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My definition [of a philosopher] is of a man up in a balloon with his family and friends holding the ropes which confine him to earth and trying to haul him down.
Louisa May Alcott Category: Philosophy
Philosophy: unintelligible answers to insoluble problems.
Henry Brooks Adams Category: Philosophy
To the poet to the philosopher to the saint all things are friendly and sacred all events profitable all days holy all men divine.
Ralph Waldo Emerson Category: Philosophy
To ridicule philosophy is really to philosophize.
Blaise Pascal Category: Philosophy
PHILOSOPHY n. A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce Category: Philosophy
Philosophy when superficially studied excites doubt when thoroughly explored it dispels it.
Francis Bacon Category: Philosophy
I have a simple philosophy. Fill whats empty. Empty whats full. And scratch where it itches.
Alice Lee Roosevelt Longworth Category: Philosophy
The various modes of worship which prevailed in the Roman world were all considered by the people as equally true; by the philosopher as equally false; and by the magistrate as equally useful.
Edward Gibbon Category: Philosophy
To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts not even to found a school but so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates a life of simplicity independence magnanimity and trust.
Henry David Thoreau Category: Philosophy
When I was in school I cheated on my metaphysics exam: I looked into the soul of the boy sitting next to me.
Woody Allen Category: Philosophy
Philosophy is the science which considers truth.
Aristotle Category: Philosophy
Until they become conscious they will never rebel and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious.
George Orwell Category: Philosophy
I would not think that philosophy and reason themselves will be mans guide in the foreseeable future; however they will remain the most beautiful sanctuary they have always been for the select few.
Albert Einstein Category: Philosophy
There are more things in heaven and earth Horatio Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
William Shakespeare Category: Philosophy
Philosophy is harmonized knowledge making a harmonious life; it is the self-discipline which lifts us to serenity and freedom. Knowledge is power but only wisdom is liberty.
Will Durant Category: Philosophy
How charming is divine philosophy! Not harsh and crabbed as dull fools suppose But musical as is Apollos lute And a perpetual feast of nectard sweets Where no crude surfeit reigns.
John Milton Category: Philosophy
In the cathedral at Lubek Germany near the turn of the century was the following inscription: Ye call me master and obey me not; Ye call me light and seek me not; Ye call me way and walk me not; Ye call me wise and follow me not; Ye call me fair and love me not; Ye call me rich and ask me not; Ye call me eternal and seek me not; Ye call me gracious and trust me not; Ye call me noble and serve me not; Ye call me mighty and honor me not; Ye call me just and fear me not; If I condemn you blame me not.
Unknown Category: Philosophy
The men who are not interested in philosophy need it most urgently; they are most helplessly in its power.
Ayn Rand Category: Philosophy
In philosophy it is not the attainment of the goal that matters it is the things that are met with by the way.
Henry Havelock Ellis Category: Philosophy
It is a great advantage for a system of philosophy to be substantially true.
George Santayana Category: Philosophy
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
Dalai Lama Category: Philosophy
There was an awful rainbow once in heaven: We know her woof her texture; she is given In the dull catalogue of common things. Philosophy will clip an angels wings.
John Keats Category: Philosophy
We live in a world in which politics has replaced philosophy.
Martin L. Gross Category: Philosophy
Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it.
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld Category: Philosophy
Science is what you know philosophy is what you don't know.
Bertrand Russell Category: Philosophy