Top Ten Greatest Philosophical Quotes


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81 Be normal and the crowd will accept you. Be deranged and they will make you their leader
82 Don DeLillo: Just because you have a talent, it doesn't mean you're under any obligation to use it

Free will and self-determination personified. I bet there are 1,000-times more people who were more profound than anyone on here, but couldn't care less about infamy.

83 Kurt Cobain: Teenage angst has payed off well, now I'm bored and old

Fame and resignation personified.

84 Philip Roth: Why speak about such negative states in your novels? Because they exist
85 Norman Mailer: Sometimes a man loses the best part of himself in his excrement

The great author being as bleak and dry as he could be.

86 Maynard James Keenan - Learn to swim and I'll see you down in Arizona Bay

The great man wants change, but the harsh fact is that if you can't swim, whilst avoiding Great White Sharks and Crocodiles, the human race is dead inside 150-years.

87 Epicurus: Death is not important. As long we are here, there is no death. And when death is there, we will not be here anymore.

True! Embrace your life, do the best you can with your life because when it's over it's really over. There is no afterlife or Paradise. Also proves that Epicurus didn't believe in God or Gods. The only faith is life itself and do everything you can or will to enjoy it.

88 Sappho: To die is something evil. That's the will of Gods. Otherwise they would die too.

It's like todays beliefs. We believe in a evil and egoistic god but we're saying he is good and that he cares for everyone but when our life is over we don't get any proof of a supposed afterlife, just blind faith. And god never dies. After we are gone there will be other believers to praise him. I don't believe in god but most people believes in that something evil because it's made up with the lie that it is good.

Difficult to understand when you read it the first time. She doesn't deny gods but she thinks that they are egoistic and evil. Love this one.

89 William Blake: The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.

True. Sometimes with excesses you will be able to understand your mistake after a certain period. And understanding your own mistakes is the beginning of wisdom.

90 Philosophy is all in the mind...

So? It's with your mind that you are able to think about things that you are observating, that you can think how to verificate those things, that you're trying to explain the meaning or purpose of those things, that you try to explain so that you can have a knowledge about it. Your mind is connected with your brain, so it's obvious that philosophy is in your mind ( or comes in your mind ).

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