal.
Indulging the vagaries of imagination; whimsical; full of absurd fancies; capricious; as, fantastic minds; a fantastic mistress.
Resembling fantasies in irregularity, caprice, or eccentricity; irregular; oddly shaped; grotesque.

faradic ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to Michael Faraday, the distinguished electrician; -- applied especially to induced currents of electricity, as produced by certain forms of inductive apparatus, on account of Faraday&

faradization ::: n. --> The treatment with faradic or induced currents of electricity for remedial purposes.

farad ::: n. --> The standard unit of electrical capacity; the capacity of a condenser whose charge, having an electro-motive force of one volt, is equal to the amount of electricity which, with the same electromotive force, passes through one ohm in one second; the capacity, which, charged with one coulomb, gives an electro-motive force of one volt.

fathom ::: n. --> A measure of length, containing six feet; the space to which a man can extend his arms; -- used chiefly in measuring cables, cordage, and the depth of navigable water by soundings.
The measure or extant of one&

faubourg ::: n. --> A suburb of French city; also, a district now within a city, but formerly without its walls.

felicitate ::: a. --> Made very happy. ::: v. t. --> To make very happy; to delight.
To express joy or pleasure to; to wish felicity to; to call or consider (one&

felicities ::: pl. --> of Felicity

felicitous ::: a. --> Characterized by felicity; happy; prosperous; delightful; skilful; successful; happily applied or expressed; appropriate.

felicity ::: an instance of great happiness; bliss. felicity"s, felicities.

felicity ::: n. --> The state of being happy; blessedness; blissfulness; enjoyment of good.
That which promotes happiness; a successful or gratifying event; prosperity; blessing.
A pleasing faculty or accomplishment; as, felicity in painting portraits, or in writing or talking.

feline ::: a. --> Catlike; of or pertaining to the genus Felis, or family Felidae; as, the feline race; feline voracity.
Characteristic of cats; sly; stealthy; treacherous; as, a feline nature; feline manners.

feracity ::: n. --> The state of being feracious or fruitful.

ferocity ::: n. --> Savage wildness or fierceness; fury; cruelty; as, ferocity of countenance.

fewness ::: n. --> The state of being few; smallness of number; paucity.
Brevity; conciseness.

FORCE. ::: Force is the essential Shakli ; Energy is the work- ing drive of the Force, its active dynamism ; Power is the capa- city born of the Force ; Strength is energy consolidated and stored in the adhdra.

"Force is the essential Shakti; Energy is the working drive of the Force, its active dynamism; Power is the capacity born of the Force; . . . .” Letters on Yoga

“Force is the essential Shakti; Energy is the working drive of the Force, its active dynamism; Power is the capacity born of the Force; …” Letters on Yoga

gauge ::: 1. To determine the exact dimensions, capacity, quantity, or force of; measure. 2. To appraise, estimate, or judge; assess; evaluate. gauged.

grasp ::: v. 1. To seize and hold firmly; lit. and fig. 2. To take hold of intellectually; comprehend. grasps, grasped, grasping.* n. 3. A hold or grip. 4. Fig. Total rule, possession or control. 5. Capacity or power to understand or comprehend. 6. One"s power of seizing and holding; reach. 7. The act of grasping or gripping, as with the hands or arms. 8. One"s arms or hands, in embracing or gripping. ::: to grasp at: To try to seize someone or something. Also fig.*

Gum's cr.padfiet ::: One can lia*c a Guru •■'/crK'f n tpiD- lual capacity (to onc\clf or to other Gunn) carry trp in h'-n tnjf) human imperfectiona and >cl, if ymi hue the faitS. ihf«rj;h attain to ■.p'mtual cspcticricc^. to ipnituai irafnatlfm. enm Srfo'r tlic Guru himveU.

heavy ::: 1. Having relatively great weight. lit. and fig. 2. Weighed down; burdened. 3. Marked by or exhibiting weariness. 4. Without vivacity or interest; ponderous; dull. 5. Not easily borne; oppressive; burdensome; harsh. 6. Hard to cope with; trying; difficult. 7. Weighed down with sorrow or grief; sorrowful, sad, grieved, despondent. 8. Deep, profound, intense. 9. Of great import or seriousness; grave. 10. Sober, serious, sombre or tragic. 11. With great force, intensity, turbulence, etc. 12. Having considerable thickness or substance. 13. Lacking vitality; deficient in vivacity or grace. 14. Emotionally weighed down; despondent. heavier.

If we would understand the difference of this global Overmind Consciousness from our separative and only imperfectly synthetic mental consciousness, we may come near to it if we compare the strictly mental with what would be an overmental view of activities in our material universe. To the Overmind, for example, all religions would be true as developments of the one eternal religion, all philosophies would be valid each in its own field as a statement of its own universe-view from its own angle, all political theories with their practice would be the legitimate working out of an Idea Force with its right to application and practical development in the play of the energies of Nature. In our separative consciousness, imperfectly visited by glimpses of catholicity and universality, these things exist as opposites; each claims to be the truth and taxes the others with error and falsehood, each feels impelled to refute or destroy the others in order that itself alone may be the Truth and live: at best, each must claim to be superior, admit all others only as inferior truth-expressions. An overmental Intelligence would refuse to entertain this conception or this drift to exclusiveness for a moment; it would allow all to live as necessary to the whole or put each in its place in the whole or assign to each its field of realisation or of endeavour. This is because in us consciousness has come down completely into the divisions of the Ignorance; Truth is no longer either an Infinite or a cosmic whole with many possible formulations, but a rigid affirmation holding any other affirmation to be false because different from itself and entrenched in other limits. Our mental consciousness can indeed arrive in its cognition at a considerable approach towards a total comprehensiveness and catholicity, but to organise that in action and life seems to be beyond its power. Evolutionary Mind, manifest in individuals or collectivities, throws up a multiplicity of divergent viewpoints, divergent lines of action and lets them work themselves out side by side or in collision or in a certain intermixture; it can make selective harmonies, but it cannot arrive at the harmonic control of a true totality. Cosmic Mind must have even in the evolutionary Ignorance, like all totalities, such a harmony, if only of arranged accords and discords; there is too in it an underlying dynamism of oneness: but it carries the completeness of these things in its depths, perhaps in a supermind-overmind substratum, but does not impart it to individual Mind in the evolution, does not bring it or has not yet brought it from the depths to the surface. An Overmind world would be a world of harmony; the world of Ignorance in which we live is a world of disharmony and struggle. …

ignorance ::: the state or fact of being ignorant; lack of knowledge, learning, information. Ignorance, ignorance"s, Ignorance"s, ignorance", world-ignorance, World-Ignorance.

Sri Aurobindo: "Ignorance is the absence of the divine eye of perception which gives us the sight of the supramental Truth; it is the non-perceiving principle in our consciousness as opposed to the truth-perceiving conscious vision and knowledge.” *The Life Divine

"Ignorance is the consciousness of being in the successions of Time, divided in its knowledge by dwelling in the moment, divided in its conception of self-being by dwelling in the divisions of Space and the relations of circumstance, self-prisoned in the multiple working of the unity. It is called the Ignorance because it has put behind it the knowledge of unity and by that very fact is unable to know truly or completely either itself or the world, either the transcendent or the universal reality.” The Life Divine

"Ignorance means Avidya, the separative consciousness and the egoistic mind and life that flow from it and all that is natural to the separative consciousness and the egoistic mind and life. This Ignorance is the result of a movement by which the cosmic Intelligence separated itself from the light of the Supermind (the divine Gnosis) and lost the Truth, — truth of being, truth of divine consciousness, truth of force and action, truth of Ananda. As a result, instead of a world of integral truth and divine harmony created in the light of the divine Gnosis, we have a world founded on the part truths of an inferior cosmic Intelligence in which all is half-truth, half-error. . . . All in the consciousness of this creation is either limited or else perverted by separation from the integral Light; even the Truth it perceives is only a half-knowledge. Therefore it is called the Ignorance.” The Mother

". . . all ignorance is a penumbra which environs an orb of knowledge . . . .”The Life Divine

"This world is not really created by a blind force of Nature: even in the Inconscient the presence of the supreme Truth is at work; there is a seeing Power behind it which acts infallibly and the steps of the Ignorance itself are guided even when they seem to stumble; for what we call the Ignorance is a cloaked Knowledge, a Knowledge at work in a body not its own but moving towards its own supreme self-discovery.” Essays in Philosophy and Yoga

"Knowledge is no doubt the knowledge of the One, the realisation of the Being; Ignorance is a self-oblivion of Being, the experience of separateness in the multiplicity and a dwelling or circling in the ill-understood maze of becomings: . . . .” The Life Divine*

imagination ::: “… our mind has the faculty of imagination; it can create and take as true and real its own mental structures: . . . . Our mental imagination is an instrument of Ignorance; it is the resort or device or refuge of a limited capacity of knowledge, a limited capacity of effective action. Mind supplements these deficiencies by its power of imagination: it uses it to extract from things obvious and visible the things that are not obvious and visible; it undertakes to create its own figures of the possible and the impossible; it erects illusory actuals or draws figures of a conjectured or constructed truth of things that are not true to outer experience. That is at least the appearance of its operation; but, in reality, it is the mind’s way or one of its ways of summoning out of Being its infinite possibilities, even of discovering or capturing the unknown possibilities of the Infinite.” The Life Divine

inapt ::: 1. Without aptitude or capacity; incapable. 2. Not inclined or disposed.

incapable ::: 1. Lacking the necessary ability, capacity, or power. 2. Not open to; not susceptible to or admitting.

incapacity ::: lack of ability, qualification, or strength; esp. to receive.

INCAPACITY. ::: There is a part in the physical and vital consciousness of every human being that has not the will for sadhana, docs not feel the capacity for it, distrusts any hope or promise of a spiritual future and is inert and indifferent to any such thing. At one period in the course of the sadhana this rises up and one feels identified with it.

infelicity ::: the state or quality of being unhappy or unfortunate. infelicitous.

In its nature and law the Overmind is a delegate of the Supermind Consciousness, its delegate to the Ignorance. Or we might speak of it as a protective double, a screen of dissimilar similarity through which Supermind can act indirectly on an Ignorance whose darkness could not bear or receive the direct impact of a supreme Light. Even, it is by the projection of this luminous Overmind corona that the diffusion of a diminished light in the Ignorance and the throwing of that contrary shadow which swallows up in itself all light, the Inconscience, became at all possible. For Supermind transmits to Overmind all its realities, but leaves it to formulate them in a movement and according to an awareness of things which is still a vision of Truth and yet at the same time a first parent of the Ignorance. A line divides Supermind and Overmind which permits a free transmission, allows the lower Power to derive from the higher Power all it holds or sees, but automatically compels a transitional change in the passage. The integrality of the Supermind keeps always the essential truth of things, the total truth and the truth of its individual self-determinations clearly knit together; it maintains in them an inseparable unity and between them a close interpenetration and a free and full consciousness of each other: but in Overmind this integrality is no longer there. And yet the Overmind is well aware of the essential Truth of things; it embraces the totality; it uses the individual self-determinations without being limited by them: but although it knows their oneness, can realise it in a spiritual cognition, yet its dynamic movement, even while relying on that for its security, is not directly determined by it. Overmind Energy proceeds through an illimitable capacity of separation and combination of the powers and aspects of the integral and indivisible all-comprehending Unity. It takes each Aspect or Power and gives to it an independent action in which it acquires a full separate importance and is able to work out, we might say, its own world of creation. Purusha and Prakriti, Conscious Soul and executive Force of Nature, are in the supramental harmony a two-aspected single truth, being and dynamis of the Reality; there can be no disequilibrium or predominance of one over the other. In Overmind we have the origin of the cleavage, the trenchant distinction made by the philosophy of the Sankhyas in which they appear as two independent entities, Prakriti able to dominate Purusha and cloud its freedom and power, reducing it to a witness and recipient of her forms and actions, Purusha able to return to its separate existence and abide in a free self-sovereignty by rejection of her original overclouding material principle. So with the other aspects or powers of the Divine Reality, One and Many, Divine Personality and Divine Impersonality, and the rest; each is still an aspect and power of the one Reality, but each is empowered to act as an independent entity in the whole, arrive at the fullness of the possibilities of its separate expression and develop the dynamic consequences of that separateness. At the same time in Overmind this separateness is still founded on the basis of an implicit underlying unity; all possibilities of combination and relation between the separated Powers and Aspects, all interchanges and mutualities of their energies are freely organised and their actuality always possible.

INSTRUMENT. ::: To be able to receive the Divine Power and let it act through you in the things of the outward life, there are three necessary conditions ::: (I) Quietude, equality — not to be disturbed by anything that happens, to keep the mind still and firm, seeing the play of forces, but itself tranquil. (2) Absolute faith — faith that what is for the best will happen, but also that if one can make oneself a true instrument, the fruit will be that which one's will guided by the Divine Light sees as the thing to be done. (3) Receptivity — the power to receive the Divine Force and to feel its presence and the presence of the Mother in it and allow it to work, guiding one’s sight and will and action.

If this power and presence can be felt and this plasticity made the habit of the consciousness in action, — but plasticity to the Divine Force alone without bringing in any foreign clement, — the eventual result is sure.

Conditions to become an instrument of the Divine ::: A receptive silence of the mind, an effacemenl of the mental ego and the reduction of the mental being to the position of a witness, a close find themselves in the Divine. It cannot be done in a spirit of levity or laxity ; the work is too high and difficult, the adverse powers in the lower Nature too ready to take advantage of the least sanction or the smallest opening, the aspiration and tapasya needed too constant and intense.

intelligence ::: 1. A capacity for learning, reasoning, understanding, and similar forms of mental activity; aptitude in grasping truths, relationships, facts, meanings, etc. 2. Superior understanding. 3. An intelligent being, esp. one that is not embodied. Intelligence, Arch-Intelligence.

intelligent ::: 1. Indicating high intelligence; perceptive. 2. Having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree.

In the receiving there must be no inability to contain, no breaking down of anything In the system, mind or life or nerv'e or body under the traasmudng stress. There must be an endless receptivity, an always increasing edacity to bear an ever stronger and more and more insistent action of the divine Force. Other- wise notlung great or permanent can be done ; the Yoga will end in a break-down or an inert stoppage or a stultifying or a disastrous arrest in a process which must be absolute and integral if it is not to be a failure.

In this simultaneous development of multitudinous independent or combined Powers or Potentials there is yet—or there is as yet—no chaos, no conflict, no fall from Truth or Knowledge. The Overmind is a creator of truths, not of illusions or falsehoods: what is worked out in any given overmental energism or movement is the truth of the Aspect, Power, Idea, Force, Delight which is liberated into independent action, the truth of the consequences of its reality in that independence. There is no exclusiveness asserting each as the sole truth of being or the others as inferior truths: each God knows all the Gods and their place in existence; each Idea admits all other ideas and their right to be; each Force concedes a place to all other forces and their truth and consequences; no delight of separate fulfilled existence or separate experience denies or condemns the delight of other existence or other experience. The Overmind is a principle of cosmic Truth and a vast and endless catholicity is its very spirit; its energy is an all-dynamism as well as a principle of separate dynamisms: it is a sort of inferior Supermind,—although it is concerned predominantly not with absolutes, but with what might be called the dynamic potentials or pragmatic truths of Reality, or with absolutes mainly for their power of generating pragmatic or creative values, although, too, its comprehension of things is more global than integral, since its totality is built up of global wholes or constituted by separate independent realities uniting or coalescing together, and although the essential unity is grasped by it and felt to be basic of things and pervasive in their manifestation, but no longer as in the Supermind their intimate and ever-present secret, their dominating continent, the overt constant builder of the harmonic whole of their activity and nature….

It is a creator of truth, not of illusions or falsehood. It is a principle of cosmic truth and a vast and endless catholicity is its very spmt. Overmind takes each aspect of Power and gives to it an independent action.

Jhumur: “The Supermind. It is always imaged in a fire. The Vedic image is the fire. At the top of the mountain there is a flame because there is the Supermind which is the plane from which the multiplicity emanates. It is a burst of fire like the rays of the sun. It is not simply a ball of light. There are flames, it is a kind of outpouring and it is a force.”

joy ::: n. 1. The emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying; keen pleasure; elation. 2. A state of happiness or felicity. joys, joyless, joylessness, joy-glow, soul-joy. v. 3. To feel happiness or joy. **joys, joyed.

judgment ::: 1. The capacity to assess situations or circumstances shrewdly and to draw sound conclusions. 2. An opinion or estimate formed after consideration or deliberation, especially a formal or authoritative decision. judgments.

“Knowledge is no doubt the knowledge of the One, the realisation of the Being; Ignorance is a self-oblivion of Being, the experience of separateness in the multiplicity and a dwelling or circling in the ill-understood maze of becomings: …” The Life Divine

leadership ::: capacity or ability to lead.

life would be a progress In felicity, a march through light to

light ::: Sri Aurobindo: ". . . light is primarily a spiritual manifestation of the Divine Reality illuminative and creative; material light is a subsequent representation or conversion of it into Matter for the purposes of the material Energy.” *The Life Divine

"Our sense by its incapacity has invented darkness. In truth there is nothing but Light, only it is a power of light either above or below our poor human vision"s limited range.

  For do not imagine that light is created by the Suns. The Suns are only physical concentrations of Light, but the splendour they concentrate for us is self-born and everywhere.

  God is everywhere and wherever God is, there is Light.” *The Hour of God

"Light is a general term. Light is not knowledge but the illumination that comes from above and liberates the being from obscurity and darkness.” The Mother

The Mother: "The light is everywhere, the force is everywhere. And the world is so small.” Words of the Mother, MCW Vol. 15. ::: *Light, light"s, lights, light-petalled, light-tasselled, half-light.

MAHESHWARI ::: goddess of the supreme knowledge, and brings to us her vision for all kinds and widenesses of truth, her rectitude of the spiritual will, the calm and passion of her supramental largeness, her felicity of illumination; ~ TSOY, 4.18 - Faith and shakti

"Man is a transitional being, he is not final. He is too imperfect for that, too imperfect in capacity for knowledge, too imperfect in will and action, too imperfect in his turn towards joy and beauty, too imperfect in his will for freedom and his instinct for order. Even if he could perfect himself in his own type, his type is too low and small to satisfy the need of the universe. Something larger, higher, more capable of a rich all embracing universality is needed, a greater being, a greater consciousness summing up in itself all that the world set out to be. He has, as was pointed out by a half blind seer, to exceed himself; man must evolve out of himself the divine superman: he was born for transcendence. Humanity is not enough, it is only a strong stepping stone; the need of the world is a superhuman perfection of what the world can be, the goal of consciousness is divinity. The inmost need of man is not to perfect his humanity, but to be greater than himself, to be more than man, to be divine, even to be the Divine.” Essays Divine and Human

“Man is a transitional being, he is not final. He is too imperfect for that, too imperfect in capacity for knowledge, too imperfect in will and action, too imperfect in his turn towards joy and beauty, too imperfect in his will for freedom and his instinct for order. Even if he could perfect himself in his own type, his type is too low and small to satisfy the need of the universe. Something larger, higher, more capable of a rich all embracing universality is needed, a greater being, a greater consciousness summing up in itself all that the world set out to be. He has, as was pointed out by a half blind seer, to exceed himself; man must evolve out of himself the divine superman: he was born for transcendence. Humanity is not enough, it is only a strong stepping stone; the need of the world is a superhuman perfection of what the world can be, the goal of consciousness is divinity. The inmost need of man is not to perfect his humanity, but to be greater than himself, to be more than man, to be divine, even to be the Divine.” Essays Divine and Human

Material vital ::: The \ital so involved in Matter as to be bound by its movements and gross physical character; the action is to support and energise the body and keep in it the capacity of life, groulh, movement, etc., also of sensitiveness to outside impacts.

measuring-rod ::: an instrument, as a graduated rod or a container of standard capacity, for measuring.

might ::: 1. Power, force, or vigour, esp. of a great or supreme kind. 2. Power or ability to do or accomplish; capacity. Might, mights, Mights.

Mother, four of her leading Powers and Personalities have stood in front in her guidance of this Universe and in her dealings with the terrestrial play. One is her personality of calm wideness and comprehending wisdom and tranquil benignity and inexhaustible compassion and sovereign and surpassing majesty and all-ruling greatness. Another embo&es her power of splendid strength and irresistible passion, her warrior mood, her overwhelming will, her impetuous swiftness and world-shaking force. A third is vivid and sweet and wonderful with her deep secret of beauty and harmony and fine rhythm, her intricate and subtle opulence, her compelling attraction and captivating grace. The fourth is equipped with her close and profound capacity of intimate knowledge and careful flawless work and quiet and exact per- fection in all things. Wisdom, Strength, Harmony, Perfection are their several attributes and it Is these powers that they bring with them into the world. To the four we give the four great names, Maheshvari, Mahakali, Mabalakshmi, Mahasarasvati.

movement ::: 1. The act or an instance of moving; a change in place or position. A particular manner of moving. 2. Usually, movements, actions or activities, as of a person or a body of persons. ::: movement"s, movements, many-movemented.

Sri Aurobindo: "When we withdraw our gaze from its egoistic preoccupation with limited and fleeting interests and look upon the world with dispassionate and curious eyes that search only for the Truth, our first result is the perception of a boundless energy of infinite existence, infinite movement, infinite activity pouring itself out in limitless Space, in eternal Time, an existence that surpasses infinitely our ego or any ego or any collectivity of egos, in whose balance the grandiose products of aeons are but the dust of a moment and in whose incalculable sum numberless myriads count only as a petty swarm." *The Life Divine

". . . the purest, freest form of insight into existence as it is shows us nothing but movement. Two things alone exist, movement in Space, movement in Time, the former objective, the latter subjective.” The Life Divine

"The world is a cyclic movement (samsâra ) of the Divine Consciousness in Space and Time. Its law and, in a sense, its object is progression; it exists by movement and would be dissolved by cessation of movement. But the basis of this movement is not material; it is the energy of active consciousness which, by its motion and multiplication in different principles (different in appearance, the same in essence), creates oppositions of unity and multiplicity, divisions of Time and Space, relations and groupings of circumstance and Causality. All these things are real in consciousness, but only symbolic of the Being, somewhat as the imaginations of a creative Mind are true representations of itself, yet not quite real in comparison with itself, or real with a different kind of reality.” The Upanishads*

“Nevertheless, the fact of this intervention from above, the fact that behind all our original thinking or authentic perception of things there is a veiled, a half-veiled or a swift unveiled intuitive element is enough to establish a connection between mind and what is above it; it opens a passage of communication and of entry into the superior spirit-ranges. There is also the reaching out of mind to exceed the personal ego limitation, to see things in a certain impersonality and universality. Impersonality is the first character of cosmic self; universality, non-limitation by the single or limiting point of view, is the character of cosmic perception and knowledge: this tendency is therefore a widening, however rudimentary, of these restricted mind areas towards cosmicity, towards a quality which is the very character of the higher mental planes,—towards that superconscient cosmic Mind which, we have suggested, must in the nature of things be the original mind-action of which ours is only a derivative and inferior process.” The Life Divine

"Nothing can be more remarkable and suggestive than the extent to which modern Science confirms in the domain of Matter the conceptions and even the very formulae of language which were arrived at, by a very different method, in the Vedanta, — the original Vedanta, not of the schools of metaphysical philosophy, but of the Upanishads. And these, on the other hand, often reveal their full significance, their richer contents only when they are viewed in the new light shed by the discoveries of modern Science, — for instance, that Vedantic expression which describes things in the Cosmos as one seed arranged by the universal Energy in multitudinous forms.(1) Significant, especially, is the drive of Science towards a Monism which is consistent with multiplicity, towards the Vedic idea of the one essence with its many becomings.” The Life Divine

“Nothing can be more remarkable and suggestive than the extent to which modern Science confirms in the domain of Matter the conceptions and even the very formulae of language which were arrived at, by a very different method, in the Vedanta,—the original Vedanta, not of the schools of metaphysical philosophy, but of the Upanishads. And these, on the other hand, often reveal their full significance, their richer contents only when they are viewed in the new light shed by the discoveries of modern Science,—for instance, that Vedantic expression which describes things in the Cosmos as one seed arranged by the universal Energy in multitudinous forms.(1) Significant, especially, is the drive of Science towards a Monism which is consistent with multiplicity, towards the Vedic idea of the one essence with its many becomings.” The Life Divine

One can choose any of them according to one’s bent and capa- city, The perfect method is to use them all, each in its o'atj pla(» and for its onyn object.

One ought not to settle down into a fixed idea of one’s own incapacity or allow it to become an obsession ; for such an atti- tude has no true justification and unnecessarily renders the way harder. Where there is a soul that has once become awake, there is surely a capacity within that can outweigh all surface defects and can in the end conquer.

One ::: “The Being is one, but this oneness is infinite and contains in itself an infinite plurality or multiplicity of itself: the One is the All; it is not only an essential Existence, but an All-Existence. The infinite multiplicity of the One and the eternal unity of the Many are the two realities or aspects of one reality on which the manifestation is founded.” The Life Divine

opacity ::: the quality or state of a body that makes it impervious to the rays of light; the condition of being in darkness; obscurity.

— or in it, our Father in heaven, — and t\e'do not feel or sec him in ourselves or around us. So long as we keep this vision, fbe mortaUty in us is queilcd by that Immortality ; it feeis the light, power and joy and responds to it according to its capa- city ; or it feels the descent of the spirit and it is then for a time transformed or else uplifted into some lustre of reflection of the light and power ; it ^comes a vessel of the Ananda. But at other times it lapses into old mortality and exists or works dully or pettily in the ruck of its earthly habits. The complete redemption comes by the descent of the divine Power into the

"Our ego is only a face of the universal being and has no separate existence; our apparent separative individuality is only a surface movement and behind it our real individuality stretches out to unity with all things and upward to oneness with the transcendent Divine Infinity. Thus our ego, which seems to be a limitation of existence, is really a power of infinity; the boundless multiplicity of beings in the world is a result and signal evidence, not of limitation or finiteness, but of that illimitable Infinity.” The Life Divine

“Our ego is only a face of the universal being and has no separate existence; our apparent separative individuality is only a surface movement and behind it our real individuality stretches out to unity with all things and upward to oneness with the transcendent Divine Infinity. Thus our ego, which seems to be a limitation of existence, is really a power of infinity; the boundless multiplicity of beings in the world is a result and signal evidence, not of limitation or finiteness, but of that illimitable Infinity.” The Life Divine

::: "Our incapacity does not matter — there is no human being who is not in his parts of nature incapable — but the Divine Force also is there. If one puts one"s trust in that, incapacity will be changed into capacity. Difficulty and struggle themselves then become a means towards the achievement.” Letters on Yoga

“Our incapacity does not matter—there is no human being who is not in his parts of nature incapable—but the Divine Force also is there. If one puts one’s trust in that, incapacity will be changed into capacity. Difficulty and struggle themselves then become a means towards the achievement.” Letters on Yoga

“Our sense by its incapacity has invented darkness. In truth there is nothing but Light, only it is a power of light either above or below our poor human vision’s limited range.

outskirts ::: outlying districts or regions, as of a city, metropolitan area, or the like.

overmind ::: Sri Aurobindo: "The overmind is a sort of delegation from the supermind (this is a metaphor only) which supports the present evolutionary universe in which we live here in Matter. If supermind were to start here from the beginning as the direct creative Power, a world of the kind we see now would be impossible; it would have been full of the divine Light from the beginning, there would be no involution in the inconscience of Matter, consequently no gradual striving evolution of consciousness in Matter. A line is therefore drawn between the higher half of the universe of consciousness, parardha , and the lower half, aparardha. The higher half is constituted of Sat, Chit, Ananda, Mahas (the supramental) — the lower half of mind, life, Matter. This line is the intermediary overmind which, though luminous itself, keeps from us the full indivisible supramental Light, depends on it indeed, but in receiving it, divides, distributes, breaks it up into separated aspects, powers, multiplicities of all kinds, each of which it is possible by a further diminution of consciousness, such as we reach in Mind, to regard as the sole or the chief Truth and all the rest as subordinate or contradictory to it.” *Letters on Yoga

   "The overmind is the highest of the planes below the supramental.” *Letters on Yoga

"In its nature and law the Overmind is a delegate of the Supermind Consciousness, its delegate to the Ignorance. Or we might speak of it as a protective double, a screen of dissimilar similarity through which Supermind can act indirectly on an Ignorance whose darkness could not bear or receive the direct impact of a supreme Light.” The Life Divine

"The Overmind is a principle of cosmic Truth and a vast and endless catholicity is its very spirit; its energy is an all-dynamism as well as a principle of separate dynamisms: it is a sort of inferior Supermind, — although it is concerned predominantly not with absolutes, but with what might be called the dynamic potentials or pragmatic truths of Reality, or with absolutes mainly for their power of generating pragmatic or creative values, although, too, its comprehension of things is more global than integral, since its totality is built up of global wholes or constituted by separate independent realities uniting or coalescing together, and although the essential unity is grasped by it and felt to be basic of things and pervasive in their manifestation, but no longer as in the Supermind their intimate and ever-present secret, their dominating continent, the overt constant builder of the harmonic whole of their activity and nature.” The Life Divine

   "The overmind sees calmly, steadily, in great masses and large extensions of space and time and relation, globally; it creates and acts in the same way — it is the world of the great Gods, the divine Creators.” *Letters on Yoga

"The Overmind is essentially a spiritual power. Mind in it surpasses its ordinary self and rises and takes its stand on a spiritual foundation. It embraces beauty and sublimates it; it has an essential aesthesis which is not limited by rules and canons, it sees a universal and an eternal beauty while it takes up and transforms all that is limited and particular. It is besides concerned with things other than beauty or aesthetics. It is concerned especially with truth and knowledge or rather with a wisdom that exceeds what we call knowledge; its truth goes beyond truth of fact and truth of thought, even the higher thought which is the first spiritual range of the thinker. It has the truth of spiritual thought, spiritual feeling, spiritual sense and at its highest the truth that comes by the most intimate spiritual touch or by identity. Ultimately, truth and beauty come together and coincide, but in between there is a difference. Overmind in all its dealings puts truth first; it brings out the essential truth (and truths) in things and also its infinite possibilities; it brings out even the truth that lies behind falsehood and error; it brings out the truth of the Inconscient and the truth of the Superconscient and all that lies in between. When it speaks through poetry, this remains its first essential quality; a limited aesthetical artistic aim is not its purpose.” *Letters on Savitri

"In the overmind the Truth of supermind which is whole and harmonious enters into a separation into parts, many truths fronting each other and moved each to fulfil itself, to make a world of its own or else to prevail or take its share in worlds made of a combination of various separated Truths and Truth-forces.” Letters on Yoga


pain ::: “Pain is the key that opens the gates of strength; it is the high-road that leads to the city of beatitude.” Essays Divine and Human

PATIENCE. ::: The capacity to wait steadily for the realisa- tion to come.

paucity ::: smallness of number; fewness.

"Perishable and transitory delight is always the symbol of the eternal Ananda, revealed and rapidly concealed, which seeks by increasing recurrence to attach itself to some typal form of experience in material consciousness. When the particular form has been perfected to express God in the type, its delight will no longer be perishable but an eternally recurrent possession of mental beings in matter manifest in their periods & often in their moments of felicity.” Essays Divine and Human*

“Perishable and transitory delight is always the symbol of the eternal Ananda, revealed and rapidly concealed, which seeks by increasing recurrence to attach itself to some typal form of experience in material consciousness. When the particular form has been perfected to express God in the type, its delight will no longer be perishable but an eternally recurrent possession of mental beings in matter manifest in their periods & often in their moments of felicity.” Essays Divine and Human

pigmy ::: 1. Of very small size, capacity, or power. 2. Unusually or atypically small.

plastic ::: “That which can easily change its form is ‘plastic’. Figuratively, it is suppleness, a capacity of adaptation to circumstances and necessities.” Questions and Answers, MCW Vol. 4.

potency ::: 1. Efficacy; effectiveness; strength. 2. Inherent capacity for growth and development; potentiality. potencies.

Purity, simple sincerity and capacity of an unegoistic, unmIxed self-offering without pretension or demand are the conditions of an entire opening of the psychic being.

rapacity ::: the state or quality of taking by force; plundering. Of animals: Subsisting by the capture of living prey.

rapidities ::: movements that are extremely rapid; having great velocity.

reach ::: n. 1. Range of effective action, power, or capacity, area, sphere, scope. 2. The range of influence, power, jurisdiction, etc. reaches. v. 3. To stretch out or put forth (a body part); extend. 4. To arrive at or get to (a place, person, etc.) in the course of movement or action. 5. To arrive at; attain. 6. To make contact or communication with (someone). 7. To extend in influence or operation. reaches, reached, reaching.

RECEPTIVITY. ::: The capacity of admitting and retaining the Divine workings.

sceptic ::: n. 1. A person who habitually doubts the authenticity of accepted beliefs. adj. 2. Doubting, dubious, incredulous.

"Self-giving in fact means a change from ego-centricity to God-centricity; . . .” Letters on Yoga

“Self-giving in fact means a change from ego-centricity to God-centricity; …” Letters on Yoga

self-knowledge ::: knowing of oneself, without help from another.
Sri Aurobindo: The possibility of a cosmic consciousness in humanity is coming slowly to be admitted in modern Psychology, like the possibility of more elastic instruments of knowledge, although still classified, even when its value and power are admitted, as a hallucination. In the psychology of the East it has always been recognised as a reality and the aim of our subjective progress. The essence of the passage over to this goal is the exceeding of the limits imposed on us by the ego-sense and at least a partaking, at most an identification with the self-knowledge which broods secret in all life and in all that seems to us inanimate. *The Life Divine
"Therefore the only final goal possible is the emergence of the infinite consciousness in the individual; it is his recovery of the truth of himself by self-knowledge and by self-realisation, the truth of the Infinite in being, the Infinite in consciousness, the Infinite in delight repossessed as his own Self and Reality of which the finite is only a mask and an instrument for various expression.” The Life Divine
"The Truth-Consciousness is everywhere present in the universe as an ordering self-knowledge by which the One manifests the harmonies of its infinite potential multiplicity.” The Life Divine

sense ::: n. 1. Any of the faculties, as sight, hearing, smell, taste, or touch, by which humans and animals perceive stimuli originating from outside or inside the body. 2. Meaning, signification. 3. A more or less vague perception or impression. 4. Any special capacity or perception, estimation, appreciation, etc. 5. A mental or spiritual discernment, realization, or recognition of a dream, or of anything cryptic or symbolical. sense"s, senses, senses", sense-appeal, sense-formed, sense-life"s, sense-pangs, sense-pleasures, sense-railed, sense-shackled, soul-sense. v. 6. To apprehend, detect, or perceive, without or in advance of the evidence of the senses; to perceive instinctively. 7. To be inwardly aware; conscious of. sensed, sensing. *adj. *sensed.

sensibility ::: 1. Capacity for sensation or feeling; responsiveness or susceptibility to sensory stimuli. 2. Mental or emotional responsiveness toward something; such as the feelings of another; discernment; awareness. sensibilities.

simplessed ::: made (something) simple; reduced to simplicity.

simplicity ::: absence of affectation or pretense.

sincerity ::: freedom from deceit, hypocrisy or duplicity; honesty, straightforwardness, genuineness.

SORROW. ::: Sorrow is not a way to sM/i / ; it confuses and weakens and distracts the mind, depresses the vital forces, darkens the spirit. A relapse from joy and vital elasticity and Ananda to sorrow, self-distrust, despondency and weakness is a recoil from a greater to a lesser consciousness.

spurious ::: lacking authenticity or validity in essence or origin; not genuine; false.

Sri Aurobindo: ". . . our mind has the faculty of imagination; it can create and take as true and real its own mental structures: . . . . Our mental imagination is an instrument of Ignorance; it is the resort or device or refuge of a limited capacity of knowledge, a limited capacity of effective action. Mind supplements these deficiencies by its power of imagination: it uses it to extract from things obvious and visible the things that are not obvious and visible; it undertakes to create its own figures of the possible and the impossible; it erects illusory actuals or draws figures of a conjectured or constructed truth of things that are not true to outer experience. That is at least the appearance of its operation; but, in reality, it is the mind"s way or one of its ways of summoning out of Being its infinite possibilities, even of discovering or capturing the unknown possibilities of the Infinite.” The Life Divine

Sri Aurobindo: "Our sense by its incapacity has invented darkness. In truth there is nothing but Light, only it is a power of light either above or below our poor human vision"s limited range.” *Essays Divine and Human

*Sri Aurobindo: "Pain is the key that opens the gates of strength; it is the high-road that leads to the city of beatitude.” Essays Divine and Human

::: Sri Aurobindo: "Spiritual force has its own concreteness; it can take a form (like a stream, for instance) of which one is aware and can send it quite concretely on whatever object one chooses. This is a statement of fact about the power inherent in spiritual consciousness. But there is also such a thing as a willed use of any subtle force — it may be spiritual, mental or vital — to secure a particular result at some point in the world. Just as there are waves of unseen physical forces (cosmic waves etc.) or currents of electricity, so there are mind-waves, thought-currents, waves of emotion, — for example, anger, sorrow, etc., — which go out and affect others without their knowing whence they come or that they come at all, they only feel the result. One who has the occult or inner senses awake can feel them coming and invading him.” Letters on Yoga

Sri Aurobindo: "The Being is one, but this oneness is infinite and contains in itself an infinite plurality or multiplicity of itself: the One is the All; it is not only an essential Existence, but an All-Existence. The infinite multiplicity of the One and the eternal unity of the Many are the two realities or aspects of one reality on which the manifestation is founded.” *The Life Divine

Sri Aurobindo: "Unity is the eternal and fundamental fact, without which all multiplicity would be an unreal and an impossible illusion. The consciousness of Unity is therefore called Vidya, the Knowledge.” *The Upanishads

"Stability and movement, we must remember, are only our psychological representations of the Absolute, even as are oneness and multitude. The Absolute is beyond stability and movement as it is beyond unity and multiplicity. But it takes its eternal poise in the one and the stable and whirls round itself infinitely, inconceivably, securely in the moving and multitudinous.” The Life Divine

“Stability and movement, we must remember, are only our psychological representations of the Absolute, even as are oneness and multitude. The Absolute is beyond stability and movement as it is beyond unity and multiplicity. But it takes its eternal poise in the one and the stable and whirls round itself infinitely, inconceivably, securely in the moving and multitudinous.” The Life Divine

:::   "Still, of all relations oneness is the secret base, not multiplicity. Oneness constitutes and upholds the multiplicity, multiplicity does not constitute and uphold the oneness.” *The Upanishads

“Still, of all relations oneness is the secret base, not multiplicity. Oneness constitutes and upholds the multiplicity, multiplicity does not constitute and uphold the oneness.” The Upanishads

SUBTLE FORCES. ::: There is such a thing as a willed use of any subtle force — it may be spiritual, mental or siral — to secure a particular result at some point in the world. Just as there arc waves of unseen physical forces (cosmic waves etc.) or currents of electricity, so there arc mind-waves, ihought*currcnts. waves of emotion, ~ for example, anger, sorrow, etc. — which go out and affect others without their knowing whence they come or that they come at all, they only feel the result. One who has the occult or inner senses awake can feel them coming and invad> ing him. Influences good or bad can propagate themsefves in that way ::: chat can happen without Intention and naturally, but also a deliberate use can be made of them. There can also be a power- ful generation of force, spiritual or other. There can be too the use of the effective will or idea acting directly without the aid of any outward action, speech or other instrumentation which is not concrete in that sense, but is all the same effective.

subtle Matter ::: Sri Aurobindo: "Much more than half our thoughts and feelings are not our own in the sense that they take form out of ourselves; of hardly anything can it be said that it is truly original to our nature. A large part comes to us from others or from the environment, whether as raw material or as manufactured imports; but still more largely they come from universal Nature here or from other worlds and planes and their beings and powers and influences; for we are overtopped and environed by other planes of consciousness, mind planes, life planes, subtle matter planes, from which our life and action here are fed, or fed on, pressed, dominated, made use of for the manifestation of their forms and forces.” *The Synthesis of Yoga

"Mind therefore is held by the Hindus to be a species of subtle matter in which ideas are waves or ripples, and it is not limited by the physical body which it uses as an instrument.” Essays in Philosophy and Yoga

"All that manifested from the Eternal has already been arranged in worlds or planes of its own nature, planes of subtle Matter, planes of Life, planes of Mind, planes of Supermind, planes of the triune luminous Infinite. But these worlds or planes are not evolutionary but typal. A typal world is one in which some ruling principle manifests itself in its free and full capacity and energy and form are plastic and subservient to its purpose. Its expressions are therefore automatic and satisfying and do not need to evolve; they stand so long as need be and do not need to be born, develop, decline and disintegrate.” Essays Divine and Human*

suburbs ::: a usually residential area or community outlying a city or township.

surpass ::: 1. To go beyond in excellence or achievement; be superior to; excel. 2. To go beyond in amount, extent, or degree; be greater than; exceed. 3. To be beyond the limit, powers, or capacity of; transcend. surpasses, surpassed.

TAMAS. ::: One of the three gut^as, fundamental qualities or modes of Nature ; principle of inertia of consciousness and force ; translates in quality as obscurity and incapacity and inaction.

tenacity ::: the state or quality of being tenacious; firmness of purpose.

"The Absolute is beyond personality and beyond impersonality, and yet it is both the Impersonal and the supreme Person and all persons. The Absolute is beyond the distinction of unity and multiplicity, and yet it is the One and the innumerable Many in all the universes.” The Synthesis of Yoga

“The Absolute is beyond personality and beyond impersonality, and yet it is both the Impersonal and the supreme Person and all persons. The Absolute is beyond the distinction of unity and multiplicity, and yet it is the One and the innumerable Many in all the universes.” The Synthesis of Yoga

The direct opening of the psychic centre is easy only when the ego-centricity is greatly diminished and also if there is a strong bhakti for the Mother. A spiritual humility and a sense of submission and dependence is necessary.

"The elementary state of material Force is, in the view of the old Indian physicists, a condition of pure material extension in Space of which the peculiar property is vibration typified to us by the phenomenon of sound. But vibration in this state of ether is not sufficient to create forms. There must first be some obstruction in the flow of the Force ocean, some contraction and expansion, some interplay of vibrations, some impinging of force upon force so as to create a beginning of fixed relations and mutual effects. Material Force modifying its first ethereal status assumes a second, called in the old language the aerial, of which the special property is contact between force and force, contact that is the basis of all material relations. Still we have not as yet real forms but only varying forces. A sustaining principle is needed. This is provided by a third self-modification of the primitive Force of which the principle of light, electricity, fire and heat is for us the characteristic manifestation. Even then, we can have forms of force preserving their own character and peculiar action, but not stable forms of Matter. A fourth state characterised by diffusion and a first medium of permanent attractions and repulsions, termed picturesquely water or the liquid state, and a fifth of cohesion, termed earth or the solid state, complete the necessary elements.” The Life Divine*

“The elementary state of material Force is, in the view of the old Indian physicists, a condition of pure material extension in Space of which the peculiar property is vibration typified to us by the phenomenon of sound. But vibration in this state of ether is not sufficient to create forms. There must first be some obstruction in the flow of the Force ocean, some contraction and expansion, some interplay of vibrations, some impinging of force upon force so as to create a beginning of fixed relations and mutual effects. Material Force modifying its first ethereal status assumes a second, called in the old language the aerial, of which the special property is contact between force and force, contact that is the basis of all material relations. Still we have not as yet real forms but only varying forces. A sustaining principle is needed. This is provided by a third self-modification of the primitive Force of which the principle of light, electricity, fire and heat is for us the characteristic manifestation. Even then, we can have forms of force preserving their own character and peculiar action, but not stable forms of Matter. A fourth state characterised by diffusion and a first medium of permanent attractions and repulsions, termed picturesquely water or the liquid state, and a fifth of cohesion, termed earth or the solid state, complete the necessary elements.” The Life Divine

The fear of death shows a vital weakness which is also contrary to a capacity for yoga. Equally, one who is under the domination of his passions, would find the yoga dilhcuU and, unless supported by a true inner call and a sincere and strong aspiration for the spiritual consciousness and union with the Divine, might very easily fall fatally and his effort come to nothing.

"The idea of purpose, of a goal is born of the progressive self-unfolding by the world of its own true nature to the individual Souls inhabiting its forms; for the Being is gradually self-revealed within its own becomings, real Unity emerges out of the Multiplicity and changes entirely the values of the latter to our consciousness.” The Upanishads

“The idea of purpose, of a goal is born of the progressive self-unfolding by the world of its own true nature to the individual Souls inhabiting its forms; for the Being is gradually self-revealed within its own becomings, real Unity emerges out of the Multiplicity and changes entirely the values of the latter to our consciousness.” The Upanishads

::: ". . . the modern man, even the modern cultured man, is or tends to be to a degree quite unprecedented politikon zôon, a political, economic and social being valuing above all things the efficiency of the outward existence and the things of the mind and spirit mainly, when not exclusively, for their aid to humanity"s vital and mechanical progress: he has not that regard of the ancients which looked up towards the highest heights and regarded an achievement in the things of the mind and the spirit with an unquestioning admiration or a deep veneration for its own sake as the greatest possible contribution to human culture and progress. And although this modern tendency is exaggerated and ugly and degrading in its exaggeration, inimical to humanity"s spiritual evolution, it has this much of truth behind it that while the first value of a culture is its power to raise and enlarge the internal man, the mind, the soul, the spirit, its soundness is not complete unless it has shaped also his external existence and made of it a rhythm of advance towards high and great ideals. This is the true sense of progress and there must be as part of it a sound political, economic and social life, a power and efficiency enabling a people to survive, to grow and to move securely towards a collective perfection, and a vital elasticity and responsiveness that will give room for a constant advance in the outward expression of the mind and the spirit.” The Renaissance in India

“… the modern man, even the modern cultured man, is or tends to be to a degree quite unprecedented politikon zôon, a political, economic and social being valuing above all things the efficiency of the outward existence and the things of the mind and spirit mainly, when not exclusively, for their aid to humanity’s vital and mechanical progress: he has not that regard of the ancients which looked up towards the highest heights and regarded an achievement in the things of the mind and the spirit with an unquestioning admiration or a deep veneration for its own sake as the greatest possible contribution to human culture and progress. And although this modern tendency is exaggerated and ugly and degrading in its exaggeration, inimical to humanity’s spiritual evolution, it has this much of truth behind it that while the first value of a culture is its power to raise and enlarge the internal man, the mind, the soul, the spirit, its soundness is not complete unless it has shaped also his external existence and made of it a rhythm of advance towards high and great ideals. This is the true sense of progress and there must be as part of it a sound political, economic and social life, a power and efficiency enabling a people to survive, to grow and to move securely towards a collective perfection, and a vital elasticity and responsiveness that will give room for a constant advance in the outward expression of the mind and the spirit.” The Renaissance in India

The Mother: "That which can easily change its form is ‘plastic". Figuratively, it is suppleness, a capacity of adaptation to circumstances and necessities.” Questions and Answers, MCW Vol. 4.

The Mother: "To be humble means for the mind, the vital and the body never to forget that without the Divine they know nothing, are noting and can do nothing; with the Divine they are nothing but ignorance, chaos and impotence. The Divine alone is Truth, Life, Power, Love, Felicity.” Words of the Mother, MCW Vol. 14.

“The Overmind is a principle of cosmic Truth and a vast and endless catholicity is its very spirit; its energy is an all-dynamism as well as a principle of separate dynamisms: it is a sort of inferior Supermind,—although it is concerned predominantly not with absolutes, but with what might be called the dynamic potentials or pragmatic truths of Reality, or with absolutes mainly for their power of generating pragmatic or creative values, although, too, its comprehension of things is more global than integral, since its totality is built up of global wholes or constituted by separate independent realities uniting or coalescing together, and although the essential unity is grasped by it and felt to be basic of things and pervasive in their manifestation, but no longer as in the Supermind their intimate and ever-present secret, their dominating continent, the overt constant builder of the harmonic whole of their activity and nature.” The Life Divine

  ". . . there are a series of subtler and subtler formulations of substance which escape from and go beyond the formula of the material universe. Without going deeply into matters which are too occult and difficult for our present inquiry, we may say, adhering to the system on which we have based ourselves, that these gradations of substance, in one important aspect of their formulation in series, can be seen to correspond to the ascending series of Matter, Life, Mind, Supermind and that other higher divine triplicity of Sachchidananda. In other words, we find that substance in its ascension bases itself upon each of these principles and makes itself successively a characteristic vehicle for the dominating cosmic self-expression of each in their ascending series.” The Life Divine

“… there are a series of subtler and subtler formulations of substance which escape from and go beyond the formula of the material universe. Without going deeply into matters which are too occult and difficult for our present inquiry, we may say, adhering to the system on which we have based ourselves, that these gradations of substance, in one important aspect of their formulation in series, can be seen to correspond to the ascending series of Matter, Life, Mind, Supermind and that other higher divine triplicity of Sachchidananda. In other words, we find that substance in its ascension bases itself upon each of these principles and makes itself successively a characteristic vehicle for the dominating cosmic self-expression of each in their ascending series.” The Life Divine

The remembrancer of the city of London is parliamentary solicitor to the corporation, and is bound to attend all courts of aldermen and common council when required. Pull. Laws & Cust. Lond. 122. from Black’s Law Dictionary.

There were at one time three clerks of the remembrance, styled King’s Remembrancer, Lord Treasurer’s Remembrancer and Remembrancer of First-Fruits. In England, the latter two offices have become extinct, that of remembrancer of first-fruits by the diversion of the fund (Queen Anne’s Bounty Act 1838), and that of Lord Treasurer’s Remembrancer on being merged in the office of King’s Remembrancer in 1833. By the Queen’s Remembrancer Act 1859 the office ceased to exist separately, and the queen’s remembrancer was required to be a master of the court of exchequer. The Judicature Act 1873 attached the office to the Supreme Court, and the Supreme Court of Judicature (Officers) Act 1879 transferred it to the central office of the Supreme Court. By section 8 of that Act, the king’s remembrancer is a master of the Supreme Court, and the office is usually filled by the senior master. The king’s remembrancer department of the central office is now amalgamated with the judgments and married women acknowledgments department. The king’s remembrancer still assists at certain ceremonial functions relics of the former importance of the office such as the nomination of sheriffs, the swearing-in of the Lord Mayor of the City of London, the Trial of the Pyx and the acknowledgments of homage for crown lands.

these openings in one’s nature and ieam to close them perma- nently to such attacks or to throw out the intruders at once or as soon as possible. The recurrence is no proof of a funda- mental incapacity ; if one takes the right inner attitude, it can and will be overcome. One must have faith in the Master of our life and works, even if for a long time He conceals Himself, and then in His own right lime He will reveal His Presence.

“The Truth-Consciousness is everywhere present in the universe as an ordering self-knowledge by which the One manifests the harmonies of its infinite potential multiplicity.” The Life Divine

“The world is a cyclic movement (samsâra ) of the Divine Consciousness in Space and Time. Its law and, in a sense, its object is progression; it exists by movement and would be dissolved by cessation of movement. But the basis of this movement is not material; it is the energy of active consciousness which, by its motion and multiplication in different principles (different in appearance, the same in essence), creates oppositions of unity and multiplicity, divisions of Time and Space, relations and groupings of circumstance and Causality. All these things are real in consciousness, but only symbolic of the Being, somewhat as the imaginations of a creative Mind are true representations of itself, yet not quite real in comparison with itself, or real with a different kind of reality.” The Upanishads

thoughtless ::: devoid of or lacking capacity for thought.

tolerance ::: the capacity for or the practice of recognizing and respecting the beliefs or practices of others.

