Quotes on philosophy will make you see a newer dimension and enlighten you. Read the following famous quotations and sayings on philosophy to observe more.

Philosophy Quotes

Philosophy originated from a Greek word that implies “love for wisdom”. Philosophy deals with life in general or existential issues, religious questions or things connected to knowledge, values and reasons. In ancient times wise men went up the hill to ponder about these questions and wrote books. These books contain priceless pearls of wisdom. Philosophical discourses make us realize how insignificant our individual problems really are when we compare with the greater universe. Quotes on philosophy that are listed below will make you understand a little more about this subject.

Everyone is more or less mad on one point.

- Rudyard Kipling

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.

- Stray Birds , Rabindranath Tagore

Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.

- Rabindranath Tagore

A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.

- Walt Whitman

By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.

- Socrates

Ordinary people seem not to realize that those who really apply themselves in the right way to philosophy are directly and of their own accord preparing themselves for dying and death.

- Socrates

Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop.

- Ansel Adams

If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.

- Eleanor Roosevelt

The real breeders of discontent and alien doctrines of government and philosophies subversive of good citizenship are such as these who take the law into their own hands.

- John L. Lewis

If I became a philosopher, if I have so keenly sought this fame for which I'm still waiting, it's all been to seduce women basically.

- Jean Paul Sartre

Science is what you know, philosophy is what you don't know.

- Bertrand Russell

You always admire what you really don't understand.

- Blaise Pascal

Sometimes if you want to see a change for the better, you have to take things into your own hands.

- Clint Eastwood

Courage is knowing what not to fear.

- Plato

All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain.

- Epictetus

I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself than this incessant business.

- Henry David Thoreau

Nothing is permanent in this wicked world - not even our troubles.

- Charlie Chaplin

Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.

- Henry David Thoreau

To help a friend in need is easy, but to give him your time is not always opportune.

- Charlie Chaplin

Even philosophers will praise war as ennobling mankind, forgetting the Greek who said: 'War is bad in that it begets more evil than it kills.'

- Immanuel Kant

Dreams are often most profound when they seem the most crazy.

- Sigmund Freud

A new untruth is better than an old truth.

- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change.

- Thomas Hardy

Philosophy is common sense with big words.

- James Madison

Leisure is the Mother of Philosophy.

- Thomas Hobbes

The truth is that life is delicious, horrible, charming, frightful, sweet, bitter, and that is everything.

- Anatole France

Art is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is an invention of philosophers... What we call art is a game.

- Octavio Paz

The truth has never been of any real value to any human being - it is a symbol for mathematicians and philosophers to pursue. In human relations kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths.

- Graham Greene

Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.

- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Young men should prove theorems, old men should write books.

- G. H. Hardy

A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.

- Francis Bacon

A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.

- Francis Bacon

Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.

- Francis Bacon

A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.

- George Bernard Shaw

A man of great common sense and good taste - meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.

- Caesar and Cleopatra , George Bernard Shaw

But human experience is usually paradoxical, that means incongruous with the phrases of current talk or even current philosophy.

- George Eliot

A shoe that is too large is apt to trip one, and when too small, to pinch the feet. So it is with those whose fortune does not suit them.

- Horace

The only normal people are the one's you don't know very well.

- Alfred Adler

If you give your life as a wholehearted response to love, then love will wholeheartedly respond to you.

- Marianne Williamson

Sound character provides the power with which a person may ride the emergencies of life instead of being overwhelmed by them. Failure is... the highway to success.

- Og Mandino

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