Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the 'someday I'll' philosophy.
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art, like the universe itself (for God did not need to create). It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.
The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.
The control of nature is a phrase conceived in arrogance, born of the Neanderthal age of biology and philosophy, when it was supposed that nature exists for the convenience of man. 2 -- Rachel Carson
In the end we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we are taught.
There is no shorter path for joining a neutral existential anthropology, according to philosophy, with the existential decision before God, according to the Bible.
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.
Leisure is the Mother of Philosophy.
History is Philosophy teaching by examples.
Jokes of the proper kind, properly told, can do more to enlighten questions of politics, philosophy, and literature than any number of dull arguments
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
To teach how to live with uncertainty, yet without being paralyzed by hesitation, is perhaps the chief thing that philosophy can do
Nobody can have the consolations of religion or philosophy unless he has first experienced their desolations
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
Never judge a philosophy by its abuse
Let no one delay the study of philosophy while young nor weary of it when old
Philosophy, rightly defined, is simply the love of wisdom
The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things
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
Philosophy, when superficially studied, excites doubt; when thoroughly explored, it dispels it
Philosophy is not a theory but an activity
What is the first business of philosophy? To part with self-conceit. For it is impossible for anyone to begin to learn what he thinks that he already knows
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.
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy
The pursuit of what is true and the practice of what is good are the two most important objects of philosophy.