Egyptian Proverbs and How Ancient Knowledge Can Help Us


Knowledge is simply the accumulation of information, ideas and facts. The application of knowledge is necessary for it to alchemize into wisdom. The ancient Egyptians believed that in order to realize one’s highest self, practical and spiritual application of knowledge must take place. Below are a few Egyptian proverbs to consider throughout your days - to reflect upon, understand and eventually implement until it becomes who you are and not only what you do. Enjoy.

What you are doing does not matter so much as what you are learning from doing it? It is better not to know and to know that one does not know, than presumptuously to attribute some random meaning to symbols.

If you search for the laws of harmony, you will find knowledge.

Not the greatest Master can go even one step for his disciple; in himself he must experience each stage of developing consciousness. Therefore he will know nothing for which he is not ripe.

The body is the house of god. That is why it is said, "Man know yourself."

Leave him in error who loves his error.

To know means to record in one's memory; but to understand means to blend with the thing and to assimilate it oneself.

There are two kinds of error: blind credulity and piecemeal criticism. Never believe a word without putting its truth to the test; discernment does not grow in laziness; and this faculty of discernment is indispensable to the Seeker. Sound skepticism is the necessary condition for good discernment; but piecemeal criticism is an error.

True sages are those who give what they have, without meanness and without secret! 

Understanding develops by degrees.

Know the world in yourself. Never look for yourself in the world, for this would be to project your illusion.

In every vital activity it is the path that matters.

Peace is the fruit of activity, not of sleep.

Man must learn to increase his sense of responsibility and of the fact that everything he does will have its consequences.

Man, know yourself... and you shalt know the gods.