"To me, for instance, consciousness is the very stuff of existence and I can feel it everywhere enveloping and penetrating the stone as much as man or the animal. A movement, a flow of consciousness is not to me an image but a fact. If I wrote "His anger climbed against me in a stream", it would be to the general reader a mere image, not something that was felt by me in a sensible experience; yet I would only be describing in exact terms what actually happened once, a stream of anger, a sensible and violent current of it rising up from downstairs and rushing upon me as I sat in the veranda of the Guest-House, the truth of it being confirmed afterwards by the confession of the person who had the movement. This is only one instance, but all that is spiritual or psychological in Savitri is of that character. What is to be done under these circumstances? The mystical poet can only describe what he has felt, seen in himself or others or in the world just as he has felt or seen it or experienced through exact vision, close contact or identity and leave it to the general reader to understand or not understand or misunderstand according to his capacity. A new kind of poetry demands a new mentality in the recipient as well as in the writer.” Letters on Savitri

“To me, for instance, consciousness is the very stuff of existence and I can feel it everywhere enveloping and penetrating the stone as much as man or the animal. A movement, a flow of consciousness is not to me an image but a fact. If I wrote ’His anger climbed against me in a stream’, it would be to the general reader a mere image, not something that was felt by me in a sensible experience; yet I would only be describing in exact terms what actually happened once, a stream of anger, a sensible and violent current of it rising up from downstairs and rushing upon me as I sat in the veranda of the Guest-House, the truth of it being confirmed afterwards by the confession of the person who had the movement. This is only one instance, but all that is spiritual or psychological in Savitri is of that character. What is to be done under these circumstances? The mystical poet can only describe what he has felt, seen in himself or others or in the world just as he has felt or seen it or experienced through exact vision, close contact or identity and leave it to the general reader to understand or not understand or misunderstand according to his capacity. A new kind of poetry demands a new mentality in the recipient as well as in the writer.” Letters on Savitri

To the holy city of Byzantium.

truth-Consciousness ::: Sri Aurobindo: "The Truth-Consciousness is everywhere present in the universe as an ordering self-knowledge by which the One manifests the harmonies of its infinite potential multiplicity.” *The Life Divine

". . . unity is the greater truth, the multiplicity is the lesser truth, though both are a truth and neither of them is an illusion.” Essays on the Gita

“… unity is the greater truth, the multiplicity is the lesser truth, though both are a truth and neither of them is an illusion.” Essays on the Gita

unity ::: “Unity is the eternal and fundamental fact, without which all multiplicity would be an unreal and an impossible illusion. The consciousness of Unity is therefore called Vidya, the Knowledge.” The Upanishads

wards ::: divisions or districts of a city or town.

"We see that the Absolute, the Self, the Divine, the Spirit, the Being is One; the Transcendental is one, the Cosmic is one: but we see also that beings are many and each has a self, a spirit, a like yet different nature. And since the spirit and essence of things is one, we are obliged to admit that all these many must be that One, and it follows that the One is or has become many; but how can the limited or relative be the Absolute and how can man or beast or bird be the Divine Being? But in erecting this apparent contradiction the mind makes a double error. It is thinking in the terms of the mathematical finite unit which is sole in limitation, the one which is less than two and can become two only by division and fragmentation or by addition and multiplication; but this is an infinite Oneness, it is the essential and infinite Oneness which can contain the hundred and the thousand and the million and billion and trillion. Whatever astronomic or more than astronomic figures you heap and multiply, they cannot overpass or exceed that Oneness; for, in the language of the Upanishad, it moves not, yet is always far in front when you would pursue and seize it. It can be said of it that it would not be the infinite Oneness if it were not capable of an infinite multiplicity; but that does not mean that the One is plural or can be limited or described as the sum of the Many: on the contrary, it can be the infinite Many because it exceeds all limitation or description by multiplicity and exceeds at the same time all limitation by finite conceptual oneness.” The Life Divine

“We see that the Absolute, the Self, the Divine, the Spirit, the Being is One; the Transcendental is one, the Cosmic is one: but we see also that beings are many and each has a self, a spirit, a like yet different nature. And since the spirit and essence of things is one, we are obliged to admit that all these many must be that One, and it follows that the One is or has become many; but how can the limited or relative be the Absolute and how can man or beast or bird be the Divine Being? But in erecting this apparent contradiction the mind makes a double error. It is thinking in the terms of the mathematical finite unit which is sole in limitation, the one which is less than two and can become two only by division and fragmentation or by addition and multiplication; but this is an infinite Oneness, it is the essential and infinite Oneness which can contain the hundred and the thousand and the million and billion and trillion. Whatever astronomic or more than astronomic figures you heap and multiply, they cannot overpass or exceed that Oneness; for, in the language of the Upanishad, it moves not, yet is always far in front when you would pursue and seize it. It can be said of it that it would not be the infinite Oneness if it were not capable of an infinite multiplicity; but that does not mean that the One is plural or can be limited or described as the sum of the Many: on the contrary, it can be the infinite Many because it exceeds all limitation or description by multiplicity and exceeds at the same time all limitation by finite conceptual oneness.” The Life Divine

wind ::: air in natural motion, as that moving horizontally at any velocity along the earth"s surface. Wind, wind"s, winds, wind-faces, wind-feet, wind-goddess, wind-haired, wind-lashed, wind-maned, wind-rippled, wind-stirred, priest-wind"s.

wisdom ::: 1. The quality or state of being wise; knowledge of what is true or right coupled with just judgement as to action; sagacity, discernment, or insight. 2. Accumulated knowledge or erudition or enlightenment. Wisdom, wisdom"s, Wisdom"s, wisdom-cry, wisdom-self, Wisdom-Splendour, wisdom-works, All-Wisdom, Mother-wisdom, Mother-Wisdom, Mother-Wisdom"s.

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1:I sell mirrors in the city of the blind. ~ Kabir,
2:With such force will Babylon the great city be thrown down, and will never be found again." ~ Revelation 18:21,
3:etter is he that rulethhis spirit than he that taketh a city. ~ Proverbs XVI, the Eternal Wisdom
4:The true cause of the blessedness of the good angels is found to be this, that they cleave to Him who supremely is ~ City of God 12.6).,
5:Here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Hebrews, XIII, the Eternal Wisdom
6:Mind is the great illusionist; the body is the City of Great Illusion; and names are its garments." ~ Hu Hai, (720-814) Chinese Zen master, Wikipedia.,
7:Pain is the key that opens the gates of strength; it is the high-road that leads to the city of beatitude. ~ Sri Aurobindo,
8:And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, because the glory of God illuminates the city, and the Lamb is its lamp.…" ~ Revelation 21:22,
9:The good of a single household is ordered toward the good of a single city ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2 90.3ad3).,
10:Remove justice, then, and what are kingdoms but large gangs of robbers? ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo, City of God IV.4,
11:But Christ wanted to be born in a podunk town and to suffer reproach in a big city ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.35.7ad1).,
12:Wisdom streng theneth the wise more than ten mighty men which are in a city. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Ecclesiastes, the Eternal Wisdom
13:He that hath no rule over his own spirit, is like a city that is broken down and without walls. ~ Proverbs XXV. 28, the Eternal Wisdom
14:God can never be believed to have left the kingdoms of men, their dominations and servitudes, outside of the laws of His providence. ~ Saint Augustine, City of God 5.11),
15:A city of ancient Ignorance
Founded upon a soil that knew not Light. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Descent into Night,
16:An off-cast from the city is he who tears his soul away from the soul of reasoning beings, which is one. ~ Marcus Aurelius, the Eternal Wisdom
17:The city in which those who are going to rule are least eager to rule is necessarily governed best and with the least divisiveness. ~ Plato, Republic 520d,
18:Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn't misuse it." ~ Pope John Paul II, (1920-2005) served as Pope and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 1978 to 2005, Wikipedia.,
19:I will rise now and go about the city in the streets and the broadways, I will seek him whom my soul loveth. ~ Songs of Songs III.2, the Eternal Wisdom
20:On the day we call the day of the sun, all who dwell in the city or country gather in the same place. The memoirs of the apostles and the writings of the prophets are read. ~ Saint Justin Martyr,
21:Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation and every city cur house divided against itself shall not stand. ~ Matthew XII. 25, the Eternal Wisdom
22:Our justice… is such that in this life it consists in the forgiveness of sins rather than in the perfection of virtue. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo, City of God xix.26,
23:My dear, is it true that your mind is sometimes like a battering ram running all through the city, shouting so madly inside and out about the ten thousand things that do not matter? ~ Hafiz,
24:The city is redundant: it repeats itself so that something will stick in the mind.


Memory is redundant: it repeats signs so that the city can begin to exist. ~ Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities,
25:Then a powerful angel picked up a boulder like a great millstone, and as he hurled it into the sea, he said, 'That is how the great city of Babylon is going to be hurled down, never to be seen again." ~ Revelation 18:21,
26:When the city of Jericho fell at the sound of the priests' trumpets, and Joshua the Son of Nun gained the victory, he knew that the valour of the people was weakened through love of money and desire for gold. ~ Saint Ambrose,
27:All natures, because they exist and therefore have a mode of their own, a form of their own, and a certain peace within themselves, are certainly good. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo, City of God xii.5,
28:When his mind shall be enfranchised from human things, then shall he enter into the city of marvellous wisdom which ever renews itself and grows in beauty from age to age. ~ Baha-ullah, the Eternal Wisdom
29:Because of Christ's resurrection the thief ascends to paradise, the bodies of the blessed enter the holy city, and the dead are restored to the company of the living. There is an upward movement in the whole of creation. ~ Saint Maximus of Turin,
30:Though it was quite allowable in the earliest ages of the human race to marry one's sister, it is now abhorred as a thing which no circumstances could justify ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo, The City of God XV.16),
31:In that holy city, where perfect knowledge flows from the vision of almighty God, those who have no names may easily be known. But personal names are assigned to some to denote their ministry. Thus, Michael means "Who is like God".... ~ Gregory the Great,
32:Do not indulge in idle curiosity—no asking "what the city has done," or the ward, or the Emperor, or the Bishop, or the priest. Lift up your eyes: now, as your hour strikes, you need Him who is above ~ Cyril of Jerusalem, Prologue to the Catechetical Lectures, 13).,
33:It is only a lazy and worldly person or one who is ignorant or uneducated who will rest content with the literal and superficial sense and refuse to penetrate the deeper meaning ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo, The City of God, 20.21).,
34:... the Holy Father began the march. The farther he went the greater did the procession behind increase. Then finally he set foot in the Holy City, he wept bitter tears for the distress in which he found the people and the large number now missing." ~ Saint John Bosco profecias,
35:It is God's hidden power, which penetrates all things by that presence of its which cannot be defiled, that gives existence to anything that exists in any way at all and insofar as it exists at all.... ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo, City of God xii.26,
36:We are weighed down in soul and body by sloth and indolence, an disinclined to make an effort because, in fact, this price of effort, even for our good, is a part of the penalty we must pay for sin ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo, The City of God, 22.22).,
37:Asked whether she did not dread leaving her body at such a distance from her own city, my mother replied, "Nothing is far to God; nor need I fear lest He should be ignorant at the end of the world of the place whence He is to raise me up." ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
38:Two cities have been formed by two loves: the earthly by the love of self, even to the contempt of God; the heavenly by the love of God, even to the contempt of self. The former glories in itself, the latter in the Lord ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo, City of God 14.28)..,
39:Two cities have been formed by two loves: the earthly by the love of self, even to the contempt of God; the heavenly by the love of God, even to the contempt of self. The former glories in itself, the latter in the Lord ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Augustine, City of God 14.28)..,
40:And by the words, "God saw that it was good," it is sufficiently intimated that God made what was made not from any necessity, nor for the sake of supplying any want, but solely from His own goodness, that is, because it was good. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo, City of God xi.24,
41:The only nature contrary to the nature which supremely is, and by which everything else that is was made, is a nature which has no being at all.... There is no being contrary to God... who is the author of all beings of any kind whatsoever. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo, City of God xii.2,
42:If everything that is comprehended by knowledge is rendered finite by the comprehension of the knower, then, in some inexpressible way, all infinity is rendered finite to God because it is certainly not incomprehensible to his knowledge. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo, City of God xii.19(18),
43:In general the city of the ungodly is not ruled by God and is not obedient to him in offering sacrifice only to him, and in that city, as a consequence, the soul does not rightly and faithfully rule the body, nor does reason the vices. And so it lacks true justice. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
44:In this cup, therefore, though all things are placed, by virtue of this dew all lose their identity. And therefore this Cup is in the hand of BABALON, the Lady of the City of Pyramids, wherein no one can be distinguished from any other, wherein no one may sit until he has lost his name. ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA, The Cup,
45:When I see the chaste women of respectable families, I see in them the Divine clothed in the robe of a chaste woman; and again, when I see the public women of the city seated on their verandahs in their rajment of immorality and shame, I see also in them the Divine at play after another fashion. ~ Ramakrishna, the Eternal Wisdom
46:Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts... A graphic representation of data abstracted from banks of every computer in the human system. Unthinkable complexity. Lines of light ranged in the nonspace of the mind, clusters and constellations of data. Like city lights, receding... ~ William Gibson,
47:The priestess of Artemis took hold of her almost with the violence of a lover, and whisked her away into a languid ecstasy of reverie. She communicated her own enthusiasm to the girl, and kept her mind occupied with dreams, faery-fervid, of uncharted seas of glory on which her galleon might sail, undiscovered countries of spice and sweetness, Eldorado and Utopia and the City of God. ~ Aleister Crowley,
48:As thou thyself art a complement of the organism of the city, let thy action likewise he a complement of the life of the city. If each of thy actions has not a relation direct or remote to the common end, it breaks the social life, it no longer allows it to be one, it is factious like the citizen who amid the people separates himself as much as it is in him from the common accord. ~ Marcus Aurelius, the Eternal Wisdom
49:I have strayed like a lost sheep seeking outside me that which was within. I have run about the streets and places of the world, this great city, seeking Thee and I have not found Thee because I sought Thee ill and came not to the place where Thou wert. Thou wert within me and I sought thee without; Thou wert near and I sought thee at a distance, and if I had gone where Thou wert, I should immediately have met Thee. ~ id, the Eternal Wisdom
50:The poet-philosopher or the philosopher-poet, whichever way we may put it, is a new formation of the human consciousness that is coming upon us. A wide and rationalising (not rationalistic) intelligence deploying and marshalling out a deep intuitive and direct Knowledge that is the pattern of human mind developing in the new age. Bergson's was a harbinger, a definite landmark on the way. Sri Aurobindo's The Life Divine arrives and opens the very portals of the marvellous temple city of a dynamic integral knowledge. ~ Nolini Kanta Gupta, Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, The Philosopher as an Artist and Philosophy as an Art,
51:Hence the strong attraction which magic and science alike have exercised on the human mind; hence the powerful stimulus that both have given to the pursuit of knowledge. They lure the weary enquirer, the footsore seeker, on through the wilderness of disappointment in the present by their endless promises of the future: they take him up to the top of an exceeding high mountain and show him, beyond the dark clouds and rolling mists at his feet, a vision of the celestial city, far off, it may be, but radiant with unearthly splendour, bathed in the light of dreams. ~ James George Frazer, The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion, Volume 1,
52:A year here and he still dreamed of cyberspace, hope fading nightly. All the speed he took, all the turns he'd taken and the corners he'd cut in Night City, and still he'd see the matrix in his sleep, bright lattices of logic unfolding across that colorless void.... The Sprawl was a long strange way home over the Pacific now, and he was no console man, no cyberspace cowboy. Just another hustler, trying to make it through. But the dreams came on in the Japanese night like live wire voodoo and he'd cry for it, cry in his sleep, and wake alone in the dark, curled in his capsule in some coffin hotel, his hands clawed into the bedslab, temper foam bunched between his fingers, trying to reach the console that wasn't there. ~ William Gibson, Neuromancer,
53:Driven by her breath across life's tossing deep,
Through the thunder's roar and through the windless hush,
Through fog and mist where nothing more is seen,
He carries her sealed orders in his breast.
Late will he know, opening the mystic script,
Whether to a blank port in the Unseen
He goes or, armed with her fiat, to discover
A new mind and body in the city of God
And enshrine the Immortal in his glory's house
And make the finite one with Infinity.
Across the salt waste of the endless years
Her ocean winds impel his errant boat,
The cosmic waters plashing as he goes,
A rumour around him and danger and a call.
Always he follows in her force's wake.
He sails through life and death and other life,
He travels on through waking and through sleep. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, 1:4,
54:He found the vast Thought with seven heads that is born of the Truth; he created some fourth world and became universal. . . .
The Sons of Heaven, the Heroes of the Omnipotent, thinking the straight thought, giving voice to the Truth, founded the plane of illumination and conceived the first abode of the Sacrifice. . . . The Master of Wisdom cast down the stone defences and called to the Herds of Light, . . . the herds that stand in the secrecy on the bridge over the Falsehood between two worlds below and one above; desiring Light in the darkness, he brought upward the Ray-Herds and uncovered from the veil the three worlds; he shattered the city that lies hidden in ambush, and cut the three out of the Ocean, and discovered the Dawn and the Sun and the Light and the Word of Light. Rig Veda.2 ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, Out of the Sevenfold Ignorance towards the Sevenfold Knowledge,
55:At first cautiously, later indifferently, at last desperately, I wandered up the stairs and along the pavement of the inextricable palace. (Afterwards I learned that the width and height of the steps were not constant, a fact which made me understand the singular fatigue they produced). 'This palace is a fabrication of the gods,' I thought at the beginning. I explored the uninhabited interiors and corrected myself: ' The gods who built it have died.' I noted its peculiarities and said: 'The gods who built it were mad.' I said it, I know, with an incomprehensible reprobation which was almost remorse, with more intellectual horror than palpable fear...
   ...'This City' (I thought) 'is so horrible that its mere existence and perdurance, though in the midst of a secret desert, contaminates the past and the future and in some way even jeopardizes the stars.~ Jorge Luis Borges, Labyrinths, Selected Stories and Other Writings,
56:The hell I won't talk that way! Peter, an eternity here without her is not an eternity of bliss; it is an eternity of boredom and loneliness and grief. You think this damned gaudy halo means anything to me when I know--yes, you've convinced me!--that my beloved is burning in the Pit? I didn't ask much. Just to be allowed to live with her. I was willing to wash dishes forever if only I could see her smile, hear her voice, touch her hand! She's been shipped on a technicality and you know it! Snobbish, bad-tempered angels get to live here without ever doing one lick to deserve it. But my Marga, who is a real angel if one ever lived, gets turned down and sent to Hell to everlasting torture on a childish twist in the rules. You can tell the Father and His sweet-talking Son and that sneaky Ghost that they can take their gaudy Holy City and shove it! If Margrethe has to be in Hell, that's where I want to be!
   ~ Robert Heinlein, Alexander Hergensheimer in Job: A Comedy of Justice, (1984).,
57:Part 1 - Departure
1. The Call to Adventure ::: This first stage of the mythological journey-which we have designated the "call to adventure"-signifies that destiny has summoned the hero and transferred his spiritual center of grav­ ity from within the pale of his society to a zone unknown. This fateful region of both treasure and danger may be variously represented: as a distant land, a forest, a kingdom underground, beneath the waves, or above the sky, a secret island, lofty mountaintop, or profound dream state; but it is always a place of strangely fluid and polymorphous beings, unimaginable torments, superhuman deeds, and impossible delight. The hero can go forth of his own volition to accomplish the adventure, as did Theseus when he arrived in his father's city, Athens, and heard the horrible history of the Minotaur; or he may be carried or sent abroad by some benign or malignant agent, as was Odysseus, driven about the Mediterranean by the winds of the angered god, Poseidon. The adventure may begin as a mere blunder, as did that of the princess of the fairy tale; or still again, one may be only casually strolling, when some passing phenomenon catches the wandering eye and lures one away from the frequented paths of man. Examples might be multiplied, ad infinitum, from every corner of the world. ~ Joseph Campbell, The Hero with a Thousand Faces,
58:When I was a child of about thirteen, for nearly a year every night as soon as I had gone to bed it seemed to me that I went out of my body and rose straight up above the house, then above the city, very high above. Then I used to see myself clad in a magnificent golden robe, much longer than myself; and as I rose higher, the robe would stretch, spreading out in a circle around me to form a kind of immense roof over the city. Then I would see men, women, children, old men, the sick, the unfortunate coming out from every side; they would gather under the outspread robe, begging for help, telling of their miseries, their suffering, their hardships. In reply, the robe, supple and alive, would extend towards each one of them individually, and as soon as they had touched it, they were comforted or healed, and went back into their bodies happier and stronger than they had come out of them. Nothing seemed more beautiful to me, nothing could make me happier; and all the activities of the day seemed dull and colourless and without any real life, beside this activity of the night which was the true life for me. Often while I was rising up in this way, I used to see at my left an old man, silent and still, who looked at me with kindly affection and encouraged me by his presence. This old man, dressed in a long dark purple robe, was the personification-as I came to know later-of him who is called the Man of Sorrows. ~ The Mother, Prayers And Meditations,
59:But there's a reason. There's a reason. There's a reason for this, there's a reason education sucks, and it's the same reason that it will never, ever, ever be fixed. It's never gonna get any better. Don't look for it. Be happy with what you got. Because the owners of this country don't want that. I'm talking about the real owners now, the real owners, the big wealthy business interests that control things and make all the important decisions. Forget the politicians. The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don't. You have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land. They own and control the corporations. They've long since bought and paid for the senate, the congress, the state houses, the city halls, they got the judges in their back pockets and they own all the big media companies so they control just about all of the news and information you get to hear. They got you by the balls. They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying, lobbying, to get what they want. Well, we know what they want. They want more for themselves and less for everybody else, but I'll tell you what they don't want: They don't want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don't want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. They're not interested in that. That doesn't help them. Thats against their interests. Thats right. They don't want people who are smart enough to sit around a kitchen table to figure out how badly they're getting fucked by a system that threw them overboard 30 fucking years ago. They don't want that. You know what they want? They want obedient workers. Obedient workers. People who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork, and just dumb enough to passively accept all these increasingly shittier jobs with the lower pay, the longer hours, the reduced benefits, the end of overtime and the vanishing pension that disappears the minute you go to collect it, and now they're coming for your Social Security money. They want your retirement money. They want it back so they can give it to their criminal friends on Wall Street, and you know something? They'll get it. They'll get it all from you, sooner or later, 'cause they own this fucking place. It's a big club, and you ain't in it. You and I are not in the big club. And by the way, it's the same big club they use to beat you over the head with all day long when they tell you what to believe. All day long beating you over the head in their media telling you what to believe, what to think and what to buy. The table is tilted folks. The game is rigged, and nobody seems to notice, nobody seems to care. Good honest hard-working people -- white collar, blue collar, it doesn't matter what color shirt you have on -- good honest hard-working people continue -- these are people of modest means -- continue to elect these rich cocksuckers who don't give a fuck about them. They don't give a fuck about you. They don't give a fuck about you. They don't care about you at all -- at all -- at all. And nobody seems to notice, nobody seems to care. That's what the owners count on; the fact that Americans will probably remain willfully ignorant of the big red, white and blue dick that's being jammed up their assholes everyday. Because the owners of this country know the truth: it's called the American Dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it. ~ George Carlin,
60:Reading list (1972 edition)[edit]
1. Homer - Iliad, Odyssey
2. The Old Testament
3. Aeschylus - Tragedies
4. Sophocles - Tragedies
5. Herodotus - Histories
6. Euripides - Tragedies
7. Thucydides - History of the Peloponnesian War
8. Hippocrates - Medical Writings
9. Aristophanes - Comedies
10. Plato - Dialogues
11. Aristotle - Works
12. Epicurus - Letter to Herodotus; Letter to Menoecus
13. Euclid - Elements
14.Archimedes - Works
15. Apollonius of Perga - Conic Sections
16. Cicero - Works
17. Lucretius - On the Nature of Things
18. Virgil - Works
19. Horace - Works
20. Livy - History of Rome
21. Ovid - Works
22. Plutarch - Parallel Lives; Moralia
23. Tacitus - Histories; Annals; Agricola Germania
24. Nicomachus of Gerasa - Introduction to Arithmetic
25. Epictetus - Discourses; Encheiridion
26. Ptolemy - Almagest
27. Lucian - Works
28. Marcus Aurelius - Meditations
29. Galen - On the Natural Faculties
30. The New Testament
31. Plotinus - The Enneads
32. St. Augustine - On the Teacher; Confessions; City of God; On Christian Doctrine
33. The Song of Roland
34. The Nibelungenlied
35. The Saga of Burnt Njal
36. St. Thomas Aquinas - Summa Theologica
37. Dante Alighieri - The Divine Comedy;The New Life; On Monarchy
38. Geoffrey Chaucer - Troilus and Criseyde; The Canterbury Tales
39. Leonardo da Vinci - Notebooks
40. Niccolò Machiavelli - The Prince; Discourses on the First Ten Books of Livy
41. Desiderius Erasmus - The Praise of Folly
42. Nicolaus Copernicus - On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres
43. Thomas More - Utopia
44. Martin Luther - Table Talk; Three Treatises
45. François Rabelais - Gargantua and Pantagruel
46. John Calvin - Institutes of the Christian Religion
47. Michel de Montaigne - Essays
48. William Gilbert - On the Loadstone and Magnetic Bodies
49. Miguel de Cervantes - Don Quixote
50. Edmund Spenser - Prothalamion; The Faerie Queene
51. Francis Bacon - Essays; Advancement of Learning; Novum Organum, New Atlantis
52. William Shakespeare - Poetry and Plays
53. Galileo Galilei - Starry Messenger; Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences
54. Johannes Kepler - Epitome of Copernican Astronomy; Concerning the Harmonies of the World
55. William Harvey - On the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals; On the Circulation of the Blood; On the Generation of Animals
56. Thomas Hobbes - Leviathan
57. René Descartes - Rules for the Direction of the Mind; Discourse on the Method; Geometry; Meditations on First Philosophy
58. John Milton - Works
59. Molière - Comedies
60. Blaise Pascal - The Provincial Letters; Pensees; Scientific Treatises
61. Christiaan Huygens - Treatise on Light
62. Benedict de Spinoza - Ethics
63. John Locke - Letter Concerning Toleration; Of Civil Government; Essay Concerning Human Understanding;Thoughts Concerning Education
64. Jean Baptiste Racine - Tragedies
65. Isaac Newton - Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy; Optics
66. Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz - Discourse on Metaphysics; New Essays Concerning Human Understanding;Monadology
67.Daniel Defoe - Robinson Crusoe
68. Jonathan Swift - A Tale of a Tub; Journal to Stella; Gulliver's Travels; A Modest Proposal
69. William Congreve - The Way of the World
70. George Berkeley - Principles of Human Knowledge
71. Alexander Pope - Essay on Criticism; Rape of the Lock; Essay on Man
72. Charles de Secondat, baron de Montesquieu - Persian Letters; Spirit of Laws
73. Voltaire - Letters on the English; Candide; Philosophical Dictionary
74. Henry Fielding - Joseph Andrews; Tom Jones
75. Samuel Johnson - The Vanity of Human Wishes; Dictionary; Rasselas; The Lives of the Poets
   ~ Mortimer J Adler,
I had a dream, which was not all a dream.
The bright sun was extinguish'd, and the stars
Did wander darkling in the eternal space,
Rayless, and pathless, and the icy earth
Swung blind and blackening in the moonless air;
Morn came and went-and came, and brought no day,
And men forgot their passions in the dread
Of this their desolation; and all hearts
Were chill'd into a selfish prayer for light:
And they did live by watchfires-and the thrones,
The palaces of crowned kings-the huts,
The habitations of all things which dwell,
Were burnt for beacons; cities were consum'd,
And men were gather'd round their blazing homes
To look once more into each other's face;
Happy were those who dwelt within the eye
Of the volcanos, and their mountain-torch:
A fearful hope was all the world contain'd;
Forests were set on fire-but hour by hour
They fell and faded-and the crackling trunks
Extinguish'd with a crash-and all was black.
The brows of men by the despairing light
Wore an unearthly aspect, as by fits
The flashes fell upon them; some lay down
And hid their eyes and wept; and some did rest
Their chins upon their clenched hands, and smil'd;
And others hurried to and fro, and fed
Their funeral piles with fuel, and look'd up
With mad disquietude on the dull sky,
The pall of a past world; and then again
With curses cast them down upon the dust,
And gnash'd their teeth and howl'd: the wild birds shriek'd
And, terrified, did flutter on the ground,
And flap their useless wings; the wildest brutes
Came tame and tremulous; and vipers crawl'd
And twin'd themselves among the multitude,
Hissing, but stingless-they were slain for food.
And War, which for a moment was no more,
Did glut himself again: a meal was bought
With blood, and each sate sullenly apart
Gorging himself in gloom: no love was left;
All earth was but one thought-and that was death
Immediate and inglorious; and the pang
Of famine fed upon all entrails-men
Died, and their bones were tombless as their flesh;
The meagre by the meagre were devour'd,
Even dogs assail'd their masters, all save one,
And he was faithful to a corse, and kept
The birds and beasts and famish'd men at bay,
Till hunger clung them, or the dropping dead
Lur'd their lank jaws; himself sought out no food,
But with a piteous and perpetual moan,
And a quick desolate cry, licking the hand
Which answer'd not with a caress-he died.
The crowd was famish'd by degrees; but two
Of an enormous city did survive,
And they were enemies: they met beside
The dying embers of an altar-place
Where had been heap'd a mass of holy things
For an unholy usage; they rak'd up,
And shivering scrap'd with their cold skeleton hands
The feeble ashes, and their feeble breath
Blew for a little life, and made a flame
Which was a mockery; then they lifted up
Their eyes as it grew lighter, and beheld
Each other's aspects-saw, and shriek'd, and died-
Even of their mutual hideousness they died,
Unknowing who he was upon whose brow
Famine had written Fiend. The world was void,
The populous and the powerful was a lump,
Seasonless, herbless, treeless, manless, lifeless-
A lump of death-a chaos of hard clay.
The rivers, lakes and ocean all stood still,
And nothing stirr'd within their silent depths;
Ships sailorless lay rotting on the sea,
And their masts fell down piecemeal: as they dropp'd
They slept on the abyss without a surge-
The waves were dead; the tides were in their grave,
The moon, their mistress, had expir'd before;
The winds were wither'd in the stagnant air,
And the clouds perish'd; Darkness had no need
Of aid from them-She was the Universe.
~ George Gordon Byron,
62:Death & Fame

When I die

I don't care what happens to my body throw ashes in the air, scatter 'em in East River bury an urn in Elizabeth New Jersey, B'nai Israel Cemetery

But I want a big funeral St. Patrick's Cathedral, St. Mark's Church, the largest synagogue in Manhattan

First, there's family, brother, nephews, spry aged Edith stepmother 96, Aunt Honey from old Newark,

Doctor Joel, cousin Mindy, brother Gene one eyed one ear'd, sister-in-law blonde Connie, five nephews, stepbrothers & sisters their grandchildren, companion Peter Orlovsky, caretakers Rosenthal & Hale, Bill Morgan--

Next, teacher Trungpa Vajracharya's ghost mind, Gelek Rinpoche, there Sakyong Mipham, Dalai Lama alert, chance visiting America, Satchitananda Swami Shivananda, Dehorahava Baba, Karmapa XVI, Dudjom Rinpoche, Katagiri & Suzuki Roshi's phantoms Baker, Whalen, Daido Loorie, Qwong, Frail White-haired Kapleau Roshis, Lama Tarchen --

Then, most important, lovers over half-century Dozens, a hundred, more, older fellows bald & rich young boys met naked recently in bed, crowds surprised to see each other, innumerable, intimate, exchanging memories

"He taught me to meditate, now I'm an old veteran of the thousandday retreat --"

"I played music on subway platforms, I'm straight but loved him he loved me"

"I felt more love from him at 19 than ever from anyone"

"We'd lie under covers gossip, read my poetry, hug & kiss belly to belly arms round each other"

"I'd always get into his bed with underwear on & by morning my skivvies would be on the floor"

"Japanese, always wanted take it up my bum with a master"

"We'd talk all night about Kerouac & Cassady sit Buddhalike then sleep in his captain's bed."

"He seemed to need so much affection, a shame not to make him happy"

"I was lonely never in bed nude with anyone before, he was so gentle my stomach shuddered when he traced his finger along my abdomen nipple to hips-- "

"All I did was lay back eyes closed, he'd bring me to come with mouth & fingers along my waist"

"He gave great head"

So there be gossip from loves of 1948, ghost of Neal Cassady commin-gling with flesh and youthful blood of 1997 and surprise -- "You too? But I thought you were straight!"

"I am but Ginsberg an exception, for some reason he pleased me."

"I forgot whether I was straight gay queer or funny, was myself, tender and affectionate to be kissed on the top of my head, my forehead throat heart & solar plexus, mid-belly. on my prick, tickled with his tongue my behind"

"I loved the way he'd recite 'But at my back allways hear/ time's winged chariot hurrying near,' heads together, eye to eye, on a pillow --"

Among lovers one handsome youth straggling the rear

"I studied his poetry class, 17 year-old kid, ran some errands to his walk-up flat, seduced me didn't want to, made me come, went home, never saw him again never wanted to... "

"He couldn't get it up but loved me," "A clean old man." "He made sure I came first"

This the crowd most surprised proud at ceremonial place of honor--

Then poets & musicians -- college boys' grunge bands -- age-old rock star Beatles, faithful guitar accompanists, gay classical con-ductors, unknown high Jazz music composers, funky trum-peters, bowed bass & french horn black geniuses, folksinger fiddlers with dobro tamborine harmonica mandolin auto-harp pennywhistles & kazoos

Next, artist Italian romantic realists schooled in mystic 60's India, Late fauve Tuscan painter-poets, Classic draftsman Massa-chusets surreal jackanapes with continental wives, poverty sketchbook gesso oil watercolor masters from American provinces

Then highschool teachers, lonely Irish librarians, delicate biblio-philes, sex liberation troops nay armies, ladies of either sex

"I met him dozens of times he never remembered my name I loved him anyway, true artist"

"Nervous breakdown after menopause, his poetry humor saved me from suicide hospitals"

"Charmant, genius with modest manners, washed sink, dishes my studio guest a week in Budapest"

Thousands of readers, "Howl changed my life in Libertyville Illinois"

"I saw him read Montclair State Teachers College decided be a poet-- "

"He turned me on, I started with garage rock sang my songs in Kansas City"

"Kaddish made me weep for myself & father alive in Nevada City"

"Father Death comforted me when my sister died Boston l982"

"I read what he said in a newsmagazine, blew my mind, realized others like me out there"

Deaf & Dumb bards with hand signing quick brilliant gestures

Then Journalists, editors's secretaries, agents, portraitists & photo-graphy aficionados, rock critics, cultured laborors, cultural historians come to witness the historic funeral Super-fans, poetasters, aging Beatnicks & Deadheads, autograph-hunters, distinguished paparazzi, intelligent gawkers

Everyone knew they were part of 'History" except the deceased who never knew exactly what was happening even when I was alive
February 22, 1997
~ Allen Ginsberg,


