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In the strange dreams of man, there are stories that are unknowingly being built by them. Mine are among the billions that remain untold.
There is only one song I will ever write and it will be about the world I do not know.
If life is going to exist in a Universe of this size, then the one thing it cannot afford to have is a sense of proportion.
Religion is but a book; it is your own self and the decisions you make that form goodness and badness.
Although a lot of my work on the mind has been rather abstract and philosophical, I'm interested in psychology and neuroscience and I don't think there are any principled distinctions between the kind of knowledge we get from science and the knowledge we get from philosophy.
I am a rock in a sea of despair and yearning. Take hold of me and together we may form an island of hope and plenty.
You can only exclude it on philosophical grounds. In my view there is absolutely nothing wrong in that. What I want to bring into the open is the fact that we are using philosophical criteria in choosing our models. A lot of cosmology tries to hide that.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Live as brave men; and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts.
You can do everything, but you can’t do everything well.
Love thy god and family, distrust politicians and use every minute of your time to progress towards your goals and you just might survive our twisted, cheating and greedy human world.
The grandeur of a philosophy does not certify its truth.
Lailah Gifty Akita
If you begin to ask questions, you will find the answers.
What you discover in a democracy is that it is difficult to build a house when each nail has an opinion.
Nothing in the world is more distasteful to a man than to follow the path that leads to himself.
I can’t think of a more philosophical time in a person’s life than when they are children. It’s the one time when ideas are really beautiful and amazing and all-encompassing. They are life.
Duop Chak Wuol
The world does not work for hypocrisy. It works for humanity.
Make thought a whirlwind.
We cannot pass our guardian angel's bounds, resigned or sullen, he will hear our sighs.
I still lack a political, religious and philosophical world view - I change it every month - and so I'll have to limit myself to descriptions of how my heroes love, marry, give birth, die, and how they speak.
The sense that the meaning of the universe had evaporated was what seemed to escape those who welcomed Darwin as a benefactor of mankind. Nietzsche considered that evolution presented a correct picture of the world, but that it was a disastrous picture. His philosophy was an attempt to produce a new world-picture which took Darwinism into account but was not nullified by it.
She was starting to think that it might be fun to be in control of the universe.
In our lives, people come and go, no matter how much we wish they didn’t.
In the life of mathematics two plus two makes four; but in the mathematics of life two and two can make five or even three sometimes
We will change the world together.
Anti-Semitism has no historical, political and certainly no philosophical origins. Anti-Semitism is a disease.
Czymś niebywale przypadkowym i bezplanowym jest takie zbiorowisko domów, podwórz, placów, skwerów, ogrodów i ogródków. Właściwie z miasta zna się tylko niewielki procent odkrytych dla oka przechodnia powierzchni "komunalnych", perspektyw ulic obramionych schodkowatą linią fasad domów i jest się zaskoczonym, kiedy jakieś sprawy zaprowadzą w środku znanego kręgu budowli na jakieś podwórze lub piętro, gdzie pojawia się przed zdumionymi oczami egzotyka niewidzianego nigdy z ulicy miejsca. To tak jak ze znanymi twarzami, które kryją za sobą czeluście dziwaczne i frapujące, kiedy przez kaprys przypadku znajdziemy się poza ich zwykłym dniem.
And thou wilt give thyself relief, if thou doest every act of thy life as if it were the last.
In philosophical inquiry, the human spirit, imitating the movement of the stars, must follow a curve which brings it back to its point of departure. To conclude is to close a circle.
Men and women are not free to love decently until they have analyzed themselves completely and swept away every mystery from sex; and this means the acquisition of a profound philosophical theory based on wide reading of anthropology and enlightened practice.
Manipulation is the most powerful and therefore is the deadliest of all weapons.
To abstain from sin when one can no longer sin is to be forsaken by sin, not to forsake it.
Are you dying?" Cato lit his cigarette. "It's not acute, perhaps, but we're all dying, Harry.
Only when we see the full pictures, can we truly understand our whole story.
From an atom to The Milky Way to The Cosmos itself, the perspectives of size is the greatest thought of immense confounding complexity.
My activities have never had anything to do with the idea of becoming famous or achieving success. I have always been concerned with getting people to listen to me. In everything I do ... my aim is to make people listen. I want to communicate the things that I love and in which I believe, because I think that people can derive a general benefit from them. What I really want is success in a philosophical sense: I want people to grasp something of the ideas and hopes which I express in painting.
If you believe something to be simple, that either means you do not have enough knowledge of it or you are ignorant to its complexity.
We need thinkers in this world of ours, just as we need dreamers, pragmatists, doers, and people who are kind and loving. So many things around us are the result of people who invented, thought hard about what would make life better, thought about what democracy looks like, thought about how we want to live.
A categorical imperative would be one which represented an action as objectively necessary in itself, without reference to any other purpose.
I shall assume that your silence gives consent.
The ultimate philosophical challenge is to reveal the ontology of God.
My faith is strongest when the night sky is clear.
Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope.
Sadly, I know not clearly of the subject of physics. Instead, I learn of the complex human nature, the epic mind, The Grand Cosmos, and the unknownness beyond the edge of The Cosmos known as The Universe.
Man never legislates,but destinies and accidents,happening in all sorts of ways,legislate in all sorts of ways.
One of the characteristics of the university is that it is made up of professors who train professors, or professionals training professionals. Education was this no longer directed toward people who were to be educated with a view to become fully developed human beings, but to specialists, in other that they might learn how to train other specialists. This is the danger of "Scholasticism," that philosophical tendency which began to be sketched at the end of antiquity, developed in the Middle Ages, and whose presence is still recognizable in philosophy today.
It’s a funny thing in this world that one’s thought of failure is another’s thought of success.
Philosophical problems arise when language goes on holiday
The experimentalists think that we can only get at our concepts by way of empirical investigation, while the armchair philosophers think that we can skip the experiments and figure things out from our armchairs. What they have in common, however, is regarding our concepts as the targets of philosophical theorising, and I just don't think that, in the vast majority of cases, the subject matter of philosophy has our concepts as its target.
I shall conquer the worlds of this world.
Two Chinamen visiting Europe went to the theatre for the first time. One of them occupied himself with trying to understand the theatrical machinery, which he succeeded in doing. The other, despite his ignorance of the language, sought to unravel the meaning of the play. The former is like the astronomer, the latter the philosopher.