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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby FreeSpirit99 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:14 pm

"It was during the years of my lowest vitality that I ceased to be a pessimist. The instinct of self-preservation forbade me a philosophy of poverty and discouragement. As it were, that is how those years appear to me now. I soon discovered life anew…including myself. I turned my will to health, to life, into a philosophy ... into the will to power.”

-Nietzsche
"'I...am a wanderer and a mountain climber' Zarathustra said to his heart. 'What returns, what finally comes home to me is my own self. Alas, I have begun my loneliest walk, but whomever is of my kind cannot escape the hour...the hour which says to him, only now are you going your way to greatness.'"
-"Thus Spake Zarathustra"

"It was during the years of my lowest vitality that I ceased to be a pessimist. The instinct of self-restoration forbade me a philosophy of poverty and discouragement. As it were, that is how those years appear to me now. I soon discovered life anew…including myself. I turned my will to health, to life, into a philosophy ... into the will to power.”
-Nietzsche

"If you want a safe compass to guide you through life, and to banish all doubt as to the right way of looking at it, you cannot do better than accustom yourself to regard this world as a penitentiary, a sort of penal colony."
-Schopenhauer
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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby Orbie » Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:56 pm

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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby Arcturus Descending » Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:08 pm

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
–Lao Tzu

Hot Damn! :lol:
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If I thought that everything I did was determined by my circumstancse and my psychological condition, I would feel trapped.


What we take ourselves to be doing when we think about what is the case or how we should act is something that cannot be reconciled with a reductive naturalism, for reasons distinct from those that entail the irreducibility of consciousness. It is not merely the subjectivity of thought but its capacity to transcend subjectivity and to discover what is objectively the case that presents a problem....Thought and reasoning are correct or incorrect in virtue of something independent of the thinker's beliefs, and even independent of the community of thinkers to which he belongs.

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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby turtle » Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:05 pm

Arcturus Descending wrote:When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
–Lao Tzu

Hot Damn! :lol:

I love that
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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby Arcturus Descending » Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:29 pm

turtle wrote:
Arcturus Descending wrote:When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
–Lao Tzu

Hot Damn! :lol:

I love that

:lol: What he said or what I responded?

That is soooooooo true though - the things which I read that give me the *shivers* are the things which I need to hear, which are truth (for me).
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If I thought that everything I did was determined by my circumstancse and my psychological condition, I would feel trapped.


What we take ourselves to be doing when we think about what is the case or how we should act is something that cannot be reconciled with a reductive naturalism, for reasons distinct from those that entail the irreducibility of consciousness. It is not merely the subjectivity of thought but its capacity to transcend subjectivity and to discover what is objectively the case that presents a problem....Thought and reasoning are correct or incorrect in virtue of something independent of the thinker's beliefs, and even independent of the community of thinkers to which he belongs.

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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby turtle » Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:32 pm

Arcturus Descending wrote:
turtle wrote:
Arcturus Descending wrote:When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
–Lao Tzu

Hot Damn! :lol:

I love that

:lol: What he said or what I responded?

That is soooooooo true though - the things which I read that give me the *shivers* are the things which I need to hear, which are truth (for me).

you figure it out arc...duh
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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby Arcturus Descending » Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:56 pm

you figure it out arc...duh

Is duh an acronym for something? :lol:

Thank you. I will and I love that.
And what you just said - might come just a wee bit closer to a god that I might believe in if I wasn't agnostic..."you figure it out". Now that would be a god who actually values what it is which was created, in my book.
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If I thought that everything I did was determined by my circumstancse and my psychological condition, I would feel trapped.


What we take ourselves to be doing when we think about what is the case or how we should act is something that cannot be reconciled with a reductive naturalism, for reasons distinct from those that entail the irreducibility of consciousness. It is not merely the subjectivity of thought but its capacity to transcend subjectivity and to discover what is objectively the case that presents a problem....Thought and reasoning are correct or incorrect in virtue of something independent of the thinker's beliefs, and even independent of the community of thinkers to which he belongs.

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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby turtle » Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:01 pm

Arcturus Descending wrote:
you figure it out arc...duh

Is duh an acronym for something? :lol:

Thank you. I will and I love that.
And what you just said - might come just a wee bit closer to a god that I might believe in if I wasn't agnostic..."you figure it out". Now that would be a god who actually values what it is which was created, in my book.


arc--I think we are closer than you think....which is nice
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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby Arcturus Descending » Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:33 pm

Oh, I know that we are little reptile. I just stop "before" belief.
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If I thought that everything I did was determined by my circumstancse and my psychological condition, I would feel trapped.


