- The theories of the major philosophers of the 18th century secular enlightenment were biblical and theological in spite of themselves.
[ Biblical Century Enlightenment Major Philosophers Secular Spite Themselves Theological Theories Were]
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- If we mean to have heroes, statesmen and philosophers, we should have learned women.
[ Heroes Learned Mean Philosophers Should Statesmen Women]
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- He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
[ Dreamer His Idiot Philosopher Speculative Thinker Wife Would]
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- The philosopher ought never to try to avoid the duty of making up his mind.
[ Avoid Duty His Making Mind Never Ought Philosopher Try Up]
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- Theories of love are found in the works of scientists, philosophers, and theologians.
[ Found Love Philosophers Scientists Theologians Theories Works]
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- 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.
[ Alike Arises Awe Because Being Big Bound Fables His Lover Myths Philosopher Philosophers Philosophy Poetic Poets Way Wonder]
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- The theologian considers sin mainly as an offence against God; the moral philosopher as contrary to reasonableness.
[ Against Considers Contrary God Mainly Moral Offence Philosopher Reasonableness Sin Theologian]
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- Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today - but the core of science fiction, its essence has become crucial to our salvation if we are to be saved at all.
[ Become Core Critics Crucial Essence Ever Fiction Individual May Our Philosophers Salvation Saved Science Seem Stories Today Trivial]
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- There are few circumstances which so strongly distinguish the philosopher, as the calmness with which he can reply to criticisms he may think undeservedly severe.
[ Calmness Circumstances Criticisms Distinguish Few May Philosopher Reply Severe Strongly Think Undeservedly Which]
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- Two half philosophers will probably never a whole metaphysician make.
[ Half Make Never Philosophers Probably Two Whole Will]
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- St. Paul would say to the philosophers that God created man so that he would seek the Divine, try to attain the Divine. That is why all pre-Christian philosophy is theological at its summit.
[ Attain Created Divine God Man Paul Philosophers Philosophy Say Seek St Summit Theological Try Why Would]
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- Poets are the sense, philosophers the intelligence of humanity.
[ Humanity Intelligence Philosophers Poets Sense]
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- The impulse of the journalist is to be novel, yet to relate his curiosities to the urgencies of the moment; the philosopher seeks what he conceives to be true, regardless of the moment.
[ Conceives Curiosities His Impulse Journalist Moment Novel Philosopher Regardless Relate Seeks True Yet]
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- The man of science, the artist, the philosopher are attached to their nations as much as the day-laborer and the merchant.
[ Artist Attached Man Merchant Much Nations Philosopher Science Their]
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- Philosophers are adults who persist in asking childish questions.
[ Adults Asking Childish Persist Philosophers Questions]
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- I am not a philosopher.
[ Am Philosopher]
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- All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusions is called a philosopher.
[ Analyze Called Delusions His Lunatics Philosopher]
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- A woman finds the natural lay of the land almost unconsciously; and not feeling it incumbent on her to be guide and philosopher to any successor, she takes little pains to mark the route by which she is making her ascent.
[ Almost Any Ascent Feeling Finds Guide Her Incumbent Land Lay Little Making Mark Natural Pains Philosopher Route She Successor Takes Unconsciously Which Woman]
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- It has always surprised me how little attention philosophers have paid to humor, since it is a more significant process of mind than reason. Reason can only sort out perceptions, but the humor process is involved in changing them.
[ Always Attention Changing How Humor Involved Little Mind More Only Out Paid Perceptions Philosophers Process Reason Significant Since Sort Surprised Than Them]
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- The profoundest thoughts of the philosophers have something trickle about them. A lot disappears in order for something to suddenly appear in the palm of the hand.
[ Appear Disappears Hand Lot Order Palm Philosophers Profoundest Something Suddenly Them Thoughts Trickle]
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- The philosophers Camus and Sartre raise the question whether or not a man can condemn himself.
