Quote Library

Quotes can be great sources of mental nourishment.  A short collection of some of our favorite insights & ‘food for thought’ is provided below.  We will continue to add to our quote library.

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.Aristotle

Philosophy is not about authoritative pronouncements.  It is not about one person claiming to be deeper than others or making allegedly wise assertions.  It is about leading the examined life, with humility about how little we really understand, with a commitment to arguments that are rigorous, reciprocal, and sincere, and with a willingness to listen to others as equal participants and to respond to what they offer.Martha Nussbaum

 Education is not the [mere] learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.Albert Einstein

 How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.Winnie the Pooh/A.A. Milne

 We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of light. Plato

Nothing is so strong as gentleness…and nothing so gentle as real strength.Ralph W. Sockman

 Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots.Rumi

Morality is not the doctrine of how we make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness. Immanuel Kant

 There is more than a verbal tie between the words common, community, and communication…Try the experiment of communicating, with fullness and accuracy, some experience to another…and you will find your own attitude toward your experience changing. John Dewey

People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use. Søren Kierkegaard

To teach how to live without certainty and yet without being paralyzed by hesitation is perhaps the chief thing that philosophy…can do for those who study it. Bertrand Russell

Every day is a little life: Every waking and rising a little birth, every fresh morning a little youth, every going to rest and sleep a little death. Arthur Schopenhauer

The vitality of thought is an adventure.  Ideas won’t keep.  Something must be done about them. Alfred North Whitehead

 If you want others to be happy…practice compassion.  If you want to be happy…practice compassion. – Dalai Lama

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls.   The most massive characters are seared with scars. – Khalil Gibran

There is a sacredness in tears.  They are not a mark of weakness, but of power…They are the messengers of overwhelming grief…and of unspeakable love. – Washington Irving

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