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The first step towards philosophy is incredulity.

Denis Diderot Quotes , Source: Last Conversation

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This same philosophy is a good horse in the stable, but an arrant jade on a journey.

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes , Source: The Good-Natured Man (act I)

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You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.

Naguib Mahfouz Quotes

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The philosopher is Nature's pilot. And there you have our difference: to be in hell is to drift: to be in heaven is to steer.

George Bernard Shaw Quotes , Source: Man and Superman (act III)

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My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you’ll be happy; if not, you’ll become a philosopher.

Socrates Quotes

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He who runs behind truck is exhausted, he who runs in front of truck is tired.

Heraclitus of Ephesus Quotes

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Dubito ergo cogito; cogito ergo sum.(I doubt, therefore I think; I think therefore I am)

Rene Descartes Quotes

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I think; therefore I am.

Rene Descartes Quotes

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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.

Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes

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When he who hears does not know what he who speaks means, and when he who speaks does not know what he himself means, that is philosophy

Voltaire Quotes

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Let no one delay the study of philosophy while young nor weary of it when old

Epicurus Quotes

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The man of science is a poor philosopher.

Albert Einstein Quotes

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Get the hell out of my way!

Ayn Rand Quotes

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Philosophy is the science which considers truth

Aristotle Quotes

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A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism; but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.

Francis Bacon Quotes , Source: Essays--Atheism

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Sublime Philosophy! Thou art the patriarch's ladder, reaching heaven; And bright with beckoning angels--but alas! We see thee like the patriarch, but in dreams, By the first step,--dull slumbering on the earth.

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, first Baron Lytton Quotes , Source: Richelieu (act III, sc. 1, l. 4)

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Beside, he was a shrewd philosopher, And had read ev'ry text and gloss over Whate'er the crabbed'st author hath, He understood b' implicit faith.

Samuel Butler (1) Quotes , Source: Hudibras (pt. I, canto I, l. 127)

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Before philosophy can teach by Experience, the Philosophy has to be in readiness, the Experience must be gathered and intelligibly recorded.

Thomas Carlyle Quotes , Source: Essays--On History

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O philosophy, life's guide! O searcher-out of virtue and expeller of vices! What could we and every age of men have been without thee? Thou hast produced cities; thou hast called men scattered about into the social enjoyment of life. [Lat., O vitae philosophia dux! O virtutis indagatrix, expultrixque vitiorum! Quid non modo nos, sed omnino vita hominum sine et esse potuisset? Tu urbes peperisti; tu dissipatos homines in societatum vitae convocasti.]

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: Tusc. Quoest. (bk. V, 2, 5)

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The Beginning of Philosophy . . . is a Consciousness of your own Weakness and inability in necessary things.

Epictetus Quotes , Source: Discourses (bk. II, ch. XI, st. 1)

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Philosophy goes no further than probabilities, and in every assertion keeps a doubt in reserve.

James Anthony Froude Quotes , Source: Short Studies on Great Subjects--Calvinism

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How charming is divine philosophy! Not harsh, and crabbed, as full fools suppose, But musical as is Apollo's lute, And a perpetual feast of nectar'd sweets, Where no crude surfeit reigns.

John Milton Quotes , Source: Mask of Comus (l. 476)

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That stone, . . . Philosophers in vain so long have sought.

John Milton Quotes , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. III, l. 600)

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To ridicule philosophy is truly philosophical. [Fr., Se moquer de la philosophie c'est vraiment philosophe.]

Blaise Pascal Quotes , Source: Pensees (act VII, 35)

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Philosophy is the replacement of category-habits by category-disciplines.

Gilbert Ryle Quotes , Source: The Concept of Mind (introduction)

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