Philosophy Quotes

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
Philosophy teaches us to bear with equanimity the misfortunes of others.
Oscar Wilde

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
Lucius annaeus seneca - life is a gift of the immortal gods, but living...
The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next.
Henry Ward Beeche
Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.
Ludwig Wittgenstein

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
Henry david thoreau - there are now - a - days professors of philosophy...
John w. gardne - the society which scorns excellence in plumbing...
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
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
Leisure is the mother of philosophy.
Thomas Hobbes
Philosophy is to the real world as masturbation is to sex.
Karl Marx
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
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
Friendship is not necessary, like philosophy, like art.... It has no survival value rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.
Clive Staples Lewis
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
Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy.
Margaret Thatche
Philosophy is a game with objectives and no rules. Mathematics is a game with rules and no objectives.
Anonymous
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
William Shakespeare
History is philosophy teaching by examples.
Henry St. John Bolingbroke
You must learn some of my philosophy. Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself than this incessant business.
Henry David Thoreau
Philosophy is the science which considers truth.
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
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
William Shakespeare, "Hamlet", Act 1 scene 5
I have gained this by philosophy that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.
Aristotle
To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation.
Yann Martel, Life of Pi
We are not abandoning our convictions, our philosophy or traditions, nor do we urge anyone to abandon theirs.
Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev
Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils but present evils triumph over it.
La Rochefoucauld
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
Music is a higher revelation than philosophy.
Ludwig van Beethoven
History is philosophy teaching by example, and also warning its two eyes are geography and chronology.
James A. Garfield
True philosophy invents nothing it merely establishes and describes what is.
Victor Cousin
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
We must exchange the philosophy of excuse - - what I am is beyond my control - - For the philosophy of responsibility.
Barbara Charline Jordan
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act I, Scene 5
All philosophy lies in two words Sustain and Abstain.
Epictetus
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