6 Philosophical Quotes or a Snack for the Mind

Last week I wrote a short article about my first thoughts on ethics. Today I thought – why not publish some philosophical quotes. We love them, don’t we! Short snippets of wisdom during our busy everyday lives. So here goes, this is the first article where I try it out and who knows, maybe it will become a tradition. The goal is simple: take my recent readings, select a bite-size amount of philosophical quotes that caused emotional reaction in me, publish them here on humanfactor.blog 

I am an owl from Pixabay. Here is today’s selection of philosophical quotes. Let me know which you find most interesting.

“Act in such a way that you treat humanity, whether in your own person or in the person of others, never simply as a means but always at the same time as an end.”

(Kant, 1785)

“Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure. It is for them alone to pint out what we ought to do, as well as determine what we shall do.”

(Bentham, 1789)

“It is better to be a human being dissatisfied than a pig satisfied; better to be Socrates dissatisfied than a fool satisfied.”

(Mill, 1861)

“Prejudice apart, the game of push-pin is of equal value with the arts and sciences of music and poetry.”

(Bentham, 1825)

 “It is impossible to conceive anything at all in the world, or even out of it, which can be taken as good without qualification, except a good will.”

(Kant, 1785)

“The question is not, Can they reason?, nor Can they talk? but, Can they suffer?”

(Bentham, 1789)

keep exploring!

3 thoughts on “6 Philosophical Quotes or a Snack for the Mind

  1. Pingback: 9 Philosophical Quotes – February Edition – humanfactor

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