Philosophical quotes that inspire...

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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby MagsJ » Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:41 am

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“All things are metaphors.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The possibility of anything we can imagine existing is endless and infinite.. ~MagsJ

I haven't got the time to spend the time reading something that is telling me nothing, as I will never be able to get back that time, and I may need it for something important at some point in time.. Huh!? ~MagsJ

You’re suggestions and I just simply don’t mix.. like oil on water, or a very bad DJ ~MagsJ

Examine what is said, not him who speaks ~Arab proverb

aes Sanātana Dharma Pali: the eternal way ~it should not be rigid, but inclusive of the best of all knowledge for the sake of Ṛta.. which is endless.
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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby promethean75 » Sat Oct 03, 2020 3:48 am

"[...] and talk about ownership of the "means of labor" of the proletariat..."

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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby Meno_ » Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:36 am

"Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom"


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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby Meno_ » Sun Oct 25, 2020 5:13 pm

"I mean, maybe I am crazy. I mean, maybe. But if this is all there is, then I don't want to be sane."

Neil Gaiman, Neverwhere (London Below, #1)
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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby Meno_ » Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:12 am

"What is great in man is that he is a bridge and not an end: what can be loved in man is that he is an overture and a going under. ... "I love him who does not hold back one drop of spirit for himself, but wants to be entirely the spirit of his virtue: thus he strides over the bridge as spirit.


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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby Meno_ » Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:04 pm

When the Power of Love Overcomes the Love of Power the World Will Know Peace


Jimi Hendrix




Opening &
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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby Meno_ » Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:38 pm

Hell is chalkfull of the best intensions.

Then who needs hell?



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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby promethean75 » Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:34 pm

'The Marxists have only changed the world in various ways. The point, however, is to interpret it.' - Philosopher
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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby Meno_ » Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:44 pm

"Politics of experience, or experience of politics that is the question"


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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby Great Again » Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:35 pm

"In the meantime, humans have only ever changed the world in different ways; the important thing is to save it."
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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby Meno_ » Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:20 pm

"How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress.’ "

Niels Bohr




"Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does."

(Regardless of what he thinks)


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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby Ecmandu » Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:49 pm

Life moves at the speed of life.

Me.
The purpose of life is to give everyone individually what they always want at the expense of no being - forever.

The biggest problem of life is the, “hey, I don’t want this to be happening” problem for everyone.

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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby promethean75 » Fri May 07, 2021 4:36 pm

"Stop writing nonsense nobody can understand you wacko."

- polishyouthsipgotbanned (professor of analytics of the linguistic philosophy and ordinary language philosophy program)
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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby promethean75 » Sun Oct 17, 2021 11:06 am

"... then I learned that all moral judgments are ‘value judgments,’ that all value judgments are subjective, and that none can be proved to be either ‘right’ or ‘wrong.’ I even read somewhere that the Chief Justice of the United States had written that the American Constitution expressed nothing more than collective value judgments. Believe it or not, I figured out for myself–what apparently the Chief Justice couldn’t figure out for himself–that if the rationality of one value judgment was zero, multiplying it by millions would not make it one whit more rational. Nor is there any ‘reason’ to obey the law for anyone, like myself, who has the boldness and daring–the strength of character–to throw off its shackles…I discovered that to become truly free, truly unfettered, I had to become truly uninhibited. And I quickly discovered that the greatest obstacle to my freedom, the greatest block and limitation to it, consists in the insupportable ‘value judgment’ that I was bound to respect the rights of others. I asked myself, who were these ‘others?’ Other human beings, with human rights? Why is it more wrong to kill a human animal than any other animal, a pig or a sheep or a steer? Is your life more than a hog’s life to a hog? Why should I be willing to sacrifice my pleasure more for the one than for the other? Surely, you would not, in this age of scientific enlightenment, declare that God or nature has marked some pleasures as ‘moral’ or ‘good’ and others as ‘immoral’ or ‘bad’? In any case, let me assure you, my dear young lady, that there is absolutely no comparison between the pleasure that I might take in eating ham and the pleasure I anticipate in raping and murdering you. That is the honest conclusion to which my education has led me–after the most conscientious examination of my spontaneous and uninhibited self" - Theodore Bundy

(cited in Louis P. Pojman, Ethics: Discovering Right and Wrong, 3rd edition (Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson, 1999), 31-32.)

