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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.

Tags: Big, Wonder  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

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

Tags: Fear, Law  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.

Tags: Government, School  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.

Tags: Art, Friendship  ✍ Author: C. S. Lewis

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.

Tags: Best, Words  ✍ Author: Eleanor Roosevelt

Ordinary people seem not to realize that those who really apply themselves in the right way to philosophy are directly and of their own accord preparing themselves for dying and death.

Tags: Death, Themselves  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

I am an Epicurean. I consider the genuine (not the imputed) doctrines of Epicurus as containing everything rational in moral philosophy which Greek and Roman leave to us.

Tags: Leave, Moral  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

Small amounts of philosophy lead to atheism, but larger amounts bring us back to God.

Tags: God, Small  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

It's almost like a lot of black people in America, a lot of young black men, are born with this cloud over their heads. It's their penitentiary cloud, this philosophy we all have, that it's harder for us.

Tags: Black, Men  ✍ Author: Erykah Badu

I am very proud of The Saints and I'm very glad that I've been associated with them all these years, but the next record is the best record... has to be the philosophy for any band that remains even halfway decent or vibrant, and that is kind of where my head's at.

Tags: Best, Proud  ✍ Author: Enid Bagnold

St. Paul would say to the philosophers that God created man so that he would seek the Divine, try to attain the Divine. That is why all pre-Christian philosophy is theological at its summit.

Tags: God, Why  ✍ Author: Hans Urs von Balthasar

It's a kind of philosophy of my own life, to create the energy enough to keep on going.

Tags: Enough, Life  ✍ Author: Elizabeth Banks

The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next.

Tags: Next, Sense  ✍ Author: Henry Ward Beecher

Philosophy: A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing.

Tags: Leading, Nowhere  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

Skepticism is a virtue in history as well as in philosophy.

Tags: History, Virtue  ✍ Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

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

Tags: Battle, May  ✍ Author: John Burroughs

I challenge anybody to say that I wouldn't know how to approach foreign policy because, unlike some of the other people, I at least have a foreign policy philosophy, which is an extension of the Reagan philosophy. Peace through strength, and my philosophy is peace through strength and clarity.

Tags: Peace, Strength  ✍ Author: Herman Cain

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

Tags: Courage, Lack  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

Only a philosophy of eternity, in the world today, could justify non-violence.

Tags: Eternity, Today  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

My whole philosophy is to broadcast the way a fan would broadcast.

Tags: Fan, Whole  ✍ Author: Harry Caray

I really believe in the philosophy that you create your own universe. I'm just trying to create a good one for myself.

Tags: Good, Trying  ✍ Author: Jim Carrey

Life does not agree with philosophy: There is no happiness that is not idleness, and only what is useless is pleasurable.

Tags: Happiness, Life  ✍ Author: Anton Chekhov

A new philosophy generally means in practice the praise of some old vice.

Tags: Means, Old  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

Rightly defined philosophy is simply the love of wisdom.

Tags: Love, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

My philosophy is the thicker the wood the thicker the sound, the bigger the string the bigger the sound. My smallest string is a 14 gauge.

Tags: Bigger, Sound  ✍ Author: Dick Dale
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And the political system is changing rapidly in this country, and we better realize that. The elephants or donkeys are not what younger people look to. They look at individual candidates' philosophy, and I think it's a different time and a different generation.

Tags: Political, Time  ✍ Author: Richard M. Daley

I enjoy getting things done. My philosophy is the edge, the edge of something. There's where we have to go in local government, in not only the philosophy but the creativity in people around you. They have to go to the edge.

Tags: Done, Government  ✍ Author: Richard M. Daley

You need at least six or seven years to understand the philosophy and concentration of karate to know to clean your spirit of everything and dedicate your mind and body to the sport.

Tags: Mind, Understand  ✍ Author: Jean-Claude Van Damme

Before Vatican II, in theology, as in other areas, the discipline was fixed. After the council there has been a revolution - a chaotic revolution - with free discussion on everything. There is now no common theology or philosophy as there was before.

Tags: After, Revolution  ✍ Author: Mychael Danna

Rome should sometimes intervene and say this or that is not in conformity with the Catholic faith. Theologians should understand that. Some theologians go too far, for example, reducing the Catholic faith to a universal philosophy.

Tags: Faith, Understand  ✍ Author: Mychael Danna

I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.

Tags: Involved, Teach  ✍ Author: Angela Davis

Here's the thing with me and the religious thing. This is the flat-out truth: I find the religiosity and philosophy in the music. I don't find it anywhere else.

Tags: Music, Truth  ✍ Author: Bob Dylan

The study of history and philosophy, accompanied by some acquaintance with art and literature, should be for lawyers and engineers as well as for those who study in arts faculties.

Tags: Art, History  ✍ Author: Terry Eagleton

As a scholar I am interested in the philosophy of language, semiotics, call it what you want, and one of the main features of the human language is the possibility of lying.

Tags: Human, Language  ✍ Author: Umberto Eco

But human experience is usually paradoxical, that means incongruous with the phrases of current talk or even current philosophy.

