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Philosophy

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.

Aristotle

Strange is our situation here upon earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to divine a purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know that man is here for the sake of other men.

Albert Einstein

No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.

Aesop

Misery is almost always the result of thinking.

Joseph Joubert

Never confuse movement with action.

Ernest Hemingway

They understand but little who understands only what can be explained.

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

The supernatural is the natural not yet understood.

Elbert Hubbard

The fewer our wants, the nearer we resemble the gods.

Socrates

The law is reason, free from passion.

Aristotle

He is able who thinks he is able.

Buddha

There is only one proof of ability - action.

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.

Philip Chesterfield

You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.

Albert Camus

The way out of trouble is never as simple as the way in.

Edgar Watson Howe

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

Confucius

However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?

Buddha

Nothing is great or little otherwise than by comparison.

Johnathan Swift

The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different.

Aldous Huxley

Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is.

Albert Camus

It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.

Confucius

In nature we never see anything isolated, but everything in connection with something else which is before it, beside it, under it and over it.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

One can be the master of what one does, but never of what one feels.

Gustave Flaubert

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.

Buddha

Real is what can be measured.

Max Planck

The man of power is ruined by power, the man of money by money, the submissive man by subservience, the pleasure seeker by pleasure.

Hermann Hesse

Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.

Aesop

Tolerance is another word for indifference.

William Somerset Maugham

The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.

Arthur Schopenhauer

A man`s worth has its season, like fruit.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Change alone is unchanging.

Heraclitus

The environment is everything that isn`t me.

Albert Einstein

As a remedy to life in society I would suggest the big city. Nowadays, it is the only desert within our means.

Albert Camus

Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.

Epicurus

Justice is a temporary thing that must at last come to an end; but the conscience is eternal and will never die.

Martin Luther

Every positive value has its price in negative terms... the genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima.

Pablo Picasso

The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.

Buddha

To doubt everything or to believe everything are two equally convenient solutions; both dispense with the necessity of reflection.

Jules Henri Poincare

As for me, I know that I know nothing, but others know still less.

Socrates

To be content with little is difficult; to be content with much impossible.

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes.

Buddha

Know one knows whether death, which people fear to be the greatest evil, may not be the greatest good.

Plato

Common sense is genius dressed in his working clothes.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Man spends his life in reasoning on the past, in complaining of the present, in fearing future.

Antoine de Rivarol

If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.

Buddha

It is a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.

William Somerset Maugham

The best is the enemy of the good.

Voltaire

The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves, but in our attitude towards them.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Facts are the enemy of truth.

Miguel de Cervantes

Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing wonder and awe - the starry sky above me and the moral law within me.

Immanuel Kant

The false is nothing but an imitation of the true.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Better late than never.

Titus Livius

Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal.

Arthur Schopenhauer

It`s not because things are difficult that we dare not venture. It`s because we dare not venture that they are difficult.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The hardest thing of all is to find a black cat in a dark room, especially if there is no cat.

Confucius

What is simple is wrong, and what is complicated cannot be understood.

Paul Valery

All generalizations are false, including this one.

Blaise Pascal

To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.

Jean Paul Sartre

The true test of a civilization is not the census, nor the size of the cities, nor the crops - no, but the kind of man the country turns out.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

Buddha

There is nothing permanent except change.

Heraclitus

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.

Albert Einstein

If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher`s stone.

Benjamin Franklin

Boredom is a vital problem for the moralist, since at least half of the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it.

Bertrand Russell

Maybe this world is another planet`s hell.

Aldous Huxley

Since we cannot know all that there is to be known about anything, we ought to know a little about everything.

Blaise Pascal

Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.

Denis Diderot

The secret of man`s being is not only to live, but to have something to live for.

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky

To endure uncertainty is difficult, but so are most of the other virtues.

Bertrand Russell

You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger.

Buddha

One must always hope when one is desperate, and doubt when one hopes.

Gustave Flaubert

We do not know what we want and yet we are responsible for what we are - that is the fact.

Jean Paul Sartre

The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it.

Arthur Schopenhauer

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is. I believe in the latter.

Albert Einstein

Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.

Martin Luther

All things appear and disappear because of the concurrence of causes and conditions. Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else.

Buddha

We can not stop wishing our wishes.

Arthur Schopenhauer

 

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