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1. “There's nothing more contagious than the laughter of young children; it doesn't even have to matter what they're laughing about.”

Tags : Child Children Contagious Contagiousness Funny Humor Innocence Innocent Kid Kids Kids Funny Laugh Laughing Laughter Mischief Mischievous Rascal Suspicion Suspicious Young Youth
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

2. “It's a good sign but rare instance when, in a relationship, you find that the more you learn about the other person, the more you continue to desire them. A sturdy bond delights in that degree of youthful intrigue. Love loves its youth.”

Tags : Bonds Curiosity Depth Desire Development Faith Faithfulness Forgiveness Friendship Intrigue Learning Love Loyalty Relationship Seeking Young Young Love Youth
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

3. “I feel as though whenever I create something, my Mr. Hyde wakes up in the middle of the night and starts thrashing it. I sometimes love it the next morning, but other times it is an abomination.”

Tags : Abomination Artists Creativity Dr Jekyll Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde Funny Funny But True Humor Insomnia Morning Mr Hyde Night Sleeplessness Werewolf
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

4. “A man who goes into a restaurant and blatantly disrespects the servers shows a strong discontent with his own being. Deep down he knows that restaurant service is the closest thing he will ever experience to being served like a king.”

Tags : Attention Discontent Disrespect Food Industry Food Service Inconsiderate Insecurity King Labor Ordinary People Restaurants Royalty Selfish Service Waiter Waitress
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

5. “It's not at all hard to understand a person; it's only hard to listen without bias.”

Tags : Attention Bias Compassion Comprehension Discernment Fear Judgmentality Listening Love Prejudice Understanding
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

6. “The exaggerated dopamine sensitivity of the introvert leads one to believe that when in public, introverts, regardless of its validity, often feel to be the center of (unwanted) attention hence rarely craving attention. Extroverts, on the other hand, seem to never get enough attention. So on the flip side it seems as though the introvert is in a sense very external and the extrovert is in a sense very internal - the introvert constantly feels too much 'outerness' while the extrovert doesn't feel enough 'outerness'.”

Tags : Attention Awareness Brain Compassion Dopamine Emotions Empathy External Extroversion Extrovert Feelings Introversion Introvert Personality Pity Private Psychology Public Senses Sensitivity Social Sympathy Traits
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

7. “An exceedingly confident student would in theory make a terrible student. Why would he take school seriously when he feels that he can outwit his teachers?”

Tags : Arrogance Attention Attention Span Confidence Ego Genius Gifted Humility Imagination Learning Pride School Students Teaching Theory
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

8. “Love is as simple as the absence of self given to another. God, when invited, fills the void of any unrequited love; hence loving is how one is drawn closer to God no matter its most horrific repercussions.”

Tags : Absence Adversity Broken Faith Fill The Void God Heart Broken Horrific Motivational Repercussions Suffering True Love Unconditional Love Unrequited Love Void
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Venus in Arms

9. “I am not convinced within myself that to its core and as a whole, humanity has, as some like to assume, progressed a great deal over the millennia. Human technology? Of course. Human beings? Hardly.”

Tags : Assumptions Century Change Chronological Snobbery Chronology History History Repeating Itself Human Nature Humanity Humans Intelligence Millennium Morality Nature Personality Progression Repetition Stupidity Stupidity Of Man Technology Times Universal World
Author : Criss Jami

10. “So the paradox goes: No man who is really ignorant is ever aware that he is ignorant. That is its finest, most faulty manifestation; there can be no true ignorance without first some claim of intelligence or consciousness, or superiority or enlightenment.”

Tags : Arrogance Awareness Boasting Brain Confidence Consciousness Doubt Dreaming Ego Enlightenment False Knowledge Humility Hypocrisy Ignorance Knowing Knowledge Mind Paradox Pride Self Deception Stupidity Of Man Superiority Complex Truth Unaware Uncertainty Unconscious Mind
Author : Criss Jami

11. “I like solitude. It is when you truly hear and speak your natural, unadulterated mind, and out comes your most stupid self as well as your most intelligent self. It is when you realize who you are and the extents of the good and the evils which you are capable of.”

Tags : Actions Extremes Good Intelligence Polarity Self Solitude Stupidity Thoughts True Self
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

12. “The truth exposes some people so deeply, their last defense is to front a carefree insanity.”

Tags : Anger Careless Caught Criticism Deception Drama Expose Exposed Truth Fake Falsehood Fronting Honesty Humiliation Judge Jury Law Lawyer Lunatic Melodramatic Naked Offense Psychology Psychopath Sanity Weird
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

13. “Everyone has a sense of humor. If you don't laugh at jokes, you probably laugh at opinions.”

Tags : Be Yourself Being Yourself Clever Comedic Differences Everyone Funny Funny But True Humor Ignorance Jokes Laughter Mockery Opinions Personality Personality Types Sense Of Humor Similarities Stupidity Traits Types Witty
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

14. “Wisdom is nothing more than confirmed imagination: just because one did not study for his exam does not mean that he should leave it blank.”

Tags : Blank College Confirmation Confirmed Development Education Exam Experimentation Fill In The Blank Imagination Intelligence Knowledge Learning Risk School Study Test Wisdom
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

15. “Creativity is the highest form of intelligence. Over time, after developing a more advanced creative brain, I started feeling that my college education was more so something to be ashamed of rather than something to be proud of.”

Tags : Brain College Creativity Development Genius Humility Intelligence Learning Pride Shame
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

16. “Every category has its snobs: music, books, movies. There are so many things a man is only pressured into liking or disliking.”

Tags : Absolutism Bigotry Books Critics Culture Dislikes Elitism Entertainment Force Influence Insincerity Likes Movies Music Opinion Personality Pop Culture Preference Pressure Rebels Sincerity Snobs Superiority Taste
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

17. “The skeptic says that the believer has lost his own mind under God. On the contrary, it is the people who follow God who are most like his children, who willingly and consciously walk in his will; but those who oppose him oppose him vainly and at their own expense, and, figuratively, seem to be more like his tools. They don't diminish his glory, but instead he still manages to use them in ways of unconsciously carrying out his will.”

Tags : Apologetics Atheism Atheists Children Children Of God Cleverness Control Glory Glory Of God God Gods Will Love Mind Obedience Opposition Self Control Skepticism Sovereignty Sovereignty Of God Theism Tools Will Worship
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

18. “Vivid simplicity is the articulation, the nature of genius. Wisdom is greater than intelligence; intelligence is greater than philosobabble.”

Tags : Articulate Articulation Babble Babbling Cleverness Comprehension Genius Greater Intelligence Nature Philosobabble Simple Simple Truth Simplicity Truth Vivid Wisdom Wit
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

19. “How easy it is for so many of us today to be undoubtedly full of information yet fully deprived of accurate information.”

Tags : Blog College Confusion Education Facts False Knowledge Falsehood Funny But True Gossip Half Truth Information Internet Libel Lies Misinformation Propaganda Slander Social Media Statistics Technology Truth Wisdom
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

20. “Never take advice about never taking advice. That is an old vice of men - to dish it out without being able to take it - the blind leading the blind into more blindness.”

Tags : Accuracy Blindness Comprehension Development Discernment Dish Guidance Hypocrisy Ignorance Instruction Judgment Leadership Maturity Mentor Parenting Pupil Rebellion School Taking Advice And Giving Advice Understanding Wisdom Witty
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

21. “When we begin to reflect Christ, the Bible, when more understood as being centered around Christ, seems to be potentially every man's biography regarding God's promised experiences and truth for him - his individual, unique path of humbling oneself before the Lord and then being exalted by the Lord back into his true and righteous personhood. Many followers may speak of it merely to try to change other people (before changing themselves), but the prophets speak of it as a living word which miraculously tells their very own experiences.”

Tags : Accuracy Apologetics Bible Biography Christ Christianity Evangelism Experience God Jesus Life Prophet Salvation Scripture Theology Truth Vast Vastness
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

22. “The best of fiction, as we know, of course, doesn't tell the truth; it tales the truth.”

Tags : Accuracy Books Clever Fantasy Fiction Good Writing Homophone Honesty Lies Meaning Non Fiction Novels Parables Reading Realism Stories Tale Tell The Truth Truth Wordplay Writing
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

23. “Some of the simplest of truths are also some of the most difficult of truths, but such is Christianity: 'If it's not about Christ, it's not about life.”

