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Out of the crooked timber of humanity, no straight thing was ever made. Kant
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit. Aristotle
Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. Lao Tzu
The world as we have created it is a product of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking. Einstein
Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy. Robert A. Heinlein
Difficulties are things that show a person what they are. Epictetus
It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is. Desiderius Erasmus
There are those who reason well, but they are greatly outnumbered by those who reason badly. Galileo
If the highest aim of a captain was the preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever. Thomas Aquinas
Tolerance is not a great virtue to aspire to. Love is much tougher and harder. N. T. Wright
Being just a critic is a poor thing at best. Robert Heinlein
A light heart lives long. Shakespeare
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past. Spinoza
Trying to please everyone is a sure way to please no one.
Political correctness is dangerous. Benjamin Carson
We are all in the same boat, in a stormy sea, and we owe each other a terrible loyalty. G.K. Chesterton
Character is determined by choice, not opinion. Aristotle
There is nothing truer than happiness, and nothing happier and sweeter than truth. Leibniz
Cowards die many times before their deaths. Julius Caesar
If you expect deep, personal change to be quick, expect to be disappointed.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled. Plutarch
Rare is the union of beauty and purity. Juvenal.
All noble things are as difficult as they are rare. Spinoza
In peace there's nothing so becomes a man as modest stillness and humility. Shakespeare
To be loving means to presuppose love. Kierkegaard
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain. John Locke
He who is not contented with what he has, will not be contented with what he would like to have. Socrates
Beware of the person of one book. Thomas Aquinas
Major news networks do not report the news, they interpret it.
He is richest who is content with what he has, little or much. Socrates
The things that we love tell us what we are. Thomas Aquinas
The best revenge is to be unlike the one who performed the injustice. Marcus Aurelius
The desire to deceive indicates weakness. Descartes
You have just been distracted.
The only frustrating thing about happiness is it's ubiquitous elusiveness.
Do not spoil the wonder with haste. Tolkien
How much better to get wisdom rather than gold! Proverbs
Silence is the virtue of fools. Frances Bacon
It is a contemptible order of things when one lives in order to eat and drink, instead of eating and drinking in order to live. Kierkegaard
Excessive productivity can bring the most gifted man almost to madness. Nietzsche
Hasten slowly. Augustus
Whatever an enemy can do to an enemy, or a for to a foe, the ill-directed mind can do to itself, and even worse. Buddha
The virtue of a man ought to be measured, not by his extraordinary exertions, but by his everyday conduct. Blaise Pascal
One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important. Bertrand Russell
Men do not stumble over mountains, but over molehills. Confucius
The less open-minded someone is, the more open-mouthed they tend to be. Nicole Azavedo
Bewilderment is true comprehension. Martin Luther
Beware of the barrenness of a busy life. Socrates
Check out Great Minds: philosophy posters and note cards with quotes @kickstarter
Many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. William James