Quotes on philosophy

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Beauty is not who you are on the outside, it is the wisdom and time you gave away to save another struggling soul like you.
Shannon L. Alder
How could they see anything but the shadows if they were never allowed to move their heads?
Plato
To be an outlaw you must first have a base in law to reject and get out of, I never had such a base. I never had a place I could call home that meant any more than a key to a house, apartment or hotel room. … Am I alien? Alien from what exactly? Perhaps my home is my dream city, more real than my waking life precisely because it has no relation to waking life…
William S. Burroughs
No man was ever yet a great poet, without at the same time being a profound philosopher.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Only by examining our personal biases can we truly grow as artists; only by cultivating empathy can we truly grow as people.
Jen Knox
The love of money is the root of all evil, therefore selfishness must be the seed.
M.D. Birmingham
Who has not, a hundred times, found himself committing a vile or silly action for no other reason than because he knows he should not? Have we not a perpetual inclination, in the teeth of our best judgement, to violate that which is Law, merely because we understand it to be such?
Edgar Allan Poe
Know you not that a good man does nothing for appearance sake, but for the sake of having done right?
Epictetus
Let whoever can do so deceive me, he will never bring it about that I am nothing, so long as I continue to think I am something.
René Descartes
All things of the body stream away like a river, all things of the mind are dreams and delusion; life is warfare, and a visit to a strange land; the only lasting fame is oblivion.
Marcus Aurelius
The only moral it is possible to draw from this story is that one should never throw the Q letter into a privet bush, but unfortunately there are times when it is unavoidable.
Douglas Adams
Returning home is the most difficult part of long-distance hiking; You have grown outside the puzzle and your piece no longer fits.
Cindy Ross
Whether you take the doughnut hole as a blank space or as an entity unto itself is a purely metaphysical question and does not affect the taste of the doughnut one bit.
Haruki Murakami
I’m not superstitious. I’m a witch. Witches aren’t superstitious. We are what people are superstitious of.
Terry Pratchett
Mother used to say that however miserable one is, there’s always something to be thankful for. And each morning, when the sky brightened and light began to flood my cell, I agreed with her.
Albert Camus
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