Tags : Accuracy Complexity Comprehension Comprehension Accuracy Difficulty Faith Forgiveness Fundamental Grace Life Living Living Life Love Meaning Mercy Orthodox Peace Of Mind Purpose Religion Salvation Sins Such Is Life Theology Truth
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

24. “It's simple, it's not that simple; or life is simple, but the things in it are not. When a man does not understand it, he tends to inflate it. When he does, he tends to deflate it. In the end, neither images are fully accurate.”

Tags : Accuracy Complexity Deflate Humanity Inflate Knowledge Life Moderation Simplicity Understanding Wisdom
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

25. “The hype cheapens the hyped, as right things are then made wrong by exaggeration.”

Tags : Accuracy Advertisement Business Cheap Deceit Dishonesty Exaggeration Honesty Hype Integrity Lies Marketing Media Reality Stories Truth
Author : Criss Jami

26. “Drunken men give some of the best pep talks.”

Tags : Alcohol Best Conversation Drink Drinking Drunk Drunken Drunkenness Funny Funny But True Give Humor Intoxicate Intoxication Pep Talk Talk Talking
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

27. “The only thing more frustrating than slanderers is those foolish enough to listen to them.”

Tags : Annoying Deceit Envy Falsehood Fool Frustration Haters Jealous Jealousy Lies Listen Slander Troublesome
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

28. “True rebels hate their own rebellion. They know by experience that it is not a cool and glamorous lifestyle; it takes a courageous fool to say things that have not been said and to do things that have not been done.”

Tags : Cool Courage Experience Fool Glamorous Lifestyle Misunderstood Original Pioneers Rebels Risk Standing Out Take A Stand
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Venus in Arms

29. “In order to share one's true brilliance one initially has to risk looking like a fool: genius is like a wheel that spins so fast, it at first glance appears to be sitting still.”

Tags : Brilliance Determination Faith First Impression Fool Foolish Genius Geniuses Glance Illusion Mistaken Mistaken Identity Misunderstood Originality Perseverance Risk Taking Risks Wheels
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Venus in Arms

30. “Any fool can do something cool and look cool, but it takes skill to make something uncool cool again.”

Tags : Conformity Cool Coolness Fool Independence Individuality Nonconformity Originality Skill Talent Trends
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

31. “Even if there are instances in which it can be mistook by onlookers, never fool yourself into using misunderstood genius as an excuse to be a fool.”

Tags : Deceit Excuses Fool Genius Honesty Misunderstood Nonsense Self Deception
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

32. “At first, they'll only dislike what you say, but the more correct you start sounding the more they'll dislike you.”

Tags : Arguing Argumentation Avoidance Challenge Challenger Contempt Controversy Correct Debate Debating Denial Despise Dislike Encouragement Ignorance Inspirational Like Logic Offensive Opinions People Reason Truth Truth Telling
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

33. “Everyone has their own ways of expression. I believe we all have a lot to say, but finding ways to say it is more than half the battle.”

Tags : Art Battle Belief Conversation Creativity Expression Opinions Self Expression Speech Speechless
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile

34. “I'm convinced that most men don't know what they believe, rather, they only know what they wish to believe. How many people blame God for man's atrocities, but wouldn't dream of imprisoning a mother for her son's crime?”

Tags : Agenda Apologetics Atrocities Belief Bias Biases Blame Confusion Crime Denial Dream Free Will God Hypocrisy Imprisonment Mother Rhetorical Scrutiny Self Interest Skepticism Son Uncertainty
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

35. “With a philosophy education, one can infuriate his peers, intimidate his date, think of obscure, unreliable ways to make money, and never regret a thing.”

Tags : Balance Contentment Education Education System Freedom Freedom Of Thought Funny Funny But True Humor Life Peace Peace Of Mind Philosophy Poise Rationality Regrets Social Social Norms Sociality Thinking Thought Unstoppable Unstoppable Force
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

36. “I imagine that the intelligent people are the ones so intelligent that they don't even need or want to look 'intelligent' anymore.”

Tags : Above And Beyond Assurance Certainty Concealment Confidence Foolishness Humility Intelligence Philosophy Pretentiousness Profound Self Assurance Theory Within
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

37. “With too much pride a man cannot learn a thing. In and of itself, learning teaches you how foolish you are.”

Tags : Development Foolishness Humility Learning Pride Teaching
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

38. “Closed in a room, my imagination becomes the universe, and the rest of the world is missing out.”

Tags : Art Artist Artistic Contemplating Dreams Experience Fantasy Fun Imagination Life Perception Perspective Poetry Reading Reality Solitude Songwriting Thinking Thoughts Universe Vicarious Writing
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

39. “The greater ignorance towards a country is not ignoring what its politicians have to say, it is ignoring what the inmates in its prisons have to say.”

Tags : Being Heard Compassion Countries Ignorance Inmates Jail Leaders Nation Passion Politicians Prison Voice Of The Nations
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

40. “I am not sure if women are attracted to genius. Can you imagine the wise wizard winning the woman over the gallant swordsman? It seems rather otherworldly in more ways than one.”

Tags : Affection Attraction Fantasy Funny Funny But True Gallant Genius Humor Imagine Men Otherworld Swordsman Wise Wizard Women
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

41. “Like crying wolf, if you keep looking for sympathy as a justification for your actions, you will someday be left standing alone when you really need help.”

Tags : Actions Alarm Complaining Crying Crying Wolf Excuses False False Alarm Falsehood Justification Loneliness Responsibility Sympathy Whining Wolf Wolves
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

42. “Labeled fools to the world are geniuses to the cosmos.”

Tags : Beyond Comprehension Cosmos Earth Fools Labels World
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

43. “Man is not, by nature, deserving of all that he wants. When we think that we are automatically entitled to something, that is when we start walking all over others to get it.”

Tags : Competition Deserving Destruction Dictatorship Entitlement Man Nature Overpowering Power Pride Selfishness Stealing Thieves Tyranny
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

44. “When you have wit of your own, it's a pleasure to credit other people for theirs.”

Tags : Copying Copyright Copyright Infringement Creativity Credit Envy Helping Others Honesty Originality Plagiarism Pleasure Selfishness Skill Support Talent Wit
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

45. “Without Christ a people may always have the freedom to do, but never the power to complete.”

Tags : Action Activist Apologetics Bible Christianity Control Conversion Country False Conversion Free Will Freedom Good Will Good Works Humanity Humanity And Society Purpose Religion Sin Society Sovereignty Spirituality Struggle Success
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

46. “Christianity, like genius, is one of the hardest concepts to forgive. We hear what we want to hear and accept what we want to accept, for the most part, simply because there is nothing more offensive than feeling like you have to re-evaluate your own train of thought and purpose in life. You have to die to an extent in your hunger for faith, for wisdom, and quite frankly, most people aren't ready to die.”

Tags : Apologetics Changing Christianity Concepts Controversy Evangelism Faith Forgiveness Genius Life Misunderstood Philosophy Philosophy Of Life Religion Salvation Spirituality Theology Wisdom
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

47. “When you're the only sane person, you look like the only insane person.”

Tags : Abnormal Appearance Being Different Craziness Humor Individuality Insanity Majority Minority Misunderstood Original Popularity Sanity Unique
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

48. “When I look at a person, I see a person - not a rank, not a class, not a title.”

Tags : Bias Class Discernment Disrespect Equality Geniune Human Being Person Rank Respect Righteous Status Stereotype Title
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

49. “The thing about stereotyping is it's usually just throwing rocks into a crowd hoping to hit somebody who deserves it.”

Tags : Anticipation Criticism Crowd Deserve It Generalizations Hope Ignorance Innocence Judging Prejudging Rocks Stereotype
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

50. “Generally it appears the case that, when faced with all life's problems, the baby, he wants to cry about everything, the child wants to question everything, the teenager wants to rebel against everything, the young adult wants to solve everything, the middle-aged adult wants to protect everything, and the elder wants to accept everything.”

Tags : Adults Age Baby Children Circle Of Life Elder Funny Funny But True Generalization Humans Humor Life People Problems Psychology Stages Of Life Stereotype Teenager Young Adults
Author : Criss Jami

51. “The biggest challenge after success is shutting up about it.”

