Spreading the Word: 5 Misunderstood Philosophy Quotes

Who doesn't like those small, catchy nuggets of wisdom captured in quotes from different thinkers of human history? Admittedly, they are not quite as popular as cat videos, but they are a worthy equivalent in the world of wisdom literature. For example, I am sure many have heard Nietzsche's bold statement, "God is dead". But …

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Spreading the Word: Intrinsic Value of Education

Today I am glad to share with you a fellow blogger's recent article that I have enjoyed reading very much. It invites us to think about the intrinsic value of education, not just its material and instrumental value in helping us get a well-paid job. Here it is: "Education for Humans" on A Life of …

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Spreading the Word: Inspirational Norse Wisdom

Enjoy this selection of inspirational Norse wisdom quotes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPe3JysjYZk Keeping up the "Spreading the Word" tradition, every weekend, I hope to share with you an article I've read or a video I've seen and considered to be inspiring and insightful. I feel it is important to take good care both of our physical and mental …

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“All Are Ennobled by Truth” Quote by al-Kindi

The first Arabic philosopher, 9th century thinker al-Kindī, said that truth and wisdom are valuable regardless of where they come from. What did he mean?

Hermann Hesse’s “Siddhartha” on Seeking and Finding

Towards the end of his life, the main protagonist of Hermann Hesse's novel Siddhartha, the wise man, shared one of his thoughts with a friend: “When someone seeks," said Siddhartha, "then it easily happens that his eyes see only the thing that he seeks, and he is able to find nothing, to take in nothing because …

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Heraclitus on Wisdom

Heraclitus is a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher still known more than 2,500 years after his days for such utterances as "All things change" and "You cannot step in the same river twice" (the latter is the most famous translation but perhaps not the most precise one). He held the view that reality is One, all is …

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Spreading the Word: Wisdom Quotes

This Friday I share with you a short video with wisdom quotes from Aesop's fables. They have reached us from an ancient time but their truth is as relevant as always. What I especially love about them is that Aesop shares his wisdom by engaging our imagination. Enjoy! Link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jgVDXeI3oE Keeping up …

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