Philosophy Quotes

Philosophy stands in the same relation to the study of the actual world as masturbation to sexual love.

Karl Marx

Unintelligible answers to insoluble problems.

Henry Brooks Adams

We are much beholden to Machiavel and others, that write what men do, and not what they ought to do.

Francis Bacon

Real philosophy seeks rather to solve than to deny

Edward G. Bulwer

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.

Lord Byron

Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it.

Albert Camus

There is no record in history of a happy philosopher.

Henry Louis Mencken

Philosophy is doubt.

Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

In philosophy if you aren't moving at a snail's pace you aren't moving at all.

Iris Murdoch

Philosophy! Empty thinking by ignorant conceited men who think they can digest without eating!

Iris Murdoch

Every philosophy is the philosophy of some stage of life.

Friedrich Nietzsche

To have no time for philosophy is to be a true philosopher

Blaise Pascal

Many talk like philosophers yet live like fools


Take from the philosopher the pleasure of being heard and his desire for knowledge ceases.

Jean Jacques Rousseau

Bad philosophers may have a certain influence; good philosophers, never

Bertrand Russell

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