1:I sell mirrors in the city of the blind. ~ kabir, @wisdomtrove
2:Oh Rome! My country! City of the soul! ~ lord-byron, @wisdomtrove
3:The sewer is the conscience of the city. ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
4:The hard rain nailed the night to the city. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
5:When you clean up a city, you destroy it. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
6:Los Angeles: Seventy-two suburbs in search of a city. ~ dorothy-parker, @wisdomtrove
7:Accursed be the city where the laws would stifle nature's! ~ lord-byron, @wisdomtrove
8:This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are. ~ plato, @wisdomtrove
9:The people should fight for the law as for their city wall. ~ heraclitus, @wisdomtrove
10:America is, and always will be, a shining city on a hill. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
11:Everywhere outside New York City is Bridgeport, Connecticut. ~ fred-allen, @wisdomtrove
12:Virtue cannot dwell with wealth either in a city or in a house. ~ diogenes, @wisdomtrove
13:Washington is a city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
14:No man can be an exile if he remembers that all the world is one city. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
15:Only the highway of useful service leads to the city of happiness. ~ napoleon-hill, @wisdomtrove
16:People ought to fight to keep their law as to defend the city s walls. ~ heraclitus, @wisdomtrove
17:Certainly Manchester is the most wonderful city of modern times! ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
18:The first requisite to happiness is that a man be born in a famous city. ~ euripedes, @wisdomtrove
19:The people must fight on behalf of the law as though for the city wall. ~ heraclitus, @wisdomtrove
20:Great men stand like solitary towers in the city of God. ~ henry-wadsworth-longfellow, @wisdomtrove
21:The city of truth cannot be built on the swampy ground of skepticism. ~ albert-schweitzer, @wisdomtrove
22:It isn't necessary to have relatives in Kansas City in order to be unhappy. ~ groucho-marx, @wisdomtrove
23:He who rules his spirit has won a greater victory than the taking of a city. ~ jesus-christ, @wisdomtrove
24:I've been to every park in every city and not seen a statue to a committee. ~ g-k-chesterton, @wisdomtrove
25:New York is a wonderful city... It is going to be the capital of the world. ~ john-steinbeck, @wisdomtrove
26:Oh, a day in the city-square, there is no such pleasure in life! ~ elizabeth-barrett-browning, @wisdomtrove
27:Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city. ~ george-burns, @wisdomtrove
28:But Paris was a very old city and we were young and nothing was simple there. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
29:Language is a city to the building of which every human being brought a stone. ~ ralph-waldo-emerson, @wisdomtrove
30:It is in the midst of the city that one writes the most inspiring pages about the country. ~ jules-renard, @wisdomtrove
31:This city is dying of rabies. Is the best I can do to wipe random flecks of foam from its lips? ~ alan-moore, @wisdomtrove
32:In a real estate man's eye, the most expensive part of the city is where he has a house to sell ~ will-rogers, @wisdomtrove
33:[Ayres] was our city because we were building it. That's how I felt when I walked around town. ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
34:In Rome you long for the country; in the country oh inconstant! you praise the distant city to the stars ~ horace, @wisdomtrove
35:May every day be a new beginning, and every dawn bring us closer to that shining city upon a hill. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
36:One must obey the man whom the city sets up in power in small things and in justice and in its opposite. ~ sophocles, @wisdomtrove
37:How do you expect to arrive at the end of your own journey if you take the road to another man's city? ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
38:The axis of the earth sticks out visibly through the center of each and every town or city. ~ oliver-wendell-holmes-jr, @wisdomtrove
39:A battering ram can knock down a city wall, but it cannot stop a hole. Different things have different uses. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
40:Who knows if the moon's / a balloon, coming out of a keen city / in the sky - filled with pretty people? ~ e-e-cummings, @wisdomtrove
41:A transition from an author's book to his conversation, is too often like an entrance into a large city. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
42:New York was a city where you could be frozen to death in the midst of a busy street and nobody would notice. ~ bob-dylan, @wisdomtrove
43:That was it! The whole Redwood City philosophy was based on a willingness to try harder than anyone else. ~ malcolm-gladwell, @wisdomtrove
44:The mind of the Renaissance was not a pilgrim mind, but a sedentary city mind, like that of the ancients. ~ george-santayana, @wisdomtrove
45:There is no city in the United States in which I can get a warmer welcome and fewer votes than Columbia, Ohio. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
46:What is found now is found then. If you find nothing now, you will simply end up with an apartment in the City of Death. ~ kabir, @wisdomtrove
47:The rain that fell on the city runs down the dark gutters and empties into the sea without even soaking the ground ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
48:We can meet our destiny, and that destiny to build a land here that will be, for all mankind, a shining city on a hill. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
49:It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls. ~ epicurus, @wisdomtrove
50:It's certainly easy to meditate on top of a mountain, but one should be also able to meditate in the heart of the city. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
51:When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every tenement and every hamlet, from every state and every city. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
52:Against other things it is possible to obtain security, but when it comes to death we human beings all live in an unwalled city. ~ epicurus, @wisdomtrove
53:Human sympathy has its limits, and we were contented to let all their tragic arguments fade with the city lights behind. ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove
54:London has been used as the emblematic English city, but it's far from representative of what life in England is actually about. ~ alan-moore, @wisdomtrove
55:Tim Keller's ministry in New York City is leading a generation of seekers and skeptics toward belief in God. I thank God for him. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
56:The country is the place for children, and if not the country, a city small enough so that one can get out into the country. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
57:Dreadful is the mysterious power of fate; there is no deliverance from it by wealth or by war, by walled city or dark, seabeaten ships. ~ sophocles, @wisdomtrove
58:Rich, poor, Panhandle, Gulf, city, country, Texas is the obsession, the proper study, and the passionate possession of all Texans. ~ john-steinbeck, @wisdomtrove
59:One who surpasses his fellow citizens in virtue is no longer a part of the city. Their law is not for him, since he is a law to himself. ~ aristotle, @wisdomtrove
60:I have been one acquainted with the night. I have walked out in rain - and back in rain. I have outwalked the furthest city light... . ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
61:I have an affection for a great city. I feel safe in the neighborhood of man, and enjoy the sweet security of the streets. ~ henry-wadsworth-longfellow, @wisdomtrove
62:Someone handed me Mexico City Blues in St. Paul [Minnesota] in 1959 and it blew my mind. It was the first poetry that spoke my own language. ~ bob-dylan, @wisdomtrove
63:The great city is that which has the greatest man or woman: if it be a few ragged huts, it is still the greatest city in the whole world. ~ walt-whitman, @wisdomtrove
64:The single most important thing a city can do is provide a community where interesting, smart people want to live with their families. ~ malcolm-gladwell, @wisdomtrove
65:The peace of the celestial city is the perfectly ordered and harmonious enjoyment of God, and of one another in God. (City of God, Book 19) ~ saint-augustine, @wisdomtrove
66:What if, when this fog scatters and flies upward, the whole rotten, slimey city goes with it, rises with the fog and vanishes like smoke. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
67:I am too sick to lay down the sidewalks frighten me the whole damned city frightens me, what I will become what I have become frightens me. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
68:The freedom of the city is not negotiable. We cannot negotiate with those who say, &
69:My special situation was that I was the son and grandson of architects. And so I saw building. We were building the city, and that was exciting. ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
70:Negro leaders sought to negotiate with the city fathers. But the political leaders consistently refused to engage in good-faith negotiation. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
71:Well, good luck in the big city. If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. And if you can’t make it here, welcome to the club. — Robots ~ robin-williams, @wisdomtrove
72:This profusion of eccentricities, this dream in masonry and living rock is not a drop scene in a theatre, but a city in the world of reality. ~ robert-louis-stevenson, @wisdomtrove
73:there was something about that city, though it didn't let me feel guilty that I had no feeling for the things so many others needed. it let me alone. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
74:Incredible amounts of energy are hidden in your brain; enough in a gram of flesh to run the city of Chicago for 2 days. And you say you are tired? ~ paramahansa-yogananda, @wisdomtrove
75:The city is all right. To live in one Is to be civilized, stay up and read Or sing and dance all night and see sunrise By waiting up instead of getting up. ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
76:I believe that George Washington knew the City of Man cannot survive without the City of God; that the Visible City will perish without the Invisible City. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
77:Daughter of Eve from the far land of Spare Oom where eternal summer reigns around the bright city of War Drobe, how would it be if you came and had tea with me? ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
78:I journeyed to London, to the timekept City, Where the River flows, with foreign flotations. There I was told: we have too many churches, And too few chop-houses. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
79:Los Angeles gives one the feeling of the future more strongly than any city I know of. A bad future, too, like something out of Fritz Lang's feeble imagination. ~ henry-miller, @wisdomtrove
80:With our eyes fixed on the future, but recognizing the realities of today, we will achieve our destiny to be as a shining city on a hill for all mankind to see. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
81:To one who has been long in city pent, ’Tis very sweet to look into the fair And open face of heaven, — to breathe a prayer Full in the smile of the blue firmament. ~ john-keats, @wisdomtrove
82:All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year. Not all bits have equal value. ~ carl-sagan, @wisdomtrove
83:I think the Kansas City team is a real top football team, but doesn't compare with the National Football League teams. That's what you want me to say. I said it. ~ vince-lombardi, @wisdomtrove
84:The city seen from the Queensboro Bridge is always the city seen for the first time, in its first wild promise of all the mystery and the beauty in the world. ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove
85:Not only was Thebes built by the music of an Orpheus; but without the music of some inspired Orpheus was no city ever built, no work that man glories in ever done. ~ thomas-carlyle, @wisdomtrove
86:Everything is gratuitous, this garden, this city and myself. When you suddenly realize it, it makes you feel sick and everything begins to drift . . . that's nausea. ~ jean-paul-sartre, @wisdomtrove
87:Only in silence I find myself. Life in the city is so hectic that you lose the right perspective. It's important to know that our biggest resources are in our heart. ~ rabindranath-tagore, @wisdomtrove
88:There is no prosperity, trade, art, city, or great material wealth of any kind, but if you trace it home, you will find it rooted in a thought of some individual man. ~ ralph-waldo-emerson, @wisdomtrove
89:Chicago is known as the Windy City, and Montana is called the Big Sky State, so I think that we should somehow combine the two to create the ultimate kite-flying experience. ~ mitch-hedberg, @wisdomtrove
90:HELPED are those who love the entire cosmos rather than their own tiny country, city, or farm, for to them will be shown the unbroken web of life and the meaning of infinity. ~ alice-walker, @wisdomtrove
91:The air was stifling, but he liked it because it was stifling city air, full of excitingly unpleasant smells, dangerous music, and the distant sound of warring police tribes. ~ douglas-adams, @wisdomtrove
92:Harmony with nature will bring you a happiness known to few city dwellers. In the company of other truth seekers it will be easier for you to meditate and think of God. ~ paramahansa-yogananda, @wisdomtrove
93:Paris: city of encounters, of furtive and painful discoveries. All isms converge there, including the anti-isms, all the revolutionaries too, including the counterrevolutionaries . ~ elie-wiesel, @wisdomtrove
94:There is fear hanging in the air of the sleeping halls, and the air of the streets. Fear walks through the city, fear without name, without shape. All men feel it and none dare speak. ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
95:What we think of as Halloween is really the product of media barons, city mayors, and candy-makers. You know, before the 1920s, Halloween was really a terrible, terrible night. ~ chuck-palahniuk, @wisdomtrove
96:Moral habits, induced by public practices, are far quicker in making their way into men's private lives, than the failings and faults of individuals are in infecting the city at large. ~ plutarch, @wisdomtrove
97:If you live in the city, it is necessary to get out of it on weekends. Then you will realize that most of the thoughts and desires you have are not yours. You will see what is you. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
98:If you want to help people, if you care, go to the cities. The city is where the pain is the greatest - and the cities are a hell of a lot of fun if you like art, movies and plays. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
99:Be a pattern to others, and then all will go well; for as a whole city is affected by the licentious passions and vices of great men, so it is likewise reformed by their moderation. ~ thomas-carlyle, @wisdomtrove
100:Solon being asked, namely, what city was best to live in. That city, he replied, in which those who are not wronged, no less than those who are wronged, exert themselves to punish the wrongdoers. ~ plutarch, @wisdomtrove
101:And then all the host of Rohan burst into song, and they sang as they slew, for the joy of battle was on them, and the sound of their singing that was fair and terrible came even to the City. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
102:City's just a jungle; more games to play Trapped in the heart of it, tryin' to get away I was raised in the country, I been workin' in the town I been in trouble ever since I set my suitcase down ~ bob-dylan, @wisdomtrove
103:And everywhere, infinite options, infinite possibilities. An infinity, and at the same time, zero. We try to scoop it all up in our hands, and what we get is a handful of zero. That's the city ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
104:Everybody in New York City knows there's way more cars than parking spaces. You see cars driving in New York all hours of the night. Its like musical chairs except everybody sat down around 1964. ~ jerry-seinfeld, @wisdomtrove
105:Nothing marks the change from the city to the country so much as the absence of grinding noises. The country is never silent. But its sounds are separate, distinct, and as it were, articulate. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
106:White swan of cities slumbering in thy nest . . . White phantom city, whose untrodden streets Are rivers, and whose pavements are the shifting Shadows of the palaces and strips of sky. ~ henry-wadsworth-longfellow, @wisdomtrove
107:And no matter how serious an environmental problem the automobile poses in today's big city, the horse was dirtier, smelled worse, killed and maimed more people, and congested the streets just as much. ~ peter-drucker, @wisdomtrove
108:I laugh when I hear that the fish in the water is thirsty. You don't grasp the fact that what is most alive of all is inside your own house; and so you walk from one holy city to the next with a confused look! ~ kabir, @wisdomtrove
109:The city was blacked out because bombers might come, so Billy didn't get to see Dresden do one of the most cheerful things a city can do when the sun goes down, which is to wink its lights on one by one. ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
110:After the 9/11 apocalypse happened in New York City, people, particularly New Yorkers, who breathed in the ash, or saw the results of that, have a tendency to keep seeing echoes and having flashbacks to it. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
111:Let it be told to the future world, that in the depth of winter, when nothing but hope and virtue could survive, the city and the country, alarmed at one common danger, came forth to meet and to repulse it. ~ thomas-paine, @wisdomtrove
112:Every city should make the common school so rich, so large, so ample, so beautiful in its endowments, and so fruitful in its results, that a private school will not be able to live under the drip of it. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
113:I saw the destruction of Dresden. I saw the city before and then came out of an air-raid shelter and saw it afterward, and certainly one response was laughter. God knows, that's the soul seeking some relief. ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
114:If a city has a 30% Negro population, then it is logical to assume that Negroes should have at least 30% of the jobs in any particular company, and jobs in all categories rather than only in menial areas. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
115:The most exciting and, by far, the most important part of our Florida project, in fact, the heart of everything well be doing in Disney World, will be our experimental prototype city of tomorrow. We call it EPCOT. ~ walt-disney, @wisdomtrove
116:In the country the darkness of night is friendly and familiar, but in a city, with its blaze of lights, it is unnatural, hostile and menacing. It is like a monstrous vulture that hovers, biding its time. ~ william-somerset-maugham, @wisdomtrove
117:To have come on all this new world of writing, with time to read in a city like Paris where there was a way of living well and working, no matter how poor you were, was like having a great treasure given to you. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
118:Even today the most jaded city dweller can be unexpectedly moved upon encountering a clear night sky studded with thousands of twinkling stars. When it happens to me after all these years it still takes my breath away. ~ carl-sagan, @wisdomtrove
119:There is nothing more hostile to a city that a tyrant, under whom in the first and chiefest place, there are not laws in common, but one man, keeping the law himself to himself, has the sway, and this is no longer equal. ~ euripedes, @wisdomtrove
120:thou who art able to write a book which once in the two centuries or oftener there is a man gifted to do, envy not him whom they name city-builder, and inexpressibly pity him whom they name conqueror or city-burner. ~ thomas-carlyle, @wisdomtrove
121:I'll go to a city, a school, and give a lecture because I can feel someone there. I inwardly see first their is someone there who is waiting. Where they'll show up or not, I don't know. That depneds upon many factors. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
122:Among the noblest in the land - Though man may count himself the least - That man I honor and revere, Who without favor, without fear, In the great city dares to stand, The friend of every friendless beast. ~ henry-wadsworth-longfellow, @wisdomtrove
123:Unfortunately this Electric Monk had developed a fault, and had started to believe all kinds of things, more or less at random. It was even beginning to believe things they'd have difficulty believing in Salt Lake City. ~ douglas-adams, @wisdomtrove
124:But Paris was a very old city and we were young and nothing was simple there, not even poverty, nor sudden money, nor the moonlight, nor right and wrong nor the breathing of someone who lay beside you in the moonlight. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
125:If obedience is not rendered in the homes, we shall never have a whole city, country, principality, or kingdom well governed. For this order in the homes is the first rule; it is the source of all other rule and government. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
126:You know I have been issued a public urination pass by the city because of my condition. Unfortunately, my little brother ran out of the house with it this morning. Him and his friends are probably peeing all over the city. ~ jerry-seinfeld, @wisdomtrove
127:A great city, whose image dwells in the memory of man, is the type of some great idea. Rome represents conquest; Faith hovers over the towers of Jerusalem; and Athens embodies the pre-eminent quality of the antique world, Art. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
128:The City of New York is like an enormous citadel, a modern Carcassonne. Walking between the magnificent skyscrapers one feels the presence on the fringe of a howling, raging mob, a mob with empty bellies, a mob unshaven and in rags. ~ henry-miller, @wisdomtrove
129:I would have things as they were in all the days of my life, and in the days of my longfathers before me: to be the Lord of this City in peace, and leave my chair to a son after me, who would be his own master and no wizard's pupil. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
130:As I like to say to the people in Montgomery: "The tension in this city is not between white people and Negro people. The tension is, at bottom, between justice and injustice, between the forces of light and the forces of darkness. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
131:The place they go towards is a place even less imaginable to us than the city of happiness. I cannot describe it at all. It is possible it does not exist. But they seem to know where they are going, the ones who walk away from Omelas. ~ ursula-k-le-guin, @wisdomtrove
132:Ronda is the place where to go, if you are planning to travel to Spain for a honeymoon or for being with a girlfriend. The whole city and its surroundings are a romantic set. ... Nice promenades, good wine, excellent food, nothing to do. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
133:After the thing went off, after it was a sure thing that America could wipe out a city with just one bomb, a scientist turned to Father and said, &
134:I walk every day, and I look at the mountains and the fields and the small city, and I say: ‘Oh my God, what a blessing.’ Then you realise it’s important to put it in a context beyond this woman, this man, this city, this country, this universe. ~ paulo-coelho, @wisdomtrove
135:We have to have armies! We have to have military power! We have to have police forces, whether it's police in a great city or police in an international scale to keep those madmen from taking over the world and robbing the world of its liberties. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
136:The morrow was a bright September morn; The earth was beautiful as if newborn; There was nameless splendor everywhere, That wild exhilaration in the air, Which makes the passers in the city street Congratulate each other as they meet. ~ henry-wadsworth-longfellow, @wisdomtrove
137:Suffering makes us capable of the full force of the Master of Delight; it makes us capable also to bear the utter play of the Master of Power. Pain is the key that opens the gates of strength; it is the high-road that leads to the city of beatitude. ~ sri-aurobindo, @wisdomtrove
138:Old New York City is a friendly old town From Washington Heights to Harlem on down There's a-mighty many people all millin' all around They'll kick you when you're up and knock you when you're down It's hard times in the city Livin' down in New York town ~ bob-dylan, @wisdomtrove
139:They may be smarter than you. They may have more money than you. They may come from a different city or a better family. But they can NEVER outwork you. And they can NEVER outprepare you. And they just can't outpractice you. And that's why you'll win. ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
140:Peaceful circulation has been interupted by barbed wire and concrete blocks. For a city or a people to be truly free, they must have the secure right, without economic, political or police pressure, to make their own choices and live their own lives. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
141:There are apartments in the soul which have a glorious outlook; from whose windows you can see across the river of death, and into the shining city beyond; but how often are these neglected for the lower ones, which have earthward-looking windows. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
142:I dug it, New York City, all-the streets and the snows and the starving and the five-flight walkups and sleeping in rooms with ten people. I dug the trains and the shadows, the way I dug ore mines and coal mines. I just jumped right to the bottom of New York. ~ bob-dylan, @wisdomtrove
143:If we traverse the world, it is possible to find cities without walls, without letters, without kings, without wealth, without coin, without schools and theatres; but a city without a temple, or that practiseth not worship, prayer, and the like, no one ever saw. ~ plutarch, @wisdomtrove
144:We cannot afford merely to sit down and deplore the evils of city life as inevitable, when cities are constantly growing, both absolutely and relatively. We must set ourselves vigorously about the task of improving them; and this task is now well begun. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
145:Cities are like gentlemen, they are born, not made. You are either a city, or you are not, size has nothing to do with it.  I bet San Francisco was a city from the very first time it had a dozen settlers.  New York is "Yokel", but San Francisco is "City at Heart". ~ will-rogers, @wisdomtrove
146:To dislocate the functioning of a city without destroying it can be more effective than a riot because it can be longer-lasting, costly to the society but not wantonly destructive, moreover, it is more difficult for Government to quell it by superior force. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
147:Creation destroys as it goes, throws down one tree for the rise of another. But ideal mankind would abolish death, multiply itself million upon million, rear up city upon city, save every parasite alive, until the accumulation of mere existence is swollen to a horror. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
148:I felt as if I was the only person awake in a city of sleepwalkers. That's an illusion, of course. When you walk through a crowd of strangers it's next door to impossible not to imagine that they're all waxworks, but probably they're thinking just the same about you. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
149:Let's start affecting our whole city, and maybe we can affect the whole nation, the whole world. I'd like to affect it with the fact that God is a good God and He's on your side and He's got a good plan for you and when you put your hand in His, great things can happen. ~ joel-osteen, @wisdomtrove
150:Take a moment to reflect upon the existence of the musical The Book of Mormon. Now imagine the security precautions that would be required to stage a similar production about Islam. The project is unimaginable—not only in Beirut, Baghdad, or Jerusalem, but in New York City. ~ sam-harris, @wisdomtrove
151:Why should there be hunger and deprivation in any land, in any city, at any table, when man has the resources and the scientific know-how to provide all mankind with the basic necessities of life? There is no deficit in human resources. The deficit is in human will. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
152:The tourism industry does not sell flight tickets and hotel bedrooms. It sells experiences. Paris is not a city, nor India a country – they are both experiences, the consumption of which is supposed to widen our horizons, fulfil our human potential, and make us happier. ~ yuval-noah-harari, @wisdomtrove
153:I always give all the glory to God, but I do not forget that He gave me the privilege of ministering from the first to a praying people. We had prayer meetings that moved our very souls, each one appeared determined to storm the Celestial City by the might of intercession. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
154:Cut off as I am, it is inevitable that I should sometimes feel like a shadow walking in a shadowy world. When this happens I ask to be taken to New York City. Always I return home weary but I have the comforting certainty that mankind is real flesh and I myself am not a dream. ~ hellen-keller, @wisdomtrove
155:It ought to be remembered by all [that] the Games more than 2,000 years ago started as a means of bringing peace between the Greek city-states. And in those days, even if a war was going on, they called off the war in order to hold the Games. I wish we were still as civilized. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
156:Some hells present an appearance like the ruins of houses and cities after conflagrations, in which infernal spirits dwell and hide themselves. In the milder hells there is an appearance of rude huts, in some cases contiguous in the form of a city with lanes and streets.” ~ emanuel-swedenborg, @wisdomtrove
157:In the great city of San Francisco, where I used to live, at 2 in the morning every other Victorian house has somebody who is writing the great American novel. And the city is not loaded with James Joyces or Virginia Woolfs. But entrepreneurship is about distorted views of reality. ~ tom-peters, @wisdomtrove
158:Learn how to grow out of yourself and into the world of others: Plant a shade tree under which you know you will never sit. Set some goals that may benefit your children or an orphanage or the employees of your company or future generations or your own city, fifty years from now. ~ denis-waitley, @wisdomtrove
159:One voice can change a room, and if one voice can change a room, then it can change a city, and if it can change a city, it can change a state, and if it change a state, it can change a nation, and if it can change a nation, it can change the world. Your voice can change the world. ~ barack-obama, @wisdomtrove
160:Large numbers of strangers can cooperate successfully by believing in common myths. Any large-scale human cooperation – whether a modern state, a medieval church, an ancient city or an archaic tribe – is rooted in common myths that exist only in people’s collective imagination. ~ yuval-noah-harari, @wisdomtrove
161:There is more beauty in truth, even if it is a dreadful beauty. The storytellers at the city gate twist life so that it looks sweet to the lazy and the stupid and the weak, and this only strengthens their infirmities and teaches nothing, cures nothing, nor does it let the heart soar. ~ john-steinbeck, @wisdomtrove
162:A troubled and afflicted mankind looks to us, pleading for us to keep our rendezvous with destiny; that we will uphold the principles of self-reliance, self-discipline, morality, and - above all - responsible liberty for every individual that we will become that shining city on a hill. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
163:Daily there have to be many troubles and trials in every house, city, and country. No station in life is free of suffering and pain, both from your own, like your wife or children or household help or subjects, and from the outside, from your neighbors and all sorts of accidental trouble. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
164:New York is an ugly city, a dirty city. Its climate is a scandal, its politics are used to frighten children, its traffic is madness, its competition is murderous. But there is one thing about it - once you have lived in New York and it has become your home, no place else is good enough. ~ john-steinbeck, @wisdomtrove
165:We need to pledge ourselves anew to the cause of Christ. We must capture the spirit of the early church. Wherever the early Christians went, they made a triumphant witness for Christ. Whether on the village streets or in the city jails, they daringly proclaimed the good news of the gospel. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
166:If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore; and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God which had been shown! But every night come out these envoys of beauty, and light the universe with their admonishing smile.   ~ ralph-waldo-emerson, @wisdomtrove
167:The sun,&
168:I would not hesitate to say that it is unfortunate that so-called demonstrations are taking place in Birmingham at this time, but I would say in more emphatic terms that it is even more unfortunate that the white power structure of this city left the Negro community with no other alternative. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
169:I was always fond of visiting new scenes, and observing strange characters and manners. Even when a mere child I began my travels, and made many tours of discovery into foreign parts and unknown regions of my native city, to the frequent alarm of my parents, and the emolument of the town-crier. ~ washington-irving, @wisdomtrove
170:Yet high over the city our line of yellow windows must have contributed their share of human secrecy to the casual watcher in the darkening streets, and I was him too, looking up and wondering. I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life. ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove
171:In these days of intellectual awakening and steadily asserting public opinion, the holy places of the Hindus, their condition, and method of work have not escaped tile keen eye of criticism; and this city, being the holy of holies to all Hindus, has not failed to attract its full share of censure. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
172:It has come to the time where the most dangerous place to be in America is not the inner city, where gangs threaten innocent lives, or in angry prisons, where only the fit survive, but in the womb of a mother who is being told that if she doesn't really want the baby, an abortion is the solution. ~ charles-r-swindoll, @wisdomtrove
173:The photographer is an armed version of the solitary walker reconnoitering, stalking, cruising the urban inferno, the voyeuristic stroller who discovers the city as a landscape of voluptuous extremes. Adept of the joys of watching, connoisseur of empathy, the flâneur finds the world &
174:The city is loveliest when the sweet death racket begins. Her own life lived in defiance of nature, her electricity, her frigidaires, her soundproof walls, the glint of lacquered nails, the plumes that wave across the corrugated sky. Here in the coffin depths grow the everlasting flowers sent by telegraph. ~ henry-miller, @wisdomtrove
175:The water of the fountain ran, the swift river ran, the day ran into evening, so much life in the city ran into death according to rule, time and tide waited for no man, the rats were sleeping close together in their dark holes again, the Fancy Ball was lighted up at supper, all things ran their course. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
176:In speaking to you men of the greatest city of the West, men of the state which gave to the country Lincoln and Grant, men who preeminently and distinctly embody all that is most American in the American character, I wish to preach not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
177:I see a beautiful city and a brilliant people rising from this abyss, and, in their struggles to be truly free, in their triumphs and defeats, through long years to come, I see the evil of this time and of the previous time of which this is the natural birth, gradually making expiation for itself and wearing out. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
178:First, what does truth require? It requires us to face the facts as they are, not to involve ourselves in self-deception; to refuse to think merely in slogans. If we are to work for the future of the city, let us deal with the realities as they actually are, not as they might have been, and not as we wish they were. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
179:Once I knew the City very well, spent my attic days there, while others were being a lost generation in Paris, I fledged in San Francisco, climbed its hills. slept in its parks, worked on its docks, marched and shouted in its revolts~ It had been to me in the days of my poverty and it did not resent my temporary solvency. ~ john-steinbeck, @wisdomtrove
180:When the Stranger says: "What is the meaning of this city? Do you huddle close together because you love each other?" What will you answer? "We all dwell together To make money from each other"? or "This is a community"? Oh my soul, be prepared for the coming of the Stranger. Be prepared for him who knows how to ask questions. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
181:We may sing, &
182:I confess that I have not cleared a path through all seven hundred pages, I confess to having examined only bits and pieces, and yet I know what it is, with that bold and legitimate certainty with which we assert our knowledge of a city, without ever having been rewarded with the intimacy of all the many streets it includes. ~ jorge-luis-borges, @wisdomtrove
183:I might refer at once, if necessary, to a hundred well authenticated instances. One of very remarkable character, and of which the circumstances may be fresh in the memory of some of my readers, occurred, not very long ago, in the neighboring city of Baltimore, where it occasioned a painful, intense, and widely extended excitement. ~ edgar-allan-poe, @wisdomtrove
184:The city grows like a cancer; I must grow like a sun. The city eats deeper and deeper into the red; it is an insatiable white louse which must die eventually of inanition. I am going to starve the white louse which is eating me up. I am going to die as a city in order to become again a man. Therefore I close my ears, my eyes, my mouth. ~ henry-miller, @wisdomtrove
185:All our work in the field, in the garden, in the city, in the home, in struggle, in government-to what does it all amount before God except child's play, by means of which God is pleased to give his gifts in the field, at home, and everywhere? These are the masks of our Lord God, behind which he wants to be hidden and to do all things. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
186:Sometimes the table was graced with immense apple-pies, or saucers full of preserved peaches and pears; but it was always sure to boast an enormous dish of balls of sweetened dough, fried in hog's fat, and called doughnuts, or olykoeks - a delicious kind of cake, at present scarce known in this city, except in genuine Dutch families. ~ washington-irving, @wisdomtrove
187:First, what does truth require? It requires us to face the facts as they are, not to involve ourselves in self-deception; to refuse to think merely in slogans. If we are to work for the future of the city, let us deal with the realities as they actually are, not as they might have been, and not as we wish they were. [... ] The truth doesn't die. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
188:To be used of God. Is there anything more encouraging, more fulfilling? Perhaps not, but there is something more basic: to meet with God. To linger in His presence, to shut out the noise of the city and, in quietness, give Him the praise He deserves. Before we engage ourselves in His work, let's meet Him in His Word... in prayer... in worship. ~ charles-r-swindoll, @wisdomtrove
189:What Art was to the ancient world, Science is to the modern: the distinctive faculty. In the minds of men the useful has succeeded to the beautiful. Instead of the city of the Violet Crown, a Lancashire village has expanded into a mighty region of factories and warehouses. Yet, rightly understood, Manchester is as great a human exploit; as Athens. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
190:I do not live happily or comfortably With the cleverness of our times. The talk is all about computers, The news is all about bombs and blood. This morning, in the fresh field, I came upon a hidden nest. It held four warm, speckled eggs. I touched them. Then went away softly, Having felt something more wonderful Than all the electricity of New York City. ~ mary-oliver, @wisdomtrove
191:There was no wind; there was no passing shadow on the deep shade of the night; there was no noise. The city lay behind him, lighted here and there, and starry worlds were hidden by the masonry of spire and roof that hardly made out any shapes against the sky. Dark and lonely distance lay around him everywhere, and the clocks were faintly striking two. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
192:I have walked with people whose eyes are full of light but who see nothing in sea or sky, nothing in city streets, nothing in books. It were far better to sail forever in the night of blindness with sense, and feeling, and mind, than to be content with the mere act of seeing. The only lightless dark is the night of darkness in ignorance and insensibility. ~ hellen-keller, @wisdomtrove
193:There was the murdered corpse, in covert laid, And violent death in thousand shapes displayed; The city to the soldier's rage resigned; Successless wars, and poverty behind; Ships burnt in fight, or forced on rocky shores, And the rash hunter strangled by the boars; The newborn babe by nurses overlaid; And the cook caught within the raging fire he made. ~ geoffrey-chaucer, @wisdomtrove
194:Each of us is free to move our consciousness through that infinite pattern of possibilities as we please. If we're filled with fears, or if we trust the fears of others, we'll choose a path in which our city falls into the sea, or a path in which a third world war vaporizes us, or whatever other disaster is most thrilling or horrifying or fascinating for us. ~ richard-bach, @wisdomtrove
195:A moment, and its glory was no more. The sun went down beneath the long dark lines of hill and cloud which piled up in the west an airy city, wall heaped on wall, and battlement on battlement; the light was all withdrawn; the shining church turned cold and dark; the stream forgot to smile; the birds were silent; and the gloom of winter dwelt on everything. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
196:The human race had always disgusted me. essentially, what made them disgusting was the family-relationship illness, which included marriage, exchange of power and aid, which neighborhood, your district, your city, your county, your state, your nation-everybody grabbing each other's assholes in the Honeycomb of survival out of a fear-animalistic stupidity. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
197:The bright, frosty day declined as they walked and spoke together. The sun dipped in the river far behind them, and the old city lay red before them, as their walk drew to a close. The moaning water cast its seaweed duskily at their feet, when they turned to leave its margin; and the rooks hovered above them with hoarse cries, darker splashes in the darkening air. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
198:Let the Negro march. Let him make pilgrimages to city hall. Let him go on freedom rides. And above all, make an effort to understand why he must do this. For if his frustration and despair are allowed to continue piling up, millions of Negroes will seek solace and security in black-nationalist ideologies. And this, inevitably, would lead to a frightening racial nightmare. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
199:Fog everywhere. Fog up the river where it flows among green airs and meadows; fog down the river, where it rolls defiled among the tiers of shipping, and the waterside pollutions of a great (and dirty) city... . Chance people on the bridges peeping over the parapets into a nether sky of fog, with fog all round them, as if they were up in a balloon and hanging in the misty clouds. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
200:It is safe to say that almost every person living in New Orleans at the moment Hurricane Katrina struck shared your belief in an omnipotent, omniscient, and compassionate God. But what was God doing while Katrina laid waste to their city? Surely He heard the prayers of those elderly men and women who fled the rising waters for the safety of their attics, only to be slowly drowned there. ~ sam-harris, @wisdomtrove
201:I wander though China. Without ever having boarded a plane. My travels take place here in the Tokoyo subways, in the backseat of a taxi... all of a sudden this city will start to go. In a flash, the buildings will crumble. Over the Tokyo streets will fall my China, like ash, leaching into everything it touches. Slowly, gradually, until nothing remains. No, this isn't a place for me. ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
202:I never heard weeping like that before or after; not from a child, nor a man wounded in the palm, nor a tortured man, nor a girl dragged off to slavery from a taken city. If you heard the woman you most hate in the world weep so, you would go to comfort her. You would fight your way through fire and spears to reach her. And I knew who wept, and what had been done to her, and who had done it. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
203:New York! The white prisons, the sidewalks swarming with maggots, the breadlines, the opium joints that are built like palaces, the kikes that are there, the lepers, the thugs, and above all, the ennui, the monotony of faces, streets, legs, houses, skyscrapers, meals, posters, jobs, crimes, loves... A whole city erected over a hollow pit of nothingness. Meaningless. Absolute meaningless. ~ henry-miller, @wisdomtrove
204:I see a beautiful city and a brilliant people rising from this abyss. I see the lives for which I lay down my life, peaceful, useful, prosperous and happy. I see that I hold a sanctuary in their hearts, and in the hearts of their descendants, generations hence. It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
205:Begin this moment, wherever you find yourself, and take no thought of the morrow. Look not to Russia, China, India, not to Washington, not to the adjoining county, city or state, but to your immediate surroundings. Forget Buddha, Jesus, Mohammed and all the others. Do your part to the best of your ability, regardless of the consequences. Above all, do not wait for the next man to follow suit. ~ henry-miller, @wisdomtrove
206:Over the great bridge, with the sunlight through the girders making a constant flicker upon the moving cars, with the city rising up across the river in white heaps and sugar lumps all built with a wish out of non-olfactory money. The city seen from the Queensboro Bridge is always the city seen for the first time, in its first wild promise of all the mystery and the beauty in the world. ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove
207:The conditions of city life may be made healthy, so far as the physical constitution is concerned; but there is connected with the business of the city so much competition, so much rivalry, so much necessity for industry, that I think it is a perpetual, chronic, wholesale violation of natural law. There are ten men that can succeed in the country, where there is one that can succeed in the city. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
208:A mob is usually a creature of very mysterious existence, particularly in a large city. Where it comes from, or whither it goes, few men can tell. Assembling and dispersing with equal suddenness, it is as difficult to follow to its various sources as the sea itself; nor does the parallel stop here, for the ocean is not more fickle and uncertain, more terrible when roused, more unreasonable or more cruel. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
209:The Chicago City News Bureau was a tripwire for all the newspapers in town when I was there, and there were five papers, I think. We were out all the time around the clock and every time we came across a really juicy murder or scandal or whatever, they'd send the big time reporters and photographers, otherwise they'd run our stories. So that's what I was doing, and I was going to university at the same time. ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
210:By late accounts from Rotterdam, that city seems to be in a high state of philosophical excitement. Indeed, phenomena have there occurred of a nature so completely unexpected&
211:I have just been to a city in the West, a city full of poets, a city they have made safe for poets. The whole city is so lovely that you do not have to write it up to make it poetry; it is ready-made for you. But, I don't know - the poetry written in that city might not seem like poetry if read outside of the city. It would be like the jokes made when you were drunk; you have to get drunk again to appreciate them. ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
212:This London City, with all of its houses, palaces, steam-engines, cathedrals, and huge immeasurable traffic an tumult, what is it but a Thought, but millions of Thoughts made into One-a huge immeasurable Spirit of a Thought, embodied in brick, in iron, smoke, dust, Palaces, Parliaments, Hackney Coaches, Katherine Docks, and the rest of it! Not a brick was made but some man had to think of the making of that brick. ~ thomas-carlyle, @wisdomtrove
213:And when this happens, when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual: Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last! ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
214:it is a surprising thing that the largest city in the world should have a population as gentle and pleasant and intimate and considerate and comforting as a little bit of a place where everybody knows everybody and everything, but astonishing or not it is perfectly true and the inhabitants of New York are just like that, and they are like that and this thing is a delightful, natural and gentle and sweet and comforting thing. ~ gertrude-stein, @wisdomtrove
215:And how stands the city on this winter night? More prosperous, more secure, and happier than it was 8 years ago. But more than that: After 200 years, two centuries, she still stands strong and true on the granite ridge, and her glow has held steady no matter what storm. And she's still a beacon, still a magnet for all who must have freedom, for all the pilgrims from all the lost places who are hurtling through the darkness, toward home. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
216:Who knows if the moon's a balloon,coming out of a keen city in the sky&
217:But I still wonder how it was possible, in those graceless years of transition, long ago, that men did not see whither they were going, and went on, in blindness and cowardice, to their fate. I wonder, for it is hard for me to conceive how men who knew the word "I," could give it up and not know what they lost. But such has been the story, for I have lived in the City of the damned, and I know what horror men permitted to be brought upon them. ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
218:And as I sat there brooding on the old, unknown world, I thought of Gatsby’s wonder when he first picked out the green light at the end of Daisy’s dock. He had come a long way to this blue lawn, and his dream must have seemed so close that he could hardly fail to grasp it. He did not know that it was already behind him, somewhere back in that vast obscurity beyond the city, where the dark fields of the republic rolled on under the night. ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove
219:The past&
220:I believe in books. And when our people [coughing] - our people of Jerusalem, let's say after the Romans destroyed the temple and the city, all we took is a little book, that's all. Not treasures, we had no treasures. They were ransacked, taken away. But the book - the little book - and this book produced more books, thousands, hundreds of thousands of books, and in the book we found our memory, and our attachment to that memory is what kept us alive. ~ elie-wiesel, @wisdomtrove
221:In this way we are reaffirming the transcendence of religious faith in America's heritage and future. From this day forward, the millions of our schoolchildren will daily proclaim in every city and town, every village and every rural schoolhouse, the dedication of our nation and our people to the Almighty. In this way we shall constantly strengthen those spiritual weapons which forever will be our country's most powerful resource in peace and war. ~ dwight-eisenhower, @wisdomtrove
222:Human beings need community. If there are no communities available for constructive ends, there will be destructive, murderous communities... Only the social sector, that is, the nongovernmental, nonprofit organization, can create what we now need, communities for citizens... What the dawning 21st century needs above all is equally explosive growth of the nonprofit social sector in building communities in the newly dominant social environment, the city. ~ peter-drucker, @wisdomtrove
223:A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. A solemn consideration, when I enter a great city by night, that every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret; that every room in every one of them encloses its own secret; that every beating heart in the hundreds of thousands of breasts there, is, in some of its imaginings, a secret to the heart nearest it! ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
224:All that was neither a city, nor a church, nor a river, nor color, nor light, nor shadow: it was reverie. For a long time, I remained motionless, letting myself be penetrated gently by this unspeakable ensemble, by the serenity of the sky and the melancholy of the moment. I do not know what was going on in my mind, and I could not express it; it was one of those ineffable moments when one feels something in himself which is going to sleep and something which is awakening. ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
225:For men and women are not only themselves; they are also the region in which they are born, the city apartment or farm in which they learnt to walk, the games they played as children, the old wives tales they overheard, the food they ate, the schools they attended, the sports they followed, the poets they read, and the God they believed in. It is all these things that have made them what they are, and these are the things that you can't come to know by hearsay. ~ william-somerset-maugham, @wisdomtrove
226:It is not humility to insist on being someone that you are not. It is as much as saying that you know better than God who you are and who you ought to be. How do you expect to arrive at the end of your own journey if you take the road to another man's city? How do you expect to reach your own perfection by leading somebody else's life? His sanctity will never be yours; you must have the humility to work out your own salvation in a darkness where you are absolutely alone... ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
227:So I went to New York City to be born again. It was and remains easy for most Americans to go somewhere else and start anew. I wasn't like my parents. I didn't have any supposedly sacred piece of land or shoals of friends to leave behind. Nowhere has the number zero been of more philisophical value than in the United States... . and when the [train] plunged into a tunnel under New York City, with it's lining of pipes and wires, I was out of the womb and into the birth canal. ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
228:The assumption that everything past is preserved holds good even in mental life only on condition that the organ of the mind has remained intact and that its tissues have not been damaged by trauma or inflammation. But destructive influences which can be compared to causes of illness like these are never lacking in the history of a city, even if it has had a less chequered past than Rome, and even if, like London, it has hardly ever suffered from the visitations of an enemy. ~ sigmund-freud, @wisdomtrove
229:I wanted a metamorphosis, a change to fish, to leviathan, to destroyer. I wanted the earth to open up, to swallow everything in one engulfing yawn. I wanted to see the city buried fathoms deep in the bosom of the sea. I wanted to sit in a cave and read by candlelight. I wanted that eye extinguished so that I might have a chance to know my own body, my own desires. I wanted to be alone for a thousand years in order to reflect on what I had seen and heard - and in order to forget. ~ henry-miller, @wisdomtrove
230:I was haunted always by my other life-my drab room in the Bronx, my square foot of the subway, my fixation upon the day's letter from Alabama-would it come and what would it say?-my shabby suits, my poverty, and love. While my friends were launching decently into life I had muscled my inadequate bark into midstream... I was a failure-mediocre at advertising work and unable to get started as a writer. Hating the city, I got roaring, weeping drunk on my last penny and went home. ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove
231:Rome was in the most dangerous inclination to change on account of the unequal distribution of wealth and property, those of highest rank and greatest spirit having impoverished themselves by shows, entertainments, ambition of offices, and sumptuous buildings, and the riches of the city having thus fallen into the hands of mean and low-born persons. So that there wanted but a slight impetus to set all in motion, it being in the power of every daring man to overturn a sickly commonwealth. ~ plutarch, @wisdomtrove
232:Let it be told to the future world, that in the depth of winter, when nothing but hope and virtue could survive, that the city and the country, alarmed at one common danger, came forth to meet and to repulse it. Say not that thousands are gone, turn out your tens of thousands; throw not the burden of the day upon Providence, but "show your faith by your works," that God may bless you. It matters not where you live, or what rank of life you hold, the evil or the blessing will reach you all. ~ thomas-paine, @wisdomtrove
233:thou who art able to write a Book, which once in the two centuries or oftener there is a man gifted to do, envy not him whom they name City-builder, and inexpressibly pity him whom they name Conqueror or City-burner! Thou too art a Conqueror and Victor; but of the true sort, namely over the Devil: thou too hast built what will outlast all marble and metal, and be a wonder-bringing City of the Mind, a Temple and Seminary and Prophetic Mount, whereto all kindreds of the Earth will pilgrim. ~ thomas-carlyle, @wisdomtrove
234:there was something about that city, though it didn't let me feel guilty that I had no feeling for the things so many others needed. it let me alone. sitting up in my bed the lights out, hearing the outside sounds, lifting my cheap bottle of wine, letting the warmth of the grape enter me as I heard the rats moving about the room, I preferred them to humans. being lost, being crazy maybe is not so bad if you can be that way undisturbed. New Orleans gave me that. nobody ever called my name. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
235:We're resolved tonight that young Americans will always see those Potomac lights, that they will always find here a city of hope in a country that's free so that when other generations look back at this conservative era in American politics and our time in power, they'll say of us that we did hold true to that dream of Joseph Winthrop and Joseph Warren, that we did keep faith with our God, that we did act worthy of ourselves, that we did protect and pass on lovingly that shining city on a hill. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
236:Everything in modern city life is calculated to keep man from entering into himself and thinking about spiritual things. Even with the best of intentions a spiritual man finds himself exhausted and deadened and debased by the constant noise of machines and loudspeakers, the dead air and the glaring lights of offices and shops, the everlasting suggestion of advertising and propaganda. The whole mechanism of modern life is geared for a flight from God and from the spirit into the wilderness of neurosis. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
237:How did Homo sapiens manage to cross this critical threshold, eventually founding cities comprising tens of thousands of inhabitants and empires ruling hundreds of millions? The secret was probably the appearance of fiction. Large numbers of strangers can cooperate successfully by believing in common myths. Any large-scale human cooperation – whether a modern state, a medieval church, an ancient city or an archaic tribe – is rooted in common myths that exist only in people’s collective imagination. ~ yuval-noah-harari, @wisdomtrove
238:When the students were asked to identify their race on a pretest questionnaire, that simple act was sufficient to prime them with all the negative stereotypes associated with African Americans and academic achievement. If a white student from a prestigious private high school gets a higher SAT score than a black student from an inner-city school, is it because she’s truly a better student, or is it because to be white and to attend a prestigious high school is to be constantly primed with the idea of smart? ~ malcolm-gladwell, @wisdomtrove
239:Before we invented civilization our ancestors lived mainly in the open out under the sky. Before we devised artificial lights and atmospheric pollution and modern forms of nocturnal entertainment we watched the stars. There were practical calendar reasons of course but there was more to it than that. Even today the most jaded city dweller can be unexpectedly moved upon encountering a clear night sky studded with thousands of twinkling stars. When it happens to me after all these years it still takes my breath away. ~ carl-sagan, @wisdomtrove
240:I am in Birmingham because injustice is here. Just as the eighth century prophets left their little villages and carried their "thus saith the Lord" far beyond the boundaries of their home towns; and just as the Apostle Paul left his little village of Tarsus and carried the gospel of Jesus Christ to practically every hamlet and city of the Graeco-Roman world, I too am compelled to carry the gospel of freedom beyond my particular home town. Like Paul, I must constantly respond to the Macedonian call for aid. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
241:alone with everybody the flesh covers the bone and they put a mind in there and sometimes a soul, and the women break vases against the walls and them men drink too much and nobody finds the one but they keep looking crawling in and out of beds. flesh covers the bone and the flesh searches for more than flesh. there's no chance at all: we are all trapped by a singular fate. nobody ever finds the one. the city dumps fill the junkyards fill the madhouses fill the hospitals fill the graveyards fill nothing else fills. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
242:I've spoken of the shining city all my political life, but I don't know if I ever quite communicated what I saw when I said it. But in my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and heart to get there. That's how I saw it, and see it still. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
243:Puddleglum,' they've said, &
244:Ought a man to be confident that he deserves his good fortune, and think much of himself when he has overcome a nation, or city, or empire; or does fortune give this as an example to the victor also of the uncertainty of human affairs, which never continue in one stay? For what time can there be for us mortals to feel confident, when our victories over others especially compel us to dread fortune, and while we are exulting, the reflection that the fatal day comes now to one, now to another, in regular succession, dashes our joy. ~ plutarch, @wisdomtrove
245:The nation is sick; trouble is in the land, confusion all around... But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough can you see the stars. And I see God working in this period of the twentieth century. Something is happening in our world. The masses of people are rising up. And wherever they are assembled today, whether they are in Johannesburg, South Africa; Nairobi, Kenya; Accra, Ghana; New York City; Atlanta, Georgia; Jackson, Mississippi; or Memphis, Tennessee, the cry is always the same: &
246:Freedom is indivisible, and when one man is enslaved, all are not free. When all are free, then we can look forward to that day when this city will be joined as one and this country and this great Continent of Europe in a peaceful and hopeful globe. When that day finally comes, as it will, the people of West Berlin can take sober satisfaction in the fact that they were in the front lines for almost two decades. All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin, and, therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words Ich bin ein Berliner. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
247:We in this country, in this generation, areby destiny rather than choicethe watchmen on the walls of world freedom. We ask, therefore, that we may be worthy of our power and responsibility, that we may exercise our strength with wisdom and restraint, and that we may achieve in our time and for all time the ancient vision of peace on earth, good will toward men. That must always be our goal, and the righteousness of our cause must always underlie our strength. For as was written long ago: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
248:I was too tired to think. I merely felt the town as a unique unreality. What was it? I knew - the moon's picture of a town. These streets with their houses did not exist, they were but a ludicrous projection of the moon's sumptuous personality. This was a city of Pretend, created by the hypnotism of moonnight. - Yet when I examined the moon she too seemed but a painting of a moon and the sky in which she lived a fragile echo of color. If I blew hard the whole shy mechanism would collapse gently with a neat soundless crash. I must not, or lose all. ~ e-e-cummings, @wisdomtrove
249:I don't go to an office, so I write at home. I like to write in the morning, if possible; that's when my mind is freshest. I might write for a couple of hours, and then I head out to have lunch and read the paper. Then I write for a little bit longer if I can, then probably go to the library or make some phone calls. Every day is a little bit different. I'm not highly routinized, so I spend a lot of time wandering around New York City with my laptop in my bag, wondering where I'm going to end up next. It's a fairly idyllic life for someone who likes writing. ~ malcolm-gladwell, @wisdomtrove
250:Still stands the forest primeval; but far away from its shadow, Side by side, in their nameless graves, the lovers are sleeping.Under the humble walls of the little catholic churchyard,In the heart of the city, they lie, unknown and unnoticed;Daily the tides of life go ebbing and flowing beside them,Thousands of throbbing hearts, where theirs are at rest and forever,Thousands of aching brains, where theirs no longer are busy,Thousands of toiling hands, where theirs have ceased from their labors,Thousands of weary feet, where theirs have completed their journey! ~ henry-wadsworth-longfellow, @wisdomtrove
251:When we are fully mindful of the transience of things - an impending return home from an overseas adventure, a graduation, our child boarding the school bus for the first day of kindergarten, a close colleague changing jobs, a move to a new city - we are more likely to appreciate [be grateful for] and savor the remaining time that we do have. Although bittersweet experiences also make us sad, it is this sadness that prompts us, instead of taking it for granted, to come to appreciate the positive aspects of our vacation, colleague, or hometown; it's &
252:little sun little moon little dog and a little to eat and a little to love and a little to live for in a little room filled with little mice who gnaw and dance and run while I sleep waiting for a little death in the middle of a little morning in a little city in a little state my little mother dead my little father dead in a little cemetery somewhere. I have only a little time to tell you this: watch out for little death when he comes running but like all the billions of little deaths it will finally mean nothing and everything: all your little tears burning like the dove, wasted. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
253:Instead of studying old traditions, emphasis is now placed on new observations and experiments. When present observation collides with past tradition, we give precedence to the observation. Of course, physicists analysing the spectra of distant galaxies, archaeologists analysing the finds from a Bronze Age city, and political scientists studying the emergence of capitalism do not disregard tradition. They start by studying what the wise people of the past have said and written. But from their first year in college, aspiring physicists, archaeologists and political scientists are taught that it is their mission to go beyond what Einstein, Heinrich Schliemann and Max Weber ever knew. ~ yuval-noah-harari, @wisdomtrove
254:People who do not examine themselves are like people with a sickness that closes off their capillaries and therefore corrupts their blood, causing their limbs to go to sleep and atrophy, and resulting in severe chronic diseases because their humors, and therefore the blood that arises from them, are viscous, sticky, irritating, and acidic. People who do examine themselves, however, including the intentions of their will, are like people who are healed from these diseases and regain the vitality they felt when they were young. People who examine themselves in the right way are like ships from Ophir completely filled with gold, silver, and precious stones; before they examined themselves, though, they were like barges loaded down with unclean freight, carting away the filth and excrement from city streets. . . . ~ emanuel-swedenborg, @wisdomtrove
255:I would give the greatest sunset in the world for one sight of New York's skyline. Particularly when one can't see the details. Just the shapes. The shapes and the thought that made them. The sky over New York and the will of man made visible. What other religion do we need? And then people tell me about pilgrimages to some dank pesthole in a jungle where they go to do homage to a crumbling temple, to a leering stone monster with a pot belly, created by some leprous savage. Is it beauty and genius they want to see? Do they seek a sense of the sublime? Let them come to New York, stand on the shore of the Hudson, look and kneel. When I see the city from my window - no, I don't feel how small I am - but I feel that if a war came to threaten this, I would throw myself into space, over the city, and protect these buildings with my body. ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
256:Forget the politicians. The politicians are put there to give you the idea you have freedom of choice. You don't. You have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land, they own and control the corporations that've long since bought and paid for, the senate, the congress, the state houses, the city halls, they got the judges in their back pocket, and they own all the big media companies so they control just about all of the news and the information you get to hear. They got you by the balls. They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying to get what they want. Well, we know what they want. They want more for themselves and less for everybody else. But I'll tell you what they don't want. They don't want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don't want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. They're not interested in that. That doesn't help them. ~ george-carlin, @wisdomtrove
257:How did Homo sapiens manage to cross this critical threshold, eventually founding cities comprising tens of thousands of inhabitants and empires ruling hundreds of millions? The secret was probably the appearance of fiction. Large numbers of strangers can cooperate successfully by believing in common myths. Any large-scale human cooperation – whether a modern state, a medieval church, an ancient city or an archaic tribe – is rooted in common myths that exist only in people’s collective imagination. Churches are rooted in common religious myths. Two Catholics who have never met can nevertheless go together on crusade or pool funds to build a hospital because they both believe that God was incarnated in human flesh and allowed Himself to be crucified to redeem our sins. States are rooted in common national myths. Two Serbs who have never met might risk their lives to save one another because both believe in the existence of the Serbian nation, the Serbian homeland and the Serbian flag. Judicial systems are rooted in common legal myths. Two lawyers who have never met can nevertheless combine efforts to defend a complete stranger because they both believe in the existence of laws, justice, human rights – and the money paid out in fees. ~ yuval-noah-harari, @wisdomtrove
258:Today Hindu revivalists, pious Muslims, Japanese nationalists and Chinese communists may declare their adherence to very different values and goals, but they have all come to believe that economic growth is the key to realising their disparate goals. Thus in 2014 the devout Hindu Narendra Modi was elected prime minister of India thanks largely to his success in boosting economic growth in his home state of Gujarat, and to the widely held view that only he could reinvigorate the sluggish national economy. Analogous views have kept the Islamist Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in power in Turkey since 2003. The name of his party – the Justice and Development Party – highlights its commitment to economic development, and the Erdoğan government has indeed managed to maintain impressive growth rates for more than a decade. Japan’s prime minister, the nationalist Shinzō Abe, came to office in 2012 pledging to jolt the Japanese economy out of two decades of stagnation. His aggressive and somewhat unusual measures to achieve this have been nicknamed Abenomics. Meanwhile in neighbouring China the Communist Party still pays lip service to traditional Marxist–Leninist ideals, but in practice is guided by Deng Xiaoping’s famous maxims that ‘development is the only hard truth’ and that ‘it doesn’t matter if a cat is black or white, so long as it catches mice’. Which means, in plain language: do whatever it takes to promote economic growth, even if Marx and Lenin wouldn’t have been happy with it. In Singapore, as befits that no-nonsense city-state, they pursue this line of thinking even further, and peg ministerial salaries to the national GDP. When the Singaporean economy grows, government ministers get a raise, as if that is what their jobs are all about. ~ yuval-noah-harari, @wisdomtrove

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1:mayor of Dead City. ~ James Ponti,
2:Every city is a war. ~ Sam J Miller,
3:L.A. is my American city. ~ Tom Ford,
4:That’s the city of Oops. ~ L R W Lee,
5:To Toronto City Council: ~ Geddy Lee,
6:Minnesota's a great city. ~ Ray Allen,
7:Night falling on the city ~ David Gray,
8:A city built upon mud; ~ Louis MacNeice,
9:I see a city in the desert lies ~ Sting,
10:Not I, but the city teaches. ~ Socrates,
11:one city too strong for us; ~ Anonymous,
12:It's a holy city for music. ~ Hugh Laurie,
13:Blame the city I'm a product of it ~ Drake,
14:a poem is a city burning ~ Charles Bukowski,
15:Berlin is my favourite city. ~ Logan Lerman,
16:I love this city [Tel Aviv]! ~ Missy Elliot,
17:I've always lived in a city. ~ Ana Gasteyer,
18:Nature is a petrified magic city. ~ Novalis,
19:Yet, when the city sleeps; ~ Lionel Johnson,
20:City wits, country humorists. ~ Mason Cooley,
21:A city of harelipped ghosts ~ Khaled Hosseini,
22:Every city is a living body. ~ Saint Augustine,
23:Libraries are the pride of the city. ~ Amy Tan,
24:None destroys a city like Queek ~ David Guymer,
25:The City that knows how. ~ William Howard Taft,
26:The cool, grey city of love. ~ George Sterling,
27:The people are the city. ~ William Shakespeare,
28:The whole city is my missing her. ~ Max Porter,
29:day until all the bread in the city ~ Anonymous,
30:Fighting men are the city's fortress. ~ Alcaeus,
31:I was raised in the city, shitty ~ Tupac Shakur,
32:My city love me like Mac Dre in the Bay ~ Drake,
33:New York is the last true city. ~ Toni Morrison,
34:A lamb in a city of wolves. ~ Karen Marie Moning,
35:Hue had become a city of the dead. ~ Mark Bowden,
36:I sell mirrors in the city of the blind. ~ Kabir,
37:Let me tell you, first, of a city. ~ N K Jemisin,
38:that underlay the city of Chicago. ~ Jim Butcher,
39:I sell mirrors in the city of the blind. ~ Kabir,
40:It’s an eternal city, like Rome. ~ O Neil de Noux,
41:London; a nation, not a city. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
42:New York is my favorite city. ~ Walter Dean Myers,
43:City of memories, city of mirrors. ~ Justin Cronin,
44:City of Thieves by David Benioff ~ Timothy Ferriss,
45:Eyes mark the shape of the city. ~ Haruki Murakami,
46:New York City is my playground. ~ Bethenny Frankel,
47:I came to this city to escape. ~ Jeanette Winterson,
48:No work of art can compare to a city. ~ Woody Allen,
49:Oh Rome! My country! City of the soul! ~ Lord Byron,
50:The city that has speed has success. ~ Le Corbusier,
51:This is the city of disguises. ~ Jeanette Winterson,
52:We’ll have to go down into Dead City. ~ James Ponti,
53:A City that parlies is half gotten. ~ George Herbert,
54:Atlanta is an incredibly cool city. ~ Andrew Lincoln,
55:Every city began as a campsite - pg. 25 ~ Chris Ware,
56:I am the way into the city of woe. ~ Dante Alighieri,
57:Los Angeles can be a really sad city. ~ Adam Lambert,
58:New York is the only real city-city. ~ Truman Capote,
59:New York is truly a city of baked goods. ~ Jenny Han,
60:Some nights, we were a city of two. ~ Jerry Spinelli,
61:The city is all right. To live in one ~ Robert Frost,
62:Can an entire city be haunted? Haunted ~ Stephen King,
63:I like doing business in a black city. ~ Yaphet Kotto,
64:Don't let the wicked city get you down. ~ Sylvia Plath,
65:I love driving in the city at night. ~ Waris Ahluwalia,
66:I think of New York City lost in stars ~ Gregory Corso,
67:Red sky at night, the city's alight. ~ Terry Pratchett,
68:The city drowned in memories. ~ Gabriel Garc a M rquez,
69:the city,” he said diplomatically. ~ Victoria Thompson,
70:The city is a device for measuring time. ~ Don DeLillo,
71:The mythic city of al-Qahira. Cairo. ~ Franck Thilliez,
72:The sewer is the conscience of the city. ~ Victor Hugo,
73:What is the city but the people? ~ William Shakespeare,
74:Cleveland, city of light! City of magic! ~ Randy Newman,
75:Hell is a city much like London. ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley,
76:I don't like Moscow. It's not my city. ~ Oleg Deripaska,
77:I love New York City; I've got a gun. ~ Charles Barkley,
78:I'm a staple in my city, you can never ruin me. ~ Drake,
79:Paris isn't a city, it's a world. ~ Francis I of France,
80:Emperor, city, you, boot. Got it, sir. ~ Lindsay Buroker,
81:I had a good friend in New York City. ~ Hank Williams Jr,
82:It's hard to be a saint in the city. ~ Bruce Springsteen,
83:It's no city at all, owned by one man alone. ~ Sophocles,
84:No great city has an abundance of parking. ~ Yves Engler,
85:Oh, yeah. Those eyes were heartbreak city. ~ Jus Accardo,
86:you was to scour the City of London! By ~ Winston Graham,
87:Each city has its own culinary landscape. ~ Padma Lakshmi,
88:I can never turn my back on a city that made me. ~ Eminem,
89:The hard rain nailed the night to the city. ~ Dean Koontz,
90:This isn't a fairy tale. It's New York City. ~ Alex Flinn,
91:This is the entrance
To the city of you... ~ Mark Doty,
92:Honesty will get you killed in this city. ~ Jennifer Estep,
93:I'm a creature of the New York City streets. ~ Woody Allen,
94:just another anonymous girl in the city. ~ Greer Hendricks,
95:New York is not a city to return to in defeat. ~ Moss Hart,
96:New York, the world’s largest Jewish city. ~ Michael Wolff,
97:Took over my city and I never asked permission to. ~ Drake,
98:Careful, city girl. I’ll want to keep you. ~ Melanie Harlow,
99:City diversity represents accident and chaos. ~ Jane Jacobs,
100:City lights shine bright on my complexion, ~ Action Bronson,
101:I love Japan, and Tokyo is my favorite city. ~ Barry Eisler,
102:I play to lift a city, and raise a banner. ~ Prince Fielder,
103:I stood within the city disinterred; ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley,
104:It is men who make a city, not walls or ships. ~ Thucydides,
105:New York is my favorite city in the world. ~ Liam Gallagher,
106:Where does a city begin? Where does it end? ~ J M McDermott,
107:an entire city swallowed by the earth...After ~ Rick Riordan,
108:At Dresden on the Elbe, that handsome city, ~ Heinrich Heine,
109:Brave men are a city's strongest tower of defence. ~ Alcaeus,
110:Diversity gives our city a competitive edge. ~ Thomas Menino,
111:I've always treated my city like some shoulder pads. ~ Drake,
112:I was a bouncer for ten years in New York City. ~ Vin Diesel,
113:I was born in Mexico, I am from Mexico City. ~ Paulina Rubio,
114:I won the city scoring championship as a senior. ~ Bob Cousy,
115:plague in the city, Master Azereos, the Counsels ~ Anonymous,
116:She tooled around the city in an electric car. ~ Erik Larson,
117:The best way to know a city is to eat it. ~ Scott Westerfeld,
118:The city’s insurance company assumed that ~ William G Tapply,
119:To live in a city is to be forever flinching. ~ Jenny Offill,
120:Washington isn't a city, it's an abstraction. ~ Dylan Thomas,
121:When the music changes, the walls of the city shake. ~ Plato,
122:When you clean up a city, you destroy it. ~ Charles Bukowski,
123:Years as a detective on the Kansas City police ~ S W Hubbard,
124:All I care about is money and the city that I'm from. ~ Drake,
125:a pleasant city,
Famous for oranges and women ~ Lord Byron,
126:A soulless city creates soulless people! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
127:Ev'rythin's up to date in Kansas City. ~ Oscar Hammerstein II,
128:Good morning, the city says. Fuck you. ~ Marie Helene Bertino,
129:I'll get out of this city alive, even if it kills me! ~ Homer,
130:In my dreams of this city I am always lost. ~ Margaret Atwood,
131:In New York City, everybody goes into therapy. ~ Claire Danes,
132:in the heart of the city? Mr. Gordon Creighton, ~ John A Keel,
133:Is Sullivan at Bay City Central right now? ~ Richard K Morgan,
134:I want to wake up in a city that never sleeps ~ Frank Sinatra,
135:My city too turnt up, Ill take a fine for that. ~ Masai Ujiri,
136:New York is the best food city in the world. ~ Joe Bastianich,
137:The city is recruited from the country. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
138:We were nobodies, or else, somehow, a city. ~ David Chariandy,
139:A city full of art is a city full of wit! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
140:Growing up as a city kid is a joyous time! ~ Theophilus London,
141:Hollywood, of course, is the city of illusion. ~ Curtis Hanson,
142:I love Toronto, It's the best city. ~ Jacqueline MacInnes Wood,
143:I'm the young city bandit, hold myself down singlehanded ~ Nas,
144:In city planning, there is no limit to be fixed. ~ Willis Polk,
145:It won't take much of a city to be a city for me ~ John Irving,
146:that great condenser of moral chaos, The City. ~ Robert Hughes,
147:The city needs a car like a fish needs a bicycle. ~ Dean Kamen,
148:La Paz, Bolivia, is the most extraordinary city. ~ Phil Keoghan,
149:The city was radiant and I felt untouchable. ~ Stephanie Danler,
150:A city which belongs to just one man is no true city ~ Sophocles,
151:A New York plate that said you die. (Dark City Lights) ~ Ed Park,
152:But there is no death in the City of the Dead. ~ Hannu Rajaniemi,
153:cold city girls—their hearts are hard and pale ~ Caroline Kepnes,
154:I have been blessed to visit the Holy City of Mecca. ~ Malcolm X,
155:In the City of God there will be a great thunder, ~ Nostradamus,
156:It weaved through the city like a spooked snake, ~ Wayne Simmons,
157:I was raised in the city by a one-eyed mother... ~ Gillian Flynn,
158:New Crobuzon was a city unconvinced by gravity. ~ China Mi ville,
159:New Orleans is the city we all live to love in. ~ O Neil de Noux,
160:New York City had a short memory for violence, ~ Douglas Preston,
161:She took in the city – I took in her. ~ James Russell Lingerfelt,
162:You can’t take a city without shedding blood. ~ Bernard Cornwell,
163:Brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel. ~ Acts, XXII. 3.,
164:Hell isn’t fire and brimstone. It’s New York City. ~ Karina Halle,
165:I dwell in the city and the city dwells in me. ~ Juhani Pallasmaa,
166:I once took a city with five men and a lame goat. ~ Ilona Andrews,
167:leaving Sobriety City on the Alcohol Express). She ~ Stephen King,
168:My parents come from old money in Kansas City. They ~ Alexa Riley,
169:Push your mayor and city council for police reform. ~ Ijeoma Oluo,
170:She loved this city. She just didn’t like it much. ~ Faith Martin,
171:The city of Atlanta has always had a good spirit. ~ Ivan Allen Jr,
172:The design of a city is like a strange archeology. ~ Jaime Lerner,
173:The Emerald City has been ruled by men long enough ~ L Frank Baum,
174:A city is judged by the beauty of the children's parks. ~ Amit Ray,
175:After watching Watford against Manchester City last night ~ Eamon,
176:Chicago is an October sort of city even in spring. ~ Nelson Algren,
177:he sparks enough electricity within me to power a city ~ Rupi Kaur,
178:I like to go out and see what a city's all about. ~ Estella Warren,
179:...looking at him was like watching a city burn. ~ Cassandra Clare,
180:New York City is a phoenix rising from the ashes. ~ Rebecca McNutt,
181:New York is the true City of Light in any season. ~ Charles Kuralt,
182:Often an entire city has suffered because of an evil man. ~ Hesiod,
183:On the long dusty ribbon of the long city street, ~ John Masefield,
184:They should've built a city on rock and roll. ~ Sarah Rees Brennan,
185:A little touch of chaos and danger makes a city sexy. ~ David Byrne,
186:I feel absolutely no threat or fear in Mexico City. ~ Michael Nyman,
187:If you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all. ~ Spiro T Agnew,
188:I have seen hell, it is a great city under siege. ~ Joe Abercrombie,
189:It looks like the whole city is made out of stars. ~ Brian Selznick,
190:Jerusalem is a port city on the shore of eternity. ~ Yehuda Amichai,
191:Leningrad ... is a city with the gift of timelessness. ~ Jan Morris,
192:She would have her ship and he would have his city. ~ Leigh Bardugo,
193:Sometimes I think of Paris not as a city but as a home. ~ Anais Nin,
194:Would your city weep if your church did not exist? ~ Darrin Patrick,
195:You look more ready to storm a city than seduce a man. ~ V E Schwab,
196:and move to New York City to find themselves. ~ Rebecca Rogers Maher,
197:Atticus asked quickly, “How did you leave the big city? ~ Harper Lee,
198:I love that New York City is a true melting pot. ~ Stephanie Szostak,
199:I've seen this city taking itself to heaven in pieces. ~ Ryan Gattis,
200:I wonder if Hell can be worse than the City of Omaha. ~ Stephen King,
201:Living in the same city, they’d never let more than ~ Daisy Prescott,
202:Mumbai may not be my city. But it is my kind of city. ~ Vikas Swarup,
203:Never underestimate the power of a city to regenerate. ~ Jane Jacobs,
204:The chicken is the country's, but the city eats it. ~ George Herbert,
205:The city's full of people who you just see around. ~ Terry Pratchett,
206:The Merseyside derby games are unique in the city. ~ Brendan Rodgers,
207:Watergate left Washington a city ravaged by honesty. ~ Russell Baker,
209:A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one. ~ Aristotle,
210:And the city itself was just a glow on the dark earth... ~ Monica Ali,
211:Bombay is a city where gossip is treated as a commodity. ~ Tahir Shah,
212:How does your city rank in European air pollution survey? ~ Anonymous,
213:In a strange city, I connect through food and fantasy. ~ Mason Cooley,
214:I would love to do a television show in New York City. ~ Ellen Barkin,
215:Moscow is a city that has much suffering ahead of it. ~ Anton Chekhov,
216:Only a city lost among the trees is a real city! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
217:Sometimes, when I wake up, my soul is in another city! ~ Bette Midler,
218:the afternoon shadows gloomed the depths of the city, ~ Frank Herbert,
219:The city is not the problem; the city is the solution. ~ Jaime Lerner,
220:The loves we share with a city are often secret loves. ~ Albert Camus,
221:They were born in the city from people born elsewhere. ~ Dionne Brand,
222:This city runs fast, no one has time to sit with themselves, ~ Eyedea,
223:views of the city. The paralegal tapped on the door of ~ John Grisham,
224:You can't fight City Hall. It keeps changing its name. ~ Jack Kerouac,
225:Biking is a good alternative. Use the city as your gym. ~ Ilana Glazer,
226:Her room was like a cage, but it was better than the city. ~ S M Reine,
227:I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble. ~ Augustus,
228:In my opinion, New York City police officers are brave. ~ Heath Ledger,
229:I've always thought Mexico City was incredibly dynamic. ~ Greg Kinnear,
230:I was born and raised in New York City, Manhattan, uptown. ~ Ana Ortiz,
231:Los Angeles: Seventy-two suburbs in search of a city. ~ Dorothy Parker,
232:My dream is to drop three atomic bombs on New York City. ~ Raul Castro,
233:My quality of life here in Quebec City is extraordinary. ~ Patrick Roy,
234:no one escaped the city: They brought the city with them. ~ Anna Clark,
235:Out Milky Way is the dwelling; the nebulae are the city. ~ Victor Hugo,
236:... Paris was a city of love for unimaginative folks. ~ Lauren Morrill,
237:Sing against death. Command the wildness of the city. ~ Salman Rushdie,
238:The misty forest shines more than the sunny city! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
239:The Town and the City The Scripture of the Golden Eternity ~ Anonymous,
240:Tourism does not go to a city that has lost its soul. ~ Arthur Frommer,
241:Venice would be a fine city if it were only drained. ~ Ulysses S Grant,
242:Accursed be the city where the laws would stifle nature's! ~ Lord Byron,
243:A very populous city can rarely, if ever, be well governed. ~ Aristotle,
244:Chicago gave me more music than any other city in America. ~ Dave Grohl,
245:Each city receives its form from the desert it opposes. ~ Italo Calvino,
246:Every city is always changing, on its own trajectory. ~ Olafur Eliasson,
247:Here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come ~ Hebrews XIII,
248:If London was an alien city, Edinburgh was another planet ~ Jess Walter,
249:I just would like to spend more time in New York City. ~ Scott Speedman,
250:It is hard to find a butterfly in the city environment. ~ Joseph Finder,
251:New Orleans is a city of elegance, beauty, and refinement. ~ Tom Piazza,
252:ribald fun. When they found out I wasn’t in the city, ~ William Lashner,
253:so id burn this whole city down just to show you the light ~ Pete Wentz,
254:So this wonderful city
Has only dead ashes for me. ~ John Galsworthy,
255:Sydney's a beautiful city. It was a great experience. ~ Barbara Hershey,
256:The city was under the rule of sourcery…martial lore. ~ Terry Pratchett,
257:The third big war will begin when the big city is burning ~ Nostradamus,
258:This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are. ~ Plato,
259:Two days in this city is worth two months in New York. ~ Robert Menzies,
260:Will make Delhi a corruption-free , world class city. ~ Arvind Kejriwal,
261:You wanna dissolve this city, Dirt Face? Give it a shot. ~ Rick Riordan,
262:almost the whole city gathered to hear the word of the Lord. ~ Anonymous,
263:Chicago seems a big city instead of merely a large place. ~ A J Liebling,
264:Circumambulate the city of a dreamy Sabbath afternoon. ~ Herman Melville,
265:Emerald City. Not all the people could go to congratulate ~ L Frank Baum,
266:Every fact in this city soon succumbs to magical fraud. ~ Charles Bowden,
267:Glorious things of thee are spoken, Zion, city of our God! ~ John Newton,
268:I could spend my life arriving each evening in a new city. ~ Bill Bryson,
269:[Los Angeles] the world's biggest third-class city... ~ John D MacDonald,
270:Many already leaving Sobriety City on the Alcohol Express ~ Stephen King,
271:Montreal's not a city. It's a Disney World for alcoholics. ~ Mike Wilmot,
272:On the balcony of our small flat in a city of small flats. ~ Jerry Pinto,
273:The city burning is Los Angeles's deepest image of itself. ~ Joan Didion,
274:The life of the city cat is short but so sophisticated. ~ Jennifer Stone,
275:The people should fight for the law as for their city wall. ~ Heraclitus,
276:yes, just another monsoon day out there in the Big City … ~ Ian McDonald,
277:You can’t play city rules when you live in a jungle. ~ Hunter S Thompson,
278:You will never be able to defend your city while shouting. ~ Audre Lorde,
279:A city's only ever three hot meals away from anarchy. ~ Alastair Reynolds,
280:A great city is that which has the greatest men and women. ~ Walt Whitman,
281:America is, and always will be, a shining city on a hill. ~ Ronald Reagan,
282:Brooklyn, it's a great town, a great city. It's New York. ~ Patrick Ewing,
283:Everywhere outside New York City is Bridgeport, Connecticut. ~ Fred Allen,
284:How could a city fall when so many were still fighting? Kell ~ V E Schwab,
285:I have been both a ghost and haunted in the city I love. ~ Rebecca Solnit,
286:It is marvelous to be young on a big city street. ~ Christina Baker Kline,
287:She looked like a real woman in a city of mannequins. ~ Marshall Thornton,
288:,,So maybe, for me, home is not the city, but the people. ~ Diana T Scott,
289:This is New York City and we can spot a fraud a mile away. ~ Joanna Shupe,
290:You can't vote that water out of the city of New Orleans. ~ Russel Honore,
291:All the New York City Ballet does is hit beautiful home runs. ~ John Guare,
292:Every city has a Donald Trump; ours is just the Trumpiest. ~ Padma Lakshmi,
293:Farmers Market, one of his favorite places in the city. ~ Michael Connelly,
294:Fex urbis, lex orbis, ‘Dregs of the city, law of the world’. ~ Victor Hugo,
295:I am my city. Nobody from my city wants to hear about my city. ~ Lil Wayne,
296:I changed the city of New York. I gave people back their morale. ~ Ed Koch,
297:Imagine having a city full of things that no other city had. ~ Bill Bryson,
298:She was there, and she was the whole city, and that’s that. ~ J D Salinger,
299:...the city is just too big and too full of people to be alone. ~ Joe Meno,
300:Trump Has Managed To Enrage An Entire City The Huffington Post ~ Anonymous,
301:Virtue cannot dwell with wealth either in a city or in a house. ~ Diogenes,
302:Wham! Bam! Thank You Ma'am!