What we take ourselves to be doing when we think about what is the case or how we should act is something that cannot be reconciled with a reductive naturalism, for reasons distinct from those that entail the irreducibility of consciousness. It is not merely the subjectivity of thought but its capacity to transcend subjectivity and to discover what is objectively the case that presents a problem....Thought and reasoning are correct or incorrect in virtue of something independent of the thinker's beliefs, and even independent of the community of thinkers to which he belongs.

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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby turtle » Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:36 pm

Arcturus Descending wrote:Oh, I know that we are little reptile. I just stop "before" belief.

arc please look at the father god post....you can make up something you believe in and call it a god...most people will not accept this but who gives a ------
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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby Helandhighwater » Mon Dec 02, 2013 4:31 pm

"The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy."

Albert Camus.

"Camus can do but Sartre is smartre."

Homer Simpson.
"smoke me a kipper Skipper I'll be back for Breakfast."

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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby Ierrellus » Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:00 pm

Helandhighwater wrote:"The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy."

Albert Camus.

"Camus can do but Sartre is smartre."

Homer Simpson.


See. You can give good posts. See my poem on Sisyphus. I had not read Camus when I wrote it.
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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby quantum » Sat Dec 20, 2014 4:22 pm

I din't do anything - Bill clinton.

I did , what all I could do - G.W. BUSH

We can do . together .... YES WE CAN - OBAMA

WHAT TO DO ? - Next president

Nothing is left to do ! - Future president
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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby Arcturus Descending » Sat Dec 20, 2014 4:39 pm

There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
~Anaïs Nin


Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves. ~Henry David Thoreau
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If I thought that everything I did was determined by my circumstancse and my psychological condition, I would feel trapped.


What we take ourselves to be doing when we think about what is the case or how we should act is something that cannot be reconciled with a reductive naturalism, for reasons distinct from those that entail the irreducibility of consciousness. It is not merely the subjectivity of thought but its capacity to transcend subjectivity and to discover what is objectively the case that presents a problem....Thought and reasoning are correct or incorrect in virtue of something independent of the thinker's beliefs, and even independent of the community of thinkers to which he belongs.

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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby Arcturus Descending » Sat Dec 20, 2014 4:39 pm

Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.
~St. Augustine
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If I thought that everything I did was determined by my circumstancse and my psychological condition, I would feel trapped.


What we take ourselves to be doing when we think about what is the case or how we should act is something that cannot be reconciled with a reductive naturalism, for reasons distinct from those that entail the irreducibility of consciousness. It is not merely the subjectivity of thought but its capacity to transcend subjectivity and to discover what is objectively the case that presents a problem....Thought and reasoning are correct or incorrect in virtue of something independent of the thinker's beliefs, and even independent of the community of thinkers to which he belongs.

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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby turtle » Sat Dec 20, 2014 6:27 pm

Arcturus Descending wrote:Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.
~St. Augustine


does the word men include women
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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby Arcturus Descending » Sat Dec 20, 2014 6:37 pm

turtle wrote:
Arcturus Descending wrote:Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.
~St. Augustine


does the word men include women


I'm not sure, little reptile. He might have been a bit patriarchal or simply focused on his own past.
BUT, men does include all of humanity in my book.
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If I thought that everything I did was determined by my circumstancse and my psychological condition, I would feel trapped.


What we take ourselves to be doing when we think about what is the case or how we should act is something that cannot be reconciled with a reductive naturalism, for reasons distinct from those that entail the irreducibility of consciousness. It is not merely the subjectivity of thought but its capacity to transcend subjectivity and to discover what is objectively the case that presents a problem....Thought and reasoning are correct or incorrect in virtue of something independent of the thinker's beliefs, and even independent of the community of thinkers to which he belongs.

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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby Rilx » Thu Jan 15, 2015 3:45 pm

In the life, there are no solutions. There are forces in motion. Those must be created, and the solutions follow.

