Philosophy Quotes SMS Collection

Upon the whole i am inclined to

Upon the whole, I am inclined to think that the far greater part, if not all, of those difficulties which have hitherto amused philosophers,

Philosophy is just a hobby you cant

Philosophy is just a hobby.  You can’t open a philosophy factory.  ~Dewey SelmonDMCD

Philosophy begins in wonder and at the

Philosophy begins in wonder.  And, at the end, when philosophic thought has done its best, the wonder remains.  ~Alfred North Whitehead

What is the first business of philosophy

What is the first business of philosophy?  To part with self-conceit.  For it is impossible for anyone to begin to learn what he thinks

All are lunatics but he who can

All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusion is called a philosopher.  ~Ambrose Bierce, EpigramsDCMOO

God offers to every mind its choice

God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose.  Take which you please – you can never have both.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

And this activity alone would seem to

And this activity alone would seem to be loved for its own sake; for nothing arises from it apart from the contemplating, while from

Philosophy cannot raise the commonalty up to

Philosophy cannot raise the commonalty up to her level: so, if she is to become popular, she must sink to theirs.  ~Augustus William Hare

Philosophy like medicine has plenty of drugs

Philosophy, like medicine, has plenty of drugs, few good remedies, and hardly any specific cures.  ~Nicolas Chamfort, Maximes et penseésDCMOO

Metaphysics is a dark ocean without shores

Metaphysics is a dark ocean without shores or lighthouse, strewn with many a philosophic wreck.  ~Immanuel Kant

Philosophy is nothing but common sense in

Philosophy is nothing but common sense in a dress suit.  ~Author Unknown

The only difference between graffiti and philosophy

The only difference between graffiti and philosophy is the word "fuck."  ~Author Unknown

The point of philosophy is to start

The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical

Philosophy will clip an angels wings conquer

Philosophy will clip an angel’s wings, Conquer all mysteries by rule and line, Empty the haunted air, and gnomed mine – Unweave a rainbow.

I was thrown out of college for

I was thrown out of college for cheating on the metaphysics exam: I looked into the soul of another boy.  ~Woody AllenLLDT

To ridicule philosophy is really to philosophize

To ridicule philosophy is really to philosophize.  ~Blaise Pascal, Pensées, 1670, no. 430, MBT p34

When he to whom one speaks does

When he to whom one speaks does not understand, and he who speaks himself does not understand, that is metaphysics.  ~Voltaire, Philosophical DictionaryHHQ