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"Philosophy consists very largely of one philosopher arguing that all others are jackasses. He usually proves it, and I should add that he also usually proves that he is one himself." Henry Mencken 4.25 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"You cannot go on 'explaining away' for ever: you will find that you have explained explanation itself away. You cannot go on 'seeing through' things for ever. The whole point of seeing through something is to see something through it." C.S. Lewis 4.208333333333333 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Why is it that you physicists always require so much expensive equipment? Now the Department of Mathematics requires nothing but money for paper, pencils, and erasers...and the Department of Philosophy is better still. It doesn't even ask for erasers." Isaac Asimov 4.194444444444445 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"To ridicule philosophy is really to philosophize." Blaise Pascal 4.142857142857143 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Philosophy is written in this grand book - I mean the Universe - which stands continually open to our gaze, but it cannot be understood unless one first learns to comprehend the language and interpret the characters in which it is written. It is written in the language of mathematics, and its characters are triangles, circles and other geometrical figures, without which it is humanly impossible to understand a single word of it." Galileo Galilei 4.090909090909091 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"If we did not bring to the examinations of our instincts a knowledge of their comparative dignity we could never learn it from them." C.S. Lewis 4 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"All men desire to know." Aristotle 4 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"We can only reason from what is; we can reason on actualities, but not on possibilities." Thomas Paine 4 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"There is nothing so absurd but some philosopher has said it." Marcus Tullius Cicero 4 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities." Aristotle 3.875 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusions is called a philosopher." Ambrose Bierce 3.75 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"What do you know and how do you know it?" Ayn Rand 3.7 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Philosophers, for the most part, are constitutionally timid, and dislike the unexpected. Few of them would be genuinely happy as pirates or burglars. Accordingly they invent systems which make the future calculable, at least in its main outlines." Bertrand Russell 3.6666666666666665 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"No sooner do we depart from sense and instinct to follow reason but we are insensibly drawn into uncouth paradoxes, difficulties, and inconsistencies, which multiply and grow upon us as we advance in speculation; till at length, having wandered through many intricate mazes, we find ourselves just where we were, or, which is worse, sit down in a forlorn scepticism." George Berkeley 3.6666666666666665 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"In the very books in which philosophers bid us scorn fame, they inscribe their names." Marcus Tullius Cicero 3.25 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts; but so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates." Henry Thoreau 2.6666666666666665 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote

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