Dans la vie, il n'y a pas de solutions. Il'y a des forces en marche. I faut les créer, et les solutions suivent.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, "Vol de Nuit"
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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby Arcturus Descending » Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:35 pm

“Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Manon, Ballerina

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If I thought that everything I did was determined by my circumstancse and my psychological condition, I would feel trapped.


What we take ourselves to be doing when we think about what is the case or how we should act is something that cannot be reconciled with a reductive naturalism, for reasons distinct from those that entail the irreducibility of consciousness. It is not merely the subjectivity of thought but its capacity to transcend subjectivity and to discover what is objectively the case that presents a problem....Thought and reasoning are correct or incorrect in virtue of something independent of the thinker's beliefs, and even independent of the community of thinkers to which he belongs.

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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby Percarus » Tue Apr 14, 2015 4:28 am

Well, it is a bit hard singling out a good philosophical quote that will inspire, so instead I will include a link to an eBook with many such quotes @ http://bookbooster.com/newage.htm

But being creative and spontaneous maybe I will just type something inspirational here right now. "Never let your fear decide your fate..." This bears direct relevance to me because since December 2013, after an accidental mega overdose after fourteen days of no sleep (one does not think straight after that many days with no rest that they will try anything to go to sleep), and having survived a near death incident as a result, I was diagnosed with anxiety/panic attack disorder as a result of the side effect of what I swallowed. This has seemingly impeded my work path and career but I persevered. I continue to work in high pressure situations and by some miracle that I cannot explain I have not failed in any of my duties as of yet the last 10 months I have been at the job. I cannot let the sheer extreme fear and terror of a panic attack (which lasts for three hours) get to me and I am still hopeful that with time my thyroid gland will revert back to normal and anxiety + panic attacks will become something of the past. Having anxiety happen at random intervals is rather disturbing but the minute I let my fear of a relapse take control of my life then that is the day I might as well call it game over, finito, fim, the end! So I persevere with the occasional erratic ludicrous thoughts and try my best not to take centre stage in things because fame in itself triggers my anxiety (which by the way is almost crippling).

So, having said all that, here are some quotes typed at the spur of the moment:
"Treasure routines because one day you may find out that you have none."
"Don't be a show off because undesired attention could be unpleasant."
"Never give up on attaining your uttermost passion for a man/woman without values is worse off than a criminal with passion."
"Cherish friendships of old because as time passes encapsulating moments long gone are luxuries few attain."
"Love with purpose, love with passion, love with reason, and if it fits an idealised notion than thou are blessed indeed."

I could go on forever typing quotes...

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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby Arcturus Descending » Sat Apr 18, 2015 4:32 pm

“So we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?”
― Hunter S. Thompson
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If I thought that everything I did was determined by my circumstancse and my psychological condition, I would feel trapped.


What we take ourselves to be doing when we think about what is the case or how we should act is something that cannot be reconciled with a reductive naturalism, for reasons distinct from those that entail the irreducibility of consciousness. It is not merely the subjectivity of thought but its capacity to transcend subjectivity and to discover what is objectively the case that presents a problem....Thought and reasoning are correct or incorrect in virtue of something independent of the thinker's beliefs, and even independent of the community of thinkers to which he belongs.

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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby quantum » Wed Apr 29, 2015 1:39 pm

I will smile,
some korean song.

video is fine too!
watch it on youtube.
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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby Zoot Allures » Sat Jun 20, 2015 4:11 am

I am the only person in the world I should like to know thoroughly.

My own business always bores me to death; I prefer other people's.

I have nothing to declare except my genius.

I live constantly in the fear of not being misunderstood.

If you don't get everything you want, think of the things you don't get that you don't want.

- Oscar Wilde
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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby Arcturus Descending » Sat Jun 20, 2015 6:19 pm

I wake to sleep,
and take my waking slow.
I feel my fate in what I cannot fear.
I learn by going where I have to go.
Theodore Roethke
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If I thought that everything I did was determined by my circumstancse and my psychological condition, I would feel trapped.


What we take ourselves to be doing when we think about what is the case or how we should act is something that cannot be reconciled with a reductive naturalism, for reasons distinct from those that entail the irreducibility of consciousness. It is not merely the subjectivity of thought but its capacity to transcend subjectivity and to discover what is objectively the case that presents a problem....Thought and reasoning are correct or incorrect in virtue of something independent of the thinker's beliefs, and even independent of the community of thinkers to which he belongs.

Thomas Nagel


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