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Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:43 am
by MagsJ
Preferring to read thought-provoking/inspiring quotes from the greats from our history books rather than reading books on the greats themselves.. I now declare this thread open.

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:52 am
by MagsJ
"The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts."
~Marcus Aurelius

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:03 am
by James S Saint
Interesting.

That which inspires one may very well depress another.
And that which depresses one may very well inspire another.
So accept the good and let the bad be good elsewhere.
- James S Saint.
:wink:

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:37 am
by James S Saint
To some people, within every older woman, there is a most charming young woman
..hiding right behind those eyes
..just behind that attitude
..shortly before those experiences
..not seriously believing those thoughts,
thinking that she is hopelessly hidden from view.

And with all of God's creations in mind, there has never been anything more cherishable than that charming young girl, still there, still doubting yet still subtly hoping, still as real as the day she was born.

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:27 pm
by Arcturus Descending
If knowing is to be possible as a way of determining the nature of the present-at-hand by observing it, then there must first be a deficiency in our having-to-do with the world concernfully. When concern holds back from any kind of producing, manipulating and the like, it puts itself into what is now the sole remaining mode of Being-in, the mode of just tarrying-alongside. In this kind of 'dwelling' as a holding-oneself-back from any manipulation or utilization, the perception of the present-at-hand is consummated.”
― Martin Heidegger

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:11 am
by MagsJ
“Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.”
~Marcus Aurelius

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 1:09 pm
by MagsJ
"Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds."
-Albert Einstein

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 3:01 pm
by MagsJ
"Sincerity has to do with the connexion between our words and thoughts, and not between our beliefs and actions."
~Hazlitt

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 3:01 pm
by MagsJ
“The happiness of those who want to be popular depends on others; the happiness of those who seek pleasure fluctuates with moods outside their control; but the happiness of the wise grows out of their own free acts.”
~Marcus Aurelius

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 10:36 pm
by MagsJ
I do this one often, but others don't take kindly to it none.. 8-[
“Never stay up on the barren heights of cleverness, but come down into the green valleys of silliness.”
~Ludwig Wittgenstein

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 11:37 am
by MagsJ
Very apt. for all those discussions on truth...
“I don't think there is any truth. There are only points of view. ”
~Allen Ginsberg

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 6:37 am
by MagsJ
I've been saying this since I was a younger, but replace soul with ego for my version...
“I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.”
~Booker T. Washington

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:00 pm
by Arcturus Descending
Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable.
Francis Bacon
shivers...

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:46 pm
by von Rivers
"My style is impetuous, my defense is impregnable, and I am ferocious. I want his heart. I want to eat his children."

----Mike Tyson, before fighting Evander Hollifield, I think

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:12 pm
by Arcturus Descending
von Rivers wrote:"My style is impetuous, my defense is impregnable, and I am ferocious. I want his heart. I want to eat his children."

----Mike Tyson, before fighting Evander Hollifield, I think








so that's the way you flow? :P
Muhammed Ali to me is a true hero.

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:15 pm
by Arcturus Descending
If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it - then I can achieve it.”
― Muhammad Ali
The Soul of a Butterfly: Reflections on Life's Journey
:happy-cheerleadersmileygirl:

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:14 pm
by MagsJ
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth. - Marcus Aurelius

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:43 pm
by peterpan
He who knows, does not speak. He who speaks, does not know

Lao Tsu

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:48 pm
by peterpan
When a wise man points at the moon the imbecile examines the finger.

Confucius

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:12 pm
by The Idiot
"Forgive them Father, for they know not what they do" - Jesus of Nazareth

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:49 am
by FreeSpirit99
"What is good? Everything that heightens the feeling of power in man...the will to power, power itself. What is bad? Everything that is born of sickness."
-Nietzsche

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:51 am
by FreeSpirit99
"Don't fear god,
Don't worry about death;
What is good is easy to get, and
What is terrible is easy to endure."

-Epicurus

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:43 pm
by Arcturus Descending
MagsJ wrote:I do this one often, but others don't take kindly to it none.. 8-[
“Never stay up on the barren heights of cleverness, but come down into the green valleys of silliness.”
~Ludwig Wittgenstein

:lol: That's actually quite profound when you think of it. I like that one.

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:12 pm
by turtle
von Rivers wrote:"My style is impetuous, my defense is impregnable, and I am ferocious. I want his heart. I want to eat his children."

----Mike Tyson, before fighting Evander Hollifield, I think


riv-----where the hell are you coming from

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:12 pm
by FreeSpirit99
"On this perfect day, when everything is ripening and not only the grape turns brown, the eye of the sun just fell upon my life: I looked back, I looked forward, and never saw so many and such good things at once. It was not for nothing that I buried my forty-fourth year today; I had the right to bury it; whatever was life in it has been saved, is immortal. The first book of the Revaluation of All Values, the Songs of Zarathustra, the Twilight of the Idols, my attempt to philosophize with a hammer—all presents of this year, indeed of its last quarter! How could I fail to be grateful to my whole life?—and so I tell my life to myself."

-Nietzsche