„A man may be born, but in order to be born he must first die, and in order to die he must first awake.“

In Search of the Miraculous (1949)

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George Gurdjieff13
filósofo, compositor, escritor y maestro espiritual armenio 1866 - 1949

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„For in order to be born again, you must die.“

—  Antoni Tàpies Catalan painter, sculptor and art theorist 1923 - 2012

Quote in 'Tapies, or the Materiality of Painting', by Klaus Dirscherl; as cited in Materialities of Communication, ed. Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, Karl Ludwig Pfeiffer, Stanford University Press, 1988, p. 192
(1970), the line is the motto of his text 'Nothing is Insignificant', written in 1970
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„3330. Man begins to die before he is born.“

—  Thomas Fuller (writer) British physician, preacher, and intellectual 1654 - 1734

Introductio ad prudentiam: Part II (1727), Gnomologia (1732)

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„The wise man must not be ordered but must order, and he must not obey another, but the less wise must obey him.“

—  Aristotle, libro Metafísica

982a.15, W. Ross, trans., The Basic Works of Aristotle (2001), p. 691.
Metaphysics
Original: (el) οὐ γὰρ δεῖν ἐπιτάττεσθαι τὸν σοφὸν ἀλλ᾽ ἐπιτάττειν, καὶ οὐ τοῦτον ἑτέρῳ πείθεσθαι, ἀλλὰ τούτῳ τὸν ἧττον σοφόν.

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„In order for the artist to have a world to express he must first be situated in this world, oppressed or oppressing, resigned or rebellious, a man among men.“

—  Simone de Beauvoir, libro The Ethics of Ambiguity

Pt. III : The Positive Aspect of Ambiguity http://www.marxists.org/reference/subject/ethics/de-beauvoir/ambiguity/ch03.htm#s2, Ch. 1 : The Aesthetic Attitude
The Ethics of Ambiguity (1947)
Contexto: We must not confuse the present with the past. With regard to the past, no further action is possible. There have been war, plague, scandal, and treason, and there is no way of our preventing their having taken place; the executioner became an executioner and the victim underwent his fate as a victim without us; all that we can do is to reveal it, to integrate it into the human heritage, to raise it to the dignity of the aesthetic existence which bears within itself its finality; but first this history had to occur: it occurred as scandal, revolt, crime, or sacrifice, and we were able to try to save it only because it first offered us a form. Today must also exist before being confirmed in its existence: its destination in such a way that everything about it already seemed justified and that there was no more of it to reject, then there would also be nothing to say about it, for no form would take shape in it; it is revealed only through rejection, desire, hate and love. In order for the artist to have a world to express he must first be situated in this world, oppressed or oppressing, resigned or rebellious, a man among men. But at the heart of his existence he finds the exigency which is common to all men; he must first will freedom within himself and universally; he must try to conquer it: in the light of this project situations are graded and reasons for acting are made manifest.

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„In order to understand information, we must define it; bit in order to define it, we must first understand it. Where to start?“

—  Hans Christian von Baeyer American physicist 1938

Fuente: Information, The New Language of Science (2003), Chapter 3, In-Formation, The roots of the concept, p. 18

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„In walls of masonry the first question must be with regard to the sand, in order that it may be fit to mix into mortar and have no dirt in it.“

—  Vitruvius, libro De architectura

Fuente: De architectura (The Ten Books On Architecture) (~ 15BC), Book II, Chapter IV "Sand" Sec. 1
Contexto: In walls of masonry the first question must be with regard to the sand, in order that it may be fit to mix into mortar and have no dirt in it. The kinds of pitsand are these: black, gray, red, and carbuncular. Of these the best will be found to be that which crackles when rubbed in the hand, while that which has much dirt in it will not be sharp enough. Again: throw some sand upon a white garment and then shake it out; if the garment is not soiled and no dirt adheres to it, the sand is suitable.

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„To be born is to have commenced to die.“

—  Théophile Gautier, Paris

Naître, c'est seulement commencer à mourir.
"L'Horloge", line 24, in Poésies Complètes (Paris: Charpentier, 1845) p. 324; Lewis Nkosi Mating Birds (Nairobi: East African Publishing House, 1983) p. 46.

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„2911. It is as natural to die, as to be born.“

—  Thomas Fuller (writer) British physician, preacher, and intellectual 1654 - 1734

Introductio ad prudentiam: Part II (1727), Gnomologia (1732)

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