Most popular philosophy quotes
"Philosopher" is Greek for "lover of wisdom." How many students have longed for some philosophers to be, with equal dedication, "haters of obscurity."
The philosopher has no objections to a physicist's beliefs, so long as they are not advanced in the form of a philosophy.
Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and saying it all again.
The unexamined life isn't worth living.
Philosophy's work is finding the shortest path between two points.
Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.
A pessimist sees only the dark side of the clouds, and mopes; a philosopher sees both sides, and shrugs; an optimist doesn't see the clouds at all—he's walking on them.
When he who hears does not know what he who speaks means, and when he who speaks does not know what he himself means, that is philosophy.
For there was never yet philosopher that could endure the toothache patiently.
THE ULTIMATE WISDOM Philosophers must ultimately find their true perfection in knowing all the follies of mankind -- by introspection.
A wise man weaves a philosophy out of each acceptance life forces upon him.
Adversity's sweet milk, philosophy.
The essence of philosophy is the abandonment of all authority in favor of individual human reason.
Generally speaking, the errors of religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous.
The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato.
Just as philosophy is the study of other people's misconceptions, so history is the study of other people's mistakes.
You philosophers are lucky men. You write on paper and paper is patient. Unfortunate Empress that I am, I write on the susceptible skins of living beings.
Philosophy is called upon to compensate for the frustrations of politics and, more generally, of life itself.
Philosophy directs us first to seek the goods of the mind, and the rest will either be supplied, or are not much wanted.
Philosophy, like medicine, has plenty of drugs, few good remedies, and hardly any specific cures.
The great difficulty in philosophy is to come to every question with a mind fresh and unshackled by former theories, though strengthened by exercise and information.
Philosophy means thinking things out for oneself. Ultimately, there can be only one true philosophy, since reason is one and we all live in the same world.
Philosophy is life's dry-nurse, who can take care of us—but not suckle us.
Philosophizing is a process of making sense out of experience.
In philosophy if you aren't moving at a snail's pace you aren't moving at all.
Philosophy is a more intense sort of experience than common life is, just as pure and subtle music, heard in retirement, is something keener and more intense than the howling of storms or the rumble of cities.
Every philosophy is tinged with the coloring of some secret imaginative background, which never emerges explicitly into its train of reasoning.
Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of our language.
Philosophy is like trying to open a safe with a combination lock: each little adjustment of the dials seems to achieve nothing, only when everything is in place does the door open.
The quarrels of theologians and philosophers have not been about religion, but about philosophy; and philosophers not unfrequently seem to entertain the same feeling toward theologians that sportsmen cherish toward poachers.
Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.
People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of the mind.
A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.
Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous.
Philosophy is questions that may never be answered. Religion is answers that may never be questioned.
Philosophy is the love of wisdom: Christianity is the wisdom of love.
Spiritually, a man's thoughts must be the building in which he lives—otherwise it is wrong.
The trouble was that he was talking in philosophy, but they were listening in gibberish.
Just as eating cow meat doesn't turn you into a cow, studying philosophy doesn't make you wiser.
It is lacking in critical thinking to think that studying philosophy will improve your critical thinking.