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James Durdan

James Durdan

Your Everyday Philosopher: (providing sound philosophical suggestions to help you survive and thrive during your college years) “If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.” –Sun Tzu This quote, like many of Sun Tzu’s can be applied to our college …

Your Everyday Philosopher: (providing sound philosophical suggestions to help you survive and thrive during your college years) “The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.” –Niccolo Machiavelli From this quote, it can be inferred that the people around …

Your Everyday Philosopher: (providing sound philosophical suggestions to help you survive and thrive during your college years) “To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” – Buddha From my perspective, the Buddha was trying to …

Your Everyday Philosopher: (providing sound philosophical suggestions to help you survive and thrive during your college years) “It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.” – Confucius From this quote, it can be inferred from Confucius that the speed of finishing a task …

Your Everyday Philosopher: (providing sound philosophical suggestions to help you survive and thrive during your college years) “I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.”—Henry David Thoreau How I view this quote is that we should be more like Thoreau and be grateful more often …

Your Everyday Philosopher: (providing sound philosophical suggestions to help you survive and thrive during your college years) “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.” – Nietzsche How I view this quote is that …

Your Everyday Philosopher: (providing sound philosophical suggestions to help you survive and thrive during your college years) “One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” – Plato How I view this quote is that the Greek Philosopher Plato …

Your Everyday Philosopher: (Providing sound philosophical suggestions to help you survive and thrive during your college years) “Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.” – Sun Tzu How I view this quote is that the Chinese …