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

Francis Bacon

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


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


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.


The secret of happiness, you see is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.


The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.


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

John Locke

When we face problems with compassion, sincerity, and good motivation, our solutions may take longer, but ultimately they are better.

Dalai Lama

If you hate a person, then you’re defeated by them.


No amount of anxiety makes any difference to anything that is going to happen.

Alan Watts

If you are depressed you are living in the past, if you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.

Lao Tzu

The more man mediates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.


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Philosophy begins in wonder.


Everything is flux.


All men by nature desire to know.


I think, therefore I am. (cogito ergo sum).


All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.

Benedict De Spinoza

Time heals what reason cannot.


The unexamined life is not worth living.


God, of course, is the greatest philosopher of all.

Richard Nixon

What the first philosopher taught the last will have to repeat.

Henry David Thoreau

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


One change leaves the way open for the introduction of others.

Niccolo Machiavelli

Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.

Bertrand Russell

Happiness is the feeling that power increases, that resistance is being overcome.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced.

Soren Kierkegaard

I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.

John Stuart Mill
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.
I have a philosophy that everything you write doesn't have to be good for everybody. There are going to be people that get irritated by some of the things I write--including my parents. And then there are going to be people that you draw in because of the pointedness of certain things.
When there is no more separation between 'this' and 'that,' it is called the still-point of the Tao. At the still point in the center of the circle one can see the infinite in all things.
Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.
People are like dirt. They can either nourish you and help you grow as a person or they can stunt your growth and make you wilt and die.
You may be always victorious if you will never enter into any contest where the issue does not wholly depend upon yourself.

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