Quotes and Sayings about Philosophy



"I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy."
- John Adams
(Related: Politics, War, Liberty, Mathematics, May, Philosophy, Sons, Study)

"Instead of art I have taught philosophy. Though technique for me is a big word, I never have taught how to paint. All my doing was to make people to see."
- Josef Albers
(Related: Art, People, Philosophy, Word)

"What is the meaning of the togetherness of the perceiving mind, in that peculiar modification of perceiving which makes it perceive not a star but a tree, and the tree itself, is a problem for philosophy."
- Samuel Alexander
(Related: Meaning, Mind, Philosophy)

"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."
- Hannes Alfven
(Related: Science, Discipline, Danger, Losing, Philosophy, Today)

"Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Being, Myths, Philosophy, Poets, Wonder)

"I have gained this from philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law."
- Aristotle
(Related: Fear, Being, Law)

"Our Fly Smart philosophy is about investing only on those points of differentiation that pay for themselves, that earn a revenue premium commensurate with what it costs us to provide that product or service."
- Gerard Arpey
(Related: Philosophy, Service)

"But I owe it to the subject to say, that it has long afforded me what philosophy is so often thought, and made, barren of - the fun of discovery, the pleasures of co-operation, and the satisfaction of reaching agreement."
- J. L. Austin
(Related: Thought, Agreement, Discovery, Fun, Philosophy, Satisfaction)

"I think that the basic philosophy was very good. It was just be nice to each other, and don't step on other people's toes and infringe on their freedom."
- Kevin Ayers
(Related: People, Freedom, Philosophy)

"Small amounts of philosophy lead to atheism, but larger amounts bring us back to God."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: God, Atheism, Philosophy)

"A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Religion, Men, Atheism, Man, Mind, Philosophy)

"It's almost like a lot of black people in America, a lot of young black men, are born with this cloud over their heads. It's their penitentiary cloud, this philosophy we all have, that it's harder for us."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Men, People, America, Philosophy)

"I am very proud of The Saints and I'm very glad that I've been associated with them all these years, but the next record is the best record... has to be the philosophy for any band that remains even halfway decent or vibrant, and that is kind of where my head's at."
- Chris Bailey
(Related: Philosophy, Saints, Years)

"Science may eventually explain the world of How. The ultimate world of Why may remain for contemplation, philosophy, religion."
- Liberty Hyde Bailey
(Related: Religion, Science, Contemplation, May, Philosophy, World)

"St. Paul would say to the philosophers that God created man so that he would seek the Divine, try to attain the Divine. That is why all pre-Christian philosophy is theological at its summit."
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
(Related: God, Man, Philosophy)

"It's a kind of philosophy of my own life, to create the energy enough to keep on going."
- Ernie Banks
(Related: Life, Energy, Philosophy)

"Without philosophy, history is always for me dead and dumb."
- Ferdinand Christian Baur
(Related: History, Dumb, Philosophy)

"I majored in Chinese. I was never really good at Chinese but I really, really benefited from having been exposed to Asian philosophy early in my life."
- Martha Beck
(Related: Life, Philosophy)

"The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Common sense, Philosophy)

"Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy."
- Ludwig van Beethoven
(Related: Music, Wisdom, Philosophy)

"Nothing seems to me more doubtful than Aristotle's remark that it is probable the arts and philosophy have several times been discovered and several times lost."
- Julien Benda
(Related: Nothing, Philosophy)

"The human imagination... has great difficulty in living strictly within the confines of a materialist practice or philosophy. It dreams, like a dog in its basket, of hares in the open."
- John Berger
(Related: Dreams, Imagination, Difficulty, Living, Open, Philosophy, Practice)

"There is nothing in philosophy which could not be said in everyday language."
- Henri Bergson
(Related: Language, Nothing, Philosophy)

"There is no philosophy which is not founded upon knowledge of the phenomena, but to get any profit from this knowledge it is absolutely necessary to be a mathematician."
- Daniel Bernoulli
(Related: Knowledge, Philosophy, Profit)

"No philosophy, no religion, has ever brought so glad a message to the world as this good news of Atheism."
- Annie Besant
(Related: Religion, Atheism, News, Philosophy, World)

"Philosophy: A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Leading, Nothing)

"Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught. Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Morality, Football, Philosophy, School)

"History is the great dust-heap... a pageant and not a philosophy."
- Augustine Birrell
(Related: History, Philosophy)

"The Occultists, however, know that the traditions of Esoteric Philosophy must be the right ones, simply because they are the most logical, and reconcile every difficulty."
- H. P. Blavatsky
(Related: Difficulty, Philosophy, Right, Traditions)

"It is, then, by those shadows of the hoary Past and their fantastic silhouettes on the external screen of every religion and philosophy, that we can, by checking them as we go along, and comparing them, trace out finally the body that produced them."
- H. P. Blavatsky
(Related: Religion, Body, Past, Philosophy, Shadows)

"The only one that seems to be able to hold the business is Disney. They do it is because they have a fabulous philosophy about marketing- but even they wavered."
- Don Bluth
(Related: Business, Disney, Marketing, Philosophy)

"Skepticism is a virtue in history as well as in philosophy."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: History, Virtue, Philosophy, Skepticism)

"Felicity, the companion of content, is rather found in our own breasts than in the enjoyment of external things; and I firmly believe it requires but a little philosophy to make a man happy in whatever state he is."
- Daniel Boone
(Related: Content, Enjoyment, Man, Philosophy, State)

"In fact - statistically, as you know - people have done polls, research, and at least 80 percent or more or working media are liberal Democrats if they are involved with any party and certainly liberal in their philosophy."
- Pat Boone
(Related: People, Democrats, Fact, Liberal, Media, Party, Philosophy, Research)

"I am now convinced that theoretical physics is actually philosophy."
- Max Born
(Related: Now, Philosophy, Physics)

"The food we ate was Indian, and both my mother and father were very deep into the ancient philosophy of India, so it could well have been an Indian household."
- Amar Bose
(Related: Food, Mother, Father, Deep, Philosophy)

"It's clear to me that there is no good reason for many philosophy books to sound as complicated as they do."
- Alain de Botton
(Related: Books, Philosophy, Reason, Sound)

"Basic philosophy, spirit and drive of an organization have far more to do with its relative achievements than do technological or economic resources, organizational structure, innovation and timing."
- Marvin Bower
(Related: Innovation, Philosophy, Spirit)

"When we say that Philosophy tries to clear up the meanings of concepts we do not mean that it is simply concerned to substitute some long phrase for some familiar word."
- Charles D. Broad
(Related: Philosophy, Word)

"It should now be clear why the method of Philosophy is so different from that of the natural sciences. Experiments are not made, because they would be utterly useless."
- Charles D. Broad
(Related: Now, Philosophy)

"To believe only possibilities is not faith, but mere philosophy."
- Thomas Browne
(Related: Faith, Philosophy, Possibilities)

"One may summon his philosophy when they are beaten in battle, not till then."
- John Burroughs
(Related: Battle, May, Philosophy)

"Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Courage, Philosophy, Will)

"Only a philosophy of eternity, in the world today, could justify non-violence."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Eternity, Philosophy, Today, World)

"My whole philosophy is to broadcast the way a fan would broadcast."
- Harry Caray
(Related: Philosophy)

"Logic is the last scientific ingredient of Philosophy; its extraction leaves behind only a confusion of non-scientific, pseudo problems."
- Rudolf Carnap
(Related: Confusion, Logic, Philosophy, Problems)

"When he was twenty-three or twenty-four my father began to learn German and read philosophy in his spare hours, which did not look as though he were destined to remain long on board ship!"
- Edward Carpenter
(Related: Father, Philosophy)

"I really believe in the philosophy that you create your own universe. I'm just trying to create a good one for myself."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Philosophy, Trying, Universe)

"If you've got unemployment, low pay, that was just too bad. But that was the system. That was the sort of economy and philosophy against which I was fighting in the 1930s."
- Barbara Castle
(Related: Economy, Fighting, Philosophy, Unemployment)

"Roosevelt's humor was broad, his manner friendly. Of wit there was little; of philosophy, none. What did he possess? Intuition, inspiration, love of adventure."
- Emanuel Celler
(Related: Humor, Love, Inspiration, Adventure, Intuition, Philosophy, Wit)

"Here, the broader issues are already familiar, and discussion has focused at a more sophisticated and detailed level. Within the philosophy of mind, the problem of consciousness is no big news."
- David Chalmers
(Related: Consciousness, Mind, News, Philosophy)

"I think that consciousness has always been the most important topic in the philosophy of mind, and one of the most important topics in cognitive science as a whole, but it had been surprisingly neglected in recent years."
- David Chalmers
(Related: Science, Consciousness, Mind, Philosophy, Years)

"Philosophy, like medicine, has plenty of drugs, few good remedies, and hardly any specific cures."
- Nicolas de Chamfort
(Related: Drugs, Medicine, Philosophy, Remedies)

"People who love soft methods and hate iniquity forget this; that reform consists in taking a bone from a dog. Philosophy will not do it."
- John Jay Chapman
(Related: Love, People, Forget, Hate, Philosophy, Reform, Will)

