Sunday, 10 June 2012


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

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
Dalai Lama

The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.
Abraham Lincoln

There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.
Dalai Lama

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.
C. S. Lewis

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.

I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.
Thomas Jefferson

I am an Epicurean. I consider the genuine (not the imputed) doctrines of Epicurus as containing everything rational in moral philosophy which Greek and Roman leave to us.
Thomas Jefferson

My philosophy of life is that if we make up our mind what we are going to make of our lives, then work hard toward that goal, we never lose - somehow we win out.
Ronald Reagan

There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.
Khalil Gibran

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

I have gained this from philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.

Experience has shown, and a true philosophy will always show, that a vast, perhaps the larger portion of the truth arises from the seemingly irrelevant.
Edgar Allan Poe

One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes... and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.
Eleanor Roosevelt

My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you I the best place for the next moment.
Oprah Winfrey

Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy.
Margaret Thatcher

Philosophy is the highest music.

Philosophy begins in wonder.

There will be no end to the troubles of states, or of humanity itself, till philosophers become kings in this world, or till those we now call kings and rulers really and truly become philosophers, and political power and philosophy thus come into the same hands.

Wonder is the feeling of the philosopher, and philosophy begins in wonder.

History should be written as philosophy.

Skepticism is a virtue in history as well as in philosophy.
Napoleon Bonaparte

Greek philosophy seems to have met with something with which a good tragedy is not supposed to meet, namely, a dull ending.
Karl Marx

I have a simple philosophy: Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. Scratch where it itches.
Alice Roosevelt Longworth

Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it.
Albert Camus

Only a philosophy of eternity, in the world today, could justify non-violence.
Albert Camus

A novel is never anything, but a philosophy put into images.
Jim Rohn

Your philosophy determines whether you will go for the disciplines or continue the errors.
Jim Rohn

I have a new philosophy. I'm only going to dread one day at a time.
John Adams
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
John Adams

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

Any genuine philosophy leads to action and from action back again to wonder, to the enduring fact of mystery.
Henry Miller

Philosophy is common sense with big words.
James Madison

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

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

Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught. Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught.
Ambrose Bierce

Philosophy: A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing.
Ambrose Bierce

All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain.

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things.

Philosophy is not a theory but an activity.
Ludwig Wittgenstein

The real discovery is the one which enables me to stop doing philosophy when I want to. The one that gives philosophy peace, so that it is no longer tormented by questions which bring itself into question.
Ludwig Wittgenstein

Philosophy is like trying to open a safe with a combination lock: each little adjustment of the dials seems to achieve nothing, only when everything is in place does the door open.
Ludwig Wittgenstein

Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.
Ludwig Wittgenstein

What is your aim in philosophy? To show the fly the way out of the fly-bottle.
Ludwig Wittgenstein

Ronald Reagan was a president of strength. His philosophy was a philosophy of strength - a strong military, a strong economy and strong families.
Mitt Romney

People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of the mind.
William Butler Yeats

What does mysticism really mean? It means the way to attain knowledge. It's close to philosophy, except in philosophy you go horizontally while in mysticism you go vertically.
Elie Wiesel

We do not learn by inference and deduction and the application of mathematics to philosophy, but by direct intercourse and sympathy.
Richard M. Nixon

The ultimate triumph of philosophy would be to cast light upon the mysterious ways in which Providence moves to achieve the designs it has for man.
Marquis de Sade

They declaim against the passions without bothering to think that it is from their flame philosophy lights its torch.
Marquis de Sade

Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Ludwig van Beethoven

Philosophy: Impersonal anxiety; refuge among anemic ideas.
Emile M. Cioran

To have no time for philosophy is to be a true philosopher.
Blaise Pascal

Religions do a useful thing: they narrow God to the limits of man. Philosophy replies by doing a necessary thing: it elevates man to the plane of God.
Victor Hugo

