Philosophy Quotes

My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.
Oprah Winfrey
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 Llama

Do all the work you can; that is the whole philosophy of the good way of life.
Eugene Delacroix
James a. garfield - history is philosophy teaching by example, and...
We must exchange the philosophy of excuse - - what I am is beyond my control - - For the philosophy of responsibility.
Barbara Charline Jordan
Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy.
Margaret Thatche

What is the first business of one who practices philosophy? To get rid of self - Conceit. For it is impossible for anyone to begin to learn that which he thinks he already knows.
Epictetus, Discourses
Jane austen, pride and prejudice - you must learn some of my philosophy. think only...
Albert camus - there is but one truly serious philosophical...
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
William Shakespeare
True philosophy invents nothing it merely establishes and describes what is.
Victor Cousin
Histories make men wise poets, witty the mathematics, subtle natural philosophy, deep moral, grave logic and rhetoric, able to contend.
Francis Bacon
To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation.
Yann Martel, Life of Pi
The most important principle of divine philosophy is the oneness of the world of humanity, the unity of mankind, the bond conjoining East and West, the tie of love which blends human hearts.
Abdul Baha, April 19, 1912, Earl Hall
History is philosophy teaching by examples.
Henry St. John Bolingbroke
I have gained this by philosophy that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.
Aristotle
Philosophy is the highest music.
Plato
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.
John Adams
Philosophy is to the real world as masturbation is to sex.
Karl Marx
My philosophy, in essence, is the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute.
Ayn Rand
The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next.
Henry Ward Beeche
Philosophy teaches us to bear with equanimity the misfortunes of others.
Oscar Wilde
Philosophy is a study that lets us be unhappy more intelligently.
Anon.
There are now - A - Days professors of philosophy but not philosophers.
Henry David Thoreau
Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
True philosophy invents nothing; it merely establishes and describes what is.
Victor Cousin
We are not abandoning our convictions, our philosophy or traditions, nor do we urge anyone to abandon theirs.
Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.
C. S. Lewis
Philosophy is the science which considers truth.
Aristotle
The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy... neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.
John W. Gardne
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... it has no survival value; rather is one of those things that give value to survival.
C. S. Lewis
Life is a gift of the immortal Gods, but living well is the gift of philosophy.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Philosophy consists very largely of one philosopher arguing that all others are jackasses. He usually proves it, and I should add that he also usually proves that he is one himself.
H. L. Mencken
All philosophy lies in two words Sustain and Abstain.
Epictetus
Your philosophy determines whether you will go for the diciplines or continue the errors.
Unknown
Philosophy is a game with objectives and no rules. Mathematics is a game with rules and no objectives.
Anonymous
Religion is a man using a divining rod. Philosophy is a man using a pick and shovel.
Author Unknown
Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
William Shakespeare, "Hamlet", Act 1 scene 5
Keep me away from the wisdom that does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.
Kahlil Gibran