- Suffragette City ~ David Bowie,
303:When I drew nigh the nameless city I knew it was accursed. ~ H P Lovecraft,
304:A thousand years a city, and a thousand years a forest. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
305:Atlanta? I think it's the greatest city anywhere I know of. ~ Ivan Allen Jr,
306:at times the city can feel self-satisfied, even solipsistic, ~ Barry Eisler,
307:I come to Fashion Week events in New York City twice a year. ~ Oksana Baiul,
308:In the city of the blind, whoever has one eye is lord. ~ Niccol Machiavelli,
309:In vain we build the city if we do not first build the man. ~ Edwin Markham,
310:I quite like Pilates now. I have a Pilates girl in every city. ~ Hugh Grant,
311:it is a city of freedom. And in freedom, most people find sin. ~ John Green,
312:It's a strange city... filled with things that are not obvious. ~ A M Homes,
313:I want to live in a city where the police don't shoot you. ~ Martin Firrell,
314:Slums were the first foothold of poor migrants to the city. ~ James C Scott,
315:the city’s government seized and sold Church property until the ~ Tim Parks,
316:Their monument sticks like a fishbone in the city's throat. ~ Robert Lowell,
317:The road to the City of Emeralds is paved with yellow brick. ~ L Frank Baum,
318:You want a friend in this city? [Washington, DC.] Get a dog! ~ Harry Truman,
319:City Year is taking on some of the toughest work in education. ~ Arne Duncan,
320:Frank Sinatra was the voice of the 20th-century American city. ~ Pete Hamill,
321:I love the idea of hitchhiking into the city. It was bizarre. ~ Brice Marden,
322:I really like Kansas City Royals stadium - Kauffman Stadium. ~ Bert Blyleven,
323:I think New Orleans is the best city in the United States. ~ Erin Heatherton,
324:Leave city, leave reality; enter forest, enter fantasy! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
325:Mom may be able to power a city, but Dad barely stays lit. ~ Victoria Schwab,
326:Nothing can prepare the uninitiated for New York City. ~ Therese Anne Fowler,
327:Searching for a lost city is a particularly European obsession. ~ Tahir Shah,
328:Better is he that rulethhis spirit than he that taketh a city. ~ Proverbs XVI,
330:Football is the best way to get to know a people and a city. ~ Ardal O Hanlon,
331:High art alone is eternal and the bust outlives the city. ~ Theophile Gautier,
332:If one could only get out of a grief as one gets out of a city! ~ Victor Hugo,
333:If Paris is a city of lights, Sydney is the city of fireworks. ~ Baz Luhrmann,
334:I love 'Sex and the City;' I think I've seen every episode. ~ Julian Fellowes,
335:know Brooklynites who have never been to Radio City Music Hall. ~ Pete Hamill,
336:My favourite city is Miami. It's very fresh and the beach is sunny. ~ Liu Wen,
337:New Orleans is so much more than a city – it’s an obsession. ~ O Neil de Noux,
338:The City is an addictive machine from which there is no escape ~ Rem Koolhaas,
339:the city was the fifth lady of Sex and the City, ~ Jennifer Keishin Armstrong,
340:Unless the Lord keepeth the city, the watchman guardeth in vain ~ Anne Sexton,
341:We could power a city with this energy, but it'd be a waste. ~ Joshua Beckman,
342:You were a city exiled from skin, your mouth a burning church. ~ Warsan Shire,
343:A good city is like a good party. People don't want to leave early. ~ Jan Gehl,
344:City life is millions of people being lonesome together. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
345:I first saw the light in the city of Boston in the year 1857. ~ Edward Bellamy,
346:I like to be in a European city where I can speak my language. ~ Rashida Jones,
347:I want to reward this city. Pittsburgh is a great hockey town. ~ Sidney Crosby,
348:Love make us a liar. . Jace Wayland/Herondale, City of Ashes ~ Cassandra Clare,
349:No lawyers in Nekropolis. They're too scary even for this city. ~ Tim Waggoner,
350:Rampaging horsemen can conquer; only the city can civilize. ~ James A Michener,
351:Walking through the city streets... Is it by mistake or design? ~ Lana Del Rey,
352:You will never see players from City surround the referee. ~ Manuel Pellegrini,
353:1539 First printing press in New World set up in Mexico City. ~ Kenneth C Davis,
354:A brother who's helped by a brother is like a strong city. ~ Saint Therese of Lisieux,
355:electrons, the signal chain like a path through a crowded city, ~ Anthony Doerr,
356:For a city to be beautiful, it must have a mysterious air! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
357:For the span of my memory, this has been a city of opposing wills. ~ Mari Evans,
358:I found the city built of brick and left it built of marble,’ this ~ Mary Beard,
359:I knew this city like a lover, and she'd whisper her secrets to me. ~ C D Reiss,
360:in the outer city, the northern accents clamoring around ~ Cinda Williams Chima,
361:Look at you, locked and loaded, like Mae West of the Motor City. ~ Ruta Sepetys,
362:New York is not even a city, it's a congerie of rotten villages. ~ James M Cain,
363:No other American city is so intensely American as New York. ~ Anthony Trollope,
364:Not well-built walls, but brave citizens are the bulwark of the city. ~ Alcaeus,
365:The great city is the best organ of memory man has yet created. ~ Lewis Mumford,
366:While most students in our city would be attending their ~ Rachel Ren e Russell,
367:You can't fight City Hall, but you can goddamn sure blow it up. ~ George Carlin,
368:Aberdeen, a city in the northern reaches of HSBC-London. Their ~ Gary Shteyngart,
369:A city becomes a world when one loves one of its inhabitants. ~ Lawrence Durrell,
370:An endless number of green buildings doesn't make a sustainable city. ~ Jan Gehl,
371:Architecture is a slow business, and city planning even slower. ~ Richard Rogers,
372:Everybody now thinks that Nashville is the coolest city in America. ~ Dave Grohl,
373:Every city in the world can be improved in less than three years. ~ Jaime Lerner,
374:...fear is part of our inheritance.
Lev from "City of Thieves ~ David Benioff,
375:Hell is a city much like London A populous and smoky city ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley,
376:I attended less than two years of Conservatory in Mexico City. ~ Placido Domingo,
377:I cannot fiddle, but I can make a great state from a little city. ~ Themistocles,
378:I have a home in Orlando. That's kind of my default "getaway" city. ~ Carrot Top,
379:In the city, nudity means something; in the wild, it just exists. ~ Mason Cooley,
380:into Studio City with my eyes closed, trying not to think about ~ Gemma Halliday,
381:I really want to live in New York. That's the city of my dreams. ~ Joel Kinnaman,
382:I've definitely run from the cops in the New York City subways. ~ Gillian Jacobs,
383:Kids aren't going to understand single life in New York City ~ Melissa Joan Hart,
384:She could feel the crunch of city grit between her back teeth. ~ Alice McDermott,
385:Somehow, the city of promise had become a scrap yard of dreams. ~ Charlie LeDuff,
386:Vienna is a handsome, lively city, and pleases me exceedingly. ~ Frederic Chopin,
387:Washington is a city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm. ~ John F Kennedy,
388:Who can fathom the danger and pain of a visit to the City Council? ~ Joseph Fink,
389:Words are water in this city. One drop of rumour could drown us. ~ Jessie Burton,
390:You must be very proud; the whole city crowded with your lovers. ~ M F Moonzajer,
391:A fastidious taste is best indoors, away from nature and the city. ~ Mason Cooley,
392:As long as I am mayor of this city the great industries are secure. ~ Frank Hague,
393:But a city is more than a place in space, it is a drama in time. ~ Patrick Geddes,
394:Cesky Krumlov, the little jewel box of a city in southern Bohemia. ~ Laini Taylor,
395:Her eyes followed the long road that began south of the Great City ~ Shannon Hale,
396:I fell in love with the most cordial and sociable city in the Union. ~ Mark Twain,
397:If we tire of the saints, Shakspeare is our city of refuge. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
398:I know the subtlest movements of the city because I no longer sleep. ~ Jojo Moyes,
399:I run everywhere and eavesdrop. It's the best way to see a city. ~ Elayne Boosler,
400:Justice is the well water of the city of Novgorod, black and sweet. ~ Robert Hass,
401:Knowledge and power in the city; peace and decency in the country. ~ Mason Cooley,
402:Little by little, the city falls away, like something giving up... ~ Harriet Lane,
403:London's not a white city. So why should our catwalks be so white? ~ Jourdan Dunn,
404:Outside, the dark brushed the city and the wind unleashed the snow ~ Colum McCann,
405:A city holds all that we want and a million times what we don't want. ~ David Vann,
406:And now out onto Airport Road and into the city’s horn-honk opera. ~ Katherine Boo,
407:And Seattle isn't really crazy anymore. It's a big dot-com city. ~ Krist Novoselic,
408:City people make most of the fuss about the charms of country life. ~ Mason Cooley,
409:For the masses who do the city's labor also keep the city's heart. ~ Nelson Algren,
410:he who ruleth his spirit is greater than he that taketh a city, ~ Ernest Hemingway,
411:If you are running a city you must focus on day-to-day problems. ~ Ken Livingstone,
412:In a word I claim that our city as a whole is an education to Greece. ~ Thucydides,
413:No man can be an exile if he remembers that all the world is one city. ~ C S Lewis,
414:One day every major city in America will have a telephone. ~ Alexander Graham Bell,
415:Only the highway of useful service leads to the city of happiness. ~ Napoleon Hill,
416:On the Web we all become small-town visitors lost in the big city. ~ Alison Gopnik,
417:Sometimes, at night you could hear the whole damn city crying. ~ Bruce Springsteen,
418:That is some wind.’ ‘They don’t call it the Windy City for nothing. ~ Carl Ashmore,
419:With the city like this, don’t we have greater needs than poetry? ~ China Mi ville,
420:You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. ~ Anonymous,
421:You can close the city gates, but you can’t close the people’s mouths. ~ Ella Leya,
422:Your life must be an open city, with all sorts of ways to wander in. ~ Robin Sloan,
423:A city is not an accident but the result of coherent visions and aims. ~ Leon Krier,
424:A city that outdistances man's walking powers is a trap for man. ~ Arnold J Toynbee,
425:A city with all the personality of a paper cup. (On Los Angeles) ~ Raymond Chandler,
426:And of course I like Berlin a lot. It's such an interesting city ~ Daniel Libeskind,
427:Brighton is a beautiful seaside city, but it's got a dark underbelly. ~ Peter James,
428:By 1946, I knew Detroit was the best hockey city in the Original Six. ~ Ted Lindsay,
429:city was lost in darkness now, and anyone left there was lost, too. ~ Jeanne DuPrau,
430:Fate and family put me in charge of this city. I will run it my way. ~ Budjette Tan,
431:I couldn't be more excited to return to the ING New York City Marathon. ~ Ryan Hall,
432:I really feel that New York City is the greatest city in the world. ~ Gabriel Macht,
433:It amazed him how much sky you surrendered to live in a city. ~ Matthew FitzSimmons,
434:It is better for a city to be governed by a good man than by good laws. ~ Aristotle,
435:It would be a nice place if you took all the people out of the city. ~ John McEnroe,
436:I was born in Queens, New York, which is a suburb of New York City. ~ Peter Jurasik,
437:London is a city of clubs and private houses. You have to be a member. ~ Alec Waugh,
438:New York is a city where people are ambitious. They want things. ~ Candace Bushnell,
439:No city should be too large for a man to walk out of in a morning. ~ Cyril Connolly,
440:People ought to fight to keep their law as to defend the city s walls. ~ Heraclitus,
441:Protection Certificate) to open a lemonade stand in New York City? ~ Niall Ferguson,
442:She loved the way her city always sounded like it was celebrating. ~ Sarah Pekkanen,
443:The ancillary aspect of every British city now is the council estate. ~ V S Naipaul,
444:The city appeared to be an educational diorama: the History of Mess. ~ P J O Rourke,
445:The city buildings in the distance are holding up the sky, it seems. ~ Markus Zusak,
446:The country is the world of the soul, the city is the world of bodies. ~ Bah u ll h,
447:The neighborhood stores are an important part of a city child's life. ~ Betty Smith,
448:Time, my twin, take me by the hand through the streets of your city ~ Ilya Kaminsky,
449:Unto you is born
in the city of David
a Savior for all. ~ Richelle E Goodrich,
450:You can tell how much fun a city is going to be if Nobu is in it. ~ Madonna Ciccone,
451:A great city may be seen as the construction of words as well as stone. ~ Yi Fu Tuan,
452:Certainly Manchester is the most wonderful city of modern times! ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
453:City burning, in other words, was becoming something of a science. ~ Daniel Ellsberg,
454:Every city has a sex and age which have nothing to do with demography. ~ John Berger,
455:Every city has to deal with the problem of cars and public transport. ~ Jaime Lerner,
456:He that conquereth his own soul is greater than he who taketh a city. ~ David Brooks,
457:I live in cities by choice, and I’m pretty sure I will die in a city. ~ Suketu Mehta,
458:In a city full of noise, he'd found light by living in the shadows. ~ Sophia Amoruso,
459:in truth it is a city of freedom. And in freedom, most people find sin. ~ John Green,
460:Moving to another city is to change the accent of your affections. ~ Gabriela Wiener,
461:No great city has ever been known for its abundant supply of parking. ~ Allan Jacobs,
462:The first requisite to happiness is that a man be born in a famous city. ~ Euripides,
463:The people must fight on behalf of the law as though for the city wall. ~ Heraclitus,
464:There is really one city for everyone just as there is one major love. ~ Dawn Powell,
465:There was no squalor in Randa City. Randa didn’t tolerate squalor. ~ Kristin Cashore,
466:The virtue of the country is that it makes you thirsty for the city. ~ Sam Waterston,
467:We had two dead white girls in a city that was six-sevenths black. ~ Michael McBride,
468:Welcome to Glasgow - the city where we punch people who are on fire. ~ Frankie Boyle,
469:Great men stand like solitary towers in the city of God. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,
470:How much did a Dragon hide, when he walked the streets of the city? ~ Michelle Sagara,
471:I don’t think this city is ugly. And I don’t believe in fairy tales. ~ Tracy Banghart,
472:I grew up in a city, I'm a city person - I go on holiday and I'm bored. ~ Danny Boyle,
473:I love the feeling of being anonymous in a city I've never been before. ~ Bill Bryson,
474:I'm a great mummy. I've mapped out all the fun spots in every city. ~ Sarah McLachlan,
475:In all the cities of this year
I have longed for the other city. ~ Muriel Rukeyser,
476:I see less difference between a city and a swamp than formerly. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
477:Kansas City, Missouri, not Kansas City, Kansas. There’s a difference. ~ Gillian Flynn,
478:Some years ago there was in the city of York a society of magicians. ~ Susanna Clarke,
479:The city went on with its business as usual oblivious to my pain. [80] ~ Tendai Huchu,
480:The Empire State Building is the closest thing to heaven in this city. ~ Deborah Kerr,
481:The life of the city never lets you go, nor do you ever want it to. ~ Wallace Stevens,
482:We are bored in the city, there is no longer any Temple of the Sun. ~ Ivan Chtcheglov,
483:we explored Rome, a city that is both a living organism and a fossil. ~ Tara Westover,
484:Well of course Bush got Kentucky, because it's a Republican city. ~ Geraldine Ferraro,
485:A city full of eight million people. It was all rather lonely sometimes. ~ Kelly Moran,
486:A city is a living thing, if it doesn't grow it withers and it dies. ~ Katharine McGee,
487:A city without books, a city without a library is like a graveyard. ~ Malala Yousafzai,
488:A great menace weighs over the city," I said politely, and went on. ~ Jean Paul Sartre,
489:Establish an identity independent of your employer, city, and industry. ~ Reid Hoffman,
490:I carved them into the staff on my first night in the City of Bones. ~ Cassandra Clare,
491:I swear to God, the sups in this city could have their own reality show. ~ Chloe Neill,
492:I used to go to school in Manhattan with a bunch of the City Kids. ~ Melissa Joan Hart,
493:I walked the streets and tasted the golden sun that lay across the city. ~ Chaim Potok,
494:Lucas was starting to feel like a yo-yo, and Iowa City was the finger. ~ John Sandford,
495:My theory was that a city without a newspaper is a city without a soul. ~ Luis A Ferre,
496:New York City is a notoriously hard market to perform country music in. ~ Trace Adkins,
497:New York has inspired more remarkable music than any other city I can think of. ~ Moby,
498:New York was no mere city. It was instead an infinitely romantic notion. ~ Joan Didion,
499:One has to live in Washington to know what a city of rumors it is. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt,
500:She’d rather be anonymous in a big city than infamous in a small town. ~ Lorelei James,
501:The city loves you when you're flying high and kicks you when you're down. ~ Sarah Jio,
502:The minorities have been confined to the city by a moat of bigotry. ~ Shirley Chisholm,
503:They’re ruining the city, aren’t they,” remarked Rafe. “The backpackers. ~ Caleb Crain,
504:To a Cajun, this is our Paris. It’s a city of dreams. City of ghosts. ~ O Neil de Noux,
505:we can visit libraries, go to free places in the city, and think again ~ Blue Balliett,
506:Daddy, how come in Kansas City the bagels taste like just round bread? ~ Calvin Trillin,
507:I’ll take you to the city line,” he told me. “Go get some fuckin’ payback. ~ Chris Kyle,
508:In a starving and beaten city, gold and silver could turn a man invisible. ~ Ben Galley,
509:She’s not ready for a wild man. She likes tame, placid little city boys. ~ Penny Wylder,
510:Suppose Watergate had not been uncovered? I'd still be on the City Desk. ~ Bob Woodward,
511:The city mouse lives in a house, The garden mouse lives in a bower ~ Christina Rossetti,
512:The site was a palimpsest, as was all the city, written, erased, rewritten. ~ Teju Cole,
513:To the north of this pleasant robot of a city was the Malay Peninsula; ~ David Ignatius,
514:Walk around the right corner in Sin City and you can find anything you want. ~ Rob Ford,
515:We cannot bring peace in our city, when there is no peace in our homes. ~ M F Moonzajer,
516:A city is a place that can offer maximum freedom. Otherwise it’s incomplete. ~ Ai Weiwei,
517:A city that outdistances man's walking powers is a trap for man. ~ Arnold Joseph Toynbee,
518:Better to let it go. The city was full of shoes, but sanity, one’s sanity ~ Stephen King,
519:Can a woman not walk with her possessions down the street of a city? ~ Brandon Sanderson,
520:Crime is going down everywhere but in the New York City Police Department. ~ Al Sharpton,
521:Dallas is a huge city. Great shopping, great restaurants, great museums. ~ Julie Gonzalo,
522:Designing a dream city is easy; rebuilding a living one takes imagination. ~ Jane Jacobs,
523:Dhaka the city of mosques has become the city of Hindu temples. ~ Delwar Hossain Sayeedi,
524:Even today, the bigger the city, the better. That's why I live in New York. ~ Paul Smith,
525:Everyone in New York City thinks they are famous without being famous. ~ Ethan H Minsker,
526:I am also committed to providing city employees with housing assistance. ~ Thomas Menino,
527:If I see my city as beautiful and bewitching, then my life must be so too. ~ Orhan Pamuk,
528:If my mind and my city were the same thing then I was losing my mind. ~ Aleksandar Hemon,
529:In your city faded off the brown, NINO. She insists she got more class, WE KNOW. ~ Drake,
530:LO! Death has reared himself a throne
In a strange city lying alone ~ Edgar Allan Poe,
531:Moscow was an enormous city, but there was nowhere to go in it. ~ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn,
532:New York City’s wildest billionaire playboy, taken down by a rogue vagina. ~ Aubrey Dark,
533:New York is the coolest city. The place just never sleeps. It's amazing. ~ Margot Robbie,
534:No city embraced privatization more eagerly than Chicago, where I live. ~ Bethany McLean,
535:One day there will be a telephone in every major city in the USA ~ Alexander Graham Bell,
536:Sex and the City was about looking for Mr Big and trying to find him. ~ Candace Bushnell,
537:Suburb: a place that isn't city, isn't country, and isn't tolerable. ~ Mignon McLaughlin,
538:The day was cold but sunny. The city was decorated with holiday flags. ~ Sergei Dovlatov,
539:The first setting in which faith enlightens the human city is the family. ~ Pope Francis,
540:There's a long tradition of people from the South living in New York City. ~ Steve Earle,
541:to a High City with him . . . alone. And those who know he lives in the ~ Nadine Brandes,
542:Vancouver's a very child friendly city, there's... no doubt about that. ~ Robert Carlyle,
543:Vatican City is a bit overrated in my opinion - no offence to the Vatican. ~ Ed Stoppard,
544:We're going to Surf City, gonna have some fun. Now, two girls for every boy. ~ Jan Brett,
545:You burned the city of London in our houses and we felt the flames. ~ Archibald MacLeish,
546:Your life must be an open city, with all sorts of ways to wander in. After ~ Robin Sloan,
547:A city divided by religion is either already in ruins or close to it. ~ Giambattista Vico,
548:A quiet city is a contradiction in terms. It is a thing uncanny, spectral. ~ Max Beerbohm,
549:Because he has the best equipment in the City and he knows how to use it! ~ Ilona Andrews,
550:Being up so high above the city made her troubles seem less dramatic. Darby ~ Fiona Davis,
551:Clearly, then, the city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo. The ~ Desmond Morris,
552:Every city is the Impossible City, when a savior is needed badly enough. ~ Seanan McGuire,
553:He [Caesar Augustus] found a city built of brick; he left it built of marble. ~ Suetonius,
554:Hold a book in your hand and you're a pilgrim at the gates of a new city. ~ Anne Michaels,
555:I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the city of Savannah. ~ William Tecumseh Sherman,
556:I thought I was on the Insanity Express rounding the bend to Psychosis City. ~ Robin Kaye,
557:It’s a great city, Paris, a beautiful city––and––it was very good for me. ~ James Baldwin,
558:I want to describe the psychological state of the people in a certain city. ~ Orhan Pamuk,
559:I will not see you, she tells the city, but I will remember you. ~ Robert Jackson Bennett,
560:New York is the perfect model of a city, not the model of a perfect city. ~ Lewis Mumford,
561:Preparing our city to achieve its destiny will require strong leadership. ~ Thomas Menino,
562:So, if a city has a personality, maybe it also has a soul. Maybe it dreams. ~ Neil Gaiman,
563:The city of truth cannot be built on the swampy ground of skepticism. ~ Albert Schweitzer,
564:The United States was born in the country and has moved to the city. ~ Richard Hofstadter,
565:...was an elegant woman in a city of so many thousands of elegant women... ~ Ann Patchett,
566:We’re all a little broken, on the sidewalk. On the street. In the city. ~ Corey Ann Haydu,
567:Alexander Ramsay, known to his friends back home in New York City as Alec, ~ Walter Farley,
568:But treat dimes fair and I'm bigger than the city lights down in times square ~ Puff Daddy,
569:I lived there [ in New York City] as an artist, but never as a Chinese artist. ~ Ai Weiwei,
570:I'll never forget my little city! I could talk a whole day about it! ~ Alessandra Ambrosio,
571:I'm trying to change the culture in New York City; that's hard enough! ~ Michael Bloomberg,
572:In a city composed wholly of good men there would be a great unwillingness to rule ~ Plato,
573:In Nashville, as in every other city, there's no substitute for hard work. ~ Bill Anderson,
574:In New York City, the meek don't inherit the earth. The big mouth does. ~ Barbara Corcoran,
575:I think fans cling to me because I'm a blue-collar guy in a blue-collar city. ~ Hines Ward,
576:It is better, proverbially, to rule your own spirit than to rule a city. ~ Jordan Peterson,
577:It isn't necessary to have relatives in Kansas City in order to be unhappy. ~ Groucho Marx,
578:I want no part of this nonsense. This whole city is a butt that farts horror. ~ David Wong,
579:Los Angeles is a large city-like area surrounding the Beverly Hills Hotel. ~ Fran Lebowitz,
580:Love your children, for they are the seeds that will make this city bloom. ~ Jessie Burton,
581:Man City needed something and when Johnson did something, something happened ~ Ruud Gullit,
582:man who does not control his temper  is like a city whose wall is broken down. ~ Anonymous,
583:Memory is redundant- it repeats signs so that the city can begin to exist. ~ Italo Calvino,
584:Memory is redundant: it repeats signs so that the city can begin to exist. ~ Italo Calvino,
585:No one cared what St. Louis thought, although the city got a wink for pluck. ~ Erik Larson,
586:Nueva York, a city so foreign she herself had never had the ovaries to visit. ~ Junot D az,
587:People are the nature of the city, and you can feel it in the pavement. ~ Andy Goldsworthy,
588:Soon evening worked its way into the sky, and the city hunched itself down. ~ Markus Zusak,
589:That city is well fortified which has a wall of men instead of brick. ~ Lycurgus of Sparta,
590:That's our mission: to clean and green New York City - one block at a time. ~ Bette Midler,
591:the city rolled over and fell down dead. The sound of its death came after. ~ Ray Bradbury,
592:The city sparkles in the twilight, like diamonds thrown across obsidian sand. ~ A R Kahler,
593:There is no loneliness like the loneliness of a stranger in a strange city. ~ Helon Habila,
594:They don't have gangsters in Bay City. They're all working in pictures. ~ Raymond Chandler,
595:But it was another girl, young and new to the city, fiddling with her keys. ~ Jennifer Egan,
596:Every city I go to is an opportunity to paint, whether it's Omaha or Hawaii. ~ Tony Bennett,
597:I go amongst the buildings of a city and I see a Man hurrying along - to what? ~ John Keats,
598:I have always believed that every great city in history needs a vibrant center. ~ Eli Broad,
599:I love Salt Lake City. It's beautiful with all the great outdoors around you. ~ Peter Sagal,
600:I may have left Liverpool but the city and club will always be part of me. ~ Kenny Dalglish,
601:I'm not a city kind of guy. I'm happiest when I'm tromping through the woods. ~ Aidan Quinn,
602:I'm not an outdoors person by instinct or nature. I'm more of a city person. ~ Jim Sturgess,
603:It's never the same city. Your city isn't even the same as my city, I bet. ~ David Levithan,
604:Just one living cell in the human body is, more complex than New York City. ~ Linus Pauling,
605:Láska, třebaže znamená zvýšené city, znamená i sníženou rozumovou schopnost. ~ Thomas Hardy,
606:London is—after Athens and Rome—the third most influential city in history. ~ Boris Johnson,
607:Managed To Enrage An Entire City The Huffington Post Chicago really should have ~ Anonymous,
608:New York is the only city that I have ever lived in that I have felt at home. ~ Edi Gathegi,
609:Sometimes you feel like the only man in the city without group affiliation. ~ Jay McInerney,
610:The city was the same and it wasn’t. The city was different and it wasn’t. ~ Adriana Lisboa,
611:Thought is barred in this City of Dreadful Joy and conversation is unknown. ~ Aldous Huxley,
612:Yesterday was the New York City Marathon. Republicans won in a landslide. ~ David Letterman,
613:Assassination is an art, milord. And I am the city's most accomplished artist. ~ Brent Weeks,
614:Having a place out of the city is a shortcut toward the mental reset I need. ~ Rachel Maddow,
615:Humans make a city, but a city makes humans tolerate the intolerable. ~ Chandler Klang Smith,
616:I am a walking, talking Bombay. … I loved that city then and I love it today. ~ Gyan Prakash,
617:I had become an arrow of sound aimed at the most terrible creature in the city. ~ Fran Wilde,
618:In the city fields Contemplating cherry-trees... Strangers are like friends ~ Kobayashi Issa,
619:I think of the New York City Ballet as the Yankees without George Steinbrenner. ~ John Guare,
620:It is better, proverbially, to rule your own spirit than to rule a city. ~ Jordan B Peterson,
621:New York is a wonderful city... It is going to be the capital of the world. ~ John Steinbeck,
622:One cannot make architecture without studying the condition of life in the city ~ Aldo Rossi,
623:Regenerative experiences: Plunge into the sea. The sun. An old city. Silence. ~ Susan Sontag,
624:Some people unpack when they first arrive in a city. Me, I look for Chinatown. ~ Bonnie Tsui,
625:The citizen takes his city for granted far too often. He forgets to marvel. ~ Carlos Fuentes,
626:The city guardsmen were like the keres, doom-bringers of merciless vengeance. ~ Janet Morris,
627:The city hurt to look at, all angles and glints of sun like shattered glass. ~ Nicole Krauss,
628:The city planners in hell either had very bad taste or a strange sense of humor ~ Sarah Fine,
629:We are the safest large city in America, but any crime rate is too high. ~ Michael Bloomberg,
630:When I was growing up in New York City, my father was a taxi driver for a time. ~ Diane Lane,
631:Wisdom strengtheneth the wise more than ten mighty men which are in a city. ~ Ecclesiastious,
632:You’re a lever and a fulcrum, you two, looking for a city to turn upside down. ~ Scott Lynch,
633:Ah, sir, you dwellers in the city cannot enter into the feelings of the hunter. ~ Bram Stoker,
634:Have you ever been to Glens Falls? The city limits signs are on the same post. ~ Bobby Heenan,
635:He walked with equipoise, possibly in either city. Schrödinger’s pedestrian. ~ China Mi ville,
636:I doubt if there is anything in the world uglier than a Midwestern city. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright,
637:I grew up on Don Knotts and Jerry Lewis and all the guys from Second City. ~ Harland Williams,
638:I had enough electricity in my booty to jump-start the whole of New York City. ~ Colum McCann,
639:I like a walking culture; I need to be in a city where you can walk everywhere. ~ Eddie Huang,
640:I love street races; theres something about racing in the middle of a city. ~ Romain Grosjean,
641:In Peep Show terms, Berlin is a city of Jeremys marooned in a nation of Marks. My ~ Tim Moore,
642:I think it's wonderful to be here. And what a beautiful city you have here. ~ Woody Harrelson,
643:I've started to hate this city, this country, all these STUPID FUCKING PEOPLE. ~ Nick Bantock,
644:L.A. - talk about a cruel city: Patients are forcibly removed from hospitals. ~ Michael Moore,
645:Los Angeles: city that was nothing but a slot machine dispensing plastic toys. ~ Marge Piercy,
646:Meanwhile, every corner of this city is laced with memories of us together. ~ Daria Snadowsky,
647:Oh, a day in the city-square, there is no such pleasure in life! ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning,
648:Over the city lies the sweet, rotting odor of yesterday's unrecollected sins. ~ Hilary Mantel,
649:Stay here and powder something while I gather up the Kin and scour the city! ~ Douglas Hulick,
650:There is no water and still less soap. We have no city, but lots of hope. ~ Mary Pope Osborne,
651:Toronto is a very multicultural city, a place of immigrants, like my parents. ~ Melanie Fiona,
652:Walsall have given City more than one anxious moment amongst many anxious moments ~ Denis Law,
653:we are all foreigners in this city in this body that awakens   Heitor Ferraz ~ Adriana Lisboa,
654:When all those city folks try to fix up my talking, all they do is mess me up. ~ Loretta Lynn,
655:When they fall in love with a city, it is for forever and it is like forever. ~ Toni Morrison,
656:You could grow up in the city where history was made and still miss it all. ~ Jonathan Lethem,
657:Chicago is unique. It is the only completely corrupt city in America. ~ Charles Edward Merriam,
658:Does that city create its citizens, or is the city only a dream of its citizens. ~ Bram Stoker,
659:Going out into the country after living in the city is a loss of control. ~ Christopher Bollen,
660:He is one of those unidentifiable people who inhabit the city at night. Mari ~ Haruki Murakami,
661:Homesickness hits hardest in the middle of a crowd in a large, alien city. ~ Christos Tsiolkas,
662:How cold and foreign this city seemed, that even death could pass unnoticed. ~ Kristen Simmons,
663:I always enjoy Oslo. It's a beautiful city, especially on a cold winter day. ~ Greg Rutherford,
664:I have always thought that L.A. is a motor city that developed linear downtowns. ~ Frank Gehry,
665:I learned more at The Second City than I did at Yale for all that high tuition. ~ Robert Klein,
666:I love nyc. It's the city of my birth and probably the most amazing city on the planet. ~ Moby,
667:I protect you from mountain predators and you protect me predators. ~ Katie Ruggle,
668:I read the New York Times, and if I'm in a different city, I'll skim that paper. ~ David Cross,
669:I think of the Roundabout as my musical theater family here in New York City. ~ Jane Krakowski,
670:It is as if the city has a bloodstream flowing through it, oxygenated by books. ~ Susan Orlean,
671:I was trained on stage at NYU in New York City; I did a lot of theatre then. ~ Michaela Conlin,
672:New Beijing, Mars. The domed city was as wild a place as you could find in Sol ~ Rhett C Bruno,
673:Reclusive? The inner city will secure your privacy better than any desert cave. ~ Mason Cooley,
674:The city is the nerve center of our civilization. It is also the storm center. ~ Josiah Strong,
675:Venice is the prettiest city I've ever seen. It looks like a Disneyland ride. ~ George Clooney,
676:Washington, D.C. is a city filled with people who believe they are important. ~ David Brinkley,
677:You can be alone too in the city streets, among the crowds. We are all alone. ~ Frederick Lenz,
678:You can’t say you know a city unless you know three ways to everywhere. ~ Marie Helene Bertino,
679:28 A man without self-control    is like a city broken into and left without walls. ~ Anonymous,
680:Anyone who is elected mayor of a place called "Sin City" is allowed to be a drunk. ~ Bill Maher,
681:been ignited by loose talk, by leaks,” Amburgey went on, “the fact the city ~ Patricia Cornwell,
682:Denver is a city that will be far more defined by its future than its past. ~ John Hickenlooper,
683:I am the plague which will burn through the marrow of the Anointed City. ~ Catherynne M Valente,
684:If all I ever wrote about was inner city freaks, I think it would be dishonest. ~ Eric Bogosian,
685:I love this city. I love all cities. I'm in love with everyone and everything. ~ Patrick Marber,
686:In the city, a lot of crime happens, a lot of violence happens from time to time. ~ Victor Cruz,
687:It makes me crazy to think that somebody might attack my city or any other city. ~ Billy Corgan,
688:I wanted to meet the people, to get involved in the city, to make Tokyo mine. ~ Jacob Aue Sobol,
689:I want to live in a city where people who make the rules have to live by them. ~ Martin Firrell,
690:New York City. Once it got into your blood, you could never get it out again. ~ Douglas Preston,
691:No difference between here and there: the city that you live in is the world. ~ Marcus Aurelius,
692:No more small towns for me. I was going to the city to get my degree in pimping. ~ Iceberg Slim,
693:no sane South Californian would voluntarily live in the Windy City. Therefore, ~ Glenn Michaels,
694:Out here, you find out that the city fools you about how things really work. ~ Scott Westerfeld,
695:Short or long to Goblin City? The straight way's short But the long way's pretty. ~ Terry Jones,
696:Stand your ground! Don't move! Don't panic! This is your city! This is your city! ~ Brian Friel,
697:The bombs the government drops in Iraq are the bombs that blew up in New York City. ~ Van Jones,
698:The city is like a great house, and the house in its turn a small city. ~ Leon Battista Alberti,
699:True citizens of the heavenly city are the best residents of the earthly city. ~ Timothy Keller,
700:What kind of city we wish to build should reflect our personal wishes and needs. ~ David Harvey,
701:Again what city ever received Plato's or Aristotle's laws, or Socrates' precepts? But, ~ Erasmus,
702:Anyone who thinks small towns are friendlier than big cities lives in a big city. ~ Richard Peck,
703:A university is a city of ideas, and we're grateful you became citizens of our city. ~ Mary Karr,
704:But Paris was a very old city and we were young and nothing was simple there. ~ Ernest Hemingway,
705:can honor be expected of a man who is preparing to storm the city of his birth? ~ Salman Rushdie,
706:However, the moral center of New York City, I believe, is the New York City Ballet. ~ John Guare,
707:I came here because the city has a tradition and is a very respected food city. ~ Emeril Lagasse,
708:I grew up in suburban New York City and London, England, where my dad was working. ~ J C Chandor,
709:I love Chicago. I have big investments in Chicago, and I think it's a great city. ~ Donald Trump,
710:In old Quebec City, “magnificent” wasn’t measured in square feet, but in details. ~ Louise Penny,
711:I want to live in a city where immigration is seen as a new source of strength. ~ Martin Firrell,
712:Let every man shovel out his own snow and the whole city will be passable. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
713:Looked at from above, west London isn’t so much a city as a forest with buildings. ~ Bill Bryson,
714:Rome is the city of echoes, the city of illusions, and the city of yearning. ~ Giotto di Bondone,
715:Self-consciousness is the curse of the city and all that sophistication implies. ~ Annie Dillard,
716:There may be no city in the clouds, but dreaming of it can enliven the spirit. ~ Gregory Maguire,
717:You mean she and he are thick as thieves? She has given him the key to her city? ~ Marcel Proust,
718:A city is not adorned by external things, but by the virtue of those who dwell in it. ~ Epictetus,
719:Anybody who thinks small towns are friendlier than big cities lives in a big city. ~ Richard Peck,
720:Chicago is not the most corrupt American city. It's the most theatrically corrupt. ~ Studs Terkel,
721:I came to Rome when it was a city of stone ... and left it a city of marble ~ Gaius Julius Caesar,
722:If you ask the great city, ‘Who is this person?,’ she will answer, ‘He is my child. ~ Victor Hugo,
723:I love life on the road. I'm in a different city every night and it never gets old. ~ Demi Lovato,
724:In 1963, Birmingham was often called the most segregated city in America. ~ Martin Luther King Jr,
725:Living in this city was like being trapped in the chilly armpit of a frost giant. ~ Leigh Bardugo,
726:More things we learned from the Rising: It’s hard to gentrify a city that’s on fire. ~ Mira Grant,
727:New York seems conducted by jazz, animated by it. It is essentially a city of rhythm. ~ Anais Nin,
728:Often even a whole city suffers for a bad man who sins and contrives presumptuous deeds. ~ Hesiod,
729:The city has millions of stories that I don’t know. Never did and never will. ~ John Joseph Adams,
730:The clergyman who lives in the city may have piety, but he must have taste. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
731:Vehement silhouettes of Manhattan - that vertical city with unimaginable diamonds. ~ Le Corbusier,
732:What's the use of a great city having temptations if fellows don't yield to them? ~ P G Wodehouse,
733:Work. Home. The pub. Meeting girls. Living in the city. Life. Is that all there is? ~ Neil Gaiman,
734:You cannot live in the best city in the world and have people living on the streets. ~ Sadiq Khan,
735:Belgrade is the ugliest city in the world in the most beautiful place in the world. ~ Le Corbusier,
736:City halls are always huge and ornate and topped with ancient volcanic stone towers. ~ Joseph Fink,
737:Even through the closed taxi window, he could feel the throbbing pulse of the huge city. ~ Ron Roy,
738:I’d entered the city the way one enters any grand love affair: with no exit plan. ~ Cheryl Strayed,
739:I'm accepting I'm not living that younger, dreamed version of myself in the big city. ~ Paula Cole,
740:I've been to every park in every city and not seen a statue to a committee. ~ Gilbert K Chesterton,
741:Los Angeles is a city known as much for its sun as for its stars and its dirty air. ~ Ed Begley Jr,
742:Mike, happy cities are all alike, but every unhappy city is unhappy in its own way. ~ Ellery Queen,
743:On the second Sabbat of Twelfthmoon, in the city of Weep, a girl fell from the sky. ~ Laini Taylor,
744:Robinson Crusoe, the self-sufficient man, could not have lived in New York city. ~ Walter Lippmann,
745:Rugby is a good occasion for keeping thirty bullies far from the center of the city. ~ Oscar Wilde,
746:The end mirrors the beginning. In the end, its about a woman & a city. ~ Gregory David Roberts,
747:This train of thought was heading straight for Pity City, and she wanted to get off. ~ Lauren Kate,
748:Venetians feel affection and loyalty to their city, rather than to the Italian state. ~ Donna Leon,
749:What is the purpose of a city if not to grant the greatest of gifts, anonymity? ~ Rabih Alameddine,
750:You’ve lived in the city for a long time and need to feel that you have a hometown. ~ Gao Xingjian,
751:A city like Ankh-Morpork was only two meals away from chaos at the best of times. ~ Terry Pratchett,
752:A city with one newspaper... is like a man with one eye, and often the eye is glass. ~ A J Liebling,
753:Any city in America would like to get a museum built if they didn't have to pay for it. ~ Eli Broad,
754:Defend Paris to the last, destroy all bridges over the Seine and devastate the city. ~ Adolf Hitler,
755:"Diiiie men." If you play any Broad City episode backwards, that's all we're saying. ~ Ilana Glazer,
756:Does your average city person fear famine?’ – ‘No, he thinks food grows in shops. ~ Terry Pratchett,
757:Either my girlfriend's collection of "Sex in the City" memorabilia goes or I do. ~ Duncan Whitehead,
758:E-mail is a modern Penny Post: the world is a single city with a single postal rate. ~ Anne Fadiman,
759:Every city in the world always has a gang, a street gang, or the so-called outcasts. ~ Jimi Hendrix,
760:Extermination of city could be prevented
by presence of a few who have faith of God. ~ Toba Beta,
761:He had a curious hunted walk, like that of a destitute diabetic in a strange city. ~ Samuel Beckett,
762:Here is the great city: here have you nothing to seek and everything to lose. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
763:I am a musician, a songwriter, music fan. I live in New York City and I love my job. ~ Hoodie Allen,
764:I could stay living in this city if they just installed Blaupunkts in the cabs. ~ Bret Easton Ellis,
765:if a man from Lower Caste should come to rule in a city, the city would come to ruin. ~ John Norman,
766:In a living city, I could never have noticed so much. Living cities don't hold still. ~ John Irving,
767:In New York City, everyone is an exile, none more so than the Americans. ~ Charlotte Perkins Gilman,
768:In the city fields
Contemplating cherry-trees...
Strangers are like friends ~ Kobayashi Issa,
769:major city to Mount Toba. I think it’s a reference to where the attack will start.” “A ~ A G Riddle,
770:Poslechni," začnu. Řvu. "Kdybych toužil zažívat city, tak si kurva zajdu do kina! ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
771:The city divided by the river is further divided by racial and lingual differences. ~ Nelson Algren,
772:The city, however, does not tell its past, but contains it like the lines of a hand ~ Italo Calvino,
773:The grey city and its lost hearts force its way between myself and my healing. ~ Jeanette Winterson,
774:To be a New Yorker is to be away from the city and feel like you are missing something ~ Bill Hayes,
775:Washington is a city of important men and the women they married before they grew up. ~ Nora Ephron,
776:Whenever I visit a city, I like to see what classical music concerts are on offer. ~ Park Chan wook,
777:You don’t know how alone you are until you move by yourself to New York City. ~ Susan Rebecca White,
778:you'll have your city back, all nice and clean and ready to go to the dogs again ~ Dashiell Hammett,
779:28 Like a city whose walls are broken through        is a person who lacks self-control. ~ Anonymous,
780:A man is indeed a city, and for the poet there are no ideas but in things. ~ William Carlos Williams,
781:Better a patient person than a warrior, one with self-control than one who takes a city. ~ Anonymous,
782:City folks dress a sight different than we-uns and you don’t want to shame yourself. ~ Louis L Amour,
783:From now on the architects would take over as the high preists of this bourgeois city. ~ Colm T ib n,
784:Gods blast it, I was asking ye where you shite in the city, not where I should do it! ~ Kevin Hearne,
785:Her face had no expression, like a photograph of a sunken city on the ocean floor. ~ Haruki Murakami,
786:Houston is undoubtedly my showcase city. I saved all my best buildings for Houston. ~ Philip Johnson,
787:I found Bombay and opium, the drug and the city, the city of opium and the drug Bombay ~ Jeet Thayil,
788:In a thousand years, you could hold the entirety of the city in the palm of your hand. ~ Rick Yancey,
789:Initial reports say that there may be a werewolf loose in the streets of Sin City. ~ Chris Philbrook,
790:I seriously can't believe how hard it is for a girl to lose her virginity in this city ~ Tracy Wolff,
791:It is also hard to write about a city we just moved to; it’s not yet in our body. ~ Natalie Goldberg,
792:Language is a city to the building of which every human being brought a stone. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
793:Los Angeles is a very special city. It's a great ethnic mix, a great cultural mix. ~ Gustavo Dudamel,
794:no one church model or theological tradition — can reach an entire city. Reaching ~ Timothy J Keller,
795:On the road from the City of Skepticism, I had to pass through the Valley of Ambiguity. ~ Adam Smith,
796:Opposites don't just attract they freaking catch fire and burn the entire city down1 ~ Jay Crownover,
797:Philadelphia was then the largest city in North America, with nearly 51,000 inhabitants ~ Jim Murphy,
798:Scripture also functions as something like the constitution of the baptismal city. ~ James K A Smith,
799:The fair alone consumed three times as much electricity as the entire city of Chicago. ~ Erik Larson,
800:The main problem of living in the city that never sleeps that neither did I. ~ Maria Dahvana Headley,
801:This city is held together by hope and insomnia,” she said. “Who needs infrastructure? ~ Alyssa Cole,
802:You can see the city lights from there, spreading out below like stars on the ground. ~ Ava Dellaira,
803:A department store two days before Christmas Eve is like a city in a state of siege.... ~ Rachel Cohn,
804:Batman was human. He had no powers. He stood next to Gods and said, "I handle my city. ~ Scott Snyder,
805:Even the worst things about Devonairre Street are better than the rest of the city. ~ Corey Ann Haydu,
806:FRANKENSTEIN Prodigal Son • City of Night • Dead and Alive • Lost Souls • The Dead Town ~ Dean Koontz,
807:How will the bombing of Baghdad, a city of five million, accomplish a regime change? ~ Susan Sarandon,
808:I do hate the City of London! It is the only thing which ever comes between us. ~ Arthur Conan Doyle,
809:If you bomb a city, then rebuild it, the data shows a huge spike in economic activity. ~ John Perkins,
810:I like living in the city, but I like being able to get out of it as and when I like. ~ Laura Marling,
811:In a city where human beings struggle for the privilege of sleeping over subway grates, ~ Pete Hamill,
812:It is in Paris that the beating of Europe’s heart is felt. Paris is the city of cities. ~ Victor Hugo,
813:I want to experience Dallas. It's a new city where I see new business opportunities. ~ Rob Kardashian,
814:My city and my country, as I am Antoninus, is Rome; as I am a man, it is the world. ~ Marcus Aurelius,
815:opposites don’t just attract, they freaking catch fire and burn the entire city down. ~ Jay Crownover,
816:Put your makeup on, fix your hair up pretty. And meet me tonight in Atlantic City ~ Bruce Springsteen,
817:someone’s prowling the city with a pack of killer ferrets to do his dirty work for him. ~ Dean Koontz,
818:Streets and their sidewalks-the main public places of a city-are its most vital organs. ~ Jane Jacobs,
819:That night, on a narrow bed in a rented room in a strange city, a dream was dreamed. ~ David Grossman,
820:There are seventeen madhouses in the city of Lovecraft. I've visited all of them. ~ Caitlin Kittredge,
821:Up till now, they are only on dock No. 10, not in Umm Qasr, not in the city ~ Mohammed Saeed al Sahaf,
822:Very good in the Back to the Future movies, but was born to play Caroline in the City. ~ Lea Thompson,
823:You don't need a city charter to know that education is the foundation of any community. ~ Alan Autry,
824:You should be allowed to be a modern city dweller and still care about the environment. ~ Graham Hill,
825:Be it a village or a city, education is very important, and it always comes into you. ~ Kareena Kapoor,
826:City's gripped in panic again,' I tell Harry. 'It must be a Tuesday,' he responds... ~ Jennifer Harlow,
827:Grey for the magic-less city. Red, for the healthy empire. White, for the starving world. ~ V E Schwab,
829:I never write "metropolis" for seven cents when I can write "city" and get paid the same. ~ Mark Twain,
830:In the inner city, much was made of early milestones. Later ones might never come. — ~ Matthew Desmond,
831:I think every metropolitan city has its pockets of - that's what makes them great. ~ Patricia Clarkson,
832:It's hard for it to make a mark in this city because London has so much culture to offer. ~ Toby Jones,
833:It was a good day to arrive in New York City. No one expected me. Everything awaited me. ~ Patti Smith,
834:I wasn't there [in U.S] when the city was bombed but it seems to have changed my friends. ~ Nan Goldin,
835:Like a man who has been dying for many days, a man in your city is numb to the stench. ~ Chief Seattle,
836:Okay, no reason to have a heart attack. He's just a guy.... the yummiest guy in Yum City. ~ Kate Brian,
837:The first such suicide had come from the city of Batman, a hundred kilometers from Kars. ~ Orhan Pamuk,
838:There were only two things you did in New York City, Queens to be exact, music or sports. ~ Phife Dawg,
839:the righteous thrive, a city rejoices,  and when the wicked die, there is joyful shouting. ~ Anonymous,
840:This city will have no unhappy people. It's the special city that has the someone just for me. ~ CLAMP,
841:This is the city, and I am one of the citizens/Whatever interests the rest interests me ~ Walt Whitman,
842:Winter laid her solemn hands across the city and stroked all the colours out of the sky ~ Kate Tempest,
843:Yeah, 'Gossip Girl' is a good show. It's a real New York show, like 'Sex and the City. ~ Jay McInerney,
844:An interesting thing about New York City is that the subways run through the sewers. ~ Garrison Keillor,
845:Better to have two people whose love is true than a whole city of fair-weather friends. ~ Mindee Arnett,
846:Hey, you look at your tits; I'll look at mine! (Michael Tolliver, Tales of the City) ~ Armistead Maupin,
847:Historians now estimate that as many as 20,000 people abandoned the city during the fever. ~ Jim Murphy,
848:I always liked to go to Vancouver to shoot, because I think Vancouver's a beautiful city. ~ Kurt Fuller,
849:I'd love to visit Thailand just for the street food and the energy of a city like Bangkok. ~ Bobby Flay,
850:I'm a city girl and I never really lived in the country, so I'm learning about that. ~ Shirley MacLaine,
851:I made a promise to my parents that I would rid the city of the evil that took their lives. ~ Jeph Loeb,
852:Iowa City is okay as Midwestern cities go, but theres no food, no culture, no ocean. ~ Elin Hilderbrand,
853:I regard Paris as a feast for the eyes, the senses and brain. It is a phenomenal city. ~ Arthur Frommer,
854:I think that would be great, if I could be in a city and wasn't even allowed to work. ~ Jemaine Clement,
855:Once the city gets into a ba-hoys sa-hystem, he loses the ha-hankerin' for the ca-hountry. ~ W C Fields,
856:Paris is a wonderful city. I can't say I belong to an especially anglophone community. ~ Marilyn Hacker,
857:Short or long to Goblin City?
The straight way's short
But the long way's pretty... ~ Terry Jones,
858:So this is where people come to live; I would have thought it is a city to die in. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke,
859:The automobile is the greatest catastrophe in the entire history of City architecture. ~ Philip Johnson,
860:The beauty of any city is really the people within it and the people that you're close to. ~ Emma Stone,
861:the New York City Department of Buildings decided to use a new piece of HTML5 tech: PDF.js. ~ Anonymous,
862:The whole city was a compass. How could anyone ever have gotten so hopelessly lost here? ~ James Sallis,
863:This was the year he rode the subway to the ends of the city, two hundred miles of track. ~ Don DeLillo,
864:When I was about 11, 12, we moved to Jersey City. Everywhere I go I'm an outsider. ~ Michelle Rodriguez,
865:When you live in a city with no stars to wish on, you have to wish on each other. ~ Francesca Lia Block,
866:You mean I can’t chain him to the bumper of my truck and drag him through the city? ~ Caroline B Cooney,
867:I begin to grow heartily tired of the etiquette and nonsense so fashionable in this city. ~ George Mason,
868:I enjoy running, especially in a new city, so when Im on tour thats always a good option. ~ James Maslow,
869:I spend a lot of time in Los Angeles, but I probably wouldn't say it's my favorite city. ~ Terry O Quinn,
870:I was able to work with the best musicians in Kansas City starting when I was really young ~ Pat Metheny,
871:Jonathan Swift made a soul for the gentlemen of this city by hating his neighbor as himself. ~ W B Yeats,
872:Kansas City, that’s like in Kansas, right?” I ask. “Missouri,” Frank and Dad both correct. ~ Julie Cross,
873:Life is one long decay, no? There's a lot of beauty in it. Like the patina in an old city. ~ Urs Fischer,
874:London has a quarter of the whole world’s supply of closed circuit cameras, all in one city. ~ Lee Child,
875:New Orleans, city of roaches, city of decay, city of our family, and of happy, happy people. ~ Anne Rice,
876:New York City has become a place where it's not easy for the working class to even live. ~ Michael Moore,
877:New York City is filled with the same kind of people I left New Jersey to get away from. ~ Fran Lebowitz,
878:New York has been the best gift, in that the city pushes me to so many next levels. ~ Baratunde Thurston,
879:[Prov. 25:28] Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control. ~ Anonymous,
880:San Francisco’s a big city, but it can feel like a small town in some ways,” he offered. ~ Alice Clayton,
881:The city of Detroit slaughtered the animals in its zoo to provide meat for the hungry. ~ Adam Hochschild,
882:The first projectile hit the sea wall of Gaza City's little harbour just after four o'clock. ~ Anonymous,
883:The Potemkin city of which I wish to speak here is none other than our dear Vienna herself. ~ Adolf Loos,
884:The same things go on everywhere, whether you're from the city, the country or wherever. ~ Bubba Sparxxx,
885:This city desert makes you feel so cold. It's got so many people, but it's got no soul. ~ Gerry Rafferty,
886:This is what a city is, bits and pieces that supplement each other and support each other. ~ Jane Jacobs,
887:This was a Code Gamma, just two steps away from a grab-granny-and-flee-the-city call. ~ Sharon Hannaford,
888:Washington is the city where the big men of little towns come to be disillusioned ~ Paul Laurence Dunbar,
889:When they aren’t being incompetent, city officials like to relax with a little corruption. ~ Bill Bryson,
890:As an additional bonus, the job was in Paris, and Paris was probably Court’s favorite city ~ Mark Greaney,
891:Assassination is an art, milord, and I am the city’s most accomplished artist - Durzo Blint ~ Brent Weeks,
892:At the end of my life, I have achieved belated fame and recognition in the city of my birth. ~ Leon Askin,
893:Bet I could lure you into a van with a trail of 45's, steal you away from that cold city. HNY ~ Anonymous,
894:Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright,
895:I keep forgetting that if you live in a big city only mad people talk to themselves. ~ Jeanette Winterson,
896:I left Montana in Spring of 1866, for Utah, arriving at Salt Lake city during the summer. ~ Calamity Jane,
897:I taught for 17 years in an inner city comprehensive schools. ~ Estelle Morris Baroness Morris of Yardley,
898:Liberation was in the very scale of the city: a goldfish bowl one could never grow to fit. ~ Sheridan Hay,
899:Living in New York City gives people real incentives to want things that nobody else wants. ~ Andy Warhol,
900:Manute Bol is so skinny they save money on road trips. They just fax him from city to city. ~ Woody Allen,
901:Nice is a city of ghosts and specters, but I hope not to become one of them right away. ~ Patrick Modiano,
902:Okay, as you guys saw, there are four city gateways equally spaced around the Wotter Tower. ~ Bryan Chick,
903:Returning to a city that one has known and loved fills you with a delicious sense of warmth. ~ Tahir Shah,
904:Somepeople drink to foregt, I smoke to remember" Anna Madrigal in Tales of the City... ~ Armistead Maupin,
905:Somewhere in the city, Pestilence was raising an army for its fellow horseman, Death. ~ Steve Hockensmith,
906:Stop quoting laws, we carry weapons! ~ Pompey to the defenders of a besieged city who were crying outrage,
907:... the earthly city glories in itself, the Heavenly City glories in the Lord. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
908:when the streets are deserted and a cold rind of moon floats over the canyons of the city. ~ Stephen King,
909:You know, when I eat three peas, I'm pregnant. When I visit a city, I'm buying a house. ~ Vanessa Paradis,
910:After all, that’s all a man really needs: a big city full of sin and sleaze, and a chance. ~ Mark Lawrence,
911:As I criss-cross the city hurrying, I feel always the unchanging cold beneath the pavement. ~ Mason Cooley,
912:better not bring up a lion inside your city,
But if you must, then humour all his moods. ~ Aristophanes,
913:But Enki wants to save Atrahasis,50 the ‘exceedingly wise man’ of the city of Shuruppak. ~ Karen Armstrong,
914:Dublin City was quiet when they reached the Waxwork Museum, as if it was holding its breath. ~ Derek Landy,
915:Every city and country just has a different reason for wanting to host the [Olympic] games. ~ Gary Hustwit,
916:If I had a gun, I'd shoot a hole into the sun and love would burn this city down for you. ~ Noel Gallagher,
917:It is with great regret that I have to inform Manchester City of my wish to leave the club. ~ Carlos Tevez,
918:It takes more than a great church to reach a city, it takes a great movement of churches. ~ Timothy Keller,
919:I would destroy the city if something happened to you. I can't even bear the thought of it. ~ Anne Mallory,
920:New York City is a great monument to the power of money and greed... a race for rent. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright,
921:One city, Ashland, Oregon, has an elementary school in which not a single child is vaccinated. ~ Anonymous,
922:Still, that was the city, a great big filthy breeding-place for vermin – animal and human. ~ James Herbert,
923:The city’s more beautiful at night, you know: the people of the night always tell the truth. ~ Orhan Pamuk,
924:This is my chance to make it all happen, in the one city, where they say dreams come true. ~ Lauren Conrad,
925:Too much freedom seems to change into nothing but too much slavery, both for private man and city. ~ Plato,
926:When a train pulls into a great city I am reminded of the closing moments of an ouverture. ~ Graham Greene,
927:A city is like a family portrait - you don't tear it up if you don't like your uncle's nose. ~ Jaime Lerner,
928:A friend of mine once proposed a city slogan: “Baltimore: Your Ex-Boyfriend Still Lives Here. ~ Tim Kreider,
929:A mayor is a symbol and a public face of what a city bureaucracy provides its citizens. ~ John Hickenlooper,
930:And that sweet city with her dreaming spires, She needs not June for beauty's heightening. ~ Matthew Arnold,
931:because we live in Mexico City, we make rounds with the spirits of Huitzilopochtli, ~ Paco Ignacio Taibo II,
932:But what? You love him, he loves you and you're in the most romantic city in the world. ~ Stephanie Perkins,
933:has proved to be true. You have a first city as you have a first lover, and this was mine. ~ Elizabeth Hand,
934:His hair has gone grey. He passes every day. They say he walks the length of the city. ~ Lin Manuel Miranda,
935:If I get busted in New York, the freest city in the world, that will be the end of my career. ~ Lenny Bruce,
936:In this their lives reflected the broader miasma suffusing the city beyond their garden wall. ~ Erik Larson,
937:It may sound weird, but I don't really look for culture, particularly in an American city. ~ Aaron McGruder,
938:On this voyage, you will witness the marvels that this city has brought the world. It ~ Jarrett J Krosoczka,
939:over to someone who can.” “I saw her run off toward the east side of the city,” Sasha offered.  ~ Sara King,
940:Paris is the only city in the world where starving to death is still considered an art. ~ Carlos Ruiz Zaf n,
941:Paris is the only city in the world where starving to death is still considered an art. ~ Carlos Ruiz Zafon,
942:Thank you Rob for the honor you have brought to our city with this oustanding composition. ~ Rocky Anderson,
943:The best thing to be in a city was anonymous. Failing that, however, notoriety would do. ~ Michael Swanwick,
944:The city fathers discredited themselves with their silly exercise in extreme social rectitude. ~ Mel Gordon,
945:The Composite City where all human potentials are spread out in a vast silent market. ~ William S Burroughs,
946:There is little in the architecture of a city that is more beautifully designed than a tree. ~ Jaime Lerner,
947:The volunteering spirit of Londoners is part of what makes this the best big city on earth. ~ Boris Johnson,
948:Venice is not only a city of fantasy and freedom. It is also a city of joy and pleasure. ~ Peggy Guggenheim,
949:A city is composed of different kinds of men; similar people cannot bring a city into existence. ~ Aristotle,
950:A gargoyle’s howl, like a poet’s, resounds from spirit to spirit within the walls of a city. ~ Max Gladstone,
951:But by God, if I don’t get laid tonight, my cooter will go nuclear and wipe out a city block. ~ Kendall Grey,
952:Caen's San Francisco may not be the city we remember, but it is the city we want to remember. ~ Willie Brown,
953:Chicago is great! It's like the heart of America. It's the center and it's a beautiful city. ~ Michael Sucsy,
954:Drugs and drinking affect every family I know, country and city, middle-class and poor. ~ Bonnie Jo Campbell,
955:Harlem felt like a big black band with so many heavy instruments, the city stage was collapsing. ~ Yaa Gyasi,
956:His hair has gone grey. He passes every day
They say he walks the length of the city ~ Lin Manuel Miranda,
957:I come from the Town of Stupidity; it lieth about four degrees beyond the City of Destruction. ~ John Bunyan,
958:I made this film 'The Beach,' which didn't take place in a city, and it didn't really suit me. ~ Danny Boyle,
959:In this city, the rich had some room, and the middle class had less, and the poor had none. ~ Vikram Chandra,
960:I shop all the time, basically every day, whether it's online or in every city we go to. ~ Russell Westbrook,
961:It feels like the city is telling secrets down here, privy only to those who think to listen. ~ Gayle Forman,
962:Modern life demands, and is waiting for, a new kind of plan, both for the house and the city. ~ Le Corbusier,
963:Modern Londoners live in a great Victorian city; the Victorians lived through it, so to speak. ~ Bill Bryson,
964:Once fully enslaved, no nation, state, city of this earth ever afterward resumes its liberty. ~ Walt Whitman,
965:San Francisco is the only city in America where marijuana is legal but plastic bags are not. ~ Conan O Brien,
966:Should I eat first or accuse the Master of the City of murder? Choices, choices. -Anita ~ Laurell K Hamilton,
967:Some people consider utopia to be derived from nature. For some people, utopia is the city. ~ Joel Sternfeld,
968:Sometimes Opposite do Just More Than Attract... They Catch fire and Burn the City Down...... ~ Jay Crownover,
969:Start a second act. This is New York City. If you don’t reinvent yourself, you get left behind. ~ Lucy Sykes,
970:stilts, the ground floors given over to parking. It’s a good idea in this car-maddened city, ~ Arundhati Roy,
971:The city atmosphere certainly has improved her. Some way she doesn't seem like the same woman. ~ Kate Chopin,
972:The whole city [Manchester] just a real rock music vibe. It reminded me a lot of where I'm from. ~ Bill Burr,
973:This city is dying of rabies. Is the best I can do to wipe random flecks of foam from its lips? ~ Alan Moore,
