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  1. Picture quote by Albert Einstein about energy

    Everything is energy and that's all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics. ⏤ Albert Einstein

  2. Picture quote by Anthony Hopkins about wisdom

    My philosophy is: It's none of my business what people say of me and think of me. I am what I am and I do what I do. I expect nothing and accept everything. And it makes life so much easier. ⏤ Anthony Hopkins

  3. Picture quote by Thomas Hobbes about leisure

    Leisure is the mother of philosophy. ⏤ Thomas Hobbes

  4. Picture quote by Ludwig van Beethoven about music

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

  5. Picture quote by Socrates about philosophy

    By All means marry, if you get a good wife, you'll be happy. If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher. ⏤ Socrates

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Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.

Albert Einstein

If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?

Albert Einstein

Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.

Frank Zappa

He who fights against monsters should see to it that he does not become a monster in the process. And when you stare persistently into an abyss, the abyss also stares into you.

Friedrich Nietzsche

My philosophy of leadership is to surround myself with good people who have ability, judgment and knowledge, but above all, a passion for service.

Sonny Perdue

Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know.

Lao Tzu

The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious - the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science.

Albert Einstein

Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it.

Albert Camus

Go to heaven for the climate and hell for the company.

Mark Twain

Philosophy is a study that lets us be unhappy more intelligently.


If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.

Niccolo Machiavelli

My philosophy is: If you can't have fun, there's no sense in doing it.

Paul Walker

I have a new philosophy. I'm only going to dread one day at a time.

Charles M. Schulz

Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.

Ludwig van Beethoven

All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusion is called a philosopher.

Ambrose Bierce

Philosophy is to the real world as masturbation is to sex.

Karl Marx

For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you.

Neil deGrasse Tyson

The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways; the point, however, is to change it.

Karl Marx

The pursuit of what is true and the practice of what is good are the two most important objects of philosophy.


Your philosophy determines whether you will go for the disciplines or continue the errors.

Jim Rohn

Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.

Khalil Gibran

L'homme est libre au moment qu'il veut l'être.


Philosophy is common sense with big words.

James Madison

Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.

Winston Churchill

For there was never yet philosopher that could endure the toothache patiently.

William Shakespeare

There is no record in history of a happy philosopher.

H. L. Mencken

We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.

Richard Dawkins

I have a simple philosophy. Fill what's empty. Empty what's full and scratch where it itches.

Alice Roosevelt Longworth

Philosophy and Art both render the invisible visible by imagination.

George Henry Lewes

Apart from the known and the unknown, what else is there?

Harold Pinter

Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.

Arthur Schopenhauer

You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.

Malcolm X

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.


Science is what you know, philosophy is what you don't know.

Bertrand Russell

Four thousand volumes of metaphysics will not teach us what the soul is.


What sort of philosophers are we, who know absolutely nothing about the origin and destiny of cats?

Henry David Thoreau

The philosopher proves that the philosopher exists. The poet merely enjoys existence.

Wallace Stevens

To have no time for philosophy is to be a true philosopher.

Blaise Pascal

There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.

Dalai Lama

Of what use is a philosopher who doesn't hurt anybody's feelings?


I have gained this from philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.


The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.

John Kenneth Galbraith

There's a difference between a philosophy and a bumper sticker.

Charles M. Schulz

I've always said fantasy is sort of 'stealth philosophy'.

Terry Goodkind

Religion is doing; a man does not merely think his religion or feel it, he "lives" his religion as much as he is able, otherwise it is not religion but fantasy or philosophy.

G. I. Gurdjieff

All serious conversations gravitate towards philosophy.

Ernest Dimnet

Art requires philosophy, just as philosophy requires art. Otherwise, what would become of beauty?

Paul Gauguin

The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it.

Bertrand Russell

Fault always lies in the same place: with him weak enough to lay blame.

Stephen King

What is mind? No matter. What is matter? Never mind.

George Berkeley

All philosophies, if you ride them home, are nonsense, but some are greater nonsense than others.

Samuel Butler

Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.

Albert Camus

Tell me what gives a man or woman their greatest pleasure and I'll tell you their philosophy of life.

