Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Philosophy Quotes

Philosophy is nothing but common sense in a dress suit.
{Author Unknown}
Get married, in any case. If you happen to get a good mate, you will be happy; if a bad one, you will become philosophical, which is a fine thing in itself.
{Socrates, in Diogenes Lacrtius, Lives}
When he to whom one speaks does not understand, and he who speaks himself does not understand, that is metaphysics.
{Voltaire, Philosophical Dictionary}
We live in a world in which politics has replaced philosophy.
{Martin L. Gross, A Call for Revolution, 1993}
When I study philosophical works I feel I am swallowing something which I don't have in my mouth.
{Albert Einstein}
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}
Leisure is the Mother of Philosophy.
{Thomas Hobbes}
The only difference between graffiti and philosophy is the word ''fuck.''
{Author Unknown}
Philosophy is just a hobby. You can't open a philosophy factory.
{Dewey Selmon}
God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose. Take which you please you can never have both.
{Ralph Waldo Emerson}
My definition of a philosopher is of a man up in a balloon, with his family and friends holding the ropes which confine him to earth and trying to haul him down.
{Louisa May Alcott, in Life, letters, and Journals, ed. E.D. Cheney, 1889}
Philosophy begins in wonder. And at the end, when philosophic thought has done its best, the wonder remains.
{Alfred North Whitehead}
If everybody contemplates the infinite instead of fixing the drains, many of us will die of cholera.
{John Rich}
Upon the whole, I am inclined to think that the far greater part, if not all, of those difficulties which have hitherto amused philosophers, and blocked up the way to knowledge, are entirely owing to our selves. That we have first raised a dust, and then complain, we cannot see.
{George Berkeley} 
To live alone one must be a beast or a god says Aristotle. Leaving out the third case one must be both a philosopher.
{Friedrich Nietzsche}
Being a philosopher, I have a problem for every solution.
{Robert Zend}
Metaphysic is a dark ocean without shores or lighthouse, strewn with many a philosophic wreck.
{Immanuel Kant}
Nobody can have the consolations of religion or philosophy unless he has first experienced their desolations.
{Aldous Huxley, Themes and Variations, 1950}
Philosophers for the most part, are constitutionally timid, and dislike the unexpected. Few of them would be genuinely happy as pirates or burglars. Accordingly they invent systems which make the future calculable, at least in its main outlines.
{Bertrand Russell}
To teach how to live with uncertainty  yet without being paralyzed by hesitation is perhaps the chief thing that philosophy can do.
{Bertrand Russell}

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