Quotes to Consider

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Here is a random selection of thoughts from our database of quotes from well-known thinkers that you might enjoy pondering.

Even philosophers will praise war as ennobling mankind, forgetting the Greek who said: 'War is bad in that it begets more evil than it kills.'
- Immanuel Kant

Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Principles are good and worth the effort only when they develop into deeds... The great doesn’t happen through impulse alone, and is a succession of little things that are brought together.
- Vincent van Gogh

Living is a constant process of deciding what we are going to do.
- Jose Ortega y Gasset

Man can alter his life by altering his thinking.
- William James

One forgives to the degree that one loves.
- de La Rochefoucauld

When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
- Lincoln

I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing.
- Anais Nin

If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law.
- Henry David Thoreau

What could be more convincing, moreover, than the gesture of laying one's cards face up on the table?
- Lacan