Philosophy

Vegetarian Ideal


Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth
as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.
- Albert Einstein

Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world. - Howard Zinn

COMPASSION

Affirmation of life is the spiritual act by which man ceases to live thoughtlessly and begins to devote himself to his life
with reverence in order to give it true value.
— Albert Schweitzer

9/20/2015

Philosophical Quotes



Deep within man dwell those slumbering powers; powers that would astonish him, that he never dreamed of possessing; forces that would revolutionize his life if aroused and put into action.
Orison Swett Marden


I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
Isaac Newton


If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.
Isaac Newton


A good memory is one trained to forget the trivial.
Clifton Fadiman


The latter part of a wise man's life is taken up in curing the follies, prejudices, and false opinions he had contracted in the former.
Jonathan Swift


Natural wealth is limited and easily obtained; the wealth defined by vain fancies is always beyond .
reach
Epicurus


The moral flabbiness born of the bitch-goddess Success, that - with the squalid cash interpretation put on the word success - is our national disease.
William James
1906


Sob, heavy world,
Sob as you spin,
Mantled in mist,
remote from the happy.
W.H. Auden
The Age of Anxiety
1947


We need some imaginative stimulus, some impossible ideal such as may shape vague hope, and transform it into effective desire, to carry us year after year, without disgust, through the routine work which is so large a part of life.
Walter Pater
1885


To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
Elbert Hubbard


In the factory we make cosmetics; in the store we sell hpe.
Charles Revson


Statistically, the probability of any of us being here is so small that you'd think the mere fact of existing would keep us all in a contented dazzlement of surprise.
Lewis Thomas




In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
Albert Camus


Every situation - nay, every moment - is of infinite worth; for it is the representative of a whole eternity.
Goethe




I am in the present. I cannot know what tomorrow will bring forth. I can know only what the truth is for me today.That is what I am called upon to serve, and I serve it in all lucidity.
Igor Stravinsky
1936




To the dull mind nature is leaden. To the illumined mind the whole world sparkles with light.
Emerson


Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work.
Mark Twain


A short saying often contains much wisdom.
Sophocles


Worth begets in base minds, envy; in great souls, emulation.
Henry Fielding
1707 - 1754


Wise men appreciate all men, for they see the good in each and know how hard it is to make anything good.
Baltasar Gracian
1647


Got no check books, got no banks.
Still I'd like to express my thanks--
I got the sun in the mornin'
and the moon at night.
Irving Berlin


Let us be thankful for the fools; but for them the rest of us could not succeed.
Mark Twain


Believe nothing, no matter where you read it - even if I have said it - unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
Buddha


To see a world in a grain of sand
And heaven in a wild flower,
To hold infinity
in the palm of your hand,
And Eternity in an hour.
William Blake




Be not simply good; be good for something.
Thoreau


Great minds have purposes, others have wishes.
Washington Irving


In life, as in football, you won't go far unless you know where the goalposts are.
Arnold Glasow


The highest prize of life, the crowning fortune of a man, is to be born with a bias to some pursuit which finds him in employment and happiness.
Emerson


Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius,power and magic in it.
Goethe


Forget goals. Value the process.
Jim Bouton


Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.
R. Tagore


He is his own best friend, and takes delight bin privacy; whereas the man of no virtue or ability is his own worst enemy and is afraid of solitude.
Aristotle


For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice.
John Burroughs


Study: concentration of the mind on whatever will ultimately put something in your pocket.
Elbert Hubbard


The successful people are the ones who can think up things for the rest of the world to keep buy at.
Don Marquis


First, have a definite, clear, practical ideal - a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends - wisdom, money, materials and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.
Aristotle


It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn.
B.C. Forbes


Gardens are not made by singing "Oh, how beautiful," and sitting in the shade.
Rudyard Kipling


Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which she or he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington


If have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.
Isaac Newton



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