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Jeg citerer andre for bedre at kunne udtrykke mig selv.

(Michel Montaigne)

 

Husk at elske, mens du tør det. Husk at leve, mens du gør det.

(Piet Hein)

 

Philosophy, rightly defined, is simply the love of wisdom.

(Marcus Tullius Cicero)

 

Venlighed avler venlighed.

(Sofokles)
 
If we aren’t willing to pay a price for our values, if we aren’t willing to make some sacrifices in order to realize them, then we should ask ourselves whether we truly believe in them at all.
(Barack Obama)
 
You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies
You may trod
me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise
(Maya Angelou)
 
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. (John QuincyAdams)
 
The Philosopher is in love with truth, that is, not with the changing world of sensation, which is the object of opinion, but with the unchanging reality, which is the object of knowledge.
(Platon)
 
Det Store er ikke at være Dette eller Hiint; men at være sig selv og dette kan ethvert Menneske naar han vil det.

(Søren Kierkegaard)

 

Den modstand der ikke slår dig ihjel - gør dig stærk.

(Friedrich Nietzche)

 
The energy of the mind is the essence of life.
(Aristoteles)
 

The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.

(Carl Gustav Jung)
 

Menneskeheden er for evigt dømt til at svinge mellem to ekstremer: lidelse og kedsomhed.

(Arthur Schopenhauer)

 

Imagination disposes of everything; it creates beauty, justice, and happiness, which is everything in this world.

(Blaise Pascal)
 
 Life does not consist mainly, or even largely, of facts and happenings. It consists mainly of the storm of thought that is forever flowing through one's head.
(Mark Twain)
 

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to a better understanding of ourselves.

(Carl Jung)

 

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

(Winston Churchill)
 
The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the worlds problems.
(Mahatma Gandhi)
 
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
(Benjamin Franklin)
 
It is wiser to find out than to suppose.
(Mark Twain)
 
You see things; and you say:"Why?" I dream things that never were; and I say: "Why not?"
(Georg Bernard Shaw)
 

Twenty years from now you will be more diappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

(Mark Twain)

 

Mennesket er frit i det øjeblik, det ønsker at være det.

(Voltaire)

 
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
(Nelson Mandela)
 
Barmhjertighed holder ikke noget tilbage; den drypper som den milde regn fra himlen på jorden nedenunder. Den er en dobbelt velsignelse; den velsigner ham, der giver, og ham, der tager.
(William Shakespeare)
 

Ingen gud er filosof eller søger efter visdom, for han er allerede vis.

(Platon)
 
A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues.
(Marcus Tullius Cicero)
  

Mere enthusiasm is the all in all... Passion and expression are beauty itself.

(William Blake)

 

Three passions have governed my life

The longings for love, the search for knowledge,

And unbearable pity for the suffering of humankind.

Love brings ecstacy and relieves loneliness.

In the union of love I have seen

In a mystic miniature the prefiguring vision

Of the heavens that saints and poets have imagined.

With equal passion I have sought knowledge.

I have wished to understand the hearts of people.

I have wished to know why the stars shine.

Love and knowledge led upwards to the heavens,

But always pity brought me back to earth;

Cries of pain reverberated in my heart

Of children in famine, of victims tortured

And of old people left helpless.

I long to alleviate the evil, but I cannot

And I too suffer

This has been my life; I found it worth living.

(Bertrand Russell)

 

To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.

(Emily Dickinson)

 

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.

(Immanuel Kant)

 
A man is the product of his thoughts - what he thinks, he becomes.
(Mahatma Gandhi)
 
It is the nature of a great mind to be calm and undisturbed.
(Seneca)
 

Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem to be more afraid of life than death.

(James F. Bymes)

 

The thruth is always exciting. Speak it, then. Life is dull without it.

(Pearl S. Buck)

 

Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.

(Doroty Thompson)
 
Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement.
(Nelson Mandela)
 

Det som adskiller majoriteten fra mindretallet er deres manglende evne til at handle i overenstemmelse med deres egen overbevisning.

(Henri Miller, An open Letter to Surrealists Everywhere)

 

If you want peace, work for justice.

(Henry Louis Mencken)

 

Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation and a pinch of creativity.

(Bo Bennett)

 

Den sande kærlighed begynder der, hvor den ikke ventes gengældt.

(Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)

 

The World is a stage, but the play is badly cast.

(Oscar Wilde)

 

The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.

(Walter Bagehot)

 

Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.

(James Dean)

 

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.

(Anne Frank)

 

An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.

(Mahatma Gandhi)

 

We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.

(Dalai Lama)
 
Vær opmærksom på dine tanker, for de bliver til dine ord
Vær opmærksom på dine ord, for de bliver til dine handlinger
Vær opmærksom på dine handlinger, for de bliver til dine vaner
Vær opmærksom på dine vaner, for de bliver til din karakter
Vær opmærksom på din karakter, for det bliver din fremtid
(Frank Outlaw)

 

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never ever have enough.

(Oprah Winfrey)

 

If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps life moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all. And so today I still have a dream.

(Martin Luther King Jr.)

 

Venlighed er et sprog, som både de døve kan høre og de blinde kan se.

(Mark Twain)

 

Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.

(Marcus Aurelius)

 

Clearity of mind means clarity of passion too; this is why a great and clear mind loves ardently and sees disctinctly, what he loves.

(Blaise Pascal)

 

Det er skønhed, som fanger din opmærksomhed, men personlighed som vinder dit hjerte.

