Philosophy Quotes

We have compiled a good collection of famous philosophy quotes. These are not Philosophical Quotes and we have a separate section on Philosophical quotes. These are “quotes about Philosophy” as a topic.

Philosophy is nothing but common sense in a dress suit.
~ This Author Unknown said it correctly, but then we all know that common sense is not so common after all.

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History is Philosophy teaching by examples.
~Thucydides on philosophy.
History won’t be so boring after all if you don’t just try to remember the dates and facts.

Philosophy is a study that lets us be unhappy more intelligently.
~Unknown Author
This is a very funny take on philosophy.

True philosophy invents nothing; it merely establishes and describes what is.
~Victor Cousin
This is quite true, but don’t think it to be a trivial. The problem is that we don’t quite see a lot of things unless it is explained to us with clear descriptions and philosophy helps us with that.

In philosophy, it is not the attainment of the goal that matters, it is the things that are met along the way”
~Havelock Ellis

All philosophies, if you ride them, are nonsense, but some are greater nonsense than others.
~Samuel Butler

Just as philosophy is the study of other people’s misconceptions, so history is the study of other people’s mistakes.”
~Phillip Guedala

A man of business may talk of philosophy; a man who has none may practise it.
~ Alexander Pope

There are three classes of men; the retrograde, the stationary and the progressive.
~Johann Kaspar Lavater

I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure.
~John D. Rockefeller

All philosophies, if you ride them, are nonsense, but some are greater nonsense than others.
~Samuel Butler

Finding bad reasons for what one believes for other bad reasons – that’s philosophy.
~Aldous Huxley

Philosophers say a great deal about what is absolutely necessary for science, and it is always, so far as one can see, rather naive, and probably wrong.
~Richard Feynman

Only the extremely ignorant or the extremely intelligent can resist change.

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

Philosophy, rightly defined, is simply the love of wisdom.
~Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

Philosophy is the science which considers truth.

Philosophy is a good horse in the stable, but an errant jade on a journey.
~Oliver Goldsmith

The man of science is a poor philosopher.
~Albert Einstein

I went off to college planning to major in math or philosophy– of course, both those ideas are really the same idea.
~Frank Wilczek

There is nothing so absurd but some philosopher has said it.

Philosophy, n. A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing.
~Ambrose Bierce

I think; therefore I am.
~Rene Descartes

There’s a difference between a philosophy and a bumper sticker.
~Charles M. Schulz

A hidden connection is stronger than an obvious one.
~Heraclitus of Ephesus

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.
~Bertrand Russell

He who runs behind truck is exhausted, he who runs in front of truck is tired.
~Unknown Author

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

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