[ Condemn Himself Man Philosophers Question Raise Sartre Whether]
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- For my future I have no concern, and as a true philosopher, I never would have any, for I know not what it may be: as a Christian, on the other hand, faith must believe without discussion, and the stronger it is, the more it keeps silent.
[ Any Believe Christian Concern Discussion Faith Future Hand Keeps Know May More Must Never Other Philosopher Silent Stronger True Without Would]
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- The heart hid still in the dark, hard as the Philosopher's Stone.
[ Dark Hard Heart Hid Philosopher Still Stone]
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- Anyway, there is a lot of really interesting work going on in the neuroscience and psychology of consciousness, and I would love to see philosophers become more closely involved with this.
[ Anyway Become Closely Consciousness Going Interesting Involved Lot Love More Neuroscience Philosophers Psychology Really See Work Would]
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- Women make us poets, children make us philosophers.
[ Children Make Philosophers Poets Us Women]
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- The most dangerous criminal now is the entirely lawless modern philosopher. Compared to him, burglars and bigamists are essentially moral men.
[ Burglars Compared Criminal Dangerous Entirely Essentially Him Lawless Men Modern Moral Most Now Philosopher]
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- There is nothing so absurd that some philosopher has not already said it.
[ Absurd Already Nothing Philosopher Said Some]
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- We are motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is the more he is inspired by glory. The very philosophers themselves, even in those books which they write in contempt of glory, inscribe their names.
[ Better Books Contempt Desire Even Glory Inscribe Inspired Keen Man More Motivated Names Philosophers Praise Their Themselves Those Very Which Write]
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- Philosophers write for professors; thinkers for writers.
[ Philosophers Professors Thinkers Write Writers]
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- It has generally been assumed that of two opposing systems of philosophy, e.g., realism and idealism, one only can be true and one must be false; and so philosophers have been hopelessly divided on the question, which is the true one.
[ Assumed Been Divided False Generally Hopelessly Idealism Must Only Opposing Philosophers Philosophy Question Realism Systems True Two Which]
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- It is not impossible to think that the minds of philosophers sometimes act like those of other mortals, and that, having once been determined by diverse circumstances to adopt certain views, they then look for and naturally find reasons to justify these views.
[ Act Adopt Been Certain Circumstances Determined Diverse Find Having Impossible Justify Look Minds Mortals Naturally Once Other Philosophers Reasons Sometimes Then These Think Those Views]
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- The method of exposition which philosophers have adopted leads many to suppose that they are simply inquiries, that they have no interest in the conclusions at which they arrive, and that their primary concern is to follow their premises to their logical conclusions.
[ Adopted Arrive Concern Conclusions Exposition Follow Inquiries Interest Leads Logical Many Method Philosophers Premises Primary Simply Suppose Their Which]
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- The picture which the philosopher draws of the world is surely not one in which every stroke is necessitated by pure logic.
[ Draws Every Logic Philosopher Picture Pure Stroke Surely Which World]
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- No man was ever yet a great poet, without being at the same time a profound philosopher.
[ Being Ever Great Man Philosopher Poet Profound Same Time Without Yet]
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- Truth is the object of philosophy, but not always of philosophers.
[ Always Object Philosophers Philosophy Truth]
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- To make the moral achievement implicit in science a source of strength to civilization, the scientist will have to have the cooperation also of the philosopher and the religious teacher.
[ Achievement Also Civilization Cooperation Implicit Make Moral Philosopher Religious Science Scientist Source Strength Teacher Will]
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- I am aware that a philosopher's ideas are not subject to the judgment of ordinary persons, because it is his endeavour to seek the truth in all things, to the extent permitted to human reason by God.
[ Am Aware Because Endeavour Extent God His Human Ideas Judgment Ordinary Permitted Persons Philosopher Reason Seek Subject Things Truth]
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- Don't call me a mindless philosopher, you overweight glob of grease.
[ Call Grease Mindless Overweight Philosopher]
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- The philosopher creates, he doesn't reflect.