"People look for morals in fiction because there has always been a confusion between fiction and philosophy."
- John Cheever
(Related: People, Confusion, Fiction, Morals, Philosophy)

"Life does not agree with philosophy: There is no happiness that is not idleness, and only what is useless is pleasurable."
- Anton Chekhov
(Related: Happiness, Life, Idleness)

"In my writing with Extreme, there are heavy themes. The cover photo has me with a gun to my neck. I am not advocating suicide. I am taking the philosophy that man is the measure of his own fate."
- Gary Cherone
(Related: Extreme, Fate, Man, Measure, Philosophy, Suicide, Writing)

"A new philosophy generally means in practice the praise of some old vice."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Old, Philosophy, Practice, Praise, Vice)

"The highest point of philosophy is to be both wise and simple; this is the angelic life."
- John Chrysostom
(Related: Life, Philosophy)

"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
(Related: Failure, Virtue, Envy, Ignorance, Misery, Philosophy, Sharing, Socialism)

"Rightly defined philosophy is simply the love of wisdom."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Love, Wisdom, Philosophy)

"Philosophy: Impersonal anxiety; refuge among anemic ideas."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Ideas, Anxiety)

"Let philosophy resolutely aim to be as scientific as possible, but let her not forget her strong kinship with literature."
- Morris Raphael Cohen
(Related: Forget, Kinship, Literature, Philosophy)

"Literature and philosophy both allow past idols to be resurrected with a frequency which would be truly distressing to a sober scientist."
- Morris Raphael Cohen
(Related: Idols, Literature, Past, Philosophy)

"Lastly, literature and philosophy both allow past idols to be resurrected with a frequency which would be truly distressing to a sober scientist."
- Morris Raphael Cohen
(Related: Idols, Literature, Past, Philosophy)

"In thus pointing out certain respects in which philosophy resembles literature more than science, I do not mean, of course, to imply that it would be well for philosophy if it ceased to aim at scientific rigor."
- Morris Raphael Cohen
(Related: Science, Literature, Philosophy)

"Again, both literature and philosophy work by appealing to certain reigning idols."
- Morris Raphael Cohen
(Related: Work, Idols, Literature, Philosophy)

"A creative element is surely present in all great systems, and it does not seem possible that all sympathy or fundamental attitudes of will can be entirely eliminated from any human philosophy."
- Morris Raphael Cohen
(Related: Sympathy, Philosophy, Present, Will)

"It has generally been assumed that of two opposing systems of philosophy, e.g., realism and idealism, one only can be true and one must be false; and so philosophers have been hopelessly divided on the question, which is the true one."
- Morris Raphael Cohen
(Related: Idealism, Philosophy, Question, Realism)

"So that's my philosophy: If you believe in yourself, the chances and the opportunities will come around."
- Mindy Cohn
(Related: Will)

"Christianity is not a theory or speculation, but a life; not a philosophy of life, but a life and a living process."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Life, Christianity, Living, Philosophy, Theory)

"My philosophy is, unless you're sick and need help, why bother?"
- Jackie Collins
(Related: Help, Philosophy)

"Truth is the object of philosophy, but not always of philosophers."
- John Churton Collins
(Related: Truth, Philosophy)

"There are three modes of bearing the ills of life, by indifference, by philosophy, and by religion."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Religion, Life, Indifference, Philosophy)

"Men are not allowed to think freely about chemistry and biology: why should they be allowed to think freely about political philosophy?"
- Auguste Comte
(Related: Men, Philosophy)

"Philosophy likes to keen common sense on the run."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Common sense, Philosophy)

"For scholars and laymen alike it is not philosophy but active experience in mathematics itself that can alone answer the question: What is mathematics?"
- Richard Courant
(Related: Experience, Mathematics, Philosophy)

"True philosophy invents nothing; it merely establishes and describes what is."
- Victor Cousin
(Related: Nothing, Philosophy)

"The pursuit of perfection always implies a definite aristocracy, which is as much a goal of effort as a noble philosophy, an august civil polity or a great art."
- Ralph A. Cram
(Related: Art, Goal, Aristocracy, Effort, Perfection, Philosophy, Pursuit)

"If we had this back, and in full measure; if society were infused by it, through and through, and men lived its life, and in its life, philosophy would take care of itself and the nature of our institutions would not matter."
- Ralph A. Cram
(Related: Men, Nature, Society, Life, Care, Measure, Philosophy)

"When you're in the muck you can only see muck. If you somehow manage to float above it, you still see the muck but you see it from a different perspective. And you see other things too. That's the consolation of philosophy."
- David Cronenberg
(Related: Perspective, Philosophy)

"You're seeing me develop, not only as a filmmaker if you've seen my earlier films, but you're seeing me kind of learn how to be a human, how my philosophy has evolved."
- David Cronenberg
(Related: Philosophy)

"Unfortunately, I'm not a person that's always capable of living up to the Boy Scout philosophy."
- Stanley Crouch
(Related: Living, Philosophy)

"I'm a layperson. I barely got out of high school. I have no business telling people what to do or my big philosophy on life. I'm certainly not going to write any sort of memoir."
- Jamie Lee Curtis
(Related: Business, Life, People, Philosophy, School)

"My philosophy is the thicker the wood the thicker the sound, the bigger the string the bigger the sound. My smallest string is a 14 gauge."
- Dick Dale
(Related: Philosophy, Sound, Wood)

"I enjoy getting things done. My philosophy is the edge, the edge of something. There's where we have to go in local government, in not only the philosophy but the creativity in people around you. They have to go to the edge."
- Richard M. Daley
(Related: Government, People, Creativity, Philosophy)

"And the political system is changing rapidly in this country, and we better realize that. The elephants or donkeys are not what younger people look to. They look at individual candidates' philosophy, and I think it's a different time and a different generation."
- Richard M. Daley
(Related: Time, People, Country, Philosophy)

"Maybe philosophy - I love talking about ideas. Or maybe art history. I was thinking about psychology, then I got really afraid because everybody says it's terribly boring."
- Claire Danes
(Related: Art, Love, History, Ideas, Philosophy, Psychology, Talking, Thinking)

"Rome should sometimes intervene and say this or that is not in conformity with the Catholic faith. Theologians should understand that. Some theologians go too far, for example, reducing the Catholic faith to a universal philosophy."
- Godfried Danneels
(Related: Faith, Conformity, Example, Philosophy, Rome)

"Before Vatican II, in theology, as in other areas, the discipline was fixed. After the council there has been a revolution - a chaotic revolution - with free discussion on everything. There is now no common theology or philosophy as there was before."
- Godfried Danneels
(Related: Discipline, Revolution, Now, Philosophy, Theology)

"My philosophy is to take one day at a time. I don't worry about the future. Tomorrow is even out of sight for me."
- Bobby Darin
(Related: Time, Day, Future, Philosophy, Sight, Tomorrow, Worry)

"I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively."
- Angela Davis
(Related: Philosophy)

"Our faith is stronger than death, our philosophy is firmer than flesh, and the spread of the Kingdom of God upon the earth is more sublime and more compelling."
- Dorothy Day
(Related: Faith, Death, God, Earth, Philosophy)

"Science without respect for human life is degrading to us all and reflects a hollow and deceptive philosophy, a philosophy that we as a people should never condone."
- Nathan Deal
(Related: Life, Science, People, Philosophy, Respect)

"Do all the work you can; that is the whole philosophy of the good way of life."
- Eugene Delacroix
(Related: Life, Work, Philosophy)

"In philosophy, you have to reckon with the implicit level of an accumulated reserve, and thus with a very great number of relays, with the shared responsibility of these relays."
- Jacques Derrida
(Related: Philosophy, Responsibility)

"In Algeria, I had begun to get into literature and philosophy. I dreamed of writing-and already models were instructing the dream, a certain language governed it."
- Jacques Derrida
(Related: Dream, Language, Literature, Philosophy, Writing)

"The first step towards philosophy is incredulity."
- Denis Diderot
(Related: First, Incredulity, Philosophy)

"Skepticism is the first step on the road to philosophy."
- Denis Diderot
(Related: First, Philosophy, Road, Skepticism)

"When science, art, literature, and philosophy are simply the manifestation of personality they are on a level where glorious and dazzling achievements are possible, which can make a man's name live for thousands of years."
- Denis Diderot
(Related: Art, Science, Literature, Man, Name, Personality, Philosophy, Years)

"We have to make philosophy itself an object of philosophical concern."
- Wilhelm Dilthey
(Related: Concern, Philosophy)

"All serious conversations gravitate towards philosophy."
- Ernest Dimnet
(Related: Philosophy)

"And new Philosophy calls all in doubt, the element of fire is quite put out; the Sun is lost, and the earth, and no mans wit can well direct him where to look for it."
- John Donne
(Related: Doubt, Earth, Fire, Philosophy, Sun, Wit)

"Science gives us knowledge, but only philosophy can give us wisdom."
- Will Durant
(Related: Science, Wisdom, Knowledge, Philosophy)

"Every science begins as philosophy and ends as art."
- Will Durant
(Related: Art, Science, Philosophy)

"But human experience is usually paradoxical, that means incongruous with the phrases of current talk or even current philosophy."
- George Eliot
(Related: Experience, Philosophy, Talk)

