Quotes: consciousness

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  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
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    Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them.
  • Ludwig Wittgenstein
    Ludwig Wittgenstein
    Austrian - English philosopher 1889-1951
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    A man's thinking goes on within his consciousness in a seclusion in comparison with which any physical seclusion is an exhibition to public view.
  • Albert Camus
    Albert Camus
    French writer and essayist 1913-1960
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    A sub-clerk in the post-office is the equal of a conqueror if consciousness is common to them.
  • Henry Miller
    Henry Miller
    American writer 1891-1980
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    Analysis brings no curative powers in its train; it merely makes us conscious of the existence of an evil, which, oddly enough, is consciousness.
  • Willa Cather
    Willa Cather
    American author 1876-1947
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    Art, it seems to me, should simplify finding what conventions of form and what detail one can do without and yet preserve the spirit of the whole - so that all that one has suppressed and cut away is there to the reader's consciousness as much as if it were in type on the page.
  • As a result of the awareness and consciousness of decline, an awareness and consciousness of a national ethnicity or an Islamic identity also came into being.
  • Alan Moore
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    Because our entire universe is made up of consciousness, we never really experience the universe directly we just experience our consciousness of the universe, our perception of it, so right, our only universe is perception.
  • Bhagavad Gita
    Bhagavad Gita
    Hindu scripture in Sanskrit
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    But they for whom I am the supreme goal, who do all work renouncing self for me and meditate on me with single-hearted devotion, these I will swiftly rescue from death's vast sea, for their consciousness has entered into me.
  • Michel Foucault
    Michel Foucault
    French Essayist, Philosopher 1926-1984
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    Chance does not speak essentially through words nor can it be seen in their convolution. It is the eruption of language, its sudden appearance. It's not a night twinkle with stars, an illuminated sleep, nor a drowsy vigil. It is the very edge of consciousness.
  • Louisa May Alcott
    Louisa May Alcott
    American Author 1832-1888
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    Conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long; even if it is, the consciousness of possessing and using it well should satisfy one, and the great charm of all power is modesty.
  • Dean William R. Inge
    Dean William R. Inge
    Dean of St Paul's, London 1860-1954
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    Consciousness is a phase of mental life which arises in connection with the formation of new habits. When habit is formed, consciousness only interferes to spoil our performance.
  • George Santayana
    George Santayana
    Spanish - American philosopher 1863 - 1952
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    Consciousness is a very superficial thing.

    Source: Letters of G. Santayana

  • E. M. Cioran
    E. M. Cioran
    French philosopher 1911-
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    Consciousness is much more than the thorn, it is the dagger in the flesh.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    Consciousness is only possible through change; change is only possible through movement.
  • Andrew Carnegie
    Andrew Carnegie
    American industrialist 1835-1919
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    Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.
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