Write the best essay about a qoutation  July 18, 2007 - August 18, 2007

Reading and Deliberating


Pick one of these qoutations and write about what it means to you:

"The bullfight is a miniature of life. Death is part of life, and it is an integral part of the bullfight. As in life, death hovers; it is ineviteable, if not for the man, certainly for the bull. And in life, each of us must eventually die. One of the things the matador is saying when he fights bravely is that the way we die is important, or that what is really important is how we live." Joseph Royce

"The perfect way (Tao) is without difficulty, save that it avoids picking and choosing...If you want to get to the plain truth, Be not concerned with right and wrong. The conflict between right and wrong; Is the sickness of the mind." Seng-TSAN

"I would warn you that I do not attribute to nature either beauty or deformity, order or confusion. Only in relation to our imagination can things be called beautiful or ugly, well ordered or confused." Spinoza

"An intelligence that is not humane is the most dangerous thing in the world." Ashley Montagu

"One learns to identify with others, depending upon the nature of his contacts with the important people in his life." Arthur W. Combs

"To have a purpose for which one will do almost anything except betray a friend,-that is the final patent of nobility, the last formula of the Superman." Nietzsche

"Morality is on the side f the one with the heaviest artillery." Napolean

See the world, and knowledge grows;
As knowledge grows, thoughts are honest;
As thoughts are honest, the heart is good;
As the heart is good, the self is whole;
As the self is whole, the family is content;
As the family is content, the state is governed;
As the state is governed, the world is at peace. Confuscious

"It is a terrible thing, Tolstoi said, to watch a man who doesn't know what to do with the incomprehensible, because generally he winds up playing with a toy named God. Pasteur saw nothing particularly terrifying or unsatisfying about his situation, saying that the only thing to do in the face of the incomprehensible is to kneel before it. But that which is most incomprehensible of all is not a distant planet but the human mind itself; kneeling under these circumstances may represent the ultimate vanity." Norman Cousins

"Men talk because men have the capacity for speech, just as monkeys have the capacity for swinging by their tails. For philosophers, as for other human caddis flies, talk passes the time away taht would otherwise hang like a millstone about a man's neck...Philosophers in particular, swing from day to day by their long prehensile tounges, and are finally hurled headlong into their silent bombs or flaming furnaces." Herman Tennessen

"You will never succeed in getting at the truth if you think you know, ahead of time, what the truth ought to be." Marchette Chute

"My young men shall never work. Men who work cannot dream, and wisdom comes in dreams..." Smohalla (Indian Prophet)


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