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In general people experience their present naively, as it were, without being able to form an estimate of its contents; they have first to put themselves at a distance from it - the present, that is to say, must have become the past - before it can yield points of vantage from which to judge the future. (Quote by - Sigmund Freud, The Future of an Illusion)

If a man who cannot count finds a four-leaf clover, is he lucky? (Quote by - Stanislaw J. Lec)

That stone, Philosophers in vain so long have sought. (Quote by - John Milton)

In philosophy an individual is becoming himself. (Quote by - Bernard Lonergan)

Questions focus our thinking. Ask empowering questions like: What's good about this? What's not perfect about it yet? What am I going to do next time? How can I do this and have fund doing it? (Quote by - Charles Connolly)

When you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you. (Quote by - Friedrich Nietzche)

Each forward step we take we leave some phantom of ourselves behind. (Quote by - John Lancaster Spalding)

Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow. (Quote by - Aesop)

Why should not grave Philosophy be styled. Herself, a dreamer of a kindred stock, A dreamer, yet more spiritless and dull? (Quote by - William Wordsworth)

Philosophy - the purple bullfinch in the lilac tree. (Quote by - T. S. Eliot)

Before philosophy can teach by Experience, the Philosophy has to be in readiness, the Experience must be gathered and intelligibly recorded. (Quote by - Thomas Carlyle)

Knock on the sky and listen to the sound. (Quote by - Zen Saying)

Here is the beginning of philosophy: a recognition of the conflicts between men, a search for their cause, a condemnation of mere opinion .. . and the discovery of a standard of judgement. (Quote by - Epictetus)

No other job in the world could possibly dispossess one so completely as this job of teaching. You could stand all day in a laundry, for instance, still in possession of your mind. But this teaching utterly obliterates you. It cuts right into your being: essentially, it takes over your spirit. It drags it out from where it would hide. (Quote by - Sylvia Ashton-warner)

The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers, but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions. (Quote by - Anthony Jay)

Who is more foolish, the child afraid of the dark or the man afraid of the light? (Quote by - Maurice Freehill)

Would there be this eternal seeking if the found existed? (Quote by - Antonio Porchia)

The obstacle is the path. (Quote by - Zen Proverb)

The road was new to me, as roads always are going back. (Quote by - Sarah Orne Jewett)

You can't wake a person who is pretending to be asleep. (Quote by - Navajo Proverb)

To believe with certainty we must begin with doubting. (Quote by - Stanislaus I of Poland)

All philosophies, if you ride them home, are nonsense; but some are greater nonsense than others. (Quote by - Samuel Butler)

To ridicule philosophy is truly philosophical. (Quote by - Blaise Pascal)

When I break any of the chains that bind me I feel that I make myself smaller. (Quote by - Antonio Porchia)

Beside, he was a shrewd philosopher, And had read ev'ry text and gloss over Whate'er the crabbed'st author hath, He understood b' implicit faith. (Quote by - Samuel Butler)


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