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Quotations and Poetry - Other Philosophical Stuff

Harmlessness is the only religion.
Jain maxim (Jainism)

Gambling, eating meat, wine-bibbing, adultery, hunting, thieving, debauchery - these seven things in this world lead to the hells.
Sanskrit Shloka (Jainism)

Propagate the religion which is a blessing to all creatures in the world.
Acharanga Sutra (Jainism)

In this world of misery, disease, old age, and death, there is no other protection, refuge or help than our own practise of the truth. Others are powerless; as we sow we reap.
Quoted by Warren in 'Jainism'

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
Buddha (B.C. 568-488)

True happiness consists in making happy.
Bharavi's Kiratarjuniya (Hindu)

Truth, self control, asceticism, generosity, non-injury, constancy in virtue - these are the means of success, not caste or family.
Mahabharata (Hindu)

Anyone can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not easy.
Aristotle (B.C. 384-322)

Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.
Seneca (B.C. 3-65 A.D.)

Man is the only creature endowed with the power of laughter; is he not also the only one that deserves to be laughed at?
Greville (1554-1628)

I care not much for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

It's a matter of taking the side of the weak against the strong, something the best people have always done.
Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896)

The sum of the whole is this: walk and be happy; walk and be healthy. The best way to lengthen out our days is to walk steadily and with a purpose.
Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

Doubt comes in at the window when inquiry is denied at the door.
Benjamin Jowett (1817-1893)

We are what we think; as we desire so do we become! By our thoughts, desires, and habits, we either ascend to the full divine dignity of our nature, or we descend to suffer and learn.
J.Todd Ferrier (1855-1943)

He is very imprudent, a dog; he never makes it his business to inquire whether you are in the right or the wrong, never asks whether you are rich or poor, silly or wise, sinner or saint. You are his pal. That is enough for him.
Jerome K.Jerome (1859-1927)

The tendency of aggression is an innate, independent, instinctual disposition in constitutes the most powerful obstacle to culture.
Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)

Anger is a great force. If you control it, it can be transmuted into a power which can move the whole world.
Sivananda (1887- )

Dog's lives are too short, their only fault really.
Agnes Sligh Turnbull (1888-1979)

We need a moral philosophy in which the concept of love, so rarely mentioned now by philosophers, can once again be made central.
Iris Murdoch (1919- )

We must do all in our power to educate the public, for I believe that in the end only a change of heart is really effective.
Ruth Harrison (1920- )

I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. I will not refuse to do the something I can do.
- Helen Keller

One is waiting that time will change, the other gets down to it and acts.
- Dante


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