A new philosophy generally means in practice the praise of some old vice.
Gilbert K. Chesterton

Our intonations contain our philosophy of life, what each of us is constantly telling himself about things.
Marcel Proust

Rightly defined philosophy is simply the love of wisdom.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

My pitching philosophy is simple - keep the ball way from the bat.
Satchel Paige

Philosophy will clip an angel's wings.
John Keats

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

Dogmatism and skepticism are both, in a sense, absolute philosophies; one is certain of knowing, the other of not knowing. What philosophy should dissipate is certainty, whether of knowledge or ignorance.
Bertrand Russell

The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it.
Bertrand Russell

I think we ought always to entertain our opinions with some measure of doubt. I shouldn't wish people dogmatically to believe any philosophy, not even mine.
Bertrand Russell

To teach how to live without certainty and yet without being paralysed by hesitation is perhaps the chief thing that philosophy, in our age, can do for those who study it.
Bertrand Russell

The theoretical understanding of the world, which is the aim of philosophy, is not a matter of great practical importance to animals, or to savages, or even to most civilised men.
Bertrand Russell

I remain convinced that obstinate addiction to ordinary language in our private thoughts is one of the main obstacles to progress in philosophy.
Bertrand Russell

I set forth a humble and inglorious life; that does not matter. You can tie up all moral philosophy with a common and private life just as well as with a life of richer stuff. Each man bears the entire form of man's estate.
Michel de Montaigne

The history of philosophy is to a great extent that of a certain clash of human temperaments.
William James

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

Small amounts of philosophy lead to atheism, but larger amounts bring us back to God.
Francis Bacon

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
John Kenneth Galbraith

Art for art's sake is a philosophy of the well-fed.
Frank Lloyd Wright

There is no heresy or no philosophy which is so abhorrent to the church as a human being.
James Joyce

Philosophy finds it an easy matter to vanquish past and future evils, but the present are commonly too hard for it.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Leisure is the Mother of Philosophy.
Thomas Hobbes

Making itself intelligible is suicide for philosophy.
Martin Heidegger

Astonishment is the root of philosophy.
Paul Tillich

It is a great advantage for a system of philosophy to be substantially true.
Sophia Loren

Any philosophy that can be put in a nutshell belongs there.
Sydney J. Harris

There's a difference between a philosophy and a bumper sticker.
Charles M. Schulz

As the new spirituality begins to become the pervasive spirituality of the planet, we'll find that we have abandoned our philosophy of contradictions in which we say we're all one but continue to try to win.
Neale Donald Walsch

The highest point of philosophy is to be both wise and simple; this is the angelic life.
John Chrysostom

It is possible to be a master in false philosophy, easier, in fact, than to be a master in the truth, because a false philosophy can be made as simple and consistent as one pleases.
George Santayana

The philosophy of the common man is an old wife that gives him no pleasure, yet he cannot live without her, and resents any aspersions that strangers may cast on her character.
George Santayana

The love of all-inclusiveness is as dangerous in philosophy as in art.
George Santayana

The hunger for facile wisdom is the root of all false philosophy.
George Santayana

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

One may summon his philosophy when they are beaten in battle, not till then.
John Burroughs

The philosophy behind much advertising is based on the old observation that every man is really two men - the man he is and the man he wants to be.
William Feather
In the information age, you don't teach philosophy as they did after feudalism. You perform it. If Aristotle were alive today he'd have a talk show.
Timothy Leary

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

The chief benefit, which results from philosophy, arises in an indirect manner, and proceeds more from its secret, insensible influence, than from its immediate application.
David Hume

Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous.
David Hume

Be a philosopher but, amid all your philosophy be still a man.
David Hume

Philosophy would render us entirely Pyrrhonian, were not nature too strong for it.
David Hume

It is an acknowledged truth in philosophy that a just theory will always be confirmed by experiment.
Thomas Malthus

There is nothing in philosophy which could not be said in everyday language.
Henri Bergson

