Philosophers Quotes

All art preserves mysteries which aesthetic philosophers tackle in vain.

Anthony Burgess

Watching a woman make Russian pancakes, you might think that she was calling on the spirits or extracting from the batter the philosophers stone.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Philosophy is not a doctrine but a way of life, so the philosophers, for all the differences in their teachings, have more in common with one another than with anyone else, even their own followers.

Allan David Bloom

The practical politics of all the philosophers, no matter how-great their theoretical differences, were the same. They practiced an art of writing that appealed to the prevailing moral taste of the regime in which they found themselves, but which could lead some astute readers outside of it to the Elysian Fields where the philosophers meet to talk.

Allan David Bloom

The will to truth! That will which is yet to seduce us into many a venture, that famous truthfulness of which all philosophers up to this time have spoken reverently -- think what questions this will to truth has posed for us! What strange, wicked, questionable question!

Friedrich Nietzsche

a few philosophers really do important work. This applies to the so called critical philosophy and to the theory of knowledge or epistemology. This class of workers I call epistemologists to avoid the disagreeable implications of the term philosopher.

Alfred Korzybski

Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today - but the core of science fiction, its essence has become crucial to our salvation if we are to be saved at all.

Isaac Asimov

Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today but the core of science fiction, its essence has become crucial to our salvation if we are to be saved at all..

Isaac Asimov

Intuition does not in itself amount to knowledge, yet cannot be disregarded by philosophers and psychologists.

Corliss Lamont

It has always surprised me how little attention philosophers have paid to humor, since it is a more significant process of mind than reason. Reason can only sort out perceptions, but the humor process is involved in changing them.

Edward de Bono

Let us come to the philosophers, whose authority is of greater weight, and their judgment more to be relied on, because they are believed to have paid attention, not to matters of fiction, but to the investigation of the truth.

Lactantius

I was happy but happy is an adult world. You don't have to ask a child about happy, you see it. They are or they are not Adults talk about being happy because largely they are not. Talking about it is the same as trying to catch the wind. Much easier to let it blow all over you. This is where I disagree with the philosophers. They talk about passionate things but there is no passion in them. Never talk happiness with a philosopher

Jeanette Winterson

I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.

Hippolyte Taine

The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways; the point, however, is to change it.

Karl Marx

Philosophers say a great deal about what is absolutely necessary for science, and it is always, so far as one can see, rather naive, and probably wrong.

Richard Feynman

The natural philosophers are mostly gone. We modern scientists are adding too many decimals

Martin H. Fischer

Various philosophers and religious leaders tried to convince their disciples and followers that animals are nothing more than machines without a soul, without feelings. However, anyone who has ever lived with an animal--be it a dog, a bird, or even a mouse--knows that this theory is a brazen lie, invented to justify cruelty.

Isaac Bashevis Singer

Philosophers and aestheticians may offer elegant and profound definitions of art and beauty, but for the painter they are all summed up in the phrase: To create a harmony.

Gino Severini

Art is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is an invention of philosophers.... What we call art is a game.

Octavio Paz

Moralists and philosophers have adjudged those who throw temptation in the way of the erring, equally guilty with those who are thereby led into evil

Mark Twain

I do not need the musing of the philosophers to tell me what I am doing. It would be more interesting to let me know why I am doing it.

Louise Bourgeois

The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has killed a great many philosophers.

Denis Diderot

Philosophers are only men in armor after all.

Charles Dickens

What sort of philosophers are we, who know absolutely nothing about the origin and destiny of cats?

Henry David Thoreau

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