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Collected Proverbs and Oblique Strategies
« on: July 29, 2016, 11:42:11 PM »
I like collecting these. If you have some of your own, feel free to share. I'm making a large word document of these and if you don't mind let me know if I can add yours to this.

Many of these are from video games [like Antichamber] but I don't remember where all of them are from. Some are from "Oblique Strategies" by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt

A journey is a series of choices. The first choice is to begin the journey.

Once a search is in progress, something will be found.

When you’ve hit rock bottom; the only direction to go is up.

Honor thy error as a hidden intention.

A line has two sides.

A course of many steps is never straight or without distraction.

Be as persistent as the tiny creatures beneath your feet.

The further you progress, the more connected everything becomes.

Failing to succeed does not necessarily mean you failed to progress.

Sometimes we need to take a leap of faith.

Do no neglect the long route, if it is the only path.

Have patience, everything is difficult before it becomes easy.

The snake; baking in the sun, attends decisions already made.

One trifling maneuver may not confine your failure.

The most important thing is often the thing most easily forgotten.

Do not allow your ability to memorize deflect creative reasoning

There are many ways to prove your knowledge and wisdom.

A wise man learns from his mistakes. A wiser man learns from the mistakes of others.

Attentive study put to good use will prove that study leads to understanding. Only then can the power of prediction become the product of knowledge.

If you seek a quick solution, do I not in plainest truth advise? Explore beyond those “obvious” steps which seem to rule your eyes.

Distant strategies may require unforeseen arrangements.

Always measure your route most carefully, and always plan your course of action.

Always regard each part of your plan as unique as each citizen of each house.

A wall will only block you if you never try to break through it.

There is no limit to how high you can climb.

Emphasize the flaws.

Anything is possible; what is limited is your imagination.

Allow an easement (an easement is the abandonment of structure).

Take away the elements in order of apparent non-importance.

Life will continuously find new ways of surprising you.

What are you really thinking about just now?

Large problems may be insurmountable. Break up a large problem into smaller goals.

Having the right tools can make the job a lot easier.

Wisdom may be achieved by studying, instead of struggling with the insurmountable.

Look at the order in which you do things.

Don’t get depressed; quit and do something else instead. Let your subconscious mind work on the problem.

New problems may require old solutions.

Never forget even the simplest lessons you’ve learned.

The first lesson is often the hardest to learn, but not easily forgotten

Life rarely changes when you’re watching for it to happen.

Life has a way of pushing us in the right direction.

Toil and hard work can amount to nothing if the intention is pointed in the wrong direction.

Sometimes you can sit back and let the issue take care of itself.

One little push may not be enough to move a heavy stone. But a lifetime of pushes can move a mountain.

Cherish your failures as a way to learn.

Let the problem guide you to its natural conclusion.

If the obvious doesn’t work; do the wrong thing.
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