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Various Philosophers Quotes


"Seneca brings vividly before us a picture of the various scholars assembled in a school of the philosophers." - Frederic Farrar

"The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it." - Karl Marx

"The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways: the point, however, is to change it." - Karl Marx

"Seneca brings vividly before us a picture of the various scholars assembled in a school of the philosophers." - Frederic William Farrar

"Scientists are explorers. Philosophers are tourists." - Richard P Feynman

"Clearness marks the sincerity of philosophers." - Luc De Clapiers

"I think one reason is that philosophers are more insecure to speak accessibly because non-philosophers are skeptical that philosophers have any special expertise. After all, all people - not just philosophers - have attitudes and points of view on various philosophical questions, and they rather resent being told that there are professionals who can think about these things better." - Rebecca Goldstein

"Before researchers become researches they should become philosophers." - Masanobu Fukuoka

"Many talk like philosophers yet live like fools." - Proverbs

"I've spent various periods of my career being thought of as various things, various degrees of substance and ideas." - Ben Mendelsohn

"People are too various to be treated so lightly. I am too various to be trusted." - James A Baldwin

"There are various names for this 'Spirit of Life' because there are various life experiences." - Jurgen Moltmann

"There are various orders of beauty, causing men to make fools of themselves in various styles." - George Eliot

"Human affairs are so obscure and various that nothing can be clearly known. This was the sound conclusion of the Academic sceptics, who were the least surly of philosophers." - Desiderius Erasmus

"The various opinions of philosophers have scattered through the world as many plagues of the mind as Pandora's box did those of the body; only with this difference, that they have not left hope at the bottom." - Jonathan Swift

"Human rights is the fruit of various civilizations." - Shirin Ebadi

"Such and so various are the tastes of men." - Mark Akenside

"I'm trying to learn from various corners of the world." - Yuri Milner

"I love various sports, including basketball, tennis and billiards." - Yani Tseng

"In planning an attack, persons have various roles." - Robert Mueller

"It may be argued that peoples for whom philosophers legislate are always prosperous." - Aristotle

"Let us be dreamers, thinkers, speculative philosophers, or as our spouses would have it: Idiots" - Douglas Adams

"This is how philosophers should salute each other: 'Take your time." - Ludwig Wittgenstein

"In the very books in which philosophers bid us scorn fame, they inscribe their names." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"The traditional disputes of philosophers are, for the most part, as unwarranted as they are unfruitful." - Alfred Jules Ayer

"Philosophers' Syndrome: mistaking a failure of the imagination for an insight into necessity." - Daniel Dennett

"All real philosophers have been artists in the realm of concepts." - Rudolf Steiner

"I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior." - Hippolyte Taine

"Novelists don't age as quickly as philosophers, who often face professional senility in their late twenties." - Martin Amis

"One learns more metaphysics from a single temptation than from all the philosophers." - James Russell Lowell

"Various philosophers and religious leaders tried to convince their disciples and followers that animals are nothing more than machines without a soul, without feelings. However, anyone who has ever lived with an animal-be it a dog, a bird, or even a mouse-knows that this theory is a brazen lie, invented to justify cruelty." - Isaac Bashevis Singer

"Philosophers do need to have intuitions of various specific sorts: ethical, metaphysical, etc., depending on their targeted subject matter. And they must make intuition reports, as they record the contents of their intuitions. But they need not go into whether an intuition has been enjoyed." - Ernest Sosa

"Epistemologists should be concerned with knowledge and justification and so on, not our concepts of them; philosophers of mind should be concerned with various features of our mental life and the large-scale structure of the mind, not our concepts of mind, or consciousness, or anything else" - Hilary Kornblith

"In my view, philosophers have shown a great deal more respect for the first-person point of view than it deserves. There's a lot of empirical work on the various psychological mechanisms by way of which the first-person point of view is produced, and, when we understand this, I believe, we can stop romanticising and mythologising the first-person perspective." - Hilary Kornblith

"Bad philosophers may have a certain influence; good philosophers, never." - Bertrand Russell

"Though philosophers like to define poetry as irrational fancy, for us it is practical, humorous, reasonable way of being ourselves." - Robert Graves

"Good comedians are great philosophers." - Reggie Watts

"Even European philosophers have taken notice that most of what we take for knowledge is nothing but bias and prejudice." - Jack Abbott

