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Philosophy is properly Home-sickness; the wish to be everywhere at home."
Novalis
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The courage of Truth, the belief in the power of the spirit, is the first condition of philosophical study."
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
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The kind of philosophy one chooses thus depends on the kind of person one is."
Johann Gottlieb Fichte
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Poetry is related to philosophy as experience is related to empirical science."
Arthur Schopenhauer - The World as Will and Representation
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Philosophy is written in this grand book, which stands continually open before our eyes (I say the Universe), but can not be understood without first learning to comprehend the language and know the characters as it is written. It is written in mathematical language, and its characters are triangles, circles and other geometric figures, without which it is impossible to humanly understand a word; without these one is wandering in a dark labyrinth."
Galileo Galilei
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Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it."
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims
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It is perfectly true, as the philosophers say, that life must be understood backwards. But they forget the other proposition, that it must be lived forwards."
Soren Kierkegaard - Journals
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Philosophy aims at the logical clarification of thoughts. Philosophy is not a body of doctrine but an activity."
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Tractatus Logico-philosophicus
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Philosophize is to learn how to die."
Michel de Montaigne - Essays
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Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language."
Ludwig Wittgenstein
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Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy."
Ludwig van Beethoven
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To make light of philosophy is to be a true philosopher."
Blaise Pascal - Pensées
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There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy."

William Shakespeare - The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
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Leisure is the mother of philosophy."
Thomas Hobbes
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Philosophy is good advice; and no one can give advice at the top of his lungs."
Seneca
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There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy."
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion."
Francis Bacon
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Luxurious food and drinks, in no way protect you from harm. Wealth beyond what is natural, is no more use than an overflowing container. Real value is not generated by theaters, and baths, perfumes or ointments, but by philosophy."
Epicurus
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O philosophy, life’s guide! O searcher-out of virtue and expeller of vices! What could we and every age of men have been without thee? Thou hast produced cities; thou hast called men scattered about into the social enjoyment of life."
Marcus Tullius Cicero
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