"My writing, like everything I do, comes profoundly from my heart. I believe that if you follow your heart you will be successful in one way or another. Old-fashioned as that might sound, the philosophy is true."
- Kim Elizabeth
(Related: Heart, Successful, Old, Philosophy, Sound, Will, Writing)

"As a result of my philosophy, I wasn't even upset about Hitler. I was willing to go to war to knock him off, but I didn't hate him. I hated what he was doing."
- Albert Ellis
(Related: War, Hate, Philosophy, Result)

"In philosophy, it is not the attainment of the goal that matters, it is the things that are met along the way."
- Havelock Ellis
(Related: Goal, Philosophy)

"In philosophy, it is not the attainment of the goal that matters, it is the things that are met with by the way."
- Henry Ellis
(Related: Goal, Philosophy)

"The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things."
- Epictetus
(Related: Happiness, Man, Philosophy)

"All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain."
- Epictetus
(Related: Lies, Philosophy, Words)

"The philosophy behind much advertising is based on the old observation that every man is really two men - the man he is and the man he wants to be."
- William Feather
(Related: Men, Advertising, Man, Observation, Old, Philosophy)

"Like the winds that we come we know not whence and blow whither soever they list, the forces of society are derived from an obscure and distant origin. They arise before the date of philosophy, from the instincts, not the speculations of men."
- Adam Ferguson
(Related: Men, Society, Philosophy)

"I would not say that I was, these days, a 'student' of philosophy, although in my youth I was quite deeply involved with certain aspects of the British pragmatists."
- Brian Ferneyhough
(Related: Philosophy, Youth)

"By philosophy the mind of man comes to itself, and from henceforth rests on itself without foreign aid, and is completely master of itself, as the dancer of his feet, or the boxer of his hands."
- Johann Gottlieb Fichte
(Related: Feet, Man, Mind, Philosophy)

"What sort of philosophy one chooses depends on what sort of person one is."
- Johann Gottlieb Fichte
(Related: Philosophy)

"After the first exams, I switched to the Faculty of Philosophy and studied Zoology in Munich and Vienna."
- Karl von Frisch
(Related: First, Philosophy, Zoology)

"Philosophy goes no further than probabilities, and in every assertion keeps a doubt in reserve."
- James Anthony Froude
(Related: Doubt, Philosophy)

"I was ready to accept the philosophy that the Party is right and that in the coming struggle you could not permit yourself any doubts after the party had made a decision."
- Klaus Fuchs
(Related: Decision, Party, Philosophy, Right, Struggle)

"Before I joined the project most of the English people with whom I had made personal contacts were left wing and affected to some degree or other by the same kind of philosophy."
- Klaus Fuchs
(Related: People, English, Philosophy, Project)

"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: Conservative, Justification, Man, Philosophy, Selfishness)

"The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy: neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water."
- John W. Gardner
(Related: Society, Excellence, Philosophy, Theories, Water, Will)

"Art requires philosophy, just as philosophy requires art. Otherwise, what would become of beauty?"
- Paul Gauguin
(Related: Art, Beauty, Philosophy)

"I am at war... with the principal personage of traditional philosophy, that abstract subject who masquerades as everyone and anyone, but is really a male subject in disguise."
- Pam Gems
(Related: War, Disguise, Philosophy)

"I begin to perceive that I am a woman. What that is, heaven knows... the philosophy is yet to be written, there is a world to be explored."
- Pam Gems
(Related: Heaven, Philosophy, Woman, World)

"Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Wisdom, Greatness, Children, Philosophy)

"Philosophy is for the few."
- William Gilbert
(Related: Philosophy)

"Without philosophy man cannot know what he makes; without religion he cannot know why."
- Eric Gill
(Related: Religion, Man, Philosophy)

"Punk rock really came out of N.Y. as a philosophy before the groups were ever recorded. I had a kind-of intellectual interest in the idea of creating a new scene that could be a grassroots thing."
- Greg Ginn
(Related: Idea, Interest, Philosophy, Punk)

"The philosophy of the wisest man that ever existed, is mainly derived from the act of introspection."
- William Godwin
(Related: Act, Man, Philosophy)

"Philosophy is an attempt by man to find cause and effect. Religion has the same goal."
- Al Goldstein
(Related: Religion, Goal, Cause, Effect, Man, Philosophy)

"I've always said fantasy is sort of 'stealth philosophy'."
- Terry Goodkind
(Related: Fantasy, Philosophy)

"I am concerned, rather, that there should not be more things dreamt of in my philosophy than there actually are in heaven and earth."
- Nelson Goodman
(Related: Earth, Heaven, Philosophy)

"We are not abandoning our convictions, our philosophy or traditions, nor do we urge anyone to abandon theirs."
- Mikhail Gorbachev
(Related: Philosophy, Traditions)

"You can't do without philosophy, since everything has its hidden meaning which we must know."
- Maxim Gorky
(Related: Meaning, Philosophy)

"We've been doing this here since 1968, so we have been identified as an example of a free, democratic school, and many professors want to expose their students to our philosophy."
- Daniel Greenberg
(Related: Example, Philosophy, School, Students, Want)

"It's kind of not about the quality of the art, as much as this is what I love doing and I'd have a worse time doing anything else. That's kind of as far as I think in terms of philosophy."
- Jonny Greenwood
(Related: Love, Time, Art, Quality, Philosophy)

"Some of us learned in a school of philosophy which taught that all was for the common good and nothing for oneself and have never, in any case, regarded the pursuit of happiness as anything other than an aberration of the human spirit."
- John Grierson
(Related: Happiness, Nothing, Philosophy, Pursuit, School, Spirit)

"Philosophy means nothing unless it is connected to birth, death, and the continuance of life. Anytime you are going to build a society that works, you have to begin from nature and the body."
- Susan Griffin
(Related: Nature, Society, Death, Life, Body, Nothing, Philosophy)

"We live in a world in which politics has replaced philosophy."
- Martin L. Gross
(Related: Politics, Philosophy, World)

"Strive to be authentic all the time. That's sort of my philosophy on life, which applies to acting."
- Paul Guilfoyle
(Related: Life, Time, Acting, Philosophy)

"Religion is doing; a man does not merely think his religion or feel it, he "lives" his religion as much as he is able, otherwise it is not religion but fantasy or philosophy."
- G. I. Gurdjieff
(Related: Religion, Fantasy, Man, Philosophy)

"Religion is doing; a man does not merely think his religion or feel it, he lives his religion as much as he is able, otherwise it is not religion but fantasy or philosophy."
- George Gurdjieff
(Related: Religion, Fantasy, Man, Philosophy)

"Religion deals in certainties and philosophy deals more in un-answered questions."
- Steve Hackett
(Related: Religion, Deals, Philosophy, Questions)

""Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights."
- Dag Hammarskjold
(Related: Rights, Human rights, Philosophy)

"I think if Tottenham are going to be top four side, the fans and the club will need to get away from the philosophy of 'pretty football', that's got to go."
- Alan Hansen
(Related: Fans, Football, Philosophy, Will)

"Any philosophy that can be put in a nutshell belongs there."
- Sydney J. Harris
(Related: Philosophy)

"My philosophy was, if I just do good work, someone will like it enough to employ me. It never made me famous. And I'm way, way too old now, mate. That boat's sailed."
- Ian Hart
(Related: Work, Famous, Now, Old, Philosophy, Will)

"The proverbial philosophy of a people helps us to understand more about them than any other kind of literature."
- Lafcadio Hearn
(Related: People, Literature, Philosophy)

"Truth in philosophy means that concept and external reality correspond."
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
(Related: Truth, Philosophy, Reality)

"Making itself intelligible is suicide for philosophy."
- Martin Heidegger
(Related: Philosophy, Suicide)

"The marvel of the Bhagavad-Gita is its truly beautiful revelation of life's wisdom which enables philosophy to blossom into religion."
- Herman Hesse
(Related: Religion, Wisdom, Life, Philosophy)

"Leisure is the Mother of Philosophy."
- Thomas Hobbes
(Related: Mother, Leisure, Philosophy)

"We have the tools, but we have to learn how to use them. That is my political philosophy."
- Harri Holkeri
(Related: Philosophy, Tools)

"Philosophy, most broadly viewed, is the critical survey of existence from the standpoint of value."
- Sidney Hook
(Related: Existence, Philosophy, Value)

"Proverbs may not improperly be called the philosophy of the common people."
- James Howell
(Related: People, May, Philosophy)

"To overturn orthodoxy is no easier in science than in philosophy, religion, economics, or any of the other disciplines through which we try to comprehend the world and the society in which we live."
- Ruth Hubbard
(Related: Science, Society, Religion, Economics, Philosophy, World)

"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
(Related: God, Limits, Man, Philosophy)

"Philosophy would render us entirely Pyrrhonian, were not nature too strong for it."
- David Hume
(Related: Nature, Philosophy)

"The chief benefit, which results from philosophy, arises in an indirect manner, and proceeds more from its secret, insensible influence, than from its immediate application."
- David Hume
(Related: Influence, Philosophy, Results)

"Be a philosopher but, amid all your philosophy be still a man."
- David Hume
(Related: Man, Philosophy)

"Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous."
- David Hume
(Related: Religion, Errors, Philosophy)

"The violence had broken out in both sides, but our philosophy as a party was very, very clear."
- John Hume
(Related: Party, Philosophy, Violence)

"In coming to that agreement, my party had a clear philosophy throughout. In Northern Ireland, we should have institutions that respected the differences of the people and that gave no victory to either side."
- John Hume
(Related: People, Victory, Agreement, Ireland, Party, Philosophy)

"In praising science, it does not follow that we must adopt the very poor philosophies which scientific men have constructed. In philosophy they have much more to learn than to teach."
- Dean Inge
(Related: Men, Science, Philosophy, Poor)

"The object of studying philosophy is to know one's own mind, not other people's."
- Dean Inge
(Related: People, Mind, Philosophy)

"To become a popular religion, it is only necessary for a superstition to enslave a philosophy."
- William Ralph Inge
(Related: Religion, Philosophy, Popular, Superstition)

"There is no religion in which everyday life is not considered a prison; there is no philosophy or ideology that does not think that we live in alienation."
- Eugene Ionesco
(Related: Life, Religion, Alienation, Ideology, Philosophy, Prison)

"When truth has no burning, then it is philosophy, when it gets burning from the heart, it becomes poetry."
- Muhammad Iqbal
(Related: Poetry, Truth, Heart, Philosophy)

"Words, without power, is mere philosophy."
- Muhammad Iqbal
(Related: Power, Philosophy, Words)

"I have no philosophy, my favourite thing is sitting in the studio."
- Arne Jacobsen
(Related: Philosophy)

"Gandhi became my role model. I have always been interested in Eastern philosophy. Since early in my life I've been fascinated by India, and I have spent a great deal of time traveling in that country."
- Bianca Jagger
(Related: Life, Time, Country, Philosophy, Traveling)

"The history of philosophy is to a great extent that of a certain clash of human temperaments."
- William James
(Related: History, Philosophy)

"Conversation may be compared to a lyre with seven chords - philosophy, art, poetry, love, scandal, and the weather."
- Anna Jameson
(Related: Art, Love, Poetry, Conversation, May, Philosophy, Scandal, Weather)

"Contradiction was something I really like when it is embraced in that kind of philosophy."
- Jim Jarmusch
(Related: Contradiction, Philosophy)

"Our whole philosophy is one of transparency."
- Valerie Jarrett
(Related: Philosophy)

"The history of philosophy is not, like the history of the sciences, to be studied with the intellect alone. That which is receptive in us and that which impinges upon us from history is the reality of man's being, unfolding itself in thought."
- Karl Jaspers
(Related: History, Thought, Being, Intellect, Man, Philosophy, Reality)

"The great philosophers and the great works are standards for the selection of what is essential. Everything that we do in studying the history of philosophy ultimately serves their better understanding."
- Karl Jaspers
(Related: History, Philosophy, Understanding)

"At the present moment, the security of coherent philosophy, which existed from Parmenides to Hegel, is lost."
- Karl Jaspers
(Related: Philosophy, Present, Security)

"Only then, approaching my fortieth birthday, I made philosophy my life's work."
- Karl Jaspers
(Related: Work, Birthday, Life, Philosophy)

"If philosophy is practice, a demand to know the manner in which its history is to be studied is entailed: a theoretical attitude toward it becomes real only in the living appropriation of its contents from the texts."
- Karl Jaspers
(Related: History, Attitude, Living, Philosophy, Practice)

"As a universal history of philosophy, the history of philosophy must become one great unity."
- Karl Jaspers
(Related: History, Philosophy, Unity)

"Philosophy as practice does not mean its restriction to utility or applicability, that is, to what serves morality or produces serenity of soul."
- Karl Jaspers
(Related: Morality, Soul, Philosophy, Practice, Serenity)

"Philosophy is tested and characterised by the way in which it appropriates its history."
- Karl Jaspers
(Related: History, Philosophy)

"Philosophy can only be approached with the most concrete comprehension."
- Karl Jaspers
(Related: Philosophy)

"I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Politics, Religion, Friend, Cause, Difference, Opinion, Philosophy)

"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
(Related: Philosophy)

"During half a century of literary work, I have endeavoured to introduce the philosophy of evolution into the sphere of literature, and to inspire my readers to think in evolutionary terms."
- Johannes Vilhelm Jensen
(Related: Work, Evolution, Literary, Literature, Philosophy)

"Human knowledge is dark and uncertain; philosophy is dark, astrology is dark, and geometry is dark."
- John Jewel
(Related: Knowledge, Astrology, Geometry, Philosophy)

"Even if we don't know it or aren't aware of it, politics and philosophy are really what make our up lives."
- Roland Joffe
(Related: Politics, Philosophy)

"Truth as such is not a particularly important concept in naturalistic philosophy."
- Phillip E. Johnson
(Related: Truth, Philosophy)

"All the most prominent Darwinists proclaim naturalistic philosophy when they think it safe to do so."
- Phillip E. Johnson
(Related: Philosophy)

"Darwinism is not merely a support for naturalistic philosophy: it is a product of naturalistic philosophy."
- Phillip E. Johnson
(Related: Philosophy, Support)

"We must exchange the philosophy of excuse - what I am is beyond my control for the philosophy of responsibility."
- Barbara Jordan
(Related: Control, Philosophy, Responsibility)

"There is no heresy or no philosophy which is so abhorrent to the church as a human being."
- James Joyce
(Related: Church, Being, Heresy, Philosophy)

"People who decide they came to earth to work, who make work their personal philosophy, are kept very busy."
- Constantine Karamanlis
(Related: Work, People, Earth, Philosophy)

"You do what you have to do in life, when you form a philosophy that you can't talk yourself out of."
- Constantine Karamanlis
(Related: Life, Philosophy, Talk)

"As a dad, he thinks that his philosophy is morally correct. He has no conscience whatsoever about letting his kids put a penny in a light socket to find out electricity is not so good for you, and if you want to learn how to swim, you have to be thrown into the deep end."
- Stacy Keach
(Related: Dad, Conscience, Deep, Electricity, End, Kids, Light, Philosophy, Want)

"Philosophy will clip an angel's wings."
- John Keats
(Related: Philosophy, Will)

"I demonstrate by means of philosophy that the earth is round, and is inhabited on all sides; that it is insignificantly small, and is borne through the stars."
- Johannes Kepler
(Related: Earth, Philosophy, Stars)

"My philosophy is familiarity breeds contempt."
- Chaka Khan
(Related: Contempt, Familiarity, Philosophy)

"I went to Princeton from Amherst, where I split my interests between mathematics and philosophy."
- Stephen Cole Kleene
(Related: Mathematics, Philosophy)

"I had a liberal arts education at Amherst College where I had two majors, mathematics and philosophy."
- Stephen Cole Kleene
(Related: Education, College, Liberal, Mathematics, Philosophy)

"When I got to Princeton I made a point of attending the Philosophy Club and listening to the lectures, but I didn't get involved in any discussions in those clubs. I guess after the first year, I dropped that."
- Stephen Cole Kleene
(Related: First, Listening, Philosophy)

"I had some hesitations about philosophy because, if you worked out a philosophical theory, it was hard to know whether you were going to be able to prove it or whether other theories had just as good a claim on belief."
- Stephen Cole Kleene
(Related: Belief, Philosophy, Theories, Theory)

"The philosophy of the school was quite simple - the bright boys specialised in Latin, the not so bright in science and the rest managed with geography or the like."
- Aaron Klug
(Related: Science, Boys, Geography, Philosophy, Rest, School)

"My philosophy all my life has been the pursuit of excellence."
- John Kluge
(Related: Life, Excellence, Philosophy, Pursuit)

"However, while the Nazi barbarians and their collaborators threatened the entire world, I could not accept his philosophy and, after several earlier attempts, was finally accepted into the Canadian Infantry Corps during the last year of World War II."
- Walter Kohn
(Related: War, Philosophy, World, World war)

"Persons who have been homeless carry within them a certain philosophy of life which makes them apprehensive about ownership."
- Jerzy Kosinski
(Related: Life, Ownership, Philosophy)

"I was born in Norway, and when I was little I went to live in Detroit, Michigan. My father was a professor of philosophy at Wayne University, and my mother was also a teacher."
- Marta Kristen
(Related: Mother, Father, Philosophy, University)

"I'd like to do policy and I'd like to do philosophy, I'd like to be able to get into the depth, into the meat of the argument - that's the kind of stuff I want to do."
- Jonathan Krohn
(Related: Policy, Argument, Philosophy, Want)

"I don't have any well-developed philosophy about journalism. Ultimately it is important in a society like this, so people can know about everything that goes wrong."
- Charles Kuralt
(Related: Society, People, Journalism, Philosophy, Wrong)

"My personal philosophy is I'm running a 100-yard dash, and I haven't reached the end."
- Bill Kurtis
(Related: End, Philosophy, Running)

"Marriage is a team effort. Both of us share that philosophy."
- Nick Lachey
(Related: Marriage, Effort, Philosophy)

