There are two kinds of failures: those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought
Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.
If you win, you need not have to explain...If you lose, you should not be there to explain!
Well, I must endure the presence of a few caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies.
True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.
Truth in philosophy means that concept and external reality correspond.
The spirit of Plato dies hard. We have been unable to escape the philosophical tradition that what we can see and measure in the world is merely the superficial and imperfect representation of an underlying reality.
I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.
It is dreadful when something weighs on your mind, not to have a soul to unburden yourself to. You know what I mean. I tell my piano the things I used to tell you.
If a man who can’t count finds a four leaf clover, is he lucky?
I wish I could throw off the thoughts which poison my happiness, and yet I take a kind of pleasure in indulging them.
All the world's a stage.
Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils, but present evils triumph over it.
Philosophy is such an impertinently litigious lady that a man had as good be engaged in lawsuits as have to do with her.
Philosophy is at once the most sublime and the most trivial of human pursuits.
There is but one philosophy and its name is fortitude! To bear is to conquer our fate.
Philosophy is not a theory but an activity.
There was an awful rainbow once in heaven: We know her woof, her texture; she is given In the dull catalogue of common things. Philosophy will clip an angel's wings.
Philosophy is the science which considers truth.
Philosophy is life's dry-nurse, who can take care of us - but not suckle us.
To believe only possibilities is not faith, but mere Philosophy.
Ordinary people seem not to realize that those who really apply themselves in the right way to philosophy are directly and of their own accord preparing themselves for dying and death.
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