Miyamoto Musashi: 18 Zen Quotes by the Ronin Philosopher

Miyamoto Musashi: 18 Zen Quotes by the Ronin Philosopher

Miyamoto Musashi (1584-1645) also known as Shinmen Takezo, Miyamoto Bennosuke or by his Buddhist name Niten Doraku, was a famous samurai swordsman, ronin and Zen philosopher during Japan’s feudal era in the 17th century. He was known as an excellent and...
Zeno of Citium: 12 Wise Quotes by the First Stoic Philosopher

Zeno of Citium: 12 Wise Quotes by the First Stoic Philosopher

Zeno of Citium, born in 334 BCE, was the founder of the Stoic school of philosophy. Originally a Phoenician (Cyprus) merchant, he lived most of his life in mainland Greece after being shipwrecked off the coast of Attica. Most of the details concerning the life story...
Plato: 50+ Powerful Quotes from the Dialogues

Plato: 50+ Powerful Quotes from the Dialogues

With Plato, philosophy as we know it, took shape. Born in Athens somewhere around 428 BCE into an aristocratic family, Plato is probably the single most influential person in Western philosophy. Unlike most philosophers of ancient Greece, all of Plato’s writings...
Zoroaster Quotes (Excerpts from the Gathas)

Zoroaster Quotes (Excerpts from the Gathas)

Zarathustra, or Zoroaster as the Greeks called him, was the founder and prophet of the religion that is today known as Zoroastrianism. The Zoroastrian belief probably originated sometime between 1600-800 BC in Persia (present-day Iran) and is often referred to as one...
Gitanjali by Rabindranath Tagore (Quotes & Excerpts)

Gitanjali by Rabindranath Tagore (Quotes & Excerpts)

Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) was a Bengali philosopher, poet and author. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature 1913 for Gitanjali. Born in 1861 to an influential family in Calcutta, he grew up as the youngest of fourteen siblings. The English Gitanjali or Song...
66 Powerful Quotes by William Blake

66 Powerful Quotes by William Blake

William Blake (1757-1827) was an English poet and painter. One of six children to a merchant, he grew up in London where he lived most of his life. As a young imaginative home-schooled boy, he always wanted to become a painter, but due to poor finances, his parents...

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