I Like Philosophical Quotes

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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

    "Self pity is easily the most destructive of

    the non-pharmaceutical narcotics; it is addictive, gives momentary pleasure and separates the victim from reality."
    ChaoticEnigma ChaoticEnigma
    36-40, M
    Feb 22

    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

    "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, 2014

    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
    Nenad95 Nenad95
    18-21, M
    Jan 15, 2014

    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

    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

    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, 2014

    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

    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, 2014

    The intuitive mind is a sacred gift

    and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honours the servant and has forgotten the gift. ~Albert Einstein ~
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 22, 2015

    “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...
    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 16, 2015

    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
    Mcinacann Mcinacann
    41-45, F
    Jan 19, 2014

    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

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

    If you speak, speak out of love.”-Saint Augustine
    icarus06 icarus06
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jan 4, 2014

    We live between the act of awakening

    and the act of surrender. Each morning, we awaken to the light and the invitation to a new day in the world of time; each night, we surrender to the dark to be taken to play in the world of dreams where time is no more.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 4, 2014

    don't ask why but i woke up with this on my mind

    and i can't seem to shake it so i figure if i dump it on you it will leave me alone.....truth is a fact constrained by its contextual assumptions....
    flip420 flip420
    46-50, M
    Mar 16

    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

    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

    "At the center of your being you have the

    anwer; you know who you are and you know what you want."-Lao Tzu
    icarus06 icarus06
    31-35, F
    Jan 6, 2014

    “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+
    1 Response Dec 8, 2013

    Anybody can become angry -

    that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy. Aristotle
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Sep 18, 2014
    Tummie Tummie
    26-30, M
    6 Responses Mar 14, 2010

    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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