Philosophy Quotes

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

Religious and philosophical beliefs are, indeed, as dangerous as fire, and nothing can take from them that beauty of danger. But there is only one way of really guarding ourselves against the excessive danger of them, and that is to be steeped in philosophy and soaked in religion.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

I do not have much liking for the too famous existential philosophy, and, to tell the truth, I think its conclusions false.

Albert Camus

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

Bertrand Russell

What we cannot express by the art of thinking, by the art of science or philosophy or logic, we can and should express by the poetic, visual, or some other arts.

Naum Gabo

Religion is doing; a man does not merely think his religion or feel it, he "lives" his religion as much as he is able, otherwise it is not religion but fantasy or philosophy.

G. I. Gurdjieff

Wonder is the foundation of all philosophy, inquiry the progress, ignorance the end.

Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
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