Philosophy Quotes

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


Philosophy is a study that lets us be unhappy more intelligently


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

Havelock Ellis

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


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

To ridicule philosophy is really to philosophize

Blaise Pascal

There is but one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide. Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy

Albert Camus

Philosophy is questions that may never be answered. Religion is answers that may never be questioned


There will be no end to the troubles of states, or of humanity itself, till philosophers become kings in this world, or till those we now call kings and rulers really and truly become philosophers, and political power and philosophy thus come into the same hands


The society which scorns excellence in plumbing because plumbing is a humble activity, and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because philosophy is an exalted activity, will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy. Neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.

John W. Gardner
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