Top Ten Greatest Philosophical Quotes

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1
Albert Einstein: Real sign of intelligence isn't knoweldge, it's imagination
No words of mine can ever do any justice to this man... All I can say is the quote shown above reflects what a great man he truly was and still is. I wonder what he would say if he lived in this world right now. Would he be disgusted or amazed?

Almost as reminiscent of what would Jesus say if he were to have seen what has been done in his name.
Maybe einstein doesn't have the greatest knowledge, but have the greatest imagination of all :D
Much recpect for this great man, more known for his scientific discoveries, I know him as the man he his
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2Gandhi: Live simply that others may simply live
These are words to live by in this world of extremes. We need to be more mindful of how our choices and acts affects people we have never met.
short in reading, deep in grasping, deeper in understanding and deepest in implemenation
It show's gratefulness; something which human's desperately need.
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3The Book of Job: Remember: life is a breath; Soon I will vanish from your sight. The eye that looks will not see me; You may search but I will be gone. Like a cloud fading in the sky, Man dissolves into death. And never comes home again.
This is so pretty and beautiful. The trick is that now we say "ooh how nicely said! " but if anybody nowadays would say anything like that we would be like "what's he talking about? Is he crazy? "
@onlymusic:
You ask how one may write so well?
This is done by divine inspiration. The Bible in all of it's entirety was written in this way. From the earliest text to the newest; from Genesis to Revelation. The Book, or rather "Volume", that is the Holy Bible was constructed by the very hand of God, orchestrated through time.
The inevitable can never be defined greater

MatrixGuy

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4Socrate: My advice to you is to get married: Iif you find a good wife you'll be happy; If not, you'll become a philosophe
getting married is to share our love and affection, no one is complete without a wife or a husband for that matter
Get married with good wife = imagination
this is very correct as philosophers our mostly full of negative energy and this is humorous to me...
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5Socrates: I only know one thing, and that is I know nothing
It is natural truth that no one knows everything but it is really very difficult to confess that. But one who accept that, his such a sentence reflect that he knows more than others.
Empty glass has space for more...
More true than some of the others, and definitely smarter than some movie quote that just sounds cool, because you saw the movie.
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6Forrest Gump: Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get
its actually pretty true.
Actually, it says it on the little paper or on the box.
Its pretty awesome one whch clearly says abt life in simple words and the meaning of life

7Aristotle: Happiness is something final and complete in itself, As being the aim and end of practical activities whatever... Happiness then we define as the active exercise of the mind In conformity with perfect goodness or virtue
The definition of happiness...

MatrixGuy


8Pascal: It is the heart which perceives God and not the reason. That is what faith is: God perceived by the heart, not the reason
People push reason aside when it comes to God.
Humanity and God are like lovers, and love can make people blind.
Faith comes first before reason, although both are necessary to perceive God.
No, words can quantify or qualify what this quote means to me...
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9Plato: There will be no end to the troubles of states,Or of humanity itself,Till philosophers become kings in this world,Or till those we now call kings and rulers really And truly become philosophers,
Plato is one of the greatest thinkers in the history of mankind. Although some of his thoughts are derailed by the age in which he lived and the things he thus took for granted, he was ever so right to present this thought. By a philosopher Plato means the person who searches for the origin of human thoughts and action with the aim of knowing what choices to make in life. Many people who currently govern the world are more than capable intellectually and posses the right knowledge to make right decisions, but lack the knowledge of the origin of thoughts and are therefore unable to distinguish right from wrong.

"If even one remains uncorrupted in a community which is prepared to obey him, then that is enough: everything that is now open to doubt would become a full-fledged reality. "
in this case we have to vote the philosophers for presidency, if they decide to run for it

MatrixGuy

Plato is an absolute great thinker. Great nations are built through the reflection on the words of a man like Plato. My worry is that literal minded men do not recognize such great minds in history.
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10Albert Camus: It was previously a question Of finding out whether or not life Has to have a meaning to be lived. It now becomes clear, on the contrary That it will be lived all the better if it has no meaning

The Contenders

11Henry David Thoreau: To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, Nor even to found a school, But so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates, A life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity, and trust
I find this to be one or more of the phyl quotes

12Epicurus: Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.
Very true. So many of us endlessly complained about the things that we don't have at the moment. The fact is, we already got so much of what once was a burning need.
Gratefullness at it's finest the truth many lose what we desired so bad by chasing what we don't have
Greatest Philosopher should have the greatest quote

13Walt Disney: Too many people grow up. Thats the trouble with the world... They don't remember what its like to be twelve years old.

14Bruce Lee: I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.

15Bruce Lee: Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.

16John F. Kennedy: Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Forgiving them is good... And their names in this context is the lesson... So if something related to their names (lessons) comes up in future, you take the necessary precautions... It's a good one
Its a guiding principle towards life defense
And never giveup revenge.

17Albert Camus: If there is one thing one can always yearn for And sometimes attain, it is human love

18Lewis Carrol: It is the privilege of true genius, And especially genius who opens up a new path, To make great mistakes with impunity

19Yoda: Do or do not, there is no try.
Exactly the point Yoda

20Tupac: Remember through every dark night, there's a brighter day after that.
No matter how hard it get. One should keep goingm
Don't give up on your difficults you can still find a better way

21Not all things we don't see aren't there - Mauka Ramsy
The existence of reality doe not depend on sight

22Ichigo: If fate is a millstone, then we are the grist. There is nothing we can do. So I wish for strength. If I cannot protect them from the wheel, then give me a strong blade, and enough strength... to shatter fate.

23René Descartes: I think therefore I am
I know it is cliché, but it takes the quote "I only know one thing, and that is I know nothing" to the next level to even question your existence and everything in your life and this will lead you on your philosophical journey to find your personal philosophical beliefs.

24You Must Sacrifice Your Comforts of Today for Your Greater Tomorrow
To live life to the fullest, sacrifices has to be made

25The easiest way to live a simple life is just to put God first and believe that there is certainly a day when you gonna meet Him and held accountable for all your deeds.
Worst quote I've heard. There is no god. Especially a Christian one. Religion/God is for the weak minded fool

26When dwelling on the negative, never entertain your thoughts. Let the thoughts entertain you.

27Always smile, that is the best way to cover the troubles behind your face.
Hmm... That almost broke my heart...

Britgirl


28It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not. - Lm10

29Know your true enemy, for it is no one else but you yourself, do the right thing. - Chaitach .S

30Jonathan Lopez: There is no such thing as a box, it simply hides the truth.

31What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
Best thought-provoking quote ever.

32There is an inner logic, and we're taught to stay far from it. It is simple and elegant, but it's cruel and antithetic, and there is not effort to reveal it. . . - Unknown

33Everything I do changes things, everything I don't do makes a difference.

34The Fourth Doctor: What's the point of being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes?

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