All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusion is called a philosopher.
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.
And last are the few whose delight is in meditation and understanding; who yearn not for goods, nor for victory, but for knowledge; who leave both market and battlefield to lose themselves in the quiet clarity of secluded thought; whose will is a light rather than a fire, whose haven is not power but truth: these are the men of wisdom, who stand aside unused by the world.
We are often taught to look for the beauty in all things, so in finding it, the layman asks the philosopher while the philosopher asks the photographer.
A philosopher is a blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat that isn't there. A theologian is the man who finds it.
A writer is one who communicates ideas and emotions people want to communicate but aren't quite sure how, or even if, they should communicate them.
Is it possible for a man to move the earth? Yes; but he must first find out another earth to stand upon.
Caution not spirit, let it roam wild; for in that natural state dance embraces divine frequency.
Their [philosophers] thinking is, in fact, far less a discovery than a re-recognizing, a remembering, a return and a home-coming to a far-off, ancient common-household of the soul, out of which those ideas formerly grew: philosophizing is so far a kind of atavism of the highest order.
To lovers there. Most ladies the reason they are dumped and their relationship doesn't last is they made themselves to become a want than a need in a relationship.
The philosopher is a person who refuses no pleasures which do not produce greater sorrows, and who knows how to create new ones.
Your time is the most precious thing in this world.
Of what use is a philosopher who doesn't hurt anybody's feelings?
Że też w tym kraju każdy kelner jest filozofem i każdy filozof kelnerem.
My ship came in,then it sank!
If you use a philosophy education well, you can get your foot in the door of any industry you please. Industries are like the blossoms on a tree while philosophy is the trunk - it holds the tree together, but it often goes unnoticed.
To be a philosopher, just reverse everything you have ever been told...and have a sense of humor doing it.
One does not have to be a philosopher to be a successful artist, but he does have to be an artist to be a successful philosopher. His nature is to view the world in an unpredictable albeit useful light.
how I longed to find an authority above the nations, a law above all states, capable of giving legal aid to an individual abused and rendered without rights by his state.
The more I write, the more I find it hard to describe my work with any contemporary label.