Truth in philosophy means that concept and external reality correspond.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Science gives us knowledge, but only philosophy can give us wisdom.
Will Durant

Every science begins as philosophy and ends as art.
Will Durant

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

Life does not agree with philosophy: There is no happiness that is not idleness, and only what is useless is pleasurable.
Anton Chekhov

The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next.
Henry Ward Beecher

My whole working philosophy is that the only stable happiness for mankind is that it shall live married in blessed union to woman-kind - intimacy, physical and psychical between a man and his wife. I wish to add that my state of bliss is by no means perfect.
David Herbert Lawrence

We must exchange the philosophy of excuse - what I am is beyond my control for the philosophy of responsibility.
Barbara Jordan

What I mean by photographing as a participant rather than observer is that I'm not only involved directly with some of the activities that I photograph, such as mountain climbing, but even when I'm not I have the philosophy that my mind and body are part of the natural world.
Galen Rowell

Philosophy is a kind of journey, ever learning yet never arriving at the ideal perfection of truth.
Albert Pike

I really believe in the philosophy that you create your own universe. I'm just trying to create a good one for myself.
Jim Carrey

I have always looked upon alchemy in natural philosophy to be like enthusiasm in divinity, and to have troubled the world much to the same purpose.
William Temple

To sum up the whole, we should say that the aim of the Platonic philosophy was to exalt man into a god.
Thomas B. Macaulay

I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of established religion.
Baruch Spinoza

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

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

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

Skepticism is the first step on the road to philosophy.
Denis Diderot

The first step towards philosophy is incredulity.
Denis Diderot

"Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights.
Dag Hammarskjold

I majored in Chinese. I was never really good at Chinese but I really, really benefited from having been exposed to Asian philosophy early in my life.
Martha Beck

Philosophy: Unintelligible answers to insoluble problems.
Henry B. Adams

Philosophy is properly home-sickness; the wish to be everywhere at home.

Indeed heresies are themselves instigated by philosophy.

The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy: neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.
John W. Gardner

Bruce Lee was very famous. I watched his movies and he is amazing. He is a martial arts master, his philosophy, his movement, both physically and mentally, were very strong.
Jet Li

I need to talk about Chinese culture. We have deep, strong philosophy and culture. I want to share some information, tell the worldwide audience.
Jet Li

In philosophy if you aren't moving at a snail's pace you aren't moving at all.
Iris Murdoch

Philosophy! Empty thinking by ignorant conceited men who think they can digest without eating!
Iris Murdoch

Without the communist oppression, I am absolutely sure I would now be a local stupid professor of philosophy in Ljubljana.
Slavoj Zizek

The person that turns over the most rocks wins the game. And that's always been my philosophy.
Peter Lynch

The Linux philosophy is 'Laugh in the face of danger'. Oops. Wrong One. 'Do it yourself'. Yes, that's it.
Linus Torvalds

History is Philosophy teaching by examples.

Philosophy of science without history of science is empty; history of science without philosophy of science is blind.
Imre Lakatos

I think philosophers can do things akin to theoretical scientists, in that, having read about empirical data, they too can think of what hypotheses and theories might account for that data. So there's a continuity between philosophy and science in that way.
Robert Nozick

Philosophy, like medicine, has plenty of drugs, few good remedies, and hardly any specific cures.
Nicolas Chamfort

It is, from another angle, an attack on requiring proof in philosophy. And it's also the case, I guess, that my temperament is to like interesting, new, bold ideas, and to try and generate them.
Robert Nozick

My philosophy is to do the best you can for somebody. Help. It's not just what do you for yourself. It's how you treat people decently. The golden rule. There isn't big anything better than the golden rule. It's in every major religion in one language or another.
Art Linkletter

To become a popular religion, it is only necessary for a superstition to enslave a philosophy.
William Ralph Inge

