120 Famous Philosophy Quotes

Today we have in our collection the best philosophy quotes from all the famous philosophers of the world. Which will help you understand the basic truths of the world.

Philosophy Quotes :

  • “No school of philosophy has ever solved this question of whether being determines consciousness or the other way around. It may be a false antithesis.”  ~Christopher Hitchens
  • “People create stories create people; or rather stories create people create stories.”  ~Chinua Achebe
  • “The thing that’s important to know is that you never know. You’re always sort of feeling your way.”  ~Diane Arbus
  • “There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.”  ~Friedrich Nietzsche
  • “If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.”  ~Abhraham H Maslow
  • “What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate.”  ~Donald Trump
  • “Only do what your heart tells you.”  ~Princess Diana
  • “All that is great cannot be possessed – and that is one of the most foolish things man goes on doing. We want to possess.”  ~Osho
  • “Only when you truly start seeking what is beyond the physical body, the spiritual processes open up for you.”  ~Sadhguru
  • “When you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you.”  ~Friedrich Nietzsche
  • “Sometimes you have to do something unforgivable just to be able to go on living.”  ~Carl Jung
  • “You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.”  ~Swami Vivekananda
  • “Experience has shown, and a true philosophy will always show, that a vast, perhaps the larger, portion of truth arises from the seemingly irrelevant.”  ~Edgar Allan Poe
  • “The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.”  ~Desmond Tutu
  • “Sometimes life is not about what you want to do but what you ought to do.”  ~Chetan Bhagat
  • “Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.”  ~Franz Kafka
  • “To ridicule philosophy is really to philosophize.”  ~Blaise Pascal
  • “Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away, and move on to something that’s more productive.”  ~Donald Trump
  • “To teach how to live without certainty, 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.”  ~Bertrand Russel
  • “Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.”  ~Chanakya

Famous Philosophy Quotes :

  • “To make light of philosophy is to be a true philosopher.”  ~Blaise Pascal
  • “The moon has no quality of its own. It is just reflecting the sun – and see how beautiful it has become.”  ~Sadhguru
  • “Your philosophy determines whether you will go for the disciplines or continue the errors.”  ~Jim Rohn
  • “It will, I believe, be everywhere found, that as the clergy are, or are not what they ought to be, so are the rest of the nation.”  ~Jane Austen
  • “You and I are all as much continuous with the physical universe as a wave is continuous with the ocean.”  ~Alan Watts
  • “I live my life based on 2 principles. One, I live as if today was my last day on earth. Two, I live today as if I am going to live forever.”  ~Osho
  • “Nothing is ever the same as they said it was.”  ~Diane Arbus
  • “Philosophy, from the earliest times, has made greater claims, and achieved fewer results, than any other branch of learning.”  ~Bertrand Russel
  • “Blessed are the forgetful: for they get the better even of their blunders.”  ~Friedrich Nietzsche
  • “A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.”  ~Tutu
  • “There is more simplicity in the man who eats caviar on impulse than in the man who eats Grape-Nuts on principle.”  ~Gilbert Chesterton
  • “When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.”  ~Ronald Reagan
  • “A bore is a person who opens his mouth and puts his feats in it.”  ~Henry Ford
  • “Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.”  ~Osho
  • “In the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.”  ~H G Wells
  • “There is no need of any competition with anybody. U R yourself, and as U R, U R perfectly good. Accept urself.”  ~Osho
  • “There is nothing so strange and so unbelievable that it has not been said by one philosopher or another.”  ~Rene Descartes
  • “The will is not free – it is a phenomenon bound by cause and effect – but there is something behind the will which is free.”  ~Swami Vivekananda
  • “The more specific you are, the more general it’ll be.”  ~Diane Arbus
  • “The impatient idealist says: ‘Give me a place to stand and I shall move the earth.’ But such a place does not exist. We all have to stand on the earth itself and go with her at her pace.”  ~Chinua Achebe

Life Philosophy Quotes :

  • “Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.”  ~Peter Drucker
  • “A man is born alone and dies alone; and he experiences the good and bad consequences of his karma alone; and he goes alone to hell or the Supreme abode.”  ~Chanakya
  • “Man was born free, and he is everywhere in chains.”  ~Jean Jacques Rousseau
  • “His philosophy was a mixture of three famous schools – the Cynics, the Stoics and the Epicureans – and summed up all three of them in his famous phrase, ‘You can’t trust any bugger further than you can throw him, and there’s nothing you can do about it, so let’s have a drink.”  ~Terry Pratchett
  • “Four be the things I’d have been better without: love, curiosity, freckles and doubt.”  ~Dorothy Parker
  • “Whoever wishes to become a philosopher must learn not to be frightened by absurdities.”  ~Bertrand Russel
  • “The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.”  ~Carl Jung
  • “When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this – you haven’t.”  ~Thomas Edison
  • “I had become aware, as early as my college days, that no opinion, however absurd and incredible can be imagined, that has not been held by one of the philosophers.”  ~Rene Descartes
  • “Do your little bit of good where you are; its those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”  ~Desmond Tutu
  • “My thing is this; if I’m sick enough to think it, then I’m sick enough to say it.”  ~Eminem
  • “The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it.”  ~Bertrand Russel
  • “Even if I died in the service of the nation, I would be proud of it. Every drop of my blood. Will contribute to the growth of this nation and to make it strong and dynamic.”  ~Indira Gandhi
  • “No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.”  ~Calvin Coolidge
  • “I used to believe in forever, but forever’s too good to be true.”  ~Alan A Milne
  • ““It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value.””  ~Arthur C Clarke
  • “I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.”  ~Laozi
  • “He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.”  ~Baruch Spinoza
  • “My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.”  ~Osho
  • “The advice I would give to someone is to not take anyone’s advice.”  ~Edward Murphy