"I'm working harder than ever now, and I'm putting on my pants the same as I always have. I just get up every day and try to do a little better than the day before, and that is to run a great restaurant with great food, great wine, and great service. That's my philosophy."
- Emeril Lagasse
(Related: Food, Day, Now, Philosophy, Service, Wine)

"My philosophy from day one is that I can sleep better at night if I can improve an individual's knowledge about food and wine, and do it on a daily basis."
- Emeril Lagasse
(Related: Food, Knowledge, Day, Night, Philosophy, Sleep, Wine)

"Music is one of those things that is constantly going in my head all the time. It's sort of like the evolution and creation of doing food, or my philosophy about wine. It's always beating in my head, so it keeps the spirit moving."
- Emeril Lagasse
(Related: Music, Food, Time, Creation, Evolution, Philosophy, Spirit, Wine)

"Philosophy of science without history of science is empty; history of science without philosophy of science is blind."
- Imre Lakatos
(Related: History, Science, Blind, Philosophy)

"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness."
- Dalai Lama
(Related: Religion, Heart, Temple, Kindness, Philosophy)

"There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness."
- Dalai Lama
(Related: Heart, Kindness, Philosophy)

"I bought some books in order to learn the first principles of philosophy."
- Johann Heinrich Lambert
(Related: Books, First, Order, Philosophy, Principles)

"Language, philosophy, and science are interwoven into the design of words, which are manipulated to create surprising illusions."
- John Langdon
(Related: Design, Science, Language, Philosophy, Words)

"But the need for conflict to expose prejudice and unclear reasoning, which is deeply embedded in my philosophy of science, has its origin in these debates."
- Robert B. Laughlin
(Related: Science, Conflict, Philosophy, Prejudice)

"My philosophy is very simple. To feel young, you must work as long as you can."
- Dino De Laurentiis
(Related: Work, Philosophy)

"My whole working philosophy is that the only stable happiness for mankind is that it shall live married in blessed union to woman-kind - intimacy, physical and psychical between a man and his wife. I wish to add that my state of bliss is by no means perfect."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Happiness, Wife, Intimacy, Man, Mankind, Philosophy, State, Woman)

"In the information age, you don't teach philosophy as they did after feudalism. You perform it. If Aristotle were alive today he'd have a talk show."
- Timothy Leary
(Related: Age, Information, Philosophy, Talk, Today)

"I'm not into working out. My philosophy: No pain, no pain."
- Carol Leifer
(Related: Pain)

"Ali's belief in himself was something I picked up on, and it's become my own philosophy."
- Sugar Ray Leonard
(Related: Belief, Philosophy)

"Real misanthropes are not found in solitude, but in the world; since it is experience of life, and not philosophy, which produces real hatred of mankind."
- Giacomo Leopardi
(Related: Experience, Life, Hatred, Mankind, Philosophy, Solitude, World)

"The true function of philosophy is to educate us in the principles of reasoning and not to put an end to further reasoning by the introduction of fixed conclusions."
- George Henry Lewes
(Related: End, Philosophy, Principles)

"Philosophy and Art both render the invisible visible by imagination."
- George Henry Lewes
(Related: Art, Imagination, Philosophy)

"Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival."
- C. S. Lewis
(Related: Friendship, Art, Survival, Philosophy, Value)

"Democracy may have arisen in the West as the way of striving for the universal aspiration to dignity and freedom, but it isn't alien to the underlying concepts that infuse religion and moral philosophy everywhere."
- Flora Lewis
(Related: Religion, Democracy, Dignity, Freedom, May, Philosophy)

"Bruce Lee was very famous. I watched his movies and he is amazing. He is a martial arts master, his philosophy, his movement, both physically and mentally, were very strong."
- Jet Li
(Related: Movies, Famous, Philosophy)

"I need to talk about Chinese culture. We have deep, strong philosophy and culture. I want to share some information, tell the worldwide audience."
- Jet Li
(Related: Culture, Deep, Information, Philosophy, Talk, Want)

"The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Government, Philosophy, School, Will)

"My philosophy is to do the best you can for somebody. Help. It's not just what do you for yourself. It's how you treat people decently. The golden rule. There isn't big anything better than the golden rule. It's in every major religion in one language or another."
- Art Linkletter
(Related: Religion, People, Help, Language, Philosophy)

"I have a simple philosophy: Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. Scratch where it itches."
- Alice Roosevelt Longworth
"It is a great advantage for a system of philosophy to be substantially true."
- Sophia Loren
(Related: Philosophy)

"In Hungary, acting is a career for which one fits himself as earnestly as one studies for a degree in medicine, law, or philosophy."
- Bela Lugosi
(Related: Acting, Career, Law, Medicine, Philosophy)

"The person that turns over the most rocks wins the game. And that's always been my philosophy."
- Peter Lynch
(Related: Philosophy)

"Darwinism as presented by Darwin contradicted idealistic philosophy, and this contradiction grew deeper with the development of its materialist teaching."
- Trofim Lysenko
(Related: Development, Contradiction, Philosophy, Teaching)

"To sum up the whole, we should say that the aim of the Platonic philosophy was to exalt man into a god."
- Thomas B. Macaulay
(Related: God, Man, Philosophy)

"We have no firm hold on any knowledge or philosophy that can lift us out of our difficulties."
- Anne Sullivan Macy
(Related: Knowledge, Difficulties, Philosophy)

"Philosophy is common sense with big words."
- James Madison
(Related: Common sense, Philosophy, Words)

"The basic drive behind real philosophy is curiosity about the world, not interest in the writings of philosophers."
- Bryan Magee
(Related: Curiosity, Interest, Philosophy, World)

"The Copernican revolution brought about by Kant was, I think, the most important single turning point in the history of philosophy."
- Bryan Magee
(Related: History, Revolution, Philosophy)

"The most attention I get is in a book store or video shop when I go to the foreign film section. Sometimes that can be fun, but usually those women want to talk about philosophy or something very dense. It's not like they're tearing off my shirt, you know."
- Tobey Maguire
(Related: Women, Attention, Film, Fun, Philosophy, Talk, Want)

"There is no philosophy without the art of ignoring objections."
- Joseph De Maistre
(Related: Art, Philosophy)

"We are tainted by modern philosophy which has taught us that all is good, whereas evil has polluted everything and in a very real sense all is evil, since nothing is in its proper place."
- Joseph de Maistre
(Related: Evil, Nothing, Philosophy, Sense)

"It is an acknowledged truth in philosophy that a just theory will always be confirmed by experiment."
- Thomas Malthus
(Related: Truth, Philosophy, Theory, Will)

"The dynamic element in my philosophy, taken as a whole, can be seen as an obstinate and untiring battle against the spirit of abstraction."
- Gabriel Marcel
(Related: Battle, Philosophy, Spirit)

"Thanks to the high standing which science has for so long attain and to the impartiality of the Nobel Prize Committee, the Nobel Prize for Physics is rightly considered everywhere as the highest reward within the reach of workers in Natural Philosophy."
- Guglielmo Marconi
(Related: Science, Committee, Philosophy, Physics, Reward, Workers)

"My personal philosophy would be don't whine, don't let opportunities pass you by, be willing to work hard, and remember that you don't know as much as you think you do, ever."
- James Marsters
(Related: Work, Philosophy)

"A philosopher once said, 'Half of good philosophy is good grammar.'"
- A. P. Martinich
(Related: Grammar, Philosophy)

"Greek philosophy seems to have met with something with which a good tragedy is not supposed to meet, namely, a dull ending."
- Karl Marx
(Related: Ending, Philosophy, Tragedy)

"Ruby inherited the Perl philosophy of having more than one way to do the same thing. I inherited that philosophy from Larry Wall, who is my hero actually. I want to make Ruby users free. I want to give them the freedom to choose."
- Yukihiro Matsumoto
(Related: Freedom, Philosophy, Want)

"Actually, I didn't make the claim that Ruby follows the principle of least surprise. Someone felt the design of Ruby follows that philosophy, so they started saying that. I didn't bring that up, actually."
- Yukihiro Matsumoto
(Related: Design, Philosophy, Saying)

"My philosophy of dating is to just fart right away."
- Jenny McCarthy
(Related: Dating, Philosophy, Right)

"Hard distinctions make bad philosophy."
- John McCarthy
(Related: Philosophy)

"And so my militant philosophy is this: to make with a brush on canvas is a simple direct delight-to make with the movie is the same."
- Norman McLaren
(Related: Delight, Philosophy)

"You always really have to remain consistent in your beliefs and philosophy."
- Mark Messier
(Related: Beliefs, Philosophy)

"Coaching really is an individual philosophy."
- Mark Messier
(Related: Coaching, Philosophy)

"My philosophy about the game, for instance, is that you have players out there who really do different things."
- Tiffeny Milbrett
(Related: Philosophy)

"Any genuine philosophy leads to action and from action back again to wonder, to the enduring fact of mystery."
- Henry Miller
(Related: Action, Fact, Mystery, Philosophy, Wonder)

"The philosophy of protectionism is a philosophy of war."
- Ludwig von Mises
(Related: War, Philosophy)

"Design is not for philosophy it's for life."
- Issey Miyake
(Related: Design, Life, Philosophy)

