Quotations on Philosophy

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I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
- John Adams
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Art, People, Philosophy, Word)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Being, Myths, Philosophy, Poets, Wonder)

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
(Keywords: Thought, Agreement, Discovery, Fun, Philosophy, Satisfaction)

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

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
(Keywords: Dreams, Imagination, Difficulty, Living, Open, Philosophy, Practice)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Religion, Atheism, News, Philosophy, World)

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

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Religion, Body, Past, Philosophy, Shadows)

Skepticism is a virtue in history as well as in philosophy.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: People, Democrats, Fact, Liberal, Media, Party, Philosophy, Research)

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

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Innovation, Philosophy, Spirit)

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

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

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

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

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Humor, Love, Inspiration, Adventure, Intuition, Philosophy, Wit)

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
(Keywords: Science, Consciousness, Mind, Philosophy, Years)

Philosophy, like medicine, has plenty of drugs, few good remedies, and hardly any specific cures.
- Nicolas de Chamfort
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Love, People, Forget, Hate, Philosophy, Reform, Will)

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
(Keywords: Extreme, Fate, Man, Measure, Philosophy, Suicide, Writing)

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

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

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Idealism, Philosophy, Question, Realism)

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
(Keywords: Life, Christianity, Living, Philosophy, Theory)

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
(Keywords: Art, Goal, Aristocracy, Effort, Perfection, Philosophy, Pursuit)

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
(Keywords: Business, Life, People, Philosophy, School)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Time, Day, Future, Philosophy, Sight, Tomorrow, Worry)

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
(Keywords: Life, Science, People, Philosophy, Respect)

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
(Keywords: Dream, Language, Literature, Philosophy, Writing)

Skepticism is the first step on the road to philosophy.
- Denis Diderot
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Art, Science, Literature, Man, Name, Personality, Philosophy, Years)

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
(Keywords: Doubt, Earth, Fire, Philosophy, Sun, Wit)

But human experience is usually paradoxical, that means incongruous with the phrases of current talk or even current philosophy.
- George Eliot
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: War, Hate, Philosophy, Result)

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

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

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
(Keywords: Decision, Party, Philosophy, Right, Struggle)

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