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Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our mind by means of our language.
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Philosophical Investigations  



Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our mind by means of our language.




To live without philosophizing is properly to have one's eyes closed and never attempt to open them.
René Descartes - Principles of Philosophy  






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  






Philosophy is the culture of the soul.
Marcus Tullius Cicero  






Philosophy is properly Home-sickness; the wish to be everywhere at home.
Novalis  






The courage of Truth, the belief in the power of the spirit, is the first condition of philosophical study.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel - Lectures on the History of Philosophy  






The kind of philosophy one chooses thus depends on the kind of person one is.
Johann Gottlieb Fichte  






Poetry is related to philosophy as experience is related to empirical science.
Arthur Schopenhauer - The World as Will and Representation  






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  






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  






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  






Philosophy aims at the logical clarification of thoughts. Philosophy is not a body of doctrine but an activity.
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Tractatus Logico-philosophicus  






Philosophize is to learn how to die.
Michel de Montaigne - Essays  






There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Thus Spoke Zarathustra  






Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Ludwig van Beethoven  



Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.




To make light of philosophy is to be a true philosopher.
Blaise Pascal - Pensées  



To make light of philosophy is to be a true philosopher.




Happy, if we can unite the boundaries of the different species of philosophy, by reconciling profound enquiry with clearness, and truth with novelty!
David Hume - An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding  






Poetry implies the whole truth, philosophy expresses only a particle of it.
Henry David Thoreau - Journal  






Philosophize, to think your life and to live your thoughts: for that is what philosophy is.
André Comte-Sponville  






The difficulty in philosophy is to say no more than we know.
Ludwig Wittgenstein  






Philosophy is the microscope of thought.
Victor Hugo - Les Misérables  






Leisure is the mother of philosophy.
Thomas Hobbes  






Philosophy is good advice; and no one can give advice at the top of his lungs.
Seneca  






A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.
Francis Bacon  






What is your aim in Philosophy? To show the fly the way out of the fly-bottle.
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Philosophical Investigations  






The defects of human nature afford us opportunities of exercising our philosophy.
Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known as Molière - The Misanthrope  






Let us hasten to make philosophy popular.
Denis Diderot - Pensées sur l'interprétation de la nature  



Let us hasten to make philosophy popular.




The history of philosophical system is the picture gallery of reason.
Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach  






Every great philosophy... as a whole says always only: this is the image of all life, and from this learn the meaning of your life.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche  






When you are philosophising you have to descend into primeval chaos and feel at home there.
Ludwig Wittgenstein  










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