So much of political philosophy throughout history has consisted of concocting reasons why people have a duty to be tame animals in politicians cages.
We should remember that there was once a discipline called natural philosophy. Unfortunately, this discipline seems not to exist today. It has been renamed science, but science of today is in danger of losing much of the natural philosophy aspect.
A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.
The use of the divine gift of common sense would teach the opponents of the philosophy that what was shown to be fraud was not spiritualism and that a doctrine that thrives in the midst of the bitterest oppression and grows in the fire of persecution has some measure of truth in its keeping to give it vitality.
I have gained this by philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.
Neither party has God on its side, a monopoly on good ideas, or a lock on any single fiscal, social, or moral philosophy.
Philosophy is a threat to all the beliefs that tie the city together and unite the other high typespriests, poets and statesmenagainst philosophy.
Although the philosophic experience is understood by the philosophers to be what is uniquely human, the very definition of man, the dignity and charm of philosophy have not always or generally been popularly recognized. This is not the case with the other claimants to the throne, the prophet or the saint, the hero or the statesman, the poet or the artist, whose claims, if not always accepted, are generally recognized to be serious.
You may proclaim, good sirs, your fine philosophy But till you feed us, right and wrong can wait!
My philosophy is that if I have any money I invest it in new ventures and not have it sitting around.
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