quotes from philosophers

“What we call suffering is basically error in our judgment.”

Philosopher:  Zeno
Philosophy:   Stoicism


“To end the world’s suffering, the first thing that you have to do is gain an understanding of the world and how it works.”

Philosopher:  Tibet monks
Philosophy:   Tibetan philosophy


“Don’t fear god; don’t worry about death; what is good is easy to get; what is terrible is easy to endure.”

Philosopher:  Epicurus
Philosophy:   Epicureanism


“You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.”

Philosopher: Albert Camus
Philosophy:  Absurdism


“Be that self which one truly is.”

Philosopher:  Soren Kierkegaard
Philosophy:   Existentialism


“Man is the measure of all things.”

Philosopher: Protagoras
Philosophy:  Relativism


“Man is born free and is everywhere in chains.”

Philosopher:  Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Philosophy:   Contractarianism


“The highest stage of consciousness is the highest ideal.”

Philosopher:  Albert Einstein
Philosophy:   General Relativity


“Everything past is unreal, everything future is unreal, everything imagined, absent, mental…Ultimately, real is only the present moment of physical efficiency.”

Philosopher:  Fyodor Shcherbatskoy:
Philosophy:   Presentism/Buddhism


“Become who you are.”

Philosopher:  Friedrich Nietzsche
Philosophy:   Nihilism/Secular Humanism


“What is good? All that heightens the feeling of power, the will to power, power itself in man. What is bad? All that proceeds from weakness. What is happiness? The feeling that power increases–that a resistance is overcome”.

Philosopher: Friedrich Nietzsche
Philosophy:  Nihilism/Secular Humanism


“Everything belongs to the gods; and wise men are the friends of the gods. All
things are in common among friends; therefore everything belongs to wise men.”

Philosopher: Diogenes
Philosophy: Cynicism