The marvel of the Bhagavad-Gita is its truly beautiful revelation of life's wisdom which enables philosophy to blossom into religion.
Herman Hesse

The proverbial philosophy of a people helps us to understand more about them than any other kind of literature.
Lafcadio Hearn

Marriage is a team effort. Both of us share that philosophy.
Nick Lachey

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

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

I play basketball on Sundays and I'm a very spiritual guy; I read a lot of Eastern philosophy and I meditate.
Garry Shandling

The food we ate was Indian, and both my mother and father were very deep into the ancient philosophy of India, so it could well have been an Indian household.
Amar Bose

Art requires philosophy, just as philosophy requires art. Otherwise, what would become of beauty?
Paul Gauguin

In coming to that agreement, my party had a clear philosophy throughout. In Northern Ireland, we should have institutions that respected the differences of the people and that gave no victory to either side.
John Hume

The violence had broken out in both sides, but our philosophy as a party was very, very clear.
John Hume

Design is not for philosophy it's for life.
Issey Miyake

Medicine rests upon four pillars - philosophy, astronomy, alchemy, and ethics.

There is no religion in which everyday life is not considered a prison; there is no philosophy or ideology that does not think that we live in alienation.
Eugene Ionesco

While I am interested both in economics and in philosophy, the union of my interests in the two fields far exceeds their intersection.
Amartya Sen

I think when I was two years old in the sandbox. I think I formulated my basic philosophy there, and I haven't really had to alter it very much ever since.
Boyd Rice

Ali's belief in himself was something I picked up on, and it's become my own philosophy.
Sugar Ray Leonard

In Hungary, acting is a career for which one fits himself as earnestly as one studies for a degree in medicine, law, or philosophy.
Bela Lugosi

Religion is part of the human make-up. It's also part of our cultural and intellectual history. Religion was our first attempt at literature, the texts, our first attempt at cosmology, making sense of where we are in the universe, our first attempt at health care, believing in faith healing, our first attempt at philosophy.
Christopher Hitchens

I very rarely read any fiction. I love biographies; I read about all kinds of people. I love theology and some philosophy.
Al Sharpton

Evolution is a bankrupt speculative philosophy, not a scientific fact. Only a spiritually bankrupt society could ever believe it. Only atheists could accept this Satanic theory.
Jimmy Swaggart

I always wanted to see if I could sell a movie to the public without doing any marketing because my philosophy was like, hey man, I'm reaching my audience everyday. I'm twittering with them. I'm in direct contact with them on the podcast.
Kevin Smith

In philosophy, you have to reckon with the implicit level of an accumulated reserve, and thus with a very great number of relays, with the shared responsibility of these relays.
Jacques Derrida

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

Drama is action, sir, action and not confounded philosophy.
Luigi Pirandello

Philosophy is the product of wonder.
Philosophy begins in wonder. And, at the end, when philosophic thought has done its best, the wonder remains.
Alfred North Whitehead

Every philosophy is tinged with the coloring of some secret imaginative background, which never emerges explicitly into its train of reasoning.
Alfred North Whitehead

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

Here, the broader issues are already familiar, and discussion has focused at a more sophisticated and detailed level. Within the philosophy of mind, the problem of consciousness is no big news.
David Chalmers

I learned much more about acting from philosophy courses, psychology courses, history and anthropology than I ever learned in acting class.
Tim Robbins

My philosophy is, don't take no for an answer and be willing to sacrifice your entire project for freedom.
Tim Robbins

You always really have to remain consistent in your beliefs and philosophy.
Mark Messier

Coaching really is an individual philosophy.
Mark Messier
We are not abandoning our convictions, our philosophy or traditions, nor do we urge anyone to abandon theirs.
Mikhail Gorbachev

The dynamic element in my philosophy, taken as a whole, can be seen as an obstinate and untiring battle against the spirit of abstraction.
Gabriel Marcel

Do all the work you can; that is the whole philosophy of the good way of life.
Eugene Delacroix

