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8 Thoughts by Heraclitus

Credit: A painting by Johannes Paulus Moreelse, via Wikipedia

Thoughts to reflect on

1. "No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man."

2. "Time is a game played beautifully by children."

3. "The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only about those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny - it is the light that guides your way."

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9 Thoughts by Ancient Philosophers Still Relevant Today

Credit: The School of Athens. Detail of a mural by Raphael painted for Pope Julius II - In the center Plato (Leonardo da Vinci) discourses with Aristotle. 1509. Raphael; Gettyimages

The wisdom of Ancient Greek and Rome

1. "No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man."
— Heraclitus

2. "Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power."
— Seneca

3. "The unexamined life is not worth living."
— Socrates

4. "The life of money-making is one undertaken under compulsion, and wealth is evidently not the good we are seeking; for it is merely useful and for the sake of something else."
— Aristotle
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Science is Wisdom

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5 scientific quotes about life

1. I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.

- Isaac Newton

2. Life cannot have had a random beginning ... The trouble is that there are about 2000 enzymes, and the chance of obtaining them all in a random trial is only one part in 10^40,000, an outrageously small probability that could not be faced even if the whole universe consisted of organic soup.

- Fred Hoyle

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8 Inspirational Thoughts by some of the Greatest Scientists

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Scientific Wisdom

1. Dreams are often most profound when they seem the most crazy.
Sigmund Freud

2. The sun, with all the planets revolving around it, and depending on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as though it had nothing else in the universe to do.
Galileo Galilei

3. There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Albert Einstein

4. The first principle is that you must not fool yourself – and you are the easiest person to fool.
Richard Feynman

5. Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
Sir Isaac Newton

6. A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
Charles Darwin

7. Physics isn't the most important thing. Love is.
Richard Feynman

8. The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.
Stephen Hawking


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Alan Watts' Life Advice Will Leave You Speechless

Credit: Alan Watts in middle age, bearded, with pipe and beads; via Wikipedia

One of The Most Eye Opening Videos Ever

Alan Watts was an influential British writer, theologian, and philosopher. The conventional academics often underestimated his work and labeled him "New Age" or "Hippie" guru. In fact, he specialized Eastern Philosophy and was especially concerned in elucidating it for western audiences. He dedicated his life to sharing the wisdom he obtained throughout his studies and life experience. Moreover, he was a great speaker showing unsurpassed eloquence and delivering skills. Alan Watts left a significant body of work, which includes 25 books and more than 400 audio recordings. Here you can enjoy three of his short speeches. What are the essences of dream, illusion, and reality? What happens after we die? How could we stop worrying and be calm with ourselves? These and many more topics are discussed during the video. Don't hesitate but let the wisdom goes through your body and soul.


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