Archive for the ‘Philosophy’ Category

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.”

Quote of the day, June 27

June 27, 2017

Marcus Tullius Cicero, on teaching

“The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn.”

Quote of the day, June 7

June 16, 2017

Aristotle, on education

“Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.”

Quote of the day, June 5

June 16, 2017

Ralph Waldo Emerson, on one’s actions

“A man’s action is only a picture book of his creed.”

Quote of the day, May 12

May 12, 2017

Michel de Montaigne, from Essays

“It is a rare life that remains orderly even in private.”