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Philosophy quotes (25)
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
Until they become conscious they will never rebel and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious.
George Orwell 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
Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it.
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld Category: Philosophy
PHILOSOPHY n. A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce 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
Philosophy when superficially studied excites doubt when thoroughly explored it dispels it.
Francis Bacon Category: Philosophy
It is a great advantage for a system of philosophy to be substantially true.
George Santayana Category: Philosophy
Science is what you know philosophy is what you don't know.
Bertrand Russell Category: Philosophy
There are more things in heaven and earth Horatio Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
William Shakespeare Category: Philosophy
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
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
Philosophy is the science which considers truth.
Aristotle 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
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
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
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
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
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
We live in a world in which politics has replaced philosophy.
Martin L. Gross Category: Philosophy
To ridicule philosophy is really to philosophize.
Blaise Pascal Category: Philosophy
Philosophy: unintelligible answers to insoluble problems.
Henry Brooks Adams 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 men who are not interested in philosophy need it most urgently; they are most helplessly in its power.
Ayn Rand 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