random philosphy

nietzsche philosophy


the goal of life should be to find yourself; true maturity means discovering or creating an identity for yourself.
the highest virtue is to be true to yourself
when you fall ill, your body is trying to tell you something; listen to the wisdom of your body.
people who hate their bodies or are in tension with them need to learn how to accept and integrate their physical selves with their minds instead of seeing them as in tension with each other. the mind and body make up a single whole.
sexuality is not the opposite of virtue, but a natural gift that needs to be developed and integrated into a healthy, rounded life.
many people suffer from impaired self-esteem; they need to work on being proud of themselves.
knowledge and strength are greater virtues than humility and submission.
overcoming feelings of guilt is an important step to mental health.
love your enemies because they bring out the best in you.
you can't love someone else if you don't love yourself.
life is short; experience it as intensely as you can or it is wasted.
people's values are shaped by the cultures they live in; as society changes we need changed values.
challenge yourself; don't live passively.

dalai lama's instructions for life

take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk
when you lose, dont lose the lesson
follow the 3 rs: respect for self, respect for others and responsibility for all your actions
remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck
learn the rules so you know how to break them properly
don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship
when you realise you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it
spend sometime alone every day
open your arms to change, but dont let go of your values
remember that silence is sometime the best answer
live a good, honourable life. then when you get older and think back, you'll be able to enjoy it a second time.
a loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.
in disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. don't bring up the past
share your knowledge. its a way to achieve immortality
be gentle with the earth
once a year, go some place you've never been before.
remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other
judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it
approach love and cooking with reckless abandon
  • In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, bloodshed.they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love, five hundred years of democracy and peace, and what did they produce? The cuckoo clock!
    -- orson wells, the third man (origin: hungarian play?)