Top 10 Philosophical quotes

Top 10 Philosophical quotes

The fly that doesn’t want to be swatted is most secure when it lights on the fly-swatter. ~G.C. Lichtenberg

Don’t miss the donut by looking through the hole. ~Author Unknown

You can’t wake a person who is pretending to be asleep. ~Navajo Proverb

Life has the name of life, but in reality it is death. ~Heraclitus, Eustathius ad Iliad



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Only in the early morning light of day, and of life, can we see the world without its shadows. Truth requires new beginnings. ~Jeb Dickerson, jebdickerson.com

It would be a very big book that contained all the maybes uttered in a day. ~French Proverb

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To learn something new, take the path that you took yesterday. ~John Burroughs

Whatever I take, I take too much or too little; I do not take the exact amount. The exact amount is no use to me. ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

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You cannot step into the same river twice. ~Heraclitus, in Diogenes Laertius, Lives

You are fastened to them and cannot understand how, because they are not fastened to you. ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

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Each forward step we take we leave some phantom of ourselves behind. ~John Lancaster Spalding

We must remember that nothing in this world really belongs to us. At best, we are merely borrowers. ~Christopher Isherwood

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It is easy to stand a pain, but difficult to stand an itch. ~Chang Ch’ao



Hell, life itself can be absurd. But you have to embrace that. If you can’t smile now, how can you possibly laugh in the face of death? ~R. Scott Gemmill, NCIS: Los Angeles, “Imposters” (S2, E23, 2011, Hetty Lange)

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The map is not the territory. ~Alfred Korzybski

No matter where you go or what you do, you live your entire life within the confines of your head. ~Terry Josephson

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The obstacle is the path. ~Zen Proverb

It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers. ~James Thurber

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Would there be this eternal seeking if the found existed? ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

I was once a skeptic but was converted by the two missionaries on either side of my nose. ~Robert Brault

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Nothing can ever happen twice.
In consequence, the sorry fact is
that we arrive here improvised
and leave without the chance to practice…
No day copies yesterday,
no two nights will teach what bliss is
in precisely the same way,
with exactly the same kisses.
~Wisława Szymborska (1923–2012), “Nothing Twice,” Calling Out to Yeti (1957), translated from the Polish by Stanisław Barańczak and Clare Cavanagh

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He who has seen present things has seen all, both everything which has taken place from all eternity and everything which will be for time without end; for all things are of one kin and of one form. ~Marcus Aurelius

If you chase two rabbits, you will not catch either one. ~Russian Proverb

The observer, when he seems to himself to be observing a stone, is really, if physics is to be believed, observing the effects of the stone upon himself. ~Bertrand Russell




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