Philosophy Quotes

To ridicule philosophy is really to philosophize

Blaise Pascal

Philosophers, for the most part, are constitutionally timid, and dislike the unexpected. Few of them would be genuinely happy as pirates or burglars. Accordingly they invent systems which make the future calculable, at least in its main outlines

Bertrand Russell

I'm a philosophy major. That means I can think deep thoughts about being unemployed

Bruce Lee

In the very books in which philosophers bid us scorn fame, they inscribe their names

Marcus Tullius Cicero

My advice to you is to get married. If you find a good wife you'll be happy; if not you'll become a philosopher

Socrates

Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities

Aristotle

You cannot go on 'explaining away' for ever: you will find that you have explained explanation itself away. You cannot go on 'seeing through' things for ever. The whole point of seeing through something is to see something through it.

C.S. Lewis

Consciousness is either inexplicable illusion, or else revelation

C.S. Lewis

If we did not bring to the examinations of our instincts a knowledge of their comparative dignity we could never learn it from them

C.S. Lewis

Philosophy is written in this grand book - I mean the Universe - which stands continually open to our gaze, but it cannot be understood unless one first learns to comprehend the language and interpret the characters in which it is written. It is written in the language of mathematics, and its characters are triangles, circles and other geometrical figures, without which it is humanly impossible to understand a single word of it

Galileo Galilei

All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusions is called a philosopher

Ambrose Bierce

He who runs behind truck is exhausted, he who runs in front of truck is tired

Jenny

One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes ... and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility

Eleanor Roosevelt

When he who hears does not know what he who speaks means, and when he who speaks does not know what he himself means, that is philosophy

Voltaire

The man of science is a poor philosopher

Albert Einstein

I would not think that philosophy and reason themselves will be man's guide in the foreseeable future; however, they will remain the most beautiful sanctuary they have always been for the select few

Albert Einstein

Philosophy, rightly defined, is simply the love of wisdom

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Only the extremely ignorant or the extremely intelligent can resist change

Socrates

Just as philosophy is the study of other people's misconceptions, so history is the study of other people's mistakes

Phillip Guedala

In philosophy, it is not the attainment of the goal that matters, it is the things that are met along the way

Havelock Ellis

Philosophy is a study that lets us be unhappy more intelligently

Unknown

Philosophy is the highest music

Plato

Philosophy is an elegant thing, if anyone modestly meddles with it; but if they are conversant with it more than is becoming, it corrupts them

Plato

The grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never dried all at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls

John Muir

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Updated On : March 11, 2014
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