Philsophy Quotes

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Thomas Aquinas
“The study of truth requires a considerable effort - which is why few are willing to undertake it out of love of knowledge - despite the fact that God has implanted a natural appetite for such knowledge in the minds of men.”
St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Contra Gentiles

Emil M. Cioran
“My soul is chaos, how can it be at all? There is everything in me: search and you will find out. I am a fossil dating from the beginning of the world: not all of its elements have completely crystallized, and initial chaos still shows through. I am absolute contradiction, climax of antinomies, the last limit of tension; in me anything is possible, for I am he who at the supreme moment, in front of absolute nothingness, will laugh.”
Emil Cioran, On the Heights of Despair

Ursula K. Le Guin
“Which is better off, a lizard basking in the sun or a philosopher?”
Ursula K. Le Guin, Changing Planes

John Stuart Mill
“Experience has taught me that those who give their time to the absorbing claims of what is called society, not having leisure to keep up a large acquaintance with the organs of opinion, remain much more ignorant of the general state either of the public mind, or of the active and instructed part of it, than a recluse who reads the newspapers need be. ”
John Stuart Mill, The Autobiography

“A man who does not question his own judgment, society, and who flourishes between deceit and bewilderment, fails his moral responsibility as a rational being.”
Duop Chak Wuol

Chrystal Vaughan
“Sometimes life asks us to make more serious choices than whether or not to believe a fairy tale”
Chrystal Vaughan, Sideshow

Debasish Mridha
“The more you know, the more you yearn for knowledge.”
Debasish Mridha

Slavoj Žižek
“Therein resides the fundamental systemic violence of capitalism, much more uncanny than direct pre-capitalist socio-ideological violence: its violence is no longer attributable to concrete individuals with their 'evil' intentions, but is purely 'objective,' systemic, anonymous--quite literally a conceptual violence, the violence of a Concept whose self-deployment rules and regulates social realty.”
Slavoj Žižek

Debasish Mridha
“It is not impossible to live in love, with love, for love and then become love.”
Debasish Mridha

Amit Kalantri
“Either loyalty and love are same things, or loyalty is certainly a better kind of love than love.”
Amit Kalantri

Debasish Mridha
“Love the world as the mother loves her little child.”
Debasish Mridha

Craig  Stone
“A person dies every second, but there’s also a six year old somewhere, every second, trying to move an apple with his mind.”
craig stone, Life Knocks

“The thing about today is...
It's Monday!
No other day could get the week off to such a great start.”
Anthony T. Hincks

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The years in captivity fuels character development”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Sergio Troncoso
“A narcissist with power will attempt to prove in the world only what is already in his head. He can't 'see' otherwise. For him, the 'outside world' is not beyond him and does not question or challenge him and his ideas. He is the world. Others will assent to his distorted worldview, because he is powerful, not because he is believable. If he possesses any reflection, that will be exactly what will gnaw at the narcissist with power most of all: his 'truths' are inauthentic, and he is a human being without integrity. The very narcissism and power he possesses prevent him from an ongoing relationship with the truth, which begins with self-humility and the curiosity this can create in a person.”
Sergio Troncoso

“You look, but you don't see!
You listen, but you don't hear!
You think, but not your own thoughts!
You speak, but not with your own voice.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“Don't die until you've done it!”
Anthony T. Hincks.

“I think nothing is good, I really think it is.”
Duop Chak Wuol

“When you at first become famous, it's a very humbling experience. And it's one that I don't think that I will ever get used to!”
Anthony T.Hincks

“I've been in love all of my life and until I found God I never even knew it.”
Anthony T. Hincks.

Samuel Butler
“So engrained in the human heart is the desire to believe that some people really do know what they say they know, and can thus save them from the trouble of thinking for themselves, that in a short time would-be philosophers and faddists became more powerful than ever, and gradually led their countrymen to accept all those absurd views of life, some account of which I have given in my earlier chapters. Indeed I can see no hope for the Erewhonians till they have got to understand that reason uncorrected by instinct is as bad as instinct uncorrected by reason.”
Samuel Butler, Erewhon

“We drink because we remember what we should forget.”
Anthony T.Hincks

“There's a bit of kitten in all of us.”
Anthony T.Hincks

“When your imagination's at work, your dreams make sense.”
Anthony T. Hincks.

“This may sound crazy, but ngjw ergwen iennj!”
Anthony T. Hincks

“The goal of pyrrhonist skepticism according to Sextus Empiricus is ataraxia (peace of mind) through epoche, the suspension of dogmatic judgments. Dogmatic judgments concern things non-evident, most important any alleged truth about things beyond or behind their appearance.”
Paul Kjellberg, Essays on Skepticism, Relativism, and Ethics in the Zhuangzi