Philosophy Quotes

Painting is a science and should be pursued as an inquiry into the laws of nature. Why, then, may not a landscape be considered as a branch of natural philosophy, of which pictures are but experiments?

John Constable

All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain

Epictetus

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.

John Adams

Nature is my friend. Life is my teacher of philosophy. History is my guide.

Pirapakaran

Whether the human mind can advance or not, is a question too little discussed, for nothing can be more dangerous than to found our social philosophy on any theory which is debatable but has not been debated.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Human knowledge is dark and uncertain; philosophy is dark, astrology is dark, and geometry is dark.

John Jewel

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.

John Kenneth Galbraith

Philosophy, is the talk on a cereal box. Religion, is a smile on a dog.

Edie Brickell

I am now convinced that theoretical physics is actually philosophy. It has revolutionized fundamental concepts, e.g., abut space and time (relativity), about causality (quantum theory), and about substance and matter (atomistics). It has taught us new methods of thinking (complimentarity), which are applicable far beyond physics.

Max Born

Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy,carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the “someday I’ll” philosophy.

Denis Waitley

So much of political philosophy throughout history has consisted of concocting reasons why people have a duty to be tame animals in politicians cages.

James Bovard

There's a basic philosophy here that by empowering...workers you'll make their jobs far more interesting, and they'll be able to work at a higher level than they would have without all that information just a few clicks away.

Bill Gates

Philosophy should quicken life, not deaden it.

Susan Glaspell

To believe only possibilities is not faith, but mere Philosophy.

Sir Thomas Browne

A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.

Francis Bacon
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