Ethos Quotes

Quotes tagged as "ethos" (showing 1-12 of 12)
Maya Angelou
“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently.”
Maya Angelou

Baruch Spinoza
“No to laugh, not to lament, not to detest, but to understand.”
Baruch Spinoza, Theological-Political Treatise
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Alan Cumming
“It's actually quite a good ethos for life: go into the unknown with truth, commitment, and openness and mostly you'll be okay.”
Alan Cumming, Not My Father's Son
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Ernst Jünger
“Regarding the need to pray, the anarch is again no different from anyone else. But he does not like to attach himself. He does not squander his best energies. He accepts no substitute for his gold. He knows his freedom, and also what it is worth its weight in. The equation balances when he is offered something credible. The result is ONE.

There can be no doubt that gods have appeared, not only in ancient times but even late in history; they feasted with us and fought at our sides. But what good is the splendor of bygone banquets to a starving man? What good is the clinking of gold that a poor man hears through the wall of time? The gods must be called.

The anarch lets all this be; he can bide his time. He has his ethos, but not morals. He recognizes lawfulness, but not the law; he despises rules. Whenever ethos goes into shalts and shalt-nots, it is already corrupted. Still, it can harmonize with them, depending on location and circumstances, briefly or at length, just as I harmonize here with the tyrant for as long as I like.

One error of the anarchists is their belief that human nature is intrinsically good. They thereby castrate society, just as the theologians ("God is goodness") castrate the Good Lord.”
Ernst Jünger, Eumeswil

James W. Sire
“A worldview is a commitment, a fundamental orientation of the heart, that can be expressed as a story or in a set of presuppositions (assumptions which may be true, partially true or entirely false) which we hold (consciously or subconsciously, consistently or inconsistently) about the basic constitution of reality, and that provides the foundations on which we live and more and have our being.”
James W. Sire

Christopher West
“...the Pope vigorously upholds the real power of redemption to liberate the human heart from the domination of lust, calling men and women to a new "ethos.”
Christopher West, Heaven's Song

Adrián Lamo
“It's less about technology for me, and more about religion. [on hacking]”
Adrián Lamo

“None of us commences life utterly alone. We each carry within our granular mass the protoplasm residue of past generations’ ideas, customs, values, infatuations, prejudices, ethics, and mores. The lees wrought from our seedlings contribute to the social order that oversees a newborn’s future. How we conduct ourselves in the here and now emulates our heritage, delineates the parameters of the present culture, and sets the embryonic stage for the emergent ethos of our future and for the generations of people whom we will never meet.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Joseph Campbell
“in America we have people from all kinds of backgrounds, all in a cluster, together, and consequently law has become very important in this country. Lawyers and law are what hold us together. There is no ethos.”
Joseph Campbell

José Rafael Herrera
“Antes de la tragedia, cada hombre se consideraba unido inescindiblemente a los demás, en pensamiento, palabra y obra, no existiendo separación alguna entre él y su comunidad: él era su comunidad y su comunidad era él. A esto los griegos del siglo V a. C., lo denominaban «Ethos», que quiere decir «Eticidad» o «Civilidad».

Cuando los griegos perdieron aquella unidad orgánica entre ellos mismos, cuando comenzó a aparecer entre ellos la idea de que cada uno era socialmente distinto de los otros porque tenían entre sí diferentes intereses, en ese preciso momento, apareció la reflexión filosófica. Y, entonces, la epopeya se transformó en tragedia.”
José Rafael Herrera, Principios de filosofía de la praxis

“İnsanoğlu Tanrı'nın muhitinde ikâmet eder.”
Heidegger, Martin

“We come into a world with a history shaped by the subtle dichotomy of culture and ethos, the dynamic forces of ideas and philosophy, and the mesmerizing undercurrent and of science and religion. The relentless clicking of time binds generations of people together. Family, country, cultural trends, and shared historical precepts link people. How we act in our lifetimes will affect the continuum of history. Our deeds will construct the industry, companies, commerce, cities, and governmental intuitions that shape our children’s lives. Our economic choices and environmental policies will determine the quality of the water that our children drink and the air they breathe. Our collective consciousness as depicted through works of literature, poetry, music, films, personal charity, and political benevolence will affect the cultural atmosphere for generations to come.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls