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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Philosophical Thoughts I

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
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
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
The obscure we see eventually. The completely obvious, it seems, takes longer.~Edward R. Murrow
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 

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
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
By daily dying I have come to be. ~Theodore Roethke
There are some remedies worse than the disease. ~Publilius Syrus
You never know what is enough, until you know what is more than enough. ~William Blake
It requires a great deal of faith for a man to be cured by his own placebos. ~John L. McClenahan
What you see, yet can not see over, is as good as infinite. ~Thomas Carlyle
Philosophy is life’s dry-nurse, who can take care of us – but not suckle us. ~Soren Kierkegaard
Men are probably nearer the central truth in their superstitions than in their science.~Henry David Thoreau
Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought. ~Henri Louis Bergson
If you think you’re free, there’s no escape possible. ~Ram Dass
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

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