"Philosophers dwell in the moon." - John Ford (dramatist)

"I want to read philosophers." - Saul Kripke

"Most mothers are instinctive philosophers." - Harriet Beecher Stowe

"Invaluable....the best one-stop source I've seen for what various officials actually said at various times, suffused with intelligent analysis." - Alan Bock

"Cricket is just something that I am good at, just like various people are good at various things. What's lucky is that cricket gets enormous publicity." - Rahul Dravid

"Politically, the world is so confused right now - there's so much suffering caused by various movements by various parties and people in power in government." - Alice Walker

"As you look at the flow of Muslim fundamentalism, or fundamentalism in various areas and various religions, they all play on the people who have very little." - James Wolfensohn

"I am not sure just what Marx had in mind when he wrote that "philosophers have hitherto only interpreted the world in various ways; the point is to change it." Did he mean that philosophy could change the world, or that philosophers should turn to the higher priority of changing the world? If the former, then he presumably meant philosophy in a broad sense of the term, including analysis of the social order and ideas about why it should be changed, and how. In that broad sense, philosophy can play a role, indeed an essential role, in changing the world." - Noam Chomsky

"There is no love; There are only the various envies, all of them sad." - W H Auden

"We are doomed to failure without a daily destruction of our various preconceptions." - Taiichi Ohno

"There are no perfect life plan formulas. It's a roller coaster with various exit ramps." - Jason Landry

"The mind turned inwards is the Self; turned outwards, it becomes the ego and all the world. Cotton made into various clothes we call by various names. Gold made into various ornaments, we call by various names. But all the clothes are cotton and all the ornaments gold. The one is real, the many are mere names and forms." - Ramana Maharshi

"A detective sees death in all the various forms at least five times a week." - Ed McBain

"There are no perfect life plan formulas. It's a roller coaster with various exit ramps." - Jason Landry

"Torture is illegal. Torture is banned by various provisions of the law. I support that." - Mike Pence

"There's the basket of deplorables, who are bigots of various stripes, misogynists, anti-Muslim, racists, homophobes." - George Packer

"I always remember my childhood as traumatic, for various reasons; I always felt alienated, outside." - Kate Zambreno

"Genres are just bottles for the various boats. The boats matter to me." - Julianna Baggott

"I am working with various music producers and hope to be releasing music." - Olivia Stuck

"He touch'd the tender stops of various quills, With eager thought warbling his Doric lay." - John Milton

"[Children] receive direct instruction from time to time about the appropriateness of various social comparisons" - Albert Bandura

"Each one of us interprets various stimuli according to our own personal sensibility." - Stefano Gabbana

"I am happy to donate funds to various organizations that help people in need." - Carl Karcher

"We have, unlike many of our competitors, continued to meet our various financial obligations." - Gerard Arpey

"Our party may have swung too far right at various times." - Ed Gillespie

"After all my various relationships I find myself now home alone." - Francesca Annis

"My lyrics are generated by various peculiar processes. Very random and similar to automatic writing." - Brian Eno

"The more we can get together and talk about various perspectives, feelings, beliefs, the better." - William P Leahy

"This result was confirmed by different researchers using various experimental arrangements." - Walther Bothe

"People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Rich and various gems inlay The unadorned bosom of the deep." - John Milton

"Nonetheless, much has been learned by studying the statistical differences between the various human races." - J Philippe Rushton

"People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not." - Francois De La Rochefouca

"There are various kinds of savagery: emotional, spiritual, economic, and cultural savagery." - Don Winslow

"Children are the beneficiaries - and also the victims - of the theater of various moments." - George W S Trow

"All of my heroes, like Dali, are people who pioneered various forms of cinema." - Marilyn Manson

"The Patriot Act addresses various subjects. Some sections are beneficial and enhance our national security." - Mike Honda

"The great masses of people do not consist of philosophers; precisely for the masses, faith is often the sole foundation of a moral attitude. The various substitutes have not proved so successful from the standpoint of results that they could be regarded as a useful replacement for previous religious creeds. But if religious doctrine and faith are really to embrace the broad masses, the unconditional authority of the content of this faith is the foundation of all efficacy." - Adolf Hitler

