Philosophy Quotes

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One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes… and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility. – Eleanor Roosevelt


Philosophy is common sense with big words. – James Madison


This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.

– Dalai Lama


Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it. – Albert Camus


My philosophy is: If you can’t have fun, there’s no sense in doing it. – Paul Walker


Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery. – Winston Churchill


Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy. – Ludwig van Beethoven


 My philosophy is that if I have any money I invest it in new ventures and not have it sitting around. – Richard Branson


The Linux philosophy is ‘Laugh in the face of danger’. Oops. Wrong One. ‘Do it yourself’. Yes, that’s it. – Linus Torvalds


Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children. – Khalil Gibran


There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness. – Dalai Lama



I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. – John Adams


You can be creative in anything – in math, science, engineering, philosophy – as much as you can in music or in painting or in dance. – Ken Robinson


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.

– John Kenneth Galbraith


I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend. – Thomas Jefferson


The word philosophy sounds high-minded, but it simply means the love of wisdom. If you love something, you don’t just read about it; you hug it, you mess with it, you play with it, you argue with it. – Hugh Jackman


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


Life does not agree with philosophy: There is no happiness that is not idleness, and only what is useless is pleasurable.

– Anton Chekhov


Wonder is the feeling of the philosopher, and philosophy begins in wonder.

– Plato


The great question of our time is, ‘Will we be motivated by materialistic philosophy or by spiritual power?’ – Billy Graham


When truth has no burning, then it is philosophy, when it gets burning from the heart, it becomes poetry. – Muhammad Iqbal


I am a misanthrope and yet utterly benevolent, have more than one screw loose yet am a super-idealist who digests philosophy more efficiently than food. – Alfred Nobel


Persons who have been homeless carry within them a certain philosophy of life which makes them apprehensive about ownership. – Jerzy Kosinski