974:we are weakness itself, and unless He guards the city, in vain shall we labor to defend it. ~ Teresa of vila,
975:A cello on a winter night in the midst of a frozen city—that was what his voice sounded like. ~ Tiffany Reisz,
976:A city whose living immediacy is so urgent that when I am in it I lose all sense of the past. ~ Kenneth Tynan,
977:And what would be great numbers in a Broadway show are now on stage of the New York City Ballet. ~ John Guare,
978:Aphorisms are not true or false, but pointed or flat. ~ Mason Cooley. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection (1987),
979:Are you a lucky little lady in the City of Light? Or just another lost angel... City of Night? ~ Jim Morrison,
980:'Broad City' [series] has a wild side, but it also has a very heartfelt side. It's very human. ~ Ilana Glazer,
981:Helsinki isn't all that bad. It's a very nice city, and it's cold really only in wintertime. ~ Linus Torvalds,
982:I am working hard to ensure that working families can continue to afford to live in our city. ~ Thomas Menino,
983:I didn't know the city at all, but I was so happy to be in New York I cried. I was so excited. ~ Greta Gerwig,
984:I don't want to have thousands of people shot in a city where, essentially, I'm the president. ~ Donald Trump,
985:In a faraway city where the palette was pure and bright, Ruth stirred in her sleep, and smiled ~ Amruta Patil,
986:It is the city of mirrors, the city of mirages, at once solid and liquid, at once air and stone. ~ Erica Jong,
987:Let the sofa be mountains, the carpet be sea,
There I'll establish a city for me. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson,
988:My life was far from Sex and the City. It was more like Sex and the Pity. Or Sex and the Shitty. ~ Vi Keeland,
989:Once fully enslaved, no nation, state, city of this earth, ever afterward resumes its liberty. ~ Walt Whitman,
990:Our true city is the new Jerusalem, even while we still belong to Paris or Budapest or New York. ~ D A Carson,
991:Paris is not a city I should care to approach for the first time after I had passed forty. ~ Carl Van Vechten,
992:Rome has not seen a modern building in more than half a century. It is a city frozen in time. ~ Richard Meier,
993:The city is built To music, therefore never built at all, And therefore built forever. ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson,
994:The great thing about Florida is you - each city's about two hours' drive from everywhere else. ~ John Cleese,
995:This isn't London, sweetheart. This is New York City and we can spot a fraud from a mile away. ~ Joanna Shupe,
996:To live in a city, one must be larger than one's environment or enjoy belonging to the crowd. ~ Louis L Amour,
997:To take possession of a city of which you are not a native you must first fall in love there. ~ John Banville,
998:What about The Simpsons, you ask? I knew more about Springfield than I knew about my own city. ~ Ernest Cline,
999:What kind of guy goes to every city, has sex with every girl, then he goes and catches HIV. ~ Donald Sterling,
1000:Why is heaven called a city? Because it is a place of fellowship where men meet one ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon,
1001:Wiring in nooses from the ceiling, waiting to be connected, plugged into the rest of the city. ~ Sarah Hilary,
1002:A little acting debut in Spin City, with Michael J. Fox, which opened up a whole new door for me. ~ Heidi Klum,
1003:A suburb is an attempt to get out of reach of the city without having the city be out of reach. ~ Mason Cooley,
1004:But I’m not convinced I won’t be perfectly barbecued by the time we reach the city’s center. ~ Suzanne Collins,
1005:For Stephen, London was less a city that never slept, more a city that got a good nine hours. ~ David Nicholls,
1006:I am never happier than when I am alone in a foreign city; it is as if I had become invisible. ~ Storm Jameson,
1007:I'd say my style is all me, It's different from other artist even in my city or outside of my city. ~ Lil Herb,
1008:I feel most strongly about Jerusalem, because architects ultimately have to address that city. ~ Ben Nicholson,
1009:I live in New York City, the stories of my films take place in New York; I'm a New York filmmaker. ~ Spike Lee,
1010:I loathe crowds. I especially dont like cities. A city involves biomass. And biomass gets to me. ~ Alan Garner,
1011:I’m alone, stumbling through the city in the dark, trying not to let the night freeze my blood. ~ Isaac Marion,
1012:In a city [world] as dirty as this, You gather up, save, and show me Purely beautiful things. ~ Ayumi Hamasaki,
1013:In every detail a city should reflect that human beings are sacred and that they are equal. ~ Enrique Penalosa,
1014:I seek the city because there is nothing sweeter than not being alone in your loneliness. ~ Charlotte Eriksson,
1015:I tell you, it is easier to build a grand opera or a city center than to build a personal house. ~ Alvar Aalto,
1016:My city and country, so far as I am Antoninus, is Rome, but so far as I am a man, it is the world. ~ Anonymous,
1017:Paris, a city of gaieties and pleasures, where four-fifths of the inhabitants die of grief. ~ Nicolas Chamfort,
1018:Seattle is the only city where you step in shit and you pray, Please God, let this be dog shit. ~ Maria Semple,
1019:shouldn’t do anything suspicious, like trying to map out the entire city in the first week. ~ Antonio J M ndez,
1020:Some people think the big city's a scary place? That's nothing to compare to the backwoods. ~ Elizabeth Massie,
1021:The city is built
To music, therefore never built at all,
And therefore built forever. ~ Alfred Tennyson,
1022:the natural animosity between those who slept and those who were stirring in the sleeping city. ~ Stefan Zweig,
1023:This very Rome that we behold deserves our love ...: the only common and universal city. ~ Michel de Montaigne,
1024:What was it about this city, with its endless possibilities, that elicited such limited routines? ~ Hugh Howey,
1025:...careful the morning lest it wake from slumber the city half-encumbered by the morning mist ... ~ John Geddes,
1026:Death made its own appointments, and the city morgue waited like a patient suitor for a date. ~ Mark Del Franco,
1027:I am planning a one-man art show of original Batman oil paintings that I will show in New York City. ~ Bob Kane,
1028:If there is one city apart from Mumbai where I would love to settle down, it has to be Chennai. ~ Ashwin Sanghi,
1029:I like the fact there can be so many secret places in a city filled with people. It gives me hope. ~ Tim Lebbon,
1030:In Amsterdam, the river and canals have been central to city life for the last four centuries. ~ Janet Echelman,
1031:It doesn't matter who you are, there are stars in every city, in every house, and on every street. ~ Ray Davies,
1032:I wonder that no criminal has ever pleaded the ugliness of your city as an excuse for his crimes. ~ Oscar Wilde,
1033:My father, Robert Ernst, was teaching as an architect at the technical high school of our city. ~ Richard Ernst,
1034:She looked as plump and self-confident as the city pigeons outside, and as sure of her place. ~ Kerry Greenwood,
1035:The city knows you better than any living person because it has seen you when you are alone. ~ Colson Whitehead,
1036:The city must never be confused with the words that describe it.’’ —Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities ~ Anonymous,
1037:The City: Today’s modern financial district, called simply “The City,” was a walled town in Roman ~ Rick Steves,
1038:The old Paris is no more (the form of a city changes faster, alas! than a mortal's heart). ~ Charles Baudelaire,
1039:The whole Redwood City philosophy was based on a willingness to try harder than anyone else. ~ Malcolm Gladwell,
1040:Three days in a city now and I'm quite flipped. There's too much noise. I just can't do with it. ~ Lou Harrison,
1041:Truly sad that the most diverse neighborhood in our city is one for the dead and not the living. ~ J D Trafford,
1042:When you looked out my window you could see the whole city crouched under a blanket of car smog. ~ Markus Zusak,
1043:Whew-ee. He hadn’t seen the like of that hat since leaving medical school in New York City. ~ Melanie Dickerson,
1044:You are safer here tonight than you would be on the streets of any other city in the world. ~ Michael Bloomberg,
1045:A city building, you experience when you walk; a suburban building, you experience when you drive. ~ Helmut Jahn,
1046:Actually, Sydney is my second favourite city on earth, I love Sydney, but this is the greatest. ~ Jeffrey Archer,
1047:An amusing city, Chicago, any way you look at it. I'm afraid we are in for the time of our lives. ~ Karen Abbott,
1048:A thin grey fog hung over the city, and the streets were very cold; for summer was in England. ~ Rudyard Kipling,
1049:Chicago is a beautiful city - the architecture, the food, everything in the city is awesome. ~ Chance the Rapper,
1050:City parks serve, day in and day out, as the primary green spaces for the majority of Americans. ~ Bruce Babbitt,
1051:Columbus isn’t exactly the murder capital of the world, but like every city it has a dark side. ~ Linda Castillo,
1052:despite Rio’s glorious sunshine, the atmosphere is of fear and sadness for a city of such potential. ~ Anonymous,
1053:Ebola has arrived in New York City. And I say, 'if it can make it can make it anywhere!' ~ Bill Maher,
1054:Ever new seemed this deathless city of vision, for here time has no power to tarnish or destroy. ~ H P Lovecraft,
1055:Folk in the Lower City do not tell each other how to worship, or if they do, it is not for long. ~ Tamora Pierce,
1056:For we must consider that we shall be as a city upon a hill. The eyes of all people are upon us. ~ John Winthrop,
1057:Great Brown Bear is walking with us, Salmon swimming upstream with us, as we stroll a city street. ~ Gary Snyder,
1058:Have a good night,' he said, and Mia stepped out onto Fifth Avenue and let the city swallow her up. ~ Celeste Ng,
1059:I am not interested in living in a city where there isn't a production by Samuel Beckett running. ~ Edward Albee,
1060:I grew up in such a small city, I had to be popular or I'd be dead. So I had to be popular! ~ Nicolas Ghesquiere,
1061:I just focus on my work with inner-city kids, and in my community, and on my philanthropic work. ~ Mark Wahlberg,
1062:I love Chicago. It is my new favorite city. It is the perfect place to do any kind of theater. ~ Christopher Lee,
1063:Inside a dream.
Within a lost city.
In the shadow of an angel.
At the brink of calamity. ~ Laini Taylor,
1064:In the city, he had been just another kid. He had never known how exhausting it was to be conspicuous. ~ Lisa Ko,
1065:Mammon, n. The god of the world's leading religion. His chief temple is in the city of New York ~ Ambrose Bierce,
1066:Most benefactors are like unskillful generals who take the city and leave the citadel intact. ~ Nicolas Chamfort,
1067:No place epitomizes the American experience and the American spirit more than New York City. ~ Michael Bloomberg,
1068:Rhys’s single women in the city are forever clashing with the landladies of their fleabag hotels. ~ Lauren Elkin,
1069:The city of cats and the city of men exist one inside the other, but they are not the same city. ~ Italo Calvino,
1070:The city of Detroit is the living, breathing example of Hillary Clinton's failed economic agenda. ~ Donald Trump,
1071:We all become great explorers during our first few days in a new city, or a new love affair. ~ Mignon McLaughlin,
1072:We are on high alert in places where no birds sing. To live in a city is to be forever flinching. ~ Jenny Offill,
1073:A big city is a big ocean; the one who doesn’t know how to swim finds himself at its bottom! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1074:A city is a strange place for dawn. The sun just can't seem to make any headway in the cold streets ~ Steve Toltz,
1075:Annexation is probably the most valuable tool a city has to ensure orderly growth and development. ~ Jeff Hawkins,
1076:Any city has to give some thought to its ambition and brand in order to set sustainability goals. ~ Ginni Rometty,
1077:Any design, any city, any kind of craziness or tragedy, it all comes from a long time of preparation. ~ Ai Weiwei,
1078:Around us the city glittered in shades of orange and silver, like a paste jewel in a tinfoil crown. ~ Alexis Hall,
1079:As a general rule when it’s a city bus versus any biological creature, it’s safe to bet on the bus. ~ John Scalzi,
1080:Beware of the plygs of Colorado City, Arizona. They have no cups of coffee for the likes of you. ~ Patrick deWitt,
1081:City life is no life for a country man; for such a man that life is a kind of damnation in itself. ~ Stephen King,
1082:City people. They may know how to street fight but they don't know how to wade through manure. ~ Melina Marchetta,
1083:Dear V.,
I'm a terrible actor and this city is fucking freezing and I miss you.
- A. ~ Emily St John Mandel,
1084:Don't screech like that. You'll wake the dead." - Jace - The Mortal Instruments - City Of Bones ~ Cassandra Clare,
1085:For in that city [New York] there is neurosis in the air which the inhabitants mistake for energy. ~ Evelyn Waugh,
1086:I didn't want kids to think that to be happy, they had to be famous or rich or live in the big city. ~ Dan Savage,
1087:If I poured all the lies I had told into the Mississippi, the river would rise and flood the city. ~ Ruta Sepetys,
1088:If you don’t hear the crows of the roosters in the mornings, you are one cursed city fellow! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1089:It was so cold in New York City today that the Statue of Liberty had her torch under her dress. ~ David Letterman,
1090:I want to become Kiev's mayor because I love my city very much and want to improve life in it. ~ Vitali Klitschko,
1091:London the secular city instructs him: turn any corner and he can find himself inside a parable. ~ Thomas Pynchon,
1092:New York City was the world's biggest vibrator. Everything vibrated above, and below the streets. ~ Nancy Pickard,
1093:One who is slow to anger is better than the mighty; one who rules his spirit, than he who takes a city. ~ Solomon,
1094:Our engineering departments build freeways which destroy a city or a landscape, in the process. ~ Arthur Erickson,
1095:Private beneficence is totally inadequate to deal with the vast numbers of the city's disinherited. ~ Jane Addams,
1096:She wants to slap everyone today, to pick up the whole sweat-slick City and punch its lights out. ~ Emma Donoghue,
1097:The city was still known for its enchantments, but it would soon become notorious for its terrors. ~ David Talbot,
1098:The year after I graduated from high school, they came to shoot Mr. and Mrs. Bridge in Kansas City. ~ Jason Wiles,
1099:We anguish over more school facilities and ignore the unlimited classroom that is our city. ~ Richard Saul Wurman,
1100:...we live in the same city but don't see the same things - you see buildings and I see memories... ~ John Geddes,
1101:Where the poison wind blows a deadly plague spreading negativity, viciously unto every city. ~ Louis Eric Barrier,
1102:…A city deprived of everything, devoid of light and devoid of heat, starved, and still not crushed. ~ Albert Camus,
1103:A city grows like an organism. It is a structure of living and working together a mix of functions. ~ Jaime Lerner,
1104:Before I came to the city I cut off my hair. It was the first of many fatally symbolic gestures. ~ M John Harrison,
1105:City of Fallen Angels ended on a cliffhanger. That was equally loved and hated by my readership. ~ Cassandra Clare,
1106:Destroy or build. Crazy or noncrazy. I'm not nostalgic about the old city. I don't enjoy it that much. ~ Ai Weiwei,
1107:He that hath no rule over his own spirit, is like a city that is broken down and without walls. ~ Proverbs XXV. 28,
1108:I always used to be more of a city guy, and more and more I'm starting to enjoy being in nature. ~ Michiel Huisman,
1109:I am joining the government not from the academic position but from St. Petersburg city council. ~ Anatoly Chubais,
1110:If someone states that Ajax played a negative game then maybe we are smarter than Manchester City. ~ Ronald Koeman,
1111:I looked inside my typewriter. There's a city in there. Black and grey columns and no inhabitants. ~ Helen Oyeyemi,
1112:I'm preparing for a multimedia theater piece, Airport Music, that's coming up in New York City. ~ Jessica Hagedorn,
1113:Infrastructure creates the form of a city and enables life to go on in a city, in a certain way. ~ Paul Goldberger,
1114:In the country, people are kind. In the city, people are hard an' cold, like the concrete and steel. ~ Jimmy Cliff,
1115:It's raining in my heart, like it's raining in the city. What is this sadness that pierces my heart? ~ Sonya Sones,
1116:Liverpool fans were great to me, I still live near the city and they always come up and shake my hand. ~ Paul Ince,
1117:Mao had decided to make the city his new capital, and he had its name changed from Peking to Beijing. ~ Anchee Min,
1118:May every day be a new beginning, and every dawn bring us closer to that shining city upon a hill. ~ Ronald Reagan,
1119:Morning in the city is not a real morning; morning of the shepherd, that is the real morning! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1120:New York City gritty committee pity the fool that act shitty in the midst of the calm, the witty. ~ Pharoahe Monch,
1121:New York is the only city in the world where you can get run down on the sidewalk by a pedestrian. ~ Russell Baker,
1122:No place epitomizes the American experience and the American spirit more than New York City. ~ Michael R Bloomberg,
1123:Nothing in their lives was working and the city lay there roaring its indifference. What a world. ~ Sunjeev Sahota,
1124:Of all Virginia Swan’s extraordinary adventures on her first trip to New York City, this visit ~ Becky Lee Weyrich,
1125:Paris has always seemed to me to be the only city in which one can live as one sees fit. ~ Natalie Clifford Barney,
1126:Rather than hearing from the city council president, you'd hear from sources all across the country. ~ Jack Kelley,
1127:the blustery talk of civic leaders—and not Chicago’s weather—had inspired the “Windy City” moniker. ~ Karen Abbott,
1128:The city was asleep, and the bookshop felt like a boat adrift in a sea of silence and shadows. ~ Carlos Ruiz Zaf n,
1129:The Dream is the city, and if we find it's heart in the Dream, then we find it's heart in the world. ~ Alexis Hall,
1130:The Thames was beautiful, dark, and swift beneath the billion yellow and white lights of the city… ~ Charles Finch,
1131:The walls could fall away, even the whole city, and the brightness of that feeling would not wane. ~ Anthony Doerr,
1132:The whole city was dangerous—because of chemicals and the uneven distribution of wealth and so on. ~ Kurt Vonnegut,
1133:This is what I’ve always loved about a city, all the worlds hidden away inside, largest of aquariums. ~ David Vann,
1134:Tokyo was an origami city folded over and over until something was made of virtually nothing. ~ Christopher Barzak,
1135:Water, water, everywhere, Atlantic and Pacific. But New York City's got them beat, Our aqua is terrific! ~ Ed Koch,
1136:When God wanted a city levelled, or all the first-born slaughtered in one night, he sent an angel. ~ Simon R Green,
1137:A hundred people to a car, a thousand people to a train, a thousand trains crisscrossing the city. ~ Makoto Shinkai,
1138:All that surrounds us comes from death, every part of every city, and every part of every person. ~ Caitlin Doughty,
1139:And that's how Nelson the vagabond became my first friend in New York City. Hello, full social calendar. ~ R S Grey,
1140:As for New York City, it is a place apart. There is not its match in any other country in the world. ~ Pearl S Buck,
1141:City's effort to end homelessness among veterans is different than how things used to be in L.A. ~ John Carlos Frey,
1142:For all its faults we love this city.’ Then, after a pause, she added: ‘After all, we built it. ~ William Dalrymple,
1143:Here I saw a city rise and say to the peoples round world: Listen, I am strong, I know what I want. ~ Carl Sandburg,
1144:I just want to continue the success and be an athlete that is shown in a good light in New York City. ~ Victor Cruz,
1145:I'm a big-city boy. What I like is big cities. It's not just what I like. It's what I write about. ~ Salman Rushdie,
1146:In the mornings when they were in the city, they had breakfast on a card table in Jeffrey's study ~ John P Marquand,
1147:In the Old City there were very few ways for women to stay alive, and all of them involved a man. ~ Christina Henry,
1148:I rode the bus alone, I walked around the city alone, I did my shopping alone, and I drank alone. ~ Hiromi Kawakami,
1149:I want to be on that team that wins the world championship here in Chicago and sees the city go crazy. ~ Derrek Lee,
1150:Of all the dark, obstructive, enigmatic souls I had met in this bleak city, his was the darkest. ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
1151:Paris is a very exciting city. I learned about Paris the same way that Americans do: from the movies. ~ Woody Allen,
1152:Perhaps someday you can have one city as easy to see as Illusions and as hard to forget as Reality. ~ Norton Juster,
1153:Rome is a place almost worn out by being looked at, a city collapsing under the weight of reference. ~ Graham Joyce,
1154:Tampa’s Latin quarter, Ybor City. Ybor had been the Cuban-Italian core when Tampa was “Cigar City USA. ~ Tim Dorsey,
1155:That in any city, and particularly in the city of Athens, it is easier to do men harm than to do them good; ~ Plato,
1156:The design of a dress, furniture, a house, a room, a street and a city are all the same process. ~ Gianfranco Ferre,
1157:the ragged skyline of the city resembled the disturbed encephalograph of an unresolved mental crisis. ~ J G Ballard,
1158:What Sex and the City did for sex and relationships, Lipstick Jungle does for success and power. ~ Candace Bushnell,
1159:Amsterdam is a city if sin, but in truth it is a city of freedom. And in freedom, most people find sin. ~ John Green,
1160:Ant swarming City
City full of dreams
Where in broad day the specter tugs your sleeve
~ Charles Baudelaire,
1161:As the daughter of immigrants, growing up in New York City, you are either at the table or on the menu. ~ Grace Meng,
1162:Chennai is such a beautiful place to perform in. The city is lovely, and the people, even more so. ~ Sunidhi Chauhan,
1163:Fields and trees are not willing to teach me anything; but this can be effected by men residing in the city. ~ Plato,
1164:...for in that city [New York] there is neurosis in the air which the inhabitants mistake for energy. ~ Evelyn Waugh,
1165:I don't like L.A. I've always said that, and people hate on me for it. I don't really like the city. ~ Shenae Grimes,
1166:I have never tried to fiddle my role as leader of the city of Sheffield, as an MP or as a minister. ~ David Blunkett,
1167:I like Bergen County because it's nice and quiet. It's beautiful, and I can get to the city way quick. ~ Wyclef Jean,
1168:I promised them that if they got my son out, I would show this city how a desert girl dies. - Shira ~ Alwyn Hamilton,
1169:It was April in Minneapolis and snowing, the flakes coming down in thick swirls enchanting the city ~ Cheryl Strayed,
1170:I would never be able to live in a huge city. I'd feel like one of 100,000 people doing the same thing. ~ Jack White,
1171:London could do with a bit of excitement, ma chére.” Her grandmother grinned. “Let the city burn. ~ Delilah Marvelle,
1172:Manchester City have been in the doldrums for a while, they came up and went straight back down again. ~ Alan Hansen,
1173:One by one the lights of the city went out, and I realized that I had already begun to remember. ~ Carlos Ruiz Zaf n,
1174:One must obey the man whom the city sets up in power in small things and in justice and in its opposite. ~ Sophocles,
1175:San Francisco is a city with the assets of a metropolis without the disadvantages of size and industry. ~ Jack Kenny,
1176:True enough and opposites don't just attract they freaking catch fire and burn the entire city down. ~ Jay Crownover,
1177:Up until the nineteenth century the Rialto was the only link between the two sides of the city. ~ Eric Van Lustbader,
1178:Viewed from a certain distance and under good light, even an ugly city can look like the promised land. ~ Leon Krier,
1179:What a place to put a city, right on the front line of absolute zero. No wonder a cow burned it down. ~ Mark Helprin,
1180:I live in a strange city. Here suffering is eloquent. Joy a sudden trauma. Curse words taste delightful. ~ Anna Clark,
1181:I’ll work my way from irony to sincerity in the sinking city, a would-be Whitman of the vulnerable grid. ~ Ben Lerner,
1182:In fact, the public will accept any city plan and skyline provided that its architecture is traditional. ~ Leon Krier,
1183:I often have deer on my property and there's a fox and owls. You're not going to see that in the city. ~ Billy Corgan,
1184:I want to live New York City. Not live IN it, but live IT. I want to be alive right here, right now. ~ Katherine Howe,
1185:leading questions as to my acquaintances in the sepulchral city, and so on. His little eyes glittered ~ Joseph Conrad,
1186:Man will return to his origins. Goethe has finally become as squiggly as the city of his fathers. ~ Franz Grillparzer,
1187:My soul is lost, my friend, tell me how do I begin again? My city's in ruins, my city's in ruins. ~ Bruce Springsteen,
1188:New York City does not hold our former selves against us. Perhaps we can extend the same courtesy. ~ Colson Whitehead,
1189:New York City subways are now getting high speed Internet. How about some high speed subway trains? ~ David Letterman,
1190:New York - that unnatural city where every one is an exile, none more so than the American ~ Charlotte Perkins Gilman,
1191:Oh where, oh where had Snow White gone? She'd found it easy, being pretty To hitch a ride into the city. ~ Roald Dahl,
1192:The Atlanta Botanical Garden incorporated in 1976, and in 1980 was given 33 acres by the city of Atlanta. ~ Anonymous,
1193:There's no way of getting away from the noises of the city when the noises of the city are in your head. ~ James Gunn,
1194:A city presents many different faces, and it is up to the traveller to assemble the proper composite. ~ David Levithan,
1195:A clue might ask, for example, for “A rhyming reminder of the past in the city of the NBA’s Kings. ~ Erik Brynjolfsson,
1196:An aphorism that does not score is just one more sentence. ~ Mason Cooley. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection (1994),
1197:(Chicago is) the only major city in the country where you can easily buy your way out of a murder rap. ~ Nelson Algren,
1198:For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. – Luke 2:11 ~ Robert J Morgan,
1199:He thought of all the people in the world who felt they'd been saved by a city. He was one of them. ~ Elizabeth Strout,
1200:He Who Hesitates (1965), Blood Relatives (1975), Long Time No See (1977) and The Big Bad City (1999). ~ Jeffery Deaver,
1201:Honesty is the best policy ; a policy is, after all, a strategy for living in the polis in the city. ~ Samuel R Delany,
1202:How do you expect to arrive at the end of your own journey if you take the road to another man's city? ~ Thomas Merton,
1203:How strange tonight, this city. As if something trembled below its surface, waiting to burst through. ~ Thomas Pynchon,
1204:If you're at all anxious, the city acts out your anxiety for you, leaving you feeling strangely peaceful. ~ Kim Gordon,
1205:If you wish, I shall go personally to your City and knock together the heads of Perlith and Galooney. ~ Robin McKinley,
1206:I love Scotland. Edinburgh is a beautiful city and has a wonderful tradition of supporting the arts. ~ Peter Hambleton,
1207:I love the fact that a lot of my audience is people from the inner city. African-Americans love my films. ~ Wes Craven,
1208:I'm a London fanatic. That's my city. I love being from there, you don't appreciate it until you go out. ~ John Boyega,
1209:I went to Saudi Arabia in 2010, and spent most of my time in Jeddah and the King Abdullah Economic City. ~ Dave Eggers,
1210:Just like New Yorkers themselves, the trees in New York [city] work harder than any others in the world. ~ Andy Warhol,
1211:Manhattan... capital of the 20th century, a city that has fascinated me for more than three decades. ~ Jurgen Habermas,
1212:New York City is where specks of dust aspire randomly with all their cunning to become grains of sand. ~ David B Lentz,
1213:so full of life and activity, was the sky-line of that accursed city, lurid and spattered with blood (93) ~ mile Zola,
1214:The axis of the earth sticks out visibly through the center of each and every town or city. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr,
1215:There was really nothing pressing for me to do beyond pouring bubble bath in the fountain at City Hall. ~ Debra Dunbar,
1216:These were the moments that defined the city. They were the waking dreams of a never sleeping metropolis. ~ Sarah Hall,
1217:The walls could fall away, even the whole city, and the brightness of that feeling would not wane. The ~ Anthony Doerr,
1218:This world's a city full of straying streets, and death's the market-place where each one meets. ~ William Shakespeare,
1219:Through that windshield I saw a city that didn’t know it was hungry and a reflection of a guy who was FREE. ~ Roy Choi,
1220:True enough, and opposites don’t just attract, they freaking catch fire and burn the entire city down. ~ Jay Crownover,
1221:When I become president, all you assholes that ride bikes in the city? Lock and load! You're going down! ~ Denis Leary,
1222:You live in the city? You live in the graveyard! You want to be resurrected? Apply to the nature! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1223:A contrast between country and city, as fundamental ways of life, reaches back into classical times. ~ Raymond Williams,
1224:A good earthy witch is more honest than some city rogue tricked out in black cone-hat and robe of stars, ~ Fritz Leiber,
1225:And what better place to sow vengeance—to, quite literally, turn Gotham into a City of Endless Night? ~ Douglas Preston,
1226:Because of my acting career, I've had to bounce from city to city and get in the groove in the studio. ~ LeToya Luckett,
1227:Does the New York City Ballet affect other places? Yeah, it lets people know they should come to New York. ~ John Guare,
1228:Every kingdom divided against itself is laid to waste, and no city or house divided against itself will stand ~ Sun Tzu,
1229:He was looking forward to the city that has foundations, whose architect and builder is God. Hebrews 11:10 ~ Beth Moore,
1230:How do you expect to arrive at the end of your journey if you take the road to another man's city?(100) ~ Thomas Merton,
1231:if you can speak of a center in a city whose tongues of land stretch through hills and lick the sea. Seen ~ Umberto Eco,
1232:If you grow corn or trade in pigs or write poetry then you go to Iowa City.” “That’s why I haven’t been. ~ Ann Patchett,
1233:I'm the No. 1 developer in New York, I'm the biggest in Atlantic City, and maybe we'll keep it that way. ~ Donald Trump,
1234:In a city that once had a population of nearly four million, there were now only one hundred forty-three ~ Keary Taylor,
1235:I was a waitress years ago when I was first trying to become an actress, waiting tables in New York City. ~ Kim Dickens,
1236:I was born in New York City, but I was raised in New Jersey, part of the great Jewish emigration of 1963. ~ Jon Stewart,
1237:I worked all day in back ofa hot van snipping off dog balls, I can cut one more pair. (Dark City Lights) ~ Thomas Pluck,
1238:New York City is still the art capital - every time I'm in New York, I'm thinking about competition. ~ Takashi Murakami,
1239:No one with seven books in New York City settles for one piece of ass. That’s what you get for a couplet. ~ Philip Roth,
1240:Terror attacks in Mumbai have grown due to increase in the population of the north Indians in the city. ~ Raj Thackeray,
1241:The anonymity of the city is one of its strengths as well as - carried too far - one of its weaknesses. ~ Margaret Mead,
1242:The asynarte city; two rhythms unconnected, profanity, holiness, and out of that strange bed, art. ~ Jeanette Winterson,
1243:The darkness that had come in from the Mediterranean covered the city so detested by the procurator. ~ Mikhail Bulgakov,
1244:The knife of corruption endangered the life of New York City. The scalpel of the law is making us well again. ~ Ed Koch,
1246:Who knows if the moon's / a balloon, coming out of a keen city / in the sky - filled with pretty people? ~ e e cummings,
1247:You need to bring your awakening into city life. Bring it into fast-paced complexity where it thrives. ~ John de Ruiter,
1248:Celibacy bestows on a man the qualified freedom of a besieged city where one sometimes has to eat rats. ~ Sean O Faolain,
1249:He stared down at the empty street and wondered why all city streets resembled each other at night. He ~ Henning Mankell,
1250:I like any big city. I like any place where you can see a guy with a pants-full of pooh fighting a ghost. ~ Brian Posehn,
1251:I like shooting in New York because I have such a connection to the city. I have so many memories there. ~ Noah Baumbach,
1252:In his mind, he said, Tell me what you want. And she said, Leave this city. She said, Take me with you. ~ Marie Rutkoski,
1253:I pulled a hamstring during the New York City Marathon. An hour into the race, I jumped off the couch. ~ David Letterman,
1254:It is ridiculous to set a detective story in New York City. New York City is itself a detective story. ~ Agatha Christie,
1255:Jack was finally going mad, and it was a small comfort to know that he’d picked the right city for it. ~ Neal Stephenson,
1256:Johnny Vassilaros is the man who has created the finest cup of coffee ever served in the city of New York. ~ Lewis Black,
1257:Manchester City are built on sand and I don't mean that because their owners are from the Arab countries. ~ Kevin Keegan,
1258:New York is the meeting place of the peoples, the only city where you can hardly find a typical American. ~ Djuna Barnes,
1259:Once I was in the city, I really enjoyed it. Just to experience things. There was so much new stuff. ~ Madeleine Peyroux,
1260:Paris, a city with a soundtrack in a minor key, is the ideal setting for this kind of self-relinquishing. ~ Lauren Elkin,
1261:Prince William and Kate Middleton are in New York City. We have got to do something about immigration. ~ David Letterman,
1262:Public transportation is free after 2:00 a.m. It’s a city-wide drinking-driving initiative.” “It’s ~ Meghan Ciana Doidge,
1263:San Francisco! City of dreaming spires, people live here... Golden Gate Bridge, ahh the Romans came here. ~ Eddie Izzard,
1264:Stuart is good for Manchester City. It is not hard to see his passion for the game, and his commitment. ~ Robbie Fowler,
1265:That’s how quickly New York City comes about—like a weather vane—or the head of a cobra. Time tells which. ~ Amor Towles,
1266:The city has become a serious menace to our civilization It has a peculiar attraction for the immigrant. ~ Josiah Strong,
1267:The most that somebody in Mexico City will get paid for a job in construction is 100 pesos a day. ~ Alma Guillermoprieto,
1268:The penalty for getting mugged in an American city and losing your ID is that you can't fly home. ~ Christopher Hitchens,
1269:We were very pleased to have the opportunity to come to Israel and visit the holy sites in the Old City. ~ Ozzy Osbourne,
1270:What is the only city with three dotted letters in a row?” Willo interrupted. “Beijing,” Angelo laughed. ~ Viola Shipman,
1271:You think he just died of natural causes?”
“This is New York. Murder’s a natural cause in this city. ~ Lawrence Block,
1272:A city of ancient Ignorance
Founded upon a soil that knew not Light. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Descent into Night,
1273:A great city is the place to escape the true drama of provincial life, and find solace in fantasy. ~ Gilbert K Chesterton,
1274:A guy like him knew that in a city, a car was basically a slow-moving prison that could turn right on red. ~ K B Spangler,
1275:As with all inferior things, this part of the city was given an adjective while the rest stole the noun. ~ Gloria Steinem,
1276:A transition from an author's book to his conversation, is too often like an entrance into a large city. ~ Samuel Johnson,
1277:Christian Fronters attacked Jews on the streets of New York City in actions reminiscent of Krystallnacht. ~ Peter Levenda,
1278:Cities are an immense laboratory of trial and error, failure and success, in city building and city design. ~ Jane Jacobs,
1279:I am sure everyone here has noticed a city where they felt at home, or a city that had “bad vibes.” ~ Christopher Penczak,
1280:If a living place can be likened to a city, the art on the wall, or the lack of art, is the first sign ~ Martin Lindstrom,
1281:I hope the snow covers everything so all the footsteps are silenced, and the whole city can be at peace. ~ Brian Selznick,
1282:I keep a small amount of laudanum for my nerves.” She keeps about enough to wipe out a city, Matt thought. ~ Nancy Farmer,
1283:I love this city. If I am elected, I'll move the White House to San Francisco. Everybody's so friendly. ~ Robert Kennedy,
1284:I really wish she had a different way of viewing things I think the city that we're from just kinda ruined things ~ Drake,
1285:I was starting to get to know the city, and when that happens in a screwed-up place, it’s time to leave. ~ Nelson DeMille,
1286:Krakow the city of Kings, was no longer mine. I had become a foreigner in the place i had always called home ~ Pam Jenoff,
1287:Marion Woodman. The Pregnant Virgin: A Process of Psychological Transformation. Inner City: Toronto, 1997, ~ Stephen Cope,
1288:New Orleans is a city of paradox. Sin, salvation, sex, sanctification, so intertwined yet so separate. ~ Harry Connick Jr,
1289:New York was a city where you could be frozen to death in the midst of a busy street and nobody would notice. ~ Bob Dylan,
1290:NY is the city it is today in part because of the contributions from generations of artistic visionaries ~ Bill de Blasio,
1291:One thinks one is going to the tropics and one finds oneself in the Chinese version of Welwyn Garden City. ~ Paul Theroux,
1292:Ruth had been publicly convicted, placed in front of a wall and stoned by the citizens of the City of God. ~ A J Scudiere,
1293:Some angels are like peacocks. Others are less flashy. Like city pigeons. It all depends on the wings. ~ Shelley Pearsall,
1294:The materials of city planning are: sky, space, trees, steel and cement; in that order and that hierarchy. ~ Le Corbusier,
1295:The police chief of Hiroshima welcomed me eagerly as the first Allied correspondent to reach the city. ~ Wilfred Burchett,
1296:The universe is but one great city, full of beloved ones, divine and human, by nature endeared to each other. ~ Epictetus,
1297:Trümmerfrauen dragged countless cubic metres of rubble out of the devastated city with their bare hands. ~ Cay Rademacher,
1298:What brings you up to the City?" he said when we were inside. To San Franciscans, there's only one city. ~ Ross Macdonald,
1299:Which is all to say maybe it’s just being alive at a baseball game on a fall day in the heart of her city. ~ Blake Crouch,
1300:You can never design the best city, but you can design the best city you know how to design at this time. ~ Jacque Fresco,
1301:An off-cast from the city is he who tears his soul away from the soul of reasoning beings, which is one. ~ Marcus Aurelius,
1302:Because he was too afraid of his father's household and the men of the city … he did it at night. Judges 6:27 ~ Beth Moore,
1303:By the time they got to Denholm Street, day had been beaten back and the night was soaking through the city. ~ Derek Landy,
1304:Every person on the streets of New York is a type. The city is one big theater where everyone is on display. ~ Jerry Rubin,
1305:Flowers in the city are like lipstick on a woman-it just makes you look better to have a little color. ~ Lady Bird Johnson,
1306:For what can be imagined more beautiful than the sight of a perfectly just city rejoicing in justice alone. ~ Mark Helprin,
1307:Hell isn’t some fiery pit “down there.” It’s right here on Earth, in every dirty city, every yawning town. ~ Ellen Hopkins,
1308:If anyone in this shithole city gave two tugs of a dead dog's cock about Truth, this wouldn't be happening. ~ Warren Ellis,
1309:If fists were brains he was the smartest dude in the city, and he couldn’t help how that made him feel good. ~ Stacia Kane,
1310:I have a love/ hate relationship with the city of New Orleans, which is the strongest kind of relationship. ~ Nicolas Cage,
1311:I hope the snow covers everything so all the footsteps are silenced, and the whole city can be at peace. ~ Brian Selznick,
1312:It's fascinating to see how versatile New York City is. It lends itself to being so many different places! ~ Margot Robbie,
1313:I want to be heavily tied to a city that I write for every week, that knows my stuff and I can interact with. ~ Joel Stein,
1314:New York is the greatest character actor ever. Any film that is shot in New York is elevated by the city. ~ Jeffrey Wright,
1315:Old Hank would be proud, and Elvis would too, cause we like our country mixed with some big city blues. ~ Hank Williams Jr,
1316:Paris has always seemed ... the only city where you can live and express yourself as you please. ~ Natalie Clifford Barney,
1317:She gave him such a look... Man oh man, if looks could kill. That one might have totalled a city block. ~ Garrison Keillor,
1318:So it begins, this story, like everything else—with a woman, and a city, and a little bit of luck. ~ Gregory David Roberts,
1319:Take the tail of the female tuna—and I’m talking of the large female tuna whose mother city is Byzantium. ~ Mark Kurlansky,
1320:The city is full of terrible actors. That is what historians never say about Madras, it is filled with hams. ~ Manu Joseph,
1321:Venice, as a city, was a foundling, floating upon the waters like Moses in his basket among the bulrushes. ~ Mary McCarthy,
1322:What did you give to the city, Montag?
What did the others give to each other?
Nothingness. ~ Ray Bradbury,
1323:You feel sadness for time passing. New York is a city that keeps reinventing itself, and I love it so much. ~ Greta Gerwig,
1324:Albuquerque was the Burque, a volatile city-state run by Hispanic land-grant families and water barons. ~ Rebecca Roanhorse,
1325:Behind him, the lights of Erie appeared to be underwater now, a twinkling city sinking into an indigo sea. ~ Randall Silvis,
1326:Being on the stage in New York is always exciting because you feel like you're part of the life of the city. ~ Alan Rickman,
1327:Berlin is just an affordable European city that's supposed to be cool. There's nothing too deep about it. ~ Stephen Malkmus,
1328:Everybody always wanted to do something, and here come the guys who always wanted to joyride in a city bus. ~ Ben H Winters,
1329:He followed, stamping angrily through the disused lots and inner-city disaster areas of his subconscious. ~ Terry Pratchett,
1330:Home isn't just a house or a city or a place; home is what happens when you're brave enough to love people. ~ Natalie Lloyd,
1331:I always look forward to playing in Toronto because it's such a historic city when it comes to hockey. ~ Alexander Ovechkin,
1332:I don't need debt. And if I need debt, if I want debt, I can get it from banks in New York City very easily. ~ Donald Trump,
1333:If you live in a dirty big city, it means that you surely need a pastoral life to make yourself clean! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1334:I'm in love with the city. You can impress an Australian with a city, but you can't impress them with a beach. ~ Rose Byrne,
1335:It's one of the things I like most about New York City. It deflects any attempts you make to lie to yourself. ~ Nicola Yoon,
1336:My piece in One World or None was the description of the effect of a single atomic bomb on New York City. ~ Philip Morrison,
1337:New York City in life was much like New York City in death. It was still hard to get a cab, for example. ~ Colson Whitehead,
1338:The ice in Raphael's voice could have laid the whole of New York City under frost for a week in midsummer ~ Cassandra Clare,
1339:There are no tigers for us, just a city, waiting, and it loves us, in whatever ways a city can love. ~ Catherynne M Valente,
1340:The region of Westmont in South L.A. has a life expectancy ten years lower than across town in Culver City. ~ James Hamblin,
1341:The scary glow of ghoulish red dotted the city like a plague that was taking over an otherwise healthy body. ~ Liz Braswell,
1342:The street is the river of life of the city, the place where we come together, the pathway to the center. ~ William H Whyte,
1343:the work of the builders is wasted. Unless the LORD protects a city, guarding it with sentries will do no good. ~ Anonymous,
1344:This isn’t Soviet Russia. This is America we’re talking about. For God’s sake, this is New York City. ~ Garth Risk Hallberg,
1345:Too often, they play to whatever group is the loudest down at City Hall, and they buy them off, essentially. ~ Steve Chabot,
1346:What's an eBay?" "A mythical place of great magical power." - Jace Wayland and Clary Fray (City of Bones) ~ Cassandra Clare,
1347:When he watched TV, all he saw was an image of his own face, with a mysterious empty city in the background. ~ Lev Grossman,
1348:When you work from city to city or country to country, you work the same way; the working method is the same. ~ Woody Allen,
1349:Brooklyn was the most wonderful city a man could play in, and the fans there were the most loyal there were. ~ Pee Wee Reese,
1350:Calcutta's the only city I know where you are actively encouraged to stop strangers at random for a quick chat. ~ Tahir Shah,
1351:Drugs pervade every college campus in America, and every city, so a young adult must learn to live among them. ~ David Sheff,
1352:He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city” (RSV). ~ Ben Carson,
1353:His blood began to murmur in his veins, murmuring like a sinful city summoned from its sleep to hear its doom. ~ James Joyce,
1354:His father had once been mayor of the city of New Britain and leader of the Italian American community there. ~ Luke Harding,
1355:If New York is the City That Never Sleeps, then Los Angeles is the City That's Always Passed Out on the Couch. ~ Paul Beatty,
1356:If New York is the City That Never Sleeps, then Los Angeles is the City That’s Always Passed Out on the Couch. ~ Paul Beatty,
1357:If you have a lot of nature in your city, it becomes a more enjoyable place. That's my own feeling about it. ~ Stone Gossard,
1358:My favorite food city is wherever I happen to be eating. You know what they say, love the one you're with! ~ Pamela Anderson,
1359:[Rhodian delegation:]
Every city contains wicked citizens from time to time and an ignorant populace all the time. ~ Livy,
1360:She was free in her wildness. She was a wanderess, a drop of free water. She belonged to no man and to no city ~ Roman Payne,
1361:That journey had also gone via Seattle. I was starting to believe that city was a gateway to obscure places. ~ Richelle Mead,
1362:That's how quickly New York City comes about - like a weather wane - or the head of a cobra. Time tells which. ~ Amor Towles,
1363:That was it! The whole Redwood City philosophy was based on a willingness to try harder than anyone else. ~ Malcolm Gladwell,
1364:the Holy City shall not be moved from its place because God dwells in it and is always ready to bring it help. ~ John Calvin,
1365:The mind of the Renaissance was not a pilgrim mind, but a sedentary city mind, like that of the ancients. ~ George Santayana,
1366:There is insufficient support for the police and safety and law enforcement, in general, in the city council. ~ Steve Chabot,
1367:They are safe but they are not in their homes. They are city-less. I think it's just a disaster for everyone. ~ Teri Hatcher,
1368:They were smart, needed to get things done, and didn’t always have time to wait for things like city permits. ~ Ashlee Vance,
1369:This is the city that taught me how to write all of these cool songs. Yeah, you guys definitely need a royalty. ~ Katy Perry,
1370:To get elected as a Democrat, it's hard to be from the city. It's hard to be a graduate of Duke University. ~ Howard Fineman,
1371:What drives a city’s innovation engine, then—and thus its wealth engine—is its multitude of differences, ~ Peter H Diamandis,
1372:When I was seven I got dressed up as a city gent and walked into the Bank of England shouting ' fuck the Pound'. ~ Tony Benn,
1373:When you look at a city, it's like reading the hopes, aspirations and pride of everyone who built it. ~ Hugh Newell Jacobsen,
1374:A city must be a place where groups of women and men are seeking and developing the highest things they know. ~ Margaret Mead,
1375:A good city is like a good party - people stay longer than really necessary, because they are enjoying themselves. ~ Jan Gehl,
1376:A just city should favor justice and the just, hate tyranny and injustice, and give them both their just deserts. ~ Al Farabi,
1377:An estimated 14,000 Muslims were slaughtered, many of them machine-gunned; the city was looted, then burned. ~ Stephen Kotkin,
1378:As a remedy to life in society I would suggest the big city. Nowadays, it is the only desert within our means. ~ Albert Camus,
1379:A wide ladder with rubber treads on the steps allows for a swift, easy descent into the bowels of the city. ~ Suzanne Collins,
1380:I began visiting Lima's prisons back in 2007, when my first novel, 'Lost City Radio,' was published in Peru. ~ Daniel Alarcon,
1381:I don't tan in New York City. I don't want to waste it on that. I'll do my own fake tan, actually. It's awesome. ~ Nina Agdal,
1382:I ended up training only for four years before I was accepted into American Ballet Theater in New York City. ~ Misty Copeland,
1383:I happen to live in reality. The name of my city is Literalville. And it makes a lot of people uncomfortable. ~ Rush Limbaugh,
1384:In an analogy that would prove all too apt, Max Weber likened the city to “a human being with his skin removed. ~ Erik Larson,
1385:In his mind, the city, as it awoke from its slumber, seemed to be built on quicksand. The stability was illusory. ~ Liu Cixin,
1386:In this city he kept house with his German mistress and maintained a long affair with his Polish secretary. ~ Thomas Keneally,
1387:I think there is something about coming to a city to work that puts you in touch with it in a different way. ~ Marilyn Hacker,
1388:I think you can tell when a New York show isn't shot in the city. It's so iconic and has such a specific energy. ~ Theo James,
1389:It hurt her eyes, almost, Ror City; and it didn't surprise her that Po should come from a place that shone. ~ Kristin Cashore,
1390:Just in time for Bob Dylan to recoil from the attention, leave the city for Woodstock, and turn his back on fame. ~ Bob Dylan,
1391:My sculpture thrives in the context of the city, interacting with people in the course of their daily lives. ~ Janet Echelman,
1392:New Jack City' and 'Boyz 'N the Hood' are realities, but movies like 'Strictly Business' are realities, too. ~ Tommy Davidson,
1393:New York, he supposed, was home—the city of luxury and mystery, of preposterous hopes and exotic dreams. ~ F Scott Fitzgerald,
1394:Seems like making it through this Hue City deal is like trying to run between the raindrops without getting wet. ~ Dale A Dye,
1395:There are thousands of different paths in a city but there are millions of different paths in a library! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1396:This city belongs to ghosts, to murderers, to sleepwalkers. Where are you, in what bed, in what dream? ~ Marguerite Yourcenar,
1397:Well, the only place worth going in the whole city is Sabachthani’s estate. Nothing else is worth the trouble ~ J M McDermott,
1398:What are truck rental companes and fertilizer salesman goign to do in response to the OK city bombing? ~ Michael Z Williamson,
1399:what makes the city a city is that it lets you hide the strangeness in your mind inside its teeming multitudes. ~ Orhan Pamuk,
1400:When the forest and the city are functionally indistinguishable, then we know we have reached sustainability. ~ Janine Benyus,
1401:(...)where tourists and people from the city came in search of sand, sun and expensive forms of boredome. ~ Carlos Ruiz Zaf n,
1402:Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty,         and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city. ~ Anonymous,
1403:You take delight not in a city's seven or seventy wonders, but in the answer it gives to a question of yours. ~ Italo Calvino,
1404:and proletarii (those without property – whose contribution to the city was the production of offspring, proles). ~ Mary Beard,
1405:But in the end, fighting for a love that was already gone felt like trying to live in the ruins of a lost city. ~ Paula McLain,
1406:Come and show me another city with lifted head singing so proud to be alive and coarse and strong and cunning. ~ Carl Sandburg,
1407:For starters, Portland isn't a great city to live in if you're a young, African American male with a lot of money. ~ Greg Oden,
1408:I don't believe a Brexit will hurt the City of London as one of the largest financial centers in the world. ~ Yanis Varoufakis,
1409:If Music is a Place -- then Jazz is the City, Folk is the Wilderness, Rock is the Road, Classical is a Temple. ~ Vera Nazarian,
1410:If one can know how good a city is by its smell, one should know how good a society is by the women's status. ~ Santosh Kalwar,
1411:I grew up in Lambeth, I went to normal schools and I've grown up in a city where people say what they think. ~ Ken Livingstone,
1412:I live the city. It thrives and it is mine. I am its worthy avatar, and together? We will never be afraid again. ~ N K Jemisin,
1413:I mean, do you know what you get when you call a suicide hotline in New York city? A busy signal. Literally. ~ Brian K Vaughan,
1414:In other words, what percentage of a city’s citizens needed to die in the street before social order broke down? ~ Bobby Adair,
1415:Isn't it amazing that the Germans call their city halls 'rat houses'? That's what we should call our city halls! ~ Drew Carey,
1416:I woke up one morning to find that the entire city had been covered in a three-foot layer of man-eating jam. ~ Yahtzee Croshaw,
1417:Norwich is a very fine city, and the castle, which stands in the middle of it, on a hill, is truly majestic. ~ William Cobbett,
1418:[On Paris:] A city never entirely known, yet which gives you the feeling of intimacy, of possessing it intimately. ~ Anais Nin,
1419:San Franciscans are very proud of their city, and they should be. It’s the most beautiful place in the world. ~ Robert Redford,
1420:scytale cipher” was a form of encryption used in the city state of Sparta in ancient Greece around the 6th century ~ Anonymous,
1421:The cat is the only animal without visible means of support who still manages to find a living in the city. ~ Carl Van Vechten,
1422:The city glitters past us with its sharp edges, reminding us of how tiny, how weak, how totally unimportant we are. ~ Joe Meno,
1423:The city, thinks Marie-Laure, is slowly being remade into the model upstairs. Streets sucked empty one by one. ~ Anthony Doerr,
1424:The whole city stopped - And this is a pause worth savouring, because the world will soon be complicated again. ~ Jon McGregor,
1425:This city is like no other city in the world. It is brilliant but it is bloated, and I've never called it home ~ Jessie Burton,
1426:We were alone together for three days, we knew no one in the city, I could be anyone, say anything, do anything. ~ Andr Aciman,
1427:34And behold, all the city came out to meet Jesus, and when they saw him,  u they begged him to leave their region. ~ Anonymous,
1428:But then there would be no city left to claim. Scorched earth is a policy, it’s just not usually the best one. ~ Michael Bunker,
1429:he appealed to the support of the discontented poor within the city while mustering his makeshift army outside it. ~ Mary Beard,
1430:If only this city’s entire population of lurking assholes shared one set of balls, so I could kick it repeatedly. ~ Scott Lynch,
1431:If you can’t find ten Lisp hackers, then your company is probably based in the wrong city for developing software ~ Paul Graham,
1432:I had so many unsold murder pictures lying around my room...I felt as if I were renting out a wing of the City Morgue. ~ Weegee,
1433:In effect, the apartment block was a small vertical city, its two thousand inhabitants boxed up into the sky.j.g. ~ J G Ballard,
1434:In the Big City a man will disappear with the suddenness and completeness of the flame of a candle that is blown out. ~ O Henry,
1435:I was like any other inner-city kid with a chip on his shoulder because his daddy and his mommy wasn't together. ~ Tracy Morgan,
1436:New York City is the most important location in the world... it is the center for fashion, culture and finance. ~ Jared Kushner,
1437:Observing that, from this height, the city which had been so dark as he walked through it seemed to be on fire. ~ James Baldwin,
1438:Somehow, the city of promise had become a scrap yard of dreams. But fighters do what they do best when they’ve ~ Charlie LeDuff,
1439:The City of Angels is a microcosm of the world, and so living in L.A. makes me feel like a citizen of the world. ~ Tavis Smiley,
1440:The country morning exists; the city morning promises. The former makes one live; the latter makes one think. ~ Fernando Pessoa,
1441:There is no city in the United States in which I can get a warmer welcome and fewer votes than Columbia, Ohio. ~ John F Kennedy,
1442:Washington is a very easy city for you to forget where you came from and why you got there in the first place. ~ Harry S Truman,
1443:We have fewer troops in Afghanistan than we had law enforcement [officers] at the Olympics in Salt Lake City. ~ Hillary Clinton,
1444:Whoever designed this city built it to complement the setting sun as perfectly as the stars complement the night. ~ Sara Raasch,
1445:And Polo answers, "Traveling, you realize that differences are lost: each city takes to resembling all cities... ~ Italo Calvino,
1446:By the end of a short walk, the septic tip of a cane probably collects enough germs to destroy a small city. ~ Charles Willeford,
1447:Fex urbis, lex orbis" (The dregs of the city, the law of the earth), from Les Miserables, attributed to St. Jerome ~ Victor Hugo,
1448:Further south, there are some airports, but none our size. Our airport is the gateway to the southern Kansas City. ~ James Green,
1449:Hurricane Sandy was one of the most vicious storm systems to hit the New York City area in nearly two centuries. ~ Russel Honore,
1450:I'd like to do something for inner-city schools and education for young people because it's constantly being cut. ~ Ansel Elgort,
1451:I don’t go to graduate school. Instead, I move to New York, the city where I naively imagine writers must go. ~ Kathryn Harrison,
1452:If I were really really ridiculously wealthy, I wouldn’t buy a mansion, just tiny apartments in every city I love. ~ Mara Wilson,
1453:If you're going to win the Premier League, you're going to have to finish ahead of Chelsea and Manchester City. ~ Graeme Souness,
1454:I miss the city Bret and I live in, Wellington. It's a good place to be creative, in the same way New York is. ~ Jemaine Clement,
1455:Insecurity twists meanings and poisons trust. In a closely beleaguered city every sentry is a potential traitor. ~ Graham Greene,
1456:Lightning flashed off to the east. It struck somewhere out beyond the city, flickered for a moment, lit up the sky. ~ Ramez Naam,
1457:Lvov is a city like New York City in America. New York City, in truth, was designed on the model of Lvov. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer,
1458:No one, wise Kublai, knows better than you that the city must never be confused with the words that describe it. ~ Italo Calvino,
1459:Omaha, Nebraska. Sac City, Iowa. Alexandria, Indiana. Darwin, Minnesota. Hollywood, California. Alliance, Nebraska. ~ John Green,
1460:Perdido Street Station, The Scar, Looking for Jake, City of Saints & Madmen, The Etched City, and City of Light. ~ Anonymous,
1461:Prologue New York City   It was a tony as hell Central Park West building, a thief’s wet fucking dream. Anthony ~ Robert J Crane,
1462:Proverbs 16:32, which says that mightier is the man who can control his temper than the man who can conquer a city. ~ Ben Carson,
1463:The Captain of the Watch says if you're still in the City by sunrise he will personally have you buried alive. ~ Terry Pratchett,
1464:the city is humanity intensified — a magnifying glass that brings out the very best and worst of human nature ~ Timothy J Keller,
1465:The city knows. It remembers. Its past is written in its bones, though the past now speaks in silences. ~ Robert Jackson Bennett,
1466:What is found now is found then. If you find nothing now, you will simply end up with an apartment in the City of Death. ~ Kabir,
1467:Why (and to whom) is it appealing to think you are in another city besides the one, in Africa, that you are in? ~ Zinzi Clemmons,
1468:Zoya of the lost city. Zoya of the garden. Zoya bleeding in the snow. You are strong enough to survive the fall. ~ Leigh Bardugo,
1469:And I learned when I was on the force in Green Bay, I’d rather attend a bank robbery than a domestic in a big city. ~ Neil Gaiman,
1470:anyhow, then I went on to city college where the only molesting I could see going on was what they did to your ~ Charles Bukowski,
1471:batch. They were stones. She’s always doing that sort of thing. Protecting the city from the demons in her head. ~ William Ritter,
1472:Chicago's like Melbourne - there's a city center, there's public transport, and there's more of a cultural scene. ~ Jesse Spencer,
1473:Day by day beneath the opulence of this city Wang Lung lived in the foundations of poverty upon which it was laid. ~ Pearl S Buck,
1474:He had often wondered how people survived this city, but it was possible Ketterdam would not survive Kaz Brekker. ~ Leigh Bardugo,
1475:I don't want to move to a city where the only cultural advantage is being able to make a right turn on a red light. ~ Woody Allen,
1476:I had spent years working in radio at different stations in Toronto; I wasn't in the stage company of Second City. ~ Rick Moranis,
1477:IN 1997, I PROUDLY DECLARED I WOULD NEVER OWN A CELL PHONE. I was on a New York City street corner and I was young, ~ Amy Poehler,
1478:New York City isn't Chuck E. Cheese. We don't have ball pits for the kids to play in. We have titty bars and crack. ~ Jon Stewart,
1479:Prune the ill branches so that a tree grows.
Prune the dilapidated buildings so that a city flourishes. ~ Khang Kijarro Nguyen,
1480:Somehow I think that if Toronto had been forced to wait a decade [from 80th], it would be a better looking city. ~ William Gibson,
1481:the bartender was the one who survived the longest. He died three weeks later on the road out of the city. ~ Emily St John Mandel,
1482:The city is not changing anything, ... increases in the cost of natural gas will be passed through to the customer. ~ Ruth Graham,
1483:The reason most people are bad is because they do not try to be good." L. Frank Baum, The Emerald City of Oz, 1910 ~ L Frank Baum,
1484:There were people everywhere on the city street, but the stranger could not have been more alone if it were empty. ~ Markus Zusak,
1485:A line is a fuse that's lit. The line smolders, the rhyme explodes— and by a stanza a city is blown to bits. ~ Vladimir Mayakovsky,
1486:Any day you walk down a street and find nothing new but nothing missing counts as a good day in a city you love. ~ Kathleen Rooney,
1487:But all the clocks in the city
Began to whirr and chime:
'O let not Time deceive you,
You cannot conquer Time ~ W H Auden,
1488:But here's what I've learned in this war, in this country, in this city: to love the miracle of having been born. ~ Oriana Fallaci,
1489:Each one of us is a city of cells, and each cell a town of bacteria. You are a gigantic megalopolis of bacteria. ~ Richard Dawkins,
1490:How is San Francisco, Alex? Lovely city. Will you leave your heart there? Do you think it's a good place to die? ~ James Patterson,
1491:I been all around the world and I haven't found a city that I'd rather be from or rather come back to than Los Angeles. ~ Ice Cube,
1492:I feel like all Londoners relate more to New York - L.A. doesn't feel like a 'city' city. It's like a sleepy town. ~ Natalia Kills,
1493:If your city's being populated by highly educated twentysomething s with choices, you're probably going to succeed. ~ Mick Cornett,
1494:I may be a lifelong 'downtowner,' but Central Park really is the most amazing and the most beautiful part of New York City. ~ Moby,
1495:In 30 minutes, at high noon, more than 200 civilians are killed. Zionism carries out a massacre in the city of Lydda. ~ Ari Shavit,
1496:I never thought of London in terms of possible heroes - of course, there are thousands. It's a very talented city. ~ Doris Lessing,
1497:In my case, I was stuck there for quite a while. New York is large enough to be a very abstract city, so nobody cares. ~ Ai Weiwei,
1498:Iraqi forces are still in control of the city, and they are engaging in an attrition war with the enemy. ~ Mohammed Saeed al Sahaf,
1499:It's a blue-collar city [Manchester] that's transitioning into a white collar place and people are getting priced out. ~ Bill Burr,
1500:Like all the rest of the world's warring tribes, these two made their way to New York City and settled side by side. ~ Amor Towles,

