Quotes: philosophical

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  • G. C. Lichtenberg
    G. C. Lichtenberg
    German writer and physicist 1742-1799
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    Cautiousness in judgment is nowadays to be recommended to each and every one: if we gained only one incontestable truth every ten years from each of our philosophical writers the harvest we reaped would be sufficient.
  • Auberon Herbert
    Auberon Herbert
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    And what sort of philosophical doctrine is thi - that numbers confer unlimited rights, that they take from some persons all rights over themselves, and vest these rights in others.
  • Arthur Peacocke
    Arthur Peacocke
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    Classical philosophical theism maintained the ontological distinction between God and creative world that is necessary for any genuine theism by conceiving them to be of different substances, with particular attributes predicated of each.
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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    Every philosophical problem, when it is subjected to the necessary analysis and justification, is found either to be not really philosophical at all, or else to be, in the sense in which we are using the word, logical.
    Source: Our Knowledge of the External World as a Field for Scientific Method in Philosophy
  • Aleksandr Solzjenitsyn
    Aleksandr Solzjenitsyn
    Russian Novelist 1918-2008
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    First would be the literary side, then the spiritual and philosophical. The political side is required principally because of the necessity of the current Russian position.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    Homeric mind is ingenuity, practical intelligence. There is no Rodin-like deep thinking, no mathematical or philosophical speculation. Odysseus thinks with his hands.
    Source: Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (1990)
  • James Thomson
    James Thomson
    Scottish poet 1700-1748
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    I know no subject more elevating, more amazing, more ready to the poetical enthusiasm, the philosophical reflection, and the moral sentiment than the works of nature. Where can we meet such variety, such beauty, such magnificence?
  • Asa Gray
    Asa Gray
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    Is it philosophical, is it quite allowable, to assume without evidence from fossil plants that the family or any of the genera was once larger and wide spread? and occupied a continuous area?
  • Aleister Crowley
    Aleister Crowley
    British occultist 1875-1947
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    Men and women are not free to love decently until they have analyzed themselves completely and swept away every mystery from sex; and this means the acquisition of a profound philosophical theory based on wide reading of anthropology and enlightened practice.
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Benjamin Disraeli
    English statesman and writer 1804-1881
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    My objection to Liberalism is this - that it is the introduction into the practical business of life of the highest kind - namely, politics - of philosophical ideas instead of political principles.
  • Daniel Webster
    Daniel Webster
    American lawyer and statesman 1782-1852
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    Philosophical argument has sometimes shaken my reason for the faith that was in me; but my heart has always assured me that the Gospel of Jesus Christ must be reality.
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
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    Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.
  • Freda Adler
    Freda Adler
    American criminologist and educator 1934-
    Freda Adler
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    Stripped of ethical rationalizations and philosophical pretensions, a crime is anything that a group in power chooses to prohibit.
  • Brendan Myers
    Brendan Myers
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    The philosophical spirit is not satisfied to simply accept what it is told, no matter how much prestige the teller seems to have. This is true even if the teller is a god.
  • Brendan Myers
    Brendan Myers
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    The point of a philosophical spirit is to rely primarily upon one's own thinking.
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