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Philosophical quotes by Rene Descartes
#1. When it is not in our power to follow what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable. #Quote by Rene Descartes
Philosophical quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#2. The Greeks, with their truly healthy culture, have once and for all justified philosophy simply by having engaged in it, and having engaged in it more fully than any other people. #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Philosophical quotes by Rassool Jibraeel Snyman
#3. No matter how far you have gone down the road its never too late to stop and reinvent yourself #Quote by Rassool Jibraeel Snyman
Philosophical quotes by John Locke
#4. Where there is no property there is no injustice. #Quote by John Locke
Philosophical quotes by Andrew James Pritchard
#5. Aamir, recalling back to the idyllic days of his college youth, pictured himself once again sitting quietly on a familiar neighbourhood rooftop. He often enjoyed relaxing there, alone or with friends, while watching the colourful fluttering prayer flags on rooftop poles, especially in the warmth of an early evening breeze, as wispy clouds drifted against the jagged Himalayan backdrop. He has oft times wondered, ever since his childhood, if the prayers to the spirits of the dead, flying out from those slowly tattering rags, will ever really be answered. Perhaps it will be in another place, in another time, when we're living another life that we shall finally know. Aamir had calmly thought at the time. He was that sort of philosophical guy. #Quote by Andrew James Pritchard
Philosophical quotes by Philipp Meyer
#6. Give a small number of people the power to enrich themselves beyond everyone's wildest dreams, a philosophical rationale to explain all the damage they're causing, and they will not stop until they've run the world economy off a cliff. #Quote by Philipp Meyer
Philosophical quotes by Michel De Montaigne
#7. Wonder is the foundation of all philosophy, inquiry the progress, ignorance the end. #Quote by Michel De Montaigne
Philosophical quotes by Baruch Spinoza
#8. There is no hope unmingled with fear, and no fear unmingled with hope. #Quote by Baruch Spinoza
Philosophical quotes by Pierre Bourdieu
#9. The radical questionnings announced by philosophy are in fact circumscribed by the interests linked to membership in the philosophical field, that is, to the very existence of this field and the corresponding censorships. #Quote by Pierre Bourdieu
Philosophical quotes by Thomas Sydenham
#10. In writing the history of a disease, every philosophical hypothesis whatsoever, that has previously occupied the mind of the author, should lie in abeyance. #Quote by Thomas Sydenham
Philosophical quotes by Georg Simmel
#11. Perhaps one has to have placed life in the center of one's worldview and valued it as much as I have in order to know that one may not keep it, but must yield it up. #Quote by Georg Simmel
Philosophical quotes by Shannon Winslow
#12. Writing novels is not an illness that need be recovered from. It is my work; it is what I do. #Quote by Shannon Winslow
Philosophical quotes by Plato
#13. That man is wisest who, like Socrates, realizes that his wisdom is worthless #Quote by Plato
Philosophical quotes by Marcus Tullius Cicero
#14. Rightly defined philosophy is simply the love of wisdom. #Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero
Philosophical quotes by Margaret Thatcher
#15. Why do you climb philosophical hills? Because they are worth climbing ... There are no hills to go down unless you start from the top. #Quote by Margaret Thatcher
Philosophical quotes by Igor Eliseev
#16. What if initially they had named you Faith and me Hope, but afterwards they forgot who of us had which name and swapped them around by mistake? You always believe that everything is going to be all right, and your faith helps me."
"And you hope that it will be that way. We have this close bond between us," and, after thinking a while, you added, "All people need hope, no one can live without it; and our hope is way stronger when it is warmed up by faith. So it isn't really important who is Faith and who is Hope; the main thing is that we are connected together. #Quote by Igor Eliseev
Philosophical quotes by R.D. Ronald
#17. Scott glanced at his watch but didn't register what it said. The notion of time had become as absurd as the quietly glowing trees. #Quote by R.D. Ronald
Philosophical quotes by Michael Servetus
#18. In the Bible, there is no mention of the Trinity ... We get to know God, not through our proud philosophical concepts, but through Christ. #Quote by Michael Servetus
Philosophical quotes by Confucius
#19. Death and life have their determined appointments; riches and honors depend upon heaven. #Quote by Confucius
Philosophical quotes by Antonio Machado
#20. Those who deny the existence of the truth postulate the truth of their denial and plainly contradict themselves. #Quote by Antonio Machado
Philosophical quotes by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
#21. Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished. #Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Philosophical quotes by William James
#22. Wisdom is learning what to overlook. #Quote by William James
Philosophical quotes by Amelia Gray
#23. Remain Healthy All Day: Drink a spoonful of oil every morning. Reach up with your arms and extend your body to its full height. Use a warm towel to dry the cat. Consider a philosophical idea larger than your area of expertise. Avoid getting cancer. Chalk up bad decisions to outside influences. Don't take your father too seriously. Play a game where you close your eyes very tightly, and when you open your eyes, you have amnesia and you must draw the details of your life from your surroundings. Give up smoking, drinking, and poetic verse. Remind yourself how important you are to your friends or at least your animals. Wax the floor in socks. Enter into a healthy, monogamous relationship. Consider briefly the idea of a soulmate. Light an entire box of matches and throw it into the sink. Hold a metal rod to the heavens and beg for whatever comes next. #Quote by Amelia Gray
Philosophical quotes by Henry David Thoreau
#24. I saw a muskrat come out of a hole in the ice ... While I am looking at him, I am thinking what he is thinking of me. He is a different sort of man, that's all. #Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Philosophical quotes by Epictetus
#25. Many people who have progressively lowered their personal standards in an attempt to win social acceptance and life's comforts bitterly resent those of philosophical bent who refuse to compromise their spiritual ideals and who seek to better themselves. #Quote by Epictetus
Philosophical quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#26. In truth,there was only one christian and he died on the cross. #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Philosophical quotes by Socrates
#27. An education obtained with money is worse than no education at all. #Quote by Socrates
Philosophical quotes by Tatjana Ostojic
#28. The property of attraction that indicates that it can fall and rise, oscillate and indefinitely disappear, shows us how unstable indicator of true love attraction is. #Quote by Tatjana Ostojic
Philosophical quotes by Isaac Asimov
#29. However much the creationist leaders might hammer away at their scientific and philosophical points, they would be helpless and a laughing-stock if that were all they had. It is religion that recruits their squadrons. Tens of millions of Americans, who neither know nor understand the actual arguments for - of even against - evolution, march in the army of the night, their Bibles held high. And they are a strong and frightening force, impervious to, and immunized against, the feeble lance of mere reason. #Quote by Isaac Asimov
Philosophical quotes by Plato
#30. A state arises, as I conceive, out of the needs of mankind; no one is self-sufficing, but all of us have many wants. #Quote by Plato
Philosophical quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#31. The work of the philosophical policeman," replied the man in blue, "is at once bolder and more subtle than that of the ordinary detective. The ordinary detective goes to pot-houses to arrest thieves; we go to artistic tea-parties to detect pessimists. The ordinary detective discovers from a ledger or a diary that a crime has been committed. We discover from a book of sonnets that a crime will be committed. We have to trace the origin of those dreadful thoughts that drive men on at last to intellectual fanaticism and intellectual crime. We were only just in time to prevent the assassination at Hartlepool, and that was entirely due to the fact that our Mr. Wilks (a smart young fellow) thoroughly understood a triolet. #Quote by G.K. Chesterton
