Philosophy Quotes

Welcome to the world of philosophy! Below you will locate a collection of inspiring as well as provocative quotes from some of the greatest minds in history. From Socrates to Nietzsche, discover the knowledge of the ages and also discover how these timeless words can aid you to better understand the globe around you. Whether you are trying to find advice, solace, or just a couple of moments of reflection, this site makes certain to offer you with the insight you need.
Small: The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next
Henry Ward Beecher
"The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next"
Henry Ward Beecher, Clergyman
Small: I am now convinced that theoretical physics is actually philosophy
Max Born
"I am now convinced that theoretical physics is actually philosophy"
Max Born, Mathematician
Small: The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next
Abraham Lincoln
"The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next"
Abraham Lincoln, President
Small: Truth is the object of philosophy, but not always of philosophers
"Truth is the object of philosophy, but not always of philosophers"
John Churton Collins, Critic
Small: Design is not for philosophy its for life
Issey Miyake
"Design is not for philosophy it's for life"
Issey Miyake, Designer
Small: Any philosophy that can be put in a nutshell belongs there
"Any philosophy that can be put in a nutshell belongs there"
Sydney J. Harris, Journalist
Small: But human experience is usually paradoxical, that means incongruous with the phrases of current talk or even c
George Eliot
"But human experience is usually paradoxical, that means incongruous with the phrases of current talk or even current philosophy"
George Eliot, Author
Small: Aphorisms are the true form of the universal philosophy
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
"Aphorisms are the true form of the universal philosophy"
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel, Poet
Small: I think philosophers can do things akin to theoretical scientists, in that, having read about empirical data,
"I think philosophers can do things akin to theoretical scientists, in that, having read about empirical data, they too can think of what hypotheses and theories might account for that data. So there's a continuity between philosophy and science in that way"
Robert Nozick, Philosopher
Small: What I mean by photographing as a participant rather than observer is that Im not only involved directly with
Galen Rowell
"What I mean by photographing as a participant rather than observer is that I'm not only involved directly with some of the activities that I photograph, such as mountain climbing, but even when I'm not I have the philosophy that my mind and body are part of the natural world"
Galen Rowell, Photographer
Small: There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy
Friedrich Nietzsche
"There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy"
Friedrich Nietzsche, Philosopher
Small: Small amounts of philosophy lead to atheism, but larger amounts bring us back to God
Francis Bacon
"Small amounts of philosophy lead to atheism, but larger amounts bring us back to God"
Francis Bacon, Philosopher
Small: All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain
Epictetus
"All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain"
Epictetus, Philosopher
Small: The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible o
Epictetus
"The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things"
Epictetus, Philosopher
Small: Art for arts sake is a philosophy of the well-fed
Frank Lloyd Wright
"Art for art's sake is a philosophy of the well-fed"
Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect
Small: Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it
Albert Camus
"Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it"
Albert Camus, Philosopher
Small: The philosophy of the common man is an old wife that gives him no pleasure, yet he cannot live without her, an
George Santayana
"The philosophy of the common man is an old wife that gives him no pleasure, yet he cannot live without her, and resents any aspersions that strangers may cast on her character"
George Santayana, Philosopher
Small: Greek philosophy seems to have met with something with which a good tragedy is not supposed to meet, namely, a
Karl Marx
"Greek philosophy seems to have met with something with which a good tragedy is not supposed to meet, namely, a dull ending"
Karl Marx, Philosopher
Small: There is no heresy or no philosophy which is so abhorrent to the church as a human being
James Joyce
"There is no heresy or no philosophy which is so abhorrent to the church as a human being"
James Joyce, Novelist
Small: Our philosophy is that we care about people first
Mark Zuckerberg
"Our philosophy is that we care about people first"
Mark Zuckerberg, Businessman
Small: Words, without power, is mere philosophy
Muhammad Iqbal
"Words, without power, is mere philosophy"
Muhammad Iqbal, Poet
Small: A novel is never anything, but a philosophy put into images
Jim Rohn
"A novel is never anything, but a philosophy put into images"
Jim Rohn, Businessman
Small: In philosophy if you arent moving at a snails pace you arent moving at all
"In philosophy if you aren't moving at a snail's pace you aren't moving at all"
Iris Murdoch, Author
Small: It is one of the consolations of philosophy that the benefit of showing how to dispense with a concept does no
"It is one of the consolations of philosophy that the benefit of showing how to dispense with a concept does not hinge on dispensing with it"
Willard Van Orman Quine
Small: Our whole philosophy is one of transparency
"Our whole philosophy is one of transparency"
Valerie Jarrett, Lawyer
Small: History should be written as philosophy
Voltaire
"History should be written as philosophy"
Voltaire, Writer
Small: Skepticism is a virtue in history as well as in philosophy
Napoleon Bonaparte
"Skepticism is a virtue in history as well as in philosophy"
Napoleon Bonaparte, Leader
Small: A fools brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence Universit
George Bernard Shaw
"A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education"
George Bernard Shaw, Dramatist
Small: Religions do a useful thing: they narrow God to the limits of man. Philosophy replies by doing a necessary thi
Victor Hugo
"Religions do a useful thing: they narrow God to the limits of man. Philosophy replies by doing a necessary thing: it elevates man to the plane of God"
Victor Hugo, Author
Small: Rightly defined philosophy is simply the love of wisdom
Cicero
"Rightly defined philosophy is simply the love of wisdom"
Cicero, Philosopher
Small: A little philosophy inclineth mans mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth mens minds about to relig
Francis Bacon
"A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion"
Francis Bacon, Philosopher
Small: A new philosophy generally means in practice the praise of some old vice
Gilbert K. Chesterton
"A new philosophy generally means in practice the praise of some old vice"
Gilbert K. Chesterton, Writer
Small: Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught. Academy, n.: A modern school where f
Ambrose Bierce
"Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught. Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught"
Ambrose Bierce, Journalist
Small: Wonder is the feeling of the philosopher, and philosophy begins in wonder
Plato
"Wonder is the feeling of the philosopher, and philosophy begins in wonder"
Plato, Philosopher
Small: Philosophy is the highest music
Plato
"Philosophy is the highest music"
Plato, Philosopher
Small: Philosophy begins in wonder
Plato
"Philosophy begins in wonder"
Plato, Philosopher
Small: I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing f
Thomas Jefferson
"I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend"
Thomas Jefferson, President
Small: I am an Epicurean. I consider the genuine (not the imputed) doctrines of Epicurus as containing everything rat
Thomas Jefferson
"I am an Epicurean. I consider the genuine (not the imputed) doctrines of Epicurus as containing everything rational in moral philosophy which Greek and Roman leave to us"
Thomas Jefferson, President
Small: My philosophy of life is that if we make up our mind what we are going to make of our lives, then work hard to
Ronald Reagan
"My philosophy of life is that if we make up our mind what we are going to make of our lives, then work hard toward that goal, we never lose - somehow we win out"
Ronald Reagan, President
Small: Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is t
Winston Churchill
"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery"
Winston Churchill, Statesman
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