Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.— Khalil Gibran
Killer Great Philosophy quotations
Silence is a source of great strength.
Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh, and the greatness which does not bow before children.
A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world.
Make today so awesome, yesterday gets jealous.
The best music happens when you have a personal connection to it.
That same philosophy can extend to the instrument you hold in your hands: if a guitar means something special, you're bound to do great things with it.
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said wouldn't be a great moral teacher. He'd be either a lunatic on a level with a man who says he's a poached egg or else he'd be the devil of hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse.
Great minds discuss ideas.Average minds discuss events.Small minds discuss people.
One has to reap the fruits of his karma.
The law of karma is inevitable and is accepted by all the great philosophies of the world: 'As you sow, so shall you reap.'
Our imagination is struck only by what is great;
but the lover of natural philosophy should reflect equally on little things.
Gandhi became my role model. I have always been interested in Eastern philosophy. Since early in my life I've been fascinated by India, and I have spent a great deal of time traveling in that country.
Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.
Rock is a great master of life. It teaches us this simple philosophy: Stay firm!
A creative element is surely present in all great systems, and it does not seem possible that all sympathy or fundamental attitudes of will can be entirely eliminated from any human philosophy.
Writing and rewriting are a constant search for what it is one is saying.
Failure is a great teacher, and, if you are open to it, every mistake has a lesson to offer.
There are two kinds of failures: those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought
The human imagination... has great difficulty in living strictly within the confines of a materialist practice or philosophy. It dreams, like a dog in its basket, of hares in the open.
What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing.
It also depends on what sort of person you are.
To a great mind, nothing is little.
Stood alone on a mountain top, starin' out at the Great Divide.
I could go east, I could go west, it was all up to me to decide. Just then I saw a young hawk flyin' and my soul began to rise.
I was within and without. Simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.
What yoga philosophy and all the great Buddhist teachings tells us is that solidity is a creation of the ordinary mind and that there never was anything permanent to begin with that we could hold on to. Life would be much easier and substantially less painful if we lived with the knowledge of impermanence as the only constant.
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
Any person can achieve greatness if they understand the philosophy of success and the steps required to achieve it.
Some are born great. Some achieve greatness. Some get it as a graduation gift.
Do not say a little in many words but a great deal in a few.
Everything is energy and that's all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.
There is a great probability that our loss of capacity for enjoying the positive joys of life is largely due to the decreased sensibility of our senses and our lack of full use of them. All human happiness is sensuous happiness.
Have you ever wondered why Republicans are so interested in encouraging people to volunteer in their communities? It’s because volunteers work for no pay. Republicans have been trying to get people to work for no pay for a long time.
Only two things can reveal life's great secrets: suffering and love.
Acknowledge all of your small victories. They will eventually add up to something great.
In science it often happens that scientists say, "You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken..."
A new philosophy, a new way of life, is not given for nothing.
It has to be paid dearly for and only acquired with much patience and great effort
I thought I might teach philosophy but the atmosphere of a college faculty repelled me; the few islands of greatness seemed to be washed by seas of pettiness and mediocrity.
Average people have great ideas. Legends have great execution.
Living well is an art that can be developed: a love of life and ability to take great pleasure from small offerings and assurance that the world owes you nothing and that every gift is exactly that, a gift.
Initial response illustrates a great deal about someone's personal philosophy.
Everything that is great in life is the product of slow growth;
the newer, and greater, and higher, and nobler the work, the slower is its growth, the surer is its lasting success. Mushrooms attain their full power in a night; oaks require decades. A fad lives its life in a few weeks; a philosophy lives through generations and centuries.
It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence.
Eat as much as you'd like. My philosophy has always been that all women desire to be as fat as myself but just have a great fear of doing so. Because they think they won't get any men, but you will. You'll get more men, and better men.
A novel is never anything, but a philosophy put into images.
I'm working harder than ever now, and I'm putting on my pants the same as I always have. I just get up every day and try to do a little better than the day before, and that is to run a great restaurant with great food, great wine, and great service. That's my philosophy.
The very existence of armaments and great armies psychologically accustoms us to accept the philosophy of militarism. They inevitably increase fear and hate in the world.
Most of my learning and philosophy regarding coaching basketball was developed after great frustration.