Philosophical quotes by Philip K. Dick
#32. You put on a bishop's robe and miter, he pondered, and walk around in that, and people bow and genuflect and like that, and try to kiss your ring, if not your ass, and pretty soon you're a bishop. So to speak. What is identity? he asked himself. Where does the act end? Nobody knows. #Quote by Philip K. Dick
Philosophical quotes by David Hume
#33. Starting with Martin Luther's rebellion against the Church of Rome in 1517, led to widespread religious wars founded on philosophical differences: one side took Church authority and tradition as the criterion of truth, the other appealed instead to the Spirit of God acting within the individual believer. #Quote by David Hume
Philosophical quotes by Stevie Smith
#34. I am a forward-looking girl and don't stay where I am. "Left right, Be bright," as I said in my poem. That's on days when I am one big bounce, and have to go careful then not to be a nuisance. But later I get back to my own philosophical outlook that keeps us all kissable. #Quote by Stevie Smith
Philosophical quotes by Nancy Venable Raine
#35. It is the darkness that makes the light visible, and not the other way around. #Quote by Nancy Venable Raine
Philosophical quotes by Arthur Schopenhauer
#36. Hatred is an affair of the heart; contempt that of the head. #Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer
Philosophical quotes by Philip Kitcher
#37. Mann was profoundly influenced by two philosophers, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche, who returned to the most ancient of all philosophical questions - "How to live?" - and whose writings offered novel perspectives for considering that question (much more perspective-offering than rigorous argument!) #Quote by Philip Kitcher
Philosophical quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#38. What the philosopher is seeking is not truth, but rather the metamorphosis of the world into man. #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Philosophical quotes by Gudjon Bergmann
#39. For reasons unknown, the philosophical aspect of the yoga movement has had to make way for the yoga fit revolution; today's image of a yogi is a slender and scantily clad young female doing postures on the cover of a bestselling magazine, whereas the older image was of an Indian man with long beard sitting in a cave wearing a loin cloth. #Quote by Gudjon Bergmann
Philosophical quotes by Krystal Sutherland
#40. Well, it is a crypt. In the philosophical sense. All old buildings become crypts the moment they're finished. A shrine to a time that's already dead. #Quote by Krystal Sutherland
Philosophical quotes by James Gleick
#41. He despised philosophy as soft and unverifiable. Philosophers "are always on the outside making stupid remarks," he said, and the word he pronounced philozawfigal was a mocking epithet, but his influence was philosophical anyway, particularly for younger physicists. #Quote by James Gleick
Philosophical quotes by Richard Feynman
#42. No government has the right to decide on the truth of scientific principles, nor to prescribe in any way the character of the questions investigated. Neither may a government determine the aesthetic value of artistic creations, nor limit the forms of literacy or artistic expression. Nor should it pronounce on the validity of economic, historic, religious, or philosophical doctrines. Instead it has a duty to its citizens to maintain the freedom, to let those citizens contribute to the further adventure and the development of the human race. #Quote by Richard Feynman
Philosophical quotes by Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
#43. If we gained only one incontestable truth every ten years from each of our philosophical writers the harvest we reaped would be sufficient. #Quote by Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Philosophical quotes by Talismanist Giebra
#44. Welcome to Planet Earth, the destination of fragmented wisdom. #Quote by Talismanist Giebra
Philosophical quotes by Shan McGinley
#45. If you miss your bus, just start walking. #Quote by Shan McGinley
Philosophical quotes by Brad S. Gregory
#46. difference in kind between empirical questions characteristic of science and philosophical questions about the fact of existence itself (a distinction lost on those who think that the universe as a whole, or matter-energy, or anything else that exists, might adequately explain its own being).135 #Quote by Brad S. Gregory
Philosophical quotes by Roger Scruton
#47. If we cannot justify the very concept of the aesthetic, except as ideology, then aesthetic judgement is without philosophical foundation. An 'ideology' is adopted for its social or political utility, rather than its truth. And #Quote by Roger Scruton
Philosophical quotes by R.D. Ronald
#48. He had an intrusive gaze and quietly confident manner, that seemed to strip away the layers of protective deception Scott would usually adopt around strangers. #Quote by R.D. Ronald
Philosophical quotes by James M. Buchanan
#49. Political economists stress the technical economic principles that one must understand in order to assess alternative arrangements for promoting peaceful cooperation and productive specialization among free men. Yet political economists go further and frankly try to bring out into the open the philosophical issues that necessarily underlie all discusions of the appropriate functions of government and all proposed economic policy measures. They examine philosophical values for consistency among themselves and with the ideal of human freedom. #Quote by James M. Buchanan
Philosophical quotes by Plato
#50. He who is not a good servant will not be a good master. #Quote by Plato
Philosophical quotes by Amunhotep El Bey
#51. Love is as we will it to be." ~ Amunhotep El Bey #Quote by Amunhotep El Bey
Philosophical quotes by David D. Flowers
#52. Biblical eschatology fundamentally challenges the "official" scientific idea that the universe will end in a violent heat death, and instead that the cosmos will be set free from its decadence. It calls us to consider the sobering similarities between ancient pagan cosmologies (creation began with war & violence between the gods) and modern naturalism as a nihilistic, philosophical worldview (all will end in astronomical war & violence). Instead, the revelation (apocalypse) of the Lamb is that God created out of love and love will win in the end. #Quote by David D. Flowers
Philosophical quotes by Tim Crane
#53. Although a lot of my work on the mind has been rather abstract and philosophical, I'm interested in psychology and neuroscience and I don't think there are any principled distinctions between the kind of knowledge we get from science and the knowledge we get from philosophy. #Quote by Tim Crane
Philosophical quotes by D.E. Navarro
#54. Some topics seem to be nothing but philosophical circles designed to lure the unsuspecting ant to its death. #Quote by D.E. Navarro
Philosophical quotes by Jewel Spears Brooker
#55. The period of general neglect of Eliot's poetry was one in which a revolution was occurring in the theory of interpretation. Existentialist, phenomenologist, structuralist, psychoanalytic, feminist, and poststructuralist theories appeared and stimulated dazzling conversations about how texts mean. Bloom, Miller, Poulet, Gadamer, Foucault, Lacan, Kristeva, and Derrida are just a few of the critics who have contributed to these conversations. These studies have enormous value for critics interested in Eliot. In the first place, they have popularized insights about language which are central in Eliot poetry from "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" to Four Quartets. Anyone who doubts this should read Derrida "Structure, Sign, and Play in the Discourse of the Human Sciences" and follow up with a reading of part 5 of each of Four Quartets. In the second place, the studies in theory have created an audience that will be able to appreciate Eliot's dissertation and early philosophical work, an audience unthinkable a generation ago. #Quote by Jewel Spears Brooker
Philosophical quotes by Henry Martin
