Philosophy Quotes

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
The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things.

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
Aristotle, from diogenes laertius, lives of eminent philosophers - i have gained this by philosophy: that i do...
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
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.

We do not learn by inference and deduction and the application of mathematics to philosophy, but by direct intercourse and sympathy.
Henry David Thoreau
Anon. - philosophy is a study that lets us be unhappy...
Francis bacon - histories make men wise poets, witty the...
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
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
All serious conversations gravitate towards philosophy.
Ernest Dimnet
Your philosophy determines whether you will go for the diciplines or continue the errors.
Any philosophy that can be put in a nutshell belongs there.
Sydney Harris
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
Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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
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
All philosophy lies in two words Sustain and Abstain.
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
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
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
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 highest music.
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
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
William Shakespeare
The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next.
Henry Ward Beeche
Music is a higher revelation than philosophy.
Ludwig van Beethoven
True philosophy invents nothing; it merely establishes and describes what is.
Victor Cousin
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act I, Scene 5
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
Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
We must exchange the philosophy of excuse - - what I am is beyond my control - - For the philosophy of responsibility.
Barbara Charline Jordan
Philosophy is to the real world as masturbation is to sex.
Karl Marx
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 the science which considers truth.
History is philosophy teaching by examples.
Henry St. John Bolingbroke
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
Do all the work you can; that is the whole philosophy of the good way of life.
Eugene Delacroix