(Ukendt)

 

 Change your thoughts and you change your world

(Norman Vincent Peale)

 

Skønhed er bare virkeligheden set med kærlighedens øjne.

(Evelyn Underhill)
 
The time is always right to do what is right.
(Martin Luther King Jr)

 

Sand visdom opnår man først, når man indser, hvor lidt man ved omkring livet, en selv og verden omkring os.

(Sokrates/Platon)

 

Ligegyldighed og forsømmelse gør ofte større skade end åbent fjendskab.

(J. K. Rowling)

 

Common sense is not so common.

(Voltaire)

 

Justice is the truth in action.

(Joseph Joubert)

 

Det sidste, det saligste, det ubetinget overbevisende Kjende paa Kjerlighed bliver derfor: Kjerligheden selv, som bliver kjendt og gjenkendt af Kjerligheden i en Anden. Det Lige kjendes kun af det Lige; kun Den, der bliver i Kjerlighed, kan kjende Kjerligheden, ligesom hans Kjerlighed er til at kjende.

(Søren Kierkegaard)

 

Der er intet så mærkeligt og utænkeligt, at det ikke at blevet sagt af enten den ene eller den anden filosof.

(Rene Descartes)

 

Det er ingen kunst at forføre en pige, men en lykke at finde én, der er værd at forføre.

(Søren Kierkegaard)

 

 Vi overvejer aldrig, hvor rart det er, ikke at forvente noget igen.

(Charlotte Whitton)

 

Handling taler højere end ord, men ikke nær så ofte.

(Mark Twain)

 

De fleste ville have meget at glæde sig over, hvis de bare havde tid.

(K.K. Steincke)

 

Tænkningens sigen bliver tavs, når den ikke formår at sige det, der ikke må forblive usagt.

(Martin Heidegger)

 

Hvad folk kalder skæbne er som regel deres egne dumheder.

(Arthur Schopenhauer)

 

Venlige ord koster ikke meget. Alligevel kan de gøre en stor forskel.

(Blaise Pascal)

 
All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual
(Albert Einstein)
 
Let us rise up and be thankful for, if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die - so let us all be thankful.
(Buddha (Gautama Siddharta))
 

Vi må acceptere den grænseløse skuffelse, men aldrig miste det grænseløse håb.

(Martin Luther King Jr.)
 
 In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.” 
  (Eleanor Roosevelt)
 
Remember your humanity and forget the rest.
(Albert Einstein)
 
Man is a being with free will; therefore, each man is potentially good or evil, and it's up to him and only him (through his reasoning mind) to decide which he wants to be.
 (Ayn Rand)
 

Lykken er et godt helbred og en dårlig hukommelse.

(Arthur Schopenhauer)

 

What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?

(Jean Jacques Rousseau)

 

Fremtiden tilhører dem, som tror på deres drømmes skønhed.(Eleanor Roosevelt)

 

Beundring og kærlighed er som at være beruset af Champagne; sund dømmekraft og venskab som at være oplivet af den.

(Samuel Johnson)

 

Hvis menneskene bare turde tale uden forbehold med hinanden, ville der findes betydeligt færre sorger om hundrede år.

(Samuel Butler; The Way of all Flesh, s. 219)

 

Blasfemilovene bør afskaffes. Det ville være en sær gud som har behov for at blive beskyttet af loven.

(Salman Rushdie)

 

Dette er min simple religion. Der er ikke brug for templer, ikke brug for kompliceret filosofi. Vores hjerne og hjerte er vores tempel, filosofien er vores venlighed og medfølelse.

(Dalai Lama) 

 

Kunsten at leve må man blive ved med at lære sig hele livet.

(Seneca)

 

Det er saaledes i Verdens Øine farligt at vove, og hvorfor? Fordi man saa kan tabe. Men det ikke at vove, det er klogt. Og dog, ved ikke at vove kan man just saa forfærdelig let tabe, hvad man dog, hvor meget man end tabte ved at vove, vanskeligt tabte, og i ethvert Tilfælde aldrig saaledes, saa let, saa ganske som var det Ingenting – sig selv. Thi har jeg vovet forkeert, nu vel, saa hjælper Livet mig med Straffen. Men har jeg slet ikke vovet, hvo hjælper mig saa? Og naar jeg ovenikjøbet ved slet ikke i høieste Forstand at vove (og at vove i høieste Forstand er just at blive opmærksom paa sig selv) feigt vinder alle jordiske Fordele – og taber mig selv!

(Søren Kierkegaard)

 

Derfor skal Du dog ikke holde Ordet tilbage, saa lidet som Du skal skjule den synlige Bevægelse, naar den er sand; thi dette kan netop være, ukjerligt at gjøre Uret, som naar man forholder et Menneske sit Tilgodehavende. Din Ven, Din Elskede, Dit Barn, eller Hvo, der ellers er Gjenstand for Din Kjerlighed, har en Fordring paa Yttringen af den ogsaa i Ord, naar den virkeligen bevæger Dig i Dit Indre. Bevægetheden er ikke Din Eiendom men den Andens, Yttringen er hans Tilgodehavende, da Du jo i Bevægetheden tilhører ham, som bevæger Dig, og bliver Dig bevidst, at Du tilhører ham. Naar Hjertet er fuldt, skal Du ikke misundeligt, fornemt, forfordelende den Anden, krænke ham i Stilhed ved at presse Læberne sammen; Du skal lade Munden tale af Hjertets Overflødighed; Du skal ikke skamme Dig ved Din Følelse, og endnu mindre ved redeligt at give Hver Sit.

(Søren Kierkegaard)