The philosophy of the school was quite simple – the bright boys specialised in Latin, the not so bright in science and the rest managed with geography or the like.
The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.
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.
The pretended physical philosophy of modern days strips Man of all his moral attributes, or holds them of no account in the estimate of his origin and place in the created world.
Philosophy is an attempt by man to find cause and effect. Religion has the same goal.
I very rarely read any fiction. I love biographies; I read about all kinds of people. I love theology and some philosophy.
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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.
Alain de Botton
Only a philosophy of eternity, in the world today, could justify non-violence.
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.
Philosophy is a kind of journey, ever learning yet never arriving at the ideal perfection of truth.
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.
Albion W. Small
But it is the province of religion, of philosophy, of pure poetry only, to go beyond life, beyond time, into eternity.
Alfred de Vigny
Every philosophy is tinged with the coloring of some secret imaginative background, which never emerges explicitly into its train of reasoning.
Alfred North Whitehead
I have a simple philosophy: Fill what’s empty. Empty what’s full. Scratch where it itches.
Alice Roosevelt Longworth
My personal philosophy of life is one of ethics.
The food we ate was Indian, and both my mother and father were very deep into the ancient philosophy of India, so it could well have been an Indian household.
While I am interested both in economics and in philosophy, the union of my interests in the two fields far exceeds their intersection.
Philosophy: A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing.
Conversation may be compared to a lyre with seven chords – philosophy, art, poetry, love, scandal, and the weather.
No philosophy, no religion, has ever brought so glad a message to the world as this good news of Atheism.
I have gained this from philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.
My philosophy is to do the best you can for somebody. Help. It’s not just what do you for yourself. It’s how you treat people decently. The golden rule. There isn’t big anything better than the golden rule. It’s in every major religion in one language or another.
Men are not allowed to think freely about chemistry and biology: why should they be allowed to think freely about political philosophy?
History is the great dust-heap… a pageant and not a philosophy.
If you’ve got unemployment, low pay, that was just too bad. But that was the system. That was the sort of economy and philosophy against which I was fighting in the 1930s.
We must exchange the philosophy of excuse – what I am is beyond my control for the philosophy of responsibility.
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of established religion.
The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it.
My personal philosophy is I’m running a 100-yard dash, and I haven’t reached the end.
To have no time for philosophy is to be a true philosopher.
My philosophy is to take one day at a time. I don’t worry about the future. Tomorrow is even out of sight for me.
I think when I was two years old in the sandbox. I think I formulated my basic philosophy there, and I haven’t really had to alter it very much ever since.
The basic drive behind real philosophy is curiosity about the world, not interest in the writings of philosophers.
Hey, you want to hear my philosophy of life? Do it to him before he does it to you.
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.
C. S. Lewis
There are three modes of bearing the ills of life, by indifference, by philosophy, and by religion.
Charles Caleb Colton
“Freedom from fear” could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights.
There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.
There is no philosophy which is not founded upon knowledge of the phenomena, but to get any profit from this knowledge it is absolutely necessary to be a mathematician.
Felicity, the companion of content, is rather found in our own breasts than in the enjoyment of external things; and I firmly believe it requires but a little philosophy to make a man happy in whatever state he is.
We’ve been doing this here since 1968, so we have been identified as an example of a free, democratic school, and many professors want to expose their students to our philosophy.
If a liberal political philosophy stands for anything, and I am no longer sure it does, then it must mean that we are committed to the leveling of the playing field for everyone.
Daniel Keys Moran
I think that consciousness has always been the most important topic in the philosophy of mind, and one of the most important topics in cognitive science as a whole, but it had been surprisingly neglected in recent years.
My whole working philosophy is that the only stable happiness for mankind is that it shall live married in blessed union to woman-kind – intimacy, physical and psychical between a man and his wife. I wish to add that my state of bliss is by no means perfect.
David Herbert Lawrence
Philosophy would render us entirely Pyrrhonian, were not nature too strong for it.
The first step towards philosophy is incredulity.
The problem with emotion was that it was clearly something important, but-at least according to the old philosophy-it was something to overcome.
Experience has shown, and a true philosophy will always show, that a vast, perhaps the larger portion of the truth arises from the seemingly irrelevant.
Edgar Allan Poe
One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes… and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.
What does mysticism really mean? It means the way to attain knowledge. It’s close to philosophy, except in philosophy you go horizontally while in mysticism you go vertically.
Roosevelt’s humor was broad, his manner friendly. Of wit there was little; of philosophy, none. What did he possess? Intuition, inspiration, love of adventure.
Philosophy: Impersonal anxiety; refuge among anemic ideas.
Emile M. Cioran
The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things.
Without philosophy man cannot know what he makes; without religion he cannot know why.
