Many of you don’t know that PJOP has an associated Facebook page. And many fans of the Facebook page don’t know there is an associated journal. To remedy this we offer a selection of quotes from the early days of PJOP on Facebook.
“Life is not about finding yourself; life is about creating yourself” — a quote forwarded by a friend
“Virtue is a state of war, and to live in it we have always to combat with ourselves.” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau
“Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.” — E. M. Forster
“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it” — Aristotle
“So divinely is the world organized that every one of us, in our place and time, is in balance with everything else.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“Strike a just balance between self-interest and the interest of others. What other commandment could there be?” –PJOP
“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.” – Socrates
“Things do not change; we change” — Henry David Thoreau. And then we can change things — PJOP
“Words are under your control until you speak them. But you come under their control once you have spoken them.” — unknown quote forwarded by a friend.
“The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is at all comprehensible.” – Albert Einstein
“Fame is like potato chips: a little makes you hungry for more.” — PJOP
“Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.” – Sir Isaac Newton
“The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw.” — Havelock Ellis. Beauty doesn’t glow without experience and experience always somehow scars you. — PJOP
“All great truths begin as blasphemies.” – George Bernard Shaw
“Mathematics is the queen of the sciences.” — Carl Friedrich Gauss. I can’t decide if Philosophy is the high priest or the court jester — PJOP
“Nature does nothing uselessly.” – Aristotle. “Nor is anything in nature ever used up.” — PJOP
“Although the tongue weighs very little,very few people can hold it.“ — unknown quote forwarded by a friend.
“You can only find truth with logic if you have already found truth without it.” – G. K. Chesterton
“Falsehood has an infinity of combinations, but truth has only one mode of being.” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau
“Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.” — Charles Mingus
“What I dream of is an art of balance.” — Henri Matisse. Great art is like a balanced dream. — PJOP
“Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless: peacocks and lilies, for instance.” – John Ruskin. Philosophy too? – PJOP
“Anyone who attempts to generate random numbers by deterministic means is, of course, living in a state of sin.” — John von Neumann, father of the modern computer. The difficulty of generating truly random numbers illustrates how ordered the world really is. – PJOP
“Comedy has to based on truth. You take the truth and you put a little curlicue at the end.” – Sid Caesar. “Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.” – Peter Ustinov. “Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.” –William James.
“It is the heart which perceives God and not the reason. That is what faith is: God perceived by the heart, not the reason.” — Pascal
“Life is something that everyone should try at least once.” — Henry J. Tillman. ”If it only were less habit forming…” – PJOP
“Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them.”– Dion Boucicault. Make time for yourself and get back at the silent killer, time — PJOP
“Marriage mars you for ages. The single life is the mingle life.” – PJOP
“To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others.” — Anne-Sophie Swetchine
“He felt that his whole life was some kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it.” — Douglas Adams (Author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy).
If modesty is a virtue, is it modest to admit you’re modest? This came up in a discussion with my daughter. – PJOP
”Life is a foreign language; all men mispronounce it.” – Christopher Morley. It all depends on what you choose to accent. – PJOP
“God’s laws need no law enforcement agents; there’s no traffic cop waiting to give you a ticket if you go faster than the speed of light.” – PJOP
“God is present in human beings; but you have to be a human being to realize it.” — Usha Gokhale
“Smiles feel good; and they’re contagious. Do you think that’s how we got programmed for ethical behavior as babies?” — PJOP
Too much sanity may be madness. And maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be! –Miguel De Cervantes, Don Quixote
“I know why the caged bird sings” – Maya Angelou. ”Because what the hell else is there to do” – Butch Cassidy
“The mind is its own place and in itself can make a heaven of hell and a hell of heaven” –Satan, Milton’s Paradise Lost.