Philosophy Quotes

Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Do all the work you can; that is the whole philosophy of the good way of life.
Eugene Delacroix

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
William shakespeare,
Music is a higher revelation than philosophy.
Ludwig van Beethoven
Histories make men wise poets, witty the mathematics, subtle natural philosophy, deep moral, grave logic and rhetoric, able to contend.
Francis Bacon

We are not abandoning our convictions, our philosophy or traditions, nor do we urge anyone to abandon theirs.
Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev
Aristotle, from diogenes laertius, lives of eminent philosophers - i have gained this by philosophy: that i do...
John w. gardne - the society which scorns excellence in plumbing...
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
Europe will never be like America. Europe is a product of history. America is a product of philosophy.
Margaret Thatche
True philosophy invents nothing it merely establishes and describes what is.
Victor Cousin
History is philosophy teaching by examples.
Henry St. John Bolingbroke
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
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
Religion is a man using a divining rod. Philosophy is a man using a pick and shovel.
Author Unknown
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
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
There are now - A - Days professors of philosophy but not philosophers.
Henry David Thoreau
Leisure is the mother of philosophy.
Thomas Hobbes
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
True philosophy invents nothing; it merely establishes and describes what is.
Victor Cousin
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
I have gained this by philosophy that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.
Aristotle
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
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
We do not learn by inference and deduction and the application of mathematics to philosophy, but by direct intercourse and sympathy.
Henry David Thoreau
The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next.
Henry Ward Beeche
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 highest music.
Plato
Real misanthropes are not found in solitude, but in the real world since it is experience of life, and not philosophy, which produces real hatred of mankind.
Giacomo Leopardi
Any philosophy that can be put in a nutshell belongs there.
Sydney Harris
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
William Shakespeare
Philosophy is a study that lets us be unhappy more intelligently.
Anon.
You must learn some of my philosophy. Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
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
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
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
Philosophy is the science which considers truth.
Aristotle
To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation.
Yann Martel, Life of Pi