Quotes About Philosophy

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Stefan Molyneux
“I refuse to let the standards of evil people chip away at my capacity for integrity.”
Stefan Molyneux

Arthur Schopenhauer
“After your death, you will be what you were before your birth.”
Arthur Schopenhauer

R.D. Laing
“Perfection is something we should all strive for. It's a duty and a joy to perfect one's nature... The most difficult thing is love. A loveless, driving person that just competes in the rat race is far from perfection in my book.”
R.D. Laing

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda
“Concerning Concealment as a symptom of love for Krsna:

"It has been stated, 'although Srimati Radharani developed a deep loving affection for Krsna, She hid Her attitude in the core of Her heart so that others could not detect Her actual condition.”
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda, Nectar of Devotion

Seneca
“Nothing, to my way of thinking, is a better proof of a well ordered mind than a man’s ability to stop just where he is and pass some time in his own company.”
Seneca

John Rawls
“Thus I assume that to each according to his threat advantage is not a conception of justice.”
John Rawls, A Theory of Justice

José Ortega y Gasset
“On the Bigotry of Culture:
: it presented us with culture, with thought as something justified in itself, that is, which requires no justification but is valid by it's own essence, whatever its concrete employment and content maybe. Human life was to put itself at the service of culture because only thus would it become charged with value. From which it would follow that human life, our pure existence was, in itself, a mean and worthless thing.”
José Ortega y Gasset, The Dehumanization of Art and Other Essays on Art, Culture and Literature

Tsugumi Ohba
“Nobody can tell what is right and what is wrong; what is righteous and what is evil. Even if there is a god and I had his teachings right before me, I would think it through and decide if that was right or wrong myself.”
Tsugumi Ohba, Death Note, Vol. 12: Finis

Arthur Schopenhauer
“NOT to my contemporaries, not to my compatriots but to
mankind I commit my now completed work in the confidence that it will not be without value for them, even
if this should be late recognised, as is commonly the lot
of what is good. For it cannot have been for the passing
generation, engrossed with the delusion of the moment,
that my mind, almost against my will, has uninterruptedly
stuck to its work through the course of a long life.

preface to the second edition of "the world as will and representation”
Arthur Schopenhauer

John Paul II
“The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.”
John Paul II

Steven Erikson
Fallen. Who tracks our footsteps, I wonder? We who are the forgotten, the discounted and the ignored. When the path is failure, it is never willingly taken. The fallen. Why does my heart weep for them? Not them but us, for most assuredly I am counted among them. Slaves, serfs, nameless peasants and labourers, the blurred faces in the crowd—just a smear on memory, a scuffing of feet down the side passages of history.

Can one stop, can one turn and force one’s eyes to pierce the gloom? And see the fallen? Can one ever see the fallen? And if so, what emotion is born in that moment?


There were tears on his cheeks, dripping down onto his chafed hands. He knew the answer to that question, knife-sharp and driven deep, and the answer was…recognition.”
Steven Erikson, Midnight Tides

John D. Caputo
“Too often, contemporary continental philosophers take the “other” of philosophy to mean literature, but not religion, which is for them just a little too wholly other, a little beyond their much heralded tolerance of alterity. They retain an antagonism to religious texts inherited straight from the Enlightenment, even though they pride themselves on having made the axioms and dogmas of the Enlightenment questionable. But the truth is that contemporary continental philosophy is marked by the language of the call and the response, of the gift, of hospitality to the other, of the widow, the orphan and the stranger, and by the very idea of the “wholly other,” a discourse that any with the ears to hear knows has a Scriptural provenance and a Scriptural resonance. ("A Prologue", Journal of Philosophy and Scripture 1.1, Fall 2003, p. 1).”
John D. Caputo

Simon Zingerman
“The more details, depth and thought you put into your ideas the more valuable they become.”
Simon Zingerman, We All Need Heroes: Stories of the Brave and Foolish

“I tried to think the same thought in as many different religions as possible, so the thought itself wouldn't be limited by any particular way of reasoning, the way words restrict -- the whole eskimo-seventeen-words-for-snow idea.”
Patricia Geary, Strange Toys

