Best Quotes by Idries Shah (Top 10)

  1. Right time, right place, right people equals success. Wrong time, wrong place, wrong people equals most of the real human history.
  2. Enlightenment must come little by little - otherwise it would overwhelm.
  3. You must empty out the dirty water before you fill the pitcher with clean.
  4. Man (and woman) has an infinite capacity for self-development. Equally, he has an infinite capacity for self-destruction. A human being may be clinically alive and yet, despite all appearances, spiritually dead.
  5. Opinion is usually something which people have when they lack comprehensive information.
  6. Materialism, attachment to things of the world, includes pride. Many religious people suffer from pride: taking pleasure or even delight in being good, or religious.
  7. Knowledge is something which you can use. Belief is something which uses you.
  8. A motto of the human race: Let me do as I like, and give me approval as well.
  9. The Sufi way is through knowledge and practice, not through intellect and talk.
  10. Have you noticed how many people who walk in the shade curse the Sun?

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