Philosophy Quotes

Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it.

Albert Camus

Real philosophy seeks rather to solve than to deny

Edward G. Bulwer

Philosophy stands in the same relation to the study of the actual world as masturbation to sexual love.

Karl Marx

Tell me what gives a man or woman their greatest pleasure and I'll tell you their philosophy of life.

Dale Carnegie

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


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
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