#56. I would like to believe and give in to my naiveté, I would like to embrace the fact that I am back in the place where the long fingers of civilization cannot reach me and rip my heart out. At this moment, I would like to embrace myself. I would like to be unconcerned with the rest of the world and take pleasure in knowing that I have found my home. All of my life, all of my adult life, which began with the first notion of understanding, I have been searching for this sensation. You, cruel world, have tried to bring me down, tried to crush me with your code of conduct, your ethics, and your preconceived limits on liberty. You have raped me and robbed me of happiness; you have stolen my dreams and my dignity, leaving me to rot with the rest of you. Today, I know I have escaped your poisoned web; I know your rules do not apply to me, for after all you have done to crush me, I am still standing proudly above the set of your sick play. I am in love - a feeling you no longer thought I was capable of. I am in love - living, breathing, dreaming again - triumphant over your sick schemes. #Quote by Henry Martin
Philosophical quotes by Joe Hill
#57. Wondering how evil had come into the world or what happens to a person after he dies: an interesting philosophical exercise, but also curiously pointless, since evil and death happened, regardless of the why and the how and the what-it-meant. #Quote by Joe Hill
Philosophical quotes by Anton Chekhov
#58. They are all very serious people with stern expressions on their faces. They discuss nothing but important matters and like to philosophize a great deal, while at the same time everyone can see that the workers are detestably fed, sleep without suitable bedding, thirty to forty in a room with bedbugs everywhere, the stench, the dampness, and the moral corruption ... Obviously all our fine talk has gone on simply to hoodwink ourselves and other people as well. Show me the day nurseries that they're talking about so much about. And where are the libraries? Why, they just write about nurseries and libraries in novels, while in fact not a single one even exists. What does exist is nothing but dirt, vulgarity, and a barbarian way of life ... I dislike these terribly serious faces, they frighten me, and I'm afraid of serious conversations, too. We'd be better off if we all would just shut up for a while! #Quote by Anton Chekhov
Philosophical quotes by Jill Ker Conway
#59. Her ideas were expressions of her inability to accept her own personal tragedy and her quest for some certainty on which she could rest a troubled spirit. Her her lack of education was a real handicap, because she had no historical or philosophical perspective from which to analyze her own experience of grief and loss. Because we lived in a cultural wasteland of suburbia, there were no schools or evening classes she might have attended which could offer an intellectually disciplined approach to her quest. Nor were there any churches which might have offered comfort through the beauty of their liturgy. #Quote by Jill Ker Conway
Philosophical quotes by Bryce Dallas Howard
#60. The greatest sci-fis, in my mind, are two things: They're what-ifs - what if this happened, and you get to see it - but they're also these philosophical cautionary tales. They deal with the underlying themes beneath the what-if. #Quote by Bryce Dallas Howard
Philosophical quotes by Jostein Gaarder
#61. I'm not playing!' Sophie retorted indignantly, 'I'm doing a very important philosophical experiment! #Quote by Jostein Gaarder
Philosophical quotes by Cornelia
#62. Heated is what you get when you rub faith and instinct together. #Quote by Cornelia "Connie" DeDona
Philosophical quotes by William James
#63. An act has no ethical quality whatever unless it be chosen out of several all equally possible. #Quote by William James
Philosophical quotes by Jonathan Ive
#64. When our tools are broken, we feel broken. And when somebody fixes one, we feel a tiny bit more whole. #Quote by Jonathan Ive
Philosophical quotes by Thomas Aquinas
#65. All the efforts of the human mind cannot exhaust the essence of a single fly. #Quote by Thomas Aquinas
Philosophical quotes by George Lakoff
#66. In short, philosophical theories are largely the product of the hidden hand of the cognitive unconscious. #Quote by George Lakoff
Philosophical quotes by Helen Simonson
#67. Look here, it's all very tidy and convenient to see the world in black and white ... It's a particular passion of young men eager to sweep away their dusty elders. However, philosophical rigidity is usually combined with a complete lack of education or real-world experience, and it is often augmented with strange haircuts and an aversion to bathing. #Quote by Helen Simonson
Philosophical quotes by Philip Roth
#68. Religion was a lie that he had recognized early in life, and he found all religions offensive, considered their superstitious folderol meaningless, childish, couldn't stand the complete unadultness - the baby talk and the righteousness and the sheep, the avid believers. No hocus-pocus about death and God or obsolete fantasies of heaven for him. There was only our bodies, born to live and die on terms decided by the bodies that had lived and died before us. If he could be said to have located a philosophical niche for himself that was it - he'd come upon it early and intuitively, and however elemental, that was the whole of it. Should he ever write an autobiography, he'd call it The Life and Death of a Male Body. #Quote by Philip Roth
Philosophical quotes by Alfred North Whitehead
#69. The truth is that science started its modern career by taking over ideas derived from the weakest side of the philosophies of Aristotle's successors. In some respects it was a happy choice. It enabled the knowledge of the seventeenth century to be formularised so far as physics and chemistry were concerned, with a completeness which has lasted to the present time. But the progress of biology and psychology has probably been checked by the uncritical assumption of half-truths. If science is not to degenerate into a medley of ad hoc hypothesis, it must become philosophical and must enter upon a thorough criticism of its own foundations. #Quote by Alfred North Whitehead
Philosophical quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#70. Aristotle and Plato are reckoned the respective heads of two schools. A wise man will see that Aristotle platonizes. #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Philosophical quotes by G.E. Moore
#71. Philosophical questions are so difficult, the problems they raise are so complex, that no one can fairly expect, now, any more than in the past, to win more than a very limited assent. #Quote by G.E. Moore
Philosophical quotes by R.N. Prasher
#72. Flame is the lamp; rest is borrowed. #Quote by R.N. Prasher
Philosophical quotes by Richard L.  Ratliff
#73. We are philosophers of our time
Floating in the moon's evening glow #Quote by Richard L. Ratliff
Philosophical quotes by Vladimir Odoevsky
#74. At that shameful stage in the development of our criticism, literary abuse would overstep all limits of decorum; literature itself was a totally extraneous matter in critical articles: they were pure invective, a vulgar battle of vulgar jokes, double-entendres, the most vicious calumnies and offensive constructions. It goes without saying, that in this inglorious battle, the only winners were those who had nothing to lose as far as their good name was concerned. My friends and I were totally deluded. We imagined ourselves engaged in the subtle philosophical disputes of the portico or the academy, or at least the drawing room. In actual fact we were slumming it. #Quote by Vladimir Odoevsky
Philosophical quotes by Orhan Pamuk
#75. True literature is more than just a story someone has told. It must provide the reader with the essence of the world on a moral, philosophical and emotional level. #Quote by Orhan Pamuk
Philosophical quotes by Henry David Thoreau
#76. Fishermen, hunters, woodchoppers, and others, spending their lives in the fields and woods, in a peculiar sense a part of Nature themselves, are often in a more favorable mood for observing her, in the intervals of their pursuits, than philosophers or poets even, who approach her with expectation. She is not afraid to exhibit herself to them. #Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Philosophical quotes by Jarett Kobek
