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  • #1
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    “Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on earth.”
    Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment

  • #2
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    “The darker the night, the brighter the stars,
    The deeper the grief, the closer is God!”
    Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment

  • #3
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    “We sometimes encounter people, even perfect strangers, who begin to interest us at first sight, somehow suddenly, all at once, before a word has been spoken.”
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

  • #4
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    “I love mankind, he said, "but I find to my amazement that the more I love mankind as a whole, the less I love man in particular.”
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

  • #5
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    “Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid.”
    Fyodor Dostoevsky

  • #6
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    “Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth, nothing easier than flattery.”
    Fyodor Dostoevsky

  • #7
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    “Man is a mystery. It needs to be unravelled, and if you spend your whole life unravelling it, don't say that you've wasted time. I am studying that mystery because I want to be a human being.”
    Fyodor Dostoevsky

  • #8
    Jim Morrison
    “Whoever controls the media, controls the mind”
    Jim Morrison

  • #9
    Jim Morrison
    “The most loving parents and relatives commit murder with smiles on their faces. They force us to destroy the person we really are: a subtle kind of murder.”
    Jim Morrison

  • #10
    Jim Morrison
    “I've noticed that when people are joking they're usually dead serious, and when they're serious, they're usually pretty funny.”
    Jim Morrison

  • #11
    Jim Morrison
    “Do you know we are being led to
    Slaughters by placid admirals

    & that fat slow generals are getting
    Obscene on young blood

    Do you know we are ruled by t.v.

    Jim Morrison, An American Prayer

  • #12
    Jim Morrison
    “Well, I've been down so Goddamn long,
    that it looks like up to me.”
    Jim Morrison

  • #13
    Jim Morrison
    “People are strange when you're a stranger.”
    Jim Morrison

  • #14
    Eckhart Tolle
    “The past has no power over the present moment.”
    Eckhart Tolle

  • #15
    Eckhart Tolle
    “Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge.”
    Eckhart Tolle

  • #16
    Jiddu Krishnamurti
    “You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing, and dance, and write poems, and suffer, and understand, for all that is life.”
    Jiddu Krishnamurti

  • #17
    Jiddu Krishnamurti
    “It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.”
    J. Krishnamurti

  • #18
    Plato
    “Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.”
    Plato

  • #19
    Plato
    “According to Greek mythology, humans were originally created with four arms, four legs and a head with two faces. Fearing their power, Zeus split them into two separate parts, condemning them to spend their lives in search of their other halves.”
    Plato, The Symposium

  • #20
    Plato
    “Love is a serious mental disease.”
    Plato, Phaedrus
    tags: love

  • #21
    Plato
    “I'm trying to think, don't confuse me with facts.”
    Plato

  • #22
    Plato
    “There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain.”
    Plato

  • #23
    Plato
    “Character is simply habit long continued.”
    Plato

  • #24
    Plato
    “Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed, by the masses.”
    Plato

  • #25
    Plato
    “Excellence" is not a gift, but a skill that takes practice.
    We do not act "rightly" because we are "excellent",
    in fact we achieve "excellence" by acting "rightly".”
    Plato

  • #26
    Plato
    “People are like dirt. They can either nourish you and help you grow as a person or they can stunt your growth and make you wilt and die.”
    Plato

  • #27
    Plato
    “An empty vessel makes the loudest sound, so they that have the least wit are the greatest babblers.”
    Plato

  • #28
    Plato
    “Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others. ”
    Plato

  • #29
    Plato
    “Love is simply the name for the desire and pursuit of the whole.”
    Plato, The Symposium

  • #30
    Plato
    “A hero is born among a hundred, a wise man is found among a thousand, but an accomplished one might not be found even among a hundred thousand men. ”
    Plato



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