Out of Plato come all things that are still written and debated about among men of thought.
The philosopher must station themselves in the middle.
Philosophy is at once the most sublime and the most trivial of human pursuits.
While wading through the whimsies, the puerilities, and unintelligible jargon of this work, I laid it down often to ask myself how it could have been that the world should have so long consented to give reputation to such nonsense as this?
Do not all charms fly at the mere touch of cold philosophy? There was an awful rainbow once in heaven: we know her woof, her texture; she is given in the dull catalogue of common things. Philosophy will clip an angel's wings, conquer all mysteries by rule and line, empty the haunted air, and gnome mine unweave a rainbow.
If this is philosophy it is at any rate a philosophy that is not in its right mind.
In Plato's opinion, man was made for philosophy; in Bacon's opinion, philosophy was made for man.
A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.
I have tried in my time to be a philosopher; but, I don't know how, cheerfulness was always breaking in.
To a philosopher no circumstance, however trifling, is too minute.
To believe only possibilities is not faith, but mere Philosophy.
Philosophy should quicken life, not deaden it.
Philosophy, n. A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing
There is no statement so absurd that no philosopher will make it
Intuition does not in itself amount to knowledge, yet cannot be disregarded by philosophers and psychologists
Stripped of ethical rationalizations and philosophical pretensions, a crime is anything that a group in power chooses to prohibit
A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education
Metaphysics is a dark ocean without shores or lighthouse, strewn with many a philosophic wreck
If a man's good for nothing else, he can at least teach philosophy.
Philosophy is at once the most sublime and the most trivial of human pursuits
All philosophies, if you ride them home, are nonsense, but some are greater nonsense than others
To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts; but so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates
We can only reason from what is; we can reason on actualities, but not on possibilities
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