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I Like Philosophical Quotes

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    The Real Sight

     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  
    softkitti softkitti 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 12, 2010

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    Times Do Not Change

    History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people. - Martin Luther King Jr   It is a wonderful thing to find a quote from our history that...
    Grits4life Grits4life 46-50, F 3 Responses Dec 5, 2008

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    "At the center of your being you have the

    anwer; you know who you are and you know what you want."-Lao Tzu
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    Tummie Tummie 26-30, M 6 Responses Mar 14, 2010

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    Here's One

    "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...
    Tummie Tummie 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 24, 2008

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    Not Profound, But True.

    I Run, therefore I am Nuts!  Book Title by Bob Schwartz.
    Longrun Longrun 46-50, M Sep 1, 2008

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    “When we honestly ask ourselves

    which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.” ― Henri Nouwen
    TH1NKf1rst TH1NKf1rst 70+, M 1 Response Dec 8, 2013

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    "Now I see the secret of making the best

    person: it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth." -Walt Whitman  
    icarus06 icarus06 31-35, F Jan 3

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    Men and women are not free to love decently

    until they have analyzed themselves completely and swept away every mystery from sex; and this means the acquisition of a profound philosophical theory based on wide reading of anthropology and enlightened practice. - Aleister Crowley
    TtotheD TtotheD 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 26

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    Brilliant Metaphor

    “The sun was like a huge 50-cent piece that someone had poured kerosene on and then had lit with a match, and said, "Here, hold this while I go get a newspaper," and put the coin in my hand, but never came back.” -Richard Brautigan
    menelaeus menelaeus 61-65, M Nov 8, 2013

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    My story isn’t sweet

    and harmonious like invented stories. It tastes of folly and bewilderment, of madness and dream, like the life of all people who no longer want to lie to themselves.” — Hermann Hesse *Not entirely in the realm of philosophy, but then again the beauty of life and philosophy...
    icarus06 icarus06 31-35, F Jan 2

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    Love This Quote!

    "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
    XSorriedX XSorriedX 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 24, 2011

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    Where to Go?

    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, Alice...
    Tummie Tummie 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 31, 2008

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    Men always talk about the most important things

    to perfect strangers. In the perfect stranger we perceive man himself; the image of a God is not disguised by resemblances to an uncle or doubts of wisdom of a mustache. -G. K. Chesterton
    TtotheD TtotheD 56-60, M Dec 6, 2013

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    McCannT12 McCannT12 41-45, F Jan 19

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    And Here's Another One

    "You never know what is enough, until you know what is more than enough."  --William Blake, Proverbs of Hell
    Tummie Tummie 26-30, M Jul 24, 2008

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    Rich...

    A rich men is not one who has the most, but is one who needs the least.
    indigowitch indigowitch 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 18, 2011

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    Hmmm...

    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
    Tummie Tummie 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 31, 2008

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    "If you are silent, be silent out of love.

    If you speak, speak out of love.”-Saint Augustine
    icarus06 icarus06 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    Life

    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...
    Tummie Tummie 26-30, M 5 Responses Aug 31, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    "I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once." -John green from the movie The fault in our stars This is one of my favorite quotes
    Blackbelt4ever Blackbelt4ever 13-15, F Jul 6

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    That's another fine mess you've gotten me into. Oliver Hardy. You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off. Sir Michael Caine. The Italian Job I don't know...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Jul 5

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    Life is like a camera focus on what's important capture the good times develop from the negatives and if things don't work out take another shot
    Gracielynn Gracielynn 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    "But i tell you- love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you. "(Matthew 5:54)Now I know that when you are wronged it HURTS. It makes you MAD. You want to get them back...
    PrayerWarriorTeen PrayerWarriorTeen 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    "Never give up on a dream because of the time it will take to accomplish it. the time will pass anyway." Earl Nightingale
    addictedtoweightlifting addictedtoweightlifting 18-21, M Jul 1

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    "Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever." ~Mahatma Gandhi
    moviemania14 moviemania14 22-25, M Jul 1

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    When life knocks you down, try to land on your back, because if you can look up, you can get up, let your reason get you back up. Les Brown
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    In Bed, it's 6am ... you close your eyes for 5 minutes, its 7:45 At work, its 1:30 ... Close your eyes for 5 minutes and its 1:31 LOL!!!
    chocomint chocomint 51-55, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    "When she transformed into a butterfly, the caterpillars spoke not of her beauty, but of her weirdness. They wanted her to change back into what she had always been. But she had...
    Christy922 Christy922 22-25, F Jul 1

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    "If I have to die tonight, if this weight is going to kill me tonight, so be it! I am dying where I want to be." - Kai Greene
    addictedtoweightlifting addictedtoweightlifting 18-21, M Jul 2

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    Don't limit your challenges, challenge your limits
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    It's your road & you're alone, other may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you
    addictedtoweightlifting addictedtoweightlifting 18-21, M Jul 3

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    Making things right is not the same as doing things right.
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F Jul 3

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    "It's not how hard you can hit; It's how hard you can GET hit and keep moving forward. It's how much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done." - Rocky...
    Fortiplex Fortiplex 13-15, M Jul 3

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    When your mind asks "can I really do this?" reply out loud with "ABSOLUTELY"
    addictedtoweightlifting addictedtoweightlifting 18-21, M Jul 3

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    you drink: I life. you smoke: i run, and you tell me my addiction is unhealthy
    addictedtoweightlifting addictedtoweightlifting 18-21, M Jul 4

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    Three options in life, Give up, give in or GIVE IT ALL YOU GOT!
    addictedtoweightlifting addictedtoweightlifting 18-21, M Jul 4

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    I will fail...fail to quit fail to stop, fail to yield, fail to back down, fail to slow down, fail to compromise
    addictedtoweightlifting addictedtoweightlifting 18-21, M Jul 4

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    "Maybe poker just isn't your game, Ike. I know! Let's have a spelling contest!"-Val Kilmer as Doc Holliday, from the film, "Tombstone". (1993)
    maverick1962 maverick1962 51-55, M Jul 5

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    "Listen, you got any more of those secret agent spy-scopes?... the secret agent spy-scope, man. That pulls in the moon, the sky and the planets... and the satellites and the little...
    maverick1962 maverick1962 51-55, M Jul 5

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    One day you will ask me which is more important? My life or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life. Kahlil Gibran
    alisha2222 alisha2222 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 5

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    When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. Kahlil Gibran
    alisha2222 alisha2222 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    "Everyone assumes answers can found, but the truth is some must be made" If you want to change you may find way to change but you must make yourself follow the path.
    shaunrain shaunrain 16-17, M Jul 6

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    "We can never know many of the people in our lives, not truly know them, regardless of how deeply we believe that we see into them. Most of them are murky ponds containing infinate...
    bluefrogs247 bluefrogs247 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    Think training's hard? try losing
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    " It's hard to beat a person who never gives up." Babe Ruth
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    I hope what happens in the end but if I peek at it then it will never be amazing surprises are better when unexpected ;)
    imparadise imparadise 18-21, F Jul 6

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    "If you guys are really wondering if you are "burning out mentally." Take a day off and go to your local hospital. Go to the cancer wing. Look at the 4 year old. Who won't see...
    addictedtoweightlifting addictedtoweightlifting 18-21, M Jul 6

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