Top 669 Philosophy Quotes of 2020

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“A philosopher once said, ‘Half of good philosophy is good grammar.’”

― A. P. Martinich

“I like to cook with the philosophy of using great ingredients and not altering them too much.”

― Aaron Sanchez

“Like the winds that we come we know not whence and blow whither soever they list, the forces of society are derived from an obscure and distant origin. They arise before the date of philosophy, from the instincts, not the speculations of men.”

― Adam Ferguson

“It’s always been my philosophy to keep a lot of balls in the air. With music, most things don’t pan out, so you try to increase your odds by being involved with a million things at once.”

― Adam Schlesinger

“As a system of philosophy it is not like the Tower of Babel, so daring its high aim as to seek a shelter against God’s anger; but it is like a pyramid poised on its apex.”

― Adam Sedgwick

“The pretended physical philosophy of modern days strips Man of all his moral attributes, or holds them of no account in the estimate of his origin and place in the created world.”

― Adam Sedgwick

“A cold atheistical materialism is the tendency of the so-called material philosophy of the present day.”

― Adam Sedgwick

“I believe in the philosophy of turning the other cheek.”

― Adnan Sami

“I did a law degree but was miserable the whole time. I was supposed to join a law firm in London but instead went to Oxford to do a master’s in philosophy.”

― Adrian McKinty

“Historically, China is not a nation of sportsmen. We traditionally put more emphasis on being close to nature than pushing endlessly to excel. A philosophy that values tranquil contemplation of the landscape cannot easily be adapted to the Olympic slogan of ‘higher, stronger, faster.’”

― Ai Weiwei

“Our philosophy always teaches us that you can have intense activity, but inside, you have to have peace. The office has to reflect that.”

― Ajay Piramal

“Philosophy is an attempt by man to find cause and effect. Religion has the same goal.”

― Al Goldstein

“I very rarely read any fiction. I love biographies; I read about all kinds of people. I love theology and some philosophy.”

― Al Sharpton

“It’s clear to me that there is no good reason for many philosophy books to sound as complicated as they do.”

― Alain de Botton

“I think if Tottenham are going to be top four side, the fans and the club will need to get away from the philosophy of ‘pretty football’, that’s got to go.”

― Alan Hansen

“With a background in science I am extremely interested in the meeting ground of science, theology, and philosophy, especially the ethical questions at the border of science and theology.”

― Alan Lightman

“My philosophy, in a nutshell, is to wipe out the greatest amount of risk with the least amount of money.”

― Alan Patricof

“Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it.”

― Albert Camus

“Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy.”

― Albert Camus

“Only a philosophy of eternity, in the world today, could justify non-violence.”

― Albert Camus

“Modern sociology is virtually an attempt to take up the larger program of social analysis and interpretation which was implicit in Adam Smith’s moral philosophy, but which was suppressed for a century by prevailing interest in the technique of the production of wealth.”

― Albion W. Small

“That my philosophy of life is, as far as possible, one of enjoyment. I’m not nihilistic.”

― Alexander McCall Smith

“For my own part, I would rather excel in knowledge of the highest secrets of philosophy than in arms.”

― Alexander the Great

“I am a misanthrope and yet utterly benevolent, have more than one screw loose yet am a super-idealist who digests philosophy more efficiently than food.”

― Alfred Nobel

“Philosophy begins in wonder. And, at the end, when philosophic thought has done its best, the wonder remains.”

― Alfred North Whitehead

“Every philosophy is tinged with the coloring of some secret imaginative background, which never emerges explicitly into its train of reasoning.”

― Alfred North Whitehead

“Philosophy is the product of wonder.”

― Alfred North Whitehead

“Mothering is just so different now from the way it was before. Especially with my mom. She was like the anti-helicopter mom. She was like an inflatable-tube, blow-up-flamingo-in-the-pool mom. Her philosophy was, the situation will declare itself.”

― Ali Wong

“I have a simple philosophy: Fill what’s empty. Empty what’s full. Scratch where it itches.”

― Alice Roosevelt Longworth

“It is the liberal philosophy, not the conservative one, that views humans as selfish automatons.”

― Allen West

“My personal philosophy of life is one of ethics.”

― Alva Myrdal

“My whole philosophy has been to let the work speak for itself, because that’s really what you want to show.”

― Alycia Debnam-Carey

“My writing philosophy is throwing spaghetti against the wall. That’s how I take pictures, too. If I take 100, surely one will be good.”

― Amanda Peet

“While I am interested both in economics and in philosophy, the union of my interests in the two fields far exceeds their intersection.”

― Amartya Sen

“Philosophy: A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing.”

― Ambrose Bierce

“Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught. Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught.”

― Ambrose Bierce

“I believe if you want to convey a complex philosophy, it’s advisable to keep it simple: day-to-day lingo.”

