Nag Hammadi library
collection of early Christian and Gnostic texts discovered near the Upper Egyptian town of Nag Hammadi in 1945
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- The rulers wanted to fool people, since they saw that people have a kinship with what is truly good. They took the names of the good and assigned them to what is not good, to fool people with names and link the names to what is not good. So, as if they were doing people a favor, they took names from what is not good and transferred them to the good, in their own way of thinking. For they wished to take free people and enslave them forever.
- The Gospel of Philip, as translated by M. Meyer, in The Nag Hammadi Scriptures (2007), p. 163
- For I am knowledge and ignorance.
I am shame and boldness.
I am shameless; I am ashamed.
I am strength and I am fear.
I am war and peace.
- The Thunder, Perfect Mind, as translated by MacRae (1990)