"I set forth a humble and inglorious life; that does not matter. You can tie up all moral philosophy with a common and private life just as well as with a life of richer stuff. Each man bears the entire form of man's estate."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Life, Man, Philosophy)

"The band has a liberal philosophy - that's sort of a given."
- Thurston Moore
(Related: Liberal, Philosophy)

"Buddhism has become a socially recognized religious philosophy for Americans, whereas it used to be considered an exotic religion."
- Thurston Moore
(Related: Religion, Buddhism, Americans, Philosophy, Religious)

"If a liberal political philosophy stands for anything, and I am no longer sure it does, then it must mean that we are committed to the leveling of the playing field for everyone."
- Daniel Keys Moran
(Related: Liberal, Philosophy)

"Bader's philosophy was my philosophy. His whole attitude to life was mine."
- Kenneth More
(Related: Life, Attitude, Philosophy)

"With honesty of purpose, balance, a respect for tradition, courage, and, above all, a philosophy of life, any young person who embraces the historical profession will find it rich in rewards and durable in satisfaction."
- Samuel E. Morison
(Related: Life, Courage, Honesty, Purpose, Balance, Philosophy, Profession, Respect, Satisfaction, Tradition, Will)

"My dad had this philosophy that if you tell children they're beautiful and wonderful then they believe it, and they will be. So I never thought I was unattractive. But I was never one of the girls at school who had lots of boyfriends."
- Emily Mortimer
(Related: Dad, Thought, Children, Girls, Philosophy, School, Will)

"Philosophy! Empty thinking by ignorant conceited men who think they can digest without eating!"
- Iris Murdoch
(Related: Men, Thinking)

"In philosophy if you aren't moving at a snail's pace you aren't moving at all."
- Iris Murdoch
(Related: Philosophy)

"I just want to be healthy and happy. I don't want to hurt anybody or make them mad. If that's a philosophy then that's my philosophy."
- Chad Michael Murray
(Related: Hurt, Philosophy, Want)

"My personal philosophy of life is one of ethics."
- Alva Myrdal
(Related: Life, Ethics, Philosophy)

"We must strive to encourage East and West not only to move towards each other but also to encourage them to find a new philosophy, a philosophy which will serve as a tool determining the future of Planet Earth - our common and only shelter."
- Nursultan Nazarbayev
(Related: Earth, Future, Philosophy, Will)

"I took all the philosophy courses I could."
- Judd Nelson
(Related: Philosophy)

"There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Wisdom, Body, Philosophy)

"We do not learn by inference and deduction and the application of mathematics to philosophy, but by direct intercourse and sympathy."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: Sympathy, Mathematics, Philosophy)

"Am I an Apple bigot? No. I can critique their products and their customer service philosophy. But overall, they do better than any other player."
- Donald Norman
(Related: Customer, Philosophy, Service)

"The problem with emotion was that it was clearly something important, but-at least according to the old philosophy-it was something to overcome."
- Donald Norman
(Related: Emotion, Old, Philosophy)

"Philosophy is properly home-sickness; the wish to be everywhere at home."
- Novalis
(Related: Home, Philosophy)

"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
(Related: Science, Philosophy, Scientists, Theories)

"It is, from another angle, an attack on requiring proof in philosophy. And it's also the case, I guess, that my temperament is to like interesting, new, bold ideas, and to try and generate them."
- Robert Nozick
(Related: Ideas, Philosophy, Proof, Temperament)

"Like many students, I found the drudgery of real experiments and the slowness of progress a complete shock, and at my low points I contemplated other alternative careers including study of the philosophy or sociology of science."
- Paul Nurse
(Related: Science, Progress, Careers, Philosophy, Students, Study)

"I met my wife Anne who was a sociology student, and her influence together with activities associated with the student movement of the time opened up my interests amongst other things into the theatre, art, music, politics and philosophy."
- Paul Nurse
(Related: Politics, Time, Art, Music, Wife, Influence, Philosophy, Theatre)

"Our whole philosophy was to intimidate the quarterback. We were able to do it. We were pioneers. People still recognize us as, maybe, the best defensive line of all time."
- Merlin Olsen
(Related: Time, People, Philosophy)

"We said we would leave no stone unturned to get to Germany and now we are applying the same philosophy towards our tournament preparations."
- John O'Neill
(Related: Germany, Now, Philosophy)

"I find purer philosophy in a Poem than in a Conclusion of Geometry, a chemical analysis, or a physical law."
- Wilfred Owen
(Related: Geometry, Law, Philosophy)

"My pitching philosophy is simple - keep the ball way from the bat."
- Satchel Paige
(Related: Philosophy)

"Medicine rests upon four pillars - philosophy, astronomy, alchemy, and ethics."
- Paracelsus
(Related: Alchemy, Astronomy, Ethics, Medicine, Philosophy)

"You know, the whole philosophy of ad hoc combinations has its strengths and its weaknesses."
- Evan Parker
(Related: Philosophy)

"Allow me a bit of philosophy here... We started tele skiing as a rebellion against rules."
- Paul Parker
(Related: Philosophy, Rebellion, Rules)

"My personal philosophy is, you can be sure of nothing."
- Robert M. Parker, Jr.
(Related: Nothing, Philosophy)

"To have no time for philosophy is to be a true philosopher."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Time, Philosophy)

"The service of philosophy, of speculative culture, towards the human spirit, is to rouse, to startle it to a life of constant and eager observation."
- Walter Pater
(Related: Life, Culture, Observation, Philosophy, Service, Spirit)

"My philosophy of leadership is to surround myself with good people who have ability, judgment and knowledge, but above all, a passion for service."
- Sonny Perdue
(Related: Leadership, People, Knowledge, Ability, Judgment, Passion, Philosophy, Service)

"Philosophy is a kind of journey, ever learning yet never arriving at the ideal perfection of truth."
- Albert Pike
(Related: Truth, Journey, Learning, Perfection, Philosophy)

"If I were to adopt pure mechanism as a philosophy, there would be no way I could choose to be a scholar."
- Kenneth L. Pike
(Related: Philosophy)

"I wanted a theory that would allow one to live outside the office with the same philosophy one uses inside it."
- Kenneth L. Pike
(Related: Office, Philosophy, Theory)

"Drama is action, sir, action and not confounded philosophy."
- Luigi Pirandello
(Related: Action, Drama, Philosophy)

"There will be no end to the troubles of states, or of humanity itself, till philosophers become kings in this world, or till those we now call kings and rulers really and truly become philosophers, and political power and philosophy thus come into the same hands."
- Plato
(Related: Power, End, Humanity, Kings, Now, Philosophy, states, Will, World)

"Philosophy is the highest music."
- Plato
(Related: Music, Philosophy)

"Philosophy begins in wonder."
- Plato
(Related: Philosophy, Wonder)

"Wonder is the feeling of the philosopher, and philosophy begins in wonder."
- Plato
(Related: Feeling, Philosophy, Wonder)

"Experience has shown, and a true philosophy will always show, that a vast, perhaps the larger portion of the truth arises from the seemingly irrelevant."
- Edgar Allan Poe
(Related: Experience, Truth, Philosophy, Will)

"One of the tragedies of the Bush administration is that we went back to business as usual, make a deal with the Democrats, let's all be friends in Washington philosophy."
- Pete du Pont
(Related: Business, Democrats, Friends, Philosophy, Washington)

"Our intonations contain our philosophy of life, what each of us is constantly telling himself about things."
- Marcel Proust
(Related: Life, Philosophy)

"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
(Related: Philosophy)

"What one decides to do in crisis depends on one's philosophy of life, and that philosophy cannot be changed by an incident. If one hasn't any philosophy in crises, others make the decision."
- Jeanette Rankin
(Related: Life, Decision, Crisis, Philosophy)

"That is why I believe that art is so much more significant than either economics or philosophy. It is the direct measure of man's spiritual vision."
- Herbert Read
(Related: Art, Vision, Economics, Man, Measure, Philosophy, Spiritual)

"A religion so cheerless, a philosophy so sorrowful, could never have succeeded with the masses of mankind if presented only as a system of metaphysics. Buddhism owed its success to its catholic spirit and its beautiful morality."
- William Winwood Reade
(Related: Religion, Success, Morality, Buddhism, Mankind, Metaphysics, Philosophy, Spirit)

"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
(Related: Life, Work, Goal, Mind, Philosophy)

"A philosopher is, no doubt, entitled to examine even those distinctions that are to be found in the structure of all languages... in that case, such a distinction may be imputed to a vulgar error, which ought to be corrected in philosophy."
- Thomas Reid
(Related: Doubt, Error, May, Philosophy)

"I grew up with Scientology - my parents at one point were clerical. It's a pragmatic philosophy, not merely a belief system. Yeah, it's had media exposure because certain luminaries do Scientology, but millions of people do it who are not celebrities. It's not a threat or some cult."
- Giovanni Ribisi
(Related: People, Belief, Media, Parents, Philosophy, Scientology)

"I think when I was two years old in the sandbox. I think I formulated my basic philosophy there, and I haven't really had to alter it very much ever since."
- Boyd Rice
(Related: Old, Philosophy, Years)

"There is no shorter path for joining a neutral existential anthropology, according to philosophy, with the existential decision before God, according to the Bible."
- Paul Ricoeur
(Related: God, Decision, Bible, Anthropology, Philosophy)

