Philosophy Quotes

Induction is the glory of science and the scandal of philosophy.

Charlie Dunbar Broad

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

Design is in everything we make, but its also between those things. It's a mix of craft, science, storytelling, propaganda, and philosophy.

Erik Adigard

My driving philosophy about making music is that you can reduce it all down to one note if that note is played with the right kind of sincerity.

Eric Clapton

"Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights.

Dag Hammarskjld

There is always a philosophy for lack of courage.

Albert Camus

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

Skepticism is a virtue in history as well as in philosophy.

Napoleon Bonaparte

There is no religion in which everyday life is not considered a prison; there is no philosophy or ideology that does not think that we live in alienation.

Eugene Ionesco

There is no shorter path for joining a neutral existential anthropology, according to philosophy, with the existential decision before God, according to the Bible.

Paul Ricoeur

A philosopher once said, Half of good philosophy is good grammar".

Martinich

A good motivation is what is needed: compassion without dogmatism, without complicated philosophy; just understanding that others are human brothers and sisters and respecting their human rights and dignities. That we humans can help each other is one of our unique human capacities.

Tenzin Gyatso

Philosophy: A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing.

Ambrose Bierce

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy....

John Adams

Democracy may have arisen in the West as the way of striving for the universal aspiration to dignity and freedom, but it isn't alien to the underlying concepts that infuse religion and moral philosophy everywhere.

Flora Lewis

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

The boundary between philosophy and fiction is not as clear cut as you may think and the two definitely interact.

Ken Follet

Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.

Winston Churchill

Dogmatism and skepticism are both, in a sense, absolute philosophies; one is certain of knowing, the other of not knowing. What philosophy should dissipate is certainty, whether of knowledge or ignorance.

Bertrand Russell

Skepticism is the first step on the road to philosophy.

Denis Diderot

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.

Baba Dioum

Men are not allowed to think freely about chemistry and biology: why should they be allowed to think freely about political philosophy?

Isidore Marie Auguste Franois Xavier Comte

To teach how to live without certainty and yet without being paralysed by hesitation is perhaps the chief thing that philosophy, in our age, can do for those who study it.

Bertrand Russell

In my philosophy everyone, including the poor, sick and aged, belongs to one familyGods Family. God is at once poor and rich, sick and healthy, young and old, for He exists inside each and every individual. Here on earth we are all Gods children.

Sri Chinmoy
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