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Engrave this Quote Perhaps it is of more value to infuriate philosophers than to go along with them.
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-Wallace Stevens
Engrave this Quote The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping off our desires, is like cutting off our feet when we want shoes.
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-Jonathan Swift
Engrave this Quote Reason, progress, unselfishness, a wide historical perspective, expansiveness, generosity, enlightened self-interest. I had heard it all my life, and it filled me with despair.
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-Katherine Tait
Engrave this Quote Then, like an old-time orator impressively he rose; I make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes.
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-Sara Teasdale
Engrave this Quote What sort of philosophers are we, who know absolutely nothing about the origin and destiny of cats?
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-Henry David Thoreau
Engrave this Quote To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school, but so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity, and trust. It is to solve some of the problems of life, not only theoretically, but practically.
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-Henry David Thoreau
Engrave this Quote If He Tom Sawyer had been a great and wise philosopher, like the writer of this book, he would now have comprehended that Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do and Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.
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-Mark Twain
Engrave this Quote Keep quiet and people will think you a philosopher.
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-Source Unknown
Engrave this Quote Metaphysics abstracts the mind from the senses, and the poetic faculty must submerge the whole mind in the senses. Metaphysics soars up to universals, and the poetic faculty must plunge deep into particulars.
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-Giambattista Vico
Engrave this Quote Four thousand volumes of metaphysics will not teach us what the soul is.
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-Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet)
Engrave this Quote When he to whom a person speaks does not understand, and he who speaks does not understand himself, that is metaphysics.
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-Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet)
Engrave this Quote The pursuit of what is true and the practice of what is good are the two most important objects of philosophy.
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-Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet)
Engrave this Quote When he who hears does not know what he who speaks means, and when he who speaks does not know what he himself means, that is philosophy.
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-Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet)
Engrave this Quote The proper method of philosophy consists in clearly conceiving the insoluble problems in all their insolubility and then in simply contemplating them, fixedly and tirelessly, year after year, without any hope, patiently waiting.
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-Simone Weil
Engrave this Quote Every philosophy is tinged with the coloring of some secret imaginative background, which never emerges explicitly into its train of reasoning.
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-Alfred North Whitehead
Engrave this Quote Philosophy is the product of wonder.
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-Alfred North Whitehead
Engrave this Quote It is one of the chief skills of the philosopher not to occupy himself with questions which do not concern him.
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-Ludwig Wittgenstein
Engrave this Quote Philosophy is like trying to open a safe with a combination lock: each little adjustment of the dials seems to achieve nothing, only when everything is in place does the door open.
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-Ludwig Wittgenstein
Engrave this Quote The real discovery is the one which enables me to stop doing philosophy when I want to. -- The one that gives philosophy peace, so that it is no longer tormented by questions which bring itself into question.
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-Ludwig Wittgenstein
Engrave this Quote Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.
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-Ludwig Wittgenstein
Engrave this Quote Englishmen are babes in philosophy and so prefer faction-fighting to the labor of its unfamiliar thought.
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-William Butler Yeats
Engrave this Quote Being a philosopher, I have a problem for every solution.
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-Robert Zend

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