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Philosophical Quotes

We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation. ~Francois De La Rochefoucauld A man with one watch knows what time it is; a man with two watches is never quite sure. ~Lee Segall Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end; then stop. ~Lewis Carrol, Alice in Wonderland Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it. ~Andre Gide Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow. ~Aesop Only that in you which is me can hear what I'm saying. ~Baba Ram Dass I am a part of all that I have met. ~Alfred Lord Tennyson There's more to the truth than just the facts. ~Author Unknown The obscure we see eventually. The completely obvious, it seems, takes longer. ~Edward R. Murrow Even a clock that does not work is right twice a day. ~Polish Proverb Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth. ~Ludwig Börne If a man who cannot count finds a four-leaf clover, is he lucky? ~Stanislaw J. Lec We are all but recent leaves on the same old tree of life and if this life has adapted itself to new functions and conditions, it uses the same old basic principles over and over again. There is no real difference between the grass and the man who mows it. ~Albert Szent-Györgyi Sometimes it's necessary to go a long distance out of the way in order to come back a short distance correctly. ~Edward Albee When the student is ready, the master appears. ~Buddhist Proverb A gun gives you the body, not the bird. ~Henry David Thoreau Before enlightenment - chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment - chop wood, carry water. ~Zen Buddhist Proverb Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. ~Henry David Thoreau Wars and elections are both too big and too small to matter in the long run. The daily work - that goes on, it adds up. ~Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams I tell you everything that is really nothing, and nothing of what is everything, do not be fooled by what I am saying. Please listen carefully and try to hear what I am not saying. ~Charles C. Finn Oh, Heaven, it is mysterious, it is awful to consider that we not only carry a future Ghost within us; but are, in very deed, Ghosts! ~Thomas Carlyle Knock on the sky and listen to the sound. ~Zen Saying The fish trap exists because of the fish. Once you've gotten the fish you can forget the trap. The rabbit snare exists because of the rabbit. Once you've gotten the rabbit, you can forget the snare. Words exist because of meaning. Once you've gotten the meaning, you can forget the words. Where can I find a man who has forgotten words so I can talk with him? ~Chuang Tzu