Famous Quotes by Great Philosophers

famous quotes by great philosophers

More than 100 famous quotes by great philosophers in history, including Aristotle, Pláton, Sócrates, Bertrand Russell, Descartes, Kierkegaard, or Karl Marx. Some of these great phrases, thoughts, proverbs, and reflections are famous and their important authors said them in moments of authentic genius.

Philosophy is “the study of fundamental problems on subjects such as truth, morality, mind, knowledge, or existence.” Philosophical quotes can help you adopt positive, constructive thoughts, and take another perspective on life. Also to reflect on the way of thinking of the great thinkers of history.

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The famous quotes by great philosophers

-I can’t teach anyone anything. I can only make you think-Socrates.

-It is during our darkest moments when we have to focus to see the light.-Aristotle.

-Life is very simple but we insist on making it complicated-Confucius.

-Life consists of the constant repetition of pleasure-Schopenhauer.

-I would never die for my beliefs because I could be wrong-Bertrand Russell.

-I can’t go back to the past because I was a different person then-Lewis Carroll.

-Hardness often prepares a normal person for an extraordinary destiny-CS Lewis.

-Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats-Voltaire.

-I think then I exist (“Cogito, ergo sum”) – Descartes.

-One cannot tread the same river twice-Heraclitus.

-Nobody’s knowledge can go beyond their experience-John Locke.

-There is only one God, knowledge, and one demon, ignorance-Socrates

-If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent it-Voltaire.

-Leisure is the mother of philosophy-Thomas Hobbes.

-Life must be understood backward. But it must be lived forward-Kierkegaard.

-You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation-Plato.

“Is man a mere error of God? Or God a mere error of man?” Nietzsche.

-Religion is the sigh of the oppressed … is the opium of the people-Karl Marx.

-The greater the difficulty, the more glory there is in overcoming it-Epicurus.

-Man is condemned to be free-Jean-Paul Sartre.

-The man was born free, but he is everywhere with chains-Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

-I can control my passions and emotions if I can understand their nature-Spinoza.

-The brave man is the one who not only surpasses his enemies, but also his pleasures-Democritus.

-Man is the measure of all things-Protagoras.

-Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet-Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

-Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is-Albert Camus.

-Everything done for love is done beyond good and evil-Nietzsche.

-Happiness is the meaning and purpose of life, the goal and end of human existence-Aristotle.

-Knowledge is power-Francis Bacon.

-We are what we do repeatedly. Excellence, then, is not an act, but an Aristotle-habit.

-Those who educate children well should be more honored than those who produce them; the former only gives them life, the latter the art of living well-Aristotle.

-There is nothing on this earth more to appreciate than true friendship -Tomas de Aquino.

-In pain there is as much wisdom as in pleasure; both are the two conservative forces of the Nietzsche species.

-In everything, there is a part of everything-Anaxagoras.

-Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something-Plato.

-We are asleep. Our life is a dream. But sometimes we wake up, just long enough to know we are dreaming-Ludwig Wittgenstein.

-The future influences the present as much as the past-Nietzsche.

-Don’t be afraid to be eccentric because of your opinions, every opinion now accepted was eccentric one day-Bertrand Russell.

-Only the educated are free-Epithet.

-Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts-Soren Kierkegaard.

-People are as happy as they transform their minds to be-Abraham Lincoln.

-Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experiences what you really are-Machiavelli.

-People without value live only to eat and drink, people worthwhile eat and drink only to live-Socrates.

-You believe your life is worth living and that belief will help create the fact-William James.

-The source and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education-Plutarch.

-Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of the one we envy-Heraclitus.

-Friends are like traveling companions, who should help each other to persevere on the path to a happier life-Pythagoras.

-The weak can never forget. Oblivion is the attribute of strong-Mahatma Gandhi.

-Man is fully responsible for his nature and choices-Jean-Paul Sartre.

-Too much unhappiness has entered the world due to perplexity and things that are not said-Fyodor Dostoevsky.

-If you want a quality, act as if you already have it-William James.

-Healing is a matter of time, but it is also a matter of opportunity-Hippocrates.

