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Philosopher Quotes: "A pessimist sees only the dark side of the clouds and mopes; a philosopher sees both sides and shrugs; an optimist doesn't see the clouds at all - he's walking on them."

A pessimist sees only the dark side of the clouds and mopes; a philosopher sees both sides and shrugs; an optimist doesn't see the clouds at all - he's walking on them.




Philosopher Quotes: "A couturier must be an architect for design, a sculptor for shape, a painter for color, a musician for harmony, and a philosopher for temperance."

A couturier must be an architect for design, a sculptor for shape, a painter for color, a musician for harmony, and a philosopher for temperance.




Philosopher Quotes: "There was never yet philosopher that could endure the toothache patiently"

There was never yet philosopher that could endure the toothache patiently



Philosopher Quotes: "Be a philosopher but, amid all your philosophy be still a man."

Be a philosopher but, amid all your philosophy be still a man.




Philosopher Quotes: "Every good mathematician is at least half a philosopher, and every good philosopher is at least half a mathematician."

Every good mathematician is at least half a philosopher, and every good philosopher is at least half a mathematician.



Philosopher Quotes: "The various modes of worship which prevailed in the Roman world were all considered by the people as equally true; by the philosopher as equally false; and by the magistrate as equally useful."

The various modes of worship which prevailed in the Roman world were all considered by the people as equally true; by the philosopher as equally false; and by the magistrate as equally useful.



Philosopher Quotes: "To be a colored man in America ... and enjoy it, you must be greatly daring, greatly stolid, greatly humorous and greatly sensitive. And at all times a philosopher."

To be a colored man in America ... and enjoy it, you must be greatly daring, greatly stolid, greatly humorous and greatly sensitive. And at all times a philosopher.




Philosopher Quotes: "All are sure in their days except the most wise ... He is the wisest philosopher who holds his theory with some doubt."

All are sure in their days except the most wise ... He is the wisest philosopher who holds his theory with some doubt.



Philosopher Quotes: "A philosopher who is not taking part in discussions is like a boxer who never goes into the ring."

A philosopher who is not taking part in discussions is like a boxer who never goes into the ring.



Philosopher Quotes: "Anyway, there is a lot of really interesting work going on in the neuroscience and psychology of consciousness, and I would love to see philosophers become more closely involved with this."

Anyway, there is a lot of really interesting work going on in the neuroscience and psychology of consciousness, and I would love to see philosophers become more closely involved with this.



Philosopher Quotes: "The best physician is also a philosopher."

The best physician is also a philosopher.



Philosopher Quotes: "No philosophers so thoroughly comprehend us as dogs and horses."

No philosophers so thoroughly comprehend us as dogs and horses.




Philosopher Quotes: "A man who leaves home to mend himself and others is a philosopher; but he who goes from country to country, guided by the blind impulse of curiosity, is a vagabond."

A man who leaves home to mend himself and others is a philosopher; but he who goes from country to country, guided by the blind impulse of curiosity, is a vagabond.



Philosopher Quotes: "The philosophers are wrong: it is not words that kill, it is silence."

The philosophers are wrong: it is not words that kill, it is silence.



Philosopher Quotes: "When I look upon seamen, men of science and philosophers, man is the wisest of all beings; when I look upon priests and prophets nothing is as contemptible as man."

When I look upon seamen, men of science and philosophers, man is the wisest of all beings; when I look upon priests and prophets nothing is as contemptible as man.



Philosopher Quotes: "Those who are wise won't be busy, and those who are too busy can't be wise."

Those who are wise won't be busy, and those who are too busy can't be wise.



Philosopher Quotes: "The poets and philosophers before me discovered the unconscious; what I discovered was the scientific method by which the unconscious can be studied."

The poets and philosophers before me discovered the unconscious; what I discovered was the scientific method by which the unconscious can be studied.



Philosopher Quotes: "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."

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.



Philosopher Quotes: "And Numenius, the Pythagorean philosopher, expressly writes: 'For what is Plato, but Moses speaking in Attic Greek.'"

And Numenius, the Pythagorean philosopher, expressly writes: 'For what is Plato, but Moses speaking in Attic Greek.'



Philosopher Quotes: "APHORISM, n. Predigested wisdom. The flabby wine-skin of his brain Yields to some pathologic strain, And voids from its unstored abysm The driblet of an aphorism. "The Mad Philosopher," 1697"

APHORISM, n. Predigested wisdom. The flabby wine-skin of his brain Yields to some pathologic strain, And voids from its unstored abysm The driblet of an aphorism. "The Mad Philosopher," 1697



Philosopher Quotes: "I keep reverting (to Duke Ellington), he to me is the greatest ever and my favorite jazz philosopher, as such."

I keep reverting (to Duke Ellington), he to me is the greatest ever and my favorite jazz philosopher, as such.



Philosopher Quotes: "I maintain that to-day many an inventor, many a diplomat, many a financier is a sounder philosopher than all those who practise the dull craft of experimental psychology."

I maintain that to-day many an inventor, many a diplomat, many a financier is a sounder philosopher than all those who practise the dull craft of experimental psychology.



Philosopher Quotes: "Scientists are explorers. Philosophers are tourists."

Scientists are explorers. Philosophers are tourists.



Philosopher Quotes: "The mind is a kind of theater, where several perceptions successively make their appearence; pass, re-pass, glide away, and mingle in an infinite variety of postures and situations."

