86 Best Philosophy Quotes for motivation in life

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Philosophy is the study of the fundamental nature of knowledge. With the help of philosophy, you can be able to know the truth of your existence as well as the reality of the world. Here are the best inspirational philosophy quotes that will help you to know the reality of your life.

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Motivational Quotes About Philosophy

1. “Design is not for philosophy it’s for life.” ― Issey Miyake

2. “Leisure is the Mother of Philosophy.” ― Thomas Hobbes

3. “Philosophy is common sense with big words.” ― James Madison

4. “Philosophy is properly home-sickness; the wish to be everywhere at home.” ― Novalis

5. “Philosophy will clip an angel’s wings.” ― John Keats

6. “Science gives us knowledge, but only philosophy can give us wisdom.” ― Will Durant

7. “Science is what you know, philosophy is what you don’t know.” ― Bertrand Russell

8. “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.” ― Winston Churchill

9. “The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next.” ― Henry Ward Beecher

10. “There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

11. “Wonder is the feeling of the philosopher, and philosophy begins in wonder.” ― Plato

Best Inspirational Philosophy Quotes

12. “A day without laughter is a day wasted.” ― Nicolas Chamfort

13. “A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.” ― William James

14. “A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes.” ― Ludwig Wittgenstein

15. “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” ― Socrates

16. “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

17. “Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.” ― Socrates

18. “Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.” ― Bertrand Russell

19. “Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.” ― Plato

20. “Doing nothing is better than being busy doing nothing.” ― Lao Tzu

21. “Everything takes time. Bees have to move very fast to stay still.” ― David Foster Wallace

22. “Expect everything, I always say, and the unexpected never happens.” ― Norton Juster

23. “Go to heaven for the climate and hell for the company.” ― Benjamin Franklin Wade

24. “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” ― J.K.Rowling

25. “Happiness consists in frequent repetition of pleasure” ― Arthur Schopenhauer

26. “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” ― Anne Frank

27. “I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think.” ― Socrates

28. “I was never aware of any other option but to question everything.” ― Noam Chomsky

29. “I would believe only in a God that knows how to dance.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

30. “I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.” ― Bertrand Russell

31. “If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave.” ― Mo Willems

32. “If you place your head in a lion’s mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.” ― Agatha Christie

Best Philosophy Quotes for life

33. “If you win, you need not have to explain…If you lose, you should not be there to explain!” ― Adolf Hitler

34. “It is an ironic habit of human beings to run faster when they have lost their way.” ― Rollo May

35. “It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them!” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

36. “Knowledge is power is time is money.” ― Robert Thier

37. “Let children read whatever they want and then talk about it with them. If parents and kids can talk together, we won’t have as much censorship because we won’t have as much fear.” ― Judy Blume

38. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” ― Confucius

39. “Like all magnificent things, it’s very simple.” ― Natalie Babbitt

40. “Man is always prey to his truths. Once he has admitted them, he cannot free himself from them.” ― Albert Camus

41. “Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.” ― Albert Camus

42. “Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun.” ― Alan Wilson Watts

43. “May you live every day of your life.” ― Jonathan Swift

44. “Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people we personally dislike.” ― Oscar Wilde

45. “Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy.” ― Isaac Newton

46. “Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.” ― Isaac Asimov

47. “No man was ever wise by chance.” ― Seneca

48. “On the whole human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time.” ― George Orwell

49. “One of the penalties of refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” ― Plato

50. “People know what they do; frequently they know why they do what they do, but what they don’t know is what they do does.” ― Michel Foucault

Deep Philosophical Quotes

51. “Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.” ― Carl Sagan

52. “Some people talk in their sleep. Lecturers talk while other people sleep.” ― Albert Camus

53. “The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” ― Aristotle

54. “The best revenge is not to be like your enemy.” ― Marcus Aurelius

55. “The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

56. “The easy confidence with which I know another man’s religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.” ― Mark Twain

57. “The flame that burns Twice as bright burns half as long.” ― Lao Tzu

58. “The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding because to understand is to be free.” ― Baruch Spinoza

59. “The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” ― Albert Einstein

60. “The journey is what brings us happiness, not the destination.” ― Dan Millman

61. “The menu is not the meal.” ― Alan Watts

62. “The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.” ― Albert Einstein

63. “The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is at all comprehensible.” ― Albert Einstein

64. “The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.” ― Plato

65. “The road ahead is long and there will be many setbacks. Success is not assured… but the price of failure has never been this high.” ― Charles Lee Lesher

66. “The seed of suffering in you may be strong, but don’t wait until you have no more suffering before allowing yourself to be happy.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh

Best Quotes for life philosophy

67. “The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.” ― Ayn Rand

68. “The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything.” ― Freidrich Neitzsche

69. “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” ― William Shakespeare

70. “There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.” ― Elie Wiesel

71. “Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!” ― Dr. Seuss

72. “Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.” ― Aristotle

73. “Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know.” ― Lao Tsu

74. “Time is a game played beautifully by children.” ― Heraclitus

75. “To write well, express yourself like the common people, but think like a wise man.” ― Aristotle

76. “Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” ― Benjamin Spock

77. “Truth may start out timid, but it finishes bold.” ― T.J. Forrester

78. “We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.” ― Richard Dawkins

79. “We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.” ― May Sarton

80. “We should forgive our enemies, but not before they are hanged” ― Heinrich Heine

81. “Wisest is she who knows she does not know.” ― Jostein Gaarder

82. “Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.” ― Frank Zappa

83. “Without music, life would be a mistake.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

84. “You are an aperture through which the universe is looking at and exploring itself.” ― Alan Watts

85. “You show me a capitalist, and I’ll show you a bloodsucker” ― Malcolm X

86. “You’re not to be so blind with patriotism that you can’t face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.” ― Malcolm X

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