[ Creates Philosopher Reflect]
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- These critics organize and practice in my case a sort of obsessive personality cult which philosophers should know how to question and above all, to moderate.
[ Above Case Critics Cult How Know Moderate Obsessive Organize Personality Philosophers Practice Question Should Sort These Which]
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- Why is it the philosopher who is expected to be easier and not some scientist who is even more inaccessible?
[ Easier Even Expected Inaccessible More Philosopher Scientist Some Why]
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- One cannot conceive anything so strange and so implausible that it has not already been said by one philosopher or another.
[ Already Another Anything Been Cannot Conceive Implausible Philosopher Said Strange]
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- There is nothing so strange and so unbelievable that it has not been said by one philosopher or another.
[ Another Been Nothing Philosopher Said Strange Unbelievable]
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- The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has killed a great many philosophers.
[ Any Great Killed Many Never Philosopher Philosophers Priest Priests Whereas]
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- Dogs and philosophers do the greatest good and get the fewest rewards.
[ Dogs Fewest Get Good Greatest Philosophers Rewards]
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- When I look upon seamen, men of science and philosophers, man is the wisest of all beings; when I look upon priests and prophets nothing is as contemptible as man.
[ Beings Contemptible Look Man Men Nothing Philosophers Priests Prophets Science Seamen Upon Wisest]
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- The third lesson and tip actually comes from two of my favorite political philosophers: Mao Tse-tung and Mother Theresa - not often coupled with each other, but the two people I turn to most to basically deliver a simple point which is 'you're going to make choices; you're going to challenge; you're going to say why not; you're going to figure out how to do things that have never been done before.
[ Actually Basically Been Before Challenge Choices Comes Coupled Deliver Done Each Favorite Figure Going How Lesson Make Mao Most Mother Never Often Other Out Philosophers Point Political Say Simple Theresa Things Third Tip ]
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- It is good a philosopher should remind himself, now and then, that he is a particle pontificating on infinity.
[ Good Himself Infinity Now Particle Philosopher Remind Should Then]
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- A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
[ Adored Consistency Foolish Little Minds Philosophers Statesmen]
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- We are not to give credit to the many, who say that none ought to be educated but the free; but rather to the philosophers, who say that the well-educated alone are free.
[ Alone Credit Educated Free Give Many None Ought Philosophers Rather Say Well-Educated]
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- Now I believe I can hear the philosophers protesting that it can only be misery to live in folly, illusion, deception and ignorance, but it isn't -it's human.
[ Believe Deception Folly Hear Human Ignorance Illusion Live Misery Now Only Philosophers Protesting]
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- What difference is there, do you think, between those in Plato's cave who can only marvel at the shadows and images of various objects, provided they are content and don't know what they miss, and the philosopher who has emerged from the cave and sees the real things?
[ Between Cave Content Difference Emerged Images Know Marvel Miss Objects Only Philosopher Plato Provided Real Sees Shadows Things Think Those Various]
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- Seneca brings vividly before us a picture of the various scholars assembled in a school of the philosophers.
[ Assembled Before Brings Philosophers Picture Scholars School Seneca Us Various Vividly]
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- Like the philosopher, the author views his task as one of establishing a clear connection between life and history, and of making the past bear fruit for the present and future.
[ Author Bear Between Clear Connection Establishing Fruit Future His History Life Making Past Philosopher Present Task Views]
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- In taking action we must remember that the things which are happening to the Jews today are but a part of the general disintegration anticipated by philosophers and historians of different schools for almost half a century.
[ Action Almost Anticipated Century Different Disintegration General Half Happening Historians Jews Must Part Philosophers Remember Schools Taking Things Today Which]
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- Linguistic philosophers continue to argue that probably music is not a language, that is in the philosophical debate. Another point of view is to say that music is a very profound language.
[ Another Argue Continue Debate Language Linguistic Music Philosophers Philosophical Point Probably Profound Say Very View]
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- When a philosopher says something that is true then it is trivial. When he says something that is not trivial then it is false.
