philosophy Quotes

The Linux philosophy is "laugh in the face of danger". Oops. Wrong one. "Do it yourself". That's it.
 
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— Linus Torvalds
I was never a "big thinker". One of my philosophies in Linux has always been to not worry about the future too much, but make sure that we make the best of what we have now - together with keeping our options open for the future and not digging us into a hole.
 
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— Linus Torvalds
Humanism is a philosophy of joyous service for the greater good of all humanity, of application of new ideas of scientific progress for the benefit of all.
 
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— Linus Pauling
Let us face ourselves bravely as we are. For only a philosophy that recognizes reality can lead us into true happiness, and only that kind of philosophy is sound and healthy.
 
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— Lin Yutang
I have done my best. That is about all the philosophy of living one needs.
 
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— Lin Yutang
India was China's teacher in religion and imaginative literature, and the world's teacher in trignometry, quandratic equations, grammar, phonetics, Arabian Nights, animal fables, chess, as well as in philosophy, and that she inspired Boccaccio, Goethe, Herder, Schopenhauer, Emerson, and probably also old Aesop.
 
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— Lin Yutang
The world I believe is far too serious, and being far too serious ... it has need of a wise and merry philosophy.
 
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— Lin Yutang
To me personally the only function of philosophy is to teach us to take life more lightly and gayly than the average businessman does, for no businessman who does not retire at fifty, if he can, is in my eyes a philosopher.
 
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— Lin Yutang
There is more hope in a heather rose than in all the tons of Teutonic philosophy.
 
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— Lin Yutang
Any good practical philosophy must start out with the recognition of our having a body.
 
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— Lin Yutang
Science may eventually explain the world of How. The ultimate world of Why may remain for contemplation, philosophy, religion.
 
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— Liberty Hyde Bailey
Broaden your vision, and maintain stability while advancing forward. That is my philosophy.
 
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— Li Ka-shing
Rumors and reports of man's relation with animals are the world's oldest news stories, headlined in the stars of the zodiac, posted on the walls of prehistoric caves, inscribed in the languages of Egyptian myth, Greek philosophy, Hindu religion, Christian art, our own DNA. Belonging within the circle of mankind's intimate acquaintance ... constant albeit speechless companions, they supplied energies fit to be harnessed or roasted.
 
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— Lewis H. Lapham
the blessings of matrimony, like those of poverty, belong rather to philosophy than reality.
 
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— Letitia Elizabeth Landon
My fundamental philosophy is that you owe it to society to transfer to them any knowledge you have that might be useful.
 
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— Leroy Hood
We must set an example now and move environmentalism from being the philosophy of a passionate minority ... to a way of life that automatically integrates ecology into governmental policy and normal living standards.
 
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— Leonardo DiCaprio
There is a philosophy that says that if something is unobservable - unobservable in principle - it is not part of science. If there is no way to falsify or confirm a hypothesis, it belongs to the realm of metaphysical speculation, together with astrology and spiritualism. By that standard, most of the universe has no scientific reality - it's just a figment of our imaginations.
 
— Leonard Susskind
Were it necessary to bring a majority into a comprehension of the libertarian philosophy, the cause of liberty would be utterly hopeless. Every significant movement in history has been led by one or just a few individuals with a small minority of energetic supporters.
 
— Leonard Read
It's been a long time since I've stood on a stage in London. Was about 14 or 15 years ago, I was 60 years old, just a kid with a crazy dream. Since then I've taken a lot of Prozac, Paxil, Wellbutrin, Effexor, Ritalin, Focalin. I've also studied deeply in the philosophies and the religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through.
 
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— Leonard Cohen
Mathematics is less related to accounting than it is to philosophy.
 
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— Leonard Adleman
City of prose and fantasy, of capitalist automation, its streets a triumph of cubism, its moral philosophy that of the dollar. New York impressed me tremendously because, more than any other city, it is the fullest expression of our modern age.
 
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— Leon Trotsky
The British philosopher Bertrand Russell said that philosophy went downhill after Democritus and did not recover until the Renaissance.
 
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— Leon M. Lederman
To assert that it is possible to establish peace between men of different nations is simply to assert that man, whatever his ethnical background, his race, religious beliefs, or philosophy, is capable of reason. Two forces within the individual contribute to the development of his conscience and of his morality: reason and sensitivity.
 
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— Leon Bourgeois
It is as absurd to expect members of philosophy departments to be philosophers as it is to expect members of art departments to be artists.
 
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— Leo Strauss
The adjective "political" in "political philosophy" designates not so much the subject matter as a manner of treatment; from this point of view, I say, "political philosophy" means primarily not the philosophic study of politics, but the political, or popular, treatment of philosophy, or the political introduction to philosophy the attempt to lead qualified citizens, or rather their qualified sons, from the political life to the philosophic life.
 
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— Leo Strauss
Men are constantly attracted and deluded by two opposite charms: the charm of competence which is engendered by mathematics and everything akin to mathematics, and the charm of humble awe, which is engendered by meditation on the human soul and its experiences. Philosophy is characterized by the gentle, if firm, refusal to succumb to either charm.
 
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— Leo Strauss
Nothing ought to be said or done which could create the impression that unbiased reconsideration of the most elementary premises of philosophy is a merely academic or historical affair.
 
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— Leo Strauss
The emancipation of the scholars and scientists from philosophy is according to [Nietzsche] only a part of the democratic movement, i.e. of the emancipation of the low from subordination to the high. ... The plebeian character of the contemporary scholar or scientist is due to the fact that he has no reverence for himself.
 
— Leo Strauss
I have sort of a Zen body philosophy, I'm sort of like: we're one weight one day, we're one weight another day, and some day our body just doesn't even exist at all! It's just a vessel I've been given to move through this life. I think about my body as a tool to do the stuff I need to do, but not the be all and end all of my existence. Which sounds like I spent a week at a meditation retreat, but it's genuinely how I feel.
 
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— Lena Dunham
A Christian philosophy of literature begins with the same agenda of issues that any philosophy of literature addresses. Its distinctive feature is that it relates these issues to the Christian faith.
 
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— Leland Ryken
School gives you the freedom to explore different philosophies, religions, aspects of yourself, and subjects.
 
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— Leigh Steinberg
My worldview, my philosophy, my attitudes, my relationships, my parenting, my marriage - everything has been transformed by my relationship with Christ.
 
— Lee Strobel
If philosophy begins in wonder, pedagogy typically begins in frustration.
 
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— Lee S Shulman
I don't have a philosophy. I have an instinct. I accept stuff that I like.
 
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— Lee Klein
My philosophy has always been, you don't put your name in front of a movie.
 
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— Lee Daniels
My philosophy has always been to stand with all countries and all humanity.
 
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— Lazarus of Bethany
Philosophy used to be a field that had content, but then natural philosophy became physics, and physics has only continued to make inroads. Every time theres a leap in physics, it encroaches on these areas that philosophers have carefully sequestered away to themselves, and so then you have this natural resentment on the part of philosophers.
 
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— Lawrence M. Krauss
I studied philosophy and ended on sociology. For some reason, all the advanced courses in philosophy were offered 4:30 to 6:30, so I could never go because of football, so I had to switch.
 
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— Lawrence Jackson
Much of coaching consists of teaching and communicating ideas, concepts and philosophies to the players and my education helped make me a much more effective coach.
 
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— LaVell Edwards
Philosophy has a fine saying for everything.-For Death it has an entire set.
 
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— Laurence Sterne