Philosophy Quotes


How many times have you heard that "more is better, " "fake it ‘til you make it, " or "clothes make the man?" They tell us that more stuff means more happiness, when in fact, more stuff often means more headaches and more debt.

Francine Jay

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There is no such thing as philosophy-free science; there is only science whose philosophical baggage is taken on board without examination.

Daniel Dennett

A novel is never anything but a philosophy put into images.

Albert Camus

Always remember: In an infinity of worlds, anything is not only possible, it`s mandatory.

Neil Gaiman


A true philosopher never seeks to subvert the order of things. He accepts it.

Umberto Eco


The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.

Bertrand Russell

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Nature is not cruel, only pitilessly indifferent. This is one of the hardest lessons for humans to learn. We cannot admit that things might be neither good nor evil, neither cruel nor kind, but simply callous - indifferent to all suffering, lacking all purpose.

Richard Dawkins


It is better to destroy one’s own errors than those of others.



Skepticism is the first step on the road to philosophy.

Denis Diderot


In order to seek truth, it is necessary once in the course of our life to doubt, as far as possible, of all things.

René Descartes

Philosophers' Syndrome: mistaking a failure of the imagination for an insight into necessity.

Daniel Dennett

Philosophers are never quite sure what they are talking about - about what the issues really are - and so it often takes them rather a long time to recognize that someone with a somewhat different approach (or destination, or starting point) is making a contribution.

Daniel Dennett


Some philosophers can`t bear to say simple things, like "Suppose a dog bites a man." They feel obliged instead to say, "Suppose a dog d bites a man m at time t," thereby demonstrating their unshakable commitment to logical rigor, even though they don`t go on to manipulate any formulae involving d, m, and t.

Daniel Dennett

There are more things in Heaven and Earth, [...] than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

William Shakespeare


Everything that ever has been always will be, and everything that ever will be always has been.

Kurt Vonnegut


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