Philosophers And Philosophy Quotes


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"Pythagoras, Locke, Socrates -- but pages might be filled up, as vainly as before, with the sad usage of all sorts of sages, who in his life-time, each was deemed a bore! The loftiest minds outrun their tardy ages."
"Out of Plato come all things that are still written and debated about among men of thought."
"Philosophy is an elegant thing, if anyone modestly meddles with it; but if they are conversant with it more than is becoming, it corrupts them."
"Do not all charms fly at the mere touch of cold philosophy? There was an awful rainbow once in heaven: we know her woof, her texture; she is given in the dull catalogue of common things. Philosophy will clip an angel's wings, conquer all mysteries by rule and line, empty the haunted air, and gnome mine unweave a rainbow."
"The philosopher believes that the value of his philosophy lies in the whole, in the building: posterity discovers it in the bricks with which he built and which are then often used again for better building: in the fact, that is to say, that building can be destroyed and nonetheless possess value as material."
Author: Nietzsche Quotes Category: Philosophers And Philosophy Quotes Introspection Quotes
"Philosophy goes no further than probabilities, and in every assertion keeps a doubt in reserve."
"Tell me what gives a man or woman their greatest pleasure and I'll tell you their philosophy of life."
"There is no philosophy without the art of ignoring objections."
"The origins of disputes between philosophers is, that one class of them have undertaken to raise man by displaying his greatness, and the other to debase him by showing his miseries."
"Of what use is a philosopher who doesn't hurt anybody's feelings?"
"The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways; the point, however, is to change it."
"I have always taken as the standard of the mode of teaching and writing, not the abstract, particular, professional philosopher, but universal man, that I have regarded man as the criterion of truth, and not this or that founder of a system, and have from the first placed the highest excellence of the philosopher in this, that he abstains, both as a man and as an author, from the ostentation of philosophy, i.e., that he is a philosopher only in reality, not formally, that he is a quiet philosopher, not a loud and still less a brawling one."
"Philosophy is the product of wonder."
"Real philosophy seeks rather to solve than to deny."
"Take from the philosopher the pleasure of being heard and his desire for knowledge ceases."
"Keep quiet and people will think you a philosopher."
"We often have need of a profound philosophy to restore to our feelings their original state of innocence, to find our way out of the rubble of things alien to us, to begin to feel for ourselves and to speak ourselves, and I might almost say to exist ourselves."
"Why, ever since Adam, who has got to the meaning of this great allegory -- the world? Then we pygmies must be content to have out paper allegories but ill comprehended."
"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."
"There is no record in history of a happy philosopher."


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