There are two kinds of truths: truth of reasoning and truths of fact. Truths of reasoning are necessary and their opposite is impossible; those of fact are contingent and their opposite is possible.
~ Gottfried Leibniz
Nothing is more fairly distributed than common sense: no one thinks he needs more of it than he already has.
Life is the fire that burns and the sun that gives light. Life is the wind and the rain and the thunder in the sky. Life is matter and is earth, what is and what is not, and what beyond is in Eternty.
~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca
“There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.”
~ Soren Kierkegaard, Philosopher – B: May 5, 1813 – D: November 11, 1855
“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
“Thoughts become perception, perception becomes reality. Alter your thoughts, alter your reality.”
– William James
“A sentence is made up of words, a statement is made in words…. Statements are made, words or sentences are used.”
– J. L. Austin
“I don’t care whether animals are capable of thinking; all I care about is that they are capable of suffering!” – Jeremy Bentham
“According to the saying of an ancient philosopher, one should eat to live, and not live to eat” – Moliere
“A philosopher once asked, “Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at them because we are human?” Pointless, really…”Do the stars gaze back?” Now that’s a question.”
– Neil Gaiman
“We lose ourselves in what we read, only to return to ourselves, transformed and part of a more expansive world.” – Judith Butler
“Thinking begins when you ask really difficult questions.”
– Slavoj Žižek
Books give a soul to the universe,
wings to the mind, flight to
the imagination, and life to
Sometimes you put walls up
not to keep people out,
but to see who cares enough
to break them down.
It is dangerous
to be right
when the government
I and me
too deep in
To find yourself think for yourself.
There’s only one thing you can do: Toss your pebble in the river, watch it ripple, and know you have moved the ocean.
– K.M. Douglas