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Old November 3rd, 2013, 06:27 AM   #21
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I just thought of a new phrase:

Don't take life too seriously or you'll miss life.
Similarly:

"Don't take life too serious....you won't survive it."
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Old November 11th, 2013, 05:54 PM   #22
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Not all who wonder, are lost.


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Old November 12th, 2013, 02:56 AM   #23
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Don't you mean wander?

Yeah...my bad
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Old November 15th, 2013, 05:25 PM   #24
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"If you are caught unprepared by a sudden rainstorm, you should not run foolishly down the road or hide under the eves of houses. You are going to get soaked either way. Accept that from the beginning and go on your way. This way you will not be distressed by a little rain. Apply this lesson to everything."
- Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai
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Old November 15th, 2013, 05:42 PM   #25
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The Way of the Samurai is found in death.
Meditation on inevitable death should be performed daily.
Every day, when one’s body and mind are at peace,
one should meditate upon being ripped apart by arrows,
rifles, spears, and swords, being carried away by surging waves,
being thrown into the midst of a great fire, being struck by lightning,
being shaken to death by a great earthquake,
falling from thousand-foot cliffs,
dying of disease or committing seppuku at the death of one’s master.
And every day, without fail, one should consider himself as dead.
This is the substance of the Way of the Samurai.

-Hagakure
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Old November 16th, 2013, 06:06 AM   #26
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The Way of the Samurai is found in death.
Meditation on inevitable death should be performed daily.
Every day, when one’s body and mind are at peace,
one should meditate upon being ripped apart by arrows,
rifles, spears, and swords, being carried away by surging waves,
being thrown into the midst of a great fire, being struck by lightning,
being shaken to death by a great earthquake,
falling from thousand-foot cliffs,
dying of disease or committing seppuku at the death of one’s master.
And every day, without fail, one should consider himself as dead.
This is the substance of the Way of the Samurai.

-Hagakure
How... Depressing.
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Old December 16th, 2013, 10:33 AM   #27
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If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world.
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Old January 12th, 2014, 12:10 AM   #28
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When you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you.-Friedriche Nietzsche

I like it so much it is going to become my signature.
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Old January 12th, 2014, 06:02 AM   #29
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When you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you.-Friedriche Nietzsche

I like it so much it is going to become my signature.
I'm not quite as suicidally cynical as he was but most o his stuff is spot on.
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Old January 12th, 2014, 06:05 AM   #30
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I'm not quite as suicidally cynical as he was but most o his stuff is spot on.
I think this is very poignant to a person in my line of work. When dealing with battling monsters it's very easy to become one.
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Old January 12th, 2014, 07:23 AM   #31
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One problem - the abyss has no eyes.
You've obviously never seen the abyss before.
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Old January 12th, 2014, 08:46 AM   #32
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Here I thought it was a movie....silly me.
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Old January 12th, 2014, 01:07 PM   #33
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Actually, it is quite unclear what it actually is!
In the quote the abyss is proverbial. The abyss of human depravity, the abyss of hatred, anger, you name it.
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Old January 12th, 2014, 05:40 PM   #34
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I hope the following four quotes of mine can make enough sense to be classified as philosophical quotes:

At one time or another we may unknowingly say what others have said before, or we may say what others will unknowingly say later. Whatever it is, just feel free to say what we want to say.

Every year is a make or break year for every country.

A nation must dominate itself before dominating the world. Similarly, one must dominate oneself before dominating all other people.

Unless it is a paper tiger, you are putting your head into its mouth at your own peril.
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Old January 19th, 2014, 04:39 AM   #35
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When you go to sleep with dogs, you wake up with fleas.

Also, Confusius says: Man who goes to bed with itchy butt, wakes up with stinky fingers.
The following four "Confucius Say" quotes are hot right out of my oven. Compared with the usual "naughty" Internet quotes which make the great Chinese sage sound like a "dirty old man", the "freshly baked" quotes make him sound like an economist and a student of English nursery rhymes.

Confucius say: “A ruler who cannot stay upright risks falling like Humpty Dumpty from the height of power.”

Confucius say: "Countless participants of the conflict fall by the wayside in their race up the apex of power, with their dead bodies piling up like a mountain, atop which stands the victor of a brutal, long-drawn-out, free-for-all, civil war."

Confucius say: "Before a politician borrows the ending –nomics to coin a term for his economic policies, he must ensure that he can return it with interest, bearing in mind that, like the intake of food into his body, the principle of 'nothing goes in, nothing comes out' also holds for economics."

Confucius say: “What I say is not important. What's important is what I don't say.”

Confusionism and "Confucius Say" jokes

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Old January 23rd, 2014, 05:08 PM   #36
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“He that goes a borrowing goes a sorrowing.” -- Benjamin Franklin

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"If we don't hang together, by Heavens we shall hang separately." -- An American General

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Old January 27th, 2014, 06:36 AM   #37
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"Anyone who who tries to predict the future is a fool. Anyone paid to predict the future is a professional fool" - ME.
Or a time traveler.
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Old January 28th, 2014, 05:25 PM   #38
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not necessary philosophical but i had an old boss, horrible man, who would get laughing at something and exclaim:

"oh shit who has more fun than people!?"
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Old January 28th, 2014, 07:34 PM   #39
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LOL!!!

I had a boss at L-M (not horrible in any way) when you greeted him & asked how he was doing, he'd exclaim "Mean, ornery, and hard to get along with".
Sounds like my old boss. I always replied by calling him a dirty old man.
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Old April 8th, 2014, 12:31 AM   #40
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A nation of dunces can be safe only in a world of dunces.
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