Philosophy Quotes

Philosophy is a game with objectives and no rules. Mathematics is a game with rules and no objectives.
Anonymous
All serious conversations gravitate towards philosophy.
Ernest Dimnet

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
Charles peguy - a great philosophy is not one that passes final...
Having a personal philosophy is like having a pet marmoset, because it may be very attractive when you acquire it, but there may be situations when it will not come in handy at all.
Lemony Snicket, A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Grimm Grotto
History is philosophy teaching by example, and also warning; its two eyes are geography and chronology.
James A. Garfield

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
Margaret thatche - europe will never be like america. europe is a...
Dalai lama - this is my simple religion. there is no need for...
Philosophy teaches us to bear with equanimity the misfortunes of others.
Oscar Wilde
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
Philosophy is the science which considers truth.
Aristotle
Life is a gift of the immortal Gods, but living well is the gift of philosophy.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Leisure is the mother of philosophy.
Thomas Hobbes
Any philosophy that can be put in a nutshell belongs there.
Sydney Harris
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
The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things.
Epictetus
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
Music is a higher revelation than philosophy.
Ludwig van Beethoven
Do all the work you can; that is the whole philosophy of the good way of life.
Eugene Delacroix
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 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
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
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
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
True philosophy invents nothing it merely establishes and describes what is.
Victor Cousin
Your philosophy determines whether you will go for the diciplines or continue the errors.
Unknown
Histories make men wise poets, witty the mathematics, subtle natural philosophy, deep moral, grave logic and rhetoric, able to contend.
Francis Bacon
Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils but present evils triumph over it.
La Rochefoucauld
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
Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
We are not abandoning our convictions, our philosophy or traditions, nor do we urge anyone to abandon theirs.
Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev
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
To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation.
Yann Martel, Life of Pi
The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exaulted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy... neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.
John W. Gardne
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
True philosophy invents nothing; it merely establishes and describes what is.
Victor Cousin
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
The agenda of the roadblock is the philosophy of the stop sign.
George W. Bush, Speech (2005)