Philosophy is the study or creation of theories about basic things such as the nature of existence, knowledge, and thought, or about how people should live. This is one of the best categories in which people love to read quotes. If you are also looking for some quotes on nature, knowledge, or a specific thought, you should read these quotes on Crave Books.
The owl of Minerva spreads its wings only with the falling of the dusk.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
I only know one thing, and that is I know nothing.
It is the heart which perceives God and not the reason. That is what faith is: God perceived by the heart, not the reason.
An intelligent being, is the active principle of all things. One must have renounced all common sense to doubt it, and it is a waste of time to try to prove such self evident truth.
Jean Jacques Rousseau
Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.
It is the privilege of true genius, And especially genius who opens up a new path, To make great mistakes with impunity.
To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.
Joseph Chilton Pearce
Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.
Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of our language.
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Section 1.10.33 of "de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum", written by Cicero in 45 BC
"At vero eos et accusamus et iusto odio dignissimos ducimus qui blanditiis praesentium voluptatum deleniti atque corrupti quos dolores et quas molestias excepturi sint occaecati cupiditate non provident, similique sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollitia animi, id est laborum et dolorum fuga. Et harum quidem rerum facilis est et expedita distinctio. Nam libero tempore, cum soluta nobis est eligendi optio cumque nihil impedit quo minus id quod maxime placeat facere possimus, omnis voluptas assumenda est, omnis dolor repellendus. Temporibus autem quibusdam et aut officiis debitis aut rerum necessitatibus saepe eveniet ut et voluptates repudiandae sint et molestiae non recusandae. Itaque earum rerum hic tenetur a sapiente delectus, ut aut reiciendis voluptatibus maiores alias consequatur aut perferendis doloribus asperiores repellat."
1914 translation by H. Rackham
"On the other hand, we denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled and demoralized by the charms of pleasure of the moment, so blinded by desire, that they cannot foresee the pain and trouble that are bound to ensue; and equal blame belongs to those who fail in their duty through weakness of will, which is the same as saying through shrinking from toil and pain. These cases are perfectly simple and easy to distinguish. In a free hour, when our power of choice is untrammelled and when nothing prevents our being able to do what we like best, every pleasure is to be welcomed and every pain avoided. But in certain circumstances and owing to the claims of duty or the obligations of business it will frequently occur that pleasures have to be repudiated and annoyances accepted. The wise man therefore always holds in these matters to this principle of selection: he rejects pleasures to secure other greater pleasures, or else he endures pains to avoid worse pains."