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Philosophy Muse

Laziness is a kind of sadness. Thomas Aquinas
Men do not stumble over mountains, but molehills. Confucius
We are more inclined to reply to arguments that oppose our error than to see how happy would be our condition if we were free from error. AA
Telling the truth is the slow, mundane, difficult route to a meaningful life. Anything else is cheating. D Miller
No great wisdom can be reached without sacrifice. CSL
He who possesses little is that much less possessed. Nietzsche
Tolerance is a cheap, low-grade parody of love. Tolerance is not a great virtue to aspire to. Love is much tougher and harder. N. T. Wright
The virtue of a man ought to be measured, not by his extraordinary exertions, but by his everyday conduct. Blaise Pascal
Everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its life believing that it is stupid. Einstein
It is necessary to make a man better not by force but by persuasion. Chrysostom
What if truth is like a woman - what then? Nietzsche
Which is more difficult, to awaken one who sleeps, or to awaken one who, while awake, dreams that he is awake? Soren Kierkegaard
Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil. C. S. Lewis
Morality, like art, consists in drawing a line somewhere. G.K. Chesterton
Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody. Mark Twain
Indifference is a paralysis of the soul, a premature death. Chekhov
Man is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness from which he emerges and the infinity in which he is engulfed. Blaise Pascal
I am mindful not only of my humanity, but also, and most especially, of my ignorance. Thus, I do not claim I am without error.
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Judge of a tree by its fruit, not by its leaves. Periander of Corinth
The less you open your heart to others, the more your heart suffers. Deepak Chopra
Rather than love, rather than money, rather than fame, give me truth. Henry David Thoreau
The reason why we have bad authors is that bad readers need them. Nietzsche
When virtue is the slave of pleasure it no longer deserves the name of virtue. Augustine
Knowledge, if it does not determine action, is dead. Plotinus
Extreme hopes are born from extreme misery. Bertrand Russell
Many things I do not want to know. Wisdom sets limits to knowledge. Nietzsche
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction. Blaise Pascal
An interesting (and satirical) critique of moral relativism’s inability to make objective claims:…
All men now live through too much and think through too little. Nietzsche
A promise can only be made about actions: no one can promise to go on feeling a certain way. C. S. Lewis
In his errors a man is true to himself. Observe the errors and you will know the man. Confucius
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will. Epictetus
Every man who has a passion is always to some degree solitary, it is only the slobberers who wear their hearts wholly on their sleeves. S.K
It is not how many books you have read, but how many books you have read well that matters. Richard Baxter
Thinking is difficult, that's why most people judge. Carl Gustav Jung
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history. Aldous Huxley
Work, not leisure, is the indispensable condition of happiness for every human being. Leo Tolstoy
In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted. Bertrand Russell
It is no small art to sleep: for that purpose you must keep awake all day.
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The obvious is the hardest thing of all to point out to anyone who has genuinely lost sight of it. Owen Barfield
To do two things at once is to do neither. Publilius Syrus
I have the courage, I believe, to doubt everything; but I have not the courage to know anything; not the courage to possess, to own.
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Night does not cover our troubles, it brings them to the mind. Seneca
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All the problems of heaven and earth, if they confronted us at once, would be nothing compared with that overwhelming problem of God. A.W.T.
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
He who knows he has enough is rich. Lao-Tzu
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