Philosophical quotes that inspire...

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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby Arcturus Descending » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:50 pm

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.
“How can a bird that is born for joy
Sit in a cage and sing?”
― William Blake


“Little Fly
Thy summers play,
My thoughtless hand
Has brush'd away.

Am not I
A fly like thee?
Or art not thou
A man like me?

For I dance
And drink & sing:
Till some blind hand
Shall brush my wing.

If thought is life
And strength & breath:
And the want
Of thought is death;

Then am I
A happy fly,
If I live,
Or if I die”
― William Blake, Songs of Innocence and of Experience


“No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.”
― William Blake
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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby Arminius » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:43 pm

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."
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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby Arminius » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:59 pm

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."
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Postby Arminius » Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:15 am

Immanuel Kant wrote:Der Mensch ist ein Tier, was eine Erziehung nötig hat.

My translation: "The human is an animal that needs an education."
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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby Arcturus Descending » Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:01 pm

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!!!!
“How can a bird that is born for joy
Sit in a cage and sing?”
― William Blake


“Little Fly
Thy summers play,
My thoughtless hand
Has brush'd away.

Am not I
A fly like thee?
Or art not thou
A man like me?

For I dance
And drink & sing:
Till some blind hand
Shall brush my wing.

If thought is life
And strength & breath:
And the want
Of thought is death;

Then am I
A happy fly,
If I live,
Or if I die”
― William Blake, Songs of Innocence and of Experience


“No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.”
― William Blake
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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby Meno_ » Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:53 pm

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.
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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby Meno_ » Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:49 am

"We know more then we can tell"

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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby barbarianhorde » Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:28 pm

"I dont sing because Im happy, Im happy because I sing."

(William James)
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
~ Владимир Ильич Ульянов Ленин

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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby Arcturus Descending » Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:36 pm

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.
“How can a bird that is born for joy
Sit in a cage and sing?”
― William Blake


“Little Fly
Thy summers play,
My thoughtless hand
Has brush'd away.

Am not I
A fly like thee?
Or art not thou
A man like me?

For I dance
And drink & sing:
Till some blind hand
Shall brush my wing.

If thought is life
And strength & breath:
And the want
Of thought is death;

Then am I
A happy fly,
If I live,
Or if I die”
― William Blake, Songs of Innocence and of Experience


“No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.”
― William Blake
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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby Arcturus Descending » Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:12 pm

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:
“How can a bird that is born for joy
Sit in a cage and sing?”
― William Blake


“Little Fly
Thy summers play,
My thoughtless hand
Has brush'd away.

Am not I
A fly like thee?
Or art not thou
A man like me?

For I dance
And drink & sing:
Till some blind hand
Shall brush my wing.

If thought is life
And strength & breath:
And the want
Of thought is death;

Then am I
A happy fly,
If I live,
Or if I die”
― William Blake, Songs of Innocence and of Experience


“No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.”
― William Blake
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