#77. The thing is," said J. Karacehennem, whose last name was Turkish for Black Hell, "that we've spent like, what, two or three hundred years wrestling with existentialism, which really is just a way of asking, Why are we on this planet? Why are people here? Why do we lead our pointless lives? All the best philosophical and novelistic minds have tried to answer these questions and all the best philosophical and novelistic minds have failed to produce a working answer. Facebook is amazing because finally we understand why we have hometowns and why we get into relationships and why we eat our stupid dinners and why we have names and why we own idiotic cars and why we try to impress our friends. Why are we here, why do we do all of these things? At last we can offer a solution. We are on Earth to make Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg richer. There is an actual, measurable point to our striving. I guess what I'm saying, really, is that there's always hope. #Quote by Jarett Kobek
Philosophical quotes by Albert Schweitzer
#78. We need a boundless ethics which will include animals also. #Quote by Albert Schweitzer
Philosophical quotes by Elie Wiesel
#79. Still I believe that Hanna Arendt, she was wrong when she tried to say that we are all actually capable of this, it's not true. I think it's not true. There are certain things human beings are not capable of. I mean people, even normal human beings. You have to do certain things in order to become what the enemy was and I didn't accept her philosophical outlook on that. #Quote by Elie Wiesel
Philosophical quotes by Augustine Of Hippo
#80. Epistles; let them peruse the large number of precepts against avarice and luxury which are everywhere read to the congregations that meet for this purpose, and which strike the ear, not with the uncertain sound of a philosophical discussion, but with the thunder of God's own oracle pealing from the clouds. #Quote by Augustine Of Hippo
Philosophical quotes by Rassool Jibraeel Snyman
#81. Oppressors specialise in rasing wolves from amonst the sheep then together with the wolves devour the sheep #Quote by Rassool Jibraeel Snyman
Philosophical quotes by E.A. Bucchianeri
#82. If on thoughts of death we are fed,
Thus, a coffin, became my bed. #Quote by E.A. Bucchianeri
Philosophical quotes by Michelle Carter-Douglass
#83. Life was a philosophical boxing ring. I was surrounded by adversaries, enemies and casualties. In this life's ring, I took every punch with a sharp sting. Our Heavenly Father, healed every wound and has spiritually set me free from captivity. #Quote by Michelle Carter-Douglass
Philosophical quotes by Annie Besant
#84. The highest Hindu intellectual training was based on the practice of yoga, and produced, as its fruit, those marvellous philosophical systems, the six Darshanas and the Brahma Sutras, which are still the delight of scholars and the inspiration of occultists and mystics. #Quote by Annie Besant
Philosophical quotes by R. R. Reno
#85. Relativism is not a philosophical theory. It is a spiritual truth, a protective dogma designed to fend off any power that might claim our loyalty. It is a habit of mind that insulates postmodern life from the sober potency of arguments and the force of evidence, from the rightful claims of reason and the wisdom of the past. #Quote by R. R. Reno
Philosophical quotes by Epictetus
#86. It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them. #Quote by Epictetus
Philosophical quotes by Gustavo Gutierrez
#87. Reason has, especially today, many other manifestations than philosophical ones. #Quote by Gustavo Gutierrez
Philosophical quotes by Goodluck Jonathan
#88. The argument about zoning and the presidency of Nigeria is like the philosophical argument of the egg or the hen. Who is older through the evolutionary process, who came first? #Quote by Goodluck Jonathan
Philosophical quotes by Ravi Zacharias
#89. It is easier to hide behind philosophical arguments, heavily footnoted for effect, than it is to admit our hurts, our confusions, our loves, and our passions in the marketplace of life's heartfelt transactions. #Quote by Ravi Zacharias
Philosophical quotes by Theophile Gautier
#90. The arts teach and moralise by their beauty alone, not by translating a philosophical or social formula. For the truly artistic person, painting has itself as it's purpose, which is quite enough. #Quote by Theophile Gautier
Philosophical quotes by R.M. ArceJaeger
#91. It's fine to have a dream girl, but you should ask yourself ... would you be her dream boy? #Quote by R.M. ArceJaeger
Philosophical quotes by Amunhotep El Bey
#92. You know a person is teaching the truth when no one debates it." ~ Amunhotep El Bey #Quote by Amunhotep El Bey
Philosophical quotes by Neal Stephenson
#93. To Randy and the others, the business plan functions as Torah, master calendar,
motivational text, philosophical treatise. It is a dynamic, living document. #Quote by Neal Stephenson
Philosophical quotes by Bernhard Schlink
#94. When he answered, he went all the way back to beginnings. He instructed me about the individual, about freedom and dignity, about the human being as subject and the fact that one may not turn him into an object. "Don't you remember how furious you would get as a little boy when Mama knew better what was good for you? Even how far one can act like this with children is a real problem. It is a philosophical problem, but philosophy does not concern itself with children. It leaves them to pedagogy, where they're not in very good hands. Philosophy has forgotten about children." He smiled at me. "Forgotten them forever, not just sometimes, the way I forget about you."
"But . . ."
"But with adults I see absolutely no justification for setting other people's views of what is good for them above their own ideas of what is good for themselves."
"Not even if they themselves are happy about it later?"
He shook his head. "We're not talking about happiness, we're talking about dignity and freedom. Even as a little boy, you knew the difference. It was no comfort to you that your mother was always right. #Quote by Bernhard Schlink
Philosophical quotes by Ludwig Wittgenstein
#95. There are remarks that sow and remarks that reap. #Quote by Ludwig Wittgenstein
Philosophical quotes by Augustine Of Hippo
#96. The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works. #Quote by Augustine Of Hippo
Philosophical quotes by Ngr
#97. Rational of whatever is happening all around came together in a train of light which, when it traverse in return, is the pervasive expression of one's own mind #Quote by Ngr
Philosophical quotes by Elizabeth Wurtzel
#98. The moment in The Bell Jar when Esther Greenwood realizes after thirty days in the same black turtleneck that she never wants to wash her hair again, that the repeated necessity of the act is too much trouble, that she wants to do it once and be done with it, seems like the book's true epiphany. You know you've completely descended into madness when the matter of shampoo has ascended into philosophical heights. #Quote by Elizabeth Wurtzel
Philosophical quotes by Bob N. Boguslavski
#99. Illuvian Disruptor Death Rays don't kill Illuvians. Illuvians kill Illuvians. #Quote by Bob N. Boguslavski
Philosophical quotes by Ian Tregillis
#100. See Cook [op.cit.] for a discussion of Huygens's unusual wartime visit to Cambridge and the Royal Society. His philosophical contretemps with Isaac Newton in 1675 (referenced in Society minutes as "The Great Corpuscular Debate") would mark the last significant intellectual discourse between England and the continent prior to the chaos of the Interregnum and the Annexation . . . Some Newton biographers [Winchester (1867), &c] indicate Huygens may have used his sojourn in Cambridge to access Newton's alchemical journals and that key insights derived thusly may have been instrumental to Huygens's monumental breakthrough. However, cf. Hooft [1909] and references therein for a critique of the forensic alchemy underlying this assertion. From Freeman, Thomas S., A History of the Pre-Annexation England from Hastings to the Glorious Revolution, 3 Vols. New Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1918. #Quote by Ian Tregillis
Philosophical quotes by Joe Boot
#101. Either God exists or he does not. There is no middle ground. Both cannot be true. No amount of philosophical trickery can hide from the greatest antithesis of them all ... We cannot leave this question for the intellectuals, scientists, philosophers and theologians alone ... We must answer it for ourselves. #Quote by Joe Boot
Philosophical quotes by Joseph Conrad
#102. This is Nature - the balance of colossal forces ... the mighty Cosmos in perfect equilibrium produces - this ... sometimes it seems to me that man is come where he is not wanted ... why should he run about here and there, talking about the stars, disturbing the blades of grass?