Tags: Experience, Human  ✍ Author: George Eliot

In philosophy, it is not the attainment of the goal that matters, it is the things that are met with by the way.

Tags: Goal, Matters  ✍ Author: Havelock Ellis

All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain.

Tags: Lies, Words  ✍ Author: Nora Ephron

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things.

Tags: Happiness, Possible  ✍ Author: Nora Ephron

The philosophy behind much advertising is based on the old observation that every man is really two men - the man he is and the man he wants to be.

Tags: Men, Old  ✍ Author: William Feather

Like the winds that we come we know not whence and blow whither soever they list, the forces of society are derived from an obscure and distant origin. They arise before the date of philosophy, from the instincts, not the speculations of men.

Tags: Men, Society  ✍ Author: Adam Ferguson

I would not say that I was, these days, a 'student' of philosophy, although in my youth I was quite deeply involved with certain aspects of the British pragmatists.

Tags: Days, Youth  ✍ Author: Brian Ferneyhough

I was born Muslim, but for a large part of my life, I wasn't necessarily raised Muslim. My father always kept everything around us, from Western philosophy to Eastern philosophy.

Tags: Father, Life  ✍ Author: Lupe Fiasco

What sort of philosophy one chooses depends on what sort of person one is.

Tags: Chooses, Depends  ✍ Author: Johann Gottlieb Fichte

By philosophy the mind of man comes to itself, and from henceforth rests on itself without foreign aid, and is completely master of itself, as the dancer of his feet, or the boxer of his hands.

Tags: Hands, Mind  ✍ Author: Johann Gottlieb Fichte

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.

Tags: Moral, Politics  ✍ Author: John Kenneth Galbraith

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

Tags: Art, Beauty  ✍ Author: Paul Gauguin

Religion deals in certainties and philosophy deals more in un-answered questions.

Tags: Questions, Religion  ✍ Author: Steve Hackett

Why are we here? Where do we come from? Traditionally, these are questions for philosophy, but philosophy is dead.

Tags: Here, Why  ✍ Author: Stephen Hawking

Religions do a useful thing: they narrow God to the limits of man. Philosophy replies by doing a necessary thing: it elevates man to the plane of God.

Tags: God, Necessary  ✍ Author: Victor Hugo

In praising science, it does not follow that we must adopt the very poor philosophies which scientific men have constructed. In philosophy they have much more to learn than to teach.

Tags: Men, Science  ✍ Author: Dean Inge

The object of studying philosophy is to know one's own mind, not other people's.

Tags: Mind, Studying  ✍ Author: Dean Inge

To become a popular religion, it is only necessary for a superstition to enslave a philosophy.

Tags: Become, Religion  ✍ Author: William Ralph Inge

There is no religion in which everyday life is not considered a prison; there is no philosophy or ideology that does not think that we live in alienation.

Tags: Life, Religion  ✍ Author: Eugene Ionesco

Words, without power, is mere philosophy.

Tags: Power, Words  ✍ Author: Muhammad Iqbal

Religion and philosophy, philosophy and religion - they're two words which are both... different. In spelling.

Tags: Religion, Words  ✍ Author: Eddie Izzard

The word philosophy sounds high-minded, but it simply means the love of wisdom. If you love something, you don't just read about it; you hug it, you mess with it, you play with it, you argue with it.

Tags: Love, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Hugh Jackman

It is absolutely bedrock to the British Army's philosophy that a commanding officer is responsible for what goes on within his command.

Tags: Goes, Within  ✍ Author: Mike Jackson

I have no philosophy, my favourite thing is sitting in the studio.

Tags: Sitting, Studio  ✍ Author: Arne Jacobsen

True philanthropy requires a disruptive mindset, innovative thinking and a philosophy driven by entrepreneurial insights and creative opportunities.

Tags: Thinking, True  ✍ Author: Naveen Jain

Contradiction was something I really like when it is embraced in that kind of philosophy.

 ✍ Author: Jim Jarmusch

Our whole philosophy is one of transparency.

Tags: Whole  ✍ Author: Valerie Jarrett

As a universal history of philosophy, the history of philosophy must become one great unity.

Tags: Great, History  ✍ Author: Karl Jaspers

At the present moment, the security of coherent philosophy, which existed from Parmenides to Hegel, is lost.

Tags: Lost, Moment  ✍ Author: Karl Jaspers

Philosophy as practice does not mean its restriction to utility or applicability, that is, to what serves morality or produces serenity of soul.

Tags: Mean, Soul  ✍ Author: Karl Jaspers

Philosophy can only be approached with the most concrete comprehension.

Tags: Concrete  ✍ Author: Karl Jaspers

Philosophy is tested and characterised by the way in which it appropriates its history.

Tags: History, Tested  ✍ Author: Karl Jaspers

The great philosophers and the great works are standards for the selection of what is essential. Everything that we do in studying the history of philosophy ultimately serves their better understanding.

Tags: Great, History  ✍ Author: Karl Jaspers

You must remember, my own philosophy is that you don't belong only to yourself. You have an obligation to the society which protected you when you were brought into the world, which taught you, which supported you and nurtured you. You have an obligation to repay it.

