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orangeprince

Some Very Powerful Philosophical Quotes
« on: May 20, 2011, 11:02:51 AM »
The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.

~Nietzsche (1844 –1900), 19th-century German philosopher, poet and classical philologist

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Can I, as a human being, lead a different kind of life?

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Seetaram

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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2011, 04:12:04 PM »
i think Nietzsche or George Bernard Shaw got rejected by Annie Besant and later they started dark philosophy, while Annie met swami vivekananda
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire

orangeprince

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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2011, 09:26:19 PM »
We know how to organize warfare, but do we know how to act when confronted with peace?

~Jacques-Yves Cousteau (1910 -1997), French naval officer, explorer, ecologist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher

orangeprince

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« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2011, 05:31:50 PM »
Now we are all sons of bitches.

~Kenneth Bainbridge, physicist, on the occasion of the Trinity atomic bomb test (7/16/45) (1904–1996), American physicist; director of the Trinity test of the Manhattan Project,

orangeprince

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« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2011, 10:54:35 PM »
All war must be just the killing of strangers against whom you feel no personal animosity; strangers whom, in other circumstances, you would help if you found them in trouble, and who would help you if you needed it

~Mark Twain (1835–1910), American author and humorist

orangeprince

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« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2011, 09:44:20 PM »
Peace is your natural state. It is the mind that obstructs the natural state. - Ramana Maharshi

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orangeprince

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« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2011, 02:01:35 PM »
I have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.

~ Kahlil Gibran (1883–1931), Lebanese American artist, poet, and write

orangeprince

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« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2011, 02:02:03 PM »
When the only tool you own is a hammer, every problem begins to resemble a nail.

~Abraham Maslow (1908 – 1970), American professor of psychology; founded humanistic psychology and created Maslow\'s hierarchy of needs

orangeprince

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« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2011, 07:56:21 AM »
Religion, as it is generally taught all over
the world, is said to be based on faith and belief, and, in
most cases, consists only of different sets of theories, and
that is the reason why we find all these various religions
quarreling with each other.These theories, again, are based
on belief.One man says there is a great Being sitting above
the clouds and governing the whole universe, and he asks
me to believe that, solely on the authority of his assertion. In
the same way I may have my own ideas, which I am asking
others to believe, and if they ask a reason, I cannot supply
them with any. This is why religion and metaphysical
philosophy have a bad name nowadays. Every educated
man seems to say: “Oh, these religions are only bundles of theories without any standard to judge them by, each man
preaching his own pet ideas.” At the same time I must tell
you that there is a basis of universal belief in religion,
governing all these different theories, and all the varying
ideas of different sects of men in different countries. Going
to the basis of them we find that they also are based upon
universal experiences.
In the first place I will ask you to analyse all the various
religions of the world. You will find that these are divided
into two classes, those with a book, and those without a
book. Those with a book are the strongest, and have the
largest number of followers. Those without books have
mostly died out, and the few new ones have very small
followings. Yet, in all of them we find one consensus of
opinion, that the truths they teach are the results of the
experiences of particular persons. The Christian asks you to
believe in his religion, to believe in Christ, and to believe in
Him as the incarnation of God, to believe in a God, in a soul,
and in a better state of that soul. If I ask him for reasons he
says, “No, it is my belief.” But if you go to the fountain
head of Christianity you will find that it is based upon
experience. Christ said He saw God; the disciples said they
felt God; and so forth. Similarly, in Buddhism, it is
Buddha’s experience—He experienced certain truths, saw
them, came in contact with them, and preached them to the
world. So with the Hindus—in their book the writers, who
are called Rishis, or sages, declare that they have
experienced certain truths, and these they preach. Thus it is
clear that all the religions of the world have been built upon
that one universal and adamantine foundation of all our
knowledge—direct experience. The teachers all saw God;
they all saw their own souls, they saw their eternity, they
saw their future, and they saw what they preached. - Swami Vivekananda

orangeprince

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« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2011, 07:40:46 AM »
First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.

~Epictetus ( 55–135), Greek sage and Stoic philosopher


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