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
St. Thomas Aquinas
1225-1274, Italian Scholastic Philosopher and Theologian
Unintelligible answers to insoluble problems.
Henry Brooks Adams
1838-1918, American Historian
The philosopher is like a man fasting in the midst of universal intoxication. He
alone perceives the illusion of which all creatures are the willing playthings;
he is less duped than his neighbor by his own nature. He judges more sanely, he
sees things as they are. It is in this that his liberty consists -- in the
ability to see clearly and soberly, in the power of mental record.
Henri Frederic Amiel
1821-1881, Swiss Philosopher, Poet, Critic
The traditional disputes of philosophers are, for the most part, as unwarranted
as they are unfruitful.
Sir Alfred Jules Ayer
1910-1989, British Philosopher
We are much beholden to Machiavel and others, that write what men do, and not
what they ought to do.
1561-1626, British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman
In it he proves that all things are true and states how the truths of all
contradictions may be reconciled physically, such as for example that white is
black and black is white; that one can be and not be at the same time; that
there can be hills without valleys; that nothingness is something and that
everything, which is, is not. But take note that he proves all these unheard-of
paradoxes without any fallacious or sophistical reasoning.
Savinien Cyrano De Bergerac
1619-1655, French Satirist, Playwright
What is mind? No matter. What is matter? Never mind.
1685-1753, Irish-born British Bishop, Philosopher
A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing.
1842-1914, American Author, Editor, Journalist, ''The Devil's Dictionary''
All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusion is called a philosopher.
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