The mind is a kind of theater, where several perceptions successively make their appearence; pass, re-pass, glide away, and mingle in an infinite variety of postures and situations.



Philosopher Quotes: "I feel that we are all philosophers, and that those who describe themselves as a 'philosopher' simply do not have a day job to go to."

I feel that we are all philosophers, and that those who describe themselves as a 'philosopher' simply do not have a day job to go to.



Philosopher Quotes: "That land is a community is the basic concept of ecology, but that land is to be loved and respected is an extension of ethics."

That land is a community is the basic concept of ecology, but that land is to be loved and respected is an extension of ethics.



Philosopher Quotes: "As a doctor I had no choice. As a philosopher I had too many."

As a doctor I had no choice. As a philosopher I had too many.



Philosopher Quotes: "I fear that, in the end, the famous debate among materialists, idealists, and dualists amounts to a merely verbal dispute that is more a matter for the linguist than for the speculative philosopher"

I fear that, in the end, the famous debate among materialists, idealists, and dualists amounts to a merely verbal dispute that is more a matter for the linguist than for the speculative philosopher



Philosopher Quotes: "Philosophers of science have repeatedly demonstrated that more than one theoretical construction can always be placed upon a given collection of data."

Philosophers of science have repeatedly demonstrated that more than one theoretical construction can always be placed upon a given collection of data.



Philosopher Quotes: "If you do not expect the unexpected, you will not recognize it when it arrives."

If you do not expect the unexpected, you will not recognize it when it arrives.



Philosopher Quotes: "Like true philosophers I've come to believe that religion is an illusion of childhood, outgrown after proper education."

Like true philosophers I've come to believe that religion is an illusion of childhood, outgrown after proper education.



Philosopher Quotes: "If someone asks, ‘But what in the end is a philosopher?’ I would say ‘A philosopher is a human being who fights in theory.’"

If someone asks, ‘But what in the end is a philosopher?’ I would say ‘A philosopher is a human being who fights in theory.’



Philosopher Quotes: "I have a theory that you can make any sentence seem profound by writing the name of a dead philosopher at the end of it."

I have a theory that you can make any sentence seem profound by writing the name of a dead philosopher at the end of it.



Philosopher Quotes: "A philosopher is a fool who torments himself while he is alive, to be talked of after he is dead."

A philosopher is a fool who torments himself while he is alive, to be talked of after he is dead.



Philosopher Quotes: "Don't become a philosopher before you become rich."

Don't become a philosopher before you become rich.



Philosopher Quotes: "The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has killed a great many philosophers."

The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has killed a great many philosophers.



Philosopher Quotes: "You cannot open a book without learning something."

You cannot open a book without learning something.



Philosopher Quotes: "If true happiness depended on the thoughts of man, then all philosophers and deep thinkers would be filled to overflowing with it."

If true happiness depended on the thoughts of man, then all philosophers and deep thinkers would be filled to overflowing with it.



Philosopher Quotes: "A philosopher once noted that people long for immortality but run out of things to do on a rainy afternoon."

A philosopher once noted that people long for immortality but run out of things to do on a rainy afternoon.



Philosopher Quotes: "Of what use is a philosopher who doesn't hurt anybody's feelings?"

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



Philosopher Quotes: "Welcome to a new year at Hogwarts! Before we begin our banquet, I would like to say a few words. And here they are: Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!"

Welcome to a new year at Hogwarts! Before we begin our banquet, I would like to say a few words. And here they are: Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!



Philosopher Quotes: "You will not find the warrior, the poet, the philosopher or the Christian by staring into his eyes as if he were your mistress: better fight beside him, read with him, argue with him, pray with him."

You will not find the warrior, the poet, the philosopher or the Christian by staring into his eyes as if he were your mistress: better fight beside him, read with him, argue with him, pray with him.



Philosopher Quotes: "Many men talk like philosophers and live like fools."

Many men talk like philosophers and live like fools.



Philosopher Quotes: "He who has lived as a true philosopher has reason to be of good cheer when he is about to die, and that after death he may hope to receive the greatest good in the other world."

He who has lived as a true philosopher has reason to be of good cheer when he is about to die, and that after death he may hope to receive the greatest good in the other world.



Philosopher Quotes: "Jesus came into this world not as a philosopher or a general but as a carpenter. All work matters to God."

Jesus came into this world not as a philosopher or a general but as a carpenter. All work matters to God.



Philosopher Quotes: "The pipe draws wisdom from the lips of the philosopher, and shuts up the mouth of the foolish; it generates a style of conversation, contemplative, thoughtful, benevolent, and unaffected."

The pipe draws wisdom from the lips of the philosopher, and shuts up the mouth of the foolish; it generates a style of conversation, contemplative, thoughtful, benevolent, and unaffected.



Philosopher Quotes: "Scholars have long known that fishing eventually turns men into philosophers. Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to buy decent tackle on a philosopher's salary."

Scholars have long known that fishing eventually turns men into philosophers. Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to buy decent tackle on a philosopher's salary.



Philosopher Quotes: "I can easily teach people to be gardeners, and from them, once they know how to garden, you'll get a philosopher."

I can easily teach people to be gardeners, and from them, once they know how to garden, you'll get a philosopher.



Philosopher Quotes: "A philosopher who says, 'There are no truths, only interpretations,' risks the retort: 'Is that true, or only an interpretation?'"

A philosopher who says, 'There are no truths, only interpretations,' risks the retort: 'Is that true, or only an interpretation?'