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Alfred Korzybski Quotes

The map is not the territory.
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The map is not the territory.

— Alfred Korzybski

If words are not things, or maps are not the actual territory, then, obviously, the only possible link between the objective world and the linguistic world is found in structure, and structure alone.

— Alfred Korzybski

I care not so much what I am to others as what I am to myself. I will be rich by myself, and not by borrowing.

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God may forgive your sins, but your nervous system won't.

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Thus, we see that one of the obvious origins of human disagreement lies in the use of noises for words.

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A person does what he does because he sees the world as he sees it.

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I am the same kind of moron as the rest of you, it's the method that does the work, for me as well as for you.

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These 'philosophers', etc., seem unaware, to give a specific example, that by teaching and preaching 'identity', which is empirically non-existent in this actual world, they are neurologically training future generations in the pathological identifications found in the 'mentally' ill or maladjusted.

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We see what we see because we miss all the finer details.

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The map is not the territory, the word is not the thing it describes. Whenever the map is confused with the territory, a 'semantic disturbance' is set up in the organism. The disturbance continues until the limitation of the map is recognized.

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It seems evident that everything which exists in nature, is natural, no matter how simple or complicated a phenomenon it is; and on no occasion can the so-called 'supernatural' be anything else than a completely natural law, though it may, at the moment, be above and beyond the present understanding.

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Whatever you say about something, it is not.

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The present non-aristotelian system is based on fundamental negative premises; namely, the complete denial of 'identity.'

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Psycho-galvonic experiments show clearly that every emotion or thought is always connected with some electrical current.

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