Quotes by philosophy

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  • Epictetus
    Epictetus
    Roman philosopher 50-130 AD
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    All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain.
  • Ernest Dimnet
    Ernest Dimnet
    French priest, writer and lecturer 1866-1954
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    All serious conversations gravitate towards philosophy.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    All the genres of philosophy, science, high art, athletics and politics were invented by men. But by the Promethean law of conflict and capture, woman has a right to seize what she will and vie with man on her own terms.
    Source: Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (1990)
  • Martha Graham
    Martha Graham
    American modern dancer and choreographer 1894-1991
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    America does not concern itself now with Impressionism. We own no involved philosophy. The psyche of the land is to be found in its movement. It is to be felt as a dramatic force of energy and vitality. We move; we do not stand still. We have not yet arrived at the stock-taking stage.
  • John Donne
    John Donne
    English poet 1572-1632
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    And new Philosophy calls all in doubt, the element of fire is quite put out; the Sun is lost, and the earth, and no mans wit can well direct him where to look for it.
  • Henry Miller
    Henry Miller
    American writer 1891-1980
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    Any genuine philosophy leads to action and from action back again to wonder, to the enduring fact of mystery.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    Art is a jealous mistress; and if a man have a genius for painting, poetry, music, architecture or philosophy, he makes a bad husband and an ill provider.
  • Paul Gauguin
    Paul Gauguin
    French artist 1848-1903
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    Art requires philosophy, just as philosophy requires art. Otherwise, what would become of beauty?
  • Albert Ellis
    Albert Ellis
    American psychologist 1913-2007
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    As a result of my philosophy, I wasn't even upset about Hitler. I was willing to go to war to knock him off, but I didn't hate him. I hated what he was doing.
  • Adam Sedgwick
    Adam Sedgwick
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    As a system of philosophy it is not like the Tower of Babel, so daring its high aim as to seek a shelter against God's anger; but it is like a pyramid poised on its apex.
  • Bono
    Bono
    Irish singer, songwriter, philanthropist, activist and businessman 1960-
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    At the heart of the Irish economy has always been the philosophy of tax competitiveness. On the cranky left, that is very annoying; I can see that.
  • 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.
  • Ben Parr
    Ben Parr
    American journalist, author, venture capitalist 1985-
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    Building a successful company (or living a happy life, for that matter) is not about embracing someone else's philosophy, but staying true to your own beliefs about the world and learning from the mistakes you make along the way.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
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    But human experience is usually paradoxical, that means incongruous with the phrases of current talk or even current philosophy.
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