diogenes, sitting naked in his barrel, meticulously plucking a chicken: this is gonna be so fuckin hilarious just wait
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No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Aesop, The Lion and the Mouse
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Never call yourself a philosopher, nor talk a great deal among the unlearned about theorems, but act conformably to them. Thus, at an entertainment, don't talk how persons ought to eat, but eat as you ought. For remember that in this manner Socrates also universally avoided all ostentation.
Epictetus, The Enchiridion
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It's just another Marbled Monday!
This beautiful marbling is from History of Magick (1784).
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the big three of ancient philosophy
(in order: socrates, platon, aristotle - chronological)
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Alcibiade recevant des leçons de Socrate = Alcibiades Receiving the Lessons of Socrates
François André Vincent (French; 1746–1816)
Oil on canvas
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the philosopher here sees 'instincts' in man as he now is and assumes that these belong to the unalterable facts of mankind and to that extent could provide a key to the understanding of the world in general: the whole of teleology is constructed by speaking of the man of the last four millennia as of an eternal man towards whom all things in the world have had a natural relationship from the time he began. But everything has become: there are no eternal facts, just as there are no absolute truths. Consequently what is needed from now on is historical philosophising, and with it the virtue of modesty.
Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human, n.2, pg. 12
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I would love to quote phrases from ancient poets or philosophers but i just can't remember them.
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Diogenes: Wait, unblock me, I need to tell you something
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Eyes, ears and mind — the philosopher’s toolkit. -- Michael Lipsey
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The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.
Carl Rogers, On Becoming a Person
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To live alone one must be an animal or a god, says Aristotle. There is yet a third case: one must be both — a philosopher.
Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols
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[I could only question the philosophers.]
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"Today I tried very hard to work. I read all I had written six months ago about women. It does not look bad. But it is very difficult to begin to write again. Just now I don't see exactly why anyone should ever write anything. The world just as it is is so big; it needs no words. "
-Simone de Beauvoir in a letter (dated 24th of May 1947) to Nelson Algren
Seeing icons struggle with working can feel so reassuring sometimes
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I am no philosopher like the geniuses of the greeks, but if you think about aren't we all a bit philosophical if we question things around us?
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A lot of society problems could be easily solved if philosophy were discussed more.
When I learned about Socrates and Plato randomly through Tumblr or just googling stuff (don't recall), my mind was blown away. I had always thought of philosophy as 'am I really here' or 'is that really a table' kind of stuff and dismissed it from having any value in my life. But in reality, philosophy is crazy... And so meaningful. It's amazing seeing how people throughout history have pondered over both basic and important concepts, the same way all of us have at some point (even if the thought was a momentary tangent). And then to reconcile these ideas with religion, which many people resort to in search for a meaning of life, morals and ethics. It's really undervalued in society.
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