"We're philosophers. We think, therefore we am." - Terry Pratchett

"It is perfectly true, as philosophers say, that life must be understood backwards. But they forget the other proposition, that it must be lived forwards." - Soren Kierkegaard

"We need fewer philosophies and more philosophers." - Frank Pierson

"Philosophers write for professors; thinkers for writers." - Emil Cioran

"Nietzsche ... has caused [philosophers] so much confusion." - Hannah Arendt

"I feel that we are all philosophers, and that those who describe themselves as a 'philosopher' simply do not have a day job to go to." - Kevin Warwick

"what I think separates me from most philosophers probably is that I'm a bluesman in the life of the mind, I'm a jazzman in the world of ideas." - Cornel West

"Anytime you see a Hungarian, kick him. He'll know why. Any two philosophers can tell each other all they know in two hours." - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr

"Philosophers are often like little children, who first scribble random lines on a piece of paper with their pencils, and now ask an adult What is that?" - Ludwig Wittgenstein

"Our life is ordinary, I read in a crumpled paper abandoned on a bench. Our life is ordinary, the philosophers told me." - Adam Zagajewski

"Philosophers say a great deal about what is absolutely necessary for science, and it is always, so far as one can see, rather naive, and probably wrong." - Richard Feynman

"Spending that many hours in the saddle gave a man plenty of time to think. That's why so many cowboys fancied themselves Philosophers." - Charles M. Russell

"If thou knewest the whole Bible by heart, and the sayings of all the philosophers, what would it profit thee without the love of God and without grace?" - Thomas A Kempis

"The profoundest thoughts of the philosophers have something tricklike about them. A lot disappears in order for something to suddenly appear in the palm of the hand." - Elias Canetti

"Philosophers make imaginary laws for imaginary commonwealths, and their discourses are as the stars, which give little light because they are so high." - Francis Bacon

"Philosophers say man forms himself in dialogue." - Anne Carson

"Philosophers and theologians have argued for centuries over the morality of targeted assassinations - a technique that the Israelis use with some frequency - without ever reaching anything approaching consensus." - Eric Alterman

"Philosophers write for professors; thinkers for writers." - Emile M Cioran

"Mothers are the most instinctive philosophers." - Harriet Beecher Stowe

"The Language of the Dream/Night is contrary to that of Waking/Day. It is a language of Images and Sensations, the various dialects of which are far less different from each other, than the various Day-Languages of Nations." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"By deepening the spiritual dialogue between the spiritual traditions of the various religions in a spirit of friendship, one begins to understand just what the classical terms of the various spiritual traditions really mean." - Thomas Keating

"Various Horsemen are abroad, doing their various Apocalyptic things." - George Alec Effinger

"I went through various stages in my childhood, as we all do, various stages of obsessions with people and things. And I did. I wanted to be the first white Harlem Globetrotter." - Johnny Depp

"Well I teach in the History of Consciousness Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz. So that's my primary work. I lecture on various campuses and in various communities across the country and other parts of the world." - Angela Davis

"I have had the occasion to meet child actors from the '60s and '70s at various functions, and everyone's gone on to various different lives - they're real-estate agents or surfers." - Mike Lookinland

"You own a watch the invention of the mind, though for a single motion 'tis designed, as well as that which is with greater thought with various springs, for various motions wrought." - Richard Blackmore

"I cannot understand why any young man - or young woman, for that matter - would wish to undergo the painful process of disfiguring the skin with various multicolored representations of people, animals, and various symbols." - Gordon B Hinckley

"In regard to the philosophers, if they be true philosophers, i.e., lovers of truth, they should not be irritated that the earth moves. Rather, if they realize that they have held a false belief, they should thank those have shown them the truth; and if their opinion stands firm that the earth doesn't move, they will have reason to boast than be angered." - Galileo Galilei

"A State would be happy where philosophers were kings, or kings philosophers." - Plato

"States will never be happy until rulers become philosophers or philosophers become rulers." - Plato

"Welders make more money than philosophers. We need more welders and less philosophers." - Marco Rubio

"Philosophers are very severe towards other philosophers because they expect too much." - George Santayana

"When philosophers try to be politicians they generally cease to be philosophers." - Walter Lippmann

"Children are the only brave philosophers. And brave philosophers are, inevitably, children." - Yevgeny Zamyatin

