|#261||One day the King decided that he would force all his subjects to tell the|
truth. A gallows was erected in front of the city gates. A herald announced,
"Whoever would enter the city must first answer the truth to a question
which will be put to him." Nasrudin was first in line. The captain of the
guard asked him, "Where are you going? Tell the truth -- the alternative
is death by hanging."
"I am going," said Nasrudin, "to be hanged on that gallows."
"I don't believe you."
"Very well, if I have told a lie, then hang me!"
"But that would make it the truth!"
"Exactly," said Nasrudin, "your truth."
|#262||One learns to itch where one can scratch.|
-- Ernest Bramah
|#263||One meets his destiny often on the road he takes to avoid it.|
|#264||One monk said to the other, "The fish has flopped out of the net! How will it|
live?" The other said, "When you have gotten out of the net, I'll tell you."
|#265||Only that in you which is me can hear what I'm saying.|
-- Baba Ram Dass
|#266||Only those who leisurely approach that which the masses are busy about|
can be busy about that which the masses take leisurely.
-- Lao Tsu
|#267||Paradise is exactly like where you are right now ... only much, much better.|
-- Laurie Anderson
|#268||Perfection is reached, not when there is no longer anything to add, but|
when there is no longer anything to take away.
-- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
|#269||Perhaps the biggest disappointments were the ones you expected anyway.|
|#270||Philosophy will clip an angel's wings.|
-- John Keats
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