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English Philosopher Quotes

I have no regrets in my life. I think that everything happens to you for a reason. The hard times that you go through build character, making you a much stronger person.
Rita Mero
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Alan Watts
Technology is destructive only in the hands of people who do not realize that they are one and the same process as the universe.
Alan Watts
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Francis Bacon
Seek ye first the good things of the mind, and the rest will either be supplied or its loss will not be felt.
Francis Bacon
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Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
John Locke
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Francis Bacon
Natural abilities are like natural plants, that need pruning by study; and studies themselves do give forth directions too much at large, except they be bounded in by experience.
Francis Bacon
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Otto Bismarck
With a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and with a fraud I try to be a fraud and a half.
Otto Bismarck
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Francis Bacon
There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.
Francis Bacon
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Francis Bacon
Friendship increases in visiting friends, but in visiting them seldom.
Francis Bacon
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A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.
George Moore
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Francis Bacon
When a man laughs at his troubles he loses a great many friends. They never forgive the loss of their prerogative.
Francis Bacon
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Thomas Hobbes
In the state of nature profit is the measure of right.
Thomas Hobbes
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Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished.
Jeremy Bentham
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Parenthood is not an object of appetite or even desire. It is an object of will. There is no appetite for parenthood; there is only a purpose or intention of parenthood.
Robin Collingwood
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Thomas Hobbes
The praise of ancient authors proceeds not from the reverence of the dead, but from the competition and mutual envy of the living.
Thomas Hobbes
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Francis Bacon
Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.
Francis Bacon
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How often misused words generate misleading thoughts.
Herbert Spencer
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A living thing is distinguished from a dead thing by the multiplicity of the changes at any moment taking place in it.
Herbert Spencer
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Thomas Hobbes
The disembodied spirit is immortal; there is nothing of it that can grow old or die. But the embodied spirit sees death on the horizon as soon as its day dawns.
Thomas Hobbes
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Alan Watts
Things are as they are. Looking out into it the universe at night, we make no comparisons between right and wrong stars, nor between well and badly arranged constellations.
Alan Watts
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Alan Watts
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.
Alan Watts
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Alan Watts
The religious idea of God cannot do full duty for the metaphysical infinity.
Alan Watts
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Alan Watts
Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.
Alan Watts
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Alan Watts
We cannot be more sensitive to pleasure without being more sensitive to pain.
Alan Watts
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Alan Watts
How is it possible that a being with such sensitive jewels as the eyes, such enchanted musical instruments as the ears, and such fabulous arabesque of nerves as the brain can experience itself anything less than a god.
Alan Watts
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Alan Watts
Wars based on principle are far more destructive... the attacker will not destroy that which he is after.
Alan Watts
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Alan Watts
The reason we want to go on and on is because we live in an impoverished present.
Alan Watts
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Alan Watts
The reason we have poverty is that we have no imagination. There are a great many people accumulating what they think is vast wealth, but it's only money... they don't know how to enjoy it, because they have no imagination.
Alan Watts
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It is of great use to the sailor to know the length of his line, though he cannot with it fathom all the depths of the ocean.
John Locke
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Francis Bacon
He that gives good advice, builds with one hand; he that gives good counsel and example, builds with both; but he that gives good admonition and bad example, builds with one hand and pulls down with the other.
Francis Bacon
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Francis Bacon
Judges must beware of hard constructions and strained inferences, for there is no worse torture than that of laws.
Francis Bacon
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