Tags : Achievement Arrogance Bragging Challenges Ego Envy Fame Humility Humor Money Rich Silence Success Wealth Words Of Wisdom
Author : Criss Jami

52. “Whenever we want to combat our enemies, first and foremost we must start by understanding them rather than exaggerating their motives.”

Tags : Argument Battle Biased Debate Enemies Exaggeration Fallacies Fallacy Motives Purpose Reason Strategy Straw Man Straw Man Fallacy Strawman Strawman Fallacy Tactic Unbiased Understanding War
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

53. “Astray from a deep sleep chronic as I write by phonics, like insomnia I will always live the onyx night for revealing, and, upon it, still I'll steal the bright light of day right away just to keep building at speeds hypersonic.”

Tags : Action Ambition Art Building Chronic Illness Clever Consciousness Day Hard Work Hustler Improvement Insomnia Life Onyx Phonics Revealing Rhyming Sleep Stealing Thinking Wordplay Wordsmith Work Writing
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

54. “Telling an introvert to go to a party is like telling a saint to go to Hell.”

Tags : Funny Funny But True Hell Humor Introversion Introvert Introverts Parties Party Partying People Saints Social Socializing
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

55. “We men are fascinated by the things we don't really understand. It gives us something to think and talk about: like females, they drive us nuts.”

Tags : Affection Conversation Curiosity Fascination Females Funny Funny But True Humor Intrigue Males Men Mystery Nuts Punch Line Punchline Relationships Sense Of Humor Understanding Women Wondering
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

56. “The logic behind patriotism is a mystery. At least a man who believes that his own family or clan is superior to all others is familiar with more than 0.000003% of the people involved.”

Tags : Arrogance Belief Bias Clan Country Estimate Estimated Estimation Family Funny Funny But True Humor Inferior Mystery Percent Pride Prideful Sarcasm Sarcastic Stat Superiority True
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

57. “To be a philosopher, just reverse everything you have ever been told...and have a sense of humor doing it.”

Tags : Authority Challenging Challenging Authority Comedian Comedic Comedy Deeper Thought Funny Funny But True Humor Leadership Philosopher Philosophy Reconsideration Rethinking Reversal Reverse Sense Of Humor Taught Teaching Thinking Thought
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

58. “The manlier you are, the harder it is to understand what a woman wants: there is not a hint of female brain in you.”

Tags : Brain Communciation Skills Communication Difficult Funny Funny But True Humor Men Relationships Thinking Thought Process Understanding Women
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

59. “Psychobabble attempts to redefine the entire English language just to make a correct statement incorrect. Psychology is the study of why someone would try to do this.”

Tags : Arguing Argumentation Babble Craftiness Debate Debating Deceit English Fallacies Fallacy Funny Funny But True Humor Incorrect Justification Psychobabble Psychology Redefine Refutation Study Wrongness
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

60. “If I were to vote, I would intentionally vote for the goofiest candidate. It is my theory that when the people can outwit the leader, the more respected their voices will be.”

Tags : Candidate Election Freedom Funny Funny But True Humor Leadership Masses Politics Respect Theory Tyranny Voice Voting
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

61. “Tolerance! The virtue that makes one bite his tongue so that he can tear out his hair.”

Tags : Dishonesty Funny Funny But True Honesty Humor Silence Tolerance Truth Virtue Virtue Signalling
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

62. “When a poet digs himself into a hole, he doesn't climb out. He digs deeper, enjoys the scenery, and comes out the other side enlightened.”

Tags : Artists Deep Thoughts Digging Enjoyment Learning Metaphorical Pain Poet Scenery Strength Through Adversity Unstoppable Writing
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Venus in Arms

63. “To say that one waits a lifetime for his soulmate to come around is a paradox. People eventually get sick of waiting, take a chance on someone, and by the art of commitment become soulmates, which takes a lifetime to perfect.”

Tags : Chances Commitment Courtship Dating Faithfulness Friendship Love Marriage Mates Patience Relationships Risk Taking Soulmates Waiting For True Love
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Venus in Arms

64. “Just because something isn't a lie does not mean that it isn't deceptive. A liar knows that he is a liar, but one who speaks mere portions of truth in order to deceive is a craftsman of destruction.”

Tags : Agenda Bad Influence Compulsive Liar Controlling Craftsman Deception Destruction Dishonest Influence Lies Manipulation Media Mislead Slander Speak True
Author : Criss Jami

65. “Grudges are for those who insist that they are owed something; forgiveness, however, is for those who are substantial enough to move on.”

Tags : Character Forgiveness Grudge Grudges Holding Grudges Move On Moving On Owe Owed Peace Peace Of Mind Revenge Strength Strength Of Character Substance Substantial Unforgiving Vengeance
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile

66. “Question like a child, reason like an adult, and write like a sage.”

Tags : Advice Apologetics Curiosity Experience Guru Humility Innocence Intelligence Knowledge Life Logical Question Rational Reason Sage Sage Advice Theology Truth Truth Of Life Understand Wisdom Write Youth
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

67. “Always seek justice, but love only mercy. To love justice and hate mercy is but a doorway to more injustice.”

Tags : Activist Civil Close Mindedness Compassion Consideration Creed Doorway Duty Forgiveness Hate Holiness Injustice Justice Knowledge Love Noble Peace Penalty Politics Punishment Rights War Wisdom
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

68. “I never feel unsafe except for when the majority is on my side.”

Tags : Beast Confidence Cynical Cynical Humor Cynicism Distrust Falsehood Fighting Funny Funny But True Humor Insecurity Introvert Loner Majority Minority Opinions Safety Security Solitude Trust Truth Unsafe Vulnerability
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

69. “Who you are in public is a test of your conviction; who you are in private, integrity.”

Tags : Beliefs Bold Bravery Conviction Courage Coward Dignity Ethics Fear Fearless Genuine Honesty Integrity Liar Morality Private Public Righteousness Secrecy Sincerity Test Truth
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

70. “All knowledge meets an end at the question '...Why?”

Tags : Answer Curiosity Facts Honesty Humility Intelligence Knowing Knowledge Not Knowing Philosophy Question Why Wisdom
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

71. “Everyone pretends to be 'free thinkers', but few individuals pass the line into expressive territories that may be detrimental to their own social well-being.”

Tags : Boldness Courage Creativity Detrimental Free Thinker Individuality Persecution Rejection Ridicule Risks Well Being
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

72. “The challenge of abating one with a genuine ego problem is to not try to put him down. Any and all antagonization, in his mind, is merely compensated for by his own descriptions: his feelings of persecution by the envious and his ideals of worth. Arguably, the genuine ego is more of a circumstantial defense mechanism rather than a steady arrogance in need of starvation.”

Tags : Arrogance Challenge Defense Mechanism Ego Envy Narcissist Persecution Psychology Starvation Worth
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

73. “There was a time when skepticism was an act of rebellion. Since to a degree I both believe in evolution and have faith, I can only conclude that, as prophesied, to have faith will someday be an act of rebellion.”

Tags : Agnosticism Apologetics Atheism Christianity Clever Evolution Faith God Persecution Progression Prophecy Rebellion Rebels Religion Skepticism Spirituality Theism Truth Witty
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

74. “Confidence is like a dragon where, for every head cut off, two more heads grow back.”

Tags : Beast Confidence Confident Determination Dragon Dragons Faith Fantasy Fighting Fighting Battles Head Hydra Inspirational Motivational Mythological Mythology Perseverance Self Self Confidence Self Confident Serpent
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Venus in Arms

75. “The reality of loving God is loving him like he's a Superhero who actually saved you from stuff rather than a Santa Claus who merely gave you some stuff.”

Tags : Apologetics Christ Christmas God Grace Jesus Love Materialism Mercy Peace Reality Salvation Santa Claus Sin Spirituality Stuff Superhero
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

76. “Thunderstorms are as much our friends as the sunshine.”

Tags : Adversity Challenges Courage Friendship Life Rain Snow Snowstorm Snowstorms Storm Storms Storms Of Life Suffering Sunshine Thunder Thunderstorm Thunderstorms Weather
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

77. “Whether you try too hard to fit in or you try too hard to stand out, it is of equal consequence: you exhaust your significance.”

Tags : Art Be Yourself Consequence Creativity Exhaustion Fashion Fitting In Gimmick Honesty Meaning Niche Originality Popularity Purpose Significance Standing Out Success Trend Truth Trying Hard
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

78. “To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength.”

