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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:50 pm
by Arcturus Descending
WilliamL wrote:"If we are not a little bit uncomfortable everyday,we are not growing. All the good stuff is outside our comfort zone"-Jack Canfield

This quote really inspired me.Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.Hard work is the key to success. A happy childhood isn’t always the best preparation for a successful and enjoyable adult life.


Let us not throw the baby out with the bathwater, Jack Canfield.
Some of that good stuff is still within our comfort zone.

But I realize what he meant.

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:43 pm
by Arminius
Peter Sloterdijk wrote:Die moderne Welt ... wird sich als eine Zeit erweisen, in der die Wünsche durch ihr Wahrwerden das Fürchten lehren.

My translation: "The modern world ... will turn out to be a time in which the wishes teach fear when they come true."

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:59 pm
by Arminius
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe wrote:Am Ende hängen wir doch ab, von Kreaturen, die wir machten.

My translation:
"At the end, nevertheless, we depend, on the creatures which we made."

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:15 am
by Arminius
Immanuel Kant wrote:Der Mensch ist ein Tier, was eine Erziehung nötig hat.

My translation: "The human is an animal that needs an education."

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:01 pm
by Arcturus Descending
We are too much accustomed to attribute to a single cause that which is the product of several, and the majority of our controversies come from that.

Marcus Aurelius

Aye!!!!

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:53 pm
by Meno_
Arcturus Descending wrote:We are too much accustomed to attribute to a single cause that which is the product of several, and the majority of our controversies come from that.

Marcus Aurelius

Aye!!!!



Arc : may PM something pressing re: Marcus Aurelius in the near future. It may be beyond the scope of posting here, and irrelevant objectively.

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:49 am
by Meno_
"We know more then we can tell"

Michael Polanyi

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:28 pm
by barbarianhorde
"I dont sing because Im happy, Im happy because I sing."

(William James)

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:36 pm
by Arcturus Descending
Meno_ wrote:
Arcturus Descending wrote:We are too much accustomed to attribute to a single cause that which is the product of several, and the majority of our controversies come from that.

Marcus Aurelius

Aye!!!!



Arc : may PM something pressing re: Marcus Aurelius in the near future. It may be beyond the scope of posting here, and irrelevant objectively.


I await it with bated breath, Meno.

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:12 pm
by Arcturus Descending
Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.

- Epicurus

:sad-teareye:

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:21 pm
by barbarianhorde
The cosmos would be fairly chaotic if its laws could not operate without the sanction of human belief.



© Sri Yukteshwar

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:22 pm
by barbarianhorde
Arcturus Descending wrote:Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.

- Epicurus

:sad-teareye:


Yo Epi, but was it wrong to hope for it in the first place?? Maybe you wouldn't have had it if you dint desire it dude.

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:24 pm
by Meno_
Arcturus Descending wrote:
Meno_ wrote:
Arcturus Descending wrote:We are too much accustomed to attribute to a single cause that which is the product of several, and the majority of our controversies come from that.

Marcus Aurelius

Aye!!!!



Arc : may PM something pressing re: Marcus Aurelius in the near future. It may be beyond the scope of posting here, and irrelevant objectively.


I await it with bated breath, Meno.



Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.

Arc, this is a general answer, for what I originally intended, on review, it is beyond scope: waiting for a more opportune moment

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:59 pm
by Arcturus Descending
barbarianhorde wrote:
Arcturus Descending wrote:Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.

- Epicurus

:sad-teareye:


Yo Epi, but was it wrong to hope for it in the first place?? Maybe you wouldn't have had it if you dint desire it dude.


*You Epi* lol. You made a good point here I think. Perhaps Epicurus was speaking more about hedonism here ~ too much desiring, too much over-the-top hoping. When we focus too much on what we do not have, we lose focus and the truth of what we do already have.

I do not think that hoping for something is necessarily wrong unless we are wasting time and energy on something which we, on some level, know that we can never have but we choose to ignore the truth of it.

But I do intuit that there is such a thing as too much hope and not enough *going after*...

I think that Epi was basically talking about balance here...the epicurean as opposed to the hedonist...the fine balance of *enjoying* perhaps something *lesser* but good now as opposed to craving *it all* and not appreciating THIS moment.

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:20 am
by Jakob
"Don't kneel. Never kneel."

- Marcus Bakker

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:58 pm
by bogdan9310
"I think, therefore I am"

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:35 pm
by Exuberant Teleportation
I cleave the heavens and soar to the infinite.
And while I rise from my own globe to others
And penetrate ever further through the eternal field,
That which others saw from afar, I leave far behind me.
- Giordano Bruno

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:47 pm
by Jakob
"I may not always come when you call, but Im always on time."

The Convo

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:41 pm
by Arcturus Descending
"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

Something to ponder. lol

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:43 pm
by Arcturus Descending
"The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled."~ Plutarch

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:49 pm
by Artimas
"Man is the most insane species. He worships an invisible God and destroys a visible Nature. Unaware that this Nature he’s destroying is this God he’s worshiping."

Hubert Reeves

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:06 pm
by promethean75
"A fire broke out backstage in a theatre. The clown came out to warn the public; they thought it was a joke and applauded. He repeated it; the acclaim was even greater. I think that's just how the world will come to an end: to general applause from wits who believe it's a joke." - Kierkegaard

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:21 pm
by Artimas
promethean75 wrote:"A fire broke out backstage in a theatre. The clown came out to warn the public; they thought it was a joke and applauded. He repeated it; the acclaim was even greater. I think that's just how the world will come to an end: to general applause from wits who believe it's a joke." - Kierkegaard


That is brilliant and truth especially now.

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:32 pm
by Meno_

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:13 pm
by Artimas
Picture quote.