Your Favourite Philosophy Quote

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  1. TheAlphaWolf Registered Senior Member

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    What IS philosophizing?
     
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  3. RickyH Valued Senior Member

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    Is that a rhetorical question?
     
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  5. Rosnet Philomorpher Registered Senior Member

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    Is <I>that</I> a rhetorical question?
     
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  7. water the sea Registered Senior Member

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    A shabby, dingy being this is then, this philosopher.
    And presumptous, as hell!
     
  8. glaucon tending tangentially Registered Senior Member

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    I never said anything to contradict that assertion.
     
  9. glaucon tending tangentially Registered Senior Member

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    LOL

    Please.

    Philosophy means 'love of wisdom'. Little if anything can be gained from inane spouting of quotable quotes.
     
  10. water the sea Registered Senior Member

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    Uh. Never underestimate the power of pretense.
     
  11. glaucon tending tangentially Registered Senior Member

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    There is no power in deception.
     
  12. water the sea Registered Senior Member

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    There is the power of deception.
     
  13. glaucon tending tangentially Registered Senior Member

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    That power only holds sway on those who choose to fall prey to it.
     
  14. water the sea Registered Senior Member

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    And those who don't know any better!
    Poor fools.
     
  15. Quantum Quack Life's a tease... Valued Senior Member

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    "A lie is only needed to hide the truth. It is only when we find our why the truth must be hidden that we can discover the truth about the lie"
    or something to that effect.

    And

    A problem is only a solution in disguise
     
  16. cole grey Hi Valued Senior Member

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    "It is easy enough to recognize a masterpiece after it has been carefully cleaned and beautifully framed and hung in a conspicuous place and certified by experts, but to stumble over it in a musty garret, covered with dust, to dig it out of a pile of junk and know it for a thing of beauty - only the connoisseur can do that."

    But Burton Stevenson, the man quoted above, wasn't a philosopher - so you ask me how is this a quote about philosophy? It isn't. It is a quote about a process of philosophizing Glaucon needs to learn. A philosopher, picking through this thread can react to it, think about it, refute it, or integrate it into their ideas, and that is philosophizing.

    The thread is analogous to the musty garret described above, the philosopher analogous to the connoisseur. And, better than the connoisseur, is the one who can regard philosophical quotes as piles of junk, even when some are cleaned and framed by the passing of time and fame, and interact impartially to them all.
     
  17. water the sea Registered Senior Member

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    I've been dreaming of that ever since I can remember.

    To find!
     
  18. stretched a junkie's broken promise Valued Senior Member

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    "If at first you don`t succeed ... so much for hanggliding!"

    Alfred E Nueman
     
  19. Hapsburg Hellenistic polytheist Valued Senior Member

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    "Murphy's Law- everything that can go wrong, will, at the worst time."

    "Jose's Law- Murphy was an optimist."
     
  20. Theoryofrelativity Banned Banned

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    wow so apt, I got kicked off a philosophy course for not agreeing with the philosophical teachings of some other philosopher dude and am similarly annoyed when trying to get into philosophical debate I'm met with a bunch of quotes, if I wanted the dead guys opinion I'd see a medium, I was asking for theirs!

    Anyway back to subject matter, my favourite quote written by me:

    I'll keep on running trying to be free, I'll keep on running till time catches up with me.
     
  21. iam Banned Banned

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    Just because you have an opinion doesn't discount the opinions of others past, present, and future. Some quotes are timeless and still can apply. Its called the sharing of knowledge.

    My quote: Half the battle of intelligence is honesty.
     
  22. Theoryofrelativity Banned Banned

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    I never said it did I?
     
  23. Quantum Quack Life's a tease... Valued Senior Member

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    The philosophy of denial:

    "I didn't do it"

    "The baby did it"
    "It wasn't me"

    ~Bart Simpson
     

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