Tags : Confidence Confronting Courage Honesty Humble Humility Imperfections Naked Self Disclosure Share Strength Of Character Vulnerability Weakness
Author : Criss Jami

79. “Listen to God with a broken heart. He is not only the doctor who mends it, but also the father who wipes away the tears.”

Tags : Broken Broken Hearts Comforting Crying Doctor Father God Healing Heart Heartbreak Heavenly Father Hurt Listen Listening Loss Pain Recovery Tears
Author : Criss Jami

80. “It is not true that everyone is special. It is true that everyone was once special and still possesses the ability to recover it.”

Tags : Finding Yourself Individuality Purpose Recovery Redemption Special
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

81. “Friends ask you questions; enemies question you.”

Tags : Belief Believing Connection Enemies Faithfulness Fake Friends Friends Friendships Guilt Haters Honesty Judgment Love Love And Friendship Loyalty Misunderstood Relationship Sincerity Skepticism Suspicion Trust Trusting Understanding
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

82. “Songwriting and poetry are so commonly birthed from underdogs because one can make even the ugliest situations admirable, or more beautiful than the beautiful situations - they are the most graceful media in which the lines of society are distorted.”

Tags : Admiration Beautiful Creativity Different Perspective Expression Graceful Media Music Poetry Respect Skill Society Songwriting Underdog Voice
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

83. “Nightmares are seldom a foreshadowing of real events, but always a showing of real fears.”

Tags : Anxiety Belief Bravery Courage Death Dream Fantasy Fearful Future Irrational Irrational Belief Life Events Love Make Believe Natural Pain Present Psychology Rational Rational Belief Supernatural Superstition Terror Torture
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

84. “To be heroic is to be courageous enough to die for something; to be inspirational is to be crazy enough to live a little.”

Tags : Clever Courage Courageous Crazy Death Definition Hero Heroes Heroic Heroism Inspirational Life Living Living Life To The Fullest Motivational Soldier Stand Stand Out Success Warrior Winning
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Venus in Arms

85. “From time to timeI once wondered how one wanders from time to timeAnd think up the paradox lineSpeak of Epoch's crimeOh I lied, it hasn't happened yetBut bet you better believe it's such a habit thatI just said that in a past mindset”

Tags : Crime Curiosity Epoch Fantasy Imagination Lies Lyrics Paradox Poetry Pondering Riddles Song Thinking Time Truth Wander Wonder
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

86. “Tolerance is not infinite patience, but slain patience; patience that has lost its hope and love and has thrown in the towel.”

Tags : Hope Infinite Intolerance Love Patience Slay Tolerance
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

87. “The first ingredient to being wrong is to claim that you are right. Geniuses have a knack for raising new questions. Hence by the public they are either admired for their creativity or, even more commonly so, detested for disturbing the daily peace of mind.”

Tags : Admiration Detested Disruption Disturbance Genius Ingredients Peace Of Mind Questioning
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

88. “Doubt is a question mark; faith is an exclamation point. The most compelling, believable, realistic stories have included them both.”

Tags : Agnosticism Atheism Believable Convincing Doubt Faith Honesty Inspiration Life Memorable Questioning Questions Realism Realistic Storytelling Theism Writing
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

89. “As a writer of philosophy, it's good to ask oneself, 'Will I still believe this a week from now, or months, or even years?”

Tags : Beliefs Development Inquiry Learning Legacy Maturity Philosophy Questioning Thinking Time Truth Writing
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

90. “Hypocrisy versus authenticity among men is not always so black and white, and as is righteousness, humility is often self-proclaimed. The Church is most definitely supposed to be a hospital for the spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and physically sick, hurting, and broken individual, yet ironically, many of its critics are those who ran away and permanently denounced its members after they visited and felt that they were sneezed on.”

Tags : Apologetics Authenticity Church Critics Forgiveness Grace Humility Hypocrisy Mercy Righteousness Sickness Sin
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

91. “Together, we form a necessary paradox; not a senseless contradiction.”

Tags : Agreement Attraction Beauty Chemistry Out Of Control Love Commitment Compatibility Competition Contradiction Dedication Differences Differentiation Enemy Forgiveness Friendship Illogical Partnership Peace Relationship Rival Romance Romantic Sense Together
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

92. “If you want to find the real competition, just look in the mirror. After awhile you'll see your rivals scrambling for second place.”

Tags : Academics Achievement Athletes Athletics Competition Confidence Enemies Enemies And Opposition Fighting Improvement Mirrors Opposition Practice Practicing Pressure Reality Rivals Scrambling Searching Self Self Esteem Sports Striving Struggling Training Winning
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

93. “We are often taught to look for the beauty in all things, so in finding it, the layman asks the philosopher while the philosopher asks the photographer.”

Tags : Art Beauty Finding Layman Modeling Perspective Philosopher Philosophy Photographer Photography Photos Searching Searching And Finding Teachings Vision
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

94. “Love is without a doubt the laziest theory for the meaning of life, but when it actually comes a time to do it we find just enough energy to over-complicate life again. Any devil can love, whom he himself sees as, a good person who has treated him well, but to love also the polar opposite is what separates love from fickle emotions.”

Tags : Commitment Complication Dedication Devil Emotions Energy Fickle Forgiveness Laziness Life Love Perseverance Persistent Theory
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Venus in Arms

95. “Seemingly minor yet persistent things penetrate the mind over time making it difficult to ever realize the impact; hence, though quite unfortunate, the most dangerous forms of corruption are those that are subtle and below the radar.”

Tags : Awareness Consciousness Corruption Dangerous Impact Mass Media Masses Destruction Media Mind Persistent Psychology Radar Society Subtle Subtlety Unconscious Unconscious Mind Unfortunate
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile

96. “It has always seemed that a fear of judgment is the mark of guilt and the burden of insecurity.”

Tags : Afraid Being Strong Burden Discernment Fear Guilt Insecure Insecurity Judgment Secrecy Secure Security Strength Strength And Courage Strength Of Character Uncertainty
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

97. “With a hint of good judgment, to fear nothing, not failure or suffering or even death, indicates that you value life the most. You live to the extreme; you push limits; you spend your time building legacies. Those do not die.”

Tags : Dare Daring Death Encouragement Entrepreneurship Extreme Extreme Sports Failure Fearless Inspirational Judgment Leadership Legacies Life Motivational Purpose Risk Risk It Risk It Be Different Risky Sports Suffering Take The Lead Take The Risk
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Venus in Arms

98. “Every man has a specific skill, whether it is discovered or not, that more readily and naturally comes to him than it would to another, and his own should be sought and polished. He excels best in his niche - originality loses its authenticity in one's efforts to obtain originality.”

Tags : Authenticity Business Creativity Discipline Discovery Education Excel Gifted Humility Natural Niche Originality Polish Pride Real Skill Success Talents Winning
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile

99. “Constantly stopping to explain oneself may expand into a frustrating burden for the rare individual, so ceasing to do so is like finally dropping the weights and sprinting towards his goals. Those who insincerely misunderstand, who intentionally distort the motives of a pure-intentioned individual, then, no longer have the opportunity to block his path; instead, they are the ones left to stand on the sidelines shouting frustratedly in the wind of his trail.”

Tags : Accomplishments Burdens Explanations Frustration Goals Individual Inspirational Intentions Motives Opportunity Path Running Sprinting Success Weight Wind
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

100. “I would rather a romantic relationship turn into contempt than turn into apathy. The passion in the extremities make it appear as though it once meant something. We grow from hot or cold, but lukewarm is the biggest insult.”

Tags : Apathy Breakup Caring Contempt Desire Extreme Hate Hot Love Lukewarm Passion Relationships Romance Scorn Uncaring
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

101. “I think a lot of psychopaths are just geniuses who drove so fast that they lost control.”

Tags : Brain Cognition Compassion Control Creative Creative Genius Creativity Disorder Driving Genius Illness Intelligence Knowledge Mental Mental Illness Pain Psychopath Schizophrenia Self Control Sorrow Sympathy Understanding
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

102. “When you're socially awkward, you're isolated more than usual, and when you're isolated more than usual, your creativity is less compromised by what has already been said and done. All your hope in life starts to depend on your craft, so you try to perfect it. One reason I stay isolated more than the average person is to keep my creativity as fierce as possible. Being the odd one out may have its temporary disadvantages, but more importantly, it has its permanent advantages.”

