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#1  Postby archibald » Feb 02, 2017 10:49 am

So....this thread is where people can post their favourite philosophical quotes.

I'll start with:

"People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them."
(Epicetus AD 50-135. Stoic philosopher. Part of Greek empire now called Turkey)

This approach is an integral part of modern-day Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I find it a very useful thing to remind oneself of this as often as possible, and especially when I perceive something to be a misfortune. I once had a therapist who had the quote framed and placed in his front hall, so that he would often see it.

So the idea is that if for example somebody hurts your feelings by saying or doing something that affects you, that it's not what they did or said that causes the hurt (or if you like all the hurt) but how you take it.
"It seems rather obvious that plants have free will. Don't know why that would be controversial."
(John Platko)
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#2  Postby archibald » Feb 02, 2017 11:59 am

"All is vanity"
(Book of Ecclesiastes. c.450–180 BCE. Middle-Eastern Jewish tradition).

Imo, this is another cracker, and nicely illustrated in this drawing by Charles Allen Gilbert:

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#3  Postby Sendraks » Feb 02, 2017 12:03 pm

'"Every little helps" - said the old woman as she pissed in the sea.'
"One of the great tragedies of mankind is that morality has been hijacked by religion." - Arthur C Clarke

"'Science doesn't know everything' - Well science knows it doesn't know everything, otherwise it'd stop" - Dara O'Brian
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#4  Postby Adco » Feb 02, 2017 1:04 pm

"As long as your bum points to the ground, you'll never come right" - my Dad

A man of great wisdom.
god must love stupid people - he made so many of them
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#5  Postby Corneel » Feb 02, 2017 7:02 pm

"When two elephants fight, it's the grass that suffers"
African proverb.
"Damn it! Why am I arguing shit on the internet again!?"
"'cuz sometimes you just need a cumshot of stupid to the face?"

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#6  Postby Pebble » Feb 02, 2017 10:30 pm

"Occam is spinning in his grave" - when convoluted explanations are offered.
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#7  Postby LucidFlight » Feb 02, 2017 10:37 pm

"An experience/observation of x is not x in itself."
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#8  Postby Corneel » Feb 02, 2017 11:51 pm

"As the size of an explosion increases, the number of social situations it is incapable of solving approaches zero."
— Vaarsuvius
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#9  Postby archibald » Feb 03, 2017 8:43 am

"One should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself" (positive or directive form).
"One should not treat others in ways that one would not like to be treated" (negative or prohibitive form).

(The so-called Golden Rule. Source: all over the place)
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#10  Postby scott1328 » Feb 03, 2017 6:19 pm

What is the sound of one hand fapping?
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#11  Postby Fallible » Feb 03, 2017 6:19 pm

I don't know if these count.

The facts are always friendly. Every bit of evidence one can acquire, in any area, leads one that much closer to what is true.

Experience is, for me, the highest authority. The touchstone of validity is my own experience. No other person's ideas, and none of my own ideas, are as authoritative as my experience. It is to experience that I must return again and again, to discover a closer approximation to truth as it is in the process of becoming in me. Neither the Bible nor the prophets -- neither Freud nor research -- neither the revelations of God nor man -- can take precedence over my own direct experience. My experience is not authoritative because it is infallible. It is the basis of authority because it can always be checked in new primary ways. In this way its frequent error or fallibility is always open to correction.

a person is a fluid process, not a fixed and static entity; a flowing river of change, not a block of solid material; a continually changing constellation of potentialities, not a fixed quantity of traits.

evaluation by others is not a guide for me. The judgments of others, while they are to be listened to, and taken into account for what they are, can never be a guide for me. This has been a hard thing to learn.

Change threatens, and its possibility creates frightened, angry people. They are found in their purest essence on the extreme right, but in all of us there is some fear of process, of change.

The intolerant "true believer" is a menace to any field, yet I suspect each one of us finds traces of that person in ourself.

- Carl Rogers
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#12  Postby Fallible » Feb 03, 2017 6:20 pm

scott1328 wrote:What is the sound of one hand fapping?



:rofl:
John Grant wrote:They say 'let go, let go, let go, you must learn to let go'.
If I hear that fucking phrase again, this baby's gonna blow
Into a million itsy bitsy tiny pieces, don't you know,
Just like my favourite scene in Scanners .
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#13  Postby Macdoc » Feb 03, 2017 10:11 pm

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EO Wilson in On Human Nature wrote:
We are not compelled to believe in biological uniformity in order to affirm human freedom and dignity.
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#14  Postby Corneel » Feb 03, 2017 10:18 pm

Macdoc wrote:Image

???
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#15  Postby Macdoc » Feb 04, 2017 12:26 am

Just his variation of Spinoza or was it Descarte .. :smoke:
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#16  Postby Cito di Pense » Feb 23, 2017 10:25 am

When the going gets tautological, the tautological gets going.
Хлопнут без некролога. -- Серге́й Па́влович Королёв

Translation by Elbert Hubbard: Do not take life too seriously. You're not going to get out of it alive.
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#17  Postby laklak » Feb 23, 2017 3:45 pm

If the dog hadn't stopped to shit it would have caught the rabbit - my Dad.
A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way. - Mark Twain
The sky is falling! The sky is falling! - Chicken Little
I never go without my dinner. No one ever does, except vegetarians and people like that - Oscar Wilde
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#18  Postby jamest » Feb 24, 2017 2:34 pm

A dog that needs to shit runs slower than one that does not - my rabbit.
Il messaggero non e importante.
Ora non e importante.
Il resultato futuro e importante.
Quindi, persisto.
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#19  Postby felltoearth » Feb 25, 2017 6:33 am

Never back up farther than you have to – my dad. Pragmatic and profound in turns.
"Walla Walla Bonga!" — Witticism
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