from Lord Jim #Quote by Joseph Conrad
Philosophical quotes by Nicolas Chamfort
#103. The best philosophical attitude to adopt towards the world is a union of the sarcasm of gaiety with the indulgence of contempt. #Quote by Nicolas Chamfort
Philosophical quotes by Hanna Rosin
#104. The classic war movies of the post-Vietnam era have generally taken on grand, philosophical themes: the meaninglessness of war, the grinding down of man by the machine - the machine being war itself, represented by someone like Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in 'Full Metal Jacket,' the sadistic marine who turns his boys into instruments of death. #Quote by Hanna Rosin
Philosophical quotes by Taranum
#105. Ensconced in our finite spaces,
We think we are at the helm of justice:
Degrading people's minutest of affairs. #Quote by Taranum
Philosophical quotes by Carroll Bryant
#106. The only thing standing between you and your dreams is ... reluctance. #Quote by Carroll Bryant
Philosophical quotes by Frank Kermode
#107. The discords of our experience--delight in change, fear of change; the death of the individual and the survival of the species, the pains and pleasures of love, the knowledge of light and dark, the extinction and the perpetuity of empires--these were Spenser's subject; and they could not be treated without this third thing, a kind of time between time and eternity. He does not make it easy to extract philosophical notions from his text; but that he is concerned with the time-defeating aevum and uses it as a concord-fiction, I have no doubt. 'The seeds of knowledge,' as Descartes observed, 'are within us like fire in flint; philosophers educe them by reason, but the poets strike them forth by imagination, and they shine the more clearly.' We leave behind the philosophical statements, with their pursuit of logical consequences and distinctions, for a free, self-delighting inventiveness, a new imagining of the problems. Spenser used something like the Augustinian seminal reasons; he was probably not concerned about later arguments against them, finer discriminations. He does not tackle the questions, in the Garden cantos, of concreation, but carelessly--from a philosophical point of view--gives matter chronological priority. The point that creation necessitates mutability he may have found in Augustine, or merely noticed for himself, without wondering how it could be both that and a consequence of the Fall; it was an essential feature of one's experience of the world, and so wer #Quote by Frank Kermode
Philosophical quotes by Marcus Aurelius
#108. And thou wilt give thyself relief if thou doest every act of thy life as if it were the last, laying aside all carelessness and passionate aversion from the commands of reason, and all hypocrisy, and self-love, and discontent with the portion which has been given to thee. #Quote by Marcus Aurelius
Philosophical quotes by Robert Breault
#109. Among creatures born into chaos, a majority will imagine an order, a minority will question the order, and the rest will be pronounced insane. #Quote by Robert Breault
Philosophical quotes by Kelvin Ogilvie
#110. If you could read some of the stories that we had before us of parents of children dying of, let's say, bone cancer. Or people who dealt with family members drowning in their own bodies, in the end, suffering without any hope of modern medical science easing their pain or offering any comfort. With the absolute knowledge that they were going to die anyway. I can't quite comprehend how we could want those people to continue to suffer that extreme agony on the understanding that it is the will of a creator or some other philosophical concept. #Quote by Kelvin Ogilvie
Philosophical quotes by Max Horkheimer
#111. Once the philosophical foundation of democracy has collapsed, the statement that dictatorship is bad is rationally valid only for those who are not its beneficiaries, and there is no theoretical obstacle to the transformation of this statement into its opposite. #Quote by Max Horkheimer
Philosophical quotes by Epicurus
#112. Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession as they torment us with their loss. #Quote by Epicurus
Philosophical quotes by Robert Breault
#113. There is no tomorrow. There is only a planet turning on its axis, and a creature given to optimistic fancies. #Quote by Robert Breault
Philosophical quotes by Paul Strathern
#114. In its early years, Islam encouraged philosophical and scientific speculation: to know how the world worked was to know the mind of God. #Quote by Paul Strathern
Philosophical quotes by James M. Corrigan
#115. Our belief in a world external to ourselves, filled with things and people that are not us, is an overwhelming fact of our existence. But similarly, our absolute certainty that there is more to reality than just this physical world is a spiritual fact that bears more truth than any other in our lives. We seek to explain this spiritual nature as some metaphysical reality, accepting the constraint of Science that will not allow for any usurpation of the actuality of the physical universe. And we flounder trying. Once we allow our thoughts to be forced into some metaphysical realm, we find ourselves stripped of that single most important validation of spiritual truth – the undeniable presence at the heart of our existence. This is the spiritual truth that we seek, and it is not to be found in the physical reality of Science. The physical reality of Science is to be found in it! "An Introduction to Awareness" is a philosophical journey that takes the reader into the heart of this pure presence of nondual reality – a reality in which the spiritual is not metaphysical, but actual, in which physical reality is 'a machine in the ghost'. This pure presence that we cannot deny is the awareness that lies at the heart of our experiences and thoughts. This irrefutable truth is used as a starting point in a processual analysis of awareness, and of our ideas about existence and self, leading to a clear understanding of the nondual nature of reality as the pure presence of non-individuated A #Quote by James M. Corrigan
Philosophical quotes by Peter Matthiessen
#116. There is a difference between right and wrong, always was and always will be, but each man's wrong and each man's right are different. #Quote by Peter Matthiessen
Philosophical quotes by Heraclitus
#117. Men who are lovers of wisdom [i.e., philosophers] must be inquirers into many things. #Quote by Heraclitus
Philosophical quotes by Talismanist Giebra
#118. I keep falling deep down into my abyss…
It's the end of meaning and the beginning of meaning. #Quote by Talismanist Giebra
Philosophical quotes by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
#119. The ignorant man is not free, because what confronts him is an alien world, something outside him and in the offing, on which he depends, without his having made this foreign world for himself and therefore without being at home in it by himself as in something his own. The impulse of curiosity, the pressure for knowledge, from the lowest level up to the highest rung of philosophical insight arises only from the struggle to cancel this situation of unfreedom and to make the world one's own in one's ideas and thought. #Quote by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Philosophical quotes by Christopher Carosa
#120. It's a cold sun that casts long shadows. #Quote by Christopher Carosa
Philosophical quotes by Carl R. Rogers
#121. I believe that even our most abstract and philosophical views spring from an intensely personal base. #Quote by Carl R. Rogers
Philosophical quotes by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
#122. Each of the parts of philosophy is a philosophical whole, a circle rounded and complete in itself. In each of these parts, however, the philosophical Idea is found in a particular specificality or medium. The single circle, because it is a real totality, bursts through the limits imposed by its special medium, and gives rise to a wider circle. The whole of philosophy in this way resembles a circle of circles. The Idea appears in each single circle, but, at the same time, the whole Idea is constituted by the system of these peculiar phases, and each is a necessary member of the organisation. #Quote by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Philosophical quotes by Stephen Hawking
