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Famous Quotes & Quotations About Philosophy:

All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusion is called a philosopher.
~ Ambrose Bierce Quotes, Epigrams.

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, Nichomachean Ethics, Book X: Pleasure and Happiness, translated by W.D. Ross.

Any two philosophers can tell each other all they know in two hours.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr Quotes.

Being a philosopher, I have a problem for every solution.
~ Robert Zend.

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.
~ Socrates, in Diogenes Laertius, Lives.

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

I also realized that the philosophers, far from ridding me of my vain doubts, only multiplied the doubts that tormented me and failed to remove any one of them. So I chose another guide and said, Let me follow the Inner Light; it will not lead me so far astray as others have done, or if it does it will be my own fault, and I shall not go so far wrong if I follow my own illusions as if I trusted to their deceits.
~ Jean Jacques Rousseau.

I was thrown out of college for cheating on the metaphysics exam: I looked into the soul of another boy.
~ Woody Allen Quotes.

If everybody contemplates the infinite instead of fixing the drains, many of us will die of cholera.
~ John Rich.

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.

In wonder all philosophy began, in wonder it ends, and admiration fill up the interspace; but the first wonder is the offspring of ignorance, the last is the parent of adoration.
~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge Quotes.

Learning Zen is a phenomenon of gold and dung. Before you understand it, it's like gold; after you understand it, it's like dung.
~ Zen Saying.

Leisure is the mother of Philosophy.
~ Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan, 1651.

Metaphysics is a dark ocean without shores or lighthouse, strewn with many a philosophic wreck.
~ Immanuel Kant.

No man was ever yet a great poet, without being at the same time a profound philosopher.
~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge Quotes.

Nobody can have the consolations of religion or philosophy unless he has first experienced their desolations.
~ Aldous Huxley Quotes, Themes and Variations, 1950.

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 Quotes.

Philosophy: A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing.
~ Ambrose Bierce Quotes, The Enlarged Devil's Dictionary.

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

Philosophy cannot raise the commonalty up to her level: so, if she is to become popular, she must sink to theirs.
~ Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827.

Philosophy is a state of fermentation, a process without final outcome.
~ Esa Saarinen.

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

Philosophy is nothing but common sense in a dress suit.
~ Author Unknown.

Philosophy, like medicine, has plenty of drugs, few good remedies, and hardly any specific cures.
~ Nicolas Chamfort, Maximes Et Penseés.

Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it.
~ François de La Rochefoucauld Quotes, Maxims, 1678.

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