There are three modes of bearing the ills of life, by indifference, by philosophy, and by religion.
Charles Caleb Colton

Before I joined the project most of the English people with whom I had made personal contacts were left wing and affected to some degree or other by the same kind of philosophy.
Klaus Fuchs

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

What is the meaning of the togetherness of the perceiving mind, in that peculiar modification of perceiving which makes it perceive not a star but a tree, and the tree itself, is a problem for philosophy.
Samuel Alexander

In philosophy, it is not the attainment of the goal that matters, it is the things that are met with by the way.
Havelock Ellis

Art and religion first; then philosophy; lastly science. That is the order of the great subjects of life, that's their order of importance.
Muriel Spark

My philosophy is, unless you're sick and need help, why bother?
Jackie Collins
People look for morals in fiction because there has always been a confusion between fiction and philosophy.
John Cheever

Persons who have been homeless carry within them a certain philosophy of life which makes them apprehensive about ownership.
Jerzy Kosinski

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

My philosophy is the thicker the wood the thicker the sound, the bigger the string the bigger the sound. My smallest string is a 14 gauge.
Dick Dale

Am I an Apple bigot? No. I can critique their products and their customer service philosophy. But overall, they do better than any other player.
Donald Norman

It's almost like a lot of black people in America, a lot of young black men, are born with this cloud over their heads. It's their penitentiary cloud, this philosophy we all have, that it's harder for us.
Erykah Badu

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

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

By philosophy the mind of man comes to itself, and from henceforth rests on itself without foreign aid, and is completely master of itself, as the dancer of his feet, or the boxer of his hands.
Johann Gottlieb Fichte

What sort of philosophy one chooses depends on what sort of person one is.
Johann Gottlieb Fichte

Gandhi became my role model. I have always been interested in Eastern philosophy. Since early in my life I've been fascinated by India, and I have spent a great deal of time traveling in that country.
Bianca Jagger

Philosophy is for the few.
William Gilbert

We are tainted by modern philosophy which has taught us that all is good, whereas evil has polluted everything and in a very real sense all is evil, since nothing is in its proper place.
Joseph de Maistre

There is no philosophy without the art of ignoring objections.
Joseph De Maistre

It is one of the consolations of philosophy that the benefit of showing how to dispense with a concept does not hinge on dispensing with it.
Willard Van Orman Quine

The vote by the Judiciary Committee reflects the fact that John Roberts is an exceptional nominee with a conservative judicial philosophy - a philosophy that represents mainstream America.
Jay Alan Sekulow

Kant introduced the concept of the negative into philosophy. Would it not also be worthwhile to try to introduce the concept of the positive into philosophy?
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Since philosophy now criticizes everything it comes across, a critique of philosophy would be nothing less than a just reprisal.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Mathematics is, as it were, a sensuous logic, and relates to philosophy as do the arts, music, and plastic art to poetry.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Whoever does not philosophize for the sake of philosophy, but rather uses philosophy as a means, is a sophist.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

He who has religion will speak poetry. But philosophy is the tool with which to seek and discover religion.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

One has only as much morality as one has philosophy and poetry.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Considered subjectively, philosophy always begins in the middle, like an epic poem.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

About no subject is there less philosophizing than about philosophy.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Plato's philosophy is a dignified preface to future religion.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Aphorisms are the true form of the universal philosophy.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

I took all the philosophy courses I could.
Judd Nelson

Philosophy likes to keen common sense on the run.
Mason Cooley

You do what you have to do in life, when you form a philosophy that you can't talk yourself out of.
Constantine Karamanlis

You can't do without philosophy, since everything has its hidden meaning which we must know.
Maxim Gorky

Words, without power, is mere philosophy.
Muhammad Iqbal

When truth has no burning, then it is philosophy, when it gets burning from the heart, it becomes poetry.
Muhammad Iqbal

