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Be a philosopher but, amid all your philosophy be still a man
View quotes by David Hume

We are what and where we are because we have first imagined it. [Not sure a philosopher would agree with this claim!]
View quotes by Donald Curtis

A philosopher is there to disturb the indolence of the mind
View quotes by John Stuart Mill

Of what use is a philosopher who doesn't hurt anybody's feelings?
View quotes by Diogenes

One cannot conceive anything so strange and so implausible that it has not already been said by one philosopher or another.
View quotes by Rene Descartes

The heart hid still in the dark, hard as the Philosopher's Stone.
View quotes by Paul Celan

There is only one thing a philosopher can be relied upon to do, and that is to contradict other philosophers.
View quotes by William James

Live life to the fullest, like it's your last. Enjoy what's around you and what's given to you. [everyone's a philosopher these days]
View quotes by Emily Parr

Can an ass be tragic? To perish under a burden one can neither bear nor throw off? The case of the philosopher.
View quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche

I think a future flight should include a poet, a priest and a philosopher we might get a much better idea of what we saw.
View quotes by Michael Collins

My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you'll be happy; if not, you'll become a philosopher.
View quotes by Socrates

I have tried too in my time to be a philosopher; but, I don't know how, cheerfulness was always breaking in. (In James Boswell Life of Samuel Johnson)
View quotes by Oliver Edwards

Cartesian: relating to Descartes, a famous philosopher, author of the celebrated dictum 'Cogito Ergo Sum'.
View quotes by Ambrose Bierce

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.
View quotes by Sir Thomas Aquinas

To the poet, to the philosopher, to the saint, all things are friendly and sacred, all events profitable, all days holy, all men divine.
View quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is decidedly not true that 'nice guys finish last,' as that highly original American baseball philosopher, Leo Durocher, was alleged to have said.
View quotes by Alan Greenspan

A philosopher might find the general work unsophisticated, and scientists are often bemused by esoteric talk of zombies, supervenience, and possible worlds.
View quotes by David Chalmers

'I hope you're pleased with yourselves. We could all have been killed - or worse, expelled. Now, if you don't mind, I'm going to bed.' -
From Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's/Philosopher's Stone after their encounter with Fluffy
View quotes by Emma Watson

The negative cautions of science are never popular. If the experimentalist would not commit himself, the social philosopher, the preacher, and the pedagogue tried the harder to give a short-cut answer.
View quotes by Margaret Mead

Philosophy consists very largely of one philosopher arguing that all others are jackasses. He usually proves it, and I should add that he also usually proves that he is one himself.
View quotes by Henry L Mencken



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