Philosophical Quotes SMS Collection

The obstacle is the path zen proverb

The obstacle is the path.  ~Zen ProverbCCQ

What deep wounds ever closed without a

What deep wounds ever closed without a scar?  ~George Gordon, Lord Byron, Child Harold’s PilgrimageDCMOO

He who has seen present things all

He who has seen present things has seen all, both everything which has taken place from all eternity and everything which will be for

The human mind is inspired enough when

The human mind is inspired enough when it comes to inventing horrors; it is when it tries to invent a Heaven that it shows

Who depends on another mans table often

Who depends on another man’s table often dines late.  ~John Ray

When they go fishing it is not

When they go fishing, it is not really fish they are after.  It is a philosophic meditation.  ~E.T. Browncommonly misattributed to Henry David Thoreau

The world always makes the assumption that

The world always makes the assumption that the exposure of an error is identical with the discovery of truth – that the error and

Yearning for sun and starlight roses winter

Yearning for sun and starlight, roses and winter, together.  ~Dr. SunWolf, professorsunwolf.comtwitter.com/WordWhispers/status/155359290893414400

You can see a lot by just

You can see a lot by just looking.  ~Yogi Berra, also often quoted as "You can observe a lot by just looking." (original wording

Its always now eckhart tolle

It’s always Now.  ~Eckhart Tolle

Think like a man of action act

Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.  ~Henri Louis Bergson

You are fastened to them and cannot

You are fastened to them and cannot understand how, because they are not fastened to you.  ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by

It requires a great deal of faith

It requires a great deal of faith for a man to be cured by his own placebos.  ~John L. McClenahanDCMOO

To learn something new take the path

To learn something new, take the path that you took yesterday.  ~John BurroughsCCQ

Even a clock that does not work

Even a clock that does not work is right twice a day.  ~Polish Proverb

Believe those who are seeking the truth

Believe those who are seeking the truth.  Doubt those who find it.  ~Andre Gide

One day someone showed me a glass

One day, someone showed me a glass of water that was half full.  And he said, "Is it half full or half empty?"  So

The unreal is more powerful than the

The unreal is more powerful than the real…. Because it’s only intangible ideas, concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last.  Stone crumbles.  Wood rots.  People, well,

You cant reason someone out of a

You can’t reason someone out of a position they didn’t reason themselves into.  ~Author Unknown

Just as there is no loss of

Just as there is no loss of basic energy in the universe, so no thought or action is without its effects, present or ultimate,

When i break any of the chains

When I break any of the chains that bind me I feel that I make myself smaller.  ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish

If a man who cannot count finds

If a man who cannot count finds a four-leaf clover, is he lucky?  ~Stanislaw J. Lec

Only that in you which is me

Only that in you which is me can hear what I’m saying.  ~Baba Ram Dass

The only zen you can find on

The only Zen you can find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there.  ~Robert M. Pirsig

One does what one is becomes does

One does what one is; one becomes what one does.  ~Robert von Musil, Kleine ProsaMBT

We become aware of the void as

We become aware of the void as we fill it.  ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. MerwinTPV

When a watch goes ill it is

When a watch goes ill, it is not enough to move the hands; you must set the regulator.  When a man does ill, it

Knock on the sky and listen to

Knock on the sky and listen to the sound.  ~Zen Saying

The charm of history and its enigmatic

The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely

Theres more to the truth than just

There’s more to the truth than just the facts.  ~Author Unknown

Ive observed that there are more lines

I’ve observed that there are more lines formed than things worth waiting for.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

It is easy to stand a pain

It is easy to stand a pain, but difficult to stand an itch.  ~Chang Ch’aoDCMOO

Would there be this eternal seeking if

Would there be this eternal seeking if the found existed?  ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

Tomorrow always comes and today is never

Tomorrow always comes, and today is never yesterday.  ~S.A. Sachs

The moment a little boy is concerned

The moment a little boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow, he can no longer see the birds

There are things i have wanted so

There are things I have wanted so long that I would only consent to have them if I could keep wanting them.  ~Robert Brault,

I stop wanting what am looking for

I stop wanting what I am looking for, looking for it.  ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

The map is not the territory alfred

The map is not the territory.  ~Alfred Korzybski

Our greatest pretenses are built up not

Our greatest pretenses are built up not to hide the evil and the ugly in us, but our emptiness.  The hardest thing to hide

You cant wake a person who is

You can’t wake a person who is pretending to be asleep.  ~Navajo Proverb

You have to do it by yourself

You have to do it by yourself, And you can’t do it alone. ~Martin Rutte2011mail

Man is the only animal who enjoys

Man is the only animal who enjoys the consolation of believing in a next life; all other animals enjoy the consolation of not worrying

The fly that doesnt want to be

The fly that doesn’t want to be swatted is most secure when it lights on the fly-swatter.  ~G.C. Lichtenberg

If i am not pleased with myself

If I am not pleased with myself, but should wish to be other than I am, why should I think highly of the influences

If a man will begin with certainties

If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he will content to begin with doubts, he shall end

In a mist the heights can for

In a mist the heights can for the most part see each other; but the valleys cannot.  ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare,

Philosophy is lifes dry nurse who can take

Philosophy is life’s dry-nurse, who can take care of us – but not suckle us.  ~Soren Kierkegaard

Seeking is not always the way to

Seeking is not always the way to find.  ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827TPV

We waste a lot of time running

We waste a lot of time running after people we could have caught by just standing still.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960CDN, TPV

A man with one watch knows what

A man with one watch knows what time it is; a man with two watches is never quite sure.  ~Lee Segall

The observer when he seems to himself

The observer, when he seems to himself to be observing a stone, is really, if physics is to be believed, observing the effects of

Sometimes an answer not yet blowin in

Sometimes an answer not yet blowin’ in the wind is stirring in the breeze.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

I am not certain of the hereafter

I am not certain of the hereafter. Frankly, I’m not all that certain of the here.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

By daily dying i have come to

By daily dying I have come to be.  ~Theodore RoethkeFD

To know the hight sic of a

To know the hight [sic] of a mountain, one must climb it.  ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two

The opposite of a correct statement is

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement.  But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.  ~Niels

A thousand men cant undress a naked

A thousand men can’t undress a naked man.  ~Greek ProverbCUL

I tell you everything that is really

I tell you everything that is really nothing, and nothing of what is everything, do not be fooled by what I am saying.  Please

Alice came to a fork in the

Alice came to a fork in the road.  "Which road do I take?" she asked. "Where do you want to go?" responded the Cheshire

The road was new to me as

The road was new to me, as roads always are going back.  ~Sarah Orne Jewett, The Country Road of Pointed Firs, 1896LCD

You become responsible forever for what youve

"People have forgotten this truth," the fox said.  "But you mustn’t forget it.  You become responsible forever for what you’ve tamed."  ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry,

We often repent the good we have

We often repent the good we have done as well as the ill.  ~William Hazlitt, Characteristics, 1823LCD

If i make the lashes dark and

If I make the lashes dark And the eyes more bright And the lips more scarlet, Or ask if all be right From mirror

A gun gives you the body not

A gun gives you the body, not the bird.  ~Henry David ThoreauCDC

When you look into an abyss the

When you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you.  ~Friedrich Nietzche

Sometimes its necessary to go a long

Sometimes it’s necessary to go a long distance out of the way in order to come back a short distance correctly.  ~Edward Albee

You cant fall off the floor author

You can’t fall off the floor.  ~Author Unknown

Sometimes the questions are complicated and answers

Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.  ~Dr Seuss