Philosophy Quotes

The agenda of the roadblock is the philosophy of the stop sign.
George W. Bush, Speech (2005)
Europe will never be like America. Europe is a product of history. America is a product of philosophy.
Margaret Thatche

We are not abandoning our convictions, our philosophy or traditions, nor do we urge anyone to abandon theirs.
Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev
Abdul baha, april 19, 1912, earl hall - the most important principle of divine philosophy...
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
William Shakespeare, "Hamlet", Act 1 scene 5
Do all the work you can; that is the whole philosophy of the good way of life.
Eugene Delacroix

Music is a higher revelation than philosophy.
Ludwig van Beethoven
Epictetus, discourses - what is the first business of one who practices...
Henry ward beeche - the philosophy of one century is the common sense...
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
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 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
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
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
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act I, Scene 5
To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation.
Yann Martel, Life of Pi
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
Histories make men wise poets, witty the mathematics, subtle natural philosophy, deep moral, grave logic and rhetoric, able to contend.
Francis Bacon
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
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 a study that lets us be unhappy more intelligently.
Anon.
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
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
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
I have gained this by philosophy that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.
Aristotle
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
Philosophy is the science which considers truth.
Aristotle
Philosophy is a game with objectives and no rules. Mathematics is a game with rules and no objectives.
Anonymous
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
Philosophy teaches us to bear with equanimity the misfortunes of others.
Oscar Wilde
Your philosophy determines whether you will go for the diciplines or continue the errors.
Unknown
Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy.
Margaret Thatche
Philosophy is the highest music.
Plato
Philosophy is to the real world as masturbation is to sex.
Karl Marx
History is philosophy teaching by example, and also warning; its two eyes are geography and chronology.
James A. Garfield
Any genuine philosophy leads to action and from action back again to wonder, to enduring fact of mystery.
Henry Mille
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
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
The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things.
Epictetus