Monday, 1 July 2013

Philosophical Quotes part 2

I’ve observed that there are more lines formed than things worth waiting for. ✍ Robert Brault

Genuine tragedies in the world are not conflicts between right and wrong. They are conflicts between two rights. ✍ Georg Hegel

When I break any of the chains that bind me I feel that I make myself smaller. ✍ Antonio Porchia,

We are spirits clad in veils. ✍ Christopher P. Cranch

If I am not pleased with myself, but should wish to be other than I am, why should I think highly of the influences which have made me what I am? ✍ John Lancaster Spalding

Before I travelled my road I was my road. ✍ Antonio Porchia,

If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he will content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties. ✍ Francis Bacon

To believe with certainty we must begin with doubting. ✍ Stanislaus I of Poland

The world always makes the assumption that the exposure of an error is identical with the discovery of truth – that the error and truth are simply opposite. They are nothing of the sort. What the world turns to, when it is cured on one error, is usually simply another error, and maybe one worse than the first one. ✍ H.L. Mencken

The future influences the present just as much as the past. ✍ Friedrich Nietzsche

When a watch goes ill, it is not enough to move the hands; you must set the regulator. When a man does ill, it is not enough to alter his handiwork, you must regulate his heart. ✍ Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare,

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe. ✍ John Muir,

One does what one is; one becomes what one does. ✍ Robert von Musil,

In this, the late afternoon of my life, I wonder: am I casting a longer shadow or is my shadow casting a shorter me? ✍ Robert Brault

You can’t fall off the floor. ✍ Author Unknown

A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountain top. ✍ Author Unknown

In a mist the heights can for the most part see each other; but the valleys cannot. ✍ Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare,

In general people experience their present naively, as it were, without being able to form an estimate of its contents; they have first to put themselves at a distance from it – the present, that is to say, must have become the past – before it can yield points of vantage from which to judge the future. ✍ Sigmund Freud,

The only Zen you can find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there. ✍ Robert M. Pirsig

A stumble may prevent a fall. ✍ English Proverb

When you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you. ✍ Friedrich Nietzche

What you discover in a democracy is that it is difficult to build a house when each nail has an opinion. ✍Robert Brault

Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought. ✍ Matsuo Basho

We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation. ✍ Francois De La Rochefoucauld

A man with one watch knows what time it is; a man with two watches is never quite sure. ✍ Lee Segall

Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end; then stop. ✍ Lewis Carrol,

Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it. ✍ Andre Gide

Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow. ✍ Aesop

Only that in you which is me can hear what I’m saying. ✍ Baba Ram Dass

I am a part of all that I have met. ✍ Alfred Lord Tennyson

There’s more to the truth than just the facts. ✍ Author Unknown

The obscure we see eventually. The completely obvious, it seems, takes longer. ✍ Edward R. Murrow

Even a clock that does not work is right twice a day. ✍ Polish Proverb

Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth. ✍ Ludwig Börne

If a man who cannot count finds a four-leaf clover, is he lucky? ✍ Stanislaw J. Lec

We are all but recent leaves on the same old tree of life and if this life has adapted itself to new functions and conditions, it uses the same old basic principles over and over again. There is no real difference between the grass and the man who mows it. ✍ Albert Szent-Györgyi

Before enlightenment – chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment – chop wood, carry water. ✍Zen Buddhist Proverb

Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. ✍ Henry David Thoreau

Wars and elections are both too big and too small to matter in the long run. The daily work – that goes on, it adds up. ✍ Barbara Kingsolver,

I tell you everything that is really nothing, and nothing of what is everything, do not be fooled by what I am saying. Please listen carefully and try to hear what I am not saying. ✍ Charles C. Finn

Oh, Heaven, it is mysterious, it is awful to consider that we not only carry a future Ghost within us; but are, in very deed, Ghosts! ✍ Thomas Carlyle

Knock on the sky and listen to the sound. ✍ Zen Saying

The fish trap exists because of the fish. Once you’ve gotten the fish you can forget the trap. The rabbit snare exists because of the rabbit. Once you’ve gotten the rabbit, you can forget the snare. Words exist because of meaning. Once you’ve gotten the meaning, you can forget the words. Where can I find a man who has forgotten words so I can talk with him? ✍ Chuang Tzu

By daily dying I have come to be. ✍ Theodore Roethke

There are some remedies worse than the disease. ✍ Publilius Syrus

You never know what is enough, until you know what is more than enough. ✍ William Blake,

It requires a great deal of faith for a man to be cured by his own placebos. ✍ John L. McClenahan

What you see, yet can not see over, is as good as infinite. ✍ Thomas Carlyle,

Philosophy is life’s dry-nurse, who can take care of us – but not suckle us. ✍ Soren Kierkegaard

One man’s quiet is another man’s din. ✍ Carrie Latet

Men are probably nearer the central truth in their superstitions than in their science. ✍ Henry David Thoreau


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