Tags : Advantage Alienation Alienation Versus Humanity Art Artist Authenticity Awkward Brain Compromise Craft Creative Fierce Genuine Humanity Humanity Versus Alienation Imagination Introversion Isolation Life Originality Perspective Purity Social Socially Awkward Solitude Writing
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

103. “A rumor is a social cancer: it is difficult to contain and it rots the brains of the masses. However, the real danger is that so many people find rumors enjoyable. That part causes the infection. And in such cases when a rumor is only partially made of truth, it is difficult to pinpoint exactly where the information may have gone wrong. It is passed on and on until some brave soul questions its validity; that brave soul refuses to bite the apple and let the apple eat him. Forced to start from scratch for the sake of purity and truth, that brave soul, figuratively speaking, fully amputates the information in order to protect his personal judgment. In other words, his ignorance is to be valued more than the lie believed to be true.”

Tags : Cancer Deceit Gossip Introvert Libel Lie Loner Masses Propaganda Rumor Slander Social Truth
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

104. “Everyone judges constantly: positively judging one person is the same as negatively judging everyone else; it is to say that that person is superior in some sense.”

Tags : Honest Human Human Nature Instinct Judging Judgmental Logic Logical Thinking Negative Positive Superiority Survival Survival Instinct
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Venus in Arms

105. “Faith, in its most correct form, never removes responsibility; it removes fear of responsibility. The results are complete opposites with the greater saying, 'God's will is my delight.”

Tags : Delight Development Faith Fear Free Freedom God Gods Will Greater Obedience Opposites Peace Remission Removal Responsibility Responsible Salvation Spiritual Spiritual Development
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

106. “In the fashion industry, everything goes retro except the prices.”

Tags : Apparel Clothing Culture Economy Expense Fashion Fashion Industry Industry Money Price Retro
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

107. “Never hide things from hardcore thinkers. They get more aggravated, more provoked by confusion than the most painful truths.”

Tags : Aggravation Concealment Confusion Contemplation Dishonesty Hardcore Honesty Lie Lying Never Pain Provoke Secrecy Secrets Thinkers Thought Torture Truth
Author : Criss Jami

108. “Persistence. Perfection. Patience. Power. Prioritize your passion. It keeps you sane.”

Tags : Ambition Business Calling Career Commitment Determination Dreams Entrepreneur Faith Genius Insanity Living Passion Patience Peace Perfection Perseverance Persistence Power Priorities Risk Sanity Strategy Strength Success
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

109. “If it's true what is said, that only the wise discover the wise, then it must also be true that the lone wolf symbolizes either the biggest fool on the planet or the biggest Einstein on the planet.”

Tags : Albert Einstein Alone Discovery Einstein Foolish Fools Genius Lone Lone Wolf Loneliness Loners Perseverance Represent Solitary Solitude Strength Symbol Symbolism True Truth Wisdom Wise Wise Man
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

110. “To be truly positive in the eyes of some, you have to risk appearing negative in the eyes of others.”

Tags : Controversial Differences Honesty Making Sense Of The World Negative Pleasing Others Positive Real Risky Social Status
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

111. “If you have to say or do something controversial, aim so that people will hate that they love it and not love that they hate it.”

Tags : Arguing Belief Controversial Controversy Debating Difference Difference Of Opinion Effectiveness Hate Love Make A Difference Opinion Opinions People Politics Protesting Rebel Rebellion Religion
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

112. “Everyone claims to be okay with freedom of religion, but the moment you mention God there is a strange tension that fills the air. If there was a 6th sense, that would be it.”

Tags : 6Th Sense Air Apologetics Awkward Awkwardness Controversial Controversy Freedom Freedom Of Religion God Religion Senses Sixth Sense Spiritual Strange Tension
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

113. “A man does not have to feel less than human to realize his sin; oppositely, he has to realize that he gets no special vindication for his sin.”

Tags : Confession Confronting Problems Degrading Demeaning Equal Equality Exceptions Excuses Forgiveness Human Insulting Normal Normality Realization Repentance Ridicule Salvation Sin Sinner Special Torture Vindication
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

114. “A poet should be so crafty with words that he is envied even for his pains.”

Tags : Accidents Adversity Artist Craftiness Craftsmanship Crafty Creativity Disaster Envy Hardships Illness Imperfections Loneliness Lyrics Pain Perspective Poetry Poets Sadness Suffering Tragedy Wit Words
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

115. “Thoughts are like burning stars, and ideas, they flood, they stretch the universe.”

Tags : Artist Creativity Ideas Imagination Stars Thoughts Universe
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

116. “Create with the heart; build with the mind.”

Tags : Artist Building Construction Creativity Development Drawing Feeling Heart Mind Musician Originality Painting Poet Productivity Thinking
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

117. “As Aristotle said, 'Excellence is a habit.' I would say furthermore that excellence is made constant through the feeling that comes right after one has completed a work which he himself finds undeniably awe-inspiring. He only wants to relax until he's ready to renew such a feeling all over again because to him, all else has become absolutely trivial.”

Tags : Accomplishment Aristotle Artist Awe Inspiring Awesome Creativity Energy Excellence Exhaustion Habit Hard Work Perseverance Pride Quality Quality Over Quantity Relaxation Success Trivial Work
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

118. “I think there is a song out there to describe just about any situation.”

Tags : Art Artist Connection Humanity Inspirational Life Lyrics Music Musician Poetry Song Lyrics Songs Songwriting Truth World
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

119. “When a man is penalized for honesty he learns to lie.”

Tags : Consciousness Honesty Human Nature Lying Man Penalize Psychology Punishment Reaction Response Self Defense Unconscious Mind
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile

120. “It always seems as though the definition of love will remain debatable by an opinionated world.”

Tags : Abstraction Conflict Confusion Debate Definition Disagreement Fortunate Fortunately Ideas Love Obscurity Opinions Truth Uncertainty Unfortunate Unfortunately World
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile

121. “If ever you feel like an animal among men, be a lion.”

Tags : Animals Authority Beast Boldness Conquering Courage Courage In Life Fierceness Inspirational Lion Man Nobility Noble Strength Uniqueness
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

122. “It is a noble responsibility to not back down when you know that you know that you know that you are right.”

Tags : Certainty Confidence Conviction Determination Duty Noble Responsibility
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

123. “As cliché as it might sound, I'd rather lose than win by cheating. The latter is a much deeper, more personal loss in that one is admittedly whispering to himself his lack of competence. His cheating then begets more cheating, as he is ever-privately, ever-subconsciously insulting himself; thus, gradually deteriorating any remaining confidence.”

Tags : Cheating Cliche College Confidence Exams Games Honesty Honor Honor Code Insult Mental Noble Personal Psychology Sports Subliminal Subsconscious Tests Whisper Winning
Author : Criss Jami

124. “You are evidence of your mother's strength, especially if you are a rebellious knucklehead and regardless she has always maintained her sanity.”

Tags : Appreciation Difficulties Disobedience Disrespect Humor Knucklehead Love Moms Mother Motherly Love Mothers Day Obedience Rebellion Respect Strength Tolerance Unconditional Unconditional Love
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

125. “As for the majority, it is not so much race as it is political affiliation that really divides it today. What was once an issue of physical difference is now one of intellectual difference. Men have yet to master disagreeing without flashing all their frustrations that come with it; the conservative will throw half-truths while the liberal will throw insults. Combine these and what do you get? A dishonest mockery of a country.”

Tags : Culture Deceit Democrat Fallacies Forgiveness Grace Hate Hypocrisy Intolerance Libel Liberal Love Media Mercy Minority Mockery Political Politicism Politics Propaganda Race Racial Straw Men Tolerance
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

126. “The eye of true equality often seems to have some degree of disrespect for the supposedly accomplished, privileged high and lofty to the supposedly accomplished, privileged high and lofty, although in reality, it's simply irrespectiveness.”

Tags : Accomplished Disrespect Entitlement Equality Inequality Irrespectiveness Lofty Privilege Respect
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

127. “On athleticism, God knows no favor. It seems rather he is in the business of teaching winners how to lose and losers how to win.”

Tags : Ability Athleticism Balancing Business Challenge Coaching Competition Defeat Disable Favor Games God Growing Handicap Learning Losing Perseverance Pride Respect Skill Success Underdogs Victory Winning
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

128. “If you're capable of despising your own behavior, you might just love yourself.”

