philosopher Quotes

Philosophers are people who know less and less about more and more, until they know nothing about everything. Scientists are people who know more and more about less and less, until they know everything about nothing.
 
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— Konrad Lorenz
Pity the nation whose statesman is a fox, whose philosopher is a juggler, and whose art is the art of patching and mimicking. Pity the nation that welcomes its new ruler with trumpetings, and farewells him with hootings, only to welcome another ruler with trumpetings again. Pity the nation whose sages are dumb with years and whose strong men are yet in the cradle. Pity the nation divided into fragments, each fragment deeming itself a nation.
 
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— Khalil Gibran
When life does not find a singer to sing her heart she produces a philosopher to speak her mind.
 
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— Khalil Gibran
The philosopher's soul dwells in his head, the poet's soul is in his heart; the singer's soul lingers about his throat, but the soul of the dancer abides in all her body.
 
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— Khalil Gibran
The poets and philosophers I once loved had it wrong. Death does not come to us all, nor does the passage of time dim our memories and reduce our bodies to dust. Because while I was considered dead, and a headstone had been engraved with my name, in truth my life was just beginning.
 
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— Kevin Williamson
Shouldn't I join the ranks of philosophers and merely make unsubstantiated claims about the wonders of human consciousness? Shouldn't I stop trying to do some science and keep my head down? Indeed not.
 
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— Kevin Warwick
I feel that we are all philosophers, and that those who describe themselves as a 'philosopher' simply do not have a day job to go to.
 
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— Kevin Warwick
There are, of course, a number of epistemological questions, some of which lie more in the province of the philosopher than they do the economist or the social scientist. The one with which I am particularly concerned here is that of the role of knowledge in social systems, both as a product of the past and as a determinant of the future.
 
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— Kenneth E. Boulding
For us scientists, on the other wing, life is not quite so simple. Because we learn the unknown. Unlike, hah-hah, our esteemed friends the philosophers, who learn the unknowable.
 
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— Ken MacLeod
Philosophers say that perfection is unattainable. Lithographers redefine perfection according to SEMI standards.
 
— Ken Goldberg
It is a logical absurdity to equate democracy with freedom in the way that mainstream political philosophers and commentators typically do. A system where individuals and minorities are at the mercy of unconstrained majorities hardly constitutes freedom in any meaningful sense.
 
— Keith Preston
I'm the only man; I'm the only philosopher.
 
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— Kedar Joshi
I - a philosopher - live in the cage of flesh and blood.
 
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— Kedar Joshi
Man's greatest battle is being a true philosopher.
 
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— Kedar Joshi
The world is truly beautiful solely in the eyes of a true philosopher.
 
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— Kedar Joshi
The failure of the past philosophers is largely the failure to see the self-evident.
 
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— Kedar Joshi
Philosopher is becoming God in the process called life.
 
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— Kedar Joshi
Whenever God looks devilish, I see the philosopher fail.
 
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— Kedar Joshi
The world is solely occupied by a questioner and a philosopher.
 
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— Kedar Joshi
God is a questioner; Man is a philosopher.
 
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— Kedar Joshi
I think that for thousands of years people have made the observation that there are certain kinds of extreme depressive states that seem to be more likely to produce philosophers, people in the arts, unusually brilliant scientists.
 
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— Kay Redfield Jamison
It's hard to put into words. Gorillas are not complainers. We're dreamers, poets, philosophers, nap takers.
 
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— Katherine Applegate
With respect to ingenious subconsciousness, I think, philosophers might well rival poets.
 
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— Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
When the author has no idea of what to reply to a critic, he then likes to say: you could not do it better anyway. This is the same as if a dogmatic philosopher reproached a skeptic for not being able to devise a system.
 
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— Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
Versatility of education can be found in our best poetry, but the depth of mankind should be found in the philosopher.
 
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— Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
How something important happens is the business of historians and newspapers, the effect it has is the business of philosophers and writers and especially poets.
 
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— Karl Shapiro
Philosophers should consider the fact that the greatest happiness principle can easily be made an excuse for a benevolent dictatorship. We should replace it by a more modest and more realistic principle - the principle that the fight against avoidable misery should be a recognized aim of public policy, while the increase of happiness should be left, in the main, to private initiative.
 
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— Karl Popper
It is clear that everybody interested in science must be interested in world 3 objects. A physical scientist, to start with, may be interested mainly in world 1 objects-say crystals and X-rays. But very soon he must realize how much depends on our interpretation of the facts, that is, on our theories, and so on world 3 objects. Similarly, a historian of science, or a philosopher interested in science must be largely a student of world 3 objects.
 
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— Karl Popper
The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways: the point, however, is to change it.
 
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— Karl Marx
One of the most difficult tasks confronting philosophers is to descend from the world of thought to the actual world.
 
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— Karl Marx
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.
 
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— Karl Jaspers
To decide to become a philosopher seemed as foolish to me as to decide to become a poet.
 
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— Karl Jaspers
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.
 
— Karl Jaspers
Only as an individual can man become a philosopher.
 
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— Karl Jaspers
When people hear that I have a chronic illness, they'll say things like "Focus on you." Well, my spiritual and emotional fulfillment is based not on who I am but on what I can give. Plus, many of my favorite philosophers suggested that self-fulfillment is found through service. Who am I to argue with them?
 
— Karen Duffy
The finest imagination in the world could not have conceived of a better idea than the philosophers' stone to inspire the minds and faculties of men. Without it, chemistry would not be what it is today. In order to discover that no such thing as the philosopher's stone existed, it was necessary to ransack and analyze every substance known on earth. And in precisely this lay its miraculous influence.
 
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— Justus von Liebig
By examining the tongue of the patient, physicians find out the diseases of the body, and philosophers the diseases of the mind.
 
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— Justin Martyr
If your divines are not philosophers, your philosophy will neither be divine, nor able to divine.
 
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— Julius Charles Hare
In Iran, the women are like Italian women, they rule the house inside. But it's full of life. The history is very rich. The mystic of the Middle Ages. We have to learn from them. They influence all the philosophers when they came to Europe all those many many years ago.
 
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— Juliette Binoche
Who lives as a citizen, may write as a philosopher - but write as a philosopher, it is to teach materialism!
 
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— Julien Offray de La Mettrie