We have the tools, but we have to learn how to use them. That is my political philosophy.
Harri Holkeri

Philosophy is an attempt by man to find cause and effect. Religion has the same goal.
Al Goldstein

My personal philosophy of life is one of ethics.
Alva Myrdal

The true function of philosophy is to educate us in the principles of reasoning and not to put an end to further reasoning by the introduction of fixed conclusions.
George Henry Lewes

I'm working harder than ever now, and I'm putting on my pants the same as I always have. I just get up every day and try to do a little better than the day before, and that is to run a great restaurant with great food, great wine, and great service. That's my philosophy.
Emeril Lagasse

The great philosophers and the great works are standards for the selection of what is essential. Everything that we do in studying the history of philosophy ultimately serves their better understanding.
Karl Jaspers

My philosophy is very simple. To feel young, you must work as long as you can.
Dino De Laurentiis

Contradiction was something I really like when it is embraced in that kind of philosophy.
Jim Jarmusch

Buddhism has become a socially recognized religious philosophy for Americans, whereas it used to be considered an exotic religion.
Thurston Moore

Music is one of those things that is constantly going in my head all the time. It's sort of like the evolution and creation of doing food, or my philosophy about wine. It's always beating in my head, so it keeps the spirit moving.
Emeril Lagasse

And the political system is changing rapidly in this country, and we better realize that. The elephants or donkeys are not what younger people look to. They look at individual candidates' philosophy, and I think it's a different time and a different generation.
Richard M. Daley

When you're in the muck you can only see muck. If you somehow manage to float above it, you still see the muck but you see it from a different perspective. And you see other things too. That's the consolation of philosophy.
David Cronenberg

I have no philosophy, my favourite thing is sitting in the studio.
Arne Jacobsen

The only one that seems to be able to hold the business is Disney. They do it is because they have a fabulous philosophy about marketing- but even they wavered.
Don Bluth

It's a kind of philosophy of my own life, to create the energy enough to keep on going.
Ernie Banks

If philosophy is practice, a demand to know the manner in which its history is to be studied is entailed: a theoretical attitude toward it becomes real only in the living appropriation of its contents from the texts.
Karl Jaspers

I enjoy getting things done. My philosophy is the edge, the edge of something. There's where we have to go in local government, in not only the philosophy but the creativity in people around you. They have to go to the edge.
Richard M. Daley

Philosophy and Art both render the invisible visible by imagination.
George Henry Lewes

The history of philosophy is not, like the history of the sciences, to be studied with the intellect alone. That which is receptive in us and that which impinges upon us from history is the reality of man's being, unfolding itself in thought.
Karl Jaspers

The philosophy of the wisest man that ever existed, is mainly derived from the act of introspection.
William Godwin

The band has a liberal philosophy - that's sort of a given.
Thurston Moore

I'm not into working out. My philosophy: No pain, no pain.
Carol Leifer

Philosophy is tested and characterised by the way in which it appropriates its history.
Karl Jaspers

I don't have any well-developed philosophy about journalism. Ultimately it is important in a society like this, so people can know about everything that goes wrong.
Charles Kuralt

Philosophy can only be approached with the most concrete comprehension.
Karl Jaspers

My philosophy from day one is that I can sleep better at night if I can improve an individual's knowledge about food and wine, and do it on a daily basis.
Emeril Lagasse

You're seeing me develop, not only as a filmmaker if you've seen my earlier films, but you're seeing me kind of learn how to be a human, how my philosophy has evolved.
David Cronenberg

Ethical and questions of philosophy interest me a great deal.
Robert Sheckley
Philosophy as practice does not mean its restriction to utility or applicability, that is, to what serves morality or produces serenity of soul.
Karl Jaspers

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

When I'm not writing, I read loads of fiction, but I've been writing quite constantly lately so I've been reading a lot of nonfiction - philosophy, religion, science, history, social or cultural studies.
Irvine Welsh