Tags : Acceptance Of Oneself Behavior Growth Humility Improvement Love Morality Repentance Self Hate Self Loathing Self Love
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

129. “I would rather have strong enemies than a world of passive individualists. In a world of passive individualists nothing seems worth anything simply because nobody stands for anything. That world has no convictions, no victories, no unions, no heroism, no absolutes, no heartbeat. That world has rigor mortis.”

Tags : Absolutes Beliefs Convictions Dead World Heartbeat Individualism Man Meaninglessness Open Mindedness Passivity Rigor Mortis Robot World Unions World Zealot
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

130. “Time and time again does the pride of man influence his very own fall. While denying it, one gradually starts to believe that he is the authority, or that he possesses great moral dominion over others, yet it is spiritually unwarranted. By that point he loses steam; in result, he falsely begins trying to prove that unwarranted dominion by seizing the role of a condemner.”

Tags : Authority Conceit Condemnation Dictator Dictatorship Dominion Ego False False Belief False Prophet False Teacher Force Leaders Morality Pride Spiritual
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile

131. “Sometimes a people lose their right to remain silent when pressured to remain silent.”

Tags : Abuse Dictatorship Force Freedom Freedom Of Speech Miranda Rights Miranda Warning Pressure Rights Silence Speech Warning
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

132. “The man who is most aggressive in teaching tolerance is the most intolerant of all: he wants a world full of people too timid and ashamed to really disagree with anything.”

Tags : Aggression Agree Contradiction Disagree Force Hypocrisy Intolerance Paradox Selfish Shame Teaching Timid Tolerance
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

133. “Bad luck with women is a determined man's road to success. For every affliction, he makes, out of indignation, yet another advancement in order to exceed the man that the woman chose over him. This goes to show that great men are made great because they once learned how to fight the feeling of rejection.”

Tags : Advancement Affliction Anger Bad Bad Luck Determination Development Drive Fighters Indignation Inspiration Learning Luck Men Perseverance Rejection Relationships Road Success Women
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Venus in Arms

134. “Oftentimes winning can become an addiction, whether good or bad, to the point where you would rather lose it all before you lose at all.”

Tags : Addiction Competition Lose Lose Everything Obsession Sacrifice Self Sacrifice Win
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

135. “An over-indulgence of anything, even something as pure as water, can intoxicate.”

Tags : Abuse Addiction Alcohol Alcoholic Aqua Aquaholic Drinking Habits Health Indulgence Intoxicate Obsession Over Indulgence Substance Abuse Water
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Venus in Arms

136. “I think that I am too warm to negatively judge individuals, yet I am cold enough to negatively judge humanity.”

Tags : Cold Discernment Humanity Judgment Negative People Warm
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

137. “Realizing the seriously ruthless, venomous habits and agendas of evil always instills a more fierce passion and longing for a closer God. Men, out of pride, may claim their own authorities over what constitutes good and evil; they may self-proclaim a keen knowledge of subjective morality through religion or science. But that is only if they are acknowledging the work of evil as a cartoon-like, petty little rain cloud in the sky that merely wants to dampen one's spirits. On the contrary, a man could be without a doubt lit with the strength, the peace, and the knowledge of the gods, his gods, but when or if the devils grow weary in unsuccessful attempts to torment him, they begin tormenting his loved ones, or, if not his loved ones, anyone who may attempt to grasp his philosophies. No matter how godly he may become, God is, in the end, his only hope and his only grace for the pressures built around him - it is left up to a higher authority and a more solid peace and a wider love to eclipse not just one's own evils but all evils for goodness to ultimately matter. If all men were gods, each being would dwell in a separate prison cell, hopeless, before finally imploding into nothingness.”

Tags : Angels Badness Demons Devil Ego Evil Faith God Good Goodness Grace Hope Hopelessness Humility Morality Peace Philosophy Pride Prison Religion Satan Science Security Spirits
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

138. “The older you get, the more you understand how your conscience works. The biggest and only critic lives in your perception of people's perception of you rather than people's perception of you.”

Tags : Age Confidence Critic Insecurity Knowing Who You Are Maturity Mentality Perception Self Awareness Self Image Understanding
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

139. “I will never deny that life isn't fair. It seems as though when a woman leaves a man she is strong and independent, but when a man leaves a woman he is a pig and a jerk.”

Tags : Double Standard Fairness Fairness Of Life Funny Humor Humor Relationships Independence Jerk Life Men Pigs Relationships Unfairness Unfairness Of Life Women
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

140. “What is a genius? A person who demands little to nothing from others, but is often found extremely difficult to have around.”

Tags : Complex Creative Different Difficulties Distinction Envy Genius Genius Distinction Independent Independent Thought Inferiority Inferiority Complex Intimidating Misunderstanding Odd Privacy Self Sufficiency Simplicity Superiority
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

141. “Simply minding one's own business is more offensive than being intrusive. Without ever saying a word one can make a person feel less-than.”

Tags : Arrogance Body Language Business Cocky Communication Egotism Hate Inferiority Insult Nonexistent Offensive Pride Selfish Silence Communication Superiority
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

142. “The barrier during self-improvement is not so much that we hate learning, rather we hate being taught. To learn entails that the knowledge was achieved on one's own accord - it feels great - but to be taught often leaves a feeling of inferiority. Thus it takes a bit of determination and a lot of humility in order for one to fully develop.”

Tags : Achievement Barrier Determination Development Feelings Help Helping Hand Humility Improvement Inferiority Intelligence Knowledge Learning Self Improvement Taught Teaching Wisdom
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

143. “There are two circumstances that lead to arrogance: one is when you're wrong and you can't face it; the other is when you're right and nobody else can face it.”

Tags : Arrogance Cocky Cognition Confidence Conviction Ego Haters Humility Minority Offense Pride Right Superiority Wrong
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

144. “In an extroverted society, the difference between an introvert and an extrovert is that an introvert is often unconsciously deemed guilty until proven innocent.”

Tags : Accusation Assumption Bias Blame Extroversion Extroverts Fear Guilt Innocence Introversion Introverts Judgment Judgmental Judgmentality People Skepticism Social Norms Society Unconscious Mind
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Venus in Arms

145. “Popular culture is a place where pity is called compassion, flattery is called love, propaganda is called knowledge, tension is called peace, gossip is called news, and auto-tune is called singing.”

Tags : Autotune Bandwagon Compassion Culture Fads Flattery Gossip Knowledge Love Music News Peace Pity Pop Pop Culture Pop Music Popular Popular Culture Popular Music Propaganda Singing Tension Trends
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

146. “Drinking is such a necessity to human life that people cannot fathom an individual who, like a child confined to a church pew, gets little enjoyment out of it and would rather do other things.”

Tags : Addiction Alcohol Boring Comprehension Different Drinking Fun Intoxication Necessity Straight Edge
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

147. “People don't care about being duped as long as they're happy, which is the shortest form of happiness; hence 'self-duprication' becomes a habit.”

Tags : Addiction Alcohol Appease Appeasement Bliss Compliments Delusion Denial Duped Falsehood Fantasy Flattery Getting High Gossip Ignorance Illusion Imagination Intoxication Joy Libel Lies Media News Propaganda Rumors Self Deprecation Slander Truth
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

148. “I suspect that 'Kindness and Cruelty' and 'Mercy and Justice' all have secret affairs, as though they rendezvous only within certain sophisticated souls: those who hate being offensive, but love telling the truth.”

Tags : Apologetics Balance Brain Caring Compassion Cruelty Empathy Hate Justice Love Love Affair Mean Mercy Nice Offensive Pity Rendezvous Simplicity Sympathy Theory Truth
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

149. “Jealousy from a love affair is something even God can admit.”

Tags : Affair Cheater Faithfulness Fornication Heartache Heartache Love Heartbreak Honor Idolatry Infidelity Loyalty Pain Passion Relationship Sex Trustworthiness Vows Vows Marriage Worship
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

150. “Being nice merely to be liked in return nullifies the point.”

Tags : Canceled Cancelled Dishonesty Honesty Insincerity Kind Nice Nullified Pointless Sincerity
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

151. “Be willing to give, but only when you aren't expecting anything in return.”

