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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2015 6:22 pm
by Arcturus Descending
Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.

Khalil Gibran

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2015 6:24 pm
by Arcturus Descending
An untempted woman cannot boast of her chastity.

Michel de Montaigne

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 5:22 pm
by Zoot Allures
How did it go, I can't remember.

A modest god would not want praise, and a vain god would not deserve it.

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 6:40 pm
by Arcturus Descending
Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold. ~
Leo Tolstoy





Truth is a great flirt.
~Franz Liszt



oh how observant Liszt was.

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2015 1:15 am
by Zoot Allures
I'm scrolling a thread at a forum where a bunch of hyper-european hardons are all sitting around the campfire bashing the middle east and then suddenly I see this:

Phoneutria wrote:Have you any idea of how much philosophy, mathematics, astronomy, medicine, economy, etc, was brought to us by the muslim world? They were dressing themselves in silk before europeans even knew better than to get off their horses to take a shit.


... and I almost fell out of my chair. You know that sound when the record player needle scratches across the record. That's what I heard. I'm still wiping off the coffee I spit all my computer screen.

It's not just that the comment was funny, but the entire context in which it was said. You literally see everybody drop their beers and stare at her in silence. Oh my god that was funny.

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:09 am
by Mr Reasonable

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 3:57 pm
by Arcturus Descending
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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:12 pm
by Arcturus Descending
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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 6:28 pm
by Arcturus Descending
Today as always, men fall into two groups: slaves and free men. Whoever does not have two-thirds of his day for himself, is a slave, whatever he may be: a statesman, a businessman, an official, or a scholar.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche





“He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying. ”
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 7:28 pm
by MagsJ
mr reasonable wrote:This dude was a beast.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alhazen

The Ancients and prior (and not the Classicists) gave us the foundation for modern Politics and The Sciences etc., which the Classicists tailored to suit their needs later on.

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 10:13 pm
by Zoot Allures
"I'm now making myself as scummy as I can. Why? I want to be a poet, and I'm working at turning myself into a seer. You won't understand any of this, and I'm almost incapable of explaining it to you. The idea is to reach the unknown by the derangement of all the senses. It involves enormous suffering, but one must be strong and be a born poet. It's really not my fault."- Arthur Rimbaud

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 3:32 am
by MagsJ
Remember this people.. before you go feeling all inferior on our ass

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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 3:43 am
by GreatandWiseTrixie
Zoot Allures wrote:I'm scrolling a thread at a forum where a bunch of hyper-european hardons are all sitting around the campfire bashing the middle east and then suddenly I see this:

Phoneutria wrote:Have you any idea of how much philosophy, mathematics, astronomy, medicine, economy, etc, was brought to us by the muslim world? They were dressing themselves in silk before europeans even knew better than to get off their horses to take a shit.


... and I almost fell out of my chair. You know that sound when the record player needle scratches across the record. That's what I heard. I'm still wiping off the coffee I spit all my computer screen.

It's not just that the comment was funny, but the entire context in which it was said. You literally see everybody drop their beers and stare at her in silence. Oh my god that was funny.


The middle east used to be the factory of mathematics, until some Muslim arch-bishop-type got it into his head that mathematics was the devil. Ever since, theyve become mathematically inept.

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 3:53 pm
by Ierrellus
That art thou--Sanskrit maxim.

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 6:35 pm
by Arcturus Descending
“Above all, don't lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.”
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov




Man is a mystery. It needs to be unravelled, and if you spend your whole life unravelling it, don't say that you've wasted time. I am studying that mystery because I want to be a human being.”
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky




For, after all, you do grow up, you do outgrow your ideals, which turn to dust and ashes, which are shattered into fragments; and if you have no other life, you just have to build one up out of these fragments. And all the time your soul is craving and longing for something else. And in vain does the dreamer rummage about in his old dreams, raking them over as though they were a heap of cinders, looking in these cinders for some spark, however tiny, to fan it into a flame so as to warm his chilled blood by it and revive in it all that he held so dear before, all that touched his heart, that made his blood course through his veins, that drew tears from his eyes, and that so splendidly deceived him!”
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, White Nights and Other Stories

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2016 2:34 pm
by Artimas
Zoot Allures wrote:I'm scrolling a thread at a forum where a bunch of hyper-european hardons are all sitting around the campfire bashing the middle east and then suddenly I see this:

Phoneutria wrote:Have you any idea of how much philosophy, mathematics, astronomy, medicine, economy, etc, was brought to us by the muslim world? They were dressing themselves in silk before europeans even knew better than to get off their horses to take a shit.


... and I almost fell out of my chair. You know that sound when the record player needle scratches across the record. That's what I heard. I'm still wiping off the coffee I spit all my computer screen.

It's not just that the comment was funny, but the entire context in which it was said. You literally see everybody drop their beers and stare at her in silence. Oh my god that was funny.


It's true too.

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2016 2:36 pm
by Artimas
GreatandWiseTrixie wrote:
Zoot Allures wrote:I'm scrolling a thread at a forum where a bunch of hyper-european hardons are all sitting around the campfire bashing the middle east and then suddenly I see this:

Phoneutria wrote:Have you any idea of how much philosophy, mathematics, astronomy, medicine, economy, etc, was brought to us by the muslim world? They were dressing themselves in silk before europeans even knew better than to get off their horses to take a shit.


... and I almost fell out of my chair. You know that sound when the record player needle scratches across the record. That's what I heard. I'm still wiping off the coffee I spit all my computer screen.

It's not just that the comment was funny, but the entire context in which it was said. You literally see everybody drop their beers and stare at her in silence. Oh my god that was funny.


The middle east used to be the factory of mathematics, until some Muslim arch-bishop-type got it into his head that mathematics was the devil. Ever since, theyve become mathematically inept.

Al Ghazali. He introduced coercive religion to the Arabic. They have not recovered since.

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 11:08 pm
by MagsJ
“Humans are the devils of the earth, and animals the tormented souls." ~Schopenhauer

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 11:45 pm
by Artimas
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. - Aristotle

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:51 pm
by Arcturus Descending
And therein lies the whole of man's plight. Human time does not turn in a circle; it runs ahead in a straight line. That is why man cannot be happy: happiness is the longing for repetition.”
― Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

shivers

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 1:25 am
by MagsJ
Warning issued to Quantum, and irrelevant posts deleted.

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:31 am
by surreptitious57

A Man Can Conquer The Whole World But His Greatest Victory Will Be Against Himself

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:28 am
by quantum
I never follow the above one
-quantum

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 2:58 pm
by MagsJ
GreatandWiseTrixie wrote:The middle east used to be the factory of mathematics, until some Muslim arch-bishop-type got it into his head that mathematics was the devil. Ever since, theyve become mathematically inept.

They should all become accountants, and put mathematics back on the Middle-Eastern map!

Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:07 am
by WilliamL
"If we are not a little bit uncomfortable everyday,we are not growing. All the good stuff is outside our comfort zone"-Jack Canfield

This quote really inspired me.Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.Hard work is the key to success. A happy childhood isn’t always the best preparation for a successful and enjoyable adult life.