Philosophy and Ethics, Add Famous Quotes

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    All rejection and negation indicates a deficiency in fertility: fundamentally, if only we were good plowland we would allow nothing to go unused, and in every thing, event, and person we would welcome manure, rain, or sunshine.
    - Friedrich Nietzsche
     
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    “There be three things which make a nation great and prosperous: a fertile soil, busy workshops, easy conveyance for men and goods from place to place”
    Francis Bacon, Sr.
     
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    "I have been asked many questions in my life about poetry, religion, life, and I have given precisely the same number of answers, but I have never, I repeat, never, satisfied a single interlocuter. Why? Because all questioning is a way of avoiding the real answer, which, as Zen tells us, is really known already. Every man is enlightened, but wishes he wasn’t. Every man knows he must love his enemies, and sell all he has and give to the poor, but he doesn’t wish to know it—so he asks questions." ---R. H. BLYTH
     
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    An old Hasidic rabbi asked his pupils how to tell when night ended and the morning began, which is the time for certain holy prayers.
    “Is it when you see an animal in the distance and know whether it’s a sheep or a dog?”
    “No,” the rabbi answered.
    “Is it when you can look at a tree and tell whether it’s a fig tree or a pear tree?”
    “No,” the rabbi answered again.
    After a few more tries, the pupils said, “Then tell us, what is it?”
    “It is when you can look on the face of any man or woman and know that they are your sister or brother. Until then, it is still night.”
    ---Hasidic Mondo
     
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    "Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity."
    Horace Mann, address at Antioch College, 1859
    US educator (1796 - 1859)
     
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    Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
    Albert Einstein
     
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    My choice is what I choose to do if im causin no harm it shouldn't bother you
    Your choice is who you choose to be if your causin no harm your alright with me.
    Ben Harper :D
     
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    "You need not leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. You need not even listen, simply wait, just learn to become quiet, and still, and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked. It has no choice; it will roll in ecstasy at your feet."
    – “Senses” Franz Kafka
     
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    But you are proceeding upon the superstition that Moral Courage and a Hankering to Learn the Truth are ingredients in the human being's makeup. Your premises being wild and foolish, you naturally and properly get wild and foolish results. If you will now reform, and in future proceed upon the sane and unchallengeable hypothesis that those two ingredients are on vacation in our race, and have been from the start, you will be able to account for some things which seem to puzzle you now.
    S. Clemens
    (Mark Twain)
    https://www.twainquotes.com/quotesatoz.html
     
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    "You can tell a mans' intelligence by the health of his horse"

    Wendell Berry
     
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    Re: Philosophy and Ethics, Add Famous Quotes

    Sorry I started a quotes thread too.
    I'll see if we can combine them?
     
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    A few of my favorites and I dont appologise for my antiwar sentiments :D frosty :lol:


    Man has no right to kill his brother. It is no excuse that he does so in uniform: he only adds the infamy of servitude to the crime of murder." Shelley



    I have examined Man’s wonderful inventions. And I tell you that in the arts
    of life man invents nothing; but in the arts of death he outdoes Nature
    herself, and produces by chemistry and machinery all the slaughter of
    plague, pestilence, and famine. -- George Bernard Shaw. Man and Superman.

    There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self."
    Aldous Huxley

    Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding."
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
     
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    "Peace is the cessation of againstness"
    IIWP - Institute for Individual & World Peace
     
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    All religions are unstable mixtures of truth and error.
    Ghandi
     
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    If a country is governed wisely,
    its inhabitants will be content.
    They enjoy the labor of their hands
    and don't waste time inventing
    labor-saving machines.
    Since they dearly love their homes,
    they aren't interested in travel.
    There may be a few wagons and boats,
    but these don't go anywhere.
    There may be an arsenal of weapons,
    but nobody ever uses them.
    People enjoy their food,
    take pleasure in being with their families,
    spend weekends working in their gardens,
    delight in the doings of the neighborhood.
    And even though the next country is so close
    that people can hear its roosters crowing and its dogs barking,
    they are content to die of old age
    without ever having gone to see it.

    The Tao Te Ching - Lao-tzu
    From a translation by S. Mitchell
     
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    I just had this link for a short video passed on to me. It's actually and advert for a DVD, but has a number of worthwhile thoughts in, and is worth a look:
    https://www.findingjoymovie.com/

    And another quote, from Eden Ahbez:
    "The greatest thing
    You'll ever learn
    Is just to love
    And be loved
    In return"
     
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    "...if we continue doing what we've always done, we'll keep getting what we've always had 'cause nothing changes if nothing changes..."
     
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    Another one from the great Ben Harper
    "herb the gift that's from the earth,and what's from the earth is of the greatest worth"
    8)
     
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    The opposite of a fact is falsehood,
    but the opposite of one profound truth
    may very well be another profound truth.

    Niels Bohr
    (translated from Danish, this is my favorite version of the concept)
     

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