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My personal selected philosophical quotes and proverbs!

While being harassed and burned every day I took the time to read about philosophy. Currently I'm reading a book about Senaca and I also took the time to read quotes about other stoic philosophers like Marcus Aurelius, Epictetus ect...

For those of you not familiar with stoic philosophy I strongly recommend to visit this website:

How to be a stoic - collections  

But stoic philosophy is not the only topic I read about, I also took the time to read about Proverbs and aphorisms. (An aphorism can be a terse saying, expressing a general truth or principle, or it can be an astute observation. An aphorism is spoken or written in a laconic and memorable form.)

Fine aphorisms proverbs and philosophical quotes from around the world!

Anyway here is a small list of proverbs, aphorisms and Philosophical Quotes which I gathered while reading different sources of quotes. (this list not complete and will be updated If I find the time and will to do so.)

Philosophical quotes, proverbs and aphorisms:

  1. The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing
  2. The secret in happiness you see, is not found in seeking more but in developing the capacity to enjoy less
  3. Are you not ashamed of caring so much for the making of money and for fame and prestige, when you neither think nor care about wisdom and truth and the improvement of your soul
  4. Not all beautiful people are good but all good people are beautiful
  5. Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds
  6. What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals
  7. Vision without action is a daydream, action without vision is a nightmare
  8. In any situation the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing, the worst thing you can do is nothing
  9. Keep away from people that try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too can become great.
  10. Whenever you find the whole world against you just turn around and lead the world
  11. Being defeated is a temporary condition, giving up is what makes it permanent
  12. First determine what the right thing to do is, then afterwords do it
  13. In matters of style swim with the current, in matters of principle stand like rock
  14. To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing
  15. Do first things first and second things not at all
  16. If you're going through hell keep going
  17. Understanding a question is half an answer
  18. From the deepest desires often comes the deadliest hate
  19. The one who oppresses others is always a coward
  20. Slander cannot destroy an honest man, when the flood recedes the rock is there
  21. The greatest hero is one who has control over his desires
  22. It is better to lose on principle than to win on lies
  23. There is no medicine for hate
  24. Hope for the best prepare for the worst
  25. He who puts up with insult invites injury
  26. Better a polite refusal than a worthless promise
  27. A straight enemy is better than a false friend
  28. He who doesn't find a little enough will find nothing enough
  29. Who gossips with you will gossip of you
  30. Watch out for the patient man's anger
  31. He who acts too friendly does not seek your affection, but something from you
  32. Worry gives a small thing a big shadow
  33. Running away can be shameful, but not when it evades annihilation
  34. I have no knowledge of myself as I am, but merely as I appear to myself
  35. There can be no doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience
  36. Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle
  37. What you do not desire for yourself do not to others
  38. The great man is he who still retains the innocent heart of a child
  39. One who loves will be loved by others, one who hates will be hated by others
  40. Mental punishment is a great crime, and it is hard to be proven

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