A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.
I see it all perfectly; there are two possible situations - one can either do this or that. My honest opinion and my friendly advice is this: do it or do not do it - you will regret both.
There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
If you win, you need not have to explain...If you lose, you should not be there to explain!
True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.
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.
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.
There are two kinds of failures: those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought
Initially, I studied philosophy, because it claimed to give you answers to the meaning of existence, but it didnt: It was basically a semantics game.
Philosophy always requires something more, requires the eternal, the true, in contrast to which even the fullest existence as such is but a happy moment.
To become learned, each day add something. To become enlightened, each day drop something
I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.
Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.
To be a philosopher... is to solve some of the problems of life, not only theoretically, but practically.
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.
To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school, but so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates, a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity and trust.
One may summon his philosophy when they are beaten in battle, not till then.
To philosophize is only another way of being afraid and leads hardly anywhere but to cowardly make-believe.
When science, art, literature, and philosophy are simply the manifestation of personality they are on a level where glorious and dazzling achievements are possible, which can make a man's name live for thousands of years.
But human experience is usually paradoxical, that means incongruous with the phrases of current talk or even current philosophy.
The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things.
Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder.
The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
The history of philosophy is to a great extent that of a certain clash of human temperaments.
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