Quotes About Philosophy

Quotes tagged as "philosophy" (showing 31-60 of 3,000)
Richard Dawkins
“We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.”
Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion

Malcolm X
“You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.”
Malcolm X, By Any Means Necessary

Markus Zusak
“Maybe everyone can live beyond what they're capable of.”
Markus Zusak, I Am the Messenger

Mo Willems
“If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave.”
Mo Willems, Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs

Douglas Adams
“Let's think the unthinkable, let's do the undoable. Let us prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all.”
Douglas Adams, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Douglas Adams
“Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.”
Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Eckhart Tolle
“The past has no power over the present moment.”
Eckhart Tolle

William Blake
“A truth that's told with bad intent
Beats all the lies you can invent.”
William Blake, Auguries of Innocence

Friedrich Nietzsche
“When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

George Bernard Shaw
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”
George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

Socrates
“I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think”
Socrates

Lao Tzu
“Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know.”
Lao Tzu, Tao Teh Ching

Santosh Kalwar
“We are addicted to our thoughts. We cannot change anything if we cannot change our thinking.”
Santosh Kalwar, Quote Me Everyday

Ian Fleming
“You only live twice:
Once when you are born
And once when you look death in the face”
Ian Fleming, You Only Live Twice

John Keats
“Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard, are sweeter”
John Keats, Ode on a Grecian Urn and Other Poems

William S. Burroughs
“A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what's going on. ”
William S. Burroughs

Plato
“The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.”
Plato

Ludwig van Beethoven
“Music is ... A higher revelation than all Wisdom & Philosophy”
Ludwig van Beethoven

Mark Twain
“The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.”
Mark Twain

Gilles Deleuze
“A concept is a brick. It can be used to build a courthouse of reason. Or it can be thrown through the window.”
Gilles Deleuze, A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia

Adolf Hitler
“If you win, you need not have to explain...If you lose, you should not be there to explain!”
Adolf Hitler

Natalie Babbitt
“Like all magnificent things, it's very simple.”
Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting

Yann Martel
“I must say a word about fear. It is life's only true opponent. Only fear can defeat life. It is a clever, treacherous adversary, how well I know. It has no decency, respects no law or convention, shows no mercy. It goes for your weakest spot, which it finds with unnerving ease. It begins in your mind, always ... so you must fight hard to express it. You must fight hard to shine the light of words upon it. Because if you don't, if your fear becomes a wordless darkness that you avoid, perhaps even manage to forget, you open yourself to further attacks of fear because you never truly fought the opponent who defeated you.”
Yann Martel, Life of Pi

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Complete Prose Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Oscar Wilde
“Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people we personally dislike.”
Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband

Carl Sagan
“Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.”
Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

Albert Camus
“An intellectual? Yes. And never deny it. An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself. I like this, because I am happy to be both halves, the watcher and the watched. "Can they be brought together?" This is a practical question. We must get down to it. "I despise intelligence" really means: "I cannot bear my doubts.”
Albert Camus

Gabriel García Márquez
“It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.”
Gabriel García Márquez

Ludwig Wittgenstein
“A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein

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