Philosophy Quotes

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

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy

William Shakespeare

The pursuit of what is true and the practice of what is good are the two most important objects of philosophy.

Voltaire

The proper method of philosophy consists in clearly conceiving the insoluble problems in all their insolubility and then in simply contemplating them, fixedly and tirelessly, year after year, without any hope, patiently waiting.

Simone Weil

Any genuine philosophy leads to action and from action back again to wonder, to the enduring fact of mystery.

Henry Miller

There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophies

William Shakespeare

Ordinary people seem not to realize that those who really apply themselves in the right way to philosophy are directly and of their own accord preparing themselves for dying and death.

Socrates

If He Tom Sawyer had been a great and wise philosopher, like the writer of this book, he would now have comprehended that Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do and Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.

Mark Twain

There is nothing so absurd that some philosopher has not already said it.

Marcus Tulius Cicero

Art requires philosophy, just as philosophy requires art. Otherwise, what would become of beauty?

Paul Gauguin

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