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A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the
A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition,
and art into pedantry. Hence University education.
A little philosophy makes a man an Atheist: a great deal converts him to
A new philosophy generally means in practice the praise of some old vice.
A philosophy is characterized more by the formulation of its problems
than by its solution of them.
-Suzanne K. Langer
About no subject is there less philosophizing than about philosophy.
Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
All philosophy lies in two words: sustain and abstain.
Any genuine philosophy leads to action and from action back again to
wonder, to the enduring fact of mystery.
Any philosophy that can be put in a nutshell belongs there.
Any religion or philosophy which is not based on a respect for life is
not a true religion or philosophy.
Aphorisms are the true form of the universal philosophy.
Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
Astonishment is the root of philosophy.
Considered subjectively, philosophy always begins in the middle, like an
-Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
Doing something stupid once is just plain stupid. Doing something stupid
twice is a philosophy.
Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy.
Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in
philosophy only ridiculous.
Good philosophy must exist, if for no other reason, because bad
philosophy needs to be answered.
History is Philosophy teaching by examples.
I have a new philosophy. I'm only going to dread one day at a time. (In
the comic strip Peanuts)
-Charles M. Schulz
I have a simple philosophy. Fill what's empty. Empty what's full.
Scratch where it itches.
-Alice Roosevelt Longworth
I think a little philosophy should be added to life and art by way of
seasoning, but to make it one's specialty seems to me as strange as
eating nothing but horseradish.
I think the Greeks invented sports as an antidote to philosophy. In
sports there are absolute rules. It's not, What about this? What about
that? Either you're safe or you're out. It's ten yards or it's not. It's
in the hoop or out of the hoop. It's certain.
In metaphysics, the notion that earth and all that's on it is a mental
construct is the product of people who spend their lives inside rooms.
It is an indoor philosophy.
In philosophy, it is not the attainment of the goal that matters, it is
the things that are met with by the way.
Leisure is the mother of philosophy.
Libertarians secretly worried that ultimately someone will figure out
the whole of their political philosophy boils down to 'get off my
property.' News flash: This is not really a big secret to the rest of us.
Moral philosophy is nothing else but the science of what is good, and
evil, in the conversation, and society of mankind. Good, and evil, are
names that signify our appetites, and aversions; which in different
tempers, customs, and doctrines of men, are different.
My philosophy of life can be summed up in four words: It can't be helped.
My studies in Speculative philosophy, metaphysics, and science are all
summed up in the image of a mouse called man running in and out of every
hole in the Cosmos hunting for the Absolute Cheese.
No philosophy based on an incorrect view of the nature of man is likely
to produce social good.
Of course I believe that solipsism is the correct philosophy, but that's
only one man's opinion.
Optimism is a philosophy based on the belief that basically life is
good, that, in the long run, the good in life overbalances the evil.
People look for morals in fiction because there has always been a
confusion between fiction and philosophy.
Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by
means of our language.
Philosophy is an unusually ingenious attempt to think fallaciously.
Philosophy is empty if it isn't based on science. Science discovers,
Philosophy is questions that may never be answered. Religion is answers
that may never be questioned.
Philosophy is the microscope of thought. Everything desires to flee from
it, but nothing escapes it.
Philosophy! Empty thinking by ignorant conceited men who think they can
digest without eating!
Philosophy! The lumber of the schools.
Religion ends and philosophy begins, just as alchemy ends and chemistry
begins and astrology ends, and astronomy begins.
Science is a philosophy of discovery. Intelligent design is a philosophy
of ignorance. You cannot build a program of discovery on the assumption
that nobody is smart enough to figure out the answer to a problem.
Science is what you know, philosophy is what you don't know.
The chief error in philosophy is overstatement.
The difficulty in philosophy is to say no more than we know.
The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in
moral philosophy, that is the search for a superior moral justification
-John Kenneth Galbraith
The society that scorns excellence in plumbing because plumbing is 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.
There is but one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is
suicide. Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to
answering the fundamental question of philosophy.
There's a difference between a philosophy and a bumper sticker.
To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason,
and whose philosophy consists in holding humanity in contempt, is like
administering medicine to the dead, or endeavoring to convert an atheist
To become a popular religion, it is only necessary for a superstition to
enslave a philosophy.
-William R. Inge
To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility
as a means of transportation.
(Life of Pi)
We live in a world in which politics has replaced philosophy.
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.
When lost in a forest go always down hill. When lost in a philosophy or
doctrine go upward.
(August 23 is also the birthday of Arnold
J. Toynbee and Will
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