IN CHAPTERS [300/753]

  246 Poetry
  132 Integral Yoga
   90 Fiction
   76 Occultism
   60 Christianity
   33 Philosophy
   22 Psychology
   16 Yoga
   14 Mythology
   12 Mysticism
   12 Islam
   9 Philsophy
   8 Sufism
   6 Hinduism
   6 Baha i Faith
   3 Integral Theory
   2 Buddhism
   1 Zen
   1 Theosophy
   1 Thelema
   1 Education
   1 Alchemy

   68 H P Lovecraft
   56 The Mother
   56 Sri Aurobindo
   47 Walt Whitman
   40 Satprem
   33 James George Frazer
   32 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   30 Saint Augustine of Hippo
   29 William Wordsworth
   28 Percy Bysshe Shelley
   26 Aleister Crowley
   19 Carl Jung
   16 Robert Browning
   15 Anonymous
   14 Li Bai
   13 Sri Ramakrishna
   12 Plato
   12 Muhammad
   11 Jorge Luis Borges
   10 Ovid
   10 John Keats
   9 Ralph Waldo Emerson
   8 Plotinus
   7 Baha u llah
   7 A B Purani
   6 Rainer Maria Rilke
   6 Kabir
   5 William Butler Yeats
   5 Vyasa
   5 Saint John of Climacus
   5 Friedrich Schiller
   4 Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
   4 Joseph Campbell
   3 Swami Vivekananda
   3 Lucretius
   3 Jordan Peterson
   3 Henry David Thoreau
   3 George Van Vrekhem
   3 Friedrich Nietzsche
   3 Al-Ghazali
   3 Aldous Huxley
   2 Thomas Merton
   2 Saint Teresa of Avila
   2 Saint Hildegard von Bingen
   2 Rabindranath Tagore
   2 Jorge Luis Borges
   2 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
   2 Jalaluddin Rumi
   2 Italo Calvino
   2 H. P. Lovecraft
   2 Hafiz
   2 Edgar Allan Poe
   2 Bokar Rinpoche

   68 Lovecraft - Poems
   46 Whitman - Poems
   33 The Golden Bough
   29 Wordsworth - Poems
   28 Shelley - Poems
   21 City of God
   17 The Bible
   17 Magick Without Tears
   16 Browning - Poems
   14 Li Bai - Poems
   13 The Divine Comedy
   12 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
   12 Quran
   11 Record of Yoga
   10 Metamorphoses
   10 Keats - Poems
   10 Collected Poems
   9 The Confessions of Saint Augustine
   9 Mysterium Coniunctionis
   9 Emerson - Poems
   9 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 07
   8 Words Of Long Ago
   8 Savitri
   8 Liber ABA
   8 Labyrinths
   8 5.1.01 - Ilion
   7 Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo
   7 Agenda Vol 08
   6 The Secret Doctrine
   6 Rilke - Poems
   6 Anonymous - Poems
   6 Agenda Vol 09
   5 Yeats - Poems
   5 Vishnu Purana
   5 The Ladder of Divine Ascent
   5 The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious
   5 Songs of Kabir
   5 Schiller - Poems
   5 Questions And Answers 1950-1951
   5 Hymns to the Mystic Fire
   5 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02
   5 Agenda Vol 11
   5 Agenda Vol 03
   4 The Life Divine
   4 The Hero with a Thousand Faces
   4 On Thoughts And Aphorisms
   4 On the Way to Supermanhood
   4 Kena and Other Upanishads
   4 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 08
   4 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 05
   4 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01
   4 Aion
   3 Walden
   3 Vedic and Philological Studies
   3 The Perennial Philosophy
   3 The Book of Certitude
   3 The Alchemy of Happiness
   3 Preparing for the Miraculous
   3 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 02
   3 Of The Nature Of Things
   3 Maps of Meaning
   3 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03
   3 Borges - Poems
   3 Agenda Vol 07
   2 Writings In Bengali and Sanskrit
   2 Twilight of the Idols
   2 The Phenomenon of Man
   2 The Lotus Sutra
   2 The Interior Castle or The Mansions
   2 The Human Cycle
   2 The Castle of Crossed Destinies
   2 Tara - The Feminine Divine
   2 Talks
   2 Tagore - Poems
   2 Symposium
   2 Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness
   2 Selected Fictions
   2 Questions And Answers 1957-1958
   2 Questions And Answers 1955
   2 Prayers And Meditations
   2 Poe - Poems
   2 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 04
   2 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 01
   2 Isha Upanishad
   2 Hymn of the Universe
   2 Faust
   2 Essays In Philosophy And Yoga
   2 Essays Divine And Human
   2 Crowley - Poems
   2 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04
   2 Bhakti-Yoga
   2 Agenda Vol 10
   2 Agenda Vol 02
   2 A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah

0.00 - INTRODUCTION, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  SRI RAMAKRISHNA, the God-man of modern India, was born at Kamarpukur. This village in the Hooghly District preserved during the last century the idyllic simpli City of the rural areas of Bengal. Situated far from the railway, it was untouched by the glamour of the City. It contained rice-fields, tall palms, royal banyans, a few lakes, and two cremation grounds. South of the village a stream took its leisurely course. A mango orchard dedicated by a neighbouring zemindar to the public use was frequented by the boys for their noonday sports. A highway passed through the village to the great temple of Jagannath at Puri, and the villagers, most of whom were farmers and craftsmen, entertained many passing holy men and pilgrims. The dull round of the rural life was broken by lively festivals, the observance of sacred days, religious singing, and other innocent pleasures.
  About his parents Sri Ramakrishna once said: "My mother was the personification of rectitude and gentleness. She did not know much about the ways of the world; innocent of the art of concealment, she would say what was in her mind. People loved her for her open-heartedness. My father, an orthodox brahmin, never accepted gifts from the sudras. He spent much of his time in worship and meditation, and in repeating God's name and chanting His glories. Whenever in his daily prayers he invoked the Goddess Gayatri, his chest flushed and tears rolled down his cheeks. He spent his leisure hours making garlands for the Family Deity, Raghuvir."
   Ramkumar did not at first oppose the ways of his temperamental brother. He wanted Gadadhar to become used to the conditions of City life. But one day he decided to warn the boy about his indifference to the world. After all, in the near future Gadadhar must, as a householder, earn his livelihood through the performance of his brahminical duties; and these required a thorough knowledge of Hindu law, astrology, and kindred subjects. He gently admonished Gadadhar and asked him to pay more attention to his studies. But the boy replied spiritedly: "Brother, what shall I do with a mere bread-winning education? I would rather acquire that wisdom which will illumine my heart and give me satisfaction for ever."
   The party entered holy Benares by boat along the Ganges. When Sri Ramakrishna's eyes fell on this City of Siva, where had accumulated for ages the devotion and piety of countless worshippers, he saw it to be made of gold, as the scriptures declare. He was visibly moved. During his stay in the City he treated every particle of its earth with utmost respect. At the Manikarnika Ghat, the great cremation ground of the City, he actually saw Siva, with ash-covered body and tawny matted hair, serenely approaching each funeral pyre and breathing into the ears of the corpses the mantra of liberation; and then the Divine Mother removing from the dead their bonds. Thus he realized the significance of the scriptural statement that anyone dying in Benares attains salvation through the grace of Siva. He paid a visit to Trailanga Swami, the celebrated monk, whom he later declared to be a real paramahamsa, a veritable image of Siva.
   Sri Ramakrishna visited Allahabad, at the confluence of the Ganges and the Jamuna, and then proceeded to Vrindavan and Mathura, hallowed by the legends, songs, and dramas about Krishna and the gopis. Here he had numerous visions and his heart overflowed with divine emotion. He wept and said: "O Krishna! Everything here is as it was in the olden days. You alone are absent." He visited the great woman saint, Gangamayi, regarded by Vaishnava devotees as the reincarnation of an intimate attendant of Radha. She was sixty years old and had frequent trances. She spoke of Sri Ramakrishna as an incarnation of Radha. With great difficulty he was persuaded to leave her.

0.00 - The Book of Lies Text, #The Book of Lies, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
    Seven(6) are these Six that live not in the City of the
     Pyramids, under the Night of Pan.
    the City of Mexico.
     Baphomet is the mysterious name of the God of the
    in the City of Paris in the year 1314 of the vulgar era.
     The secrets of his order were, however, not lost, and
     They come from the Great Sea, Binah, the City of the Pyramids.
    V.V.V.V.V. is indicated as one of these travellers; He is
    The qualities which have made a man, a race, a City,
     a caste, must be thrown off; death is the penalty
    O ye who dwell in the City of the Pyramids beneath
     the Night of PAN, remember that ye shall see no

0.00 - THE GOSPEL PREFACE, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  He was an educationist all his life both in a spiritual and in a secular sense. After he passed out of College, he took up work as headmaster in a number of schools in succession Narail High School, City School, Ripon College School, Metropolitan School, Aryan School, Oriental School, Oriental Seminary and Model School. The causes of his migration from school to school were that he could not get on with some of the managements on grounds of principles and that often his spiritual mood drew him away to places of pilgrimage for long periods. He worked with some of the most noted public men of the time like Iswar Chandra Vidysgar and Surendranath Banerjee. The latter appointed him as a professor in the City and Ripon Colleges where he taught subjects like English, philosophy, history and economics. In his later days he took over the Morton School, and he spent his time in the staircase room of the third floor of it, administering the school and preaching the message of the Master. He was much respected in educational circles where he was usually referred to as Rector Mahashay. A teacher who had worked under him writes thus in warm appreciation of his teaching methods: "Only when I worked with him in school could I appreciate what a great educationist he was. He would come down to the level of his students when teaching, though he himself was so learned, so talented. Ordinarily teachers confine their instruction to what is given in books without much thought as to whether the student can accept it or not. But M., would first of all gauge how much the student could take in and by what means. He would employ aids to teaching like maps, pictures and diagrams, so that his students could learn by seeing. Thirty years ago (from 1953) when the question of imparting education through the medium of the mother tongue was being discussed, M. had already employed Bengali as the medium of instruction in the Morton School." (M The Apostle and the Evangelist by Swami Nityatmananda Part I. P. 15.)
  Imparting secular education was, however, only his profession ; his main concern was with the spiritual regeneration of man a calling for which Destiny seems to have chosen him. From his childhood he was deeply pious, and he used to be moved very much by Sdhus, temples and Durga Puja celebrations. The piety and eloquence of the great Brahmo leader of the times, Keshab Chander Sen, elicited a powerful response from the impressionable mind of Mahendra Nath, as it did in the case of many an idealistic young man of Calcutta, and prepared him to receive the great Light that was to dawn on him with the coming of Sri Ramakrishna into his life.
  Sri Ramakrishna was a teacher for both the Orders of mankind, Sannysins and householders. His own life offered an ideal example for both, and he left behind disciples who followed the highest traditions he had set in respect of both these ways of life. M., along with Nag Mahashay, exemplified how a householder can rise to the highest level of sagehood. M. was married to Nikunja Devi, a distant relative of Keshab Chander Sen, even when he was reading at College, and he had four children, two sons and two daughters. The responsibility of the family, no doubt, made him dependent on his professional income, but the great devotee that he was, he never compromised with ideals and principles for this reason. Once when he was working as the headmaster in a school managed by the great Vidysgar, the results of the school at the public examination happened to be rather poor, and Vidysgar attri buted it to M's preoccupation with the Master and his consequent failure to attend adequately to the school work. M. at once resigned his post without any thought of the morrow. Within a fortnight the family was in poverty, and M. was one day pacing up and down the verandah of his house, musing how he would feed his children the next day. Just then a man came with a letter addressed to 'Mahendra Babu', and on opening it, M. found that it was a letter from his friend Sri Surendra Nath Banerjee, asking whether he would like to take up a professorship in the Ripon College. In this way three or four times he gave up the job that gave him the wherewithal to support the family, either for upholding principles or for practising spiritual Sadhanas in holy places, without any consideration of the possible dire worldly consequences; but he was always able to get over these difficulties somehow, and the interests of his family never suffered. In spite of his disregard for worldly goods, he was, towards the latter part of his life, in a fairly flourishing condition as the proprietor of the Morton School which he developed into a noted educational institution in the City. The Lord has said in the Bhagavad Git that in the case of those who think of nothing except Him, He Himself would take up all their material and spiritual responsibilities. M. was an example of the truth of the Lord's promise.
  Though his children received proper attention from him, his real family, both during the Master's lifetime and after, consisted of saints, devotees, Sannysins and spiritual aspirants. His life exemplifies the Master's teaching that an ideal householder must be like a good maidservant of a family, loving and caring properly for the children of the house, but knowing always that her real home and children are elsewhere. During the Master's lifetime he spent all his Sundays and other holidays with him and his devotees, and besides listening to the holy talks and devotional music, practised meditation both on the Personal and the Impersonal aspects of God under the direct guidance of the Master. In the pages of the Gospel the reader gets a picture of M.'s spiritual relationship with the Master how from a hazy belief in the Impersonal God of the Brahmos, he was step by step brought to accept both Personality and Impersonality as the two aspects of the same Non-dual Being, how he was convinced of the manifestation of that Being as Gods, Goddesses and as Incarnations, and how he was established in a life that was both of a Jnni and of a Bhakta. This Jnni-Bhakta outlook and way of living became so dominant a feature of his life that Swami Raghavananda, who was very closely associated with him during his last six years, remarks: "Among those who lived with M. in latter days, some felt that he always lived in this constant and conscious union with God even with open eyes (i.e., even in waking consciousness)." (Swami Raghavananda's article on M. in Prabuddha Bharata vol. XXXVII. P. 442.)
  M. spent his weekends and holidays with the monastic brethren who, after the Master's demise, had formed themselves into an Order with a Math at Baranagore, and participated in the intense life of devotion and meditation that they followed. At other times he would retire to Dakshineswar or some garden in the City and spend several days in spiritual practice taking simple self-cooked food. In order to feel that he was one with all mankind he often used to go out of his home at dead of night, and like a wandering Sannysin, sleep with the waifs on some open verandah or footpath on the road.
  After the Master's demise, M. went on pilgrimage several times. He visited Banras, Vrindvan, Ayodhy and other places. At Banras he visited the famous Trailinga Swmi and fed him with sweets, and he had long conversations with Swami Bhaskarananda, one of the noted saintly and scholarly Sannysins of the time. In 1912 he went with the Holy Mother to Banras, and spent about a year in the company of Sannysins at Banras, Vrindvan, Hardwar, Hrishikesh and Swargashram. But he returned to Calcutta, as that City offered him the unique opportunity of associating himself with the places hallowed by the Master in his lifetime. Afterwards he does not seem to have gone to any far-off place, but stayed on in his room in the Morton School carrying on his spiritual ministry, speaking on the Master and his teachings to the large number of people who flocked to him after having read his famous Kathmrita known to English readers as The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna.
  This brings us to the circumstances that led to the writing and publication of this monumental work, which has made M. one of the immortals in hagiographic literature.
  About twenty-seven years of his life he spent in this way in the heart of the great City of Calcutta, radiating the Master's thoughts and ideals to countless devotees who flocked to him, and to still larger numbers who read his Kathmrita (English Edition : The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna), the last part of which he had completed before June 1932 and given to the press. And miraculously, as it were, his end also came immediately after he had completed his life's mission. About three months earlier he had come to stay at his home at 13/2 Gurdasprasad Chaudhuary Lane at Thakur Bari, where the Holy Mother had herself installed the Master and where His regular worship was being conducted for the previous 40 years. The night of 3rd June being the Phalahrini Kli Pooja day, M.
  had sent his devotees who used to keep company with him, to attend the special worship at Belur Math at night. After attending the service at the home shrine, he went through the proof of the Kathmrita for an hour. Suddenly he got a severe attack of neuralgic pain, from which he had been suffering now and then, of late. Before 6 a.m. in the early hours of 4th June 1932 he passed away, fully conscious and chanting: 'Gurudeva-Ma, Kole tule na-o (Take me in your arms! O Master! O Mother!!)'

0.02 - Letters to a Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Attila to alter the route of his troops, and so he gave the City a
  wide berth.

01.03 - Mystic Poetry, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   is just on the borderland: it has succeeded in leaving behind the mystic domain, but has not yet entered the City of the Spiritat the most, it has turned the corner and approached the gate. Listen now,
   My soul unhorizoned widens to measureless sight,

01.04 - The Secret Knowledge, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  A new mind and body in the City of God
  And enshrine the Immortal in his glory's house

0 1958-02-03b - The Supramental Ship, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   I found myself upon an immense ship, which is the symbolic representation of the place where this work is being carried out. This ship, as big as a City, is thoroughly organized, and it had certainly already been functioning for quite some time, for its organization was fully developed. It is the place where people destined for the supramental life are being trained. These people (or at least a part of their being) had already undergone a supramental transformation because the ship itself and all that was aboard was neither material nor subtle-physical, neither vital nor mental: it was a supramental substance. This substance itself was of the most material supramental, the supramental substance nearest the physical world, the first to manifest. The light was a blend of red and gold, forming a uniform substance of luminous orange. Everything was like that the light was like that, the people were like thateverything had this color, in varying shades, however, which enabled things to be distinguished from one another. The overall impression was of a shadowless world: there were shades, but no shadows. The atmosphere was full of joy, calm, order; everything worked smoothly and silently. At the same time, I could see all the details of the education, the training in all domains by which the people on board were being prepared.
   This immense ship had just arrived at the shore of the supramental world, and a first batch of people destined to become the future inhabitants of the supramental world were about to disembark. Everything was arranged for this first landing. A certain number of very tall beings were posted on the wharf. They were not human beings and never before had they been men. Nor were they permanent inhabitants of the supramental world. They had been delegated from above and posted there to control and supervise the landing. I was in charge of all this since the beginning and throughout. I myself had prepared all the groups. I was standing on the bridge of the ship, calling the groups forward one by one and having them disembark on the shore. The tall beings posted there seemed to be reviewing those who were disembarking, allowing those who were ready to go ashore and sending back those who were not and who had to continue their training aboard the ship. While standing there watching everyone, that part of my consciousness coming from here became extremely interested: it wanted to see, to identify all the people, to see how they had changed and to find out who had been taken immediately as well as those who had to remain and continue their training. After awhile, as I was observing, I began to feel pulled backwards and that my body was being awakened by a consciousness or a person from here1and in my consciousness, I protested: No, no, not yet! Not yet! I want to see whos there! I was watching all this and noting it with intense interest It went on like that until, suddenly, the clock here began striking three, which violently jerked me back. There was the sensation of a sudden fall into my body. I came back with a shock, but since I had been called back very suddenly, all my memory was still intact. I remained quiet and still until I could bring back the whole experience and preserve it.

0 1961-07-18, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   What I myself have seen was a plan that came complete in all details, but that doesnt at all conform in spirit and consciousness with what is possible on earth now (although, in its most material manifestation, the plan was based on existing terrestrial conditions). It was the idea of an ideal City, the nucleus of a small ideal country, having only superficial and extremely limited contacts with the old world. One would already have to conceive (its possible) of a Power sufficient to be at once a protection against aggression or bad will (this would not be the most difficult protection to provide) and a protection (which can just barely be imagined) against infiltration and admixture. From the social or organizational standpoint, these problems are not difficult, nor from the standpoint of inner life; the problem is the relationship with what is not supramentalizedpreventing infiltration or admixture, keeping the nucleus from falling back into an inferior creation during the transitional period.

0 1961-11-05, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Occasionally some people were slightly conscious. For instance, during the last war I spent all my nights hovering above Paris (not integrally, but a part of myself) so that nothing would happen to the City. Later it came out that several people had seen what seemed to be a great white Force with an indistinct form hovering above Paris so that it wouldnt be destroyed.
   Throughout the war Sri Aurobindo and I were in such a CONSTANT tension that it completely interrupted the yoga. And that is why the war started in the first placeto stop the Work. At that time there was an extraordinary descent of the Supermind; it was coming like that (massive gesture), a descent! Exactly in 39. Then the war broke out and stopped everything cold. For had we personally continued [the work of transformation] we were not sure of having enough time to finish it before the other one crushed the earth to a pulp, setting the whole Affair back centuries. The FIRST thing to be done was stop the action of the Lord of Nations.

0 1962-02-27, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Theres one very interesting example I always give. The man involved told me about it himself. A long time ago (you must have been a baby), every day the newspaper Le Matin published a small cartoon of a boy dressed like a lift attendant (he told me the story in English), or a sort of bellboy, pointing with his finger to the date or whatever. This man was traveling and staying at a big hotel in some City (I dont remember which), a big City. And he told me that one night or early one morning he had a dream: he saw this bellboy showing him a hearse (you know, what they use in Europe for taking people to the cemetery) and inviting him to step inside! He saw that. And when he got ready that morning and left his room (which was on the top floor) there on the landing was the same boy, identically dressed, inviting him to go down in the elevator. It gave him a shock. He refused: No, thanks! The elevator fell to the ground. It was smashed to pieces, and the people inside were all killed.
   After this, he said, he believed in dreams!

0 1962-06-12, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Brindaban: known as the City of Krishna, where he grew up and played with the Gopis (cowherds and milkmaids).

0 1962-10-24, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Mother told another disciple about a vision in which she saw a City (symbolic of a country) attacked by two bolts of lightning at once, one from the East and one from the West.