― Amish Tripathi

“In the ancient times, bards went around singing the epics, which were storehouses of philosophy.”

― Amish Tripathi

“Modi is marching forward on the basis of the BJP’s philosophy.”

― Amit Shah

“Discretion is the most important thing for a banker. That is the philosophy of the family… I mean, of the bank.”

― Ana Patricia Botin

“Sustainability is a part of our ‘rise’ philosophy. You cannot rise if you take more from the community than you put back.”

― Anand Mahindra

“My favourite author is Leon Trotsky – the political philosophy and the way he writes is beautiful, and really relevant, too.”

― Andreja Pejic

“Cremer’s ‘Nightshade’ is a smart blend of romance, action, philosophy, and pagan witchcraft. And, yes, high-schoolers shape-shifting into wolves.”

― Andrew Shaffer

“Well, in the past, the size of government was one of the more fundamental dividing lines between Right and Left. The Right was supposed to represent the small government philosophy – limited spending, low taxes. Obviously, things have shifted.”

― Andrew Sullivan

“I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.”

― Angela Davis

“We have no firm hold on any knowledge or philosophy that can lift us out of our difficulties.”

― Anne Sullivan

“Our traditional oil and gas philosophy does not have conservation as a crucial component, and we can ill afford to continue to spend billions of dollars which are not reflected in the improved human capital of our country.”

― Anthony Carmona

“I do not think that we should select judges based on a particular philosophy as opposed to temperament, commitment to judicial neutrality and commitment to other more constant values as to which there is general consensus.”

― Anthony Kennedy

“Life does not agree with philosophy: There is no happiness that is not idleness, and only what is useless is pleasurable.”

― Anton Chekhov

“As soldiers need not only courage but tactics also, so does a philosopher need not only courage and philosophy but discernment also, to tell what his right time of dying is – so that he neither seek it nor flee it.”

― Apollonius of Tyana

“I have gained this from philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.”

― Aristotle

“As the Republican Party has moved farther and farther to the right, I have found myself increasingly at odds with the Republican philosophy and more in line with the philosophy of the Democratic Party.”

― Arlen Specter

“I have no philosophy, my favourite thing is sitting in the studio.”

― Arne Jacobsen

“My plan is to open five restaurants based on the five elements in Chinese philosophy: wood, water, fire, earth and metal.”

― Arthur Potts Dawson

“I believe in destiny and the philosophy of karma.”

― Asha Bhosle

“I love period dramas – be it romance or philosophy.”

― Ashish Sharma

“I personally have a philosophy around authenticity and vulnerability.”

― Astro Teller

“The word ‘right’ should be excluded from political language, as the word ’cause’ from the language of philosophy.”

― Auguste Comte

“History is the great dust-heap… a pageant and not a philosophy.”

― Augustine Birrell

“If you’ve got unemployment, low pay, that was just too bad. But that was the system. That was the sort of economy and philosophy against which I was fighting in the 1930s.”

― Barbara Castle

“Christina Hoff Sommers is a self-identified feminist and registered Democrat with a Ph.D. in philosophy and a wicked sense of humor.”

― Bari Weiss

“We live in a world in which politically fascistic behavior, if not the actual philosophy, is unquestionably on the rise.”

― Bari Weiss

“I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of established religion.”

― Baruch Spinoza

“In Hungary, acting is a career for which one fits himself as earnestly as one studies for a degree in medicine, law, or philosophy.”

― Bela Lugosi

“I had a place at university to study theology and philosophy. I got the divinity prize at my school two years in a row. Probably because there were only 10 of us, but still.”

― Ben Lloyd-Hughes

“I like the concept of teenagers and philosophy.”

― Bernard Beckett

“Virtually the only subject in which one could ever get a scholarship to Oxford or Cambridge was classics. So I went to Oxford to study classics and, unlike Cambridge, it had a philosophy component, and I became completely transported by it.”

― Bernard Williams

“People have been predicting the death of philosophy since the 17th century. When I was a student, people were saying, ‘We’re in the last days of philosophy.’ Then we were told in the ’60s it would be replaced by sociology, then by literary criticism.”

― Bernard Williams

“Philosophy is altogether less pure now. It’s been impurified by science and social science and history.”

― Bernard Williams

“I was interested in philosophy before I knew I was. That’s to say, when I was at school, I used to argue with my friends about issues that turned out to be philosophical ones of some kind.”

― Bernard Williams

“Contemporary moral philosophy has found an original way of being boring, which is by not discussing moral issues at all.”

― Bernard Williams

“What I really like about law is that it’s not an endless discourse like history or philosophy. In law, there comes a point where problems have to be solved, and cases decided.”

― Bernhard Schlink

“Daddy taught us through his philosophy of nonviolence, which placed love at the centerpiece, that through that love we can turn enemies into friends. Through that love, we can create more dignified atmospheres.”

