Quotations About This Subject
- The pursuit of what is true and the practice of what is good are the two most important objects of philosophy.
- The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has killed a great many philosophers.
- Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder.
- A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing.
- The philosopher proves that the philosopher exists. The poet merely enjoys existence.
- Philosophy is a bully that talks loud when the danger is at a distant; but, the moment she is pressed hard by an enemy, she is nowhere to be found and leaves the brunt of the battle to be fought by her steady, humble comrade, religion.
- Bishop Berkeley destroyed this world in one volume octavo; and nothing remained, after his time, but mind; which experienced a similar fate from the hand of Mr. Hume in 1737.
- There is nothing so absurd that some philosopher has not already said it.
- Philosophy is not a theory but an activity.
- I know that you, ladies and gentlemen, have a philosophy, each and all of you, and that the most interesting and important thing about you is the way in which it determines the perspective in your several worlds.