[ False Philosopher Says Something Then Trivial True]
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- I see the beard and cloak, but I don't yet see a philosopher.
[ Beard Cloak Philosopher See Yet]
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- The various modes of worship which prevailed in the Roman world were all considered by the people as equally true; by the philosopher as equally false; and by the magistrate as equally useful.
[ Considered Equally False Magistrate Modes Philosopher Prevailed Roman True Useful Various Were Which World Worship]
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- A man who leaves home to mend himself and others is a philosopher; but he who goes from country to country, guided by the blind impulse of curiosity, is a vagabond.
[ Blind Country Curiosity Goes Guided Himself Home Impulse Leaves Man Mend Others Philosopher]
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- You philosophers are lucky men. You write on paper and paper is patient. Unfortunate Empress that I am, I write on the susceptible skins of living beings.
[ Am Beings Living Lucky Men Paper Patient Philosophers Skins Susceptible Unfortunate Write]
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- The truth has never been of any real value to any human being - it is a symbol for mathematicians and philosophers to pursue. In human relations kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths.
[ Any Been Being Human Kindness Lies Mathematicians Never Philosophers Pursue Real Relations Symbol Thousand Truth Truths Value Worth]
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- The great Jewish scientists and philosophers of the last few generations - Spinoza, Einstein, Freud, Robert Oppenheimer and others - were natives of Europe and America.
[ America Einstein Europe Few Freud Generations Great Jewish Last Natives Others Philosophers Robert Scientists Spinoza Were]
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- If we do discover a complete theory, it should be in time understandable in broad principle by everyone. Then we shall all, philosophers, scientists, and just ordinary people be able to take part in the discussion of why we and the universe exist.
[ Able Broad Complete Discover Discussion Everyone Exist Just Ordinary Part Philosophers Principle Scientists Shall Should Take Then Theory Time Understandable Universe Why]
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- Any two philosophers can tell each other all they know in two hours.
[ Any Each Hours Know Other Philosophers Tell Two]
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- Be a philosopher but, amid all your philosophy be still a man.
[ Amid Man Philosopher Philosophy Still Your]
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- Philosophers, as things now stand, are all too fond of offering criticism from on high instead of studying and understanding things from within.
[ Criticism Fond High Instead Now Offering Philosophers Stand Studying Things Too Understanding Within]
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- There is only one thing a philosopher can be relied upon to do, and that is to contradict other philosophers.
[ Contradict Only Other Philosopher Philosophers Relied Thing Upon]
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- To be a real philosopher all that is necessary is to hate some one else's type of thinking.
[ Else Hate Necessary Philosopher Real Some Thinking Type]
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- What every genuine philosopher (every genuine man, in fact) craves most is praise although the philosophers generally call it recognition!
[ Although Call Craves Every Fact Generally Genuine Man Most Philosopher Philosophers Praise Recognition]
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- I discovered that the study of past philosophers is of little use unless our own reality enters into it. Our reality alone allows the thinker's questions to become comprehensible.
[ Allows Alone Become Comprehensible Discovered Enters Into Little Our Own Past Philosophers Questions Reality Study Thinker Unless Use]
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- Only as an individual can man become a philosopher.
[ Become Individual Man Only Philosopher]
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- The great philosophers and the great works are standards for the selection of what is essential. Everything that we do in studying the history of philosophy ultimately serves their better understanding.
[ Better Essential Everything Great History Philosophers Philosophy Selection Serves Standards Studying Their Ultimately Understanding Works]
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- To decide to become a philosopher seemed as foolish to me as to decide to become a poet.
[ Become Decide Foolish Philosopher Poet Seemed]
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- Labor is the fabled magician's wand, the philosophers stone, and the cap of good fortune.
[ Cap Fabled Fortune Good Labor Magician Philosophers Stone Wand]
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- Even philosophers will praise war as ennobling mankind, forgetting the Greek who said: 'War is bad in that it begets more evil than it kills.'
