Philosophy

Burton is a standing refutation, then, to those who imagine that prejudice derives only from ignorance, that intimacy must breed amity. You can be genuinely engaged with the ways of other societies without approving, let alone adopting, them. And though his Kasidah endorsed the kind...

The summer would like to make its warm days last forever, because it believes that warmth is good for the Earth. But, in the end, it has to accept the arrival of autumn, which will allow the Earth to rest. The gazelle eats the grass and...

Unlike most religions and other ethical systems, Aristotelian ethics are surprisingly non-judgemental about immoral people, for he sees that they are fundamentally miserable. Immoral people are always conflicted. They do what gives them pleasure, but at some level know that the pursuit of pleasure for...

Steppenwolf threw me quite a quick look, a look critical of these words and the whole person of the speaker, oh, an unforgettable and terrible look. about which a whole book could he written! The look criticized not only the speaker and annihilated the celebrated...

Questioner: How is one to become intelligent? Krishnamurti: The moment you try to become intelligent, you cease to be intelligent. This is really important, so give your mind to it a little bit. If I am stupid and everybody tells me that I must become intelligent,...

The Greeks and Romans were thorough heroes, if you like; but they knew nothing about point d’honneur. If they had any idea of a duel, it was totally unconnected with the life of the nobles; it was merely the exhibition of mercenary gladiators, slaves devoted...

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  • And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by THOSE WHO COULD NOT HEAR THE MUSIC ...

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  • Life is so unpredictable that anything is possible .

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  • I LIVE IN MY DREAMS . Other people live in dreams , but not in their own . That's the difference .

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Other people live in dreams , but not in their own .
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  • All my life I've looked at words as though I were seeing them for the first time .

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  • Medicine heals deseases of the body wisdom frees the soul from passions .

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

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  • A book read by a thousand different people is a thousand different books .

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  • Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be WHAT WE KNOW WE COULD BE .

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  • The bee discovers amid the most pungent flowers and the roughest thorns the smoothest and most palatable honey .

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  • Without joy in our heart , our progress in life is slow and uninteresting .

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