Philosophy cannot raise the commonalty up to her level: so, if she is to become popular, she must sink to theirs
I went off to college planning to major in math or philosophy-- of course, both those ideas are really the same idea.
Philosophy consists very largely of one philosopher arguing that all others are jackasses. He usually proves it, and I should add that he also usually proves that he is one himself.
True philosophy invents nothing; it merely establishes and describes what is
Tell me what gives a man or woman their greatest pleasure and I'll tell you their philosophy of life.
Philosophy stands in the same relation to the study of the actual world as masturbation to sexual love.
Real philosophy seeks rather to solve than to deny
Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it.
Philosophy is doubt.
In philosophy if you aren't moving at a snail's pace you aren't moving at all.
Philosophy! Empty thinking by ignorant conceited men who think they can digest without eating!
Every philosophy is the philosophy of some stage of life.
To have no time for philosophy is to be a true philosopher
Philosophy does not regard pedigree, she received Plato not as a noble, but she made him one.
A new philosophy generally means in practice the praise of some old vice.
Rightly defined philosophy is simply the love of wisdom.
Philosophy is a bully that talks loud when the danger is at a distant; but, the moment she is pressed hard by an enemy, she is nowhere to be found and leaves the brunt of the battle to be fought by her steady, humble comrade, religion.
Philosophy is at once the most sublime and the most trivial of human pursuits.
Do not all charms fly at the mere touch of cold philosophy? There was an awful rainbow once in heaven: we know her woof, her texture; she is given in the dull catalogue of common things. Philosophy will clip an angel's wings, conquer all mysteries by rule and line, empty the haunted air, and gnome mine unweave a rainbow.
If this is philosophy it is at any rate a philosophy that is not in its right mind.
In Plato's opinion, man was made for philosophy; in Bacon's opinion, philosophy was made for man.
A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.
To believe only possibilities is not faith, but mere Philosophy.
Philosophy should quicken life, not deaden it.
All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain