Philosophers Quotes

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

Bad philosophers may have a certain influence; good philosophers, never

Bertrand Russell

Many talk like philosophers yet live like fools

Unknown

There is only one thing a philosopher can be relied upon to do, and that is to contradict other philosophers.

William James

I also realized that the philosophers, far from ridding me of my vain doubts, only multiplied the doubts that tormented me and failed to remove any one of them. So I chose another guide and said, Let me follow the Inner Light; it will not lead me so far astray as others have done, or if it does it will be my own fault, and I shall not go so far wrong if I follow my own illusions as if I trusted to their deceits

Jean Jacques Rousseau

Philosophers, for the most part, are constitutionally timid, and dislike the unexpected. Few of them would be genuinely happy as pirates or burglars. Accordingly they invent systems which make the future calculable, at least in its main outlines

Bertrand Russell

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