Wednesday, 10 November 2010

researched quotes from philosophers for property cards

Quotes are relevant to the chosen philosophers in their categories.


Protagoras“Man is the measure of all things.”
Heraclitus“There is nothing permanent except change.”


Richard Swinburne - “If God intervened to prevent full scale horrors this would compromise his gift of freedom to us.”
Immanuel Kant – “Good will shines forth like a precious jewel.”
St. Thomas Aquinas – “To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.”


Emile Durkheim – Reality seems valueless by comparison with the dreams of fevered imaginations; reality is therefore abandoned.
Max Weber – “daily and hourly, the politician has to overcome a quite trivial and all-to-trivial enemy: a quite vulgar vanity.”
Karl Marx – “Religion is the opium of the people.”


Ivan Pavlov – Don't become a mere recorder of facts, but try to penetrate the mystery of their origin.
William James – “Feeling is the deeper source of religion.”
Sigmund Freud – “man’s relations to God could recover the intimacy and intensity of the child’s relation to his father.”


Søren Kierkegaard – During the first period of a man's life the greatest danger is not to take the risk.”
Friedrich Nietzsche – “I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time.”
Jean-Paul Sartre – “Life has no meaning the moment you lose the illusion of being eternal.”


Gottfried Leibniz – "There is no way in which a simple substance could begin in the course of nature, since it cannot be formed by means of compounding."
Baruch Spinoza – “All noble things are as difficult as they are rare.”
Rene Descartes – “I think therefore I am.”


Jeremy Bentham – “It is the greatest good to the greatest number of people that is the measure of right and wrong.”
Gautama Buddha – “All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.”
Aristotle – “The energy of the mind is the essence of life.”

Ancient Greek

Plato – “Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.”
Socrates – “The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.

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