Bret's Philosophy web site

This is my philosophy web site.

I am interested in some aspects of philosophy, including short stories, or parables, and some poems, and philosophical proverbs.

Short stories

My interests in philosophy, include stories that show particular philosophical concepts

One such story, is the story of "Sai Weng Shi Ma" - "The Old Man Who Lost His Horse" the version that I have compiled, with some notes, is at Sai Weng Shi Ma .

Another such story, is the story of "The Ten Blind Indians And The Elephant". A version is published at The Story Of The Blind Men And The Elephant .


A particularly philosophical poem, is the poem "If", by Rudyard Kipling. A copy is published at "If" .

Another particularly philosophical poem, is the poem "Desiderata", by Max Ehrmann. A copy is published at "Desiderata" .

Another, particularly philosophical, perhaps, maybe regarded as political, poem, is the quote (and its various versions), known as "First They Came", by Pastor Martin Niemoller. A copy is published at "First They Came" .


Some famous proverbs, include the following.

From ;
"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans".
- "Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)";
similar expressions were used by others prior to Lennon's use of this line, and have been attributed to Betty Talmadge, Thomas La Mance, Margarate Millar, William Gaddis, and Lily Tomlin, but the earliest known published occurrence was the 1957 attribution of "Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans." to Allen Saunders in Reader's Digest, according to The Quote Verifier : Who Said What, Where, and When (2006) by Ralph Keyes

"So once you do know what the question actually is,
you'll know what the answer means."
- Deep Thought,
Chapter 28 of Book 1 of
"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
A Trilogy In Four Parts",
written by Douglas Adams,
published by Pan Books, 1992

From Forrest Gump:
"My mother always told me that life is like a box of chocolates - you never know what you'll get"

I can be contacted by email at Bret

This web page was last updated on 22 June, 2011