25 Philosophy Quotes

Here you will find our great collection of philosophy quotes from some of the most famous and devoted philosophers of all time. The meaning of Philosophy is "Love of wisdom" and the study of philosophy is of existence, values, knowledge, mind, language and reason. We can see through the doctrines written over the course of many centuries that the study of philosophy is meant to broaden the mind, inspire people to change their perspective to change their lives by acting more wisely. When we are philosophically thinking, we are thinking deeply, so we hope that you can adopt this attitude into your everyday life and see that life isn't as black and white as you think it may be.


    Happiness is beyond praise. Aristotle
  1. Happiness is beyond praise.
    Aristotle
    Happiness Quotes



  2. We must look away from ourselves to Nature around us. Heraclitus (of Ephesus.), The Fragments of the Work of Heraclitus of Ephesus on Nature
  3. We must look away from ourselves to Nature around us.
    Heraclitus of Ephesus, The Fragments of the Work of Heraclitus of Ephesus on Nature
    Nature Quotes



  4. But to keep silent does not mean to be dumb. On the contrary, if a person is dumb, he still has the tendency to “ speak.
Martin Heidegger, Being and Time
  5. But to keep silent does not mean to be dumb. On the contrary, if a person is dumb, he still has the tendency to “ speak.
    Martin Heidegger, Being and Time
    Introvert Quotes



  6. For a man to spend his life in pursuit of a title, that serves only when he dies to furnish out an epitaph, is below a wise man's business. Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Sir Roger L'Estrange, Seneca's Morals, by Way of Abstract
  7. For a man to spend his life in pursuit of a title, that serves only when he dies to furnish out an epitaph, is below a wise man's business.
    Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Sir Roger L'Estrange, Seneca's Morals, by Way of Abstract
    Wise Quotes



  8. Life is not to be identified with every superficial act and interest.
John Dewey, Democracy and Education
  9. Life is not to be identified with every superficial act and interest.
    John Dewey, Democracy and Education
    Life Quotes



  10. Be neither too great a friend nor too great an enemy to any foreign power, for both enslave.
    Claude Roessiger The World Is Stupid-You Can't Fix It!: But Could Something Be Done?
    Friend



  11. The truest pleasure must come through the development within one of generous emotions, kind sympathies, and large social interests.
    Epicurus, Principal Doctrines
    Generosity



  12. Love is a holy mystery and ought to be hidden from all other eyes, whatever happens. That makes it holier and better.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground
    Love



  13. A great many worries can be diminished by realizing the unimportance of the matter which is causing the anxiety.
    Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness
    Anxiety



  14. The greatest souls are capable of the greatest vices as well as the greatest virtues; and those who proceed but very slowly can make much greater progress, if they always follow the right path, than those who hurry and stray from it.
    René Descartes, The Philosophical Writings of Descartes
    Progress



  15. A man may not believe he is going to live for ever, but that is no reason why he should prefer poisons to food.
    Benedict Spinoza, Ethics -
    Believe



  16. We must care more for our honor, our friends, our human ties, than for a sound skin or wealth.
    William James The Principles of Psychology
    Wealth



  17. Prosperity is not of the essence of happiness.
    Aristotle, The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle. A New Translation, Mainly from the Text ...
    Health



  18. Such boredom can only end in apathy, indifference, and weariness with life, so that beneath the outward appearance there will be despair and bitterness.
    Soren Kierkegaard, The Prayers of Kierkegaard
    Bored



  19. A person who is able to promote the five attitudes in the world can be considered authoritative.' 'What are these?" Tzu-chang asked. Confucius replied: 'Respect, Tolerance, Living-up to one's word, Diligence, and generosity.
    David L. Hall, Confucius, Roger T. Ames, Thinking Through Confucius
    Respect



  20. To labor for the promoting of righteous conduct among the people of the land; to be serious in regard to spiritual beings, and to hold aloof from them; — this may be called wisdom.
    Confucius, The Wisdom of Confucius with Critical and Biographical Sketches
    Wisdom



  21. Education, therefore, is the greatest and hardest problem that can be proposed to man; for insight depends upon education, and education, again, depends upon insight.
    Immanuel Kant, Educational theory of Immanuel Kant
    Education



  22. Philosophy is what philosophers do.
    Nigel Warburton, Philosophy
    Short



  23. When it is a duty in loving to love the people we see, there is no limit to love; if the duty is to be fulfilled, love must be limitless, it is unchanged, no matter how the object becomes changed.
    Søren Kierkegaard, The Essential Kierkegaard
    Unconditional Love



  24. He who can buy courage is brave, even if he is a coward.
    Karl Marx, Marx on Religion
    Brave



  25. Philosophy is thinking; thinking is negative; negativity is experience; and experience is learning of experience as negative, in thinking, and as philosophy.
    Nigel Tubbs, Philosophy's Higher Education
    Experience



  26. Philosophy, purpose, goals, and objectives — when clarified in that order, can provide the destination and road map for your life and leadership.
    Nancy Hunter Denney, How to Zing!
    Clarity



  27. Remember, your philosophy stays strong and never changes, especially during chaos and adversity.
    Jim Hinkson, The Art of Motivation for Team Sports
    Remember



  28. Philosophy is a matter of opinion.
    John Whitehead, The New Philosophy
    Opinion



  29. The person who does a favour is not the one who looks for a return, but the one who chooses to do good.
    Leucippus, Democritus, C. C. W. Taylor, The Atomists, Leucippus and Democritus
    Kindness


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