Philosophy Quotes

How very paltry and limited the normal human intellect is, and how little lucidity there is in the human consciousness, may be judged from the fact that, despite the ephemeral brevity of human life, the uncertainty of our existence and the countless enigmas which press upon us from all sides, everyone does not continually and ceaselessly philosophize, but that only the rarest of exceptions do

Schopenhauer

Philosophy does not regard pedigree, she received Plato not as a noble, but she made him one.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

For there was never yet philosopher that could endure the toothache patiently

William Shakespeare

The philosopher is Nature's pilot. And there you have our difference: to be n hell is to drift: to be in heaven is to steer.

George Bernard Shaw

What sort of philosophers are we, who know absolutely nothing about the origin and destiny of cats?

Henry David Thoreau

A new philosophy generally means in practice the praise of some old vice.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

The most dangerous criminal now is the entirely lawless modern philosopher. Compared to him, burglars and bigamists are essentially moral men.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Rightly defined philosophy is simply the love of wisdom.

Marcus Tulius Cicero

Philosophy is a bully that talks loud when the danger is at a distant; but, the moment she is pressed hard by an enemy, she is nowhere to be found and leaves the brunt of the battle to be fought by her steady, humble comrade, religion.

Charles Caleb Colton

Philosophers are only men in armor after all.

Charles Dickens

The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has killed a great many philosophers.

Denis Diderot

Out of Plato come all things that are still written and debated about among men of thought.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The philosopher must station themselves in the middle.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

I know that you, ladies and gentlemen, have a philosophy, each and all of you, and that the most interesting and important thing about you is the way in which it determines the perspective in your several worlds.

William James

Philosophy is at once the most sublime and the most trivial of human pursuits.

William James

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