[ Bad Begets Ennobling Even Evil Forgetting Greek Kills Mankind More Philosophers Praise Said Than War Will]
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- I will admit, like Socrates and Aristotle and Plato and some other philosophers, that there are instances where the death penalty would seem appropriate.
[ Admit Appropriate Aristotle Death Instances Other Penalty Philosophers Plato Seem Socrates Some Where Will Would]
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- As I say, there was this movement to try to bring philosophers and mathematicians together into an organization where they would talk to each other. An organization wasn't effective unless you had a journal. That's about all I know.
[ Bring Each Effective Had Into Journal Know Mathematicians Movement Organization Other Philosophers Say Talk Together Try Unless Where Would]
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- For example, the philosophers who were interested in logic were probably rather logical for mathematicians. But the ASL got us together, so we could talk to each other and publish in the same journal.
[ Could Each Example Got Interested Journal Logic Logical Mathematicians Other Philosophers Probably Publish Rather Same Talk Together Us Were]
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- It is, I think, particularly in periods of acknowledged crisis that scientists have turned to philosophical analysis as a device for unlocking the riddles of their field. Scientists have not generally needed or wanted to be philosophers.
[ Acknowledged Analysis Crisis Device Field Generally Needed Particularly Periods Philosophers Philosophical Riddles Scientists Their Think Turned Unlocking Wanted]
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- For they, the philosophers, were considered teachers of right living, which is far more excellent, since to speak well belongs only to a few, but to live well belongs to all.
[ Belongs Considered Excellent Far Few Live Living More Only Philosophers Right Since Speak Teachers Well Were Which]
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- Let us come to the philosophers, whose authority is of greater weight, and their judgment more to be relied on, because they are believed to have paid attention, not to matters of fiction, but to the investigation of the truth.
[ Attention Authority Because Believed Come Fiction Greater Investigation Judgment Matters More Paid Philosophers Relied Their Truth Us Weight Whose]
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- Einstein's results again turned the tables and now very few philosophers or scientists still think that scientific knowledge is, or can be, proven knowledge.
[ Again Einstein Few Knowledge Now Philosophers Proven Results Scientific Scientists Still Tables Think Turned Very]
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- Intuition does not in itself amount to knowledge, yet cannot be disregarded by philosophers and psychologists.
[ Amount Cannot Disregarded Does Intuition Itself Knowledge Philosophers Psychologists Yet]
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- We were promised a society of philosophers. But the Blogosphere is looking more and more like a nation of ankle-biters.
[ Looking More Nation Philosophers Promised Society Were]
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- God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
[ Bible Create Created God His Image Man Own Philosophers Process Reverse Says Theirs]
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- When philosophers try to be politicians they generally cease to be philosophers.
[ Cease Generally Philosophers Politicians Try]
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- The fact is, every thinker, every philosopher, the moment he is forced to abandon his one-sided intellectual occupation by practical necessity, immediately returns to the general point of view of mankind.
[ Abandon Every Fact Forced General His Immediately Intellectual Mankind Moment Necessity Occupation One-Sided One-Sided Philosopher Point Practical Returns Thinker View]
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- The basic drive behind real philosophy is curiosity about the world, not interest in the writings of philosophers.
[ Basic Behind Curiosity Drive Interest Philosophers Philosophy Real World Writings]
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- All this is applicable to the intellectual faculties of man. There is a considerable difference between one person and another as regards these faculties, as is well known to philosophers.
[ Another Applicable Between Considerable Difference Faculties Intellectual Known Man Person Philosophers Regards These Well]
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- Do not imagine that what we have said of the insufficiency of our understanding and of its limited extent is an assertion founded only on the Bible: for philosophers likewise assert the same, and perfectly understand it,- without having regard to any religion or opinion.
[ Any Assert Assertion Bible Extent Founded Having Imagine Likewise Limited Only Opinion Our Perfectly Philosophers Regard Religion Said Same Understand Understanding Without]
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- A philosopher once said, 'Half of good philosophy is good grammar.'
