Author Topic: that by which you fall is that by which you rise -> Ὅ σε καθαιρεῖ, ἐξαίρει ὡσαύτως  (Read 1412 times)

kenthe2nd

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that by which you fall is that by which you rise
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Re: that by which you fall is that by which you rise
« Reply #1 on: 30 Aug, 2007, 19:36:03 »
This reminds of Nietzsche's "That which does not kill you makes you stronger", ό,τι δεν σε σκοτώνει σε κάνει πιο δυνατό.

Do you want this in modern or ancient Greek?

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Re: that by which you fall is that by which you rise
« Reply #2 on: 30 Aug, 2007, 23:19:11 »
'Tis rather Nietzschian...though I think it's meant in more transcendental terms than Nietzsche would care for (the quote is of Tantric origin).  Something along the lines of Rumi's brand of ecstatic spiritual enlightenment comes to mind.

Ancient would be great, and thanks much.


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Re: that by which you fall is that by which you rise
« Reply #3 on: 31 Aug, 2007, 02:14:37 »
Literally, Ὧι πίπτεις, τούτῳ ἀνίστασαι — "By which you fall, by that you rise."

Greek might prefer to put it more actively:  Ὅ σε καθαιρεῖ, ἐξαίρει ὡσαύτως — "What brings you down, likewise raises you up."
Τί δέ τις; Τί δ' οὔ τις; Σκιᾶς ὄναρ ἄνθρωπος. — Πίνδαρος