Philosophical Quotes

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Philosophical quotes to make you think...

There are 21 quotations in this collection:

Quote 1

Catch a man a fish, and you can sell it to him. Teach a man to fish, and you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.
- Karl Marx

Quote 2

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
- Winston Churchill

Quote 3

He who controls the past commands the future. He who commands the future conquers the past.
- George Orwell

Quote 4

People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
- George Orwell

Rustystan says:

Why i respect the army

Quote 5

Man was born free, and everywhere he is in chains (Du Contrat social)
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

Quote 6

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

Quote 7

Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
- Edmund Burke

Quote 8

For the bureaucrat, the world is a mere object to be manipulated by him.

- Karl Marx

Quote 9

I believe that political correctness can be a form of linguistic fascism, and it sends shivers down the spine of my generation who went to war against fascism
- P D James

Quote 10

What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul.
- Jesus Christ

Quote 11

Blessed are the forgetful: for they get the better even of their blunders.

- Friedrich Nietzsche

Quote 12

What I say is that 'just' or 'right' means nothing but what is in the interest of the stronger party. - Thrasymachus in The Republic.
- Plato

Quote 13

One person with a belief is equal to ninety-nine who have only interests.

- John Stuart Mill

Quote 14

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
- Oscar Wilde

Rustystan says:

Keeps me going at work

Quote 15

A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic.
- Joseph Stalin

Rustystan says:

Sad but true, said by the man himself. Millions 'disappeared' in Stalinist Russia

Quote 16

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.
- Lao Tzu

Quote 17

It was Christianity which first painted the devil on the worlds wall; It was Christianity which first brought sin into the world. Belief in the cure which it offered has now been shaken to it's deepest roots; but belief in the sickness which it taught and propagated continues to exist'.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Rustystan says:

True, though not by bringing it in, rather by labelling that which already existed

Quote 18

If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?
- Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Quote 19

How can you expect a man who's warm to understand one who's cold?
- Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Rustystan says:

By throwing him in the lake

Quote 20

You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.
- C S Lewis

Quote 21

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.
- Martin Luther King Jr

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