The man of science is a poor philosopher
Finding bad reasons for what one believes for other bad reasons - that's philosophy
Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language
Philosophy will clip an angel's wings
Philosophy is nothing but common sense in a dress suit
If everybody contemplates the infinite instead of fixing the drains, many of us will die of cholera
To live alone one must be a beast or a god, says Aristotle. Leaving out the third case: one must be both - a philosopher
Philosophy, like medicine, has plenty of drugs, few good remedies, and hardly any specific cures
We come late, if at all, to wine and philosophy: whiskey and action are easier
Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it
There's a difference between a philosophy and a bumper sticker
Philosophy when superficially studied, excites doubt, when thoroughly explored, it dispels it.
Plato was a bore
The origins of disputes between philosophers is, that one class of them have undertaken to raise man by displaying his greatness, and the other to debase him by showing his miseries
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain
Pragmatism asks its usual question. "Grant an idea or belief to be true," it says, "what concrete difference will its being true make in anyone's actual life? How will the truth be realized? What experiences will be different from those which would obtain if the belief were false? What, in short, is the truth's cash-value in experiential terms?
Why is it that you physicists always require so much expensive equipment? Now the Department of Mathematics requires nothing but money for paper, pencils, and erasers...and the Department of Philosophy is better still. It doesn't even ask for erasers
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
A hidden connection is stronger than an obvious one
Get married, in any case. If you happen to get a good mate, you will be happy; if a bad one, you will become philosophical, which is a fine thing in itself
Many talk like philosophers yet live like fools
To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school, but so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity, and trust. It is to solve some of the problems of life, not only theoretically, but practically.
Keep quiet and people will think you a philosopher.
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