Philosophical Quotes And Sayings


Philosophical Quotes And Sayings

Here is a collection of philosophical quotes and sayings from various authors, celebrities, famous persons, and other sources compiled by for you to read and enjoy.

“Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow. ”
– Aesop

“There is but one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide”
– Albert Camus

“We are all but recent leaves on the same old tree of life and if this life has adapted itself to new functions and conditions, it uses the same old basic principles over and over again.  There is no real difference between the grass and the man who mows it.”
– Albert Szent-Györgyi

“The map is not the territory.”
– Alfred Korzybski

“I am a part of all that I have met.”
– Alfred Lord Tennyson

“Believe those who are seeking the truthDoubt those who find it.”
– Andre Gide

“Whatever I take, I take too much or too little; I do not take the exact amount.  The exact amount is no use to me.”
– Antonio Porchia

“Would there be this eternal seeking if the found existed?”
– Antonio Porchia

“He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit
– Aristotle

“Only that in you which is me can hear what I’m saying.”
– Baba Ram Dass

Wars and elections are both too big and too small to matter in the long run.  The daily work – that goes on, it adds up.”
– Barbara KingsolverAnimal Dreams

“If you would be loved, love and be lovable.”
– Benjamin Franklin

“A happy man marries the girl he loves; a happier man loves the girl he marries.”
– Unknown

“It is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatever for supposing it true”
– Bertrand Russell

Science is what you know. Philosophy is what you don’t know”
– Bertrand Russell

“This is patently absurd; but whoever wishes to become a philosopher must learn not to be frightened by absurdities”
– Bertrand Russell

“The observer, when he seems to himself to be observing a stone, is really, if physics is to be believed, observing the effects of the stone upon himself.”
– Bertrand Russell 

“To be is to be perceived.”
– Bishop George Berkeley

“When the one man loves the one woman and the one woman loves the one man, the very angels desert heaven and come and sit in the house and sing for joy.”
– Brahma Sutra

“When the student is ready, the master appears.”
Buddhist Proverb

“The most wasted day is that in which we have not laughed.”
– Chamfort

“I tell you everything that is really nothing, and nothing of what is everything, do not be fooled by what I am saying.  Please listen carefully and try to hear what I am not saying.”
– Charles C. Finn

“A loving heart is the truest wisdom.”
– Charles Dickens

“We must remember that nothing in this world really belongs to us. At best, we are merely borrowers.”
– Christopher Isherwood

“Can’t tell you verbatim because I don’t speak German, but most translations are along the lines of “And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you.”
– Unknown

“Benefits should be conferred gradually; and in that way they will taste better”
– Niccolo Machiavelli

“Compared to what we ought to be, we are half awake”
– William James

“How much time he saves who does not look to see what his neighbor says or does or thinks.”
– Marcus Aurelius

“If you love everything, you will perceive the divine mystery in things.”
– Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.”
– Bertrand Russell

Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder.”
– Christopher Titus

“Born free. Taxed to death.”
– Christopher Titus

“By all means let’s be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brains drop out.”
– Richard Dawkins

“Everyone has an enemy. It’s why God gave us baseball bats. Well, He gave us trees, but we knew what He meant.”
– Christopher Titus

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