[ Good Grammar Half Once Philosopher Philosophy Said]
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- For centuries many of the world's distinguished philosophers have assaulted Christianity as being irrational, superstitious and absurd.
[ Absurd Assaulted Being Centuries Christianity Distinguished Irrational Many Philosophers Superstitious World]
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- I fear that, in the end, the famous debate among materialists, idealists, and dualists amounts to a merely verbal dispute that is more a matter for the linguist than for the speculative philosopher.
[ Among Amounts Debate Dispute End Famous Fear Idealists Materialists Matter Merely More Philosopher Speculative Than Verbal]
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- If you see a philosopher determining all things by means of right reason, him you shall reverence: he is a heavenly being and not of this earth.
[ Being Determining Earth Heavenly Him Means Philosopher Reason Reverence Right See Shall Things]
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- No matter what Aristotle and the Philosophers say, nothing is equal to tobacco; it's the passion of the well-bred, and he who lives without tobacco lives a life not worth living.
[ Aristotle Equal Life Lives Living Matter Nothing Passion Philosophers Say Tobacco Without Worth]
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- A particularly fine head on a man usually means that he is stupid; particularly deep philosophers are usually shallow thinkers; in literature, talents not much above the average are usually regarded by their contemporaries as geniuses.
[ Above Average Contemporaries Deep Fine Geniuses Head Literature Man Means Much Particularly Philosophers Regarded Shallow Stupid Talents Their Thinkers Usually]
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- Philosophers are people who do violence, but have no army at their disposal, and so subjugate the world by locking it into a system.
[ Army Disposal Into Locking Philosophers Subjugate System Their Violence World]
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- All sciences are now under the obligation to prepare the ground for the future task of the philosopher, which is to solve the problem of value, to determine the true hierarchy of values.
[ Determine Future Ground Hierarchy Now Obligation Philosopher Prepare Problem Sciences Solve Task True Under Value Values Which]
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- I think philosophers can do things akin to theoretical scientists, in that, having read about empirical data, they too can think of what hypotheses and theories might account for that data. So there's a continuity between philosophy and science in that way.
[ Account Akin Between Continuity Data Empirical Having Hypotheses Might Philosophers Philosophy Read Science Scientists Theoretical Theories Things Think Too Way]
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- The scientists often have more unfettered imaginations than current philosophers do. Relativity theory came as a complete surprise to philosophers, and so did quantum mechanics, and so did other things.
[ Came Complete Current Did Imaginations Mechanics More Often Other Philosophers Quantum Relativity Scientists Surprise Than Theory Things Unfettered]
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- To have no time for philosophy is to be a true philosopher.
[ Philosopher Philosophy Time True]
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- A great philosopher has stated that the worst evil of poverty is, that it makes folks ridiculous; by which, I hope, he only means that, as in the above case, it places them in incongruous positions.
[ Above Case Evil Folks Great Hope Incongruous Makes Means Only Philosopher Places Positions Poverty Ridiculous Stated Them Which Worst]
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- It has often struck me that the relation of two important members of the social body to one another has never been sufficiently considered, or treated of, so far as I know, either by the philosopher or the poet.
[ Another Been Body Considered Either Far Important Know Members Never Often Philosopher Poet Relation Social Struck Sufficiently Treated Two]
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- Art is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is an invention of philosophers... What we call art is a game.
[ Aesthetics Art Call Game Invention Philosophers Turn Which]
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- It will sometimes strike a scientific man that the philosophers have been less intent on finding out what the facts are, than on inquiring what belief is most in harmony with their system.
[ Been Belief Facts Finding Harmony Inquiring Intent Less Man Most Out Philosophers Scientific Sometimes Strike System Than Their Will]
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- Well, I don't know if I can comment on Kant or Hegel because I'm no real philosopher in the sense of knowing what these people have said in any detail so let me not comment on that too much.