Tags : Anticipation Award Charity Collateral Collateral Damage Compassion Credit Empathy Expectations Expectations Return Gift Give Glory Good Hearted Good Will Love Money Nice Present Pride Recognition Selfishness Selflessness Sincerity Sympathy
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

152. “The conscious attempt to be a good person without Christ is as legalistic as an attempt to make it into Heaven through empty religiosity.”

Tags : Apologetics Christ Christianity Conscious Emptiness Faith God Good Person Gospel Grace Heaven Kind Law Legalism Mercy Morality Nice Regulations Religion Rules Salvation Sin Sinless Spirituality Theology
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

153. “Find a purpose to serve, not a lifestyle to live.”

Tags : Achieve Achievement Ambition Goals Inspiration Inspirational Inspire Inspiring Life Lifestyle Living Meaning Motivate Motivating Motivation Motivational Purpose Purpose In Life Reason Reason To Breathe Reason To Live Sacrifice Success Successful Living
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Venus in Arms

154. “The young are often savvy in the cultural world but not so much the intellectual; the old the intellectual but not so much the cultural. But I tell you those who do the most damage during an era are very much aware of both.”

Tags : Application Awareness Benefit Change Change The World Conservative Culture Current Damage Effectiveness Era Historicity History Intellectual Knowledge Make A Difference Old Pop Culture Popular Culture Savvy Time Wisdom Young
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

155. “I will admit that we as young rebels always wanted fundamentalists to understand our take on their religion, but rarely, if ever, the other way around. The fundamentalists are the real artists. If you saw only a masterpiece of an original painting and someone threw a splash of red across it saying that their version is better, you would be offended too.”

Tags : Apologetics Art Artist Belief Christianity Conflict Creativity Defense Denominations Disagreement Doctrine Fundamentalist Heresy Immaturity Liberal New Offense Opinions Orthodoxy Painting Rebel Spirituality Tradition Understanding Young
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

156. “A distaste for the new is not always fear of the unknown, but sometimes ambition. Some people don't like the new way simply because they never got a chance to master the old way.”

Tags : Ambition Artist Chance Change Chronological Snobbery Commitment Conservative Consistency Dedication Development Distaste Fear Improvement Liberal Mastery New New Age Old Original Perfection Persistence Perspective Progression Taste Tradition Unknown Young
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

157. “There is this common notion that young conservatives are the few, that most people had liberal worldviews when they were young. If this is true, then it is with great irony that a number of old liberals must never had progressed into conservatives as they grew older.”

Tags : Age Beliefs Change Change Your Life Conservatism Funny Funny But True Growth Humor Immaturity Ironic Liberalism Maturity New Old Opinion Perception Perspective Politics Progression Psychology Stagnation Stubbornness Young
Author : Criss Jami

158. “When good people consider you the bad guy, you develop a heart to help the bad ones. You actually understand them.”

Tags : Bad People Brain Cognition Compassion Comprehension Development Empathy Good Good People Misunderstanding Misunderstood Perspective Psychology Sympathy Understanding
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

159. “It's much easier on the emotions when one sees life as an experiment rather than a struggle for popularity.”

Tags : Arrogance Development Emotions Experiment Fame Growth Humility Improvement Learning Life Peace Popularity Pride Science Training
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

160. “Learning isn't acquiring knowledge so much as it is trimming information that has already been acquired.”

Tags : Development Humility Information Knowledge Learning Letting Go Pride Simplicity Understanding Wisdom
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

161. “I always make sure that the world will prove me right. It gives me the freedom to contradict myself.”

Tags : Certainty Contradiction Development Discipline Freedom Hypocrisy Justification Learning Productivity Progress Proof Right Self Denial Truth Uncertainty
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

162. “It is easier for one to take risks and to chase his dreams with a mindset that he has nothing to lose. In this lies the immense passion, the great advantage of avoiding a materialistic, pleasure-filled way of life.”

Tags : Advantage Chasing Dreams Courage Dreams Failure Lifestyles Materialism Mindset Nothing To Lose Passion Perseverance Pleasure Risks Success Way Of Life
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

163. “Trustful people are the pure at heart, as they are moved by the zeal of their own trustworthiness.”

Tags : Confidence Deceit Discernment Fearless Fearlessness Happiness Honesty Innocence Intuition Lies Positive Positive Thinking Pure Heart Purity Selflessness Suspicion Trust Trustworthiness Truth Understanding Understanding Others Vulnerability
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

164. “Tell me that the purpose of life is to have fun, and without a care in the world I'll begin wreaking havoc on everything I pass. Now that's what I call pure, honest fun.”

Tags : Care Fun Havoc Honest Life Love Meaning Of Life Mischief Morality Purpose Trouble Troublemaker
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

165. “The only activity a cynic will find contagious is yawning, that is, with other people, at other people.”

Tags : Activity Bore Boredom Boring Contagious Cynic Cynical Cynicism Funny Humor Mediocrity People Yawn Yawning
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

166. “You might be an introvert if you were ready to go home before you left the house.”

Tags : Anti Social Anti Social Instincts Antisocial Antisocial Instincts Bored Energy Extroversion Extrovert Funny Funny But True Homebody House Humor Instincts Introversion Introvert Loner Partying Peace Personality Quiet Quiet Time Recharge Rest Shy Sleepy Social Traits
Author : Criss Jami

167. “The writer's curse is that even in solitude, no matter its duration, he never grows lonely or bored.”

Tags : Alone Art Author Blessed Boredom Company Contemplate Contentment Creativity Curse Good Company Growth Hard Work Imagination Independent Loneliness Perseverance Reflection Self Sufficient Solitude Time Writer
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

168. “I think that there are excellent and poor thinking habits just as there are healthy and unhealthy eating habits; and when a man really knows how to think, you cannot necessarily assert that he thinks too much in a strictly negative connotation. Perhaps this is in a sense food for thought, whereas the other is fool for thought.”

Tags : Excellent Food For Thought Habit Habits Healthy Negativity Poor Thinking Unhealthy
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

169. “God judges men from the inside out; men judge men from the outside in. Perhaps to God, an extreme mental patient is doing quite well in going a month without murder, for he fought his chemical imbalance and succeeded; oppositely, perhaps the healthy, able and stable man who has never murdered in his life yet went a lifetime consciously, willingly never loving anyone but himself may then be subject to harsher judgment than the extreme mental patient. It might be so that God will stand for the weak and question the strong.”

Tags : Arrogance Brain Ego Evil Good And Evil Grace Healthy Immorality Judgment Law Love Mind Morality Murder Narcissism Pharisee Pride Psychopath Punishment Resistance Stability Strength Theology
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

170. “A mature heart for Christ would much rather spend its time praising him than condemning his fanatics.”

Tags : Acceptance Apologetics Christ Christian Christianity Condemnation Discernment Extremism Followers Fundamentalism God Grace Heart Immature Insult Jesus Freak Judgment Love Mature Mercy Peace Praise Religion Spiritual Worship
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

171. “I often find that people confuse inner peace with some sense of insensibility whenever something goes wrong. In such cases inner peace is a permit for destruction: The unyielding optimist will pretend that the forest is not burning either because he is too lazy or too afraid to go and put the fire out.”

Tags : Action Afraid Burning Confusion Destruction Fear Fire Forest Inner Peace Insensibility Laziness Peace Pretend Self Deception
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

172. “Feel what it's like to truly starve, and I guarantee that you'll forever think twice before wasting food.”

Tags : Awareness Blessings Conscience Experience Famine Food Granted Guarantee Guilt Hunger Responsibility Starvation Take For Granted Wastefulness
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

173. “You ask me why I don't speakNot a word at willBut write so much worth well over a mill'Well I value words like I value kissesA sober one, a closer one penetrates the heartDarling it's how it mends it”

Tags : Beautiful Beauty Hearts Kissing Love Lyrics Poem Poetry Prudence Rhyme Silence Sincerity Sober Speech Value Words Worth Writing
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

174. “Lead's erasing then vanishingBanished from whatever it is they're drinking and it's cleanedRunning from the pitcher as if it's her fantasy”

Tags : Banish Changes Clean Dream Drunkenness Fantasy Imagination Metaphors Sobriety
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

175. “Soar with wit. Conquer with dignity. Handle with care.”

