In North America there is the general belief that everything can be fixed, that life can be fixed up. In Europe, the view is that a lot can't be fixed up and that living properly is not necessarily a question of mastering the technology so much as learning to live gracefully within the constraints that the species invents.
Every day look at a beautiful picture, read a beautiful poem, listen to some beautiful music, and if possible, say some reasonable thing.
When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one. and a lily with the other.
The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next.
Philosophy is a good horse in the stable, but an errant jade on a journey.
Philosophy will clip an Angel's wings Conquer all mysteries by rule and line, Empty the haunted air, the gnomed mine -Unweave a rainbow.
Adversity's sweet milk, philosophy.
Philosophy is doubt.
Be a philosopher but, amid all your philosophy be still a man.
The philosopher is Nature's pilot - and there you have our difference; to be in hell is to drift: to be in heaven is to steer.
For there was never yet philosopher That could endure the toothache patiently.
One's task is not to turn the world upside down, but to do what is necessary at the given place and with a due consideration of reality.
A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism; but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.
Philosophy: A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing.
Queen of arts, and daughter of heaven.
In philosophy, it is not the attainment of the goal that matters, it is the things that are met with by the way.
Philosophy goes no further than probabilities, and in every assertion keeps a doubt in reserve.
Whence? wither? why? how? - these questions cover all philosophy.
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.