Philosophical Quotes

Philosophy’s greatest task is to enlarge our sense of possibility.
– Susan Neiman

Philosophy has no value in a true sense, but it adds and defines value to our lives.
– Debasish Mridha

The point is not how much better you are than other people, the point is how many better people you make…
– Preeti Bhonsle

In the beginning the Poets and Philosophers taught the world to see. Then after that any form of education was no longer free.
– Stanley Victor Paskavich

Philosophy is really nostalgia, the desire to be at home.
– Novalis

“The only part of you that hurts when you’re given the truth is the part that lives on lies.”
– Stefan Molyneux

The human mind is inspired enough when it comes to inventing horrors; it is when it tries to invent a Heaven that it shows itself cloddish.
– Evelyn Waugh

A fool’s brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.
– George Bernard Shaw

You have to be very fond of men. Very, very fond. You have to be very fond of them to love them. Otherwise they’re simply unbearable.
– Marguerite Duras

If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he will content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.
– Francis Bacon

What I say is that ‘just’ or ‘right’ means nothing but what is in the interest of the stronger party. – Thrasymachus in The Republic.
– Plato

Oh, Heaven, it is mysterious, it is awful to consider that we not only carry a future Ghost within us; but are, in very deed, Ghosts!
– Thomas Carlyle

Stripped of ethical rationalizations and philosophical pretensions, a crime is anything that a group in power chooses to prohibit.
– Freda Adler

My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it’s on your plate — that’s my philosophy.
– Thornton Wilder

All good performance pieces have some philosophical validity. That’s the difference between mere theater and performance art.
– Jack Bowman

Europe, in legend, has always been the home of subtle philosophical discussion; America was the land of grubby pragmatism.
– Daniel Bell

I have loved to the point of madness. That which is called madness. That which to me. Is the only sensible way to love.
– Francoise Sagan

Anti Semitism has no historical, political and certainly no philosophical origins. Anti-Semitism is a disease.
– Daniel Barenboim

Genuine tragedies in the world are not conflicts between right and wrong. They are conflicts between two rights.
– George Hegel

Intuition does not in itself amount to knowledge, yet cannot be disregarded by philosophers and psychologists.
– Corliss Lamont