Philosophy Quotes One of the first lessons of Stoicism is to focus our attention and efforts where we have the most power and then let the universe run as it will. This will save us both a lot of energy and a lot of worry. By Nate on Saturday, June 10, 2017 — From How to Be a Stoic – Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life P.34 Stoics 0 Previous Post Next Post Related Posts Philosophy Quotes Take the risk of thinking for yourself. Much more happiness, truth, beauty and wisdom will come to you that way. Philosophy Quotes “Near the end of his life, I asked (Steve Jobs) about the meaning of all this. He said that he’d learned … that life is like a river. At first, you think that if you’re successful, you get to take many things out of the river, products people have made or ideas they’ve come up with. But he said, “Eventually in life, you realize that it’s not what you get to take out of the river, it’s what you get to put into the river.”” Knowledge Quotes Scientists can account for the organization of the physical universe. They can trace how the individual things and forces within it causally interact. They can shed light on how the universe as a whole has, in the course of its history, evolved from one state into another. But when it comes to the ultimate origin of reality, they have nothing to say. That is an enigma best left to metaphysics, or to theology, or to poetic wonderment, or to silence.