Quotes by philosophy

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  • Bela Lugosi
    Bela Lugosi
    Hungarian-American actor 1882-1956
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    In Hungary, acting is a career for which one fits himself as earnestly as one studies for a degree in medicine, law, or philosophy.
  • Iris Murdoch
    Iris Murdoch
    Anglo-Irish novelist and philosopher 1919-1999
    Iris Murdoch
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    In philosophy if you aren't moving at a snail's pace you aren't moving at all.
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
    George Orwell
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    In philosophy, or religion, or ethics, or politics, two and two might make five, but when one was designing a gun or an aeroplane they had to make four.
  • Thomas B. Macaulay
    Thomas B. Macaulay
    American essayist and historian 1800-1859
    Thomas B. Macaulay
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    In Plato's opinion, man was made for philosophy; in Bacon's opinion, philosophy was made for man.
  • Timothy Leary
    Timothy Leary
    American psychologist and writer 1920-1996
    Timothy Leary
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    In the information age, you don't teach philosophy as they did after feudalism. You perform it. If Aristotle were alive today he'd have a talk show.
  • George Santayana
    George Santayana
    Spanish - American philosopher 1863 - 1952
    George Santayana
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    It is a great advantage for a system of philosophy to be substantially true.
  • Francis Bacon
    Francis Bacon
    English philosopher and statesman 1561-1626
    Francis Bacon
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    It is true, that a little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.
  • Benjamin Cardozo
    Benjamin Cardozo
    American lawyer and jurist 1870-1938
    Benjamin Cardozo
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    It is well enough to say that we shall be consistent, but consistent with what?... The origins of the rule? The course and tendency of development? With logic or philosophy? With the fundamental conceptions of jurisprudence? All these loyalties are possible. All have sometimes prevailed.
  • Alain de Botton
    Alain de Botton
    Swiss-born British author 1969-
    Alain de Botton
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    It's clear to me that there is no good reason for many philosophy books to sound as complicated as they do.
  • Kahlil Gibran
    Kahlil Gibran
    Libian painter and writer 1883-1931
    Kahlil Gibran
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    Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh, and the greatness which does not bow before children.
  • Thomas Hobbes
    Thomas Hobbes
    British philosopher 1588-1679
    Thomas Hobbes
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    Leisure is the mother of Philosophy.
  • Anton Chekhov
    Anton Chekhov
    Russian playwright and short story writer 1860-1904
    Anton Chekhov
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    Life does not agree with philosophy: There is no happiness that is not idleness, and only what is useless is pleasurable.
  • James Redfield
    James Redfield
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    Life is really about a spiritual unfolding that is personal and enchanting - an unfolding that no science or philosophy or religion has yet fully clarified.
  • Adam Ferguson
    Adam Ferguson
    Scottish philosopher and historian 1723-1816
    Adam Ferguson
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    Like the winds that we come we know not whence and blow whither soever they list, the forces of society are derived from an obscure and distant origin. They arise before the date of philosophy, from the instincts, not the speculations of men.
  • Albion W. Small
    Albion W. Small
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    Modern sociology is virtually an attempt to take up the larger program of social analysis and interpretation which was implicit in Adam Smith's moral philosophy, but which was suppressed for a century by prevailing interest in the technique of the production of wealth.
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