Philosophy Quotes

The proper method of philosophy consists in clearly conceiving the insoluble problems in all their insolubility and then in simply contemplating them, fixedly and tirelessly, year after year, without any hope, patiently waiting.

Simone Weil

The pursuit of what is true and the practice of what is good are the two most important objects of philosophy.


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


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


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


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


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


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

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