Poor People

There are two types of poor people, those who are poor together and those who are poor alone. The first are the true poor, the others are rich people out of luck.

~ Jean-Paul Sartre

Pursuit Of Money

“In constant pursuit of money to finance campaigns, the political system is simply unable to function. Its deliberative powers are paralyzed.”

~ John Rawls, Philosopher, 1921 – 2002

Bricks

“A concept is a brick. It can be used to build a courthouse of reason. Or it can be thrown through the window.”

~ Gilles Deleuze, Philosopher, 1925 – 1995

Words

Words differently arranged have a different meaning, and meanings differently arranged have different effects.

~ Blaise Pascal

Shoes

“Our incomes are like our shoes; if too small, they gall and pinch us; but if too large, they cause us to stumble and to trip.”

~ John Locke

Life After Death

“The real question of life after death isn’t whether or not it exists, but even if it does what problem this really solves.”

~ Ludwig Wittgenstein, Philosopher ~ 1889 – 1951

Boundaries

“A boundary is not that at which something stops, but that from which something begins.”

~ Martin Heidegger, Philosopher ~ 1889 – 1976

Dreaming

“It is possible that I am dreaming right now and that all of my perceptions are false.”

~ Rene Descartes, Philosopher ~ 1596 – 1650

To Be

“To be is to be perceived (Esse est percipi).” Or, “If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?”

~ George Berkeley

People Know What They Do

“People know what they do; frequently they know why they do what they do; but what they don’t know is what what they do does.”

~ Michel Foucault, Philosopher – Born: October 15, 1926 – Died: June 25, 1984

Two People

“Whenever two people meet, there are really six people present. There is each man as he sees himself, each man as the other person sees him, and each man as he really is.”

~ William James

Majority Of Men

“The majority of men… are not capable of thinking, but only of believing, and… are not accessible to reason, but only to authority.”

~ Arthur Schopenhauer, Philosopher – 1788-1860

Thoughts

“Thoughts become perception, perception becomes reality. Alter your thoughts, alter your reality.”
– William James

Animal

“I don’t care whether animals are capable of thinking; all I care about is that they are capable of suffering!” – Jeremy Bentham

Marriage

A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.
~Michel de Montaigne – (1533-1592) French Philosopher & Writer

Opinions

“New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.”

–John Locke

Danger

A world is in danger, this planet is in great danger!

Sun Ra
May 22, 1914-May 30, 1993
Composer, Musician, Philosopher, Pianist and Poet

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