Philosophy Quotes

A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing

Ambrose Bierce

To teach how to live with uncertainty, yet without being paralyzed by hesitation, is perhaps the chief thing that philosophy can do

Bertrand Russell

Nobody can have the consolations of religion or philosophy unless he has first experienced their desolations

Aldous Huxley

Being a philosopher, I have a problem for every solution

Robert Zend

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

When I study philosophical works I feel I am swallowing something which I don't have in my mouth

Albert Einstein

Man is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness from which he emerges and the infinity in which he is engulfed

Blaise Pascal

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one

Albert Einstein

Never judge a philosophy by its abuse

Saint Augustine

All men desire to know

Aristotle

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

Epicurus

Philosophy is the science which considers truth

Aristotle

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

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

Epictetus

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

According to the saying of an ancient philosopher, one should eat to live, and not live to eat

Moliere

Philosophy, when superficially studied, excites doubt; when thoroughly explored, it dispels it

Francis Bacon

Philosophy is not a theory but an activity

Ludwig Wittgenstein

One of my favorite philosophical tenets is that people will agree with you only if they already agree with you. You do not change people's minds

Frank Zappa

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

Muhammad

The natural philosophers are mostly gone. We modern scientists are adding too many decimals

Martin H. Fischer

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

Epictetus

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

Philosophers say a great deal about what is absolutely necessary for science, and it is always, so far as one can see, rather naive, and probably wrong.

Richard Feynman

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