Philosophical quotes that inspire...

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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby Arcturus Descending » Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:28 pm

Artimas wrote:Picture quote.

Amen to that or you transplant the flower!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hi Artimas.
“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.”
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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby promethean75 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:43 pm

“A revolutionary age is an age of action; ours is the age of advertisement and publicity. Nothing ever happens but there is immediate publicity everywhere. In the present age a rebellion is, of all things, the most unthinkable. Such an expression of strength would seem ridiculous to the calculating intelligence of our times. On the other hand a political virtuoso might bring off a feat almost as remarkable. He might write a manifesto suggesting a general assembly at which people should decide upon a rebellion, and it would be so carefully worded that even the censor would let it pass. At the meeting itself he would be able to create the impression that his audience had rebelled, after which they would all go quietly home--having spent a very pleasant evening.”- Kierkegaard, On The Nature Of The Philosophy Forum Renaissance

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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby promethean75 » Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:30 pm

"this sort of thing has got to be stopped. bad philosophers are like slum landlords. it's my job to put them out of business." - wittgenstein


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Postby Meno_ » Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:35 pm

"The Greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it"

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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby barbarianhorde » Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:12 am

"What is an ego but a bunch of dead ancestors broken dreams..."

["it is not exactly up to us what our ego is like you know
cause as nicely as you can fit it into a pattern where you call it oh this is the ego on top of this pyramid
what youre really referring to is thousands of years of nervous patterns
thats the ego
some people just dont really need one, some people are just too smooth with the ways of the world
they just dont have too many neurological reactions to these things
they can just be
without really having an idea of themselves
oh right I am this, oh no, so I shouldnt do that
so yeah and then but the problem is with these people there would be problems with an egoic society where everybody is all nervy and thereby also like plastic coated in their wiredness so as to be able to be very close to each other and still be wired and not discharge… yeah thats ego
so like ego is a city thing
and concentration camps, also, or you know, schools… organizations…
where people are being inferiorized by being pressed together
as if they were itty bitty modules in a computer
so you have to have an ego in such a case
otherwise, you dont…. if youre free, you dont need to have an ego
and your ego would only like annoy the shit out of you
so there it is
there is how to lose your ego
get free
so your ego becomes so much of a nuisance in your life
that you just, you know, 'take care' of it."]
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
~ Владимир Ильич Ульянов Ленин

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