Top Ten Greatest Philosophical Quotes


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41 Don’t argue with idiots because they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience. —Greg King

Lol! Funny. I don't mind arguing with idiots - it's good sport.

42 The past is history; tomorrow a mystery; today is a gift - that's why it's called the present
43 There 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

Ok, instinct is at this core of this one. It's hard to put a lot of trust in it, because your instincts can be wrong or right. I guess its about whether you have the courage of your convictions, and can take winning or losing.

Such verbosity. What's this big inner secret? My parents had sex, so here I am.

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44 Marilyn Manson: Enjoy your faults. That's what separates you from the rest of the world. And that's what makes you special.

There's nothing special about faults. Everyone has far too many of them, and their as common as a house fly.

45 Marilyn Manson: I'm against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world.

Good for you if you believe that god has a plan for you and that it saved your life but it still remains subjective. Philosophy, the search for truth with facts can be as powerful as believing in a religion. It's really a matter of choise what gives you a purpose, satisfaction or belief in this world. But questions like for instance " what does it mean to me? ", " what's the plan for me? " are more of existentialistic nature. They don't give you facts to understand the world outside of you. And that's a task for philosophy, not religion.

Religion gives people something to believe in and encourages good acts. (extremists not included) I can personally name 3peoplewho are only here today because they believed in Jesus Christ and believed that he had a plan for them. I myself would have committed suicide at the age of 15 if it were not for my belief that God has a plan for me. That my years of torment were not just the result of others' will to do evil but that god had a plan for me that involved me having experienced so much mental and emotional scarring.

There is nothing wrong with not caring about understanding the world...
But religion often does promote ignorance, that is an undeniable fact.

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46 Marilyn Manson: Marilyn Monroe wasn't even her real name, Charles Manson isn't his real name, and now, I'm taking that to be my real name. But what's real? You can't find the truth, you just pick the lie you like the best.

No-one goes by their real name. It's just a fame and fortune fad. The only exceptions are Johnny Rotten and Jello Biafra.

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47 Kurt Cobain: I think I'm dumb, or maybe just happy

It was his response to Lithium treatment, but it's a fair question/proposal he put out there.

48 Muhammad Ali: I'm actually a pretty humble guy, but I've found humble men don't get very far in life

The greatest of all time. The man who shook up the world. The greatest sportsman in history, reigning it in a tad and revealing another side to his nature. But, let's face it, he talked trash like no-one on the planet and backed it up with all skill of a neurosurgeon, and we loved him for it.

I like it

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

I use boxes for groceries, so what lie-filled cabbage am I concealing?

This is the most stupid senseless quote I've ever heard! If he denies the box what hides the truth then? And box or no box, nobody knows the absolute truth ( especcialy Lopez! ).

50 Anonymous- Life is like a song. It may be happy, or sad. When it ends, it basically means you're dead.

When you can't stand to hear the song it can be a sensation of freedom rather than dead when it ends.

Ah! A bittersweet symphony it is, too.

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51 When all of your wishes are granted, many of your dreams will be destroyed - Marilyn Manson

Hey, there's a price for fame. Personally, I don't feel too sorry for multi-millionaires. That's not a slight on him or any other, but deal with it just like the rest of us.

52 Albert Einstein: The world is a dangerous place to live; Not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.

So stupid! It's like he's saying, " The Nazis are not evil but we are because we don't stop them ". His quote doesn't make any sense! He was very intelligent without a doubt but he said many stupid things in his life too.

And who is the other to say what I have to do? Is he more important than me in this world?

As though the average joe in the street has any say in the every day running of the world...

53 Marilyn Manson: We live in a society of victimization, where people are much more comfortable being victimized than actually standing up for themselves.

Child abuse? Domestic violence? The vulnerable? The unwell? They are victims and can't stand up for though everyone on the planet is a Type A personality. Next!

54 Marilyn Manson: Society has traditionally always tried to find scapegoats for it's problems.

Mass shootings at schools? Is that scapegoating the NRA? Many think so, though I don't. I find sweeping generalisations dull.

55 Logan Eddy: To be odd is to be normal, to be normal is to be odd, for no one man is truly and divinely regular among others.

This sense of entitlement in today's society where almost every person on the planet wants their slice of fame via social media is repugnant. If you suffer status disorder, go speak to a loved one instead.

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56 Open wide and they'll show you the meaning of life. Not for me, I'll do it on my own - Dexter Holland

It's your mind, your life, so give it your own meaning. Dexter Holland lives his dreams, is not religious, merely driven and positive.

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57 Robin Williams: You're only blessed with a certain amount of madness, so don't let it go to waste

But sometimes madness can lead to stupidity. Look what happened to him. Maybe he had his reasons but it's still a stupid thing to commit suicide like he did. This quote of him was certainly forgotten in his mind when he did suicide because otherwise he would not have do that.

This great man gave us decades of madness. Everyone is entitled to exit their own way, but this guy gave a lot to the world and is sadly missed. But let's celebrate him anyway.

58 James Hetfield: They see it right, they see it well, but they think that saves us from our hell.

The great young man taking a swipe at Psychology and/or Psychiatry.

59 Jello Biafra: Will Elvis take the place of Jesus in a thousand years?

I hope so! When I go buy some Elvis music or movies I know that I can enjoy what he did for the entertainment of humans. When I look at Jesus I only see a image of a death man on a cross. Not very entertaining if you ask me. After all, enjoying your life, that's what it's all about.

Ironically, it may be the great Biafra himself who becomes the next Jesus, such is his greatness and morality.

60 Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder
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