Quotation Explorer - 'Philosophers'

Throughout all history, the great wise men and teachers, philosophers, and prophets have disagreed with one another on many different things. It is only on this one point that they are in complete and unanimous agreement. We become what we think about. - Earl Nightingale
The philosophers have already perceived the world in various ways; the point is to change it. - Karl Marx
The being called God...bears every mark of a veil woven by philosophical conceit, to hide the ignorance of philosophers even from themselves. They borrow the threads of its texture from the anthropomorphism of the vulgar. - Percy Bysshe Shelley
My world view is somewhat unique. I have learned from many great philosophers including Plato, Socrates, Buddha, Jesus, Darwin, Tagore, Emerson, and many more. - Debasish Mridha
Students of the heavens are separable into astronomers and astrologers as readily as are the minor domestic ruminants into sheep and goats, but the separation of philosophers into sages and cranks seems to be more sensitive to frames of reference. - Willard Van Orman Quine
Philosophers tell you what they think. Artists show you. - Marty Rubin
According to Democritus, truth lies at the bottom of a well, the water of which serves as a mirror in which objects may be reflected. I have heard, however, that some philosophers, in seeking for truth, to pay homage to her, have seen their own image and adored it instead.
GNOSTICS, n. A sect of philosophers who tried to engineer a fusion between the early Christians and the Platonists. The former would not go into the caucus and the combination failed, greatly to the chagrin of the fusion managers. - Ambrose Bierce
Philosophers say a great deal about what is absolutely necessary for science, and it is always, so far as one can see, rather naive, and probably wrong. - Richard Feynman
Government is a system of morality developed by philosophers and refined by mercenaries. - Alex Stein
Philosophers will have finally solved the mind-body problem when they learn to ignore it. - Marty Rubin
Whoever is going to listen to the philosophers needs a considerable practice in listening. - Epictetus
A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesman and philosophers and divines. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Young children and old ladies have inspired me more than poets and philosophers. - Marty Rubin
Your friend Plato holds that commonwealths will only be happy when either philosophers rule or rulers philosophize: how remote happiness must appear when philosophers won't even deign to share their thoughts with kings. - Thomas More
A nation of philosophers [might have no need for the steadiness of venerable institutions], but a nation of philosophers is as little to be expected as the philosophical race of kings wished for by Plato. - Madison, James
I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior. - Hippolyte Taine
Fire. God of Abraham, God of Isaac, God of Jacob, not of the philosophers and the scholars. I will not forget thy word. Amen. - Blaise Pascal
The stone that was rolled before Christ's tomb might appropriately be called the philosopher's stone because its removal gave not only the pharisees but, now for 1800 years, the philosophers so much to think about. - Søren Kierkegaard
Philosophers, for example, often fail to recognize that their remarks about the universe apply also to themselves and their remarks. If the universe is meaningless, so is the statement that it is so. - Alan W. Watts
Philosophers console themselves with explanations. - Marty Rubin
Dogs and philosophers do the greatest good and get the fewest rewards. - Diogenes of Sinope
There is only one thing a philosopher can be relied upon to do, and that is to contradict other philosophers. - William James
In the beginning the Poets and Philosophers taught the world to see. Then after that any form of education was no longer free. - Stanley Victor Paskavich
Philosophers wonder when they do not know, artists when they do. - Raheel Farooq
The truth, he thought, 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
Philosophers are people who know less and less about more and more, until they know nothing about everything. Scientists are people who know more and more about less and less, until they know everything about nothing. - Konrad Lorenz
Philosophers, Poets and Fools have similar Consciousness - Amit Gupta
The simple record of three short years of active life has done more to regenerate and to soften mankind, than all the (investigations) disquisitions of philosophers and than all the exhortations of moralists. - William Edward Hartpole Lecky
México can have many historians, merchants, philosophers, and even including good high ranked people in the natural course, although it can get to have more; If in good. - Efrain Jimenez Vazquez
There is only one thing that a philosopher can be relied on to do, and that is, to contradict other philosophers. - William James
The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point is to change it. - Karl Marx
Those who commit suicide, pensive, lonely, philosophers, are awake in life, which is a serious crime. In life everybody must be asleep. - Bangambiki Habyarimana
Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today, but the core of science fiction -- its essence -- has become crucial to our salvation, if we are to be saved at all. - Isaac Asimov
Our environment encourages us not to be philosophers but partisans. - William James
A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
One of the most difficult tasks confronting philosophers is to descend from the world of thought to the actual world. Language is the immediate actuality of thought. Just as philosophers have given thought an independent existence, so they were bound to make language into an independent realm.
The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it. - Karl Marx
love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers. - George Santayana
Poets create gods, philosophers destroy them. - Marty Rubin
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
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