“Any person who, with all the sincerity of heart, is in search for God, on land or in the sea, is worthy of respect.”
Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi, The Religion of God

Amit Kalantri
“The most unlucky generation is the one which couldn't produce a hero to look upto.”
Amit Kalantri

Sara Shepard
“We did all the tourist crap, but I just wanted to sit in a cafe and watch people”
Sara Shepard, Ruthless

Debasish Mridha
“Love is my inner strength and my power.”
Debasish Mridha

Percy Williams Bridgman
“Not only are there meaningless questions, but many of the problems with which the human intellect has tortured itself turn out to be only 'pseudo problems,' because they can be formulated only in terms of questions which are meaningless. Many of the traditional problems of philosophy, of religion, or of ethics, are of this character. Consider, for example, the problem of the freedom of the will. You maintain that you are free to take either the right- or the left-hand fork in the road. I defy you to set up a single objective criterion by which you can prove after you have made the turn that you might have made the other. The problem has no meaning in the sphere of objective activity; it only relates to my personal subjective feelings while making the decision.”
Percy Williams Bridgman, The Nature of Physical Theory

Alan W. Watts
“But spontaneity is not by any means a blind, disorderly urge, a mere power of caprice. A philosophy restricted to the alternatives of conventional language has no way of conceiving an intelligence which does not work according to plan, according to a one-at-a-time order of thought. Yet the concrete evidence of such an intelligence is right to hand in our own thoughtlessly ordered bodies. For the Tao does not 'know' how it produces the universe just as we do not 'know' how we construct our brains.”
Alan W. Watts, The Way of Zen

Marshall McLuhan
“Art is whatever you can get away with.”
Marshall McLuhan, The Medium is the Massage

“On the one hand, all truth is relative; on the other hand, postmodernism tells it like it really is.
On the one hand, all cultures are equally deserving of respect; on the other, Western culture is uniquely destructive and bad.
Values are subjective--but sexism and racism are really evil.
Technology is bad and destructive--and it is unfair that some people have more technology than others.
Tolerance is good and dominance is bad--but when postmodernists come to power, political correctness follows.”
Stephen Hicks

Oscar Wilde
“When I say that I am convinced of these things I speak with too much pride. Far off, like a perfect pearl, one can see the city of God. It is so wonderful that it seems as if a child could reach it in a summer's day. And so a child could. But with me and such as me it is different. One can realise a thing in a single moment, but one loses it in the long hours that follow with leaden feet. It is so difficult to keep 'heights that the soul is competent to gain.' We think in eternity, but we move slowly through time; and how slowly time goes with us who lie in prison I need not tell again, nor of the weariness and despair that creep back into one's cell, and into the cell of one's heart, with such strange insistence that one has, as it were, to garnish and sweep one's house for their coming, as for an unwelcome guest, or a bitter master, or a slave whose slave it is one's chance or choice to be.”
Oscar Wilde, de Profundis, the Ballad of Reading Gaol, and Other Poetry

Jarod Kintz
“There is until there isn’t. That’s just the way it is. Until it isn’t.”
Jarod Kintz, The Titanic would never have sunk if it were made out of a sink.

Erich Maria Remarque
“A crude age. Peace is stabilized with cannon and bombers, humanity with concentration camps and pogroms. We're living in a time when all standards are turned upside-down, Kern. Today the aggressor is the shepherd of peace, and the beaten and hunted are the troublemakers of the world. What's more, there are whole races who believe it!”
Erich Maria Remarque, Flotsam: A Novel of World War II

Criss Jami
“For wordsmiths and masters of words, without necessarily being harsh with words, the words have a tendency to shoot straight to the hearts of people, and this either deeply touches them or deeply angers them. Like the apostles in all their loving controversies are those who are masters of words while combining this gift with truth.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Criss Jami
“There's more to logic than identifying logical fallacies.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Álvaro de Campos
“I consider a dream like I consider a shadow,” answered Caeiro, with his usual divine, unexpected promptitude. “A shadow is real, but it’s less real than a rock. A dream is real — if it weren’t, it wouldn’t be a dream — but less real than a thing. That’s what being real is like.”
Álvaro de Campos

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