Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more.
Sed nescio quo modo nihil tam absurde dici potest quod non dicatur ab aliquo philosphorum. (There is nothing so absurd but some philosopher has said it.)
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Under heaven all can see beauty as beauty only because there is ugliness. All can know good as good only because there is evil.
Are you not ashamed of caring so much for the making of money and for fame and prestige, when you neither think nor care about wisdom and truth and the improvement of your soul?
For this feeling of wonder shows that you are a philosopher, since wonder is the only beginning of philosophy.
No rational argument will have a rational effect on a man who does not want to adopt a rational attitude.
Karl R. Popper
The trouble was that he was talking in philosophy but they were listening in gibberish.
Crazy Horse dreamed and went into the world where there is nothing but the spirits of all things. That is the real world that is behind this one, and everything we see here is something like a shadow from that one.
Give the pupils something to do, not something to learn; and the doing is of such a nature as to demand thinking; learning naturally results.
We live in deeds not years In thoughts not breaths In feelings not figures on a dial. We should count time by heart throbs. He most lives who thinks most, feels noblest, acts the best.
Philip James Bailey
ان الكتمان لنعمة, القناع الاجتماعى نعمة...لو وجد انسان قادر على رؤية الناس من غير ثياب فلابد انه سيموت من الاشمئزاز ..الثياب ضرورية جدا وكذا بعض الخصوصية
Ahmed Khaled Toufiq
Those who are without compassion cannot see what is seen with the eyes of compassion.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Where we choose to be, where we choose to be--we have the power to determine that in our lives. We cannot reel time backward or forward, but we can take ourselves to the place that defines our being.
Sena Jeter Naslund
There is nothing deep down inside us except what we have put there ourselves.
Richard M. Rorty
Every form of happiness if one, every desire is driven by the same motor--by our love for a single value, for the highest potentiality of our own existence--and every achievement is an expression of it.
And, drunk with my own madness, I shouted at him furiously, "Make life beautiful! Make life beautiful!
A picture held us captive. And we could not get outside it, for it lay in our language and language seemed to repeat it to us inexorably.
We never realize just how many other lives we can help when their paths cross our own.
This time, there was no escape, I could not turn away, could not leave without accepting what I had done. There was only one way to the other side, and that was through the pain.