Location: Halstead, Kansas, United States

This is my seventh year at Halstead which is also where I live with my wife and my soon to be two year old daughter.

Monday, January 10, 2005


This is due on Friday by 3:20 PM:

Use a book of quotations from the library, your textbook or the internet to find one quote by one of the philosophers that we have studied in class this week.

1. Post the quotation as a comment (be sure to include who said the quote)
2. Tell what the quote means or explain why you agree or disagree with the quote.

Bartlett's Familiar Quotations
Famous Quotations
Brainy Quote

It is all right for you to write this assignment out and hand it in to me on Friday.


Blogger Taylor said...

"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors." -Plato

By not participating in government you are not able to decide what happens in government. This also forces you to be governed by other people who may not be as smart as you

3:44 PM  
Blogger Ben Payeur said...

The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet." Aristotle

This quote means that it requires much blood, sweat, and tears to become educated, but once you have become educated, you will have many more opportunities that would not have been present otherwise. Your quality of life is therefore directly related to the amount of education you have.

5:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thomas Hobbes
"Such truth as opposeth no man's profitnor plaeasure it to all men welcome.
My thoughts:
In the veiws that I have noticed in this quote, I think that i would have to agree with this quote from Thomas Hobbes. I think that this quote means that no matter what chooses a man may take there will be something wrong with it and no glory during this time.
Kimberly Snell

10:53 AM  
Blogger Kimberly Snell said...

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11:00 AM  
Blogger Kimberly Snell said...

John Locke
"He that will have his son have a respect for him and his orders, must himself have a great reverence for his son."
My thought:
I think that this quote means when a father forces his son to respect his father then in return will get "reverence" or love for his son.

11:06 AM  
Blogger Laura Hawkins said...

"If there were no God, it would be necessary to invent him."-Voltaire

I think he's saying if there was no God, some one would have to invent him for religious reason. God has many different names and is used in many different religions so if there wasn't a God, then there wouldn't be religions either. Alot of peoples morals would be lost because most find them in what they pray for or believe in.

11:37 AM  
Blogger heidi crawford said...

"benefits ought to be given little by little, so that the flavour of them may last longer."
By: Machiavelli
My thoughts: If you start at a low standard and give the people little by little you will look better and better in their eyes until you are not willing to give anymore.

Heidi Crawford

6:36 PM  
Blogger Jeremy said...

"Fortitude is the guard and support of the other virtues." -John Locke

I think he means fortitude 'or endurance' gives you what you need to stand up for things you believe in.

7:08 PM  
Blogger Tara said...

It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.

It means that its wrong to just go out and murder someone, but when the king does it or soldiers do it...its ok because they are just eliminating an enemy or competition... i disagree with this...its wrong to take a human life no matter what the circumstances

8:43 PM  
Blogger hollie britt said...

"The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet."

i think that this qoute is saying that geting your education can be hard and feel unrewarding and is very boting sometimes. it isn't something that you always want to do. but in the end it is very rewarding by giveing you a great knowledge. it helps you to impove yourself. it gives you the fruit of life. it helps to develope a vew being of yourself. it also can give you confidence.

8:59 PM  
Blogger abby said...

For words are wise men's counters,—they do but reckon by them; but they are the money of fools.---Thomas Hobbes

I do agree with this because words can ruin or better the wise man's reputation but you can make money off of them

9:21 PM  
Blogger Kimberly Snell said...

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12:17 AM  
Blogger Kimberly Snell said...

"I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it."
My thought:
Even though going over this in class this quote can be looked at in many different ways and veiws. (Tonight i do not have my book nor notes so i can't cheat. Dang it!!) Voltaire beleived in the right of speech because, in my veiws, the kings and queens would over power everyone and then over a period of time would loose consent of the people. though Voltaire live a very banishing life he helped the people to keep what every voice they had. Though Hitler was not around during the time of Voltaire doesn't mean that if he were alive then Voltaire would have a kind of consent for him and his right to speak and do their "religous" stuff.

"Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do."
My thought:
i think that this quopte is saying that when you do bad you will always have guilt of the good you did not commit ot dofor others or for yourself.

Kimberly Snell

12:30 AM  
Blogger Doc said...

Patrick here, and i hate a quote from Voltaire!

"History is little else than a picture of human crimes and misfortunes." - Voltaire

I beleive that this says that the only thing that gets recorded down in the books of history or anything published about history is just the bad parts of history, since the most memorable things are the corrupted governments, and various other problems that gain more attention then any of the good parts of history.

Does this mean that nothing good has ever happened? All our lives have been evil tainted worlds filled with hate and greed? Well we may not think that but if it were history all that would be read is the bad parts of the elections or the war and the people of the future that read it will think we were just as bad as people in the 1600's and 1700's...

7:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts." - John Locke

This is a simple quote. It says that you can best discovera man's thought by viewing and reviewing his actions. - Bryan Ashley

8:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Man is free at the moment he wishes to be." ---Voltaire

This just means that people are their own person and choose whatever they want to do. This show what kind of beliefs Voltaire has: that people should be almost completely free from government control.

11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"In a true state of nature, indeed, all men are born equal, but they cannot continue in this equality. Society makes them lose it, and they recover it only by the protection of laws."- Montesquieu

I agree with this quote because we are not equal in the view of society. If we didn't have laws to protect us and our rights, we would still be in slavery and the rich and powerful would have everything.

Charles Neises

11:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it."
John Locke
This means if you know the world you will have protection from it.
Kara Glassco

1:54 PM  
Blogger Corey Wells said...

Anonymous said...

"Man is free at the moment he wishes to be." ---Voltaire

This just means that people are their own person and choose whatever they want to do. This show what kind of beliefs Voltaire has: that people should be almost completely free from government control.
1/14/2005 11:00:33 AM

that was me

8:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By Thomas Hobbes-For words are wise men's counters, they do but recken by them; but they are the money of fools. -I think that means that the words that a person says is how people look at him. Poeple will take into consideration what you say. They will judge you by what you say. So a wise man is careful in what he says, but a foolish man just ramble without thinking of what he says.
By Josh Walton

8:43 PM  

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