Monday, 1 July 2013

Philosophical Quotes part 1

Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought. ✍ Henri Louis Bergson

If you think you’re free, there’s no escape possible. ✍ Ram Dass

The fly that doesn’t want to be swatted is most secure when it lights on the fly-swatter. ✍ G.C. Lichtenberg

Don’t miss the donut by looking through the hole. ✍ Author Unknown

You can’t wake a person who is pretending to be asleep. ✍ Navajo Proverb

Life has the name of life, but in reality it is death. ✍ Heraclitus,

To learn something new, take the path that you took yesterday. ✍ John Burroughs

Whatever I take, I take too much or too little; I do not take the exact amount. The exact amount is no use to me. ✍ Antonio Porchia,

Alice came to a fork in the road. "Which road do I take?" she asked. "Where do you want to go?" responded the Cheshire cat. "I don’t know," Alice answered. "Then," said the cat, "it doesn’t matter." ✍ Lewis Carroll,

Each forward step we take we leave some phantom of ourselves behind. ✍ John Lancaster Spalding

The map is not the territory. ✍ Alfred Korzybski

No matter where you go or what you do, you live your entire life within the confines of your head. ✍Terry Josephson

Would there be this eternal seeking if the found existed? ✍ Antonio Porchia,

I was once a skeptic but was converted by the two missionaries on either side of my nose. ✍ Robert Brault

He who has seen present things has seen all, both everything which has taken place from all eternity and everything which will be for time without end; for all things are of one kin and of one form. ✍ Marcus Aurelius

If you chase two rabbits, you will not catch either one. ✍ Russian Proverb

The observer, when he seems to himself to be observing a stone, is really, if physics is to be believed, observing the effects of the stone upon himself. ✍ Bertrand Russell

Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet. ✍ Roger Miller

The obstacle is the path. ✍ Zen Proverb

It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers. ✍ James Thurber

It is easy to stand a pain, but difficult to stand an itch. ✍ Chang Ch’ao

You cannot step into the same river twice. ✍ Heraclitus, in Diogenes Laertius,

You are fastened to them and cannot understand how, because they are not fastened to you. ✍Antonio Porchia,

One day, someone showed me a glass of water that was half full. And he said, "Is it half full or half empty?" So I drank the water. No more problem. ✍ Alexander Jodorowsky

Among creatures born into chaos, a majority will imagine an order, a minority will question the order, and the rest will be pronounced insane. ✍ Robert Brault

What deep wounds ever closed without a scar? ✍ George Gordon, Lord Byron,

Extreme remedies are very appropriate for extreme diseases. ✍ Hippocrates,

Seeking is not always the way to find. ✍ Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare,

It takes all the running you can do just to keep in the same place. ✍ Lewis Carroll,

We waste a lot of time running after people we could have caught by just standing still. ✍ Mignon McLaughlin,

You can’t reason someone out of a position they didn’t reason themselves into. ✍ Author Unknown

I slept with faith and found a corpse in my arms on awakening; I drank and danced all night with doubt and found her a virgin in the morning. ✍ Aleister Crowley,

Tomorrow always comes, and today is never yesterday. ✍ S.A. Sachs

Weak eyes are fondest of glittering objects. ✍ Thomas Carlyle

You can see a lot by just looking. ✍ Yogi Berra

Proverbs often contradict one another, as any reader soon discovers. The sagacity that advises us to look before we leap promptly warns us that if we hesitate we are lost; that absence makes the heart grow fonder, but out of sight, out of mind. ✍ Leo Rosten

Reason and faith are both banks of the same river. ✍ Doménico Cieri Estrada

Man is the only animal who enjoys the consolation of believing in a next life; all other animals enjoy the consolation of not worrying about it. ✍ Robert Brault

Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple. ✍ Dr Seuss

Who depends on another man’s table often dines late. ✍ John Ray

[T]hings are entirely what they appear to be and behind them… there is nothing. ✍ Jean Paul Sartre,

You become responsible forever for what you’ve tamed. ✍ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry,

When the pain is great enough, we will let anyone be doctor. ✍ Mignon McLaughlin,

A thousand men can’t undress a naked man. ✍ Greek Proverb

May your passion be the kernel of corn stuck between your molars, always reminding you there’s something to tend to. ✍ Jeb Dickerson

I stop wanting what I am looking for, looking for it. ✍ Antonio Porchia,

We often repent the good we have done as well as the ill. ✍ William Hazlitt,

When I die, I will not see myself die, for the first time. ✍ Antonio Porchia,

The scars you can’t see are the hardest to heal. ✍ Astrid Alauda

The human mind is inspired enough when it comes to inventing horrors; it is when it tries to invent a Heaven that it shows itself cloddish. ✍ Evelyn Waugh

It’s very strange when the life you never had flashes before your eyes. ✍ Terri Minsky,

The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground. ✍ Buddha

We become aware of the void as we fill it. ✍ Antonio Porchia,

If I make the lashes dark And the eyes more bright And the lips more scarlet, Or ask if all be right From mirror after mirror, No vanity’s displayed: I’m looking for the face I had Before the world was made. ✍ W.B. Yeats

Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it. ✍ Santayana,

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth. ✍ Niels Bohr

How often one sees people looking far and wide for what they are holding in their hands? Why! I am doing it myself at this very moment. ✍ Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare,

Our greatest pretenses are built up not to hide the evil and the ugly in us, but our emptiness. The hardest thing to hide is something that is not there. ✍ Eric Hoffer,

Who is more foolish, the child afraid of the dark or the man afraid of the light? ✍ Maurice Freehill

I believe that men are generally still a little afraid of the dark, though the witches are all hung, and Christianity and candles have been introduced. ✍ Henry David Thoreau, "Solitude,"

Because they know the name of what I am looking for, they think they know what I am looking for! ✍Antonio Porchia,

There are things I have wanted so long that I would only consent to have them if I could keep wanting them. ✍ Robert Brault

Eggs cannot be unscrambled. ✍ American Proverb

A thing, until it is everything, is noise, and once it is everything it is silence. ✍ Antonio Porchia,

The road was new to me, as roads always are going back. ✍ Sarah Orne Jewett,

Admiration and familiarity are strangers. ✍ George Sand

I am not certain of the hereafter. Frankly, I’m not all that certain of the here. ✍ Robert Brault

We used to think that if we knew one, we knew two, because one and one are two. We are finding that we must learn a great deal more about "and." ✍ Arthur Stanley Eddington

The moment a little boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow, he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing. ✍ Eric Berne

Nearly all men die of their remedies, and not of their illnesses. ✍ Jean Baptiste Molière,

The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different. ✍ Aldous Huxley

Will localizes us; thought universalizes us. ✍ Henri Frederic Amiel


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