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.
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.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.
Religion ends and philosophy begins, just as alchemy ends and chemistry begins and astrology ends, and astronomy begins.
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
Sarcasm I now see to be, in general, the language of the Devil; for which reason I have, long since, as good as renounced it.
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.
Well, evil to some is always good to others.
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.
The judge should not be young; he should have learned to know evil, not from his own soul, but from late and long observation of the nature of evil in others: knowledge should be his guide, not personal experience.
Once again there was the desert, and that only.
Every savage can dance.
I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still in a room.
Few sinners are saved after the first twenty minutes of a sermon.
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?
When we turn to one another for counsel we reduce the number of our enemies.
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.
Evil is easy, and has infinite forms.
There is always a philosophy for lack of courage.
Evil is uncertain in the same degree as good, and for the reason that we ought not to hope too securely, we ought not to fear with too much dejection.
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.