philosopher Quotes

Quotes from famous philosophers


popular philosophers

Bertrand Russell
215 quotes
Aristotle
200 quotes
Albert Camus
175 quotes
Plato
164 quotes
William James
159 quotes
Blaise Pascal
148 quotes
George Santayana
141 quotes
Lao Tzu
131 quotes
Simone Weil
107 quotes

Famous philosopher quotes and sayings
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. Lao Tzu, philosopher
  • love

The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life. Confucius, philosopher
  • wisdom

Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow. Plato, philosopher
  • progress

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. Aristotle, philosopher
  • introspection

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. Lao Tzu, philosopher
  • inspirational


You're under no obligation to be the same person you were 5 minutes ago. Alan Watts, philosopher
  • personality

The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another. William James, philosopher
  • stress

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. Socrates, philosopher
  • Wisdom

Remember: “The Best Fighter is Never Angry." Lao Tzu, philosopher
  • calm

To be happy we must not be too concerned with others. Albert Camus, philosopher
  • Happiness

Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves. Henri Frederic Amiel, philosopher
  • Love

There is only one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing, Say nothing, and Be nothing. Aristotle, philosopher
  • criticism

Always go too far, because that's where you'll find the truth. Albert Camus, philosopher
  • motivational

What is done out of love always takes place beyond good and evil. Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher
  • love

Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get your heart's desire; the other is to get it. Socrates, philosopher
  • Desires

Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner. Lao Tzu, philosopher
  • care

Water is the softest thing, yet it can penetrate mountains and earth. This shows clearly the principle of softness overcoming hardness. Lao Tzu, philosopher
  • overcome

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. Confucius, philosopher
  • Resilience

Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet. Plato, philosopher
  • love

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. Confucius, philosopher
  • long

To know what you know and what you do not know, that is true knowledge. Confucius, philosopher
  • knowledge

Remember that what you have now was once among the things you only hoped for. Epicurus, philosopher
  • remember

You must be ready to burn yourself in your own flame; how could you rise anew if you have not first become ashes? Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher
  • inspirational

Talent hits a target no one else can hit, genius hits a target no one else can see. Arthur Schopenhauer, philosopher
  • talent

To know what life is worth you have to risk it once in a while. Jean-Paul Sartre, philosopher
  • worth

The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge. Bertrand Russell, philosopher
  • life

Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see. Arthur Schopenhauer, philosopher
  • inspirational

Sometimes people don't want to hear the truth because they don't want their illusions destroyed. Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher
  • truth

He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how. Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher
  • life

The more you know, the more you know you don't know. Aristotle, philosopher
  • knowlede

Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all. Aristotle, philosopher
  • education

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures. The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own. Lao Tzu, philosopher
  • generosity

The greatest use of a life is to spend it on something that will outlast it. William James, philosopher
  • greatest

He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own. Confucius, philosopher
  • positive

Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal. Albert Camus, philosopher
  • energy

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. Aristotle, philosopher
  • Love

New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings. Lao Tzu, philosopher
  • motivational

Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think. Jean De La Bruyere, philosopher
  • life

The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. Confucius, philosopher
  • actions

You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star. Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher
  • birth

Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance. Plato, philosopher
  • Opinion

Time is a created thing. To say 'I don't have time,' is like saying, 'I don't want to.' Lao Tzu, philosopher
  • time

We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals. Immanuel Kant, philosopher
  • heart

A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. Confucius, philosopher
  • actions

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle, philosopher
  • Intelligence

It is impossible to begin to learn that which one thinks one already knows. Epictetus, philosopher
  • Knowledge

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle, philosopher
  • Excellence

The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. Bertrand Russell, philosopher
  • Time

It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters. Epictetus, philosopher
  • Attitude

A great man shows his greatness by the way he treats little men. Thomas Carlyle, philosopher
  • greatness


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