„Leisure is the mother of Philosophy; and Common-wealth, the mother of Peace, and Leisure: Where first were great and flourishing Cities, there was first the study of Philosophy.“
The Fourth Part, Chapter 46, p. 368.
„And happiness is thought to depend on leisure; for we are busy that we may have leisure, and make war that we may live in peace.“
— Aristotle, könyv Nicomachean Ethics
Book X, 1177b.4
„The Interpretation of the Laws of Nature in a Common-wealth, dependeth not on the books of Moral Philosophy.“
— Thomas Hobbes, könyv Leviathan
The Second Part, Chapter 26, p. 143.
Kontextus: The Interpretation of the Laws of Nature in a Common-wealth, dependeth not on the books of Moral Philosophy. The Authority of writers, without the Authority of the Commonwealth, maketh not their opinions Law, be they never so true.
„India was the motherland of our race, and Sanskrit the mother of Europe's languages: she was the mother of our philosophy; mother, through the Arabs, of much of our mathematics; mother, through the Buddha, of the ideals embodied in Christianity; mother, through the village community, of self-government and democracy. Mother India is in many ways the mother of us all.“
— Will Durant American historian, philosopher and writer 1885 - 1981
The Case for India (1931)
„First, I wanna say 'peace' to my mother. She's not here but I gotta give a 'peace out' to her because I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for my mother.“
— Tupac Shakur rapper and actor 1971 - 1996
1990s, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, Atlanta (1992)
„If teleological study of the world is philosophy, and if the Law commands such a study, then the Law commands philosophy.“
— Averroes Medieval Arab scholar and philosopher 1126 - 1198
FM 44 as cited in: Oliver Leaman (2002) An Introduction to Classical Islamic Philosophy, p. 179
The Decisive Treatise
„All his leisure clothes were absurd — jokes, really — as though leisure itself had to be ridiculed.“
— Edmund White, könyv A Boy's Own Story
Forrás: A Boy's Own Story (1982), Chapter One (p. 3).
— Ja'far al-Sadiq Muslim religious person 702 - 765
Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.78, p. 204
— Indra Nooyi Indian-born, naturalized American, business executive 1955
Quoted in Indra Nooyi: The lady with a fizz, 18 December 2013, Sify.com http://www.sify.com/finance/personality/indra_nooyi/,
— Christian Morgenstern German author 1871 - 1914
„The outburst of the first crusade was splendid even in a military sense, but it was great beyond comparison in its reflexion in architecture, ornament, poetry, color, religion and philosophy. Its men were astonishing, and its women were worth all the rest.“
— Henry Adams journalist, historian, academic, novelist 1838 - 1918
Mont Saint Michel and Chartres (1904)
„you're my first born child, and the person who first showed me the miracle of this love a mother has for her child.“
— Elizabeth Noble British novelist 1968
Forrás: Things I Want My Daughters to Know
„Slowly, under our feet, beneath our consciousness, is forming that new philosophy, and it is in times of new philosophies that Art, itself in essence always a discovery, must flourish.“
— John Galsworthy English novelist and playwright 1867 - 1933
Vague Thoughts On Art (1911)
Kontextus: I cannot help thinking that historians, looking back from the far future, will record this age as the Third Renaissance. We who are lost in it, working or looking on, can neither tell what we are doing, nor where standing; but we cannot help observing, that, just as in the Greek Renaissance, worn-out Pagan orthodoxy was penetrated by new philosophy; just as in the Italian Renaissance, Pagan philosophy, reasserting itself, fertilised again an already too inbred Christian creed; so now Orthodoxy fertilised by Science is producing a fresh and fuller conception of life — a love of Perfection, not for hope of reward, not for fear of punishment, but for Perfection's sake. Slowly, under our feet, beneath our consciousness, is forming that new philosophy, and it is in times of new philosophies that Art, itself in essence always a discovery, must flourish. Those whose sacred suns and moons are ever in the past, tell us that our Art is going to the dogs; and it is, indeed, true that we are in confusion! The waters are broken, and every nerve and sinew of the artist is strained to discover his own safety. It is an age of stir and change, a season of new wine and old bottles. Yet, assuredly, in spite of breakages and waste, a wine worth the drinking is all the time being made.
„For the classics philosophical insight was the product of a life of leisure; for me a life of leisure is the product of philosophical insight.“
— Nassim Nicholas Taleb, könyv The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms
Forrás: The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms (2010), p. 84
„"There is no God, and Mary is his mother." Often, almost certainly incorrectly, attributed to Santayana himself. More plausibly attributed to Robert Lowell, as a sardonic description of Santayana's philosophy.“
— George Santayana 20th-century Spanish-American philosopher associated with Pragmatism 1863 - 1952
Paul Mariani, "Lost Puritan: A Life of Robert Lowell" (1994), p. 159
— Marcus Tullius Cicero Roman philosopher and statesman -106 - -43 i.e.