As a universal history of philosophy, the history of philosophy must become one great unity.
Karl Jaspers

I met my wife Anne who was a sociology student, and her influence together with activities associated with the student movement of the time opened up my interests amongst other things into the theatre, art, music, politics and philosophy.
Paul Nurse

St. Paul would say to the philosophers that God created man so that he would seek the Divine, try to attain the Divine. That is why all pre-Christian philosophy is theological at its summit.
Hans Urs von Balthasar

I don't believe in quotas. America was founded on a philosophy of individual rights, not group rights.
Clarence Thomas

That is why I believe that art is so much more significant than either economics or philosophy. It is the direct measure of man's spiritual vision.
Herbert Read

There is no shorter path for joining a neutral existential anthropology, according to philosophy, with the existential decision before God, according to the Bible.
Paul Ricoeur

Ayurveda is a sister philosophy to yoga. It is the science of life or longevity and it teaches about the power and the cycles of nature, as well as the elements.
Christy Turlington

Only then, approaching my fortieth birthday, I made philosophy my life's work.
Karl Jaspers

At the present moment, the security of coherent philosophy, which existed from Parmenides to Hegel, is lost.
Karl Jaspers

Like many students, I found the drudgery of real experiments and the slowness of progress a complete shock, and at my low points I contemplated other alternative careers including study of the philosophy or sociology of science.
Paul Nurse

I think the way IBM has embraced the open source philosophy has been quite astonishing, but gratifying. I hope they'll do very well with it.
Larry Wall

We have to make philosophy itself an object of philosophical concern.
Wilhelm Dilthey

I think he's informing himself, reaching out and getting ideas and information and advice. I haven't the slightest doubt that internally taking shape in that marvelous brain of his is a philosophy of foreign affairs. But it would be premature to say that one is fully formed.
Theodore C. Sorensen

We've been doing this here since 1968, so we have been identified as an example of a free, democratic school, and many professors want to expose their students to our philosophy.
Daniel Greenberg

I would not say that I was, these days, a 'student' of philosophy, although in my youth I was quite deeply involved with certain aspects of the British pragmatists.
Brian Ferneyhough

'I know this is going to end bad, but I'm going to pretend it's going to end good.' My life's philosophy.
Johnny Knoxville

Punk rock really came out of N.Y. as a philosophy before the groups were ever recorded. I had a kind-of intellectual interest in the idea of creating a new scene that could be a grassroots thing.
Greg Ginn

I don't attach importance to great speeches or philosophy.
Jacques Santer

Our Fly Smart philosophy is about investing only on those points of differentiation that pay for themselves, that earn a revenue premium commensurate with what it costs us to provide that product or service.
Gerard Arpey

The service of philosophy, of speculative culture, towards the human spirit, is to rouse, to startle it to a life of constant and eager observation.
Walter Pater

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

Hard distinctions make bad philosophy.
John McCarthy

My mother is probably the wisest person I've ever known. She's not schooled, she's not well read. But she has a philosophy of life that makes well-read people seem like morons.
Gene Simmons

My philosophy is: If you can't have fun, there's no sense in doing it.
Paul Walker

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

I had a philosophy, which may have been proven right, that directing isn't as hard as everyone says it is.
Matthew Vaughn

I wanted a theory that would allow one to live outside the office with the same philosophy one uses inside it.
Kenneth L. Pike
If a liberal political philosophy stands for anything, and I am no longer sure it does, then it must mean that we are committed to the leveling of the playing field for everyone.
Daniel Keys Moran

From cell phones to computers, quality is improving and costs are shrinking as companies fight to offer the public the best product at the best price. But this philosophy is sadly missing from our health-care insurance system.
John Shadegg

Even if you only want to write science fiction, you should also read mysteries, poetry, mainstream literature, history, biography, philosophy, and science.
Walter Jon Williams

