Philosophy Quotes

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy

William Shakespeare

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 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

Epictetus

Philosophy is the stray camel of the faithful; take hold of it wherever ye come across it

Muhammad

Philosophy is not a theory but an activity

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Philosophy, when superficially studied, excites doubt; when thoroughly explored, it dispels it

Francis Bacon

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

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Philosophy is the highest music

Plato

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things

Epictetus

Experience has shown, and a true philosophy will always show, that a vast, perhaps the larger portion of the truth arises from the seemingly irrelevant

Edgar Allan Poe

Just as philosophy is the study of other people's misconceptions, so history is the study of other people's mistakes

Phillip Guedala

Philosophy is the science which considers truth

Aristotle

Let no one delay the study of philosophy while young nor weary of it when old

Epicurus

Never judge a philosophy by its abuse

Saint Augustine

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
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