If you do not take an interest in the affairs of your government, then you are doomed to live under the rule of fools.— Plato
Unforgettable Philosophic quotations
By All means marry, if you get a good wife, you'll be happy. If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.
Illnesses do not come upon us out of the blue.
They are developed from small daily sins against Nature. When enough sins have accumulated, illnesses will suddenly appear.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
Remember, success is a journey not a destination. Have faith in your ability. You will do just fine.
There is no possession more valuable than a good and faithful friend.
No price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
The creator of the heavens obeys a carpenter;
the God of eternal glory listens to a poor virgin. Has anyone ever witnessed anything comparable to this? Let the philosopher no longer disdain from listening to the common laborer; the wise, to the simple; the educated, to the illiterate; a child of a prince, to a peasant.
Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.
He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.
Men have such a good opinion of themselves, of their mental superiority and intellectual depth; they believe themselves so skilled in discerning the true from the false, the path of safety from those of error, that they should be forbidden as much as possible the perusal of philosophic writings.
The comfort of the rich depends upon an abundant supply of the poor.
Nothing exists; even if something exists, nothing can be known about it; and even if something can be known about it, knowledge about it can't be communicated to others.
By examining the tongue of the patient, physicians find out the diseases of the body, and philosophers the diseases of the mind.
Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back.
Too many young folk have addiction to superficial things and not enough conviction for substantial things like justice, truth and love.
The world is not the most pleasant place.
Eventually, your parents leave you and nobody is going to go out of their way to protect you unconditionally. You need to learn to stand up for yourself and what you believe and sometimes, pardon my language, kick some ass.
A wise man, therefore, proportions his belief to the evidence.
Learning to live ought to mean learning to die - to acknowledge, to accept, an absolute mortality - without positive outcome,or resurrection, or redemption, for oneself or for anyone else. That has been the old philosophical injunction since Plato: to be a philosopher is to learn how to die.
Light, seeking light, doth light of light beguile
I have looked into most philosophical systems and I have seen that none will work without God.
If you chase two rabbits, you catch none.
Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex.
It is difficult to obtain the friendship of a cat.
It is a philosophical animal... one that does not place its affections thoughtlessly.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
Be careful when you fight the monsters, lest you become one.
A pessimist sees only the dark side of the clouds and mopes;
a philosopher sees both sides and shrugs; an optimist doesn't see the clouds at all - he's walking on them.
A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.
Nothing appears more surprising to those, who consider human affairs with a philosophical eye, than the easiness with which the many are governed by the few; and the implicit submission, with which men resign their own sentiments and passions to those of their rulers.
I am convinced that when Nietzsche came to Switzerland and went insane, it was not because of venereal disease, though he did have this disease. Rather, it was because he understood that insanity was the only philosophic answer if the infinite-personal God does not exist.
I have made a ceaseless effort not to ridicule, not to bewail, not to scorn human actions, but to understand them.
The Christ within who is our hope of glory is not a matter of theological debate or philosophical speculation. He is not a hobby, a part-time project, a good theme for a book, or a last resort when all human effort fails. He is our life, the most real fact about us. He is the power and wisdom of God dwelling within us.
One can perfectly well philosophize while cooking supper.
But, lady, as women, what wisdom may be ours if not the philosophies of the kitchen? Lupercio Leonardo spoke well when he said: 'how well one may philosophize when preparing dinner.' And I often say, when observing these trivial details: had Aristotle prepared vituals [sic], he would have written more.