"But Dr. Smith says, and I believe it to be a true state of the case, that he himself gave a course of Lectures in Natural Philosophy, during the same winter, and that the money raised by them was also applied towards paying for the Orrery."
- David Rittenhouse
(Related: Money, Philosophy, State, Winter)

"I learned much more about acting from philosophy courses, psychology courses, history and anthropology than I ever learned in acting class."
- Tim Robbins
(Related: History, Acting, Anthropology, Class, Philosophy, Psychology)

"My philosophy is, don't take no for an answer and be willing to sacrifice your entire project for freedom."
- Tim Robbins
(Related: Sacrifice, Freedom, Philosophy, Project)

"Philosophy finds it an easy matter to vanquish past and future evils, but the present are commonly too hard for it."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Future, Past, Philosophy, Present)

"A novel is never anything, but a philosophy put into images."
- Jim Rohn
(Related: Philosophy)

"Your philosophy determines whether you will go for the disciplines or continue the errors."
- Jim Rohn
(Related: Errors, Philosophy, Will)

"Ronald Reagan was a president of strength. His philosophy was a philosophy of strength - a strong military, a strong economy and strong families."
- Mitt Romney
(Related: Strength, Economy, Military, Philosophy, President)

"Yeah, but in the end his followers take what they want from his philosophy. Maybe it doesn't matter what's going on in David Icke's mind. It's how other people take him."
- Jon Ronson
(Related: People, End, Followers, Mind, Philosophy, Want)

"One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes... and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
(Related: Choices, Philosophy, Responsibility, Words)

"Fathers like to have children good-natured, well-behaved, and comfortable, but how to put them in that desirable condition is out of their philosophy."
- Ernestine Rose
(Related: Children, Fathers, Philosophy)

"The present basic philosophy is nuclear deterrence."
- Joseph Rotblat
(Related: Philosophy, Present)

"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
(Related: Body, Mind, Philosophy, World)

"I never went to a John Wayne movie to find a philosophy to live by or to absorb a profound message. I went for the simple pleasure of spending a couple of hours seeing the bad guys lose."
- Mike Royko
(Related: Philosophy, Pleasure)

"The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: End, Philosophy, Will, Worth)

"The theoretical understanding of the world, which is the aim of philosophy, is not a matter of great practical importance to animals, or to savages, or even to most civilised men."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Men, Animals, Importance, Philosophy, Understanding, World)

"Science is what you know, philosophy is what you don't know."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Science, Philosophy)

"To teach how to live without certainty and yet without being paralysed by hesitation is perhaps the chief thing that philosophy, in our age, can do for those who study it."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Age, Being, Certainty, Hesitation, Philosophy, Study)

"Dogmatism and skepticism are both, in a sense, absolute philosophies; one is certain of knowing, the other of not knowing. What philosophy should dissipate is certainty, whether of knowledge or ignorance."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Knowledge, Certainty, Ignorance, Philosophy, Sense, Skepticism)

"I think we ought always to entertain our opinions with some measure of doubt. I shouldn't wish people dogmatically to believe any philosophy, not even mine."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: People, Doubt, Measure, Opinions, Philosophy)

"I remain convinced that obstinate addiction to ordinary language in our private thoughts is one of the main obstacles to progress in philosophy."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Progress, Thoughts, Addiction, Language, Obstacles, Philosophy)

"The ultimate triumph of philosophy would be to cast light upon the mysterious ways in which Providence moves to achieve the designs it has for man."
- Marquis de Sade
(Related: Light, Man, Philosophy, Providence)

"They declaim against the passions without bothering to think that it is from their flame philosophy lights its torch."
- Marquis de Sade
(Related: Philosophy)

"Olympism is a philosophy which, by blending sport with culture, seeks to create a way of life based on the joy found in effort, the educational value of good example and respect for universal ethical principles."
- Juan Antonio Samaranch
(Related: Life, Culture, Effort, Example, Joy, Philosophy, Principles, Respect, Value)

"Our philosophy precedes from the belief that sport is an inalienable part of the educational process and a factor for promoting peace, friendship, cooperation and understanding among peoples."
- Juan Antonio Samaranch
(Related: Friendship, Peace, Belief, Cooperation, Philosophy, Understanding)

"It is possible to be a master in false philosophy, easier, in fact, than to be a master in the truth, because a false philosophy can be made as simple and consistent as one pleases."
- George Santayana
(Related: Truth, Fact, Philosophy)

"The hunger for facile wisdom is the root of all false philosophy."
- George Santayana
(Related: Wisdom, Hunger, Philosophy)

"The love of all-inclusiveness is as dangerous in philosophy as in art."
- George Santayana
(Related: Art, Love, Philosophy)

"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
(Related: Wife, Character, Man, May, Old, Philosophy, Pleasure, Strangers)

"I don't attach importance to great speeches or philosophy."
- Jacques Santer
(Related: Importance, Philosophy)

"Mathematics is, as it were, a sensuous logic, and relates to philosophy as do the arts, music, and plastic art to poetry."
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Related: Art, Poetry, Music, Logic, Mathematics, Philosophy)

"One has only as much morality as one has philosophy and poetry."
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Related: Poetry, Morality, Philosophy)

"Since philosophy now criticizes everything it comes across, a critique of philosophy would be nothing less than a just reprisal."
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Related: Nothing, Now, Philosophy)

"Kant introduced the concept of the negative into philosophy. Would it not also be worthwhile to try to introduce the concept of the positive into philosophy?"
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Related: Negative, Positive, Philosophy)

"Plato's philosophy is a dignified preface to future religion."
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Related: Religion, Future, Philosophy)

"Aphorisms are the true form of the universal philosophy."
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Related: Aphorisms, Philosophy)

"About no subject is there less philosophizing than about philosophy."
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Related: Philosophy)

"He who has religion will speak poetry. But philosophy is the tool with which to seek and discover religion."
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Related: Religion, Poetry, Philosophy, Will)

"Considered subjectively, philosophy always begins in the middle, like an epic poem."
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Related: Philosophy)

"Whoever does not philosophize for the sake of philosophy, but rather uses philosophy as a means, is a sophist."
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Related: Philosophy)

"Hey, you want to hear my philosophy of life? Do it to him before he does it to you."
- Budd Schulberg
(Related: Life, Philosophy, Want)

"'UFO's' attitude toward the subject is very similar to mine. It's not an advocacy; its philosophy is more 'I want to believe this, but I want it proved.'"
- Dwight Schultz
(Related: Attitude, Philosophy, Want)

"I have a new philosophy. I'm only going to dread one day at a time."
- Charles M. Schulz
(Related: Time, Day, Philosophy)

"There's a difference between a philosophy and a bumper sticker."
- Charles M. Schulz
(Related: Difference, Philosophy)

"The pretended physical philosophy of modern days strips Man of all his moral attributes, or holds them of no account in the estimate of his origin and place in the created world."
- Adam Sedgwick
(Related: Man, Philosophy, World)

"As a system of philosophy it is not like the Tower of Babel, so daring its high aim as to seek a shelter against God's anger; but it is like a pyramid poised on its apex."
- Adam Sedgwick
(Related: God, Anger, Philosophy)

"A cold atheistical materialism is the tendency of the so-called material philosophy of the present day."
- Adam Sedgwick
(Related: Day, Materialism, Philosophy, Present)

"Everyone should have a philosophy for living better."
- Compay Segundo
(Related: Living, Philosophy)

"The vote by the Judiciary Committee reflects the fact that John Roberts is an exceptional nominee with a conservative judicial philosophy - a philosophy that represents mainstream America."
- Jay Alan Sekulow
(Related: America, Committee, Conservative, Fact, Philosophy, Vote)

"Philosophy is nothing but discretion."
- John Selden
(Related: Discretion, Nothing, Philosophy)

"While I am interested both in economics and in philosophy, the union of my interests in the two fields far exceeds their intersection."
- Amartya Sen
(Related: Economics, Philosophy)

"From cell phones to computers, quality is improving and costs are shrinking as companies fight to offer the public the best product at the best price. But this philosophy is sadly missing from our health-care insurance system."
- John Shadegg
(Related: Computers, Health, Quality, Fight, Philosophy, Public)

"I play basketball on Sundays and I'm a very spiritual guy; I read a lot of Eastern philosophy and I meditate."
- Garry Shandling
(Related: Basketball, Philosophy, Play, Spiritual)

"My philosophy is that when I go out of my room, I'm prepared to love everybody I meet, unless they're bad."
- Omar Sharif
(Related: Love, Philosophy)

"I very rarely read any fiction. I love biographies; I read about all kinds of people. I love theology and some philosophy."
- Al Sharpton
(Related: Love, People, Fiction, Philosophy, Theology)

"A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Art, Education, Science, Folly, Fool, Philosophy, Superstition, University)

"Ethical and questions of philosophy interest me a great deal."
- Robert Sheckley
(Related: Interest, Philosophy, Questions)

"My mother is probably the wisest person I've ever known. She's not schooled, she's not well read. But she has a philosophy of life that makes well-read people seem like morons."
- Gene Simmons
(Related: Life, Mother, People, Philosophy)

