Philosophy Quotes

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
I have gained this by philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.
Aristotle, from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers

For academic men to be happy, the universe would have to take shape. All of philosophy has no other goal: it is a matter of giving a frock coat to what is, a mathematical frock coat. On the other hand, affirming that the universe resembles nothing and is only formless amounts to saying that the universe is something like a spider or spit.
Battaille
Henry ward beeche - the philosophy of one century is the common sense...
Atheism leaves a man to sense, to philosophy, to natural piety, to laws, to reputation, all which may be guides to an outward moral virtue, though religion were not but superstition dismounts all these, and erects an absolute monarchy in the minds of men... the master of superstition is the people and arguments are fitted to practice, in a reverse order.
Francis Bacon
We must exchange the philosophy of excuse - - what I am is beyond my control - - For the philosophy of responsibility.
Barbara Charline Jordan

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
John w. gardne - the society which scorns excellence in plumbing...
Epictetus - the essence of philosophy is that a man should so...
Any philosophy that can be put in a nutshell belongs there.
Sydney Harris
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
Philosophy is to the real world as masturbation is to sex.
Karl Marx
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
History is philosophy teaching by example, and also warning; its two eyes are geography and chronology.
James A. Garfield
I have gained this by philosophy that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.
Aristotle
We do not learn by inference and deduction and the application of mathematics to philosophy, but by direct intercourse and sympathy.
Henry David Thoreau
Music is a higher revelation than philosophy.
Ludwig van Beethoven
Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Philosophy teaches us to bear with equanimity the misfortunes of others.
Oscar Wilde
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
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
Europe will never be like America. Europe is a product of history. America is a product of philosophy.
Margaret Thatche
Philosophy is a game with objectives and no rules. Mathematics is a game with rules and no objectives.
Anonymous
Jokes of the proper kind, properly told, can do more to enlighten questions of politics, philosophy, and literature than any number of dull arguments.
Isaac Asimov
The agenda of the roadblock is the philosophy of the stop sign.
George W. Bush, Speech (2005)
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
Philosophy is the highest music.
Plato
Leisure is the mother of philosophy.
Thomas Hobbes
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
There is but one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide. Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy.
Albert Camus
A great philosophy is not one that passes final judgments and establishes ultimate truth. It is one that causes uneasiness and starts commotion.
Charles Peguy
The incomparable stupidity of life teaches us to love our parents divine philosophy teaches us to forgive them.
Baron de la Brede et de Montesquieu
Philosophy is the science which considers truth.
Aristotle
Do all the work you can; that is the whole philosophy of the good way of life.
Eugene Delacroix
All serious conversations gravitate towards philosophy.
Ernest Dimnet
Philosophy is a study that lets us be unhappy more intelligently.
Anon.
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
William Shakespeare
Any genuine philosophy leads to action and from action back again to wonder, to enduring fact of mystery.
Henry Mille
Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy.
Margaret Thatche