Quotes about philosophy
To live without philosophizing is properly to have one's eyes closed and never attempt to open them.
The courage of Truth, the belief in the power of the spirit, is the first condition of philosophical study.
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.
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.
Philosophy aims at the logical clarification of thoughts. Philosophy is not a body of doctrine but an activity.
Happy, if we can unite the boundaries of the different species of philosophy, by reconciling profound enquiry with clearness, and truth with novelty!
A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.
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.
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