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I Like Philosophical Quotes

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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...
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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  
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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
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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
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    Rich...

    A rich men is not one who has the most, but is one who needs the least.
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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
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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...
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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
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    "If you are silent, be silent out of love.

    If you speak, speak out of love.”-Saint Augustine
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    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 ~
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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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    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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    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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    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
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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  
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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
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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
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    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.
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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...
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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...
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    had an apartment and I had a neighbor, and whenever he would knock on my wall, I knew he wanted me to turn my music down, and that made me angry 'cause I like loud music... So when...
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    "For me you are only a little boy just like a hundred thousand other little boys. And I have no need of you. And you have no need of me, either. For you I’m only a fox like a...
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    What's Washington like? Well its like Calcutta, surrounded by beggars. The only difference is the beggars in Washington wear fifteen hundred dollar suits and they don't say please...
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    I did not mean to offend you, that was just bonus. -unknown
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    I found these quotes and thought they are very inspiring for those of us who enjoy to write but sometimes feel like they have lost their creativity. "The secret of it all is to...
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    I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, 'You're gonna have to move, you're blocking a fire exit.' As though if there was a fire, I wasn't...
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    I know a lot about cars, man. I can look at any car's headlights and tell you exactly which way it's coming. ^_^
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    It's very dangerous to wave to people you don't know because what if they don't have hands? They'll think you're cocky.
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    An escalator can never break: it can only become stairs. You should never see an Escalator Temporarily Out Of Order sign, just Escalator Temporarily Stairs. Sorry for the...
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    You know, I'm sick of following my dreams, man. I'm just going to ask where they're going and hook up with 'em later. Is a hippopotamus really a hippopotomus or just a really cool...
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    "Greatness is not measured by success but by sheer will to overcome failures."
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    "They can only laugh because they're helpless at your success."
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    "Aim for the stars, even if you fail. Don't worry because you'll land somewhere close"
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    The greatest compliment you can give me is telling me "I can't" in a manner that's mean or vindictive. You know why? Because it means you know that I can. You would have no reason...
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    Thank goodness we are all individuals in this world. We do not always do the right thing, say the right thing, live the correct way but we are all individuals and that's what makes...
    FullOfDreams FullOfDreams 46-50, F 2 days ago

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    SING like no one is listening, LOVE like you've never been hurt, DANCE like your vagina's on fire.
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    This is maybe one of my favourite quotes ever! I used to be so scared of getting hurt, I suppose I still am but I guess that's the price you pay for living your life! If you don't...
    Sunshineandshowers89 Sunshineandshowers89 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    The Kansas Prairie Part One - Chapter Four The route I had chosen to make it home faster led off the road and through fields plowed and picked, and those lying fallow to bring...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 6 days ago

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    I love finding out complete quotes people have cut off or altered for their own purposes, when the original often have the complete opposite (and better imo) meaning. "Curiosity...
    Atmosfaerie Atmosfaerie 22-25, T 3 Responses a week ago

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    In some of the hardest times in life, I love to find quotes that give me a little reassurance and hope to get through the day! A few positive words can make all the difference!!!
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