„The rational soul in a certain manner possesses the excellence of infinity and eternity. If this were not the case, it would never characteristically incline toward the infinite. Undoubtedly this is the reason that there are none among men who live contentedly on earth and are satisfied with merely temporal possessions.“

Forrás: Five Questions Concerning the Mind (1495), p. 202

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Marsilio Ficino fénykép
Marsilio Ficino
1433 - 1499

Hasonló idézetek

Arthur Schopenhauer fénykép
Miguel de Unamuno fénykép

„May not the absolute and perfect eternal happiness be an eternal hope, which would die if it were realized? Is it possible to be happy without hope? And there is no place for hope once possession has been realized, for hope, desire, is killed by possession.“

—  Miguel de Unamuno 19th-20th century Spanish writer and philosopher 1864 - 1936

The Tragic Sense of Life (1913), X : Religion, the Mythology of the Beyond and the Apocatastasis
Kontextus: May not the absolute and perfect eternal happiness be an eternal hope, which would die if it were realized? Is it possible to be happy without hope? And there is no place for hope once possession has been realized, for hope, desire, is killed by possession. May it not be, I say, that all souls grow without ceasing, some in a greater measure than others, but all having to pass some time through the same degree of growth, whatever that degree may be, and yet without ever arriving at the infinite, at God, to whom they continually approach? Is not eternal happiness an eternal hope, with its eternal nucleus of sorrow in order that happiness shall not be swallowed up in nothingness?

Erving Goffman fénykép

„Society is organized on the principle that any individual who possesses certain social characteristics has a moral right to expect that others will value and treat him in an appropriate way.“

—  Erving Goffman, könyv The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life

Forrás: 1950s-1960s, The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life, 1959, p. 13.

Blaise Pascal fénykép

„All who say the same things do not possess them in the same manner“

—  Blaise Pascal French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer, and Christian philosopher 1623 - 1662

Montaigne, Essais, liv. III, chap. viii.—Faugère
The Art of Persuasion
Kontextus: All who say the same things do not possess them in the same manner; and hence the incomparable author of the Art of Conversation http://books.google.com/books?id=iRBEAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA452& pauses with so much care to make it understood that we must not judge of the capacity of a man by the excellence of a happy remark that we heard him make.... let us penetrate, says he, the mind from which it proceeds... it will oftenest be seen that he will be made to disavow it on the spot, and will be drawn very far from this better thought in which he does not believe, to plunge himself into another, quite base and ridiculous.

Jean Jacques Rousseau fénykép
Timothy Ferriss fénykép

„In excess, most endeavors and possessions take on the characteristics of their opposite.“

—  Timothy Ferriss, könyv The 4-Hour Workweek

The 4-Hour Workweek (2007)

Orson Scott Card fénykép
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel fénykép

„Only he who possesses a personal religion, an original view of infinity, can be an artist.“

—  Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel German poet, critic and scholar 1772 - 1829

Nur derjenige kann ein Künstler seyn, welcher eine eigne Religion, eine originelle Ansicht des Unendlichen hat.
“Selected Ideas (1799-1800)”, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, trans. (Pennsylvania University Press:1968) #13

Miguel de Unamuno fénykép
Walt Whitman fénykép

„It is a beautiful truth that all men contain something of the artist in them. And perhaps it is the case that the greatest artists live and die, the world and themselves alike ignorant what they possess.“

—  Walt Whitman American poet, essayist and journalist 1819 - 1892

"Talk to an Art-Union (A Brooklyn fragment)" http://www.aol.bartleby.com/229/4011.html (1839); later delivered as a lecture at the Brooklyn Art Union (31 March 1851) and printed in the Brooklyn Daily Advertizer (3 April 1851)
Kontextus: It is a beautiful truth that all men contain something of the artist in them. And perhaps it is the case that the greatest artists live and die, the world and themselves alike ignorant what they possess. Who would not mourn that an ample palace, of surpassingly graceful architecture, fill’d with luxuries, and embellish’d with fine pictures and sculpture, should stand cold and still and vacant, and never be known or enjoy’d by its owner? Would such a fact as this cause your sadness? Then be sad. For there is a palace, to which the courts of the most sumptuous kings are but a frivolous patch, and, though it is always waiting for them, not one of its owners ever enters there with any genuine sense of its grandeur and glory.
I think of few heroic actions, which cannot be traced to the artistical impulse. He who does great deeds, does them from his innate sensitiveness to moral beauty.

Pythagoras fénykép

„The soul of man is divided into three parts, intelligence, reason, and passion. Intelligence and passion are possessed by other animals, but reason by man alone.“

—  Pythagoras ancient Greek mathematician and philosopher -585 - -495 i.e.

As reported by Alexander Polyhistor, and Diogenes Laërtius in Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers, "Pythagoras", Sect. 30, in the translation of C. D. Yonge (1853)
Eredeti: (el) Τὴν δ' ἀνθρώπου ψυχὴν διῃρῆσθαι τριχῆ, εἴς τε νοῦν καὶ φρένας καὶ θυμόν. νοῦν μὲν οὖν καὶ θυμὸν εἶναι καὶ ἐν τοῖς ἄλλοις ζῴοις, φρένας δὲ μόνον ἐν ἀνθρώπῳ.

John Godfrey Saxe fénykép

„It was six men of Hindustan
To learning much inclined,
Who went to see the Elephant
(Though all of them were blind)
That each by observation
Might satisfy the mind.“

—  John Godfrey Saxe American poet 1816 - 1887

"The Blindmen and the Elephant", a poem based on ancient parables of blind men and an elephant.

Angelus Silesius fénykép
Rudyard Kipling fénykép

„Now I possess and am possessed of the land where I would be,
And the curve of half Earth's generous breast shall soothe and ravish me!“

—  Rudyard Kipling English short-story writer, poet, and novelist 1865 - 1936

The Prairie http://whitewolf.newcastle.edu.au/words/authors/K/KiplingRudyard/verse/p2/prairie.html, Stanza 5.
Other works

E.M. Forster fénykép

„All men are equal - all men, that is, who possess umbrellas.“

—  E.M. Forster, könyv Howards End

Forrás: Howards End

Bohumil Hrabal fénykép
Ludwig Wittgenstein fénykép

„Death is not an event in life: we do not live to experience death. If we take eternity to mean not infinite temporal duration but timelessness, then eternal life belongs to those who live in the present. Our life has no end in just the way in which our visual field has no limits.“

—  Ludwig Wittgenstein Austrian-British philosopher 1889 - 1951

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Der Tod ist kein Ereignis des Lebens. Den Tod erlebt man nicht. Wenn man unter Ewigkeit nicht unendliche Zeitdauer, sondern Unzeitlichkeit versteht, dann lebt der ewig, der in der Gegenwart lebt. Unser Leben ist ebenso endlos, wie unser Gesichtsfeld grenzenlos ist.
1920s, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (1922)
Változat: Death is not an event of life. Death is not lived through.
If by eternity is understood not endless temporal duration but timelessness, then he lives eternally who lives in the present.
Our life is endless in the way that our visual field is without limit.

Frederick Douglass fénykép
Napoleon Hill fénykép

„Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing.“

—  Napoleon Hill, könyv Think and Grow Rich

Forrás: Think and Grow Rich

John Dryden fénykép

„Possess your soul with patience.“

—  John Dryden, könyv The Hind and the Panther

Pt. III, line 839.
The Hind and the Panther (1687)

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