"The war was the end of an era, in art as well. And we were trying to create a new philosophy."
- Douglas Sirk
(Related: Art, War, End, Philosophy, Trying)

"Modern sociology is virtually an attempt to take up the larger program of social analysis and interpretation which was implicit in Adam Smith's moral philosophy, but which was suppressed for a century by prevailing interest in the technique of the production of wealth."
- Albion W. Small
(Related: Wealth, Interest, Philosophy, Production)

"But if it not be true, the myth itself requires to be explained, and every principle of philosophy and common sense demand that the explanation be sought, not in arbitrary allegorical categories, but in the actual facts of ritual or religious custom to which the myth attaches."
- William Robertson Smith
(Related: Common sense, Custom, Facts, Myth, Philosophy, Religious, Ritual)

"Ordinary people seem not to realize that those who really apply themselves in the right way to philosophy are directly and of their own accord preparing themselves for dying and death."
- Socrates
(Related: Death, People, Dying, Philosophy, Right)

"I think he's informing himself, reaching out and getting ideas and information and advice. I haven't the slightest doubt that internally taking shape in that marvelous brain of his is a philosophy of foreign affairs. But it would be premature to say that one is fully formed."
- Theodore C. Sorensen
(Related: Ideas, Advice, Doubt, Information, Philosophy)

"Art and religion first; then philosophy; lastly science. That is the order of the great subjects of life, that's their order of importance."
- Muriel Spark
(Related: Art, Religion, Life, Science, First, Importance, Order, Philosophy)

"I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of established religion."
- Baruch Spinoza
(Related: Religion, Philosophy)

"I just learned my lyrics and tried not to bump into the trumpet player. That was my philosophy."
- Jo Stafford
(Related: Philosophy)

"My philosophy: find what it is you want to say, walk in the room, say it, and get the hell out."
- J. Michael Straczynski
(Related: Hell, Want)

"My philosophy? Simplicity plus variety."
- Hank Stram
(Related: Philosophy, Simplicity, Variety)

"Evolution is a bankrupt speculative philosophy, not a scientific fact. Only a spiritually bankrupt society could ever believe it. Only atheists could accept this Satanic theory."
- Jimmy Swaggart
(Related: Society, Evolution, Fact, Philosophy, Theory)

"It seems essential to try to find some meaning to life and I guess Jungian philosophy is the one that's helped me understand myself and the world more than anything else."
- Noah Taylor
(Related: Life, Meaning, Philosophy, World)

"I have always looked upon alchemy in natural philosophy to be like enthusiasm in divinity, and to have troubled the world much to the same purpose."
- William Temple
(Related: Enthusiasm, Purpose, Alchemy, Divinity, Philosophy, World)

"Indeed heresies are themselves instigated by philosophy."
- Tertullian
(Related: Philosophy)

"Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy."
- Margaret Thatcher
(Related: History, America, Europe, Philosophy)

"I don't believe in quotas. America was founded on a philosophy of individual rights, not group rights."
- Clarence Thomas
(Related: America, Rights, Philosophy)

"I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself than this incessant business."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Business, Life, Poetry, Crime, Nothing, Philosophy)

"History is Philosophy teaching by examples."
- Thucydides
(Related: History, Philosophy, Teaching)

"Astonishment is the root of philosophy."
- Paul Tillich
(Related: Philosophy)

"The Linux philosophy is 'Laugh in the face of danger'. Oops. Wrong One. 'Do it yourself'. Yes, that's it."
- Linus Torvalds
(Related: Danger, Linux, Philosophy, Wrong)

"The myth that John Locke was the philosopher behind the American Republic, is easily refuted by examining how Locke's philosophy steered Thomas Jefferson, for example."
- Robert Trout
(Related: American, Example, Myth, Philosophy)

"The myth that the founding of American Republic was based on the philosophy of John Locke could only have been maintained, because the history of Leibniz's influence was suppressed."
- Robert Trout
(Related: History, American, Founding, Influence, Myth, Philosophy)

"The American Revolution was, in fact, a battle against the philosophy of Locke and the English utilitarians."
- Robert Trout
(Related: American, Battle, English, Fact, Revolution, Philosophy)

"Ayurveda is a sister philosophy to yoga. It is the science of life or longevity and it teaches about the power and the cycles of nature, as well as the elements."
- Christy Turlington
(Related: Life, Power, Science, Nature, Sister, Longevity, Philosophy, Yoga)

"The minister and the priest teach that the organization is greater. No great philosophy has ever come from an organization, but from an individual whose research has been a personal study of God and ITS ways."
- Paul Twitchell
(Related: God, Philosophy, Research, Study)

"I had a philosophy, which may have been proven right, that directing isn't as hard as everyone says it is."
- Matthew Vaughn
(Related: May, Philosophy, Right)

"But it is the province of religion, of philosophy, of pure poetry only, to go beyond life, beyond time, into eternity."
- Alfred de Vigny
(Related: Poetry, Life, Religion, Time, Eternity, Philosophy)

"History should be written as philosophy."
- Voltaire
(Related: History, Philosophy)

"I think the way IBM has embraced the open source philosophy has been quite astonishing, but gratifying. I hope they'll do very well with it."
- Larry Wall
(Related: Hope, Open, Philosophy)

"As the new spirituality begins to become the pervasive spirituality of the planet, we'll find that we have abandoned our philosophy of contradictions in which we say we're all one but continue to try to win."
- Neale Donald Walsch
(Related: Philosophy, Spirituality)

"I have two children. I have a daughter 29, and a daughter four. They are 25 years apart, so you speak about generations and I must tell you, I have a philosophy and that is every 25 years I'm going to sire another child."
- Burt Ward
(Related: Daughter, Children, Generations, Philosophy, Years)

"My philosophy has always been, "do what you love and the money will follow.""
- Amy Weber
(Related: Love, Money, Philosophy, Will)

"When I'm not writing, I read loads of fiction, but I've been writing quite constantly lately so I've been reading a lot of nonfiction - philosophy, religion, science, history, social or cultural studies."
- Irvine Welsh
(Related: History, Religion, Science, Fiction, Philosophy, Reading, Writing)

"Every philosophy is tinged with the coloring of some secret imaginative background, which never emerges explicitly into its train of reasoning."
- Alfred North Whitehead
(Related: Philosophy)

"Philosophy is the product of wonder."
- Alfred North Whitehead
(Related: Philosophy, Wonder)

"Philosophy begins in wonder. And, at the end, when philosophic thought has done its best, the wonder remains."
- Alfred North Whitehead
(Related: Thought, End, Philosophy, Wonder)

"What does mysticism really mean? It means the way to attain knowledge. It's close to philosophy, except in philosophy you go horizontally while in mysticism you go vertically."
- Elie Wiesel
(Related: Knowledge, Philosophy)

"Even if you only want to write science fiction, you should also read mysteries, poetry, mainstream literature, history, biography, philosophy, and science."
- Walter Jon Williams
(Related: Science, History, Poetry, Biography, Fiction, Literature, Philosophy, Want)

"You should carefully study the Art of Reasoning, as it is what most people are very deficient in, and I know few things more disagreeable than to argue, or even converse with a man who has no idea of inductive and deductive philosophy."
- William John Wills
(Related: Art, People, Idea, Man, Philosophy, Study)

"My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you I the best place for the next moment."
- Oprah Winfrey
(Related: Life, Philosophy)

"The real discovery is the one which enables me to stop doing philosophy when I want to. The one that gives philosophy peace, so that it is no longer tormented by questions which bring itself into question."
- Ludwig Wittgenstein
(Related: Peace, Discovery, Philosophy, Question, Questions, Want)

"What is your aim in philosophy? To show the fly the way out of the fly-bottle."
- Ludwig Wittgenstein
(Related: Philosophy)

"Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language."
- Ludwig Wittgenstein
(Related: Intelligence, Battle, Language, Philosophy)

"Philosophy is not a theory but an activity."
- Ludwig Wittgenstein
(Related: Philosophy, Theory)

"Philosophy is like trying to open a safe with a combination lock: each little adjustment of the dials seems to achieve nothing, only when everything is in place does the door open."
- Ludwig Wittgenstein
(Related: Nothing, Open, Philosophy, Trying)

"The questions of philosophy proper are human desires and fears and aspirations - human emotions - taking an intellectual form."
- Chauncey Wright
(Related: Aspirations, Emotions, Philosophy, Questions)

"Art for art's sake is a philosophy of the well-fed."
- Frank Lloyd Wright
(Related: Art, Philosophy)

"My music and lyrics became an extension of this Indian philosophy."
- Gary Wright
(Related: Music, Philosophy)

"Isn't that an odd philosophy for a vampire?"
- Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
(Related: Philosophy)

"People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of the mind."
- William Butler Yeats
(Related: People, End, Logic, Mind, Philosophy)

"Some of the poetic writers who insert passages of realism in their texts have no underlying philosophy to uphold them, and revert to realism."
- Marguerite Young
(Related: Philosophy, Realism, Writers)

"Without the communist oppression, I am absolutely sure I would now be a local stupid professor of philosophy in Ljubljana."
- Slavoj Zizek
(Related: Now, Oppression, Philosophy)