15 inspirational quotes from great American philosophers

American-PhilosophersIf you love the United States then you might just appreciate today’s 15 inspirational quotes from some of the great American philosophers.

Your personal philosophy is important.

It’s all about how you choose to view the world and your role in it.

Never underestimate the importance of personal philosophy in terms of how your life will progress.

In our heads, metaphorically there are two wolves fighting each other. One wolf represents all things positive and the other all things negative. Which wolf wins will depend on which one you choose to feed most.

Feed the positive and you’ll enjoy better life experiences.

I’m not an American but I love American culture and American thinking and positivity. And I’ve learnt a lot from reading books by some of the great American philosophers and you can too.

So let’s start with these inspiring quotes by some American philosophers which I’ve read in the recent past. These are some great quotes and they will help you form your own personal philosophy.

American philosophers:

  1. Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another. ~John Dewey
  2. The one predominant duty is to find one’s work and do it. ~Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  3. Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. ~William James
  4. Every new concept first comes to the mind in a judgment. ~Charles Sanders Peirce
  5. There is nothing deep down inside us except what we have put there ourselves. ~Richard Rorty
  6. The essence of immorality is the tendency to make an exception of myself. ~Jane Addams
  7. Clever gimmicks of mass distraction yield a cheap soulcraft of addicted and self-medicated narcissists. ~Cornel West
  8. We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society. ~Angela Davis
  9. The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend. ~Henry David Thoreau
  10. The bad man desires arbitrary power. What moves the evil man is the love of injustice. ~John Rawls
  11. I think that every sexual position is fundamentally comic. ~Judith Butler
  12. For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
  13. When a politician uses the word ‘folks,’ we should brace ourselves for the deceit, or worse, that is coming. ~Noam Chomsky
  14. Education and work are the levers to uplift a people. ~W. E. B. Du Bois
  15. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down but the staying down. ~Mary Pickford

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