Archive for the ‘Philosophy’ Category

Quote of the day, Oct. 9

October 9, 2017

Immanuel Kant, on knowledge

“All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.”

 

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Quote of the day, Sept. 22

September 22, 2017

Arthur Schopenhauer, from Essays and Aphorisms

“Exaggeration in every sense is as essential to newspaper writing as it is to the writing of plays: for the point is to make as much as possible of every occurrence. So that all newspaper writers are, for the sake of their trade, alarmists: this is their way of making themselves interesting. What they really do, however, is resemble little dogs who, as soon as anything whatever moves, start up a loud barking. It is necessary, therefore, not to pay too much attention to their alarms, and to realize in general that the newspaper is a magnifying glass, and this only at best: for very often it is no more than a shadow-play on the wall.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 10

September 10, 2017

William James, on wisdom

“The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 8

September 8, 2017

Bertrand Russell, on the truth

“It is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatever for supposing it true.”

Quote of the day, Aug. 17

August 17, 2017

Plato, on war

“Only the dead have seen the end of war.”

Quote of the day, Aug. 13

August 13, 2017

Plato, on falsehood

“False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.”

Quote of the day, Aug. 11

August 11, 2017

Ralph Waldo Emerson, on moving on

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”

Quote of the day, July 30

July 30, 2017

Michel de Montaigne, from Essays

“Every other knowledge is harmful to him who does not have knowledge of goodness.”

Quote of the day, July 16

July 16, 2017

Erasmus, on books

“When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.”

Quote of the day, July 11

July 12, 2017

Martin Buber, on journeys

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.”