[ Any Because Comment Detail Hegel Kant Know Knowing Much Philosopher Real Said Sense These Too Well]
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- Almost all the noblest things that have been achieved in the world, have been achieved by poor men; poor scholars, poor professional men, poor artisans and artists, poor philosophers, poets, and men of genius.
[ Achieved Almost Artisans Artists Been Genius Men Noblest Philosophers Poets Poor Professional Scholars Things World]
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- My opinions about human nature are shared by many psychologists, linguists, and biologists, not to mention philosophers and scholars going back centuries.
[ Back Biologists Centuries Going Human Many Mention Nature Opinions Philosophers Psychologists Scholars Shared]
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- There will be no end to the troubles of states, or of humanity itself, till philosophers become kings in this world, or till those we now call kings and rulers really and truly become philosophers, and political power and philosophy thus come into the same hands.
[ Become Call Come End Hands Humanity Into Itself Kings Now Philosophers Philosophy Political Power Really Rulers Same States Those Thus Till Troubles Truly Will World]
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- Wonder is the feeling of the philosopher, and philosophy begins in wonder.
[ Begins Feeling Philosopher Philosophy Wonder]
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- A growing and increasingly influential movement of philosophers, ethicists, law professors and activists are convinced that the great moral struggle of our time will be for the rights of animals.
[ Activists Animals Convinced Great Growing Increasingly Influential Law Moral Movement Our Philosophers Professors Rights Struggle Time Will]
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- I'm not a minister, I'm not a philosopher, I'm not a politician, I'm in another category.
[ Another Category Minister Philosopher Politician]
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- The worth of a civilization or a culture is not valued in the terms of its material wealth or military power, but by the quality and achievements of its representative individuals - its philosophers, its poets and its artists.
[ Achievements Artists Civilization Culture Individuals Material Military Philosophers Poets Power Quality Representative Terms Valued Wealth Worth]
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- A philosopher is, no doubt, entitled to examine even those distinctions that are to be found in the structure of all languages... in that case, such a distinction may be imputed to a vulgar error, which ought to be corrected in philosophy.
[ Case Corrected Distinction Distinctions Doubt Entitled Error Even Examine Found Imputed Languages May Ought Philosopher Philosophy Structure Such Those Vulgar Which]
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- Women do not often fall in love with philosophers.
[ Fall Love Often Philosophers Women]
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- Take from the philosopher the pleasure of being heard and his desire for knowledge ceases.
[ Being Ceases Desire Heard His Knowledge Philosopher Pleasure Take]
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- It is a mania shared by philosophers of all ages to deny what exists and to explain what does not exist.
[ Ages Deny Does Exist Exists Explain Mania Philosophers Shared]
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- To the philosopher, death is but the next great adventure.
[ Adventure Death Great Next Philosopher]
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- A process which led from the amoeba to man appeared to the philosophers to be obviously a progress though whether the amoeba would agree with this opinion is not known.
[ Agree Appeared Known Led Man Obviously Opinion Philosophers Process Progress Though Whether Which Would]
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- If any philosopher had been asked for a definition of infinity, he might have produced some unintelligible rigmarole, but he would certainly not have been able to give a definition that had any meaning at all.
[ Able Any Asked Been Certainly Definition Give Had Infinity Meaning Might Philosopher Produced Some Unintelligible Would]
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- Philosophers are very severe towards other philosophers because they expect too much.
[ Because Expect Much Other Philosophers Severe Too Towards Very]
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- The tendency to gather and to breed philosophers in universities does not belong to ages of free and humane reflection: it is scholastic and proper to the Middle Ages and to Germany.
[ Ages Belong Breed Does Free Gather Germany Humane Middle Philosophers Proper Reflection Scholastic Tendency Universities]
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- If I became a philosopher, if I have so keenly sought this fame for which I'm still waiting, it's all been to seduce women basically.
