Quotes of Philosophy

“ 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

“ 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

“ This is patently absurd; but whoever wishes to become a philosopher must learn not to be frightened by absurdities. ”

- Bertrand Russell

“ There's a difference between a philosophy and a bumper sticker. ”

- Charles M. Schulz

“ There is nothing so absurd but some philosopher has said it. ”

- Cicero

“ Who you are isn't tied solely to what you say, even though it may feel that way to you now. ”

- Diane Ackerman

“ I went off to college planning to major in math or philosophy-- of course, both those ideas are really the same idea. ”

- Frank Wilczek

“ Philosophy consists very largely of one philosopher arguing that all others are jackasses. He usually proves it, and I should add that he also usually proves that he is one himself. ”

- H. L. Mencken

“ Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language. ”

- Ludwig Wittgenstein

“ One cannot conceive anything so strange and so implausible that it has not already been said by one philosopher or another. ”

- Rene Descartes

“ Philosophers say a great deal about what is absolutely necessary for science, and it is always, so far as one can see, rather naive, and probably wrong. ”

- Richard Feynman

“ All philosophies, if you ride them, are nonsense, but some are greater nonsense than others. ”

- Samuel Butler

“ Leisure is the mother of philosophy. ”

- Thomas Hobbes

“ True philosophy invents nothing; it merely establishes and describes what is. ”

- Victor Cousin

“ There is only one thing a philosopher can be relied upon to do, and that is to contradict other philosophers. ”

- William James

“ There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe. ”

- Albert Einstein

“ Be the change that you wish to see in the world. ”

- Mahatma Gandhi

“ Without music, life would be a mistake. ”

- Friedrich Nietzsche

“ The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference. ”

- Elie Wiesel

“ Go to heaven for the climate and hell for the company. ”

- Benjamin Franklin Wade

“ A day without laughter is a day wasted. ”

- Nicolas Chamfort

“ Have you ever noticed how ‘What the hell’ is always the right decision to make? ”

- Terry Johnson

“ How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. ”

- Anne Frank

“ Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. ”

- Margaret Mead

“ You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts. ”

- Kahlil Gibran

“ May you live every day of your life. ”

- Jonathan Swift

“ Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is. ”

- Albert Camus

“ We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be. ”

- May Sarton

“ If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign? ”

- Laurence J. Peter
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