Philosophy Quotes

History is philosophy teaching by example, and also warning its two eyes are geography and chronology.
James A. Garfield
Life is a gift of the immortal Gods, but living well is the gift of philosophy.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
William Shakespeare, "Hamlet", Act 1 scene 5
Mikhail sergeyevich gorbachev - we are not abandoning our convictions, our...
The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things.
Epictetus
Music is a higher revelation than philosophy.
Ludwig van Beethoven

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
Lemony snicket, a series of unfortunate events: the grimm grotto - having a personal philosophy is like having a pet...
H. l. mencken - philosophy consists very largely of one...
Any philosophy that can be put in a nutshell belongs there.
Sydney Harris
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 the highest music.
Plato
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
To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation.
Yann Martel, Life of Pi
Philosophy is a study that lets us be unhappy more intelligently.
Anon.
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
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
Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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
You must learn some of my philosophy. Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act I, Scene 5
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
Philosophy is to the real world as masturbation is to sex.
Karl Marx
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
William Shakespeare
I have gained this by philosophy that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.
Aristotle
Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy.
Margaret Thatche
Do all the work you can; that is the whole philosophy of the good way of life.
Eugene Delacroix
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
Philosophy is the science which considers truth.
Aristotle
The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next.
Henry Ward Beeche
All philosophy lies in two words Sustain and Abstain.
Epictetus
All serious conversations gravitate towards philosophy.
Ernest Dimnet
On the whole, age comes more gently to those who have some doorway into an abstract world - Art, or philosophy, or learning - Regions where the years are scarcely noticed and the young and old can meet in a pale truthful light.
Freya Stark
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
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
The agenda of the roadblock is the philosophy of the stop sign.
George W. Bush, Speech (2005)
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
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 teaches us to bear with equanimity the misfortunes of others.
Oscar Wilde
The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it.
Bertrand Russell, The Philosophy of Logical Atomism