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Quotes About Philosophy Of Life

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Lewis Carroll
“I can't go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

George Bernard Shaw
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”
George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

C.S. Lewis
“Hardship often prepares an ordinary person for an extraordinary destiny.”
C.S. Lewis

Dale Renton
“When what you hear and what you see don't match, trust your eyes.”
Dale Renton

“Don't bite off more than you can chew because nobody looks attractive spitting it back out.”
Carroll Bryant

Chetan Bhagat
“Disappointment will come when your effort does not give you the expected return. If things don’t go as planned or if you face failure. Failure is extremely difficult to handle, but those that do come out stronger. What did this failure teach me? is the question you will need to ask. You will feel miserable. You will want to quit, like I wanted to when nine publishers rejected my first book. Some IITians kill themselves over low grades – how silly is that? But that is how much failure can hurt you. But it’s life. If challenges could always be overcome, they would cease to be a challenge. And remember – if you are failing at something, that means you are at your limit or potential. And that’s where you want to be.
Disappointment’ s cousin is Frustration, the second storm. Have you ever been frustrated? It happens when things are stuck. This is especially relevant in India. From traffic jams to getting that job you deserve, sometimes things take so long that you don’t know if you chose the right goal. After books, I set the goal of writing for Bollywood, as I thought they needed writers. I am called extremely lucky, but it took me five years to get close to a release. Frustration saps excitement, and turns your initial energy into something negative, making you a bitter person. How did I deal with it? A realistic assessment of the time involved – movies take a long time to make even though they are watched quickly, seeking a certain enjoyment in the process rather than the end result – at least I was learning how to write scripts, having a side plan – I had my third book to write and even something as simple as pleasurable distractions in your life – friends, food, travel can help you overcome it. Remember, nothing is to be taken seriously. Frustration is a sign somewhere, you took it too seriously.”
Chetan Bhagat

Voltaire
“Every man is a creature of the age in which he lives and few are able to raise themselves above the ideas of the time.”
Voltaire

“No matter how many plans you make or how much in control you are, life is always winging it.”
Carroll Bryant

“The moment you stop trying to become a better person, is the moment you start to become worse than what you already are.”
Carroll Bryant

Albert Camus
“There is no sun without shadow, and it is essential to know the night.”
Albert Camus

Terry Pratchett
“Nanny's philosophy of life was to do what seemed like a good idea at the time, and do it as hard as possible. It had never let her down.”
Terry Pratchett, Maskerade

Epictetus
“How long are you going to wait before you demand the best for yourself and in no instance bypass the discriminations of reason? You have been given the principles that you ought to endorse, and you have endorsed them. What kind of teacher, then, are you still waiting for in order to refer your self-improvement to him? You are no longer a boy, but a full-grown man. If you are careless and lazy now and keep putting things off and always deferring the day after which you will attend to yourself, you will not notice that you are making no progress, but you will live and die as someone quite ordinary.
From now on, then, resolve to live as a grown-up who is making progress, and make whatever you think best a law that you never set aside. And whenever you encounter anything that is difficult or pleasurable, or highly or lowly regarded, remember that the contest is now: you are at the Olympic Games, you cannot wait any longer, and that your progress is wrecked or preserved by a single day and a single event. That is how Socrates fulfilled himself by attending to nothing except reason in everything he encountered. And you, although you are not yet a Socrates, should live as someone who at least wants to be a Socrates.”
Epictetus

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
“Human evolution has two steps -
from being somebody to being nobody;
and from being nobody to being everybody.
This knowledge can bring
sharing and caring throughout the world.”
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Isaac Asimov
“I have never, in all my life, not for one moment, been tempted toward religion of any kind. The fact is that I feel no spiritual void. I have my philosophy of life, which does not include any aspect of the supernatural and which I find totally satisfying. I am, in short, a rationalist and believe only that which reason tells me is so.”
Isaac Asimov, I. Asimov: A Memoir

“The only thing standing between you and your dreams is ... reluctance.”
Carroll Bryant

Sun Tzu
“All is fair in love and war”
Sun Tzu

Phyllis Diller
“My recipe for dealing with anger and frustration: set the kitchen timer for twenty minutes, cry, rant, and rave, and at the sound of the bell, simmer down and go about business as usual.”
Phyllis Diller

E. Lockhart
“We can't know or say what other people do. You have to think what you want to do to get the situation where you want it to be.”
E. Lockhart, The Boy Book: A Study of Habits and Behaviors, Plus Techniques for Taming Them

Arthur Schopenhauer
“Life is a constant process of dying.”
Arthur Schopenhauer

Italo Calvino
“Reading is going toward something that is about to be, and no one yet knows what it will be.”
Italo Calvino, If on a Winter's Night a Traveler

E. Lockhart
“If you don't want to be in an argument with someone, it is probably best to try to solve the problem, rather than lying around hoping the other person will do it for you.”
E. Lockhart, The Boy Book: A Study of Habits and Behaviors, Plus Techniques for Taming Them

Jostein Gaarder
“It takes billions of years to create a human being. And it takes only a few seconds to die.”
Jostein Gaarder, Maya

Mircea Eliade
“Dacă omul va uita cu desăvârşire că există moarte, că există un sfârşit, riscăm să ne întoarcem la maimuţe. Explicaţia este simplă: omul activ, omul creator, este excitat mai ales de ideea că într-o zi se va termina totul, că va avea un sfârşit, o odihnă definitivă. Cultivă la maximum conştiinţa acestui sfârşit, şi vei obţine de la oameni cele mai extraordinare eforturi. Cine ştie asta incontinuu este în stare să ridice munţii, este în stare de cele mai crâncene libertăţi, de cele mai curajoase acte.”
Mircea Eliade, Huliganii

“Nothing is as it seems, but something is everything it is made out to be.”
Carroll Bryant

“When people say they hate life, to what are they comparing it to? The alternative isn't any more appealing.”
Carroll Bryant

Mahmoud Darwish
“Have I had two roads, I would have chosen their third.”
Mahmoud Darwish, In the Presence of Absence

Hermann Hesse
“Alas, Siddhartha, I see you suffering, but you're suffering a pain at which one would like to laugh, at which you'll soon laugh for yourself.”
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

Keith Caserta
“No matter where you go, there you are.”
Keith Caserta

“Time changes nothing, girl, but the size of your underwear. . .and hopefully your hairdo.”
Minton Sparks

Carol Rifka Brunt
“Maybe you had to be dying to finally get to do what you wanted.

I fidgeted around with the puzzle pieces for a while longer, but I wasn't lucky. Nothing seemed to fit without a whole lot of work.

Then I had this thought: What if it was enough to realize that you would die someday, that none of this would go on forever? Would that be enough?”
Carol Rifka Brunt, Tell the Wolves I'm Home

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