Be a life long or short, its completeness depends on what it was lived for.
A blind man in a dark room - looking for a black hat which isn't there.
In other words, apart from the known and the unknown, what else is there?
The unrest which keeps the never-stopping clock metaphysics going is the thought that the non-existence of this world is just as possible as its existence.
It takes a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious.
All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain.
In philosophy an individual is becoming himself.
Romanticism is the expression of man's urge to rise above reason and common sense, just as rationalism is the expression of his urge to rise above theology and emotion.
Science is what you know, philosophy is what you don't know.
Here is the beginning of philosophy: a recognition of the conflicts between men, a search for their cause, a condemnation of mere opinion .. . and the discovery of a standard of judgement.
Anything that comes easy, comes wrong.
To teach how to live with uncertainty, and yet without being paralyzed by hesitation, is perhaps the chief thing that philosophy in our age can still do for those who study it.
All philosophies, if you ride them home, are nonsense; but some are greater nonsense than others.
It is easy to build a philosophy. It doesn't have to run.
I've developed a new philosophy - I only dread one day at a time.
A man of business may talk of philosophy; a man who has none may practise it.
Philosophy - the purple bullfinch in the lilac tree.
Philosophy has a fine saying for everything - for Death it has an entire set.
Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.
I have a simple philosophy. Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. And scratch where it itches.