There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.William Shakespeare Hamlet philosophy
Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.Plato philosophy
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-10 (visit:646) - Margaret Mead philosophy
It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them!Qusmo Qusmo 2012-08-28 (visit:819) - Friedrich Nietzsche philosophy
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:924) - Albert Camus philosophy
A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-08-22 (visit:860) - Albert Einstein philosophy
Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:791) - Frank Zappa philosophy
Simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world.
In the end
these things matter most:
How well did you love?
How fully did you live?
How deeply did you let go?
We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:642) - Richard Dawkins The God Delusion philosophy
The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-10 (visit:723) - Mark Twain philosophy
Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people we personally dislike.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-10 (visit:594) - Oscar Wilde An Ideal Husband philosophy
The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-08-21 (visit:616) - Plato philosophy
Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know.Lao Tzu Tao Teh Ching philosophy
I would believe only in a God that knows how to dance.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:727) - Friedrich Nietzsche philosophy
Let's think the unthinkable, let's do the undoable. Let us prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:672) - Douglas Adams Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency philosophy
When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:733) - Friedrich Nietzsche philosophy
An intellectual? Yes. And never deny it. An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself. I like this, because I am happy to be both halves, the watcher and the watched. "Can they be brought together?" This is a practical question. We must get down to it. "I despise intelligence" really means: "I cannot bear my doubts."Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:741) - Albert Camus philosophy
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-11 (visit:758) - Albert Einstein philosophy
Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-18 (visit:706) - Carl Sagan The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark philosophy
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-18 (visit:1943) - Ronald Reagan philosophy
If you win, you need not have to explain...If you lose, you should not be there to explain!Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-18 (visit:934) - Adolf Hitler philosophy
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them thinkQusmo Qusmo 2012-09-11 (visit:792) - Socrates philosophy
Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-10 (visit:731) - Isaac Asimov philosophy
The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is at all comprehensible.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-08-22 (visit:921) - Albert Einstein philosophy
"I shall look at you out of the corner of my eye, and you will say nothing. Words are the source of misunderstandings." -from the FoxQusmo Qusmo 2012-09-18 (visit:780) - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry The Little Prince philosophy
Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-08-21 (visit:676) - Babe Ruth philosophy
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:740) - Thomas Jefferson philosophy
Even if there is only one possible unified theory, it is just a set of rules and equations. What is it that breathes fire into the equations and makes a universe for them to describe? The usual approach of science of constructing a mathematical model cannot answer the questions of why there should be a universe for the model to describe. Why does the universe go to all the bother of existing?Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-18 (visit:715) - Stephen Hawking A Brief History of Time philosophy
No single event can awaken within us a stranger whose existence we had never suspected. To live is to be slowly born.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-18 (visit:620) - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Flight to Arras philosophy
When the people fear the government there is tyranny, when the government fears the people there is liberty.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-08-22 (visit:811) - Thomas Jefferson philosophy
Man is always prey to his truths. Once he has admitted them, he cannot free himself from them.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:706) - Albert Camus The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays philosophy
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-11 (visit:786) - Socrates philosophy
The journey is what brings us happiness not the destination.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:659) - Dan Millman Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives philosophy
Fault always lies in the same place: with him weak enough to lay blame.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-11 (visit:664) - Stephen King philosophy
Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.
Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-08-24 (visit:819) - Bruce Lee philosophy
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-08-22 (visit:701) - Thomas Jefferson philosophy
Stop feeling sorry for yourself and you will be happy.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-18 (visit:574) - Stephen Fry philosophy
Il est bien malaisé ... d'ôter à des insensés des chaînes qu'ils révèrent.
(It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.)Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-14 (visit:547) - Voltaire Le Dner Du Comte de Boulainvilliers. Par Mr. St. Hiacinte philosophy
I don't want to be a tree; I want to be its meaning.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-19 (visit:710) - Orhan Pamuk My Name is Red philosophy