I've developed a new philosophy... I only dread one day at a time
I've developed a new philosophy... I only dread one day at a time.
Science is what you know. Philosophy is what you don't know.
Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy.
The questions of philosophy proper are human desires and fears and aspirations - human emotions - taking an intellectual form.
And new Philosophy calls all in doubt, the element of fire is quite put out; the Sun is lost, and the earth, and no mans wit can well direct him where to look for it.
But if it not be true, the myth itself requires to be explained, and every principle of philosophy and common sense demand that the explanation be sought, not in arbitrary allegorical categories, but in the actual facts of ritual or religious custom to which the myth attaches.
Felicity, the companion of content, is rather found in our own breasts than in the enjoyment of external things; and I firmly believe it requires but a little philosophy to make a man happy in whatever state he is.
Philosophy begins in wonder. And, at the end, when philosophic thought has done its best, the wonder remains.
Wonder is the foundation of all philosophy, inquiry the progress, ignorance the end.
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.
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.
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
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.
Skepticism is the first step on the road to philosophy.
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.
Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
The boundary between philosophy and fiction is not as clear cut as you may think and the two definitely interact.
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.
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy....
Philosophy: A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing.
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.
A philosopher once said, Half of good philosophy is good grammar".
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.
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.