0 1962-11-17, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I even remarked to myself (it was a rather curious feeling), Well, its interesting to have such a close view of it. That is, I had the feeling that my station, as Sri Aurobindo calls it, for viewing the world was very high up, and Id had to come down to that place. And thats what made me say, Well, its interesting to have such a close view of things. (I didnt say it to that being, I thought it.) And he was there next to me, gloating, standing some distance off to my right (looking up, I could see his headMo ther looks up at the ceiling). He was jubilant, gloating: You see, you see, you see! Overjoyed. I kept absolutely still; everything was still, calm, motionless (the thought that came was like something passing through me: Its interesting to have such a close view of it). And then I stopped everything, like this (Mother remains as still as a statue, fists clenched). And very soon afterwards (I cant say exactly because time there isnt the same as here), very soon afterwards, everything stopped.1 The storms only purpose was to cause the two thunderbolts, and it stopped after they fell on the earth. And then the flames the whole area was set ablaze (it was like a huge City, but not a City: most likely it was symbolic of a country): vroom! It burst into flames; some flames were leaping up very, very high. But I simply did this, stopped everything (Mother remains motionless, eyes closed, fists clenched), and then looked out once againeverything had returned to order. Then I said (I dont know why, but I was speaking to him in English yes, its because he was speaking English, saying, You see, you see!), I said, Ah, that didnt last long. They quickly brought it under control. With that he turned his back on me (laughing); he went off one way and I the other. Then I regained my outer consciousness, which is why I remember everything exactly.
   I believe they began fighting up there two or three days after it happened.

0 1962-11-20, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   They have bombs in America and Russia (China hasnt boasted about it, but they may have some too) that can destroy a whole Cityone is more than enough, you dont need two. The Russians in particular: a single bomb and a whole City, even the size of London: vroom! Nothing left. (Thats the theory, but still, theres always something true in it.) We saw what happened to Hiroshima, it was pretty bad. Well, if that was ten, then what they have now is a thousand thats the proportion.
   In other words, theyve turned all their intelligence towards destruction.

0 1963-04-20, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I had two experiences of that kind. The first was at Tlemcen3 and the second in Japan. There was an epidemic of influenza, an influenza that came from the war (the 1914 war), and was generally fatal. People would get pneumonia after three days, and plop! finished. In Japan they never have epidemics (its a country where epidemics are unknown), so they were caught unawares; it was an ideal breeding ground, absolutely unpreparedincredible: people died by the thousands every day, it was incredible! Everybody lived in terror, they didnt dare to go out without masks over their mouths. Then somebody whom I wont name asked me (in a brusque tone), What Is this? I answered him, Better not think about it. Why not? he said, Its very interesting! We must find out, at least you are able to find out whatever this is. Silly me, I was just about to go out; I had to visit a girl who lived at the other end of Tokyo (Tokyo is the largest City in the world, it takes a long time to go from one end to the other), and I wasnt so well-off I could go about in a car: I took the tram. What an atmosphere! An atmosphere of panic in the City! You see, we lived in a house surrounded by a big park, secluded, but the atmosphere in the City was horrible. And the question, What Is this? naturally came to put me in contact I came back home with the illness. I was sure to catch it, it had to happen! (laughing) I came home with it.
   Like a bang on the head I was completely dazed. They called a doctor. There were no medicines left in the Citythere werent enough medicines for people, but as we were considered important people (!) the doctor brought two tablets. I told him (laughing), Doctor, I never take any medicines. What! he said. Its so hard to get them!Thats just the point, I replied, theyre very good for others! Then, then suddenly (I was in bed, of course, with a first-rate fever), suddenly I felt seized by trance the real trance, the kind that pushes you out of your body and I knew. I knew: Its the end; if I cant resist it, its the end. So I looked. I looked and I saw it was a being whose head had been half blown off by a bomb and who didnt know he was dead, so he was hooking on to anybody he could to suck life. And each of those beings (I saw one over me, doing his business!) was one of the countless dead. Each had a sort of atmospherea very widespread atmosphereof human decomposition, utterly pestilential, and thats what gave the illness. If it was merely that, you recovered, but if it was one of those beings with half a head or half a body, a being who had been killed so brutally that he didnt know he was dead and was trying to get hold of a body in order to continue his life (the atmosphere made thousands of people catch the illness every day, it was swarming, an infection), well, with such beings, you died. Within three days it was overeven before, within a day, sometimes. So once I saw and knew, I collected all the occult energy, all the occult power, and (Mother bangs down her fist, as if to force her way into her body) I found myself back in my bed, awake, and it was over. Not only was it over, but I stayed very quiet and began to work in the atmosphere. From that moment on, mon petit, there were no new cases! It was so extraordinary that it appeared in the Japanese papers. They didnt know how it happened, but from that day on, from that night on, not a single fresh case. And people recovered little by little.
   I told the story to our Japanese friend in whose house we were living, I told him, Well, thats what this illness isa remnant of the war; and heres the way it happens. And that being was repaid for his attempt! Naturally, the fact that I repelled his influence by turning around and fighting [dissolved the formation]. But what power it takes to do that! Extraordinary.
   He told the story to some friends, who in turn told it to some friends, so in the end the story became known. There was even a sort of collective thanks from the City for my intervention. But the whole thing stemmed from that: What Is this illness? Youre able to find out, arent you? (Laughter) Go and catch it!
   But that feeling of being absolutely paralyzed, a prey to somethingabsolutely paralyzed, you cant You are no longer in your body, you understand, you cant act on it any more. And a sense of liberation when you are able to turn around.

0 1965-06-23, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   For a long time, I had had a plan of the ideal City, but that was during Sri Aurobindos lifetime, with Sri Aurobindo living at its center. Afterwards I was no longer interested. Then, we took up the idea of Auroville again (I was the one who called it Auroville), but from the other end: instead of the formation having to find the place, it was the place (near the Lake) that caused the formation to be born; and up to now I took a very secondary interest in it because I hadnt received anything direct. Then that little H. took it into her head to have a house there, near the Lake, and have a house for me next to hers to offer me. And she wrote to me all her dreams; one or two sentences suddenly awakened an old, old memory of something that had tried to manifesta creationwhen I was very small (I dont remember what age), and that had again tried to manifest at the very beginning of the century when I was with Thon. Then I had forgotten all about it. And it came back with that letter: suddenly I had my plan of Auroville. Now I have my general plan; I am waiting for R. to make the detailed plans because since the beginning I have said, R. will be the architect, and I have written to R.
   When he came here last year he went to see Chandigarh, the City built by Le Corbusier up there in Punjab, and he wasnt very happy (it seems to me rather mediocre I dont know, I havent seen it; I only saw photographs that were dreadful). And when he spoke to me, I saw that he was feeling, Oh, if I had a City to build! So I wrote to him, If you want, I have a City to build. He is so very glad, he is coming. And when he comes, Ill show him my plan, then he will build the City.1
   My plan is very simple.
   All around, there is a circular road that separates the park from the rest of the City. There would probably be an entrance gate (there has to be one) into the park. An entrance gate with a keeper of the gate. The keeper of the gate is a new girl who has come from Africa and has written me a letter saying she wanted to be the keeper of Auroville to let in only the servants of the Truth. (laughing) Its a very nice plan (!) So I will probably put her as keeper of the park, with a little house on the road, at the entrance.
   But the interesting thing is that around this central point, there are four large sections, like four large petals (Mother draws), but the corners of the petals are rounded and there are small intermediate zones: four large sections and four zones. Of course, this is only in the air: on the ground it will be an approximation.
   In the old formation I had made, there had to be a hill and a river. A hill was necessary because Sri Aurobindos house was on top of the hill. But Sri Aurobindo was there, in the center. It was arranged according to the plan of my symbol, that is to say, a central point with Sri Aurobindo and all that concerns Sri Aurobindos life, then four large petals (which werent the same as in this drawing, they were something different), then twelve petals around (the City proper), then around that, there were the disciples residential quarters (you know my symbol: instead of [partition] lines, there are strips; well, the last circular strip formed the residential place of the disciples), and everyone had his house and his garden: a little house and a garden for everyone. And there were means of communication; I wasnt sure if it was individual transportation or collective transportation (like those small open trams in the mountains, you know) that crossed the City in all directions to bring the disciples back to the center of the City. And around all that, there was a wall with entrance gates and guards at each gate, so people entered only with permission. And there was no money: within the walls, no money; at the various entrance gates, people found banks and counters where they deposited their money and received in exchange tickets with which they could have lodging, food, this and that. But no money. And inside, absolutely nothing, no one had any money the tickets were only for visitors, who entered only with a permit. It was a fantastic organization. No money, I didnt want money!
   Oh, Ive forgotten one thing in my plan: I wanted to build a workers housing estate. But it should be part of the industrial section (perhaps an extension on the edge of the industrial section).
   Outside the walls, in my first formation there was on one side the industrial estate, and on the other the fields, farms, etc., that were to supply the City. But that really meant a countrynot a large one, but a country. Now its much more limited; its not my symbol anymore, there are only four zones, and no walls. And there will be money. The other formation, you know, was really an ideal attempt. But I reckoned it would take many years before we began: at the time, I expected to begin only after twenty-four years. But now, its much more modest, its a transitional experiment, and its much more realizable the other plan was I nearly had the land: it was at the time of Sir Akbar (you remember?) of Hyderabad. They sent me photographs of Hyderabad State, and there, among those photos, I found my ideal place: an isolated hill (a rather large hill), below which a big river flowed. I told him, I would like to have this place, and he arranged the whole thing (it was all arranged, they had sent me the plans, and the papers and everything declaring it to be donated to the Ashram). But they set a condition (the area was a virgin forest and uncultivated lands): they would give the place on condition, naturally, that we would cultivate it, but the products had to be used on the spot; for instance the crops, the timber had to be used on the spot, not transported away, we werent allowed to take anything out of Hyderabad State. There was even N. who was a sailor and who said he would obtain a sailing boat from England to sail up the river, collect all the products and bring them back to us hereeverything was very well seen to! Then they set that condition. I asked if it was possible to remove it, then Sir Akbar died and it was over, the whole thing fell through. Afterwards I was glad it hadnt worked out because, with Sri Aurobindo gone, I could no longer leave Pondicherry I could leave Pondicherry only with him (provided he agreed to go and live in his ideal City). At the time I told Antonin Raymond, who built Golconde, about the project, and he was enthusiastic, he told me, As soon as you start building, call me and I will come. I showed him my plan (it was on the model of my symbol, enlarged), and he was quite enthusiastic, he found it magnificent.
   It fell through. But the other project, which is just a small intermediate attempt, we can try.
   No, there are two difficulties. The small sums of money, we have them (as I said, what the government can lend, what people give to have a plotall that is coming), but the problem is the massive sums: because it takes billions to build a City!
   The Americans are ruining themselves. There is a queer phenomenon: money seems to have been swallowed up somewhere, to have vanished from circulationin America the dollars value is dropping, they are moaning. Here, people are ruined. Theres an industrialist who had a magnificent industry (it seems it was marvelous), and with that income tax the government has succeeded in ruining himhe closed down. Then he partially reopened and filled in new papers for his new company and new industries; now, he had a dog, he had given a name to his dog, and he signed the papers with the dogs name! And he put the dogs photograph. (Laughing) So, naturally, he got letters asking him if he thought people were idiots. He answered, No, only a dog would accept your conditions. Not bad, eh?

0 1966-02-19, #Agenda Vol 07, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Now, to tell you the truth, we are on the upward curve again. I think we have really reached the bottom of incoherence, absurdity and ugliness the taste for the ugly and the unsightly, the dirty, the offensive. We have, I think, reached rock bottom. If its taken in the right way (and I think there are people who have taken it in the right way), it can lead you straight to the Yoga, straight. That is, you feel a sort of very deep detachment from all the things of this world, a very intense need to find something else, an imperious need to find something truly beautiful, truly fresh, truly good so, quite naturally, it leads you to a spiritual aspiration. And those horrors seem to have divided people: a minority who were ready have risen very high; a majority who werent ready have gone down very low. Those are now wallowing in mud, and thats why we cant get out of it for the moment; and if it goes on, we will be moving towards a new war, and this time it will really be the end of this civilization I am not saying the end of the world, because nothing can be the end of the world, but the end of this civilization, which means we will have to build another. You may tell me that it will be very good, for this civilization is on the decline, its rotting away; but still, there were in it some beautiful things that deserved to be preserved, and it would be a great pity if all that disappeared. But if there is a new war, I can tell you that it will all disappear. For men are very clever creatures, and they have found the way to destroy everything. And they will use it, because whats the use of spending billions to make certain bombs if they arent to be used? Whats the use of discovering that a City can be destroyed in a few minutes if not to destroy it! One wants to see the fruit of ones efforts! If there is a war, thats what will happen.
   Quite appropriate. Well publish it in the next Bulletin.

0 1966-04-23, #Agenda Vol 07, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Its sure to work, I KNOW it exists the City is already there (it has been for many, many years). Interestingly, my creation was with Sri Aurobindo in the center, then when Sri Aurobindo left, I let it all rest, I didnt budge anymore. Then it suddenly started coming again, as if to say, Now is the time, it must be done. Very well. The Muslims would say, Its fated. Its fated, its sure to exist. I dont know how much time it will take, but it seems to be going fast.
   The City already exists.
   And the remarkable thing is that I simply told R. [the architect] the broad outlines, asking him if he was interested. Then he went back to France and he received my formation (my old formation, which I myself had left asleep); he received it there. I found that very interesting. He received it, he said to me, It came all at once, I seemed to be possessed by something, and in one night the whole thing was done. And the interesting point is that an architect friend of his came and worked with him and participated in the creation; he is now quite enthusiastic, and he is a man who has very extensive contacts with all Communist Europe, including Russia. And he is thrilled to pieces. So, on that side, its working well. And in America, too, it seems to be working.

0 1966-08-13, #Agenda Vol 07, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Theyve already begun discussing what the Citys political situation will beeven before the first stone has been laid! And one of them, the one with a Communist creed (he is the one who has the greatest energy and power of realization), is scandalized: he wrote to me yesterday, saying he couldnt take part in something that wasnt purely democratic! So I answered him this (Mother hands Satprem her note):
   Auroville must be at the service of the Truth, beyond all social, political and religious convictions.
   I told him many things (Mother makes a gesture of mental communication), but above all, I insisted a lot on the fact that it would be better to build the City first! And that we would see afterwards. Because he told me it was important for him that we should remain in the democratic system until something better has been found. I felt like answering him, How do you know that something better hasnt been found? But I didnt say anything.
   Then I also wrote something for J. He had asked me for a message for his school (Mother hands another note):

0 1967-02-15, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But it might be amusing if we put together one specimen of every religion from every country and every epoch. A City of religions, can you see that? The totem pole next to the cathedral! Oh, that would be very amusing! All the ancient religions the Egyptian, the Tyrian, the Scandinavian gods and then the new religions.
   They would all quarrel with each other!
   So we could have a City of religions. But we would have to re-create the atmosphere.
   A museum of religions?
   No, a museum is too intellectuala City of religions. We would have to re-create the atmosphere and have a temple, churches, a cathedral, a totem pole (laughing) Wed entrust the Greek temple to Ananta!2 That would be really unique on earth.
   But you know, there are still so many fanaticsmore than we think. You would think all that has disappeared with modern developmentnot at all.

0 1967-05-17, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   An Italian professor did some research in Mexico. He says: Human cells can generate enough electrical energy to electrocute another human being standing eighteen feet away. Dr. Ruggiero feels that his experiments in human cells may result in the cure of paralysis and he says that an electrical energy screen generated by human cells could be used to stop bullets. Electrical energy could make a human dynamo capable not only of inflicting death, but of literally walking on air. By connecting cables to the human frame, human cells could produce energy and light sufficient to fill the power needs of an average home or small manufacturing unit. In experiments in his Mexico City laboratory, Dr. Ruggiero has produced a current from a goat enough to light up a series of 40 watt bulbs and to activate an electric door bell
   But its been known for a long time that cats, the skin of cats, is full of electri City. It was used in the past to cure rheumatism.

0 1967-07-15, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I had a very strong impression, which, so to speak, crystallized when I went to China7 (I know nothing of China: a City or two, a port or two, thats nothing; but still you pick up a bit of the atmosphere): the origin of those people is lunar. There must have been life on the moon, and these beings (or a few of them, I dont know) took refuge on the earth when the moon was dying. And that was the origin of the Chinese race.
   They are very peculiar. They dont at all have the same kind of vital being as all the other human beings, not at all.

0 1967-09-30, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Vatican City, September 26
   The Pope, in an article published here last night, has said his journey to India in 1964 was the revelation of an unknown world.

0 1967-10-04, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   There is a big church just a few minutes walk away, and yesterday morning, the 1st of October, the celebrant said, Become citizens of the heavenly City. He could not have hit upon my questionings more precisely. And in the evening, a young Parisian, landed here as pure as a newborn, and the first person he met was that same priest of the big church, who said to him, What have you come here for? There is nothing. The Parisian answered, What about the Ashram? The priest replied, The Ashram? Its a brothel. Because of that insulting declaration (and it is the kindest thing he said [Mother laughs ]), I am petitioning Mother for permission to remain here till the end of my stay in India. I do think there is abomination and desolation in the Holy Place. When will Christs words be acknowledged at last, A tree is recognized by its fruits? Jai-jai!
   Signed: Brother A.

0 1967-10-25, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   World Union! They really did imagine they were going to make humanity progress! But when I tell people that the creation of a City like Auroville has more weight in the earths history than all the groups in the world, they dont believe me. They dont believe me, to them its totally unimportant, a fancy.
   Once I asked Sri Aurobindo (because we had talked about Auroville a great deal, there were lots of difficulties), I asked him (because it was an idea I hadnot an idea but a need that expressed itself some thirty years agomore than thirty, almost forty years ago), so I asked him, and he answered me this (I think I told you): It is the best chance men have to avoid a general conflict.1 There.

0 1967-12-30, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   An experimental City?
   Yes Auroville will be a City that will attempt to be, or strive or want to be, self-supporting, that is

0 1968-01-12, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   People say Ive given her full freedom to organize Auroville. So she calls it the university town. She was told that the phrase was used in a precise sense; she said to me, Oh, Ive explained it. And on the invitation cards for the 28th [February, for Aurovilles inauguration], she wanted the university town to be put; but they didnt ask for her advice and issued the invitations with The City of universal culture.
   Thats it, its always a sign in people who have a purely mental constructive power: they want to bend words to express what they want. I told her, It doesnt matter, whatever you may say, everyone will take the phrase to have its usual meaning.

0 1968-02-07, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   1) We solemnly found this City as the first center of a planetary society
   2) We solemnly dedicate this City as the constantly renewed synthesis of the latest conquests of science and the most ancient wisdom.
   3) We solemnly set as the chief function of this City the preparation of every child to his highest spiritual and planetary
   There you are!
   destiny, that this City may become the cradle of a new humanity.
   Is that all? Its better, but thats not it.

0 1968-02-17, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Here are a few pages of our issue on Auroville, the City of love guarded by the four Mothers.
   Signed: Y.
   Yes, they are full of this business of yoga of sex. They think of nothing else, talk of nothing else. The City of loveas for me, I find it
   But as soon as this word is used in the ordinary way, it becomes like that.
   The City of love is probably not going to be understood as it should be. You know, the magazine Plante is sending Mr. D. to write an article on Auroville; well, I saw this D. a year ago when he came here, and hes precisely a great adept of this yoga of sexuality.2 I had a whole talk with him, a talk so heated that afterwards, I got a sort of revelation and wrote a whole letter on the problem of sexuality in yoga. But the man reeks with this business of sex. He is sent by Plante. So if they show him this, the City of love
   Its troublesome.
   Well, its the story of little R. whom they educate with music and caresses. Its the same story. But still, the City of love, damn! Auroville should be something that impels you towards other concepts than these petty things. I went there one day, and, you know, that place is moving
   Oh, its beautiful.
   Its beautiful, moving, you really feel something about to be created. So the City of love
   But I never said Auroville was the City of love, never, not once!
   The word is too subject to misuse. It would be better not to talk about it.

0 1968-03-02, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But as a City of peace, its amusing! (Laughing) Its promising!
   I dont care. What I find quite petty is when they dont tell me and do it on the sly. To hope I wont know is childishness, and the tendency to hide things from me isnt very-nice.

0 1968-05-04, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   "POPE RESIGNING? (Vatican City, April 30) Speculation is growing again that Pope Paul may resign as head of the Roman Catholic Church. Talk of such a possibility has become widespread not only in Vatican circles but also among civil officials in Rome. The State-run National Television network is said to have prepared a special programme on the Pope's career for broadcast instantly should he abdicate. The usual Vatican informants cannot give credence to the resignation speculation. But they do not rule out the possibility."
   The Hindu, 1 May 1968

0 1968-08-03, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   (Mother remains very tired. She nevertheless listens to a long paper on Auroville, which she rejects, and prepares with Satprem a note summing up the ideal of this future City:)
   For millennia, we have been developing outer means, outer instruments, outer techniques of living and finally those means and techniques are crushing us. The sign of the new humanity is a reversal in the standpoint, and the understanding that inner knowledge and inner technique can change the world and master it without crushing it.

0 1969-08-09, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   It would straight away give an interesting direction. Auroville, the City of healing! That would be good!
   Nature will have to invent other means to get rid of the human surplus!

0 1969-12-31, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Its very good, that was the first idea: there was the center, and the City was organized around it. Now theyre doing the opposite! They want to build the City and put the center afterwards .
   And thats why it doesnt work, he says: we should begin with the center; if we dont well achieve nothing.
   I am afraid they may not even have the land. Thats the difficulty Because the center of the City has been fixed, but theres still a large part of the center which, I think, belongs to the government, so theyre trying to negotiate so as to have it.
   R.s idea is an island at the center, with water around, running water which will be used for the whole water supply of the City; and when it has flowed through the City, it will be sent to a plant, and from there to irrigate all the cultivated lands around. So this center is like an islet, and at this center, there is what we first called the Matrimandirwhich I always see as a very large hall, absolutely bare, you understand, and getting a light from above: it should be so arranged that the light from above gets concentrated on a spot where there would be what we want to put as the center of the City We first thought of Sri Aurobindos symbol, but we can put anything we like. Like that, with a ray of light constantly striking from aboverevolving and revolving to follow the sun, you understand. If its done well, it would be very good. And then, below, people would be able to sit and meditate, or just rest, but there would be NOTHINGnothing except something comfortable below so they can sit without getting tired, probably with pillars acting at the same time as backrests. Something like that. Thats what I always SEE. A hall with a ceiling high enough to allow sunlight to come in as a RAY, depending on the time of the day, and fall on that center which will be there.
   If that is done, it will be very good.
   So then, for the rest, its the same to me, they will do as they like. They first thought of building a dwelling for me, but Ill never go, so its no use, its quite unnecessary. And to watch over the islet, it was agreed there would be a small house for H. who wanted to be there simply as a guard . Then R. had arranged a whole system of bridges to link that to the other bank. The other bank would be entirely made of gardens all around. Those gardens we thought of twelve gardens (dividing the distance into twelve), twelve gardens with each of them concentrated on one thing: a state of consciousness with the flowers representing it. And the twelfth garden would be in the islet, around (not around but beside) the Mandir with the tree, the banyan which is there. Thats what is at the center of the City. And there, there would be a repetition of the twelve gardens around, with the flowers arranged in the same way There are now two Americans here, husb and and wife, and the husb and studied there for more than a year the art of gardening, and he came here with that knowledge. So I asked him to start straight away preparing the plan for the inner garden: theyre working on it.
   But then, the answer is always the same: We have no money!
   There is water, but its enough for one or two houses, anyway not enough to create a permanent flow. We would need transformed sea water. In Israel they have found a way to do it economically (we even have brochures on this), but you understand, economical for a City, not economical for an individual! So then, wed need to have water to make this islet, thats the difficulty.
   But before building the islet, we can begin building the temple itself Begin by lifting a pebble.

0 1970-01-03, #Agenda Vol 11, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I could describe it. It came like this. It will be a kind of hall which will be like the inside of a column. No windows. Ventilation will be artificial, with this kind of machinery (Mother points to an air conditioner), and just a roof. And sunlight striking the center; or, when there is no sunlight (at night or on overcast days), an electric spotlight. The idea is to build right now an example or a model for a hundred people or so. Once the City is built and the experiment is made, we will make a BIG thing of it but then it will be very big, for one or two thousand people. And the second one will be built around the first, which means that the first will go only when the second is built.
   Theres the idea.
   But the big temple will be built afterwards, and then on a huge scale. The smaller one will go only once the bigger one is built. But of course, for the City to be completed, we must allow some twenty years (for everything to be in order, in its place). Its the same with the gardens: all the gardens that are being prepared are for now, but in twenty years, all that will have to be on another scale; then it will have to be something really really beautiful. And I wonder what substance that globe should be made of, the big one? The small one could be made of crystal: for a globe this size (gesture about one foot) I think it will do. The globe will have to be visible from every corner of the room.
   It shouldnt be too high above the floor either, should it?
   Id like them to start immediately, as soon as we have the plans. But there are two questions: first the plans (workers can be found), and then money. I think it can be done with this idea of building a small specimen (small, well, its a manner of speaking, because to hold a hundred people easily it will still have to be big enough), a small specimen to begin with. While building the small specimen well learn, and well build the big one when the City is finished that wont be right now.
   I told R. about it, and the next day he told me, Yes, but it will take time to prepare. (I said nothing of all Ive just told you, I just spoke of doing something.) Afterwards I had a vision of that room, so I no longer need anyone to see how it should be I know. Whats needed is an engineer more than an architect, because an architect It has to be as simple as possible.

0 1970-01-10, #Agenda Vol 11, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I told him that Auroville cannot be born like any other City (urban, social, economic problems, all of them to be seen later). The starting point must be something else. That is why we must start with the Center. That Center must be our lever, our fixed point, the thing we can lean on to try and leap to the other sidebecause its only from the other side that we can begin to understand what Auroville should be. And that Center must be a form manifesting in Matter the content that You can transmit to us on every plane (occult included). As for us, we should only be the open and sincere means through which you can concretise that.
   Then I told him how I felt the need for all of us to approach all this while living the experience inwardly and unitedlypeople from the East and the Westin a vast movement of love, because it is the only concrete possible for building something else.
   I said that to calm people who think we need something huge. I said, Well begin with this, and then well see, you understand. I said this Center should be there until the City is completely built, and afterwards we would seeafterwards we wont feel like removing it!
   Because a lot of people thought of something huge.

0 1970-03-25, #Agenda Vol 11, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The difficulty is the appreciation of the value of things. You understand, that requires a very wide vision. Moneys convenience was that it became mechanical. But this new system cannot become quite mechanical, so For instance, the idea is that those who will live in Auroville will have no moneythere is no circulation of money but to eat, for instance, everyone has the right to eat, naturally, but On quite a practical level, we had conceived the possibility of all types of food according to everyones tastes or needs (for example, vegetarian cooking, non-vegetarian cooking, diet cooking, etc.), and those who want to get food from there must do something in exchangework, or Its hard to organize in practice, on a quite practical level. You see, we had planned a lot of lands around the City for large-scale agriculture for the Citys consumption. But to cultivate those lands, for the moment we need money, or else materials. So Now I have to face the whole problem in every detail, and its not easy!
   There are some who understand.

0 1970-04-29, #Agenda Vol 11, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   "Suffering makes us capable of the full force of the Master of Delight; it makes us capable also to bear the other play of the Master of Power. Pain is the key that opens the gates of strength; it is the high-road that leads to the City of beatitude."

0 1970-06-03, #Agenda Vol 11, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   That would be interesting: The description of the citizen of tomorrows City.
   Theres the second paragraph on desires, and the third would be on personal possession.

0 1972-01-12, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The inner circle represents the creation, the conception of the City [Auroville].
   The petals represent the power of expression, the realization.1

02.05 - Federated Humanity, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The original unit of the human aggregate is the family; it is like the original cell which lies at the back of the entire system that is called the human body or, for that matter, any organic body. A living and stable nucleus is needed round which a crystallisation and growth can occur. The family furnished such a nucleus in the early epochs of humanity. But with the growth of human life there came a time when, for a better and more efficient organization in collective life, larger units were needed. The original unit had to be enlarged in order to meet the demands of a wider and more complex growth. Also it is to be noted that the living body is not merely a conglomeration of cells, all more or less equal and autonomous something like a democratic or an anarchic organization; but it consists of a grouping of such cells in spheres or regions or systems according to differing functions. And as we rise in the scale of evolution the grouping becomes more and more complex, well-defined and hierarchical. Human collectivity also shows a similar development in organization. The original, the primitive unit the familywas first taken up into a larger unit, the clan; the clan, in its turn, gave place to the tribe and finally the tribe merged into the nation. A similar widening of the unit can also be noticed in man's habitat, in his geographical environment. The primitive man was confined to the village; the village gradually grew into the township and the City state. Then came the regional unit and last of all we arrived at the country.
   Until the last great war it seemed that the nation (and country) was the largest living unit that human collectivity could admit without the risk of a break-up. Now it was at this momentous epoch that the first concept or shape of a larger federationtypified in the League of Nationsstirred into life and began to demand its lebensraum. It could not however come to fruition and stability, because the age of isolated nationhood had not yet passed and the principle of selfdetermination yet needed its absolute justification.

02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  A City of the traffic of bound souls,
  A market of creation and her wares,

02.07 - The Descent into Night, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
    He saw a City of ancient Ignorance
    Founded upon a soil that knew not Light.

02.11 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  And the high City of its splendid birth.
  A memory steals in from lost heavens of Truth,

02.12 - Mysticism in Bengali Poetry, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   One great characteristic of these mystics, particularly the older ones, is the conception of the spiritual or divine being asa human being the soul, "the man there within this man here," is a human person and the human form has a significant charm which none other possesses. The Spirit, the Divine individualised and concretised in an earth-made man is a blazing experience with the Siddhacharyas and the experience continues down to our days. The Siddhacharyas themselves have added a peculiar, rather strange form to the conception. The soul, the inmost divine being is a woman whom one loves and seeks: she is an outcaste maid who dwells beyond the walls of the City; one, that is to say, the conscient being in us, loves her all the more passionately because she is so. The City means this normally flourishing confine of outer consciousness where we dwell usually; the Divine is kept outside the pale of this inferior nature. To our consciousness that which is beyond it is an obscure, valueless, worthless, miserable non -entity; but to the consciousness of the sage-poet, that is the only thing valuable and adorable. These mystics further say that the true person, the divinity that lies neglected and even despised in our secular life is truly the idol of all worship and when she is accepted, when she puts off her beggarly robes, the obscurities of our mind and heart and senses, then she becomes the mistress of the house, the queen whom none thenceforth can disobeyall the limbs become her willing servitors and adorers. The divine Law rules even the external personality.
   The significance of the human personality, the role of the finite in the play of the infinite and universal, the sanctity of the material form as an expression and objectification of the transcendent, the body as a function of Consciousness-Force Delight are some of the very cardinal and supreme experiences in Bengali mysticism from its origin down to the present day.

02.12 - The Ideals of Human Unity, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Various other regional and parochial units also developed: baronies, kingdoms and princedoms, City states, all seeking to further extend and enrich the denotation of the social unit. A critical stage was reached when, out of the welter of all these various types of social unities, yet another type, of momentous consequences, emerged, called the nation. The nation absorbed all other lesser unities and soon grew into an extremely composite and yet living unity: its strong cohesiveness, in spite of a diversity of the component elements, no less than its ardent aggressiveness, is a remarkable characteristic attending the phenomenon. It looks as thoughat least it looked so till the other dayall the other previous attempts at a larger unity, since the formation of the original family unit, had one purpose in view, viz., the bringing forth of the national unit. Next to the family, the nation seems to be the stable unit, the other intervening ones were unstable comparatively and had only a temporary and contri butory function.
   Nationhood, however, developed into such a firm, solid, self-conscious and selfishly aggressive entity that it has now become almost a barrier to a further enlargement of the unit towards a still greater and wider unification of mankind. But nature cannot be baulked, its straight urge hampered; it takes to by-ways and indirect routes and roundabout channels for its fulfilment. On three different lines a greater and larger unification of mankind has been attempted that goes beyond the unification brought about by the ideal of the country or people or nation. First, the political, that leads to the formation of Empires. But the faults and errors in this type of larger unit have been made very evident. It acts as a steam-roller, no doubt, crushing out and levelling parochial differences and local narrownesses; but it also means the overgrowth of a central organismcalled the metropolisat the expense of other member organisms forming part of the larger collectivity, viz., colonies and dependencies and subject races, which must in the end bring about a collapse and disruption of the whole structure. The Roman Empire was the typical example of this experiment. Next, there was what can be called the racial line. Many attempts have been made in this direction, but nothing very successful has taken shape. Pan-Slavism, Pan-Arabism, Pan-Jewry are some of the expressions of this movement. It has the fatal fault of a basis that is uncertain and doubtful: for a pure race is a myth and in modern conditions the cry must necessarily be a cry in the wilderness. Many races and peoples have in the course of human history been thrown together, they have to live together, are compelled to lead a common social, political, economic and cultural life. That indeed was the genesis of nationhood. The hegemony of a so-called Nordic race over the world was one of the monsters produced by this attempt, a reductio ad absurdum of the principle.

03.01 - Humanism and Humanism, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The Graeco-Latin culture was essentially and predominantly humanistic. Even so, the mediaeval culture also, in spite of its theological stress, had a strong basis in humanism. For the religion itself, as has been pointed out, is deeply humanistic, in the sense that it brought salvation and heaven close to the level of human frailtythrough the miracle of Grace and the humanity of Christand that it envisaged a kingdom of heaven or City of God the body of Christformed of the brotherhood of the human race in its solidarity.
   The Indian outlook, it is said, is at a double remove from this type of humanism. It has not the pagan GrrecoRoman humanism, nor has it the religious humanism of Christianity. Its spirit can be rendered in the vigorous imagery of Blake: it surrounds itself with cold floods of abstraction and the forests of solitude.

03.02 - The Philosopher as an Artist and Philosophy as an Art, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The poet-philosopher or the philosopher-poet, whichever way we may put it, is a new formation of the human consciousness that is coming upon us. A wide and rationalising (not rationalistic) intelligence deploying and marshalling out a deep intuitive and direct Knowledge that is the pattern of human mind developing in the new age. Bergson's was a harbinger, a definite landmark on the way. Sri Aurobindo's The Life Divine arrives and opens the very portals of the marvellous temple City of a dynamic integral knowledge.
   Comus, I, 477-8.

03.02 - Yogic Initiation and Aptitude, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   In the practice of Yoga a condition precedent is usually laid down: it is called adhikra, aptitude, fitness or capa City. Everybody does not possess this aptitude, it is urged, and; cannot take to a life of Yoga at one's sweet will. There must be a preparation, certain rules and regulations must be observed, some discipline must be followed and one must acquire certain qualities or qualifications, must reach a particular stage and degree, rise to a particular level of life and consciousness before one can successfully face the spiritual problem. It is not everyone that has a laisser-passer, a free pass to enter the City or citadel of the spirit.
   The Upanishad gives the warning in most emphatic terms: This Atman is not to be gained by the weakling1 and again it declared:

03.06 - Divine Humanism, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The Grco-Latin culture was essentially and predominantly humanistic. Even so, the mediaeval culture too, in spite of its theological stress, had a strong basis in humanism. For the religion itself, as has been pointed out, was deeply humanistic, in the sense that it brought salvation and heaven close to the level of human frailtythrough the miracle of Grace and the humanity of Christand that it envisaged a kingdom of heaven or City of God the body of Christformed of the brotherhood of the human race in its solidarity.
   The Indian outlook, it is said, is at a double remove from this type of humanism. It has not the pagan Grco-Roman humanism, nor has it the religious humanism of Christianity. Its spirit can best be rendered in the vigorous imagery of Blake; it surrounds itself:

03.09 - Buddhism and Hinduism, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Varying the metaphor we may say again that Buddhism rises sheer in its monolithic structure, an Asokan pillar towering in its linear movement; Hinduism has its towers, but they are part of a vast architecture, spread out on ample and chequered grounds-even like a temple City.

04.01 - The Birth and Childhood of the Flame, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  A silent warrior paced in her City of strength
  Inviolate, guarding Truth's diamond throne.

04.01 - The March of Civilisation, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   This knowledge remained at the outset scattered, hidden, confined to a few, a company of adepts: it had almost no direct contact with the main current of life. Its religious aspect too was so altered and popularised as to represent and serve the secular life. The systematisation and propagation of that knowledgeat least the aspiration for that knowledgewas attempted on an effective scale in the Hebrew Old Testament. But then a good amount of externalities, of the Inferior Knowledge was mixed up with the inner urge and the soul perception. The Christ with his New Testament came precisely with the mission of cleaning the Augean stables, in place of the dross and coverings, the false and deformed godheads, to instal something of the purest ray of the inner consciousness, the unalloyed urge of the soul, the demand of our spiritual personality. The Church sought to build up society on that basis, attempting a fusion of the spiritual and the temporal power, so that instead of a profane secular world, a mundane or worldly world, there maybe established God's own world, the City of God.
   The drive towards the building of Heaven upon earth and with earth, the materialisation of the Spirit on a cosmic scale, the remodelling of the whole human society in spiritual terms was the secret inspiring the other Semitic Revelation, that of Mohammed. The Arab Master sought to bring down and establish and express in life-force what the Rabi of Bethlehem saw and felt in the inner heartone was a lover, the other a servant warrior of God.

05.07 - Man and Superman, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   In spite of all the achievements he has had in the past, and in spite of the cul-de-sac or the blind alley into which he seems now to be stagnating, there is yet possibility enough for man to progress further, that is to say, even as a human being without taking the more audacious jump into supermanhood. The present miseries of human society, the maldistribution of the necessities of life, the ravages of illness and disease, the prevalence of ignorance, are not and need not after all be a permanent and irrevocable feature of human organisation. They can be remedied to a large extent, and society made more decent to live in, even though it may not be transfigured into the City of God. Man, without foregoing his present human nature, can yet be a more humane and humanistic creature, that is to say, more truly human and less animal and demoniac that he is trying to be. To this end the advent and the presence of the divine race will surely contri bute in a large measure. The influence which the individuals of such a race will exert by the force of their luminous consciousness and the impact of their purified living, the sympathy and knowledge and comprehension which their very presence carries, will materially alter the nature and composition of the normal man and his society. There will emerge a sort of higher humanityan intermediary between the present more or less animal, degraded humanity and the divine humanity of the future. The two humanities may very well live amicably together and be of help and service to each other.
   We may mention here the other extreme possibility also. If, for example, the old humanity in a body rejects the New Man and will not allow him an inch of ground on the earth which it holds now as its fief and domainas it may very well doin view of the evidence that we have of the envy, jealousy, hatred, incomprehension moving normal men when they come in contact with men who do not follow their mode of life, who seem to pursue avocations that are meaningless and even perhaps injurious to them; if such is the case, then, we say, it would mean either the end of humanity, in the same way as some species have become in fact extinct, or its reversion to a wild savage state, something like that (or perhaps worse) out of which it came.

06.01 - The End of a Civilisation, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   We know of worldsvital worldswhich are made of the most unimaginable horror and ugliness and devilry. Many have contacted such domains either consciously in the course of their yogic experiences or unconsciously in nightmare. They bear testimony to the stark monstrosity of these worlds the gloom, the fear, the pain and torture, the doom and damnation that reign there. That entire inner world seems to have precipitated itself upon earth and taken a body here. A radiant poet spoke of Paradise being transplanted upon earth in the shape of a happy City (the City of the Raghus): today we have done the opposite miracle, the devil's capital City is installed upon earth, or even something worse. For, in the subtler worlds there is a saving grace, after all. If you have within you somewhere an aspiration, a trust, a faith, a light the enemy cannot touch you or maul you badly. You may have also around you there beings who help you, a teacher, a guide who is near visibly or invisibly to give you the necessary warning or protection. But here below when the enemy has clothed himself in a material form and armed himself with material weapons, you are almost helpless. To save yourself from a physical blow, it is not always enough to have the proper inner consciousness only. Something more is needed.
   Therefore misery stalks large upon the earth. Nothing com-parable to it, either in quality or quantity, can history offer as an example. Man finds no remedy for his ills, he does not dare to hope for any. He feels he is being irretrievably drawn into the arms of the Arch-enemy.

06.01 - The Word of Fate, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Of the City of lapis lazuli and pearl
  Proud deeds step forth, a rank and march of gods.

06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Surrounding with danger the sieged City of life:
  Admitted into the citadel of man's days

07.06 - Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  It came to the silent City of the brain
  Towards its accustomed and expectant quay,

10.01 - A Dream, #Writings In Bengali and Sanskrit, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  At once Harimohon could see into the mans mind. He saw, as in an opulent City ravaged by a victorious enemy, innumerable terrible-looking demons and ogres who had entered into that brilliant intelligence, disturbing its peace and composure, plundering its happiness. The old man had quarrelled with his young son and turned him out; the sorrow of losing his beloved child had cowed down his spirit, but anger, pride and vanity had shut the door of his heart and were guarding it. Forgiveness had no entry there. Hearing calumnies against his own daughter he had driven her away and was lamenting over the cherished one he had lost. He knew that she was chaste but the fear of social censure and a feeling of shame coupled with his own arrogance and selfishness had put a curb on his affection. Frightened by the memory of a thousand sins the old man was trembling, but he did not have the courage or the strength to mend his evil ways. Now and then thoughts of death and of the other world came to him and filled him with terror. Harimohon saw also that from behind these morbid thoughts the hideous messenger of death was constantly peeping out and knocking at the door. Whenever this happened, the old mans heart sank and he frantically screamed with fear.
  Horrified by this sight Harimohon looked at the boy and exclaimed, Why, Keshta! I used to think this man the happiest of all! The boy replied, Just there lies my power. Tell me now which of the two is mightierthis Tinkari Sheel or Sri Krishna, the master of Vaikuntha? Look, Harimohon, I too have the police, sentinels, government, law, justice, I too can play the game of being a king; do you like this game? No, my child, answered Harimohon, it is a very cruel game. Why, do you like it? The boy laughed and declared, I like all sorts of games; I like to whip as well as to be whipped. Then he continued. You see, Harimohon, people like you look at the outward appearance of things and have not yet cultivated the subtle power of looking inside. Therefore you grumble that you are miserable and Tinkari is happy. This man has no material want; still, compared to you, how much more this millionaire is suffering! Can you guess why? Happiness is a state of mind, misery also is a state of mind. Both are only mind-created. He Who possesses nothing, whose only possessions are difficulties, even he, if he wills, can be greatly happy. But just as you cannot find happiness after spending your days in dry piety, and as you are always dwelling upon your miseries so too this man who spends his days in sins which give him no real pleasure is now thinking only of his miseries. All this is the fleeting happiness of virtue and the fleeting misery of vice, or the fleeting misery of virtue and the fleeting happiness of vice. There is no joy in this conflict. The image of the abode of bliss is with me: he who comes to me, falls in love with me, wants me, lays his demands on me, torments mehe alone can succeed in getting my image of bliss. Harimohon went on eagerly listening to these words of Sri Krishna. The boy continued, And look here, Harimohon, dry piety has lost its charm for you, but in spite of that you cannot give it up, habit4 binds you to it; you cannot even conquer this petty vanity of being pious. This old man, on the other hand, gets no joy from his sins, yet he too cannot abandon them because he is habituated to them, and is suffering hells own agonies in this life. These are the bonds of virtue and vice; fixed and rigid notions, born of ignorance, are the ropes of these bonds. But the sufferings of that old man are indeed a happy sign. They will do him good and soon liberate him.

1.006 - Livestock, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  123. And thus We set up in every City its leading wicked sinners, to conspire in it, but they conspire only against themselves, and they do not realize it.
  124. When a sign comes to them, they say, “We will not believe unless we are given the like of what was given to God’s messengers.” God knows best where to place His message. Humiliation from God and severe torment will afflict the criminals for their scheming.

1.007 - The Elevations, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  123. Pharaoh said, “Did you believe in Him before I have given you permission? This is surely a conspiracy you schemed in the City, in order to expel its people from it. You will surely know.”
  124. “I will cut off your hands and your feet on opposite sides; then I will crucify you all.”

1.00c - DIVISION C - THE ETHERIC BODY AND PRANA, #A Treatise on Cosmic Fire, #Alice Bailey, #Occultism
  First. Inability to tap pranic currents, owing to the unhealthy lives passed by so many. This involves the cutting off of the source of supply, and the consequent atrophying and shrinkage of the receptive centres. This is seen in an exaggerated form in the children of the congested quarters of any great City, and in the vitiated anemic dwellers of the slums. The cure is apparent the bringing about of better living conditions, the employment [107] of more appropriate clothing, and the adoption of a freer and more salubrious mode of living. When the pranic rays can find free access to the shoulders, and to the diaphragm, the subnormal state of the average spleen will adjust itself automatically.
  Second. Over-ability to tap pranic currents. The first type of functional disorder is common and widespread. Its reverse can be found where conditions of life are such that the centres (through too direct and prolonged submittal to solar emanation) become overdeveloped, vibrate too rapidly, and receive prana in too great an amount. This is rarer, but is found in some tropical countries, and is responsible for much of the troublesome debility that attacks dwellers in these lands. The etheric body receives prana or solar rays too rapidly, passes it through and out of the system with too much force, and this leaves the victim a prey to inertia and devitalisation. Putting it otherwise, the etheric body becomes lazy, is like an unstrung web, or (to use a very homely illustration) it resembles a tennis racket which has become too soft, and has lost its resilience. The inner triangle transmits the pranic emanations with too great rapidity, giving no time for the subsidiary absorption, and the whole system is thereby the loser. Later it will be found that many of the ills that Europeans, living in India, fall heir to, originate in this way; and by attention, therefore, to the spleen, and by wise control of living conditions, some of the trouble may be obviated.

1.00 - Introduction to Alchemy of Happiness, #The Alchemy of Happiness, #Al-Ghazali, #Sufism
  This treatise on the Alchemy of Happiness, or Kimiai Saadet, seems well adapted to extend our knowledge of the writings of Ghazzali and of the opinions current then and now in the Oriental world. Although it throws no light on any questions of geography, philology or political history, objects most frequently in view in translations from the Oriental languages, yet a book which exhibits with such plainness the opinions of so large a portion of the human race as the Mohammedans, on questions of philosophy, practical morality and religion, will always be as interesting to the general reader and to a numerous class of students, as the facts that may be elicited to complete a series of kings in a dynasty or to establish the site of an ancient City can be to the historian or the geographer. I translate it from an edition published in Turkish in 1845 (A. H., 1260), at the imperial printing press in Constantinople. [9] As no books are allowed to be printed there which have not passed under the eyes of the censor, the doctrines presented in the book indicate, not only the opinions of eight hundred years since, but also what views are regarded as orthodox, or tolerated among the orthodox at the present day. It has been printed also in Persian at Calcutta.
  In form, the book contains a treatise on practical piety, but as is the case with a large proportion of Mohammedan works, the author, whatever may be his subject, finds a place for observations reaching far wide of his apparent aim, so our author is led to make many observations which develop his notions in anatomy, physiology, natural philosophy and natural religion. The partisans of all sorts of opinions will be interested in finding that a Mohammedan author writing so long since in the centre of Asia, had occasion to approve or condemn so many truths, speculations or fancies which are now current among us with the reputation of novelty. Many of the same paradoxes and problems that startle or fascinate in the nineteenth century are here discussed. He came in contact, among his contemporaries, with persons who made the same general objections to natural and revealed religion, as understood by Mohammedans, as are in our days made to Christianity, or who perverted and abused the religion which they professed for their own ends, in the same manner as Christianity is abused among us. And he engaged with earnestness now truthfully, and now erroneously, in refuting these men. His usual stand-point in discussion is equally removed from the most extravagant mysticism, and literal and formal orthodoxy. He attempts a dignified blending of reason [10] and faith, requiring of his fellow men unfeigned piety in the temper and tone of an evangelical Christian. He reminds his readers, in these discourses, that they are not Mussulmans if they are satisfied with merely a nominal faith, and treats with scorn those who are spiritualists only in language and dress.

1.00 - Main, #The Book of Certitude, #Baha u llah, #Baha i
  The Lord hath ordained that in every City a House of Justice be established wherein shall gather counsellors to the number of Baha, and should it exceed this number it doth not matter. They should consider themselves as entering the Court of the presence of God, the Exalted, the Most High, and as beholding Him Who is the Unseen. It behoveth them to be the trusted ones of the Merciful among men and to regard themselves as the guardians appointed of God for all that dwell on earth. It is incumbent upon them to take counsel together and to have regard for the interests of the servants of God, for His sake, even as they regard their own interests, and to choose that which is meet and seemly. Thus hath the Lord your God commanded you. Beware lest ye put away that which is clearly revealed in His Tablet. Fear God, O ye that perceive.
  O people of the world! Build ye houses of worship throughout the lands in the name of Him Who is the Lord of all religions. Make them as perfect as is possible in the world of being, and adorn them with that which befitteth them, not with images and effigies. Then, with radiance and joy, celebrate therein the praise of your Lord, the Most Compassionate. Verily, by His remembrance the eye is cheered and the heart is filled with light.
  No marriage may be contracted without payment of a dowry, which hath been fixed for City-dwellers at nineteen mithqals of pure gold, and for village-dwellers at the same amount in silver. Whoso wisheth to increase this sum, it is forbidden him to exceed the limit of ninety-five mithqals. Thus hath the comm and been writ in majesty and power. If he content himself, however, with a payment of the lowest level, it shall be better for him according to the Book. God, verily, enricheth whomsoever He willeth through both heavenly and earthly means, and He, in truth, hath power over all things.
  It hath been decreed by God that, should any one of His servants intend to travel, he must fix for his wife a time when he will return home. If he return by the promised time, he will have obeyed the bidding of his Lord and shall be numbered by the Pen of His behest among the righteous; otherwise, if there be good reason for delay, he must inform his wife and make the utmost endeavour to return to her. Should neither of these eventualities occur, it behoveth her to wait for a period of nine months, after which there is no impediment to her taking another husband; but should she wait longer, God, verily, loveth those women and men who show forth patience. Obey ye My commandments, and follow not the ungodly, they who have been reckoned as sinners in God's Holy Tablet. If, during the period of her waiting, word should reach her from her husband, she should choose the course that is praiseworthy. He, of a truth, desireth that His servants and His handmaids should be at peace with one another; take heed lest ye do aught that may provoke intransigence amongst you. Thus hath the decree been fixed and the promise come to pass. If, however, news should reach her of her husband's death or murder, and be confirmed by general report, or by the testimony of two just witnesses, it behoveth her to remain single; then, upon completion of the fixed number of months, she is free to adopt the course of her choosing. Such is the bidding of Him Who is mighty and powerful in His command.
  It is forbidden you to transport the body of the deceased a greater distance than one hour's journey from the City; rather should it be interred, with radiance and serenity, in a nearby place.

10.12 - Awake Mother, #Writings In Bengali and Sanskrit, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  In the lonely paths of the City, in the fields and the woodlands and the hills
  Plunges in sleep all life.

1.012 - Joseph, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  30. Some ladies in the City said, “The governor's wife is trying to seduce her servant. She is deeply in love with him. We see she has gone astray.”
  31. And when she heard of their gossip, she invited them, and prepared for them a banquet, and she gave each one of them a knife. She said, “Come out before them.” And when they saw him, they marveled at him, and cut their hands. They said, “Good God, this is not a human, this must be a precious angel.”

1.017 - The Night Journey, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  58. There is no City but We will destroy before the Day of Resurrection, or punish it with a severe punishment. This is inscribed in the Book.
  59. Nothing prevents Us from sending miraculous signs, except that the ancients called them lies. We gave Thamood the she-camel, a visible sign, but they mistreated her. We do not send the signs except to instill reverence.

