Best Quotes on Philosophy

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This page contains a collection of quotes on philosophy, arranged in roughly chronological order. Details about the author, book, chapter number, and translation are included where applicable. Socrates: Philosophy begins in wonder. – Plato, Thaetetus, 155B, trans. Benjamin Jowett The activity of philosophic wisdom is admittedly the pleasantest of virtuous activities; at all events the pursuit of it is thought to offer pleasures marvellous for their purity and their enduringness, and it is to be expected that those who know will pass their time more pleasantly than those who inquire. …

Best Quotes on Morality

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This page contains a collection of philosophical quotes on morality, arranged in roughly chronological order. Details about the author, book, chapter number, and translation are included where applicable. We ought not to retaliate or render evil for evil to anyone, whatever evil we may have suffered from him. – Socrates, as quoted in Plato, Crito, 49C, trans. Benjamin Jowett Morals excite passions, and produce or prevent actions. Reason of itself is utterly impotent in this particular. The rules of morality therefore, are not conclusions of our reason. – David Hume, …

Best Quotes on the Human Condition

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This page contains a collection of philosophical quotes on the human condition, arranged in roughly chronological order. Details about the author, book, chapter number, and translation are included where applicable. It is sweet, when on the great sea the winds trouble its waters, to behold from land another’s deep distress; not that it is a pleasure and delight that any should be afflicted, but because it is sweet to see from what evils you are yourself exempt. It is sweet also to look upon the mighty struggles of war arrayed …

Best Philosophical Quotes on Education

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This page contains a collection of philosophical quotes on education, arranged in roughly chronological order. Details about the author, book, chapter number, and translation are included where applicable. Socrates: Every one of us should seek out the best teacher whom he can find, first for ourselves, who are greatly in need of one, and then for the youth, regardless of expense or anything. But I cannot advise that we remain as we are. And if any one laughs at us for going to school at our age, I would quote …

Best Philosophical Quotes on Desire

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This page contains a collection of philosophical quotes on desire, arranged in roughly chronological order. These quotes are all genuine and details about the author, book, chapter number, and translation are included where applicable. Socrates: In every one of us there are two guiding and ruling principles which lead us whither they will; one is the natural desire of pleasure, the other is an acquired opinion which aspires after the best; and these two are sometimes in harmony and then again at war, and sometimes the one, sometimes the other …