#123. The Greeks' Christian successors rejected the idea that the universe is governed by indifferent natural law. They also rejected the idea that humans do not hold a privileged place within that universe. And though the medieval period had no single coherent philosophical system, a common theme was that the universe is God's dollhouse, and religion a far worthier study than the phenomena of nature. Indeed, in 1277 Bishop Tempier of Paris, acting on the instructions of Pope John XXI, published a list of 219 errors or heresies that were to be condemned. Among the heresies was the idea that nature follows laws, because this conflicts with God's omnipotence. Interestingly, Pope John was killed by the effects of the law of gravity a few months later when the roof of his palace fell in on him. #Quote by Stephen Hawking
Philosophical quotes by Becky Albertalli
#124. I can't seem to shake this perpetual awareness of being Molly. #Quote by Becky Albertalli
Philosophical quotes by Marcus Aurelius
#125. There is nothing happens to any person but what was in his power to go through with. #Quote by Marcus Aurelius
Philosophical quotes by Virgil
#126. He enters the port with a full sail. #Quote by Virgil
Philosophical quotes by Jack Sanger
#127. Birth pushes, death pulls; only you can slow the time between. #Quote by Jack Sanger
Philosophical quotes by Mary Chapin Carpenter
#128. Think I'll flip a coin, I'm a winner either way Mmmmmm, I feel lucky today #Quote by Mary Chapin Carpenter
Philosophical quotes by Oliver Sacks
#129. Sign language is the equal of speech, lending itself equally to the rigorous and the poetic, to philosophical analysis or to making love. #Quote by Oliver Sacks
Philosophical quotes by Alfred North Whitehead
#130. It is a safe rule to apply that, when a mathematical or philosophical author writes with a misty profundity, he is talking nonsense. #Quote by Alfred North Whitehead
Philosophical quotes by Alan W. Watts
#131. I have always thought that all philosophical debates are ultimately between the partisans of structure and the partisans of goo. #Quote by Alan W. Watts
Philosophical quotes by Democritus
#132. The brave man is he who overcomes not only his enemies but his pleasures #Quote by Democritus
Philosophical quotes by Jacques Derrida
#133. For the same reason there is nowhere to begin to trace the sheaf or the graphics of differance. For what is put into question is precisely the quest for a rightful beginning, an absolute point of departure, a principal responsibility. The problematic of writing is opened by putting into question the value of the arkhe. What I will propose here will not be elaborated simply as a philosophical discourse, operating according to principles, postulates, axioms, or definitions, and proceeding along the discursive lines of a linear order of reasons. In the delineation of differance everything is strategic and adventurous. Strategic because no transcendent truth present outside the field of writing can govern theologically the totality of the field. Adventurous because this strategy is a not simple strategy in the sense that strategy orients tactics according to a final goal, a telos or theme of domination, a mastery and ultimate reappropriation of the development of the field. Finally, a strategy without finality, what might be called blind tactics, or empirical wandering if the value of empiricism did not itself acquire its entire meaning in opposition to philosophical responsibility. If there is a certain wandering in the tracing of differance, it no more follows the lines of philosophical-logical discourse than that of its symmetrical and integral inverse, empirical-logical discourse. The concept of play keeps itself beyond this opposition, announcing, on the eve of philosophy an #Quote by Jacques Derrida
Philosophical quotes by Angie Thomas
#134. Man, get outta here! Tupac was the truth."
"Yeah, twenty years ago."
"Nah, even now. Like, check this." He points at me, which means he's about to go into one of his Khalil philosophical moments. "'Pac said Thug Life stood for 'The Hate U Give Little Infants Fucks Everybody."
I raise my eyebrows. "What?"
"Listen! The Hate U - the letter U - Give Little Infants Fucks Everybody. T-H-U-G L-I-F-E. Meaning what society give us as youth, it bites them in the ass when we wild out. Get it?"
"Damn. Yeah. #Quote by Angie Thomas
Philosophical quotes by J.C. Marino
#135. In every journey comes a moment ... one like no other. And in that moment, you must decide between who you are ... and who you want to be. #Quote by J.C. Marino
Philosophical quotes by John Stuart Mill
#136. THE subject of this Essay is not the so-called Liberty of the Will, so unfortunately opposed to the misnamed doctrine of Philosophical Necessity; but Civil, or Social Liberty: the nature and limits of the power which can be legitimately exercised by society over the individual. A question seldom stated, and hardly ever discussed, in general terms, but which profoundly influences the practical controversies of the age by its latent presence, and is likely soon to make itself recognized as the vital question of the future. It is so far from being new, that, in a certain sense, it has divided mankind, almost from the remotest ages, but in the stage of progress into which the more civilized portions of the species have now entered, it presents itself under new conditions, and requires a different and more fundamental treatment. #Quote by John Stuart Mill
Philosophical quotes by Thomas Bernhard
#137. I enter into a book and settle in it, neck and crop, you should realize, in one or two pages of a philosophical essay as if I were entering a landscape, a piece of nature, a state organism, a detail of the earth, if you like, in order to penetrate into it entirely and not just with half my strength or half-heartedly, in order to explore it and then, having explored it with all the thoroughness at my disposal, drawing conclusions as to the whole. #Quote by Thomas Bernhard
Philosophical quotes by Christopher Brennan
#138. Were knowledge all, what were our need
To thrill and faint and sweetly bleed? #Quote by Christopher Brennan
Philosophical quotes by Joseph Addison
#139. Jealousy is that pain which a man feels from the apprehension that he is not equally beloved by the person whom he entirely loves. #Quote by Joseph Addison
Philosophical quotes by Socrates
#140. 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. #Quote by Socrates
Philosophical quotes by William James
#141. The absolute things, the last things, the overlapping things, are the truly philosophic concerns; all superior minds feel seriously about them, and the mind with the shortest views is simply the mind of the more shallow man. #Quote by William James
Philosophical quotes by Kate Wilhelm
#142. The future. Space travel, or cosmology. Alternate universes. Time travel. Robots. Marvelous inventions. Immortality. Catastrophes. Aliens. Superman. Other dimensions. Inner space, or the psyche. These are the ideas that are essential to science fiction. The phenomena change, the basic ideas do not. These ideas are the same philosophical concepts that have intrigued mankind throughout history. #Quote by Kate Wilhelm
Philosophical quotes by Fakeer Ishavardas
#143. I'm a serious sort of fella. But don't tell me your pal up in the sky exists, and mine does not. Then, my middle finger gets offended! For, my buddy up there nowhere, Mr. NOT, too insists without proof, that he is. Same as your god. Is Mr. NOT nuts? If he is, are you not? #Quote by Fakeer Ishavardas
Philosophical quotes by Zig Ziglar
#144. Champions invariably have fervent philosophical beliefs. Philosophy, in its simplest terms, means 'the love of wisdom.' #Quote by Zig Ziglar
Philosophical quotes by Jean-Paul Sartre
#145. All that I know about my life, it seems, I have learned in books. #Quote by Jean-Paul Sartre
Philosophical quotes by Walter Scott
#146. A Finnan haddock has a relish of a peculiar and delicate flavour, inimitable on any other coast than that of Aberdeenshire. Some of our Edinburgh philosophers tried to produce their equal in vain. I was one of a party at dinner where the philosophical haddocks were placed in competition with the genuine Finnan fish. These were served round without distinguishing whence they came; but only one gentleman out of twelve present espoused the cause of philosophy. #Quote by Walter Scott
Philosophical quotes by Saint Augustine
#147. We are too weak to discover the truth by reason alone #Quote by Saint Augustine
Philosophical quotes by Mahatma Gandhi
#148. It is very significant that some of the most thoughtful and cultured men are partisans of a pure vegetable diet #Quote by Mahatma Gandhi
Philosophical quotes by Seneca.