“Sometimes it is better to keep your mouth shut and let people wonder if you are dumb than to open it and remove all doubt-James Sinclair.”

-It is not enough to have a good mind; The main thing is to use it well.- René Descartes.

-Every time someone has offended me, I try to raise my soul so high that the offense cannot reach it.-Descartes.

-Reading great books is like a conversation with the best minds of past centuries.-Descartes.

Holding on to anger is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die-Buddha.

-The reason has always existed, but not always in a reasonable way.-Karl Marx.

-If we do not believe in the freedom of expression of the people we despise, we do not believe in it at all-Noah Chomsky.

-If your brother offends you, remember not so much his bad deed, but more than ever that he is your brother-Epithet.

-We do not judge the people we love-Jean-Paul Sartre.

There is often more to learn from the unexpected questions of a child than from the speeches of a man-John Locke.

-Learn to listen and you will benefit even from those who speak badly-Plutarch.

-The notion that human life is sacred only because it is human life is medieval-Peter Singer.

-Desire is the true essence of man-Spinoza.

-Hope is the only good common to all men; those who have nothing still possess the hope-Thales of Miletus.

-To learn who rules over you, just find who you don’t allow yourself to criticize-Voltaire.

-Live your life as if all your acts became a universal law.-Immanuel Kant.

-In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me lies an invincible summer-Albert Camus.

-Judge a man by his questions instead of his answers-Voltaire.

-Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind. -Immanuel Kant.

-The superior man always thinks of virtue; the common man always thinks of comfort-Confucius.

-Each person takes the limits of their own field of vision for the limits of the world. Arthur Schopenhauer

-Each new beginning comes from the end of some other beginning.-Seneca.

-Love is the strongest of all passions, for attacking simultaneously affecting the head, heart, and senses-Lao Tzu.

-Immature love says: “I love you because I need you.” The mature man says: “I need you because I love you” -Erich Fromm.

-All truths are easy to understand once discovered; the point is to discover them-Galileo Galilei.

– Talent hits a target that no one else can hit; genius strikes a target that no one else can see-Schopenhauer.

-Each man is born like many men and dies as one.-Martin Heidegger.

-The entities should not multiply unnecessarily-Guillermo de Ockham.

-We live in the best of possible worlds-Leibniz.

-Beauty in things exists in the mind that contemplates them.-David Hume.

-If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past. Baruch Spinoza.

-Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.-Soren Kierkegaard.

-There are only two mistakes that one can make on the way to the truth; don’t go all the way and don’t start-Buddha.

-Think for yourself and question authority-Timothy Leary.

-I am my circumstances.-Jose Ortega y Gasset.

-Go with confidence in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined-Henry David Thoreau.

-He has more who is happier with less-Diogenes.

-The key is to keep the company of people who bring you, whose presence brings out the best in you-Epithet.

-Nothing is enough for the man for whom enough is little-Epicurus.

-The Sun is new every day-Heraclitus.

-What we achieve internally will change our external reality-Plutarch.

-The most difficult thing in life is to know yourself-Tales of Miletus.

-The foundation of every state is the education of its young-Diogenes.

-There is only one way to happiness and that is to stop worrying about things that are beyond the reach of your will-Epithet.

– Courage does not develop by being happy every day. Courage is developed by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity-Epicurus.

-Great results require great ambitions-Heraclitus.

-It is not what happens to you, but how you react that matters-Epithet.

-Sometimes people do not want to hear the truth, because they do not want their illusions to be destroyed.-Friedrich Nietzsche.

-Any religion or philosophy that is not based on respect for life is not an authentic religion or philosophy.-Albert Schweitzer.

-In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was an invincible summer in me.- Albert Camus.

-I am the wisest living man because I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.-Socrates.

-Curiosity is the lust of the mind.-Thomas Hobbes.

-A person can cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction.-John Stuart Mill.

-What is rational is real and what is real is rational.-GWF Hegel.

-God is dead! Stay dead! And we have killed him.-Friedrich Nietzsche.

-Silence is the dream that nurtures wisdom.-Francis Bacon.

-Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of the imagination.-Immanuel Kant.

-Experience in itself is not science.-Edmund Husserl.


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