Best Philosophy Quotes :

  • “There exists no God. What exists is godliness, and that godliness surrounds you. We are all in the same ocean.”  ~Osho
  • “Anything can be accomplished if you take responsibility for doing at least 80 percent to 90 percent of it yourself. Pass the remaining 10-20 percent of responsibility on to others and give them all the credit.”  ~Sakamoto Ryoma
  • “To study philosophy is nothing but to prepare ones self to die.”  ~Cicero
  • “The reason we want to go on and on is because we live in an impoverished present.”  ~Alan Watts
  • “Time is the best killer.”  ~Agatha Christie
  • “Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence.”  ~Osho
  • “Sell a man a fish, he eats for a day, teach a man how to fish, you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.”  ~Karl Marx
  • “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.”  ~Napoleon Hill
  • “If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.”  ~Malcolm X
  • “Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game.”  ~Donald Trump
  • “But I’ll tell you what hermits realize. If you go off into a far, far forest and get very quiet, you’ll come to understand that you’re connected with everything.”  ~Alan Watts
  • “If you study the writings of the mystics, you will always find things in them that appear to be paradoxes, as in Zen, particularly.”  ~Alan Watts
  • “When you just look at the long term span of this creation, you are just a tiny happening. But you think too much of yourself, that is the biggest problem.”  ~Sadhguru
  • “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
  • “To love beauty is to see light.”  ~Victor Hugo
  • “The history of mankind is the instant between two strides taken by a traveler.”  ~Franz Kafka
  • “To have no time for philosophy is to be a true philosopher.”  ~Blaise Pascal
  • “Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.” ~Carl Jung
  • “A good wife is one who serves her husband in the morning like a mother does, loves him in the day like a sister does and pleases him like a prostitute in the night.”  ~Chanakya
  • “Sometimes I think we’re alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we’re not. In either case the idea is quite staggering.”  ~Arthur C Clarke

Deep Philosophical Quotes :

  • “Courage Is a Love Affair with the Unknown.”  ~Osho
  • “You are an aperture through which the universe is looking at and exploring itself.”  ~Alan Watts
  • “A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.”  ~B R Ambedkar
  • “I like thinking big. If you’re going to be thinking anything, you might as well think big.”  ~Donald Trump
  • “Things are as they are. Looking out into the universe at night, we make no comparisons between right and wrong stars, nor between well and badly arranged constellations.”  ~Alan Watts
  • “A novel is never anything, but a philosophy put into images.”  ~Jim Rohn
  • “Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate.”  ~Bertrand Russel
  • “Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.”  ~Vladimir Lenin
  • “So long as a man imagines that he cannot do this or that, so long as he is determined not to do it; and consequently so long as it is impossible to him that he should do it.”  ~Baruch Spinoza
  • “To be sane in a world of madmen is in itself madness.”  ~Jean Jacques Rousseau
  • “There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.”  ~Bertrand Russel
  • “Genius is eternal patience.”  ~Michelangelo
  • “Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.”  ~Alan A Milne
  • “I think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird and not enough the bad luck of the early worm.”  ~Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • “There is no coming to consciousness without pain.”  ~Carl Jung
  • “The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.”  ~Thomas Edison
  • “By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.”  ~Franz Kafka
  • “Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion.”  ~Calvin Coolidge
  • “Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?”  ~Alan A Milne
  • “To avoid pain, they avoid pleasure. To avoid death, they avoid life.”  ~Osho

Philosophy Quotes In English :

  • “People don’t realize how a man’s whole life can be changed by one book.”  ~Malcolm X
  • “Trees are our closest relatives. What we exhale, they inhale. This is a constant relationship that no one can afford to live without.”  ~Sadhguru
  • “You can’t learn in school what the world is going to do next year.”  ~Henry Ford
  • “In philosophy, or religion, or ethics, or politics, two and two might make five, but when one was designing a gun or an aeroplane they had to make four.”  ~George Orwell
  • “The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.”  ~Audrey Hepburn
  • “I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.”  ~Audrey Hepburn
  • “The world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation. The hand is the cutting edge of the mind.”  ~Diane Arbus
  • “A book must be the ax for the frozen sea within us.”  ~Franz Kafka
  • “Whatever you feel, you become. It is your responsibility.”  ~Osho
  • “Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.”  ~James Allen
  • “So then, the relationship of self to other is the complete realization that loving yourself is impossible without loving everything defined as other than yourself.”  ~Alan Watts
  • “We are each made for goodness, love and compassion. Our lives are transformed as much as the world is when we live with these truths.”  ~Desmond Tutu
  • “Science is what you know, philosophy is what you don’t know.”  ~Bertrand Russel
  • “Now I know the things I know, and I do the things I do; and if you do not like me so, to hell, my love, with you!”  ~Dorothy Parker
  • “Water is the softest thing, yet it can penetrate mountains and earth. This shows clearly the principle of softness overcoming hardness.”  ~Laozi
  • “When it is not in our power to follow what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable.”  ~Rene Descartes
  • “Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.”  ~Alan A Milne
  • “Philosophy is written in that great book which ever lies before our eyes – I mean the universe – but we cannot understand it if we do not first learn the language and grasp the symbols, in which it is written.”  ~Galileo Galilei
  • “A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions—as attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all.”  ~Friedrich Nietzsche
  • “True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.”  ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

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