There is no heresy or no philosophy which is so abhorrent to the church as a human being.
There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent.
There is nothing so absurd but some philosopher has said it.
It is a great advantage for a system of philosophy to be substantially true.
There is nothing so strange and so unbelievable that it has not been said by one philosopher or another.
Philosophy is a disease, and not an ordinary one either. It's not a common cold. It is cancer - cancer of the soul. Once a person is lost in the jungle of philosophy he becomes more and more entangled in words, concepts, abstractions and there is no end to it.
A Sufi is just the opposite of a philosopher. A Sufi is one who is not concerned with words at all. A Sufi is one who is not interested in scriptures at all. A Sufi is one who is interested in going into existence itself.
A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
There will be no end to the troubles of states, or of humanity itself, till philosophers become kings in this world, or till those we now call kings and rulers really and truly become philosophers, and political power and philosophy thus come into the same hands.
When I look upon seamen, men of science and philosophers, man is the wisest of all beings; when I look upon priests and prophets nothing is as contemptible as man.
Art requires philosophy, just as philosophy requires art. Otherwise, what would become of beauty?
Socrates was the first to call philosophy down from the heavens and to place it in cities, and even to introduce it into homesand compel it to inquire about life and standards and goods and evils.
Do all the work you can; that is the whole philosophy of the good way of life.
O philosophy, you leader of life.
There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.
Rightly defined philosophy is simply the love of wisdom.
As the new spirituality begins to become the pervasive spirituality of the planet, we'll find that we have abandoned our philosophy of contradictions in which we say we're all one but continue to try to win.
When a philosopher says something that is true then it is trivial. When he says something that is not trivial then it is false.
People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of the mind.
Philosophy begins in wonder.
Dogs and philosophers do the greatest good and get the fewest rewards.
Poets are the sense, philosophers the intelligence of humanity.
There is no religion in which everyday life is not considered a prison; there is no philosophy or ideology that does not think that we live in alienation.
Man may be considered as a superior species of animal that produces philosophies and poems in about the same way a silkworm produces their cocoons and bees their hives
You philosophers are lucky men. You write on paper and paper is patient. Unfortunate Empress that I am, I write on the susceptible skins of living beings.