Philosophical Quotes - Page 2

Catch a man a fish, and you can sell it to him. Teach a man to fish, and you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.
– Karl Marx

Wars and elections are both too big and too small to matter in the long run. The daily work that goes on, it adds up.
– Barbara Kingsolver

We never know we are beings till we love. And then it is we know the powers and potentialities of human existence.
– Jean Toomer

Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.
– Charles Mingus

People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
– George Orwell

Sometimes it’s necessary to go a long distance out of the way in order to come back a short distance correctly.
– Edward Albee

A man is not as big as his belief in himself; he is as big as the number of persons who believe in him.
– Woodrow Wilson

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

Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.
– Dorothy Parker

You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.
– Sam Keen

True love cannot be found where it truly does not exist, Nor can it be hidden where it truly does.
– Anonymous

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

He who controls the past commands the future. He who commands the future conquers the past.
– George Orwell

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
– Lao Tzu

Age does not protect you from love but love to some extent love protects you from age.
– Jeanne Moreau

You don’t love a woman because she’s beautiful; she is beautiful because you love her.
– Anonymous

The most desired gift of love is not diamonds or roses or chocolate. It is focused attention.
– Richard Warren

No man can produce great things who is not thoroughly sincere in dealing with himself.
– James Russell Lowell

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
– Winston Churchill

You are fastened to them and cannot understand how, because they are not fastened to you.
– Antonio Porchia