"The caste system, in all its various forms, is always based on identifiable physical characteristics - sex, color, age." - Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

"American dependence on oil has only gone up as we've gone through various crises and not invested in R&D." - Bill Gates

"History is various and sinuous and no essential part of the human spirit is ever wholly absent from it." - Benedetto Croce

"As land is improved by sowing it with various seeds, so is the mind by exercising it with different studies." - Sir Thomas Fitzosborne (William Melmoth)

"You have heard of, and studied various systems of philosophy; but real philosophy is opposed to all systems." - Frances Wright

"As land is improved by sowing it with various seeds, so is the mind by exercising it with different studies." - Pliny The Elder

"That was a continuance of what we have seen most of the season - that is, various clubs beating each other." - Ron Noades

"Social psychology has, as a rule, dealt with various phases of social experience from the psychological standpoint of individual experience." - George H. Mead

"We're merely one tree with various types, shapes and sizes of leaves that all wave differently in the breeze." - Rasheed Ogunlaru

"I bullshit on the phone all day with a variety of people discussing various projects, and occasionally write jokes." - Al Madrigal

"The information that follows is taken primarily...from government hearings and reports published from various Senate and House committees." - G. Edward Griffin

"I like to repaint rooms, to redecorate. My dream would be to have pieds-a-terre in various places." - Gloria Vanderbilt

"Martin Luther King wanted to be morally consistent and speak out against various things that were wrong, not just racism." - Cornel West

"The idea of a post-religious society is a fantasy, ultimately. Human beings are, by nature, religious in various ways." - Ross Douthat

"Like Toy Story, the joke is all about exploring the secret world of these various everyday objects." - Seth Rogen

"Some things may work, but they definitely won't work every time. Some things may work at various times." - Jerry Garcia

"We have a marriage of people of various cultures coming together. It's not a joke. It's real." - Stevie Wonder

"There are various ways you might define the common good, but that would be one way you could do it." - John Rawls

"I like to walk a lot and various ideas come in my mind. Many of them I discard." - Allan Loeb

"The enemy's new strategy is to finance and organize various groups under the cover of women's or student movements." - Gholam Hossein Mohseni-Ejehei

"When I met scientists, I found them to be as various as any other group of people." - Harrison Ford

"I saw a Divine Being. I'm afraid I'm going to have to revise all my various books and opinions." - Alfred Jules Ayer

"We know that there are various activities important to the insurgents in Iraq that are occurring in Syria." - Douglas Feith

"My mother was a Bohemian - in the good sense of the word. A searcher. And she investigated various religions." - Madeline Kahn

"So, Japan as a country has lost its vigor; it feels very much closed in for various reasons." - Naoto Kan

"As much as I liked and admired the various members of the Kennedy family, my first loyalty was to Jackie." - Pierre Salinger

"But as far as my work is concerned, I see no impediment, and various advantages, to being deaf." - Stephanie Beacham

"Almost every one of my various zero numbered birthdays has had a big concert in London and often in Paris." - Elliott Carter

"All history has been a history of class struggles between dominated classes at various stages of social development." - Friedrich Engels

"Social psychology has, as a rule, dealt with various phases of social experience from the psychological standpoint of individual experience." - George Herbert Mead

"I've had various people close to me die, and I don't necessarily find the idea of death purely depressing." - Simon Mcburney

"All the bystanders at an event worthy of note adopt various gestures of admiration when contemplating the occurrence." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"I feel that L.A. has not always been my strongest base for support. That can be for various reasons." - Sonny Rollins

"God is One, all our lives have various and unique places in the harmony of the divine life." - Josiah Royce

"Only when God was said to have died did various leaders, professions and sectors risk pushing themselves forward as successors." - John Ralston Saul

"Writing is my way of expressing - and thereby eliminating - all the various ways we can be wrong-headed." - Zadie Smith

"Finally, fighting for gay rights, speaking out in various places and making friends, men and women, was great." - George Weinberg

"I don't sell enough books to pay for the lawyers, however. And these various problems finally became too much." - Peter Sotos

"I'm not one who divides music, dance or art into various categories. Either something works, or it doesn't." - Twyla Tharp

"For my own family, I would always choose the makeshift, surrogate family formed by various characters unrelated by blood." - Anne Tyler



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