Great Quotes Explained

Quotes by your favorite philosophers, psychologists, writers and musicians
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481 students

In this course students will have many famous quotes explicated to them


  • There are no course requirements or prerequisites


Here are 36 of my favorite quotes by my philosophers, psychologists, writers and musicians that I use in my workshop presentations.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.  I have been teaching at Esalen, Kripalu and all over the United States for over ten years and I always say, "We are standing on the shoulders of giants."  I have graduate degrees in Philosophy, Psychology and Religious Studies and I have been privileged to sit with many extremely wise people over the past thirty-five years.  When I hear someone say something profound or read an transformational quote - something that shines a new light or gives a completely alternative perspective on a situation - I write it down.  So this course is comprised of 36 of my favorite quotes that I believe will help you cultivate meaning, happiness and satisfaction in your life. If you have the opportunity to study with any of the people who I quoted I highly recommend doing it. There is also much witting and unwitting genius in songs so I included the lyrics from a few of my favorite songs also. Thank you very much for watching!  I hope that you enjoy what I have curated!

Who this course is for:

  • People who enjoy philosophy, psychology, literature, art, music and spirituality

Course content

4 sections35 lectures1h 2m total length
  • Nietzsche 1
  • Kierkegaard
  • Schopenhauer
  • Nietzsche 2
  • Ram Dass
  • Nietzsche 3
  • Nietzsche 4
  • Einstein


Psychotherapist, Counselor, Author, NLP Master Practitioner
Ira Israel
  • 4.8 Instructor Rating
  • 157 Reviews
  • 1,160 Students
  • 6 Courses

Ira Israel is the author of “How To Survive Your Childhood Now That You’re and Adult: A Path to Authenticity and Awakening,” which is endorsed by Sting, Reverend Michael Beckwith, Marianne Williamson, Jack Kornfield, Shauna Shapiro, Warren Farrell, Katherine Woodward Thomas, Jai Uttal, Joanne Cacciatore, Lorin Roche, Fred Luskin and many many others. He teaches workshops on happiness, mindfulness and authenticity at Esalen and Kripalu and has written over 300 articles on psychology, philosophy, Buddhism, yoga, film, art, music & literature for The Huffington Post, Good Men Project, Mind Body Green, Thrive Global, Medium and many other websites. Ira is an NLP Master Practitioner who graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and has graduate degrees in Psychology, Philosophy, and Religious Studies.