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philosophy arises from awe,
a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths
and poetic fables.
Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder.
-- Thomas Aquinas
To assert that it is possible to establish peace
between men of different nations is simply to
assert that man, whatever his ethnical background,
his race, religious beliefs, or philosophy, is
capable of reason. Two forces within the individual
contribute to the development of his conscience
and of his morality: reason and sensitivity.
-- Léon Bourgeois
is something of which none of us can give too much.
For on the smiles, the thanks we give, our little gestures
our neighbors build their philosophy of life.
-- A. J. Cronin
is my simple religion. There is no need for temples;
no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain,
our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is
a new philosophy of cooperation (win-win) in which everybody
-- W. Edwards Deming
We must set an example now and move environmentalism
from being the philosophy of a passionate minority
... to a way of life that automatically integrates
ecology into governmental policy and normal living
~ Leonardo DiCaprio
is the pursuit of truth. My grandfather believed
that truth should be the cornerstone of everybody’s
life and that we must dedicate our lives to pursuing
truth, to finding out the truth in our lives.
And so his entire philosophy was the philosophy
of life. It was not just a philosophy for conflict
resolution, but something that we have to imbibe
in our life and live it all the time so that we
can improve and become better human beings."
-- Arun Gandhi
'Freedom from fear' could be said to sum up the
whole philosophy of human rights. -- Dag
"The vision I see is not only a movement of direct
democracy, of self- and co-determination and non-violence,
but a movement in which politics means the power
to love and the power to feel united on the spaceship
Earth... In a world struggling in violence and
dishonesty, the further development of non-violence
- not only as a philosophy but as a way of life,
as a force on the streets, in the market squares,
outside the missile bases, inside the chemical
plants and inside the war industry - becomes one
of the most urgent priorities."
-- Petra Kelly
We are not afraid to entrust the American people
with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien
philosophies, and competitive values. For a
nation that is afraid to let its people judge
the truth and falsehood in an open market is
a nation that is afraid of its people.
philosophy of jazz represents tolerance, teamwork and
That's what America is about. The music reflects that."
-- Thelonious Monk Jr.
philosophy that I have worked under most of my
life is that the serious study of natural history
is an activity which has far-reaching effects
in every aspect of a person’s life. It ultimately
makes people protective of the environment in
a very committed way. It is my opinion that the
study of natural history should be the primary
avenue for creating environmentalists.
~ Roger Tory Peterson
one decides to do in crisis depends on one's philosophy
of life, and that philosophy cannot be changed
by an incident. If one hasn't any philosophy in
crises, others make the decision.
-- Jeanette Rankin
secure our environmental legacy for future generations,
we must find ways to reconcile humanity more satisfactorily
with the natural systems upon which all human life
and civilizations depend. We must recognize that
the natural systems of which we are part have an
intrinsic worth transcending narrow utilitarian
values. They must be preserved for their own sake.
No philosopher or religious thinker has been more
sensitive to this intimate relationship between
humanity and nature than St. Francis of Assisi.
The powerful contemporary environmental tradition
of preservation, of reverence for wilderness and
protection for all living things - the ideal that
sees, as John Muir said, ‘in God’s wildness... the
hope of the world’ - virtually began with St. Francis."
-- William K. Reilly, U.S. Environmental Protection
Science is what you know. Philosophy is what
you don't know.
is the possibility of doubting, of making a mistake,...
of searching and experimenting,... of saying No
to any authority - literary, artistic, philosophical,
religious, social, and even political.
-- Ignazio Silone
be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle
thoughts, nor even to found a school, but to so
love wisdom as to live according to its dictates
a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity
-- Henry David
The perfection of wisdom, and the end of true philosophy
is to proportion our wants to our possessions, our
ambitions to our capacities, we will then be a happy
and a virtuous people.
-- Mark Twain
As the new spirituality begins to become the pervasive
spirituality of the planet, we'll find that we
have abandoned our philosophy of contradictions
in which we say we're all one but continue to
try to win.
~ Neale Donald
does mysticism really mean? It means the way to
attain knowledge. It's close to philosophy, except
in philosophy you go horizontally while in mysticism
you go vertically.
-- Elie Wiesel
believe in taking down the barriers, but we also
believe in the most energetic reconciliation among
peoples by getting them to know each other, talk
each other's languages, understand each other's
fears and beliefs, getting to know each other
physically, philosophically, and spiritually.
It is much harder to kill your near neighbor than
the thousands of unknown and hostile aliens at
the other end of a nuclear missile. We have to
create a world in which there are no unknown,
hostile aliens at the other end of any missiles.
Williams (The Peace People)