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

  • [Jean-Paul] Sartre was a throwback to the existential period. I'm not really so much into that these days. I went through a period of going over things and looking at them again to see what they were. But I'm into psychiatry type things. I'm into philosophy. I'm into that sort of thing.

  • It seems then, say I, that you leave politics entirely out of the question, and never suppose, that a wise magistrate can justly be jealous of certain tenets of philosophy, such as those of Epicurus, which, denying a divine existence, and consequently a providence and a future state, seem to loosen, in a great measure, the ties of morality, and may be supposed, for that reason, pernicious to the peace of civil society.

    David Hume, Tom L. Beauchamp (2000). “An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding: A Critical Edition”, p.101, Oxford University Press
  • Roast Beef, Medium, is not only a food. It is a philosophy. ... Roast Beef, Medium, is safe, and sane, and sure.

    Philosophy   Food   Beef  
    Edna Ferber (2015). “Roast Beef, Medium: The Business Adventures of Emma McChesney”, p.2, Booklassic
  • Those who have the privilege to know have the duty to act.

  • Epistemology now flourishes with various complementary approaches. This includes formal epistemology, experimental philosophy, cognitive science and psychology, including relevant brain science, and other philosophical subfields, such as metaphysics, action theory, language, and mind. It is not as though all questions of armchair, traditional epistemology are already settled conclusively, with unanimity or even consensus. We still need to reason our way together to a better view of those issues.

  • Science without philosophy, facts without perspective and valuation, cannot save us from havoc and despair. Science gives us knowledge, but only philosophy can give us wisdom.

    Will Durant (2012). “Story of Philosophy”, p.28, Simon and Schuster
  • When one is frightened of the truth then it is never the whole truth that one has an inkling of.

    Ludwig Wittgenstein (1984). “Notebooks, 1914-1916”, p.30, University of Chicago Press
  • There is a saying that no man has tasted the full flavour of life until he has known poverty, love and war. The justness of this reflection commends it to the lover of condensed philosophy. The three conditions embrace about all there is in life worth knowing. A surface thinker might deem that wealth should be added to the list. Not so. When a poor man finds a long-hidden quarter-dollar that has slipped through a rip into his vest lining, he sounds the pleasure of life with a deeper plummet than any millionaire can hope to cast.

    Philosophy   War   Rip  
    O. Henry (2013). “Delphi Complete Works of O. Henry (Illustrated)”, p.621, Delphi Classics
  • We are all students of the world; frail embodied consciousnesses struggling to understand, and be a meaningful part of this great, mysterious gift of life.

  • I decline to accept the end of man.

    Art   Philosophy   Men  
    Nobel Prize acceptance speech, Stockholm, 10 Dec. 1950
  • Maybe it's my libertarian philosophy: but being in government is hard.

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

  • If this is philosophy it is at any rate a philosophy that is not in its right mind.

    "Aphorisms". Book by Georg Christoph Lichtenberg. Notebook L 23, 1799.
  • At the bottom of philosophy something very true and very desperate whispers: Everyone is hungry all the time. Everyone is starving. Everyone wants so much, much more than they can stomach, but the appetite doesn't converse much with the stomach. Everyone is hungry and not only for food - for comfort and love and excitement and the opposite of being alone. Almost everything awful anyone does is to get those things and keep them.

  • I have said my philosophy - I'm a backyard philosopher, I guess - is that the dirtiest word in the English language is "retirement."

  • The scriptures, for example, discredit an ancient philosophy that has come back into vogue in our day-the philosophy of Korihor that there are no absolute moral standards, that "every man prospers according to his genius, and that every man conquers according to his strength; and whatsoever a man does is no crime" and "that when a man is dead, that is the end thereof".

  • Philosophy goes no further than probabilities, and in every assertion keeps a doubt in reserve.

    Short Studies on Great Subjects Calvinism (p. 51)
  • I am inspired by many mediums and use them to express varied aspects of my philosophies and life observations.

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  • A history of civilization shares the presumptuousness of every philosophical enterprise: it offers the ridiculous spectacle of a fragment expounding the whole. Like philosophy, such a venture has no rational excuse, and is at best but a brave stupidity; but let us hope that, like philosophy, it will always lure some rash spirits into its fatal depths.

    Will Durant (2011). “Our Oriental Heritage: The Story of Civilization”, p.44, Simon and Schuster
  • Man, whatever else he may be, is primarily a practical being, whose mind is given him to aid in adapting him to this world's life

    William James (2014). “Talks to Teachers on Psychology; And to Students on Some of Life's Ideals”, p.22, BookRix
  • I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.

    John Adams (2003). “The Letters of John and Abigail Adams”, p.264, Penguin
  • I wouldn't say philosophy and theology are dead. Brain science doesn't invent new philosophies but it helps remind us which of our existing philosophies are more true.

    "Ask the Author Live: David Brooks on the Composure Class". Live Q&As, January 7, 2011.
  • In his Philosophy of Style, Herbert Spencer gives two sentences to illustrate how the vague and general can be turned into the vivid and particular: In proportion as the manners, customs, and amusements of a nation are cruel and barbarous, the regulations of its penal code will be severe. In proportion as men delight in battles, bullfights, and combats of gladiators, will they punish by hanging, burning, and the rack.

    Philosophy   Men   Two  
  • Deign on the passing world to turn thine eyes, And pause awhile from letters, to be wise.

    Wise   Art   Philosophy  
    'The Vanity of Human Wishes' (1749) l. 157
  • Philosophy is the only excuse God has for his cruelty and vanity.

    God   Philosophy   Vanity  
  • It is a mindless philosophy that assumes that one's private beliefs have nothing to do with public office. Does it make sense to entrust those who are immoral in private with the power to determine the nation's moral issues and, indeed, its destiny? One of the most dangerous and terrifying trends in America today is the disregard for character as a central necessity in a leader's credentials. The duplicitous soul of a leader can only make a nation more sophisticated in evil.

  • Freedom comes when you learn to let go, creation comes when you learn to say 'no'

  • Get it into your head once and for all, my simple and very fainthearted fellow, that what fools call humanness is nothing but a weakness born of fear and egoism; that this chimerical virtue, enslaving only weak men, is unknown to those whose character is formed by stoicism, courage, and philosophy.

  • Less is more, in prose as in architecture.

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