It’s almost like a lot of black people in America, a lot of young black men, are born with this cloud over their heads. It’s their penitentiary cloud, this philosophy we all have, that it’s harder for us.
Do all the work you can; that is the whole philosophy of the good way of life.
You know, the whole philosophy of ad hoc combinations has its strengths and its weaknesses.
Without philosophy, history is always for me dead and dumb.
Ferdinand Christian Baur
Democracy may have arisen in the West as the way of striving for the universal aspiration to dignity and freedom, but it isn’t alien to the underlying concepts that infuse religion and moral philosophy everywhere.
Philosophy finds it an easy matter to vanquish past and future evils, but the present are commonly too hard for it.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.
Religion is doing; a man does not merely think his religion or feel it, he “lives” his religion as much as he is able, otherwise it is not religion but fantasy or philosophy.
G. I. Gurdjieff
The dynamic element in my philosophy, taken as a whole, can be seen as an obstinate and untiring battle against the spirit of abstraction.
There is no heresy or no philosophy which is so abhorrent to the church as a human being.
By philosophy the mind of man comes to itself, and from henceforth rests on itself without foreign aid, and is completely master of itself, as the dancer of his feet, or the boxer of his hands.
Johann Gottlieb Fichte
Philosophy can only be approached with the most concrete comprehension.
Greek philosophy seems to have met with something with which a good tragedy is not supposed to meet, namely, a dull ending.
After the first exams, I switched to the Faculty of Philosophy and studied Zoology in Munich and Vienna.
Karl von Frisch
If I were to adopt pure mechanism as a philosophy, there would be no way I could choose to be a scholar.
Kenneth L. Pike
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.
The real discovery is the one which enables me to stop doing philosophy when I want to. The one that gives philosophy peace, so that it is no longer tormented by questions which bring itself into question.
They declaim against the passions without bothering to think that it is from their flame philosophy lights its torch.
Marquis de Sade
I majored in Chinese. I was never really good at Chinese but I really, really benefited from having been exposed to Asian philosophy early in my life.
Philosophy likes to keen common sense on the run.
I had a philosophy, which may have been proven right, that directing isn’t as hard as everyone says it is.
I am now convinced that theoretical physics is actually philosophy.
You can’t do without philosophy, since everything has its hidden meaning which we must know.
I set forth a humble and inglorious life; that does not matter. You can tie up all moral philosophy with a common and private life just as well as with a life of richer stuff. Each man bears the entire form of man’s estate.
Michel de Montaigne
Let philosophy resolutely aim to be as scientific as possible, but let her not forget her strong kinship with literature.
Morris Raphael Cohen
Art and religion first; then philosophy; lastly science. That is the order of the great subjects of life, that’s their order of importance.
Skepticism is a virtue in history as well as in philosophy.
Science without respect for human life is degrading to us all and reflects a hollow and deceptive philosophy, a philosophy that we as a people should never condone.
As the new spirituality begins to become the pervasive spirituality of the planet, we’ll find that we have abandoned our philosophy of contradictions in which we say we’re all one but continue to try to win.
Neale Donald Walsch
I am concerned, rather, that there should not be more things dreamt of in my philosophy than there actually are in heaven and earth.
Marriage is a team effort. Both of us share that philosophy.
Philosophy, like medicine, has plenty of drugs, few good remedies, and hardly any specific cures.
Nicolas de Chamfort
And so my militant philosophy is this: to make with a brush on canvas is a simple direct delight-to make with the movie is the same.
Philosophy is properly home-sickness; the wish to be everywhere at home.
We must strive to encourage East and West not only to move towards each other but also to encourage them to find a new philosophy, a philosophy which will serve as a tool determining the future of Planet Earth – our common and only shelter.
There is no shorter path for joining a neutral existential anthropology, according to philosophy, with the existential decision before God, according to the Bible.
Astonishment is the root of philosophy.
One of the tragedies of the Bush administration is that we went back to business as usual, make a deal with the Democrats, let’s all be friends in Washington philosophy.
Pete du Pont
Truth as such is not a particularly important concept in naturalistic philosophy.
Phillip E. Johnson
There will be no end to the troubles of states, or of humanity itself, till philosophers become kings in this world, or till those we now call kings and rulers really and truly become philosophers, and political power and philosophy thus come into the same hands.
Ordinary people seem not to realize that those who really apply themselves in the right way to philosophy are directly and of their own accord preparing themselves for dying and death.
My philosophy of leadership is to surround myself with good people who have ability, judgment and knowledge, but above all, a passion for service.
Leisure is the Mother of Philosophy.
I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.
Science gives us knowledge, but only philosophy can give us wisdom.
People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of the mind.
William Butler Yeats