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Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.Douglas AdamsThere is no such thing as an underestimate of average intelligence.Henry AdamsScientists will eventually stop flailing around with solar power and focus their efforts on harnessing the only truly unlimited source of energy on the planet: stupidity.Scott AdamsThe culture industry not so much adapts to the reactions of its customers as it counterfeits them.Theodor AdornoThe wise man doubts often, and changes his mind. The fool is obstinate, and doubts not; he knows all things but his own ignorance.AkhenatonI happen to feel that the degree of a person’s intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting attitudes she can bring to bear on the same topic.Lisa AltherIf we cannot define stupidity, at least we can trace most human misfortunes and weaknesses to it. Related:  quotesFilosofia da CienciaQuotes

Wisdom in few words: best motivational quotes Throughout last couple of years I’ve been collecting my personal favorite quotations from various inspirational people in my Evernote. As a result I got quite a long list of sayings which I personally consider to be one of the smartest, wittiest, daring and positive at the same time. Moscow, 2008. So, I thought why not to share them with you? Assuming I have a lot in common with my readers, you might enjoy them too. “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi“Life isn’t about finding yourself. “Interviews I conducted with more than 70 CEOs and other leaders point to 5 essentials for success — qualities that most of those C.E.O.’s share and look for in people they hire. “Pause now to ask yourself the following question: “Am I dreaming or awake, right now?” “The key to your happiness is to own your slippers, own who you are, own how you look, own your family, own the talents you have, and own the ones you don’t.

I Watch Therefore I Am: 10 Of The Best Philosophical Films Source: | Original Post Date: April 15, 2015 – Compiling just 10 is difficult so we’ve created a full list of recommended films and documentaries with summarised ratings in our watch section, which we add to weekly. If you have any films you’d like to recommend, please comment below and we’ll make time to reply and watch them. “Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.” ~ Ingmar Bergman Looking to watch them online? 1. Rashomon is a brilliant but bleak and very dramatic examination of epistemology, the philosophy of knowledge, the need for certainty and its frail attainment. 2. A quirky existential comedy that preys on the curiosity of the human spirit, exploring existentialism with dry and demented humor. 3. A far-out poetry slam/art exhibit and imaginative philosophical discourse all at once. 4. 5. 6. This is what ‘The Matrix’ could of been. 7.

Hachette Livre - Français langue étrangère Ener-Chi Wellness Center - Your Trusted Source for Natural Healing 10 Sentences that Can Change Your Life The power of a sentence is tremendous. A single destructive sentence can ruin somebody’s life, make your day, or change your mood. Fortunately, there are some sentences that can give us power to go on. #1 “People aren’t against you; they are for themselves.” #2 “Climb mountains not so the world can see you, but so you can see the world.” #3 “You learn more from failure than from success; don’t let it stop you. #4 “The most dangerous risk of all – The risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later” #5 “Go where you’re celebrated, not where you’re tolerated.” #6 “The person that you will spend the most time with in your life is yourself, so you better try to make yourself as interesting as possible.” #7 “If you accept your limitations you go beyond them.” #8 “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. #9 “Everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something, and has lost something” #10 “Comfort is the enemy of achievement.”

25 Great Motivational Quotes You've Never Heard Of inShare66 63Probably my most read post ever was the 20 Greatest Motivational Quotes of All Time. So much so that I expanded the post and wrote a book with the 50 greatest quotes in that is now sent free to my new newsletter subscribers. Sign up in the box on the left if you want a copy. As I was trawling some quotes the other day it struck me how many amazing ones there were that I’d never heard before and I thought it would be cool to collate the best for your perusal. Now of course I realize that you may well have heard of one or two, but I genuinely hadn’t (except one), so please don’t give me a hard time or point out that you knew 18 out of 20 and thus I’m a philistine and deserve a damn good thrashing. 1. Too many people when coming under attack crumble when instead they could view that attack/criticism as a way to grow and mature and come back stronger. 2. You know that, right? 3. This may almost seem anti-motivational, but it really isn’t. 3b. Yes, yes and thrice I say yes. 4. 5. 6.

René Descartes Notabilizou-se sobretudo por seu trabalho revolucionário na filosofia e na ciência, mas também obteve reconhecimento matemático por sugerir a fusão da álgebra com a geometria - fato que gerou a geometria analítica e o sistema de coordenadas que hoje leva o seu nome. Por fim, foi também uma das figuras-chave na Revolução Científica. Descartes, por vezes chamado de "o fundador da filosofia moderna" e o "pai da matemática moderna", é considerado um dos pensadores mais importantes e influentes da História do Pensamento Ocidental. Inspirou contemporâneos e várias gerações de filósofos posteriores; boa parte da filosofia escrita a partir de então foi uma reação às suas obras ou a autores supostamente influenciados por ele. Biografia Em 1637, publicou três pequenos tratados científicos: "A Dióptrica", "Os Meteoros" e "A Geometria",[1] mas o prefácio dessas obras é que faz seu futuro reconhecimento: o "Discurso sobre o método".[2] Pensamento Estátua de René Descartes O primeiro pensador moderno

25 Quotes on Letting Go Letting go is can be a painful yet necessary part of life. And letting go can also result in feeling free. Read these quotes on letting go. Letting go doesn't mean that you don't care about someone anymore. Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. Forgiveness means letting go of the past. - Gerald Jampolsky In the process of letting go you will lose many things from the past, but you will find yourself. – Deepak Chopra Letting go helps us to to live in a more peaceful state of mind and helps restore our balance. Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values. – Dalai Lama Let go of your attachment to being right, and suddenly your mind is more open. – Ralph Marston The greatest loss of time is delay and expectation, which depend upon the future. Holding on is believing that there’s only a past; letting go is knowing that there’s a future. – Daphne Rose Kingma Courage is the power to let go of the familiar. – Raymond Lindquist

Food in Jars - A Canning Blog 25 Beautifully Illustrated Thought-Provoking Questions 405 Flares Facebook 137 Twitter 5 Google+ 194 StumbleUpon 1 Pin It Share 68 68 405 Flares × A question that makes you think is worth asking… At the cusp of a new day, week, month, or year, most of us take a little time to reflect on our lives by looking back over the past and ahead into the future. We ponder the successes, failures and standout events that are slowly scripting our life’s story. Remember, these questions have no right or wrong answers. Here’s a sample of 25 recent thought questions posted on the site: Few extra questions Thank you for visiting, we hope you find our site, enjoyable, informative and educational.

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