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A blind man in a dark room - looking for a black hat which isn't there.
In other words, apart from the known and the unknown, what else is there?
The unrest which keeps the never-stopping clock metaphysics going is the thought that the non-existence of this world is just as possible as its existence.
It takes a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious.
All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain.
In philosophy an individual is becoming himself.
Romanticism is the expression of man's urge to rise above reason and common sense, just as rationalism is the expression of his urge to rise above theology and emotion.
Science is what you know, philosophy is what you don't know.
Here is the beginning of philosophy: a recognition of the conflicts between men, a search for their cause, a condemnation of mere opinion .. . and the discovery of a standard of judgement.
Anything that comes easy, comes wrong.
To teach how to live with uncertainty, and yet without being paralyzed by hesitation, is perhaps the chief thing that philosophy in our age can still do for those who study it.
All philosophies, if you ride them home, are nonsense; but some are greater nonsense than others.
It is easy to build a philosophy. It doesn't have to run.
I've developed a new philosophy - I only dread one day at a time.
A man of business may talk of philosophy; a man who has none may practise it.
Philosophy - the purple bullfinch in the lilac tree.
Philosophy has a fine saying for everything - for Death it has an entire set.
Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.
I have a simple philosophy. Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. And scratch where it itches.
In North America there is the general belief that everything can be fixed, that life can be fixed up. In Europe, the view is that a lot can't be fixed up and that living properly is not necessarily a question of mastering the technology so much as learning to live gracefully within the constraints that the species invents.
Every day look at a beautiful picture, read a beautiful poem, listen to some beautiful music, and if possible, say some reasonable thing.
When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one. and a lily with the other.
The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next.
Philosophy is a good horse in the stable, but an errant jade on a journey.
Philosophy will clip an Angel's wings Conquer all mysteries by rule and line, Empty the haunted air, the gnomed mine -Unweave a rainbow.
Adversity's sweet milk, philosophy.
Philosophy is doubt.
Be a philosopher but, amid all your philosophy be still a man.
The philosopher is Nature's pilot - and there you have our difference; to be in hell is to drift: to be in heaven is to steer.
For there was never yet philosopher That could endure the toothache patiently.
One's task is not to turn the world upside down, but to do what is necessary at the given place and with a due consideration of reality.
A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism; but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.
The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next.
Philosophy: A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing.
Queen of arts, and daughter of heaven.
In philosophy, it is not the attainment of the goal that matters, it is the things that are met with by the way.
Philosophy goes no further than probabilities, and in every assertion keeps a doubt in reserve.
Whence? wither? why? how? - these questions cover all philosophy.
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
There was never yet philosopher That could endure the toothache patiently.
The philosopher is Nature's pilot. And there you have our difference: to be in hell is to drift: to be in heaven is to steer.
The discovery of what is true and the practice of that which is good are the two most important objects of philosophy.


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