Philosophy Quotes

Wonder is the foundation of all philosophy, inquiry the progress, ignorance the end

Michel de Montaigne

Philosophy begins in wonder. And, at the end, when philosophic thought has done its best, the wonder remains

Alfred North Whitehead

When he to whom one speaks does not understand, and he who speaks himself does not understand, that is metaphysics

Voltaire

We live in a world in which politics has replaced philosophy

Martin L. Gross

Leisure is the mother of Philosophy

Thomas Hobbes

Philosophy is just a hobby. You can't open a philosophy factory

Dewey Selmon

God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose. Take which you please - you can never have both

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Philosophy begins in wonder. And, at the end, when philosophic thought has done its best, the wonder remains

Alfred North Whitehead

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

Ambrose Bierce

Upon the whole, I am inclined to think that the far greater part, if not all, of those difficulties which have hitherto amused philosophers, and blocked up the way to knowledge, are entirely owing to our selves. That we have first raised a dust, and then complain, we cannot see.

George Berkeley

And this activity alone would seem to be loved for its own sake; for nothing arises from it apart from the contemplating, while from practical activities we gain more or less apart from the action. And happiness is thought to depend on leisure; for we are busy that we may have leisure, and make war that we may live in peace

Aristotle

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

If you've never met a student from the University of Chicago, I'll describe him to you. If you give him a glass of water, he says, "This is a glass of water. But is it a glass of water? And if it is a glass of water, why is it a glass of water?" And eventually he dies of thirst.

Shelley Berman

Philosophy is a state of fermentation, a process without final outcome

Esa Saarinen

We come late, if at all, to wine and philosophy: whiskey and action are easier

Mignon McLaughlin

The Power Of Failure: We Get To Decide What It Means

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Updated On : March 11, 2014
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