Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
I have gained this by philosophy that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.
Your educators can only be your liberators.
There is nothing more dangerous to the shackles of complacency and the warden of fear than philosophy in action.
Philosophy- A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing.
The discovery of what is true and the practice of that which is good are the two most important aims of philosophy.
Religion ends and philosophy begins, just as alchemy ends and chemistry begins and astrology ends, and astronomy begins.
The evil that is in the world almost always comes from ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.
The human race is a monotonous affair. Most people spend the greatest part of their time working in order to live, and what little freedom remains so fills them with fear that they seek out any and every means to be rid of it.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
There are only two kinds of people we can call reasonable: either those who serve God with their whole heart because they know him, or those who search after him with all their heart because they do not know him.
Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.
We are not the person other people wish we were. We are who we decide to be.
The theoretical understanding of the world, which is the aim of philosophy, is not a matter of great practical importance to animals, or to savages, or even to most civilised men.
You say, it's dark. And in truth, I did place a cloud before your sun. But do you not see how the edges of the cloud are already glowing and turning light.
There is but one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide. Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy.
Once again there was the desert, and that only.
The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it.
A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.
George Bernard Shaw
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
Where the telescope ends the microscope begins, and who can say which has the wider vision?
Only a philosopher's mind grows wings, since its memory always keeps it as close as possible to those realities by being close to which the gods are divine.
In this world, you get what you pay for.
This inhuman place makes human monsters.
There is always a philosophy for lack of courage.
Philosophy begins in wonder.
No passion is stronger in the breast of a man than the desire to make others believe as he believes. Nothing so cuts at the root of his happiness and fills him with rage as the sense that another rates low what he prizes high.
The way you see people is the way you treat them and the way you treat them is what they become.
Each day, in itself, brings with it an eternity.
Work and play are words used to describe the same thing under differing conditions.
Wonder is the feeling of the philosopher, and philosophy begins in wonder.
I have gained this from philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.
The only failure one should fear, is not hugging to the purpose they see as best.
Principles have a way of enduring, as do the few irreducible individuals who maintain allegiance to them.