Jose Ortega y Gasset – Spanish Philosopher. Born: May 9, 1883, Died: OCTOBER 18, 1955
“Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writing so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.” -Socrates
Born: July 1, 1742 – Died: February 24, 1799 German scientist, satirist and Anglophile.
“This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.” – Dalai Lama http://www.bquot.es/s/84
“Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.” – Aristotle, http://www.bquot.es/s/1503
Francis Bacon, Philosopher – Born: January 21, 1561.
What can be shown, cannot be said. Ludwig Wittgenstein
“New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.” –John Locke
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance. Plato
Others indeed may talk, and write, and fight about liberty, and make outward pretense to it; but the free-thinker alone is truly free. George Berkeley
Wealth is like sea-water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become; and the same is true of fame. Sir Arthur Charles Clarke
I live for today. Tomorrow I will, that is if it comes, as we never know what will happen. Yesterday, why dwell on it. It’s done. It’s history. What ever happened, happened. So why worry about it. Move on. That’s my philosophy.
November 7, 1913 – January 4, 1960 Philosopher
The Indian philosopher J. Krishnamurti once remarked that observing without evaluating is the highest form of human intelligence. When I first read this statement, the thought, ‘What nonsense!’ shot through my mind before I realized that I had just made an evaluation. — Marshall Rosenberg
Look, I really don’t want to wax philosophical, but I will say that if you’re alive, you got to flap your arms and legs, you got to jump around a lot, you got to make a lot of noise, because life is the very opposite of death. And therefore, as I see it, if you’reContinue reading “Advice”
Philosophy and Art both render the invisible visible by imagination. — George Henry Lewes
The Zen philosophy posits that ‘human beings suffer’ and ‘the cause of suffering is desire.’ The way to put an end to suffering is to stop wanting everything, all the time. — Karl Albrecht
Socrates showed us that thinking the truth is not enough. Truth demands to be lived. –Americ Azevedo
Socrates Keep this in mind the next time you are about to repeat a rumor or spread gossip. In ancient Greece (469 – 399 BC), Socrates was widely lauded for his wisdom. One day an acquaintance ran up to him excitedly and said, “Socrates, do you know what I just heard about Diogenes?” “Wait aContinue reading “Socrates”
I have a simple philosophy. Fill what’s empty. Empty what’s full. And scratch where it itches. — Alice Roosevelt Longworth
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