# Your Favourite Philosophy Quote

Discussion in 'General Philosophy' started by RickyH, Feb 20, 2006.

1. ### RickyHValued Senior Member

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Post your favourtie philosophy quote. Basic stuff, so lets try not to get off topic.

Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.

Aristotle

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.

Plato

Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.

Plato, The Republic

Evil is a point of view. God kills indiscriminately and so shall we. For no creatures under God are as we are, none so like him as ourselves.

Anne Rice, Interview with a Vampire

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3. ### TnerbBannedBanned

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what matters most must never be at hte mercy of that which matters least
goethe
(i thin it was worded this way)

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5. ### iamBannedBanned

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Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.

Confucious

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted

Einstein

Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws

Plato

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on

churchill

People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid

Kierkegaard

It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.

Ghandi

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7. ### RickyHValued Senior Member

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I do not see how this is off topic. You're simply asking if he has any favourite quotes from a woman. I see nothing wrong with this. Women have great quotes.

Anne Frank:

Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.

8. ### TheAlphaWolfRegistered Senior Member

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I love quotes.
remember, wiki___ ROCKS. Wiki___ includes http://www.wikiquote.org/ , which also rocks... maybe not as much as wikipedia, but it still rocks.
There are so many I can't even begin. Many on the religion, atheism, agnosticism, intelligence, etc. are great.

Only the shallow know themselves.
oscar wilde
There is a grandeur in this view of life...-Darwin
Stupiditiy is beyond my level of understanding-me
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former-einstein
no single raindrop believes it is to blame for the flood- I forgot... lol
man, why did you have to make this a PHILOSOPHY quote? :-/ Those count right?

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10. ### TnerbBannedBanned

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read my pm to you, iam

11. ### TnerbBannedBanned

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i will not agree to a woman... not if she is not on my side
(thus all the deleted posts.) i have a sensitive side, weather or not you believe that

12. ### RickyHValued Senior Member

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All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusion is called a philosopher. ~Ambrose Bierce, Epigrams

Lol, well. I think that's good one

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13. ### TnerbBannedBanned

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ricky:

here is a good addition to such a thought. iam i am sorry: offically. i hate my pigheadedness thoughts about the viciousness of women, and am trying to presently work on finding the truth to how women are sincere as well

"When lost without knowing what normal is any more, it is incumbent upon the searcher to draw an average and use that as a guideline to what this so called normality is, for with out a stick to measure things from we are truly lost." ~ Anon

14. ### iamBannedBanned

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Two favorite quotes of Helen Keller

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt within the heart.

There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his.

15. ### ClockwoodYou Forgot PolandRegistered Senior Member

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'There is no statement so absurd that no philosopher will make it.' ~Cicero

16. ### RickyHValued Senior Member

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Sticks and stones break bones, words motivate me.

-Gucci Mane

Yea, rap.

17. ### HapsburgHellenistic polytheistValued Senior Member

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"Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. This inaliable law applies to both god and man."
-Lord Acton, 18th Century.

"In the beginning, the universe was created. this is now widely regarded as a bad move."
-???, ???

18. ### stretcheda junkie's broken promiseValued Senior Member

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"Whether it rains, or whether it shines, were going to have weather, whether or not."

Alfred E Neuman

19. ### waterthe seaRegistered Senior Member

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The aristocratic rebel, since he has enough to eat, must have other causes of discontent.

--Bertrand Russell in "The History of Western Philosophy"

20. ### HapsburgHellenistic polytheistValued Senior Member

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"If the prefix 'pro-(good)' and the prefix 'con-(bad)' are opposites, does this mean that 'progress' is the opposite of 'congress'?"
-my friend, Graham, 2:15 PM today.

"If 'poly-' mean 'many' what do you get when you add 'ticks' to that prefix? Politics!"
-same person, one minute later.

21. ### kziglu_beyRegistered Member

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"Traim ca sa cuprindem totul
si sa ne pierdem intr-o zi.
Un Dumnezeu adanc, albastru
e marea-n care vom pieri."
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"We live to find out all there is
and to fade away some day.
A God so deep and blues
the see in wich we fall and sink away."

its a cool poem by Lucian Blaga. the translation is mine.

22. ### glaucontending tangentiallyRegistered Senior Member

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"For a philosopher, there can be no greater sadness than to observe people quoting philosophy while mistaking this act for philosophizing."

Me, every day since this thread began.

23. ### RickyHValued Senior Member

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Since when have philosophers not shared beliefs and certain interests.