Favorite Quotations ~† Philosophers Dalai Lama's Book of Wisdom

"Here is a test to see if your mission on earth is finished. If you are alive, it isn't." ~ Francis Bacon

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Philosophy begins in wonder. ~ Plato

If I had a philosophy, it's that I support the beautiful side of anarchy. ~ Bjork

Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. ~ Lao Tzu

If you will take my advice you will think little of Socrates, and a great deal more of truth. ~ Socrates

Everything is flux. ~ Heraclitus

One change leaves the way open for the introduction of others. ~ Niccolo Machiavelli  

All men by nature desire to know. ~ Aristotle

I think, therefore I am. (cogito ergo sum). ~ Descartes, Meditations

For in every ill turn of fortune the most unhappy sort of misfortune is to have been happy. ~ Boethius

I deepen my experience of God through prayer, meditation, and forgiveness. ~ Marianne Williamson

It may be argued that peoples for whom philosophers legislate are always prosperous. ~ Aristotle

New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common. ~ John Locke

I have tried too in my time to be a philosopher but I donít know how, cheerfulness was always breaking in. ~ Oliver Edwards

Art requires philosophy, just as philosophy requires art. Otherwise, what would become of beauty? ~ Paul Gauguin, Gauguin's Intimate Journals

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