„Random events often come like the raisins in a box of cereal - in groups, streaks, and clusters. And although Fortune is fair in potentialities, she is not fair in outcomes.“
— Leonard Mlodinow, kniha The Drunkard's Walk
Zdroj: The Drunkard's Walk, Chapter 1, Peering Through The Eyepiece Of Randomness, p. 13
„Any religion or philosophy which is not based on a respect for life is not a true religion or philosophy.“
— Albert Schweitzer French-German physician, theologian, musician and philosopher 1875 - 1965
Letter to a Japanese Animal Welfare Society (1961)
„They are born, put in a box; they go home to live in a box; they study by ticking boxes; they go to what is called “work” in a box, where they sit in their cubicle box; they drive to the grocery store in a box to buy food in a box; they talk about thinking “outside the box”; and when they die they are put in a box.“
— Nassim Nicholas Taleb, kniha The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms
Zdroj: The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms (2010), p. 31
— Henry James, kniha The Awkward Age
Said by the Duchess in Book V, ch. XIX.
The Awkward Age (1899)
— John Steinbeck, kniha Cannery Row
Zdroj: Cannery Row
„The idea that you can merchandise candidates for high office like breakfast cereal — that you can gather votes like box tops — is, I think, the ultimate indignity to the democratic process.“
— Adlai Stevenson mid-20th-century Governor of Illinois and Ambassador to the UN 1900 - 1965
Speech at the Democratic National Convention (18 August 1956)
— Robinson Jeffers American poet 1887 - 1962
"The Stars Go Over The Lonely Ocean" (1940)
Kontext: Keep clear of the dupes that talk democracy
And the dogs that talk revolution,
Drunk with talk, liars and believers.
I believe in my tusks.
Long live freedom and damn the ideologies.
„Religion and philosophy, philosophy and religion – they're two words which are both … different. In spelling.“
— Eddie Izzard British stand-up comedian, actor and writer 1962
Live at the Ambassadors (1993)
— Samuel Butler novelist 1835 - 1902
The Note-Books of Samuel Butler (1912), Part XX - First Principles
Kontext: As a general rule philosophy is like stirring mud or not letting a sleeping dog lie. It is an attempt to deny, circumvent or otherwise escape from the consequences of the interlacing of the roots of things with one another.
„Good-humor is a philosophic state of mind; it seems to say to Nature that we take her no more seriously than she takes us. I maintain that one should always talk of philosophy with a smile.“
— William James, kniha The Varieties of Religious Experience
Zdroj: The Varieties of Religious Experience
„We should not pretend to be what we are not. The pretence of the impartial investigation of truth, with the resolve to make the established religion the result, indeed the measure and control of truth, is intolerable and such a philosophy, tied to the established religion like a dog to a chain, is only the vexatious caricature of the highest and noblest endeavor of mankind.“
— Arthur Schopenhauer, kniha Parerga and Paralipomena
Man wolle nicht scheinen was man nicht ist. Das Vorgeben unbefangener Wahrheitsforschung, mit dem Entschluß, die Landesreligion zum Resultat, ja zum Maaßstabe und zur Kontrole derselben zu machen, ist unerträglich, und eine solche, an die Landesreligion, wie der Kettenhund an die Mauer, gebundene Philosophie ist nur das ärgerliche Zerrbild der höchsten und edelsten Bestrebung der Menschheit.
Sämtliche Werke, Bd. 5, pp. 155–156, E. Payne, trans. (1974) Vol. 1, p. 143
Parerga and Paralipomena (1851), On Philosophy in the Universities
„Bill O'Reilly: What religion is involved with Christmas? What religion?
David Silverman: Christianity.
O'Reilly: That's not a religion. That's a philosophy.“
— Bill O'Reilly American political commentator, television host and writer 1949
— Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865
Attributed to Lincoln in Mark Gold (1998), Animal century . Also attributed to Rowland Hill in Henry Woodcock (1879), Wonders of Grace
— James Patterson American author 1947
Zdroj: School's Out—Forever
„What, then, is it to treat of philosophy, unless to lay down the rules of the true religion by which we seek rationally and adore humbly God, who is the first and sovereign cause of all things? Hence it follows that the true philosophy is the true religion, and reciprocally that the true religion is the true philosophy.“
— John Scotus Eriugena Irish theologian 810 - 877
Originál: (la) Quid est aliud de philosophia tractare, nisi verae religionis, qua summa et principalis omnium rerum causa, Deus, et humiliter colitur, et rationabiliter investigatur, regulas exponere? Conficitur inde, veram esse philosophiam veram religionem, conversimque veram religionem esse veram philosophiam.
De Divina Praedestinatione, ch. 1; translation from Kenelm Henry Digby Mores Catholici, vol. 8 (London: Booker & Dolman, 1837) p. 198.
„Unfortunately her portrait will cure no one of the addiction to loving sweetly smiling angels with dreamy looks, innocent faces, and a strong-box for a heart.“
— Honoré de Balzac French writer 1799 - 1850
Malheureusement, ce portrait ne corrigera personne de la manie d’aimer de anges au doux sourire, à l’air rêveur, à figure candide, dont le cœur est un coffre-fort.
La cousine Bette http://fr.wikisource.org/wiki/La_Cousine_Bette_-_4#XXXVII._R.C3.A9flexions_morales_sur_l.E2.80.99immoralit.C3.A9 (1846), translated by Sylvia Raphael, ch. XXXVII: Moral reflections on immorality.
„And what is the point of putting a picture of the perfectly ordinary Irish smile on the box of cigarettes? what's that all about? what you supposed to achieve?“
— Dylan Moran Irish actor and comedian 1971
What It Is (2009)