Dale Carnegie

Many talk like philosophers yet live like fools.


Philosophers are only men in armor after all.

Charles Dickens

Rightly defined philosophy is simply the love of wisdom.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

What we cannot bear removes us from life; what remains can be borne.

Marcus Aurelius

You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts.

Kahlil Gibran

Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions.

David Hume

Metaphysics is a restaurant where they give you a thirty thousand page menu, and no food.

Robert M. Pirsig

If I wished to punish a province, I would have it governed by philosophers.

Frederick the Great

The philosopher must station themselves in the middle.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes... and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.

Eleanor Roosevelt

I demonstrate by means of philosophy that the earth is round, and is inhabited on all sides; that it is insignificantly small, and is borne through the stars.

Johannes Kepler

Metaphysics means nothing but an unusually obstinate effort to think clearly.

William James

Existentialism is about being a saint without God; being your own hero, without all the sanction and support of religion or society.

Anita Brookner

We are much beholden to Machiavel and others, that write what men do, and not what they ought to do.

Francis Bacon

Philosophy is doubt.

Michel de Montaigne

Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike.

Oscar Wilde

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

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Philosophy goes no further than probabilities, and in every assertion keeps a doubt in reserve.

James A. Froude

Perhaps it is of more value to infuriate philosophers than to go along with them.

Wallace Stevens

Take from the philosopher the pleasure of being heard and his desire for knowledge ceases.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.

Mark Twain

Philosophy! Empty thinking by ignorant conceited men who think they can digest without eating!

Iris Murdoch

Aphorisms are the true form of the universal philosophy.

Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

There is no philosophy which is not founded upon knowledge of the phenomena, but to get any profit from this knowledge it is absolutely necessary to be a mathematician.

Daniel Bernoulli

There is nothing so absurd that some philosopher has not already said it.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

In philosophy if you aren't moving at a snail's pace you aren't moving at all.

Iris Murdoch

To philosophize is only another way of being afraid and leads hardly anywhere but to cowardly make-believe.

LouisFerdinand Celine

To be evenminded is the greatest virtue. Wisdom is to speak the truth and act in keeping with its nature.


This is very important -- to take leisure time. Pace is the essence. Without stopping entirely and doing nothing at all for great periods, you're gonna lose everything...just to do nothing at all, very, very important. And how many people do this in modern society? Very few. That's why they're all totally mad, frustrated, angry and hateful.

Charles Bukowski

Unintelligible answers to insoluble problems.

Henry Adams

Let's think the unthinkable, let's do the undoable. Let us prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all.

Douglas Adams

Experience has shown, and a true philosophy will always show, that a vast, perhaps the larger portion of the truth arises from the seemingly irrelevant.

Edgar Allan Poe

Hey, you want to hear my philosophy of life? Do it to him before he does it to you.

Budd Schulberg

Keep quiet and people will think you a philosopher.


My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you


Philosophers call God the great unknown The great misknown is more like it!

Joseph Roux

The philosopher is Nature's pilot. And there you have our difference: to be n hell is to drift: to be in heaven is to steer.

George Bernard Shaw

Divide and rule, a sound motto. Unite and lead, a better one.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

My personal philosophy would be don't whine, don't let opportunities pass you by, be willing to work hard, and remember that you don't know as much as you think you do, ever.

James Marsters

"Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights.

Dag Hammarskjold

My big philosophy is: Try and work with good people, because the process is your life. That's going to be really, really hard. I'm glad I learned the lesson, 'Failure is OK.'

Dana Fox

It is an ironic habit of human beings to run faster when they have lost their way.

Rollo May

Out of Plato come all things that are still written and debated about among men of thought.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Two half philosophers will probably never a whole metaphysician make.

Gaston Bachelard

One may summon his philosophy when they are beaten in battle, not till then.

John Burroughs

My philosophy is, don't take no for an answer and be willing to sacrifice your entire project for freedom.

Tim Robbins

My philosophy of life is that if we make up our mind what we are going to make of our lives, then work hard toward that goal, we never lose -- somehow we win out

Ronald Reagan

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