#149. Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power. #Quote by Seneca.
Philosophical quotes by John Locke
#150. Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves poison the fountain. #Quote by John Locke
Philosophical quotes by Eugene Ionesco
#151. As soon as one knows one is going to die, childhood is over ... So one can be grown up at seven. Then, I believe most human beings forget what they have understood, recover another sort of childhood that can last all their lives. It is not a true childhood but a kind of forgetting. Desires and anxieties are there, preventing you from having access to the essential truth. #Quote by Eugene Ionesco
Philosophical quotes by Harry Connick, Jr.
#152. I'm a natural piano player. So all the practicing I do at this point is in my head. If I don't play for a year, my chops aren't going to get any worse. I've spent my time playing scales, and I don't necessarily want to play any faster than I play. So everything I do at this point is more philosophical. #Quote by Harry Connick, Jr.
Philosophical quotes by Brad Carson
#153. There are philosophical issues involved in that about choosing the right discount rate, the value, the future, and things like that which drive it. But its start with the premise that global warming is real and if you're a denier of that fact, then you're not going to find climate change mitigation policies to have particular appeal. #Quote by Brad Carson
Philosophical quotes by John Gardner
#154. Though we run across exceptions, philosophical novels where explanation holds interest, the temptation to explain is one that should almost always be resisted. A good writer can get anything at all across through action and dialogue, and if he can think of no powerful reason to do otherwise, he should probably leave explanation to his reviewers and critics. The writer should especially avoid comment on what his characters are feeling, or at very least should be sure he understands the common objection summed up in the old saw Show, don't tell. #Quote by John Gardner
Philosophical quotes by E.A. Bucchianeri
#155. I mean really, how could an artistic individual stay grounded in the nitty-gritty of how many minutes per pound meat has to stay in the oven when trying to fathom the creative philosophy behind the greatest artistic minds of the world? #Quote by E.A. Bucchianeri
Philosophical quotes by Peter Bayne
#156. The day that witnesses the conversion of our ministers into political and philosophical speculators or scientific lecturers, will witness the final decay of clerical weight and influence. #Quote by Peter Bayne
Philosophical quotes by Heather Graham
#157. The truth was always out there, you just had to find it. #Quote by Heather Graham
Philosophical quotes by E. Lockhart
#158. If you don't want to be in an argument with someone, it is probably best to try to solve the problem, rather than lying around hoping the other person will do it for you. #Quote by E. Lockhart
Philosophical quotes by Michelle Shocked
#159. Their lives ran in circles so small They thought they'd seen it all #Quote by Michelle Shocked
Philosophical quotes by W. Somerset Maugham
#160. [Hayward] honestly mistook his sensuality for romantic emotion, his vacillation for artistic temperament, and his idleness for philosophical calm ... He was an idealist. #Quote by W. Somerset Maugham
Philosophical quotes by Yann Martel
#161. The individual soul touches upon the world soul like a well reaches for the water table. That which sustains the universe beyond thought and language, and that which is at the core of us and struggles for expression, is the same thing. The finite within the infinite, the infinite within the finite. #Quote by Yann Martel
Philosophical quotes by Benny Bellamacina
#162. If you forget who you've become remember who you are #Quote by Benny Bellamacina
Philosophical quotes by William Shakespeare
#163. A great cause of the night is lack of the sun. #Quote by William Shakespeare
Philosophical quotes by Karl Popper
#164. The fundamental thing about human languages is that they can and should be used to describe something; and this something is, somehow, the world. To be constantly and almost exclusively interested in the medium - in spectacle-cleaning - is a result of a philosophical mistake. #Quote by Karl Popper
Philosophical quotes by Susan Trott
#165. Only you are yours. #Quote by Susan Trott
Philosophical quotes by Ludwig Wittgenstein
#166. A main cause of philosophical disease-an unbalanced diet: one nourishes one's thinking with only one kind of example. #Quote by Ludwig Wittgenstein
Philosophical quotes by Claud Cockburn
#167. One good reason for the popularity of "reductionism" among the philosophical outposts of the Western Establishment is that it can be, and is, used as a device for trying to take the wind, so to speak, out of the sails of Marxism ... In essence reductionism is a kind of anti-Marxist caricature of Marxist determinism. It is what anti-Marxists pretend that Marxist determinism is. #Quote by Claud Cockburn
Philosophical quotes by Leviak B. Kelly
#168. Through the imagination and the human sense of creativity, the book will examine not only raw clinical data but philosophical perspectives as well. As within many moral fables, animals will be used, at times, to convey a a fundamental truth of human nature. More simply stated, animals that elicit human empathetic responses, will be examined in a religious context.
So, starting with cats, dogs and ultimately other primates, as moral experiments of imagination, we can perhaps understand differing cognitive processes that could have shaped our religious purview. It might be even stated that they should shape our opinion, especially in a reevaluation of the spiritual present and coming future. When this happens, it will help humanity create a unique pristine outlook on its religious traditions. #Quote by Leviak B. Kelly
Philosophical quotes by Jostein Gaarder
#169. Everything you know gained from experience #Quote by Jostein Gaarder
Philosophical quotes by John Locke
#170. Long discourses, and philosophical readings, at best, amaze and confound, but do not instruct children. When I say, therefore, that they must be treated as rational creatures, I mean that you must make them sensible, by the mildness of your carriage, and in the composure even in the correction of them, that what you do is reasonable in you, and useful and necessary for them; and that it is not out of caprichio , passion or fancy, that you command or forbid them any thing. #Quote by John Locke
Philosophical quotes by Carroll Bryant
#171. Often times, "shame" is the word that best describes reality. #Quote by Carroll Bryant
Philosophical quotes by Moryah DeMott
#172. Having a rather pessimistic outlook on life makes for the best philosophical discussions; distress is the only real reason to question something; comfort often leads to the inability to change. #Quote by Moryah DeMott
Philosophical quotes by John Ray
#173. Who depends on another man's table often dines late. #Quote by John Ray
Philosophical quotes by Dalai Lama XIV
#174. For modern science, at least from a philosophical point of view, the critical divide seems to be between inanimate matter and the origin of living organisms, while for Buddhism the critical divide is between non-sentient matter and the emergence of sentient beings. #Quote by Dalai Lama XIV
Philosophical quotes by Michel Foucault
#175. As for what motivated me, it is quite simple; I would hope that in the eyes of some people it might be sufficient in itself. It was curiosity – the only kind of curiosity, in any case, that is worth acting upon with a degree of obstinacy: not the curiosity that seeks to assimilate what it is proper for one to know, but that which enables one to get free of oneself. After all, what would be the value of the passion for knowledge if it resulted only in a certain amount of knowledgeableness and not, in one way or another and to the extent possible, in the knower's straying afield of himself? There are times in life when the question of knowing if one can think differently that one thinks, and perceive differently than one sees, is absolutely necessary if one is to go on looking and reflecting at all. People will say, perhaps, that these games with oneself would better be left backstage; or, at best, that they might properly form part of those preliminary exercises that are forgotten once they have served their purpose. But, then, what is philosophy today – philosophical activity, I mean – if it is not the critical work that thought brings to bear on itself? In what does it consist, if not in the endeavour to know how and to what extent it might be possible to think differently, instead of legitimating what is already known? #Quote by Michel Foucault