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

Some of the poetic writers who insert passages of realism in their texts have no underlying philosophy to uphold them, and revert to realism.
Marguerite Young

But if it not be true, the myth itself requires to be explained, and every principle of philosophy and common sense demand that the explanation be sought, not in arbitrary allegorical categories, but in the actual facts of ritual or religious custom to which the myth attaches.
William Robertson Smith

You should carefully study the Art of Reasoning, as it is what most people are very deficient in, and I know few things more disagreeable than to argue, or even converse with a man who has no idea of inductive and deductive philosophy.
William John Wills

In praising science, it does not follow that we must adopt the very poor philosophies which scientific men have constructed. In philosophy they have much more to learn than to teach.
Dean Inge

In thus pointing out certain respects in which philosophy resembles literature more than science, I do not mean, of course, to imply that it would be well for philosophy if it ceased to aim at scientific rigor.
Morris Raphael Cohen

I support Democrats and Republicans. And I'm telling you that the business community in this company is frightened to death of the weird political philosophy of the President of the United States. And until he's gone, everybody's going to be sitting on their thumbs.
Steve Wynn

'UFO's' attitude toward the subject is very similar to mine. It's not an advocacy; its philosophy is more 'I want to believe this, but I want it proved.'
Dwight Schultz

My personal philosophy would be don't whine, don't let opportunities pass you by, be willing to work hard, and remember that you don't know as much as you think you do, ever.
James Marsters

Unfortunately, I'm not a person that's always capable of living up to the Boy Scout philosophy.
Stanley Crouch

I have two children. I have a daughter 29, and a daughter four. They are 25 years apart, so you speak about generations and I must tell you, I have a philosophy and that is every 25 years I'm going to sire another child.
Burt Ward

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

My personal philosophy is, you can be sure of nothing.
Robert M. Parker, Jr.

The most attention I get is in a book store or video shop when I go to the foreign film section. Sometimes that can be fun, but usually those women want to talk about philosophy or something very dense. It's not like they're tearing off my shirt, you know.
Tobey Maguire

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

The questions of philosophy proper are human desires and fears and aspirations - human emotions - taking an intellectual form.
Chauncey Wright

We must strive to encourage East and West not only to move towards each other but also to encourage them to find a new philosophy, a philosophy which will serve as a tool determining the future of Planet Earth - our common and only shelter.
Nursultan Nazarbayev

The war was the end of an era, in art as well. And we were trying to create a new philosophy.
Douglas Sirk

If I were to adopt pure mechanism as a philosophy, there would be no way I could choose to be a scholar.
Kenneth L. Pike

Some of us learned in a school of philosophy which taught that all was for the common good and nothing for oneself and have never, in any case, regarded the pursuit of happiness as anything other than an aberration of the human spirit.
John Grierson

I grew up with Scientology - my parents at one point were clerical. It's a pragmatic philosophy, not merely a belief system. Yeah, it's had media exposure because certain luminaries do Scientology, but millions of people do it who are not celebrities. It's not a threat or some cult.
Giovanni Ribisi

Thanks to the high standing which science has for so long attain and to the impartiality of the Nobel Prize Committee, the Nobel Prize for Physics is rightly considered everywhere as the highest reward within the reach of workers in Natural Philosophy.
Guglielmo Marconi

It's kind of not about the quality of the art, as much as this is what I love doing and I'd have a worse time doing anything else. That's kind of as far as I think in terms of philosophy.
Jonny Greenwood

Our whole philosophy was to intimidate the quarterback. We were able to do it. We were pioneers. People still recognize us as, maybe, the best defensive line of all time.
Merlin Olsen

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

But it is the province of religion, of philosophy, of pure poetry only, to go beyond life, beyond time, into eternity.
Alfred de Vigny

What one decides to do in crisis depends on one's philosophy of life, and that philosophy cannot be changed by an incident. If one hasn't any philosophy in crises, others make the decision.
Jeanette Rankin

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