10 Philosophers at Their Finest (2 for 1 Awakening Quotes)

Enjoy two quotes each from the world’s greatest thinkers

The Soul’s Atlas
3 min readJul 4, 2022


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Philosophy, a wonderous word.

A word that literally translates to “love of wisdom”, and it must be true love indeed. For true philosophers dedicate their lives to extracting some sort of meaning out of a seemingly meaningless existence.

Because without love, that’d just be madness. Nevertheless, it’s due to these brave souls we have some of our most profound insights. Below you will find two handpicked quotes from some of the greatest philosophers of all time.

Read them with an open heart as they nourish the fertile planting ground that is your mind. Enjoy!


“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”

“There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.”

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“It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.”

“No man is free who is not master of himself.”


“The only true wisdom is knowing you know nothing.”

“The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.”

Marcus Aurelius

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive — to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.”

“It is not death a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.”

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Ralph Waldo Emerson

“We aim above the mark to hit the mark.”

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is…



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Writing by Tyler C. Newman. A mere disciple spreading a message of Peace, Love, & Truth.