Tags : Accomplish Achievement Care Conquering Dignity Handling Inspirational Motivational Prosper Soaring Success Wit
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

176. “You get hit the hardest when trying to run or hide from a problem. Like the defense on a football field, putting all focus on evading only one defender is asking to be blindsided.”

Tags : Avoidance Blind Spots Defense Evading Field Figurative Football Hiding Issues Problem Running Running Away
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

177. “An encouraged person will eventually get his drive from encouragement; he becomes more dependent. A person that never really receives encouragement learns to move out of spite; he becomes more independent.”

Tags : Dependence Discouragement Drive Encouragement Independence Spite
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

178. “The pressure of adversity is the most powerful sustainer of accountability. It's as though everything you do is multiplied by 50 in order to surpass those with a head-start. I was never capable of slacking when at the threshold of failure.”

Tags : Accountability Adversity Compel Drive Endure Failure Hardship Overcoming Overcoming Obstacles Pressure Rebirth Slacking Surpassing Surpassing Yourself Sustainability
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

179. “Character that is fruit-producing can be summed up in the mastery of these 5 qualities: morals, but a sense of humor; love, but respect for criticism; intelligence without pretense; humility without self-loathing; and a mind open, but with solid convictions.”

Tags : Character Compass Conviction Criticism Discipline Fruit Funny Funny But True Holiness Humor Intelligence Love Moral Moral Compass Morality Open Mindedness Pretense Principles Self Loathing Sense Of Humor Wisdom
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

180. “Discernment is the son of good judgment and the father of self-control. When mixed with an already clear conscience, the ability to read the true motives of a critic keeps one's conscience both clear and at ease.”

Tags : Conscience Critic Discernment Father Grandfather Judgment Motives Relation Self Control Son
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

181. “The motive behind criticism often determines its validity. Those who care criticize where necessary. Those who envy criticize the moment they think that they have found a weak spot.”

Tags : Bad Intentions Criticism Envy Good Intentions Inspirational Intentions Kindness Motives Necessary Purity Sincerity Spot Validity Weakness
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

182. “It is never ridicule, but a compliment, that knocks a philosopher off his feet. He is already positioned for every possible counter-attack, counter-argument, and retort...only to find a big bear hug coming his way.”

Tags : Anticipation Apologetics Apologists Argumentation Arguments Attack Bear Compliment Counter Counter Argument Defense Evangelism Evangelism Apologetics Evangelists Hugs Philosophers Philosophy Retort Ridicule Theologians Theology
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

183. “A solid answer to everything is not necessary. Blurry concepts influence one to focus, but postulated clarity influences arrogance.”

Tags : Answers Arrogance Blurred Clarity Cockiness Influence Solid
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile

184. “You can't let the truth bring out the worst and let it get the best of you.”

Tags : Arrogance Corruption Destruction Honesty Humility Insincerity Pride Sincerity Truth
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

185. “Humility is, in a sense, admitting how egotistical you are.”

Tags : Acknowledge Arrogance Ego Humility Paradox Pride
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

186. “A fear of weakness only strengthens weakness.”

Tags : Correction Denial Facing Facing Fear Facing Problems Fear Fear Of Failure Honest Honesty Humble Humility Lying To Ourselves Paradox Reversal Reverse Strength Strengthening Weak Weakening Weakness
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile

187. “Many people in a rather reckless context claim to 'just tell it like it is'. In actuality, nobody really stresses what one says so much as the motive behind what one says; hence, he is merely blowing hot air and detracting from 'what is'.”

Tags : Actuality Air Dishonesty Emphasis Honest Motives Reckless Truth
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

188. “Let's not grow with our roots in the ground.”

Tags : Adventures Divine Experiences Flying Freedom Grow Growth Inspirational Journey Learning Life Roots Spiritual Traveling
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Venus in Arms

189. “You speak rather poorly of God when praising Him, or when wanting to praise Him, only during that which you perceive to be your highest of moments. That is many a reason behind unbelief altogether: the failed attempt to control God, to lower His standards to one's own level of understanding in doubt of His foresight and omniscience, His goodness and power. He wants to know if you are faithful enough to praise Him even when, to you, all seems lost.”

Tags : Adversity Agnosticism Apologetics Atheism Belief Character Faith Foresight God Goodness Grateful Hope Hopelessness Lack Of Faith Life Omniscience Pain Power Praise Suffering Thankful Theism Unbelief Worship
Author : Criss Jami

190. “Creative people are often found either disagreeable or intimidating by mediocrities.”

Tags : Awkward Creative Creativity Disagreeable Envy Intimidating Intimidation Mediocre Mediocrity Misunderstood Odd Original Originality Outcast Peculiar Strange Unusual
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

191. “Whenever I think of something but can't think of what it was I was thinking of, I can't stop thinking until I think I'm thinking of it again. I think I think too much.”

Tags : Brain Challenge Clever Cognition Cognitive Cognitive Psychology Contemplation Creative Creative Thinking Excessive Funny Humor Ideas Insanity Mentality Perfectionism Philosophy Psychology Think Thinking Thought Witty Wordplay
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

192. “The artist lives to have stories to tell and to learn to tell them well.”

Tags : Artist Artists Life Creative Experiences Live Meaning Of Life Purpose Sharing Stories Storytelling
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

193. “God will save whomever He chooses to save. The Christian should proselytize not because he thinks he can change everybody; he should proselytize because the Gospel being shared is the ultimate act of love: because he thinks he can love everybody.”

Tags : Apologetics Christian Conversion Evangelism Faith God Good News Gospel Great Commission Love Obedience Preach Proselytize Salvation Teach
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

194. “The typical atheist rebels against God as a teenager rebels against his parents. When his own desires or standards are not fulfilled in the way that he sees fit, he, in revolt, storms out of the house in denial of the Word of God and in scrutiny of a great deal of those who stand by the Word of God. The epithet 'Heavenly Father' is a grand reflection, a relation to that of human nature.”

Tags : Agnosticism Anger Antitheism Apologetics Arrogance Atheism Child Childish Denial Desires Father God Heavenly Father Rebellion Religion Revolt Standards Teenagers Theism
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

195. “Few endeavors, if any at all, I find to be inherently mature or inherently immature. Maturity is neither defined by one's particular preferences nor by one's particular activities; rather, it is defined by the strength of one's character.”

Tags : Activity Adult Character Child Childish Childlike Development Endeavor Fun Immaturity Leisure Maturity Playing Psychology Responsibility Toys Traits Venture Video Games
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

196. “The problem is politics is made a sport, almost as much a sport as football or baseball. When it comes to politics, adults and politicians do more finger-pointing and play more games than children ever do. Too often are we rooting for the pride of a team rather than the good of the nation.”

Tags : Athletics Baseball Basketball Chaos Competition Conflict Conservative Country Democrat Fingerpointing Football Games Nation Parties Partisan Peace Politicians Politics Pride Productivity Separation Solidarity Unification Unity
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

197. “Love without humility results in the inclination to act as everyone's parent, humility without love results in the need to be everyone's child, and love with humility results in the desire to be a friend.”

Tags : Bossy Childishness Control Desire Equality Friend Friends Friendship Friendships Friendships And Love Humble Humility Immaturity Inclination Inequality Love Love And Friendship Maturity Narcissism Parent Pride Psychology Relationship Results Sociology
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

198. “When making a point, there are 2 types of people who may disagree with you: those who can support their reasons, and the childish ones who are too worried about being told what to do.”

Tags : Anger Apologetics Argument Authority Beliefs Childishness Debate Disagreement Humility Insecure Opinions Reason Spite
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

199. “For God to prove himself on demand, physically, would be a grave disappointment, and the strongest Christians should be considerably grateful that he chooses not to do so. The skeptic endlessly demands proof, yet God refuses to insult the true intelligence of man, the '6th sense', the chief quality, the acumen which distinguishes man from the rest of creation, faith.”

Tags : 6Th Sense Acumen Agnosticism Apologetics Apologist Atheism Atheist Christian Christianity Comprehension Demanding Disappointment Existence Faith Grave Philosophy Quality Refusal Senses Sixth Sense Skepticism Spiritual Supernatural Theism
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

200. “A pure heart does not demean the spirit of an individual, it, instead, compels the individual to examine his spirit.”

Tags : Advice Compelling Consideration Constructive Criticism Demean Demeaning Discernment Encourage Encouragement Examination Heart Individual Love Pure Rebuke Self Examination Sincerity Spirit
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy