All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
– Arthur Schopenhauer
A pessimist sees only the dark side of the clouds, and mopes; a philosopher sees both sides, and shrugs; an optimist doesn’t see the clouds at all — he’s walking on them.
~Leonard Louis Levinson
An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.
– George Santayana, Spanish Philosopher
“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
“Man is insatiable for power; he is infantile in his desires and, always discontented with what he has, loves only what he has not. People complain of the despotism of princes; they ought to complain of the despotism of man.”
~ Joseph de Maistre (April 1, 1753 – February 26, 1821) Philosopher
“Books are the windows of the truth, but they are not the door; they point out things and yet they do not impart them. It is within that we should write, think, and speak, not merely on paper.”
~ Louis Claude de Saint-Martin (January 18, 1743 – October 13, 1803) Philosopher
“Don’t depend too much on anyone in this world because even your own shadow leaves you when you are in darkness.”
~ Ibn Taymiyyah