[ Basically Became Been Fame Keenly Philosopher Seduce Sought Still Waiting Which Women]
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- There is reason to think the most celebrated philosophers would have been bunglers at business; but the reason is because they despised it.
[ Because Been Business Celebrated Despised Most Philosophers Reason Think Would]
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- One can only become a philosopher, but not be one. As one believes he is a philosopher, he stops being one.
[ Become Being Believes Only Philosopher Stops]
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- Versatility of education can be found in our best poetry, but the depth of mankind should be found in the philosopher.
[ Best Depth Education Found Mankind Our Philosopher Poetry Should Versatility]
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- Another important historical factor is the fact that this already very simple religion was further simplified and purified by the early philosophers of ancient China. Our first great philosopher was a founder of naturalism; and our second great philosopher was an agnostic.
[ Agnostic Already Ancient Another China Early Fact Factor First Founder Further Great Historical Important Naturalism Our Philosopher Philosophers Purified Religion Second Simple Simplified Very]
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- Of what use is a philosopher who doesn't hurt anybody's feelings?
[ Anybody Feelings Hurt Philosopher Use]
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- Before Booker T. Washington, we have small business owners but we do not have a philosopher of black entrepreneurship, and that's what Washington was.
[ Before Black Booker Business Entrepreneurship Owners Philosopher Small Washington]
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- By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.
[ Bad Become Get Good Happy Marry Means Philosopher Wife]
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- My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you'll be happy; if not, you'll become a philosopher.
[ Advice Become Find Get Good Happy Married Philosopher Wife]
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- It is curious to reflect, for example, upon the remarkable legend of the Philosopher's Stone, one of the oldest and most universal beliefs, the origin of which, however far back we penetrate into the records of the past, we do not probably trace its real source.
[ Back Beliefs Curious Example Far However Into Legend Most Oldest Origin Past Penetrate Philosopher Probably Real Records Reflect Remarkable Source Stone Trace Universal Upon Which]
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- I maintain that many an inventor, many a diplomat, many a financier is a sounder philosopher than all those who practice the dull craft of experimental psychology.
[ Craft Diplomat Dull Experimental Financier Inventor Maintain Many Philosopher Practice Psychology Sounder Than Those]
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- The philosophers of the Middle Ages demonstrated both that the Earth did not exist and also that it was flat. Today they are still arguing about whether the world exists, but they no longer dispute about whether it is flat.
[ Ages Also Arguing Both Demonstrated Did Dispute Earth Exist Exists Flat Longer Middle Philosophers Still Today Whether World]
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- Perhaps it is of more value to infuriate philosophers than to go along with them.
[ Along Go More Perhaps Philosophers Than Them Value]
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- The philosopher proves that the philosopher exists. The poet merely enjoys existence.
[ Enjoys Existence Exists Merely Philosopher Poet Proves]
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- Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.
[ Instinctive Most Mothers Philosophers]
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- Mothers are the most instinctive philosophers.
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- No philosopher understands his predecessors until he has re-thought their thought in his own contemporary terms.
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- I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.
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- The myth that John Locke was the philosopher behind the American Republic, is easily refuted by examining how Locke's philosophy steered Thomas Jefferson, for example.
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- The world's philosophers and theologians searched for answers to the same mysteries.
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- The guiding motto in the life of every natural philosopher should be, seek simplicity and distrust it.
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- A philosopher who is not taking part in discussions is like a boxer who never goes into the ring.
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- It is one of the chief skills of the philosopher not to occupy himself with questions which do not concern him.
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- God is the great mysterious motivator of what we call nature, and it has often been said by philosophers, that nature is the will of God. And I prefer to say that nature is the only body of God that we shall ever see.
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- The tendency of philosophers who know nothing of machinery is to talk of man as a mere mechanism, intending by this to imply that he is without purpose. This shows a lack of understanding of machines as well as of man.
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- My instinct as a philosopher is that we are effectively approaching a multicentric world, which means we need to ask new, and for the traditional left, unpleasant questions.
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