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My philosophy of life is that if we make up our mind what we are going to make of our lives, then work hard toward that goal, we never lose - somehow we win out.
Ronald Reagan

People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of the mind.
W B Yeats

To live each moment to the full, because the moment never comes again [on her life philosophy... deep!]
Shabnam Paryani

Any lore that widens people's horizons and presents food for thought is the beginning of philosophy
Chief Reuben O Ogunyemi

Boxing got me started on philosophy. You bash them, they bash you and you think, what's it all for?
Arthur Mallard

I have a new philosophy. I'm only going to dread one day at a time.
Charles M Schulz

All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain.
Epictetus

Always put the gun in the other man's hand [on his life philosophy]
Joseph Fiennes

Man is the interpreter of nature, science the right interpretation. (Philosophy of the Inductive Sciences, 1840)
William Whewell

My philosophy, like colour television, is all there in black and white.
Monty Python

Design is not for philosophy - it's for life
Issey Miyake

Editing a philosophy dictionary is jolly hard work!
Edward Craig

Your philosophy determines whether you will go for the disciplines or continue the errors.
Jim Rohn

My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.
Oprah Winfrey

I think we ought always to entertain our opinions with some measure of doubt. I shouldn't wish people dogmatically to believe any philosophy, not even mine.
Bertrand Russell

A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.
George Bernard Shaw

All serious conversations gravitate towards philosophy.
Ernest Dimnet

The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next.
Henry Ward Beecher

You're asking me to give insight into my personality or my philosophy of acting. I just don't think that deeply about it. What it means when I do this or that - I don't know. That's coming outside of myself. I prefer to live my life from inside of me, rather than come outside.
Tobey Maguire

A novel is never anything, but a philosophy put into images.
Jim Rohn

Any philosophy that can be put in a nutshell belongs there.
Sydney Harris

There is no religion in which everyday life is not considered a prison; there is no philosophy or ideology that does not think that we live in alienation.
Eugene Ionesco

Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.
Ludwig Wittgenstein

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

He could dismiss several schools of philosophy by shifting slightly in his chair or toting his whisky glass. [on Dave Allen]
Dylan Moran

Philosophy is the product of wonder.
Alfred North Whitehead

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy (Hamlet, Act 1 Scene 5)
William Shakespeare

Truth, like a torch, the more it's shook it shines. (Discussions on Philosophy)
Sir William Hamilton

I am now convinced that theoretical physics is actually philosophy.
Max Born

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
Galbraith

History is philosophy from examples.
Dionysius Of Halicarnassus

The boundary between philosophy and fiction is not as clear cut as you may think and the two definitely interact.
Ken Follet

An impossible lie is an impossible lie [well this particular piece of philosophy is hard to argue with!]
Bubba Watson

History is philosophy teaching by example.
Dionysius

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.
Henry L Mencken

Life is a mission. Every other definition of life is false, and leads all who accept it astray. Religion, science, philosophy, though still at variance upon many points, all agree in this, that every existence is an aim.
Giuseppe Mazzini

Art for art's sake is a philosophy of the well-fed.
Frank Lloyd Wright

To become a popular religion, it is only necessary for a superstition to enslave a philosophy. (Idea of Progress)
William Ralph Inge

My philosophy: find what it is you want to say, walk in the room, say it, and get the hell out. (Second philosophy behind that one: when in doubt, roll in a grenade and come in firing.)
J Michael Straczynski

Always presume that the enemy has dangerous designs and always be forehanded with the remedy. But do not let these calculations make you timid. [Philosophy of life for a monarch]
Frederick II

Philosophy is such an impertinently litigious lady that a man has as good be engaged in law suits as have to do with her (letter to Edmund Halley)
Sir Isaac Newton

I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of established religion.
Benedict Spinoza

I intend to give my best, to improve things and to create the football team in relation to my image and my football philosophy.
Jose Mourinho

The proper method of philosophy consists in clearly conceiving the insoluble problems in all their insolubility and then in simply contemplating them, fixedly and tirelessly, year after year, without any hope, patiently waiting.
Simone Weil

You do what you have to do in life, when you form a philosophy that you can't talk yourself out of.
Constantine Karamanlis

Philosophy becomes poetry, and science imagination, in the enthusiasm of genius.
Isaac Disraeli

To ridicule philosophy is really to philosophize
Blaise Pascal

Englishmen are babes in philosophy and so prefer faction-fighting to the labor of its unfamiliar thought.
W B Yeats

The propositions of philosophy are not factual, but linguistic in character - that is, they do not describe the behaviour of physical, or even mental, objects; they express definitions, or the formal consequences of definitions. [Ayer was a logical positivist]
A J Ayer

Philosophy will clip an angel's wings.
John Keats



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