Pythagoras, Locke, Socrates -- but pages might be filled up, as vainly as before, with the sad usage of all sorts of sages, who in his life-time, each was deemed a bore! The loftiest minds outrun their tardy ages.
Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it.
There is no record in history of a happy philosopher.
Philosophy is doubt.
In philosophy if you aren't moving at a snail's pace you aren't moving at all.
Philosophy! Empty thinking by ignorant conceited men who think they can digest without eating!
Every philosophy is the philosophy of some stage of life.
To have no time for philosophy is to be a true philosopher
Take from the philosopher the pleasure of being heard and his desire for knowledge ceases.
Bad philosophers may have a certain influence; good philosophers, never
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
Philosophy does not regard pedigree, she received Plato not as a noble, but she made him one.
For there was never yet philosopher that could endure the toothache patiently
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.
What sort of philosophers are we, who know absolutely nothing about the origin and destiny of cats?
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.
A new philosophy generally means in practice the praise of some old vice.
The most dangerous criminal now is the entirely lawless modern philosopher. Compared to him, burglars and bigamists are essentially moral men.
There is nothing so absurd that some philosopher has not already said it.
Rightly defined philosophy is simply the love of wisdom.
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.
Philosophers are only men in armor after all.
The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has killed a great many philosophers.
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