Wednesday, 10 November 2010

researched quotes from philosophers for property cards


Quotes are relevant to the chosen philosophers in their categories.

Pre-Socratic

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


Christian

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.”


Sociologist

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.”


Psychologist

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.”


Existentialist

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.”


Rationalist

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.”


Ethicist

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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