Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Just For Fun Quotes

Omne ens est verum.” (All that exists is true). –the Medieval Scholastics

"To be is to be the value of a variable" - W.V. Quine

“All men by nature desire to know.” -- Aristotle

" It is the mark of an educated mind to rest satisfied with the degree of precision which the nature of the subject admits and not to seek exactness where only an approximation is possible.” – Aristotle

"The world is all that is the case." - Ludwig Wittgenstein

While due regard must be given to the specific beliefs we hold, we must also pay careful attention to the manner by which we acquire and maintain them. Epistemology [and hermeneutics] then, is not (or ought not to be) concerned merely with the piecemeal appraisal of individual beliefs, but with what kinds of persons we are and are becoming-- W. Jay Wood, Epistemology, p. 26

Nothing is too absurd to be said by some of the philosophers." – Cicero

Never get angry. Never make a threat. Reason with people--Mario Puzo, 'The Godfather'

Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach. – Aristotle

Philosophy is merely thought that has been thought out. It is often a great bore. But man has no alternative, except between being influenced by thought that has been thought out and being influenced by thought that has not been thought out. The latter is what we commonly call culture and enlightenment today. But man is always influenced by thought of some kind, his own or somebody else's; that of somebody he trusts or that of somebody he never heard of, thought at first, second or third hand; thought from exploded legends or unverified rumours; but always something with the shadow of a system of values and a reason for preference. A man does test everything by something. The question here is whether he has ever tested the test. –G. K. Chesterton, The Common Man

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity--Albert Einstein

Five senses; an incurably abstract intellect; a haphazardly selective memory; a set of preconceptions and assumptions so numerous that I can never examine more than minority of them - never become conscious of them all. How much of total reality can such an apparatus let through--C. S. Lewis

Existence precedes and rules essence. – Sartre.

From the Cowardice that dare not face new truth,
From the Laziness that is contented with half-truth,
From the Arrogance that thinks it knows all truth,Lord Deliver Me

Jesus answered, “I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE.” -- John 14:6


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