“Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent's fate.”
“He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”
“We must wake ourselves up! Or somebody else will take our place, and bear our cross, and thereby rob us of our crown.”
“If you will discipline yourself to make your mind self-sufficient you will thereby be least vulnerable to injury from the outside.”
Critias of Athens
“I must put myself in a train of doing... and thereby keep the machine in motion.”
John James Audubon
“Among the notable things about fire is that it also requires oxygen to burn - exactly like its enemy, life. Thereby are life and flames so often compared.”
“Take alms out of their property, you would cleanse them and purify them thereby, and pray for them; surely your prayer is a relief to them; and Allah is Hearing, Knowing. (The Immunity 9.103)”
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