Philosophy

Philosophy



There is only one Jesus Christ and all the rest is a dispute over trifles.
--Elizabeth I, on denominationalism
I believe in Christianity as I believe the Sun has risen not just because I see it but because by it I see everything else.
--C.S. Lewis
The hardness of God is kinder than the softness of men, and His compulsion is our liberation.
--C.S. Lewis, Surprised by Joy
To know the will of God is the greatest knowledge. To find the will of God is the greatest discovery. To do the will of God is the greatest achievement.
--Upanishad
Over the last few years, we've heard a lot about something called family values. And like many of you, I've struggled to figure out what that means--but since my accident, I've found a definition that seems to make sense. I think it means that we're all family, and that we all have value.
--Christopher Reeve
Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends.
--Gandalf in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be lit.
--Plutarch
Those who are enamored of practice without theory are like a pilot who goes into a ship without rudder or compass and never has any certainty where he is going. Practice should always be based upon a sound knowledge of theory.
--Leonardo da Vinci
God's grace is bestowed freely, the light shines wherever it shines, and we are not the guardians of the gates.
--Garrison Keillor
The world doesn't really need more busy people, maybe not even more intelligent people. It needs "deep people".
--Don Postema
I would have people be sincere, and that, like men of honor, no word be spoken that comes not from the heart.
--Alceste in Moliere's The Misanthrope, Act I, scene i
When people are being beaten with a stick, they are not much happier if it is called "the People's Stick".
--Mikhail Bakunin
Liberty without socialism is privilege and injustice; socialism without liberty is slavery and brutality.
--Mikhail Bakunin
A thinking man can never be a party man.
--Friedrich Nietzsche
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
--Franklin D. Roosevelt
The voice of evil says, "Blessed are the proud and violent, those who prosper at any cost, who are unscrupulous, pitiless, devious, who make war not peace, and persecute those who stand in their way." It is strange that Jesus exalts those whom the world generally regards as weak. He says to them: "Blessed are you who seem to be losers, because you are the true winners: the kingdom of heaven is yours." These words present a challenge which demands a great change of heart.
--Pope John Paul II
All that is not given is lost.
--Indian proverb