1.018 - The Cave, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  19. Even so, We awakened them, so that they may ask one another. A speaker among them said, “How long have you stayed?” They said, “We have stayed a day, or part of a day.” They said, “Your Lord knows best how long you have stayed.” “Send one of you to the City, with this money of yours, and let him see which food is most suitable, and let him bring you some provision thereof. And let him be gentle, and let no one become aware of you.”
  20. “If they discover you, they will stone you, or force you back into their religion; then you will never be saved.”
  82. And as for the wall, it belonged to two orphaned boys in the City. Beneath it was a treasure that belonged to them. Their father was a righteous man. Your Lord wanted them to reach their maturity, and then extract their treasure—as a mercy from your Lord. I did not do it of my own accord. This is the interpretation of what you were unable to endure.”
  83. And they ask you about Zul-Qarnain. Say, “I will tell you something about him.”

1.01 - Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious, #The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  Christian version it is also the heavenly City of the Apocalypse,
  which, like the Garden of Eden, is conceived as a mandala. But
  admonition: "Therefore know yourselves, for you are the City,
  and the City is the kingdom." It is also a paraphrase of the
  serpent of paradise who persuaded our first parents to sin, and

1.01 - Economy, #Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience, #Henry David Thoreau, #Philosophy
  The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation. From the desperate City you go into the desperate country, and have to console yourself with the bravery of minks and muskrats. A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of mankind. There is no play in them, for this comes after work. But it is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
  When we consider what, to use the words of the catechism, is the chief end of man, and what are the true necessaries and means of life, it appears as if men had deliberately chosen the common mode of living because they preferred it to any other. Yet they honestly think there is no choice left. But alert and healthy natures remember that the sun rose clear. It is never too late to give up our prejudices. No way of thinking or doing, however ancient, can be trusted without proof. What everybody echoes or in silence passes by as true to-day may turn out to be falsehood to-morrow, mere smoke of opinion, which some had trusted for a cloud that would sprinkle fertilizing rain on their fields. What old people say you cannot do you try and find that you can. Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new. Old people did not know enough once, perchance, to fetch fresh fuel to keep the fire a-going; new people put a little dry wood under a pot, and are whirled round the globe with the speed of birds, in a way to kill old people, as the phrase is. Age is no better, hardly so well, qualified for an instructor as youth, for it has not profited so much as it has lost.
  I dug my cellar in the side of a hill sloping to the south, where a woodchuck had formerly dug his burrow, down through sumach and blackberry roots, and the lowest stain of vegetation, six feet square by seven deep, to a fine sand where potatoes would not freeze in any winter. The sides were left shelving, and not stoned; but the sun having never shone on them, the sand still keeps its place. It was but two hours work. I took particular pleasure in this breaking of ground, for in almost all latitudes men dig into the earth for an equable temperature. Under the most splendid house in the City is still to be found the cellar where they store their roots as of old, and long after the superstructure has disappeared posterity remark its dent in the earth. The house is still but a sort of porch at the entrance of a burrow.
  At length, in the beginning of May, with the help of some of my acquaintances, rather to improve so good an occasion for neighborliness than from any necessity, I set up the frame of my house. No man was ever more honored in the character of his raisers than I. They are destined, I trust, to assist at the raising of loftier structures one day. I began to occupy my house on the 4th of July, as soon as it was boarded and roofed, for the boards were carefully feather-edged and lapped, so that it was perfectly impervious to rain; but before boarding I laid the foundation of a chimney at one end, bringing two cartloads of stones up the hill from the pond in my arms. I built the chimney after my hoeing in the fall, before a fire became necessary for warmth, doing my cooking in the mean while out of doors on the ground, early in the morning: which mode I still think is in some respects more convenient and agreeable than the usual one. When it stormed before my bread was baked, I fixed a few boards over the fire, and sat under them to watch my loaf, and passed some pleasant hours in that way. In those days, when my hands were much employed, I read but little, but the least scraps of paper which lay on the ground, my holder, or tablecloth, afforded me as much entertainment, in fact answered the same purpose as the Iliad.
  For more than five years I maintained myself thus solely by the labor of my hands, and I found, that by working about six weeks in a year, I could meet all the expenses of living. The whole of my winters, as well as most of my summers, I had free and clear for study. I have thoroughly tried school-keeping, and found that my expenses were in proportion, or rather out of proportion, to my income, for I was obliged to dress and train, not to say think and believe, accordingly, and I lost my time into the bargain. As I did not teach for the good of my fellow-men, but simply for a livelihood, this was a failure. I have tried trade; but I found that it would take ten years to get under way in that, and that then I should probably be on my way to the devil. I was actually afraid that I might by that time be doing what is called a good business. When formerly I was looking about to see what I could do for a living, some sad experience in conforming to the wishes of friends being fresh in my mind to tax my ingenuity, I thought often and seriously of picking huckleberries; that surely I could do, and its small profits might suffice,for my greatest skill has been to want but little,so little capital it required, so little distraction from my wonted moods, I foolishly thought. While my acquaintances went unhesitatingly into trade or the professions, I contemplated this occupation as most like theirs; ranging the hills all summer to pick the berries which came in my way, and thereafter carelessly dispose of them; so, to keep the flocks of Admetus. I also dreamed that I might gather the wild herbs, or carry evergreens to such villagers as loved to be reminded of the woods, even to the City, by hay-cart loads. But I have since learned that trade curses everything it handles; and though you trade in messages from heaven, the whole curse of trade attaches to the business.
  As I preferred some things to others, and especially valued my freedom, as I could fare hard and yet succeed well, I did not wish to spend my time in earning rich carpets or other fine furniture, or delicate cookery, or a house in the Grecian or the Gothic style just yet. If there are any to whom it is no interruption to acquire these things, and who know how to use them when acquired, I relinquish to them the pursuit. Some are industrious, and appear to love labor for its own sake, or perhaps because it keeps them out of worse mischief; to such I have at present nothing to say. Those who would not know what to do with more leisure than they now enjoy, I might advise to work twice as hard as they do,work till they pay for themselves, and get their free papers. For myself I found that the occupation of a day-laborer was the most independent of any, especially as it required only thirty or forty days in a year to support one. The laborers day ends with the going down of the sun, and he is then free to devote himself to his chosen pursuit, independent of his labor; but his employer, who speculates from month to month, has no respite from one end of the year to the other.

1.01f - Introduction, #The Lotus Sutra, #Anonymous, #Various
  Thus have I heard. Once the Buddha was staying in the City of Rjagha, on the mountain called Gdhraka, together with a great assembly of twelve thousand monks, all of whom were arhats whose corruption was at an end, who were free from the confusion of desire, who had achieved their own goals, shattered the bonds of existence, and attained complete mental discipline. Their names were jtakauinya, Mahkyapa, Uruvilvakyapa,
  Gaykyapa, Nadkyapa, riputra, Mahmaudgalyyana, Mahktyyana, Aniruddha, Kapphia, Gavpati, Revata, Pilindavatsa, Bakkula,

1.01 - Fundamental Considerations, #The Ever-Present Origin, #Jean Gebser, #Integral
  There are surely enough historical instances of the catastrophic downfall of entire peoples and cultures. Such declines were triggered by the collision of deficient and exhausted attitudes that were insufficient for continuance with those more recent, more intense and, in some respects, superior. One such occurrence vividly exemplifies the decisive nature of such crises: the collision of the magical, mythical, and unperspectival culture of the Central American Aztecs with the rational-technological, perspectival attitude of the sixteenthcentury Spanish conquistadors. A description of this event can be found in the Aztec chronicle of Frey Bernardino de Sahagun, written eight years after Cortez conquest of Mexico on the basis of Aztec accounts. The following excerpt forms the beginning of the thirteenth chapter of the chronicle which describes the conquest of Mexico City:
  The thirteenth chapter, wherein is recounted how the Mexican king Montezuma sends other sorcerers who were to cast a spell on the Spanish and what happened to them on the way.

1.01 - MAPS OF EXPERIENCE - OBJECT AND MEANING, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  The known is explored territory, a place of stability and familiarity is the City of God, as profanely
  realized. It finds metaphorical embodiment in myths and narratives describing the community, the

1.01 - On knowledge of the soul, and how knowledge of the soul is the key to the knowledge of God., #The Alchemy of Happiness, #Al-Ghazali, #Sufism
  Know, O student of wisdom! that the body, which is the kingdom of the heart, resembles a great City. The hand, the foot, the mouth and the other members resemble the people of the various trades. Desire is a standard bearer; anger is a superintendent of the City, the heart is its sovereign, and reason is the vizier. The sovereign needs the service of all the inhabitants. But desire, the standard bearer, is a liar, vain and ambitious. He is always ready to do the contrary of what reason, the vizier, commands. He strives to appropriate to himself whatever he sees in the City, which is the body. Anger, the superintendent, is rebellious and corrupt, quick and passionate. He is always ready to be enraged, to spill blood, and to blast one's reputation. If the sovereign, the heart, should invariably consult with reason, his vizier, and, when desire was transgressing, should give to wrath to have power over him (yet, without giving him full liberty, should make him angry in subjection to reason, the vizier, so that passing all bounds he should not stretch out his hand upon the kingdom), there would then be an equilibrium in the condition of the kingdom, and all the members would perform the functions for which they were created, their service would be accepted at the mercy seat, and they would obtain eternal feli City....
  If you desire, inquirer for the way, with thankfulness for these mercies, to obtain eternal happiness in the future mansions, the heart must enthrone itself like a sovereign in its capital, the body, must stand at the door of service and direct its prayers to the gate of eternal truth, seeking [20] for the beauty of the divinity. It must take reason for its vizier, desire for its standard bearer, anger to be the superintendent of the City, and taking the senses of reason as its spies, it must make each one of them responsible in its sphere. The perceptive faculties which are foremost in the brain, it must make to be chiefs of the spies, that they may convey to the spies notices of what occurs in the world. The faculty of memory, which is next in order in the brain, it must use as a receptacle in which it may treasure up whatever is noticed by the spies, and, as occasion requires, may inform reason, the vizier. The vizier, in accordance with the information received, will administer the kingdom. When he sees any one of the soldiers revolting and following his own passions, he will represent it to the sovereign, that he may be controlled and conquered. He must not, however, be destroyed, for each one of us has received, from his original country, a definite commission, and in that case this service must remain unfulfilled. But, alas! if the heart should swerve from its sovereignty, and not make use of reason as its vizier, and should be reduced by the standard bearer, desire, and the superintendent, anger, all the forces would then follow in the train of desire and anger, the kingdom would fall into disorder, and everlasting ruin would be the result....
  If you inquire, O student! how it is known that the heart of man has been created in accordance with the qualities of angels, seeing that the most of the qualities and attributes of angels are foreign to it, I reply, you know that there is not, in truth, any creature on the face of the earth more noble than man, and that it belongs to the dignity and perfection of every creature, to work out perseveringly that service for which it was created. The ass, for instance, was created to bear burdens. If he carries his load well, without stumbling or falling, or if he does not throw off his load, his qualities are in perfection, and his service is accepted. The horse was designed also for war [21] and military expeditions, and has strength to carry burdens. If he performs his duty well, in time of war, in running, fleeing and going to meet the enemy, his service is accepted, and he will be treated with attention in his accoutrements, grooming and feeding. But if he performs his service imperfectly, a pack saddle will be put on his back, as on the ass, from day to day he will be employed as a beast of burden, and he will be carelessly and deficiently provided with food, and poorly taken care of.
  The body is but au animal to be ridden by the heart, which is its rider, while the heart's chief end is to acquire a knowledge of God. The dignity of any thing depends upon what it is in itself. A person therefore who does not understand his own body, heart and soul, and yet pretends to the knowledge of God, resembles the bankrupt, who, although he has nothing to eat himself, should yet plan a feast for all the poor of the City. In short, man ought to make every possible exertion to gain the knowledge of God, because the knowledge of God necessitates the love of God. Just in the same manner as when you see a beautiful specimen of calligraphy or some elegant verses, you praise the person who made them, you feel a love for him in your heart and desire eagerly to see him.
  Since you have learned, O inquirer after the divine mysteries, the dignity and nobleness of the heart, know also that this precious jewel has been confided to you and wrapped in a veil, that you may preserve it from too close a contact with the world, and may lead it to perfection and to its place of rest, making it a partaker of manifest happiness in the eternal mansions. In the house of reunion you will have reached an eternal rest, where no evil enters, a joy where no pain mingles, a strength without infirmity, a knowledge without doubt, and a vision of the Lord, the enjoyment of which shall be endless.

1.01 - On renunciation of the world, #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  The man who has withdrawn from the world in order to shake off his own burden of sins, should imitate those who sit outside the City amongst the tombs, and should not discontinue his hot and fiery streams of tears and voiceless heartfelt groanings until he, too, sees that Jesus has come to him and rolled away the stone of hardness1 from his heart, and loosed Lazarus, that is to say, our mind, from the bands of sin, and ordered His attendant angels: Loose him2 from passions, and let him go to blessed dispassion.3 Otherwise he will have gained nothing.
  Those of us who wish to go out of Egypt and to fly from Pharaoh, certainly need some Moses as a mediator with God and from God, who, standing between action and contemplation, will raise hands of prayer for us to God, so that guided by Him we may cross the sea of sin and rout the Amalek of the passions.4 That is why those who have surrendered themselves to God, deceive themselves if they suppose that they have no need of a director. Those who came out of Egypt had Moses as their guide, and those who fled from Sodom had an angel.5 The former are like those who are healed of the passions of the soul by the care of physicians: these are they who come out of Egypt. The latter are like those who long to put off the uncleanness of the wretched body. That is why they need a helper, an angel, so to speak, or at least one equal to an angel. For in proportion to the corruption of our wounds we need a director who is indeed an expert and a physician.

1.01 - Tara the Divine, #Tara - The Feminine Divine, #unset, #Zen
  the Bellevue Hotel at the top of the City. The hotel
  belongs to Mr. Lhawang, a Tibetan whose mother had
  Panchen Lamas in the City of Shigatse.
  Following the passing away of one of the Panchen

1.01 - the Call to Adventure, #The Hero with a Thousand Faces, #Joseph Campbell, #Mythology
  Theseus when he arrived in his father's City, Athens, and heard
  the horrible history of the Minotaur; or he may be carried or

1.01 - The Dark Forest. The Hill of Difficulty. The Panther, the Lion, and the Wolf. Virgil., #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity
  Through every City shall he hunt her down,
  Until he shall have driven her back to Hell,
  Wills that through me none come into his City.
  He governs everywhere, and there he reigns;
  There is his City and his lofty throne;
  O happy he whom thereto he elects!"

1.025 - The Criterion, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  40. And they came upon the City that was drenched by the terrible rain. Did they not see it? But they do not expect resurrection.
  41. And when they see you, they take you for nothing but mockery: “Is this the one God sent as a messenger?”

1.027 - The Ant, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  34. She said, “When kings enter a City, they devastate it, and subjugate its dignified people. Thus they always do.
  35. I am sending them a gift, and will see what the envoys bring back.”
  48. In the City was a gang of nine who made mischief in the land and did no good.
  49. They said, “Swear by God to one another that we will attack him and his family by night, and then tell his guardian, 'We did not witness the murder of his family, and we are being truthful.'“

1.028 - History, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  15. Once he entered the City, unnoticed by its people. He found in it two men fighting—one of his own sect, and one from his enemies. The one of his sect solicited his assistance against the one from his enemies; so Moses punched him, and put an end to him. He said, “This is of Satan's doing; he is an enemy that openly misleads.”
  16. He said, “My Lord, I have wronged myself, so forgive me.” So He forgave him. He is the Forgiver, the Merciful.
  18. The next morning, he went about in the City, fearful and vigilant, when the man who had sought his assistance the day before was shouting out to him. Moses said to him, “You are clearly a troublemaker.”
  19. As he was about to strike the one who was their enemy, he said, “O Moses, do you intend to kill me, as you killed someone yesterday? You only want to be a bully in the land, and do not want to be a peacemaker.”
  20. And a man came from the farthest part of the City running. He said, “O Moses, the authorities are considering killing you, so leave; I am giving you good advice.”
  21. So he left, fearful and vigilant. He said, “My Lord, deliver me from the wrongdoing people.”
  58. And how many a City did We destroy for turning unappreciative of its livelihood? Here are their homes, uninhabited after them, except for a few. And We became the Inheritors.
  59. Your Lord never destroys cities without first sending a messenger in their midst, reciting to them Our revelations. And We never destroy the cities, unless their people are wrongdoers.

1.02 - BEFORE THE CITY-GATE, #Faust, #Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, #Poetry
  object:1.02 - BEFORE THE City-GATE
  author class:Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  (Pedestrians of all kinds come forth.)
  (They pass in the City-gate.)

1.02 - MAPS OF MEANING - THREE LEVELS OF ANALYSIS, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  took advantage of the same privilege. Indeed, each City, each sanctuary, was considered to be a center
  of the world, the place where the Creation had begun. The initial mound sometimes became the cosmic
  rank of supreme god.) The king led the procession to the Bit Akitu, a building situated outside of the City
  [outside the domain of civilization, or order]. The procession represented the army of the gods
  The City
  Explored Territory
  community, represented by the walled City or castle; the winged dragon, who has emerged from the
  underworld (and whose lair is surrounded by the bones of the dead); the hero, armed with the sword, who
  represents the benevolent, creative and fruitful aspect of the unknown. [The City is commonly portrayed on
  a mountain, in such representations the serpent in a valley, or across a river. The battle takes place at
  represented by the hero. In the City of God that is, the archetypal human kingdom the Messiah
  eternally rules.

1.02 - Meeting the Master - Authors second meeting, March 1921, #Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #unset, #Zen
   The second time I met Sri Aurobindo was in March 1921, when there was a greater familiarity. Having come for a short stay, I remained eleven days on Sri Aurobindo's asking me to prolong my stay. During my journey from Madras to Pondicherry I was enchanted by the natural scenery the vast stretches of green paddy fields. But Pondicherry as a City was lethargic, with a colonial atmosphere an exhibition of the worst elements of European and Indian culture. The market was dirty and stinking and the people had no idea of sanitation. The sea-beach was made filthy by them. Smuggling was the main business.
   But the greatest surprise of my visit in 1921 was the 'darshan' of Sri Aurobindo. During the interval of two years his body had undergone a transformation which could only be described as miraculous. In 1918 the colour of the body was like that of an ordinary Bengali rather dark though there was a lustre on the face and the gaze was penetrating. This time on going upstairs to see him (in the same house) I found his cheeks wore an apple-pink colour and the whole body glowed with a soft creamy white light. So great and unexpected was the change that I could not help exclaiming: "What has happened to you?"
   I had lived there for nearly a generation but had never felt the Pondicherry Ashram as something fixed and unchanging. I realised this most strongly on the day I was returning to it. Pondicherry has always been to me the symbol of a great experiment, of a divine ideal. It is marching every hour towards the ultimate goal of mans upward ascent to the Divine. Not a City but a spiritual laboratory, a collective being with a daily changing horizon yet pursuing a fixed distant objective, a place fixed to the outer view but constantly moving Pondicherry to me is always like the Arab's tent.

1.02 - On the Service of the Soul, #The Red Book Liber Novus, #unset, #Zen
  68. Matthew 21:18-20 : Now in the morning as he returned into the City, he hungered. And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away. And when the disciples saw it, they marveled, saying, How soon is the fig tree withered away! In 1944 Jung wrote: "The ChristianmyChristianknows no curse formulas; indeed he does not even sanction the cursing of the innocent fig-tree by the rabbi Jesus (Why I have not adopted the Catholic truth? CW 18, 1468).
  69. The Draft continues: They may serve your redemption (p.34)

1.02 - Taras Tantra, #Tara - The Feminine Divine, #unset, #Zen
  He then return ed to India and stayed in the City of
  Tipurar where he built a temple especially to house

1.02 - The Doctrine of the Mystics, #Hymns to the Mystic Fire, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  And this is no easy or peaceful march; it is for long seasons a fierce and relentless battle. Constantly the Aryan man has to labour and to fight and conquer; he must be a tireless toiler and traveller and a stern warrior, he must force open and storm and sack City after City, win kingdom after kingdom, overthrow and tread down ruthlessly enemy after enemy. His whole progress is a warring of Gods and Titans, Gods and Giants, Indra and the Python, Aryan and Dasyu. Aryan adversaries even he has to face in the open field; for old friends and helpers turn into enemies; the kings of Aryan states whom he would conquer and overpass join themselves to the Dasyus and are leagued against him in supreme battle to prevent his free and utter passing on.
  But the Dasyu is the natural enemy. These dividers, plunderers, harmful powers, these Danavas, sons of the Mother of division, are spoken of by the Rishis under many general appellations. There are Rakshasas; there are Eaters and Devourers, Wolves and Tearers; there are hurters and haters; there are dualisers; there are confiners or censurers. But we are given also many specific names. Vritra, the Serpent, is the grand Adversary; for he obstructs with his coils of darkness all possibility of divine existence and divine action. And even when Vritra is slain by the light, fiercer enemies arise out of him. Shushna afflicts us with his impure and ineffective force, Namuchi fights man by his weaknesses, and others too assail, each with his proper evil. Then there are Vala and the Panis, miser traffickers in the sense-life, stealers and concealers of the higher Light and its illuminations which they can only darken and misuse, - an impious host who are jealous of their store and will not offer sacrifice to the Gods. These and other personalities - they are much more than personifications - of our ignorance, evil, weakness and many limitations make constant war upon man; they encircle him from near or they shoot their arrows at him from afar or even dwell in his gated house in the place of the Gods and with their shapeless stammering mouths and their insufficient breath of force mar his self-expression. They must be expelled, overpowered, slain, thrust down into their nether darkness by the aid of the mighty and helpful deities.

1.02 - The Human Soul, #The Interior Castle or The Mansions, #Saint Teresa of Avila, #Christianity
  5.: This is what we must dread and pray God to deliver us from, for we are weakness itself, and unless He guards the City, in vain shall we labour to defend it.20' The person of whom I spoke21' said that she had learnt two things from the vision granted her. The first was, a great fear of offending God; seeing how terrible were the consequences, she constantly begged Him to preserve her from falling into sin. Secondly, it was a mirror to teach her humility, for she saw that nothing good in us springs from ourselves but comes from the waters of grace near which the soul remains like a tree planted beside a river, and from that Sun which gives life to our works. She realized this so vividly that on seeing any good deed performed by herself or by other people she at once turned to God as to its fountain head-without whose help she knew well we can do nothing-and broke out into songs of praise to Him. Generally she forgot all about herself and only thought of God when she did any meritorious action.
  6.: The time which has been spent in reading or writing on this subject will not have been lost if it has taught us these two truths; for though learned, clever men know them perfectly, women's wits are dull and need help in every way. Perhaps this is why our Lord has suggested these comparisons to me; may He give us grace to profit by them!

1.02 - THE QUATERNIO AND THE MEDIATING ROLE OF MERCURIUS, #Mysterium Coniunctionis, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  Accordingly Mercurius, in the crude form of the prima materia, is in very truth the Original Man disseminated through the physical world, and in his sublimated form he is that reconstituted totality.62 Altogether, he is very like the redeemer of the Basilidians, who mounts upward through the planetary spheres, conquering them or robbing them of their power. The remark that he contains the powers of Sol reminds us of the above-mentioned passage in Abul-Qasim, where Hermes says that he unites the sun and the planets and causes them to be within him as a crown. This may be the origin of the designation of the lapis as the crown of victory.63 The power of Above and Below refers to that ancient authority the Tabula smaragdina, which is of Alexandrian origin.64 Besides this, our text contains allusions to the Song of Songs: through the streets and houses of the planets recalls Song of Songs 3 : 2: I will . . . go about the City in the streets, and in the broad ways I will seek him whom my soul loveth.65 The white and red of Mercurius refers to 5 : 10: My beloved is white and ruddy. He is likened to the matrimonium or coniunctio; that is to say he is this marriage on account of his androgynous form.

1.02 - The Refusal of the Call, #The Hero with a Thousand Faces, #Joseph Campbell, #Mythology
  A Persian City once was "enstoned to stone"king and queen, soldiers, inhabitants, and allbecause its people refused the call of Allah. Lot's wife became a pillar of salt for looking back, when she had been summoned forth from her City by Jehovah.
  And there is the tale of the Wandering Jew, cursed to remain on earth until the Day of Judgment, because when Christ had passed him carrying the cross, this man among the people stand ing along the way called, "Go faster! A little speed!" The unrec ognized, insulted Savior turned and said to him, "I go, but you shall be waiting here for me when I return."

1.02 - Where I Lived, and What I Lived For, #Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience, #Henry David Thoreau, #Philosophy
  Entertainments. If we respected only what is inevitable and has a right to be, music and poetry would resound along the streets. When we are unhurried and wise, we perceive that only great and worthy things have any permanent and absolute existence,that petty fears and petty pleasures are but the shadow of the reality. This is always exhilarating and sublime. By closing the eyes and slumbering, and consenting to be deceived by shows, men establish and confirm their daily life of routine and habit everywhere, which still is built on purely illusory foundations. Children, who play life, discern its true law and relations more clearly than men, who fail to live it worthily, but who think that they are wiser by experience, that is, by failure. I have read in a Hindoo book, that there was a kings son, who, being expelled in infancy from his native City, was brought up by a forester, and, growing up to maturity in that state, imagined himself to belong to the barbarous race with which he lived. One of his fathers ministers having discovered him, revealed to him what he was, and the misconception of his character was removed, and he knew himself to be a prince. So soul, continues the Hindoo philosopher, from the circumstances in which it is placed, mistakes its own character, until the truth is revealed to it by some holy teacher, and then it knows itself to be _Brahme_. I perceive that we inhabitants of New England live this mean life that we do because our vision does not penetrate the surface of things. We think that that _is_ which _appears_ to be.
  If a man should walk through this town and see only the reality, where, think you, would the Mill-dam go to? If he should give us an account of the realities he beheld there, we should not recognize the place in his description. Look at a meeting-house, or a court-house, or a jail, or a shop, or a dwelling-house, and say what that thing really is before a true gaze, and they would all go to pieces in your account of them. Men esteem truth remote, in the outskirts of the system, behind the farthest star, before Adam and after the last man. In eternity there is indeed something true and sublime. But all these times and places and occasions are now and here. God himself culminates in the present moment, and will never be more divine in the lapse of all the ages. And we are enabled to apprehend at all what is sublime and noble only by the perpetual instilling and drenching of the reality that surrounds us. The universe constantly and obediently answers to our conceptions; whether we travel fast or slow, the track is laid for us.

10.31 - The Mystery of The Five Senses, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The senses are the doors opening out on the external world for the consciousness to act and range abroad. That is the usual outward movement which is generally so much condemned by spiritual seekers. The doors and windows of the senses, whatever they are, all openings should be closed, shut up, hermetically scaled. One should then return within away from them, if one is to come into contact with the true consciousness, the true reality. Even the Gita says, the conscious being is seated in tranquillity within, closing all the nine gates of the City, himself doing nothing nor causing anything to be done.
   Well, that is one way of procedure in dealing with the senses. When you consider that the senses always pull you out, they always entice you to run after the sweet perishable goods of the world, invite you to the enjoyment of pleasure and pain, to air the dualities of a life of ignorance normally lived upon earth, then indeed the senses become terribly suspect. But this need not be so. The senses instead of being tempters leading you out into the ignorance may verily be inspirers calling you, guiding you inward. Instead of opening out on the world of maya they may open out on the world of light and truth.

1.033 - The Confederates, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  60. If the hypocrites, and those with sickness in their hearts, and the rumormongers in the City, do not desist, We will incite you against them; then they will not be your neighbors there except for a short while.
  61. They are cursed; wherever they are found, they should be captured and killed outright.

1.036 - Ya-Seen, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  20. Then a man came running from the remotest part of the City. He said, “O my people, follow the messengers.
  21. Follow those who ask you of no wage, and are themselves guided.

1.03 - A Parable, #The Lotus Sutra, #Anonymous, #Various
  O riputra! Suppose there were an aged and extremely afuent man, either in a town, City, or country, who has immeasurable wealth, abundant estates, mansions, and servants. He has a spacious house, yet it only has a single entrance. Suppose many people live there, as many as one, two, or even ve hundred people. The buildings are in poor repair, the fences and walls are crumbling, the pillar bases are rotten, and the beams and framework are dangerously tilted.
  Suddenly and unexpectedly, res break out everywhere, setting the house swiftly aame. The children of this man, ten, twenty, or thirty in number are in the house.

1.03 - BOOK THE THIRD, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  So founds a City on the promis'd earth,
  And gives his new Boeotian empire birth.
  Will you without a stroak your City yield,
  And poorly quit an undisputed field?

1.03 - Hymns of Gritsamada, #Hymns to the Mystic Fire, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
      3 Or, the Goddess tenant of the City.
    8. O Fire, men turn to thee the master of the human being in his house; thee they crown, the king perfect in knowledge. O strong force of Fire, thou masterest all things; thou movest to the thousands and the hundreds and the tens.

1.03 - Meeting the Master - Meeting with others, #Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #unset, #Zen
   Sri Aurobindo: In Europe they have always tried for democracy. Real democracy has always failed, and failed because it is against human nature. There are certain men who are bound to govern. One must be prepared to face facts. Even in the democracies those men manage to rule, and one knows only too well the villagers do not. Only, those people govern in their name, and it sometimes makes them more free and reckless. In Russia one does not know the exact situation the attempt was for creating real rule of the people, i.e. of the village. You see in what it has ended? It has established again an oligarchy of the Lenin-party. One may even ask: What has Russia created? It has tried to destroy capital and thus tried to destroy and perhaps succeeded in destroying City life. It is trying mechanically to equalise men. But it is not a success. The Western social life rests on interests and rights. It depends upon the vitalistic existence of man which is largely governed by his rational mind helped by scientific inventions. Reason gives man the rigid methods of classification and mental construction and theory to justify his interests and rights, and science gives him the required efficiency, force and power. Thus he is sure of his goal. But one may say that, though organised and effective, European life is not organic. The view that it takes of man is a very imperfect view, and the ideal it sets before man an incomplete ideal. That is why you find there class-war and struggle for rights governed by the rational intellect. European life is very powerful because it can put the whole force of its life at once in operation by a coordination of all its members. In old times the ideal was different. They the ancients based their society on the structure of religion. I do not mean narrow religion but the highest law of our being. The whole social fabric was built up to fulfil that purpose. There was no talk in those days of individual liberty in the present sense of the term. But there was absolute communal liberty. Every community was completely free to develop its own Dharma, the law of its being. Even the selection of the line was a matter of free choice for the individual.
   I do not believe that because a man is governed by another man, or one class by another class, there is always oppression; for instance, the Brahmins never ruled but they were never oppressed by others, rather they oppressed other people. The government becomes useless and bad when one class or one nation keeps another down and governs it for its own benefit and does not allow the class or nation to follow its own Dharma.
   In ancient times each community had its own Dharma and within itself it was independent. Every village, every City had its own organisation quite free from all political control and within that every individual was free free to change and take up another line for his development. But all this was not put into a definite political unit. There were, of course, attempts at that kind of expression of life but they were only partially successful. The whole community in India was a very big one and the community-culture based on Dharma was not thrown into a kind of organisation which would resist external aggression; and ultimately we were brought to the present stage.
   Now the problem is how to organise the future life of the country. I myself am a communist in a certain sense but I cannot agree with the Russian method. One may ask: After all what has Russia created? Even among our present workers in India there is a lack of that definite idea as to what they are about and what kind of thing they want. That is the reason why men like Dr. Bhagwandas propose some mental constructions like asking men to go in for politics after 50 years of age and so on. That does not seem to me to be the correct method, and I believe whoever pursues it will encounter complete failure.

1.03 - On exile or pilgrimage, #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  2 Dispassion, Gk. apatheia. Jerusalem means City of Peace. The only true peace is freedom from passion, and the technical word for this is dispassion.
  3 apathes, i.e. free from human emotions and feelings.

1.03 - PERSONALITY, SANCTITY, DIVINE INCARNATION, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  If not, we do but go to dwell in the City of Death.

1.03 - Preparing for the Miraculous, #Preparing for the Miraculous, #George Van Vrekhem, #Integral Yoga
  as large as a City, is fully organized, and it had already been
  functioning for some time, for its organization was perfect.

1.03 - Questions and Answers, #Book of Certitude, #unset, #Zen
  87. QUESTION: Concerning the dowry for village-dwellers which is to be of silver: is it the bride or bridegroom who is intended or both of them? And what is to be done if one is a City-dweller and the other a village-dweller?
  ANSWER: The dowry is determined by the dwelling-place of the bridegroom; if he be a City-dweller, the dowry is of gold, and if he be a village-dweller, it is of silver.
  88. QUESTION: What is the criterion for determining if one is a City-dweller or a village-dweller? If a City-dweller taketh up residence in a village, or a village-dweller in a City, intending to settle permanently, what ruling is applicable? Is the place of birth the deciding factor?
  ANSWER: The criterion is permanent residence and, depending on where this is, the injunction in the Book must be observed accordingly.
  ANSWER: Since God, exalted be His glory, doth not favour divorce, nothing was revealed on this issue. However, from the beginning of the separation until the end of one year, two people or more must remain informed as witnesses; if, by the end, there is no reconciliation, divorce taketh place. This must be recorded in the registry by the religious judicial officer of the City appointed by the Trustees of the House of Justice. Observance of this procedure is essential lest those that are possessed of an understanding heart be saddened.
  99. QUESTION: Concerning consultation.

1.03 - Some Practical Aspects, #Knowledge of the Higher Worlds, #Rudolf Steiner, #Theosophy
  [paragraph continues] Anyone practicing in an environment filled only with self-seeking interests, as for example, the modern struggle for existence, must be conscious of the fact that these interests are not without their effect on the development of his spiritual organs. It is true that the inner laws of these organs are so powerful that this influence cannot be fatally injurious. Just as a lily can never grow into a thistle, however inappropriate its environment, so, too, the eye of the soul can never grow to anything but its destined shape even though it be subjected to the self-seeking interests of modern cities. But under all circumstances it is well if the student seeks, now and again, his environment in the restful peace, the inner dignity and sweetness of nature. Especially fortunate is the student who can carry out his esoteric training surrounded by the green world of plants, or among the sunny hills, where nature weaves her web of sweet simpli City. This environment develops the inner organs in a harmony which can never ensue in a modern City. More favorably situated than the townsman is the person who, during his childhood at least, had been able to brea the the fragrance of pines, to gaze on snowy peaks, and observe
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   the silent activity of woodl and creatures and insects. Yet no City-dweller should fail to give to the organs of his soul and spirit, as they develop, the nurture that comes from the inspired teachings of spiritual research. If our eyes cannot follow the woods in their mantel of green every spring, day by day, we should instead open our soul to the glorious teachings of the Bhagavad Gita, or of St. John's Gospel, or of St. Thomas Kempis, and to the descriptions resulting from spiritual science. There are many ways to the summit of insight, but much depends on the right choice. The spiritually experienced could say much concerning these paths, much that might seem strange to the uninitiated. Someone, for instance, might be very far advanced on the path; he might be standing, so to speak, at the very entrance of sight and hearing with soul and spirit; he is then fortunate enough to make a journey over the calm or maybe tempestuous ocean, and a veil falls away from the eyes of his soul; suddenly he becomes a seer. Another is also so far advanced that this veil only needs to be loosened; this occurs through some stroke of destiny. On another this stroke might well have had the effect
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1.03 - Sympathetic Magic, #The Golden Bough, #James George Frazer, #Occultism
  the neighbouring City of Yung-chun, which is shaped like a
  fishing-net, until the inhabitants of the former town conceived the
  which still tower above the City of Tsuen-cheu-fu, have ever since
  exercised the happiest influence over its destiny by intercepting

1.03 - The Gate of Hell. The Inefficient or Indifferent. Pope Celestine V. The Shores of Acheron. Charon. The, #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity
    "Through me the way is to the City dolent;
    Through me the way is to eternal dole;

1.03 - The Manner of Imitation., #Poetics, #Aristotle, #Philosophy
  These, then, as we said at the beginning, are the three differences which distinguish artistic imitation,--the medium, the objects, and the manner. So that from one point of view, Sophocles is an imitator of the same kind as Homer--for both imitate higher types of character; from another point of view, of the same kind as Aristophanes--for both imitate persons acting and doing. Hence, some say, the name of 'drama' is given to such poems, as representing action. For the same reason the Dorians claim the invention both of Tragedy and Comedy. The claim to Comedy is put forward by the Megarians,--not only by those of Greece proper, who allege that it originated under their democracy, but also by the Megarians of Sicily, for the poet Epicharmus, who is much earlier than Chionides and Magnes, belonged to that country. Tragedy too is claimed by certain Dorians of the Peloponnese. In each case they appeal to the evidence of language. The outlying villages, they say, are by them called {kappa omega mu alpha iota}, by the Athenians {delta eta mu iota}: and they assume that Comedians were so named not from {kappa omega mu 'alpha zeta epsilon iota nu}, 'to revel,' but because they wandered from village to village (kappa alpha tau alpha / kappa omega mu alpha sigma), being excluded contemptuously from the City. They add also that the Dorian word for 'doing' is {delta rho alpha nu}, and the Athenian, {pi rho alpha tau tau epsilon iota nu}.
  This may suffice as to the number and nature of the various modes of imitation.

1.03 - The Psychic Prana, #Raja-Yoga, #Swami Vivkenanda, #unset
  This Sushumna is in ordinary persons closed up at the lower extremity; no action comes through it. The Yogi proposes a practice by which it can be opened, and the nerve currents made to travel through. When a sensation is carried to a centre, the centre reacts. This reaction, in the case of automatic centres, is followed by motion; in the case of conscious centres it is followed first by perception, and secondly by motion. All perception is the reaction to action from outside. How, then, do perceptions in dreams arise? There is then no action from outside. The sensory motions, therefore, are coiled up somewhere. For instance, I see a City; the perception of that City is from the reaction to the sensations brought from outside objects comprising that City. That is to say, a certain motion in the brain molecules has been set up by the motion in the incarrying nerves, which again are set in motion by external objects in the City. Now, even after a long time I can remember the City. This memory is exactly the same phenomenon, only it is in a milder form. But whence is the action that sets up even the milder form of similar vibrations in the brain? Not certainly from the primary sensations. Therefore it must be that the sensations are coiled up somewhere, and they, by their acting, bring out the mild reaction which we call dream perception.
  Now the centre where all these residual sensations are, as it were, stored up, is called the Muladhara, the root receptacle, and the coiled-up energy of action is Kundalini, "the coiled up". It is very probable that the residual motor energy is also stored up in the same centre, as, after deep study or meditation on external objects, the part of the body where the Muladhara centre is situated (probably the sacral plexus) gets heated. Now, if this coiled-up energy be roused and made active, and then consciously made to travel up the Sushumna canal, as it acts upon centre after centre, a tremendous reaction will set in. When a minute portion of energy travels along a nerve fibre and causes reaction from centres, the perception is either dream or imagination. But when by the power of long internal meditation the vast mass of energy stored up travels along the Sushumna, and strikes the centres, the reaction is tremendous, immensely superior to the reaction of dream or imagination, immensely more intense than the reaction of sense-perception. It is super-sensuous perception. And when it reaches the metropolis of all sensations, the brain, the whole brain, as it were, reacts, and the result is the full blaze of illumination, the perception of the Self. As this Kundalini force travels from centre to centre, layer after layer of the mind, as it were, opens up, and this universe is perceived by the Yogi in its fine, or causal form. Then alone the causes of this universe, both as sensation and reaction, are known as they are, and hence comes all knowledge. The causes being known, the knowledge of the effects is sure to follow.

1.03 - The Sunlit Path, #On the Way to Supermanhood, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  We are Bill Smith, a name without a meaning, a legal artifice to tie us to the great Machine and to an obscure genealogy we do not know much about, except that we are the son of our father, who was the son of his father, who was the son of his father, and that evidently we shall be the father of our son, who will be the father of his son, who will be the father of his son, and so on endlessly. And we walk up and down the great boulevard of the world, here or there, in a Los Angeles which looks more and more like Tokyo, which looks more and more like Mexico City, which looks more and more like every City in the world, just as one anthill looks like another. We can very well take a plane, but we will find ourselves again everywhere. We are French or American, but, to tell the truth, that is only history and passports, another artifice to bind us hand and foot to one machine or another, while our brother in Calcutta or Rangoon walks the same boulevard with the same question, under a yellow, red or orange flag. All this is the vestige of the hunting grounds, but there is not much left to hunt, save ourselves, and we are well on our way to being crushed out of that possibility, too, under the steamroller of the great Machine. So we go up and down the stairs, make phone calls, rush around, rush to vacation or enjoy life, like our brother under a yellow or a brown skin: in English, French and Chinese, we are harassed on all sides, exhausted, and we are not quite sure whether we are enjoying life or life is enjoying us. But it goes on and on all the same. And through it all, there is something that goes up and down, rushes and rushes, and sometimes, for a second, there is a sort of little cry inside: Who am I? Who am I? Where is me? Where am I?
  That brief second, so vain and futile amid this gigantic haste, is the real key to the discovery, an all-powerful lever that seems like nothing but truth seems like nothing, naturally, for if it seemed like something, we would already have wrung its neck, to pigeonhole it and harness it to another piece of machinery. It is light; it slips through the fingers. It is a passing breeze that refreshes all.

1.03 - The Tale of the Alchemist Who Sold His Soul, #The Castle of Crossed Destinies, #Italo Calvino, #Fiction
  But perhaps it was not for an individual soul that Mephistopheles had inconvenienced himself. "With the gold you will build a City," he was saying to Faust. "It is the entire City's soul that I want in exchange."
  "It's a deal."
  Now there was still The Wheel of Fortune to interpret, one of the most complicated images in the whole tarot game. It could mean simply that fortune had turned in Faust's direction, but this explanation seemed too obvious for the alchemist's narrative style, always elliptical and allusive. On the other hand, it was legitimate to suppose that our doctor, having got possession of the diabolical secret, conceived a monstrous plan: to change into gold all that was changeable. The wheel of the Tenth Arcanum would then literally mean the toiling gears of the Great Gold Mill, the gigantic mechanism which would raise up the Metropolis of Precious Metal; and the human forms of various ages seen pushing the wheel or rotating with it were there to indicate the crowds of men who eagerly lent a hand to the project and dedicated the years of their lives to turning those wheels day and night. This interpretation failed to take into account all the details of the miniature (for example, the animalesque ears and tails that adorned some of the revolving human figures), but it was a basis for interpreting the following cards of cups and coins as the Kingdom of Abundance in which the City of Gold's inhabitants wallowed. (The rows of yellow circles perhaps evoked the gleaming domes of golden skyscrapers that flanked the streets of the Metropolis.)
  But when would the established price be collected by the Cloven Contracting Party? The story's two final cards were already on the table, placed there by the first narrator: the Two of Swords and Temperance. At the gates of the City of Gold armed guards blocked the way to anyone who wished to enter, to prevent access to the Cloven-hooved Collector, no matter in what guise he might turn up. And even if a simple maiden, like the one in the last card, were to approach, the guards made her halt.
  "You lock your gates in vain"-this was the answer that could be expected from the water-bearer. "I take care not to enter a City where all is of solid metal. We who live in what is fluid visit only elements that flow and mingle."
  Was she a water nymph? Was she the queen of the elves of the air? An angel of the liquid fire in the earth's center?
  "Are you afraid our souls will fall into the Devil's hands?" those of the City must have asked.
  "No, for you have no soul to give him."

1.042 - Consultation, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  7. Thus We inspired you with an Arabic Quran, that you may warn the Central City and whoever is around it, and to warn of the Day of Assembly, of which there is no doubt; a group in the Garden, and a group in the Furnace.
  8. Had God willed, He could have made them one community, but He admits into His mercy whomever He wills. As for the wrongdoers, they will have no protector and no savior.

1.04 - ADVICE TO HOUSEHOLDERS, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  DEVOTEE: "Yes, sir. The other day I dreamt a strange dream. I saw the whole world enveloped in water. There was water on all sides. A few boats were visible, but suddenly huge waves appeared and sank them. I was about to board a ship with a few others, when we saw a brahmin walking over that expanse of water. I asked him, 'How can you walk over the deep?' The brahmin said with a smile: 'Oh, there is no difficulty about that. There is a bridge under the water.' I said to him, 'Where are you going?' 'To Bhawanipur, the City of the Divine Mother', he replied. 'Wait a little', I cried. 'I shall accompany you.' "
  MASTER: "Oh. I am thrilled to hear the story!"

1.04 - A Leader, #Words Of Long Ago, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Yes and no. They are scared of us, I dont know why. They take us for dangerous anarchists, and we are watched, we are spied on almost as much as in our own country. Yet how can anyone imagine that men whose aim is to make justice triumph, even at the cost of their own blood, could fail to be grateful towards a country such as France, which has always protected the weak and upheld equity? And why should they disturb the peace of a City which is their refuge in the darkest days?
  So you intend to remain here for some time?

1.04 - BOOK THE FOURTH, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  So this vast City worlds of shades receives,
  And space for millions still of worlds she leaves.
  From the fair City, which he rais'd, he flies:
  As if misfortune not pursu'd his race,

1.04 - GOD IN THE WORLD, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  The corn was orient and immortal wheat, which never should be reaped, nor was ever sown. I thought it had stood from everlasting to everlasting. The dust and stones of the street were as precious as gold. The gates at first were the end of the world. The green trees, when I saw them first through one of the gates, transported and ravished me; their sweetness and unusual beauty made my heart to leap, and almost mad with ecstasy, they were such strange and wonderful things. The Men! O what venerable and reverend creatures did the aged seem! Immortal Cherubim! And young men glittering and sparkling angels, and maids strange seraphic pieces of life and beauty! Boys and girls tumbling in the street, and playing, were moving jewels. I knew not that they were born or should the. But all things abided eternally as they were in their proper places. Eternity was manifested in the light of the day, and something infinite behind everything appeared; which talked with my expectation and moved my desire. The City seemed to stand in Eden, or to be built in Heaven. The streets were mine, the temple was mine, the people were mine, their clothes and gold and silver were mine, as much as their sparkling eyes, fair skins and ruddy faces. The skies were mine, and so were the sun and moon and stars, and all the world was mine; and I the only spectator and enjoyer of it. And so it was that with much ado I was corrupted and made to learn the dirty devices of the world. Which now I unlearn, and become as it were a little child again, that I may enter into the Kingdom of God.
  Thomas Traherne

1.04 - Magic and Religion, #The Golden Bough, #James George Frazer, #Occultism
  a vision of the celestial City, far off, it may be, but radiant with
  unearthly splendour, bathed in the light of dreams.

1.04 - On blessed and ever-memorable obedience, #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  Terrible indeed was the judgment of a good judge and shepherd which I once saw in a monastery. For while I was there, it happened that a robber applied for admission to the monastic life. And that most excellent pastor and physician ordered him to take seven days of complete rest, just to see the kind of life in the place. When the week had passed, the pastor called him and asked him privately: Would you like to live with us? And when he saw that he agreed to this with all sincerity, he then asked him what evil he had done in the world. And when he saw that he readily confessed everything, he tried him still further, and said: I want you to tell this in the presence of all the brethren. But he really did hate his sin, and, scorning all shame, without the least hesitation he promised to do it. And if you like, he said, I will tell it in the middle of the City of Alexandria.
  And so, the shepherd gathered all his sheep in the church, to the number of 230, and during Divine Service (for it was Sunday), after the reading of the Gospel, he introduced this irreproachable convict. He was dragged by several of the brethren, who gave him moderate blows. His hands were tied behind his back, he was dressed in a hair shirt, his head was sprinkled with ashes. All were astonished at the sight. And immediately a woeful cry rang out, for no one knew what was happening. Then, when the robber appeared at the doors of the church,4 that holy superior who had such love for souls, said to him in a loud voice: Stop! You are not worthy to enter here.
  A certain man called Isidore, of magistrates rank, from the City of Alexandria, had recently renounced the world in the above-mentioned monastery, and I found him still there. That most holy shepherd, after accepting him, found that he was full of mischief, very cruel, sly, fierce and arrogant. But with human ingenuity that most wise man contrived to outwit the cunning of the devils, and said to Isidore: If you have decided to take upon yourself the yoke of Christ, then I want you first of all to learn obedience. Isidore replied: As iron to the smith, so I surrender myself in submission to you, holy father. The great father, making use of this comparison, at once gave exercise to the iron Isidore, and said: I want you, brother by nature, to stand at the gate of the monastery, and to make a prostration to
  everyone coming in or going out, and to say: Pray for me, father; I am an epileptic. And he obeyed as an angel obeys the Lord.
  I should be quite unjust to all enthusiasts for perfection if I were to bury in the tomb of silence the achievement and reward of Macedonius, the first of the deacons there. This man, so consecrated to the Lord, just before the feast of the Holy Theophany,1 actually two days before it, once asked the pastor for permission to go to Alexandria for a certain personal need of his, promising to return from the City as soon as possible for the approaching festival and the preparation for it. But the devil, the hater of good, hindered the archdeacon, and though released by the abbot, he did not return to the monastery for the holy feast at the time appointed by the superior. On his returning a day late, the pastor deposed him from the diaconate and put him in the rank of the lowest novices. But that good deacon of patience and archdeacon of endurance accepted the fathers decision as calmly as if another had been punished and not himself. And when he had spent forty days in that state, the wise pastor raised him again to his own rank. But scarcely a day had passed before the archdeacon begged the pastor to leave him in his former discipline and dishonour, saying: I committed an unforgivable sin in the City. But knowing that Macedonius was telling him an untruth and that he sought punishment only for the sake of humility, the Saint yielded to the good wish of the ascetic. Then what a sight there was! An honoured elder with white hair spending his days as a novice and sincerely begging everyone to pray for him. For, said he, I fell into the fornication of disobedience. But this great Macedonius in secret told me, lowly though I am, why he voluntarily pursued such a humiliating course of life. Never, he assured me, have I felt in myself such relief from every conflict and such sweetness of divine light as now. It is the property of angels, he continued, not to fall, and even, as some say, it is quite impossible for them to fall. It is the property of men to fall, and to rise again as often as this may happen. But it is the property of devils, and devils alone, not to rise once they have fallen.
  1 I.e. the feast of the Baptism of Christ, corresponding to some extent to the Western Epiphany.

1.04 - On Knowledge of the Future World., #The Alchemy of Happiness, #Al-Ghazali, #Sufism
  If you say, O student of the mysteries, that "the torments of the grave are occasioned by the relations arising from this present world, from which no one can be exempt, [85] since every one has either children, a house, horses or servants, and that it results, without doubt, in causing a feeling of dependence upon them: and hence, no person will be able to escape the torments of the grave," we observe, in reply, that what yon say is correct, but then there are persons who have relations of dependence upon the world, and who always desire death from the Lord God. The prophets themselves did not puss away from the world until they longed for death. You should know also, that the rich who are attached to this world are of two classes. One class includes those, who although they have a love for the world, yet they love the blessed God more. Au illustration of the character of men of this class, may be found in the man who owns a house in each of two cities; while living in one of them he has no longing to remove to the other. But it happens that an office is conferred upon him in that other City, and immediately he is overjoyed, and is eager to go there, and makes every preparation to remove thither and to forsake his first house. His longing for an office, leads him to move, and takes away all desire of remaining where he was previously. Now although men of this class have an inclination to the world, yet as on the other side the love of God preponderates, they prefer to go to the future world, and would not indeed, if it were possible to do otherwise, remain here a day. When persons of this class die, whose affections preponderate towards the other world, they do not experience the torments of the grave.
  The other class, beloved, includes those who are entirely absorbed in the love of the world, and of pleasure. This class cannot escape from the tormen