Quotes on philosophy

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Philosophers, for the most part, are constitutionally timid, and dislike the unexpected. Few of them would be genuinely happy as pirates or burglars. Accordingly they invent systems which make the future calculable, at least in its main outlines.
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Bertrand Russell Quotes

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Philosophy is nothing but common sense in a dress suit.
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Philosophy begins in wonder. And, at the end, when philosophic thought has done its best, the wonder remains.
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Alfred North Whitehead Quotes

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

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If you've never met a student from the University of Chicago, I'll describe him to you. If you give him a glass of water, he says, "This is a glass of water. But is it a glass of water? And if it is a glass of water, why is it a glass of water?" And eventually he dies of thirst.
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Shelley Berman Quotes

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And this activity alone would seem to be loved for its own sake; for nothing arises from it apart from the contemplating, while from practical activities we gain more or less apart from the action. And happiness is thought to depend on leisure; for we are busy that we may have leisure, and make war that we may live in peace.
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Aristotle Quotes

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

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Learning Zen is a phenomenon of gold and dung. Before you understand it, it's like gold; after you understand it, it's like dung.
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Zen Proverb Quotes

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To live alone one must be a beast or a god, says Aristotle. Leaving out the third case: one must be both - a philosopher.
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Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes

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