Philosophy Quotes

True philosophy invents nothing; it merely establishes and describes what is

Victor Cousin

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.

H. L. Mencken

I went off to college planning to major in math or philosophy-- of course, both those ideas are really the same idea.

Frank Wilczek

Philosophy cannot raise the commonalty up to her level: so, if she is to become popular, she must sink to theirs

Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare

Religion is a man using a divining rod. Philosophy is a man using a pick and shovel

Unknown

We come late, if at all, to wine and philosophy: whiskey and action are easier

Mignon McLaughlin

Philosophy is a state of fermentation, a process without final outcome

Esa Saarinen

Philosophy begins in wonder. And, at the end, when philosophic thought has done its best, the wonder remains

Alfred North Whitehead

Philosophy is just a hobby. You can't open a philosophy factory

Dewey Selmon

Leisure is the mother of Philosophy

Thomas Hobbes

We live in a world in which politics has replaced philosophy

Martin L. Gross

Philosophy begins in wonder. And, at the end, when philosophic thought has done its best, the wonder remains

Alfred North Whitehead

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

Michel de Montaigne

Philosophy is an elegant thing, if anyone modestly meddles with it; but if they are conversant with it more than is becoming, it corrupts them

Plato

Philosophy is the highest music

Plato

Philosophy is a study that lets us be unhappy more intelligently

Unknown

In philosophy, it is not the attainment of the goal that matters, it is the things that are met along the way

Havelock Ellis

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

Phillip Guedala

Philosophy, rightly defined, is simply the love of wisdom

Marcus Tullius Cicero

I would not think that philosophy and reason themselves will be man's guide in the foreseeable future; however, they will remain the most beautiful sanctuary they have always been for the select few

Albert Einstein

When he who hears does not know what he who speaks means, and when he who speaks does not know what he himself means, that is philosophy

Voltaire

One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes ... and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility

Eleanor Roosevelt

Philosophy is written in this grand book - I mean the Universe - which stands continually open to our gaze, but it cannot be understood unless one first learns to comprehend the language and interpret the characters in which it is written. It is written in the language of mathematics, and its characters are triangles, circles and other geometrical figures, without which it is humanly impossible to understand a single word of it

Galileo Galilei

I'm a philosophy major. That means I can think deep thoughts about being unemployed

Bruce Lee
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