Hold your course and pause for a tiny moment to consider this. Throughout centuries, great minds have relentlessly pondered the ageless same questions that both you as well as I are still confronted with today. On innumerable occasions, I have had the good fortune to discover that some of the most distinctly clearest thoughts do not necessary lie in engrossing volumes and annals of universally admired great works produced by likes of true geniuses such as Plato, Socrates, Nietzsche, I Ching, or even Descartes, but more so in their remarkable and succinct quotations as well as wise sayings.
As for my own person, I look upon quotations as being condensation of human wisdom and thought. Hence, I consider that quotes on change and philosophical quotes have played a crucial part in my own philosophies of life and I feel proud to share some of the favorite with you. Most of them reflect views which in mu opinion hold true for many of us. Several of these remarkable quotes on change and philosophical quotes have become my guiding principles, like Burke says: “good men over evil.”
These specially selected ‘words of wisdom’, among some of the greatest quotes on change and philosophical quotes, may just give you that tiny break to reawaken your inner spirit and make you really want to weigh things in your life in a slightly different manner.
“The capacity to learn is a gift; The ability to learn is a skill; The WILLINGNESS to learn is a choice.” -Unknown
“All that is needed for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” -Edmund Burke
“The highest reward for man’s toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it.” -John Ruskin (1819-1900)
“As for adopting the ways which the State has provided for remedying the evil, I know not of such ways.
They take too much time, and a man’s life will be gone. I have other affairs to attend to. I came into this world, not chiefly to make this a good place to live in, but to live in it, be it good or bad.” -Henry David Thoreau
“How like philosophers! Preening themselves for teaching black-and-white thinkers to see shades of gray and forgetting all about the reds and greens and blues and yellows and …” -Susan Sparks
“To myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself and now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, while the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.” -Sir Isaac Newton
“Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.” -Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
“Philosophy begins when one learns to doubt – particularly to doubt one’s cherished beliefs, one’s dogmas and one’s axioms.” -Will Durant
“Cogito, ergo sum” (I think, therefore I exist!) -Rene Descartes (1596-1650)
“I became aware of my destiny: to belong to the critical minority as opposed to the unquestioning majority.” -Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)
“History is written by the victors.” –Machiavelli