Quotes: philosopher

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  • ''Finality is death. Perfection is finality. Nothing is perfect. There are lumps in it,'' said the Philosopher.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school, but so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity, and trust. It is to solve some of the problems of life, not only theoretically, but practically.
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    German poet and philosopher 1844-1900
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    All sciences are now under the obligation to prepare the ground for the future task of the philosopher, which is to solve the problem of value, to determine the true hierarchy of values.
  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord Chesterfield
    English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
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    The scholar without good breeding is a nitpicker; the philosopher a cynic; the soldier a brute and everyone else disagreeable.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    To a philosopher all news, as it is called, is gossip, and they who edit it and read it are old women over their tea.
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
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    A great scholar is seldom a great philosopher.
  • Oliver Goldsmith
    Oliver Goldsmith
    Irish writer and poet 1728-1774
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    A man who leaves home to mend himself and others is a philosopher; but he who goes from country to country, guided by the blind impulse of curiosity, is a vagabond.
  • A woman finds the natural lay of the land almost unconsciously; and not feeling it incumbent on her to be guide and philosopher to any successor, she takes little pains to mark the route by which she is making her ascent.
  • David Hume
    David Hume
    Scottish Philosopher, Historian 1711-1776
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    Be a philosopher, but, amidst all your philosophy, be still a man.
  • St. Thomas Aquinas
    St. Thomas Aquinas
    Italian Dominican friar and Catholic priest 1225-1274
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    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.
  • Socrates
    Socrates
    Greek philosopher 469 BC - 399 BC
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    By all means marry. If you get a good wife you will become happy, and if you get a bad one you will become a philosopher.
  • Stephen Vizinczey
    Stephen Vizinczey
    Hongarian writer and criticus 1933-
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    Consistency is a virtue for trains: what we want from a philosopher is insights, whether he comes by them consistently or not.
  • Bob Rae
    Bob Rae
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    Constitutions do not emerge perfectly formed from the brain of the philosopher king, as Mr. Trudeau himself discovered in 1980 and 1981. They are always messy processes that are easier to knock down or tear apart than they are to construct.
    Source: The Three Questions - Prosperity and the Public Good (1998) Ch. Seven, The Three Questions and the Question of
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    For there has never yet been a philosopher who could endure a toothache patiently.
    Source: Munch Ado about Nothing 5, 1
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    For there was never yet philosopher that could endure the toothache patiently.
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