Tags: Society, Yourself  ✍ Author: Jacob K. Javits

There is no heresy or no philosophy which is so abhorrent to the church as a human being.

Tags: Church, Human  ✍ Author: James Joyce

People who decide they came to earth to work, who make work their personal philosophy, are kept very busy.

Tags: Busy, Work  ✍ Author: Constantine Karamanlis

You do what you have to do in life, when you form a philosophy that you can't talk yourself out of.

Tags: Life, Yourself  ✍ Author: Constantine Karamanlis

I was a philosophy major as an undergraduate, and I'm just an arrogant little thing. It's hard for me to admit that I can't understand something, let alone not be in charge of it.

Tags: Alone, Hard  ✍ Author: Mary Karr

Philosophy will clip an angel's wings.

Tags: Angel, Wings  ✍ Author: John Keats

Marriage is a team effort. Both of us share that philosophy.

Tags: Marriage, Team  ✍ Author: Nick Lachey

I'm working harder than ever now, and I'm putting on my pants the same as I always have. I just get up every day and try to do a little better than the day before, and that is to run a great restaurant with great food, great wine, and great service. That's my philosophy.

Tags: Food, Great  ✍ Author: Emeril Lagasse

Philosophy of science without history of science is empty; history of science without philosophy of science is blind.

Tags: History, Science  ✍ Author: Imre Lakatos

I bought some books in order to learn the first principles of philosophy.

Tags: Books, Learn  ✍ Author: Johann Heinrich Lambert

Whatever science and philosophy may do for mankind, the world can never outgrow its need of the simplicity that is in Christ.

Tags: May, Science  ✍ Author: Lucy Larcom

It is a great advantage for a system of philosophy to be substantially true.

Tags: Great, True  ✍ Author: Sophia Loren

I like to play cards. I'm not very good, because I don't want to calculate, I just play by instinct. But I've learned a lot of business philosophy by playing poker.

Tags: Business, Good  ✍ Author: Jack Ma

To sum up the whole, we should say that the aim of the Platonic philosophy was to exalt man into a god.

Tags: God, Whole  ✍ Author: Rose Macaulay

We have no firm hold on any knowledge or philosophy that can lift us out of our difficulties.

Tags: Hold, Knowledge  ✍ Author: Anne Sullivan Macy

Philosophy is common sense with big words.

Tags: Big, Words  ✍ Author: James Madison

The basic drive behind real philosophy is curiosity about the world, not interest in the writings of philosophers.

Tags: Behind, Real  ✍ Author: Bryan Magee

The Copernican revolution brought about by Kant was, I think, the most important single turning point in the history of philosophy.

Tags: History, Single  ✍ Author: Bryan Magee

There is no philosophy without the art of ignoring objections.

Tags: Art, Ignoring  ✍ Author: Joseph de Maistre

Greek philosophy seems to have met with something with which a good tragedy is not supposed to meet, namely, a dull ending.

Tags: Good, Seems  ✍ Author: Karl Marx

Any genuine philosophy leads to action and from action back again to wonder, to the enduring fact of mystery.

Tags: Again, Fact  ✍ Author: Henry Miller

I set forth a humble and inglorious life; that does not matter. You can tie up all moral philosophy with a common and private life just as well as with a life of richer stuff. Each man bears the entire form of man's estate.

Tags: Humble, Life  ✍ Author: Michel de Montaigne

My philosophy in life, where I was trying to get, could have been a little bit different.

Tags: Life, Trying  ✍ Author: Joe Namath

We must strive to encourage East and West not only to move towards each other but also to encourage them to find a new philosophy, a philosophy which will serve as a tool determining the future of Planet Earth - our common and only shelter.

Tags: Earth, Future  ✍ Author: Kunal Nayyar

I took all the philosophy courses I could.

Tags: Courses, Took  ✍ Author: Judd Nelson

Well, I think that Augusta is not the same golf course that I grew up on. Bobby Jones' philosophy was giving you space off the tee; if you put it in the right side of the fairway, you ended up getting the right angle to the green.

Tags: Giving, Put  ✍ Author: Jack Nicklaus

There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.

Tags: Body, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

We do not learn by inference and deduction and the application of mathematics to philosophy, but by direct intercourse and sympathy.

Tags: Learn, Sympathy  ✍ Author: Richard M. Nixon

Philosophy is properly home-sickness; the wish to be everywhere at home.

Tags: Home, Wish  ✍ Author: Novalis

We said we would leave no stone unturned to get to Germany and now we are applying the same philosophy towards our tournament preparations.

Tags: Leave, Said  ✍ Author: Jennifer O\'Neill

People think the free market is a philosophy, they think that it is a creed. It is none of those things. Free market is a bathroom scale, it is a measuring tape, it's simply a measurement.

Tags: Free, Simply  ✍ Author: P. J. O\'Rourke

Our whole philosophy was to intimidate the quarterback. We were able to do it. We were pioneers. People still recognize us as, maybe, the best defensive line of all time.

Tags: Best, Time  ✍ Author: Merlin Olsen

I discovered philosophy in my youth when I read 'wildly,' and thus I was exposed to the world of ideas.

Tags: Read, Youth  ✍ Author: Michel Onfray

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