Alain Stephen

This Book Will Make You Think

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Reason and experience became the watchwords in this new philosophy, which was more concerned with how things actually are rather than how they could or possibly should be.
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After all, as one door closes, another opens, and this will provide the impetus for me to do something different.’
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‘A little philosophy inclineth man’s mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men’s minds about to religion.’
Francis Bacon (1561–1626)
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In contrast to earlier philosophers such as Plato and Aristotle, who both believed political power was a divine right, Machiavelli argued that power was there for any person who had the ability to seize it.
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‘Happiness is the highest good, being a realization and perfect practice of virtue, which some can attain, while others have little or none of it.’
Aristotle (384–322 BC)
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‘Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.’
Mahatma Gandhi
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Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.’

Mahatma Gandhi
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applying reason to hypotheses in areas where hard facts are not yet available
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Machiavelli argued that power was there for any person who had the ability to seize it.
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Faith is believing something you know ain’t true.’
Mark Twain (1835–1910)
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happiness is getting everything that you need and/or desire
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To be happy takes a complete lifetime; for one swallow does not make spring.’
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Happiness is the highest good, being a realization and perfect practice of virtue, which some can attain, while others have little or none of it.’
Aristotle (384–322 BC)
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You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.’
Plato (427–347 BC)
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since all human beings are essentially equal but selfish in following their desires, this natural tendency leads to warfare and the ‘darkness of ignorance’ unless it is checked
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Is it possible to be happy when others are suffering or miserable?
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Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.’
Mahatma Gandhi (1869–1948)
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you simply can’t please all of the people all of the time
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that even the belief in nothing constitutes a belief in something
Genia Mahargyanihas quoted4 months ago
tabula rasa (the theory that we are born with a ‘blank slate’ mind which is formed by experience and perception).
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