Philosophical quotes by David Bentley Hart
#176. One can believe that faith is mere credulous assent to unfounded premises, while reason consists in a pure obedience to empirical fact, only if one is largely ignorant of both. It should be enough, perhaps, to point to the long Christian philosophical tradition, with all its variety, creativity, and sophistication, and to the long and honorable tradition of Christianity's critical examination and reexamination of its own historical, spiritual, and metaphysical claims. But more important in some ways, it seems to me, is to stress how great an element of faith is present in the operations of even the most disinterested rationality. #Quote by David Bentley Hart
Philosophical quotes by John Searle
#177. It seems to me obvious that infants and many animals that do not in any ordinary sense have a language or perform speech acts nonetheless have Intentional states. Only someone in the grip of a philosophical theory would deny that small babies can literally be said to want milk and that dogs want to be let out or believe that their master is at the door. #Quote by John Searle
Philosophical quotes by Palle Oswald
#178. If you are the one perfect person in an imperfect world, you are flawed. #Quote by Palle Oswald
Philosophical quotes by Jean Toomer
#179. We never know we are beings till we love. And then it is we know the powers and potentialities of human existence. #Quote by Jean Toomer
Philosophical quotes by Jerry A. Coyne
#180. How can you derive meaning, purpose, or ethics from evolution? You can't. Evolution is simply a theory about the process and patterns of life's diversification, not a grand philosophical scheme about the meaning of life. It can't tell us what to do, or how we should behave. And this is the big problem for many believers, who want to find in the story of our origins a reason for our existence, and a sense of how to behave. #Quote by Jerry A. Coyne
Philosophical quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#181. I ... having filled my life with the spiritual blessings Christianity gave me, brimful of these blessings and living by them, I, like a child, not understanding them, destroy them
that is, I wish to destroy that by which I live. #Quote by Leo Tolstoy
Philosophical quotes by Mehmet Murat Ildan
#182. When nature looks so philosophical, you know you're in the autumn! #Quote by Mehmet Murat Ildan
Philosophical quotes by Osho
#183. The head will go round and round thinking, brooding, philosophizing; it knows only words, logic, argument. But it is very infertile; you cannot get anything out of the head as far as truth is concerned, because truth needs no logic, no argument, no philosophical research. #Quote by Osho
Philosophical quotes by Gasmaskman
#184. I suppose belief is there to prevent people from thinking. #Quote by Gasmaskman
Philosophical quotes by Victor Hugo
#185. Night sometimes lends such tragic assistance to catastrophe. #Quote by Victor Hugo
Philosophical quotes by Alejandro Moreno
#186. The philosophical point of view of the average man - if that term may be applied to his naive realism - has a claim to the highest consideration.
#Quote by Alejandro Moreno
Philosophical quotes by Igor Eliseev
#187. How perfectly evil spirit and beauty can combine in one person, harmonically supplementing each other. #Quote by Igor Eliseev
Philosophical quotes by K.R. Royal
#188. Poetry should make you feel good, life's already full of possibilities that make you feel bad. But, there's always the needed philosophical poem that puts you back into a reality that might not be so pleasant. #Quote by K.R. Royal
Philosophical quotes by William James
#189. The greatest enemy of any one of our truths may be the rest of our truths. #Quote by William James
Philosophical quotes by John Stuart Mill
#190. liberty consists in doing what one desires #Quote by John Stuart Mill
Philosophical quotes by Rebecca Goldstein
#191. I was trained as a philosopher never to put philosophers and their ideas into historical contexts, since historical context has nothing to do with the validity of the philosopher's positions. I agree that assessing validity and contextualizing historically are two entirely distinct matters and not to be confused with one another. And yet that firm distinction doesn't lead me to endorse the usual way in which history of philosophy is presented. ... The philosophers talk across the centuries exclusively to one another, hermetically sealed from any influences derived from non-philosophical discourse. The subject is far more interesting than that.

... When you ask why did some particular question occur to a scientist or philosopher for the first time, or why did this particular approach seem natural, then your questions concern the context of discovery. When you ask whether the argument the philosopher puts forth to answer that question is sound, or whether the evidence justifies the scientific theory proposed, then you've entered the context of justification. Considerations of history, sociology, anthropology, and psychology are relevant to the context of discovery, but not to justification. You have to keep them straight.... ...(T)he assessment of those intuitions in terms of the argument's soundness isn't accomplished by work done in the context of discovery. And conversely, one doesn't diminish a philosopher's achievement, and doesn't undermine its soundness, by s #Quote by Rebecca Goldstein
Philosophical quotes by Camille Paglia
#192. Homeric mind is ingenuity, practical intelligence. There is no Rodin-like deep thinking, no mathematical or philosophical speculation. Odysseus thinks with his hands. #Quote by Camille Paglia
Philosophical quotes by Isaac Asimov
#193. It's one thing to predict [the complete breakdown of civilization]. It's something else again to be right in the middle of it. It's a very humbling thing ... for an academic like me to find his abstract theories turning into concrete reality ... It was all just so many words to me, really, just a philosophical exercise, completely abstract. #Quote by Isaac Asimov
Philosophical quotes by Albert Schweitzer
#194. Very little of the great cruelty shown by men can really be attributed to cruel instinct. Most of it comes from thoughtlessness or inherited habit. The roots of cruelty, therefore, are not so much strong as widespread. But the time must come when inhumanity protected by custom and thoughtlessness will succumb before humanity championed by thought. Let us work that this time may come. #Quote by Albert Schweitzer
Philosophical quotes by John Updike
#195. Nothing seems to matter quite as much. I no longer think about death in the concentrated way I once did. I don't know? you get so old and you sort of give up in some way. You've had your period of angst, your period of religious desperation, and you've arrived at a philosophical position where you don't need, or you can't bear, to look at it. #Quote by John Updike
Philosophical quotes by Marcus Aurelius
#196. The only wealth which you will keep forever is the wealth you have given away. #Quote by Marcus Aurelius
Philosophical quotes by Ludwig Wittgenstein
#197. The world is independent of my will. #Quote by Ludwig Wittgenstein
Philosophical quotes by George F. R. Ellis
#198. You can only exclude it on philosophical grounds. In my view there is absolutely nothing wrong in that. What I want to bring into the open is the fact that we are using philosophical criteria in choosing our models. A lot of cosmology tries to hide that. #Quote by George F. R. Ellis
Philosophical quotes by Marcus Tullius Cicero
#199. A tear dries quickly when it is shed for troubles of others. #Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero
Philosophical quotes by Mary Ann Shaffer
#200. I am to cover the philosophical side of the debate and so far my only thought is that reading keeps you from going gaga. #Quote by Mary Ann Shaffer

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