philosophical quotes

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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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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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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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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.
-C.S. Lewis
 
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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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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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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.”

http://politicalfray.com/political-humor/4287-confusionism-confucius-say-jokes.html
 
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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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