Minimum of 150 words about the quote and how it applies to your life. Due Monday, Dec. 1st.
1. "Wars and elections are both too big and too small to matter in the long run. The daily work - that goes on, it adds up". ~Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams
2. "Men are probably nearer the central truth in their superstitions than in their science." ~Henry David Thoreau
3. "He who has seen present things has seen all, both everything which has taken place from all eternity and everything which will be for time without end; for all things are of one kin and of one form." ~Roman emperor, Marcus Aurelius
4. "One day, someone showed me a glass of water that was half full. And he said, 'Is it half full or half empty?' So I drank the water. No more problem." ~filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky, Jewish Ukranian immigrant born in Chile - wikipedia site.
5. "There is only one thing a philosopher can be relied upon to do, and that is to contradict other philosophers." William James, American Pragmatist philosopher & psychologist (1842 - 1910)
6. "Philosophers say a great deal about what is absolutely necessary for science, and it is always, so far as one can see, rather naive, and probably wrong." Richard Feynman American educator & physicist (1918 - 1988)
7. "We need men with moral courage to speak and write their real thoughts, and to stand by their convictions, even to the very death." Robert Ingersoll, American agnostic.
8. "History is fables agreed upon." Voltaire, French Enlightenment writer.
9. "Do you know the secret of the true scholar? In every man, there is something wherein I may learn of him; and in that I am his pupil." Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Quotes #1-4 came from the Quote Garden - http://www.quotegarden.com/philosophical.html
Quotes 5 and 6 came from the Quotations Page - www.quotationspage.com/subjects/philosophy/
Quotes 7 and 8 came from Said What? -http://www.saidwhat.co.uk/philosophers.php
Quote #9 came from The Story of Philosophy by Will Durant.