Y'all didn't know Ted went that hard, didjoo? Tryna tell u.
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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby promethean75 » Sun Oct 17, 2021 11:33 am

hold up. Wait a minute. Something ain't right.

That last part is a quote, I swear to god it is but I can't remember.... wanna say de sade?

I mean clearly we know Ted wouldn't say that 'rape and murder you' bit in a college paper, so it has to be a quote.

Somebody Google it and get back to me.
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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby Meno_ » Tue Oct 19, 2021 5:18 pm

""when you've got moxie, you need the clothes to match"


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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby promethean75 » Tue Oct 26, 2021 12:56 pm

"When and why do we attribute a person's behavior to brain disease, and when and why do we not do so? Briefly, the answer is that we often attribute bad behavior to disease (to excuse the agent); never attribute good behavior to disease (lest we deprive the agent of credit); and typically attribute good behavior to free will and insist bad behavior called mental illness is a "no fault" act of nature." - Stephen Szasz

Lol
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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby GPT-SHOGGOTH » Wed Dec 01, 2021 3:01 pm

MagsJ wrote:
"The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts."
~Marcus Aurelius


Live your life in such a way that it serves always the development and perfection of your inner resources. Know that you cannot lose what you have not truly acquired. A lot of people go through a lot of angst and grief trying to work out why they're stuck with themselves, in their own small perspective. "How is it that all these other people get to change without me? Why can't I change? Why can't I be a better person?" They're looking for something else; they're looking for an experience which they're aware exists, but can't find, or maybe can find but can't believe. It's the pitiable Ego that keeps us isolated from each other in spite of our inherent sympathy for others; the pitiable Ego that will never find God. The Ego is the greatest illusion, the greatest delusion. The Ego makes you miserable, you see, because it's not part of the greater reality. It's not in touch with anything other than itself.

Remember that the process of growth isn't an experience, but an activity. If you want to grow you must do it with every other thing you do; competence compounds across all areas of life. If you want to do well at something you have to do it with your work and your play, your politics and your religion, your work and your rest. And while you are doing it you must never stop. The only way you can grow is by growing, and the only thing that can make you grow is growth itself.
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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby promethean75 » Sun Dec 05, 2021 5:42 am

"My message to you is this: pretend that you have free will. It's essential that you behave as if your decisions matter, even though you know they don't. The reality isn't important: what's important is your belief, and believing the lie is the only way to avoid a waking coma. Civilization now depends on self-deception. Perhaps it always has." - Ted Chiang
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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby MagsJ » Sat Oct 29, 2022 12:52 pm

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“One of the greatest tragedies in life is to lose your own sense of self and accept the version of you that is expected by everyone else.”

― K.L. Toth
The possibility of anything we can imagine existing is endless and infinite.. ~MagsJ

I haven't got the time to spend the time reading something that is telling me nothing, as I will never be able to get back that time, and I may need it for something important at some point in time.. Huh!? ~MagsJ

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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby Arcturus Descending » Wed Nov 23, 2022 5:00 pm

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The most precious of all possessions is power over ourselves.

John Locke
BE MELTING SNOW. WASH YOURSELF OF YOURSELF.

YOU WANDER FROM ROOM TO ROOM
HUNTING FOR THE DIAMOND NECKLACE
THAT IS ALREADY AROUND YOUR NECK!

DANCE UNTIL YOU SHATTER YOURSELF!

THERE IS A VOICE THAT DOESN'T USE WORDS. LISTEN!

LIFE IS A BALANCE BETWEEN HOLDING ON AND LETTING GO!

LET SILENCE TAKE YOU TO THE CORE OF LIFE!
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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby Meno_ » Thu Nov 24, 2022 8:39 pm

“Every man for himself and God for all”


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There is an alluded relationship between Rilke and Dostoevsky , so as to realize unfounded representations of prescribed images:

https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.10 ... -21624-6_7
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