Discussion in 'General Philosophy' started by RickyH, Feb 20, 2006.
I ask that every time I post.
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The question "why" is essentially the ultimate, the first, and the greatest philosophical quote because it embodies philosophy in and of itself. If we never asked "why does this work", "why is the sky blue", "why do birds fly and we don't", "why do I die if that red stuff comes out", and other such questions, we wouldn't know the answers. We would not have the knowledge that our species so lustily cares for and seeks after.
What was the first langauge, to use a word with the meaning "what"?
Probably whatever the hell cavemen spoke. They probably just made a quizzical gruntng sound, which evolved into "wuh", "what", and the modern day "What the fuck?".
If not that, it was probably Sumerian.
There are so many favourite Quotes but i love this one most by Will Durant:
India was the motherland of our race, and Sanskrit the mother of Europe's languages: she was the mother of our philosophy; mother, through the Arabs, of much of our mathematics; mother, through the Buddha, of the ideals embodied in Christianity; mother, through the village community, of self-government and democracy. Mother India is in many ways the mother of us all. Nothing should more deeply shame the modern student than the recency and inadequacy of his acquaintance with India....This is the India that patient scholarship is now opening up like a new intellectual continent to that Western mind which only yesterday thought civilization an exclusive Western thing.
:m: After reading Quotes of innumerous scientists and intellectuals of the world about Hinduism and India, now i feel Will Durant was so right. :m:
"There are only 2 things that are infinite, the Universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."
"I think therefore I am"
"Oh great philospher, have you solved the problem of procrastination?"
"Tomorrow, my student. I'm busy checking my email."
I'm pretty sure that's Douglas Adams from the Hitchhiker's Guide.
Sorry Graham, those quotes are old. Still good ones though.
Here's one of my favorites:
"Beer: the cause of, and solution to, all of lifes problems."
-Homer J. Simpson
Rational thought is interpretation according to a scheme which we cannot escape.
There are no moral phenomena at all, but only a moral interpretation of phenomena.
To be truthful means using the customary metaphors
- in moral terms, the obligation to lie according to fixed convention.
- Herr Doktor Professor Wilhelm Friedrich Nietzsche
Killjoy, these things themselfs are even dispensable. We shouldn't dwell on the bad either. We have to clear our minds. I can't stand when someone quotes some of nietzsche's quotes showing the prejudices of other people
You're engaging your fingers before your brain's in gear again...
Indeed I am a forrest and a night of dark trees
But those who can stand my darkness
Will also find rose covered slopes under my cypresses
And the little God whom girls love best
There he lies beside the well
With his eyes shut still
Nothing of great value was ever found in a crowd.
That quotation was from the hitch-hikers guide to the universe.
I hate it when people quote philosophy in a philosophical discussion, as if philosophy is a field filled with experts. Bah! If you don't have your own ideas, don't bother, I say. I always get into these bouts with my girlfriend, who insists on giving me something from Aristotle or Plato (she's very Catholic, and Catholics don't like any philosophers but the Greeks, so it's limited at that). The argument usually consists of me trying to get what she thinks on the subject out of her, but she has chosen to differ to some imaginary authority. So frustrating!
"If I am blind, need you strike a blind man across the face?"
- Denis Diderot
my favrite philosaphy is ether "beuty is in the eye of the beholder" or else its "treat others as youd like to be treater"
I think both qoutes have become very rarly used in daily life now-a-days
"It is not worth an intelligent man's time to be in the majority. By definition, there are already enough people to do that."
-- G. H. Hardy
"If you draw your sword, expect to draw some blood"
"You reap what you sow"
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