― Bernice King

“Science is what you know, philosophy is what you don’t know.”

― Bertrand Russell

“To teach how to live without certainty and yet without being paralysed by hesitation is perhaps the chief thing that philosophy, in our age, can do for those who study it.”

― Bertrand Russell

“We expect to foster a conservative governing philosophy consisting of limited government and respect for traditional American virtues.”

― Betsy DeVos

“My intent for EPs – and, really, my philosophy on my music – is that every single song has to be worth it.”

― Betty Who

“My philosophy has been to take things day by day. When I talk about this philosophy, it makes people perhaps a little surprised.”

― Bhumibol Adulyadej

“You know, I’ve taught philosophy for years and one argues in the hypothetical all the time.”

― Bill Bennett

“I don’t think there is any philosophy that suggests having polio is a good thing.”

― Bill Gates

“My personal philosophy is I’m running a 100-yard dash, and I haven’t reached the end.”

― Bill Kurtis

“Communicated in the right way, Judeo-Christian philosophy and the religions that uphold it bind a citizenry together in pursuit of a just and generous society.”

― Bill O’Reilly

“To have no time for philosophy is to be a true philosopher.”

― Blaise Pascal

“Here’s the thing with me and the religious thing. This is the flat-out truth: I find the religiosity and philosophy in the music. I don’t find it anywhere else.”

― Bob Dylan

“I think the philosophy that we don’t know as much as we think we know resonates throughout my work.”

― Bob Mayer

“My philosophy is, if you work as hard as you can, you give yourself as many opportunities as you can to be successful and lucky.”

― Bobby Lashley

“My philosophy is to make an offer that the other guy can’t refuse, because he thinks there’s no way he can’t win.”

― Bobby Riggs

“At the heart of the Irish economy has always been the philosophy of tax competitiveness. On the cranky left, that is very annoying; I can see that.”

― Bono

“I think when I was two years old in the sandbox. I think I formulated my basic philosophy there, and I haven’t really had to alter it very much ever since.”

― Boyd Rice

“Some in the bitcoin community have always taken an anti-government, anti-fiat, anti-bank approach to their philosophy. Ripple takes the orthogonal side of each of those.”

― Brad Garlinghouse

“My whole philosophy is about playing dress-up.”

― Brad Goreski

“I earned my Ph.D. in philosophy, and one of my specializations was the logic and mathematics of game theory. I’ve also got a degree in drama, so I know about stories, characterizations, plot arcs, and the like. Lots of game designers can do one or the other: I’ve got the skills for both.”

― Brendan Myers

“The philosophy of my life is the harder I worked, the luckier I got.”

― Bret Michaels

“My judicial philosophy is straightforward.”

― Brett Kavanaugh

“I would not say that I was, these days, a ‘student’ of philosophy, although in my youth I was quite deeply involved with certain aspects of the British pragmatists.”

― Brian Ferneyhough

“No movie can claim to be a work of philosophy. They fulfill a totally different need in people.”

― Bruno Dumont

“The basic drive behind real philosophy is curiosity about the world, not interest in the writings of philosophers.”

― Bryan Magee

“The Copernican revolution brought about by Kant was, I think, the most important single turning point in the history of philosophy.”

― Bryan Magee

“Hey, you want to hear my philosophy of life? Do it to him before he does it to you.”

― Budd Schulberg

“I feel like we always kept our core philosophy of making content that we would wanna watch, and there’s definitely a different scale we are offering that at today.”

― Burnie Burns

“I’m boring as hell. I just sit around and talk philosophy.”

― Butch Trucks

“Grounded in the natural philosophy of the Middle Ages, alchemy formed a bridge: on the one hand into the past, to Gnosticism, and on the other into the future, to the modern psychology of the unconscious.”

― Carl Jung

“I’m not into working out. My philosophy: No pain, no pain.”

― Carol Leifer

“I’m always a big fan of if you approach somebody politely about something and you’re not a nudge – you’re just pretty honest and simple, my kind of philosophy is that I’m not afraid of ‘no,’ and that’s way different than ‘I won’t take no for an answer.’”

― Carol Leifer

“I just want to be healthy and happy. I don’t want to hurt anybody or make them mad. If that’s a philosophy then that’s my philosophy.”

― Chad Michael Murray

“My philosophy is familiarity breeds contempt.”

― Chaka Khan

“There are three modes of bearing the ills of life, by indifference, by philosophy, and by religion.”

― Charles Caleb Colton

“When we say that Philosophy tries to clear up the meanings of concepts we do not mean that it is simply concerned to substitute some long phrase for some familiar word.”

― Charles D. Broad

“It should now be clear why the method of Philosophy is so different from that of the natural sciences. Experiments are not made, because they would be utterly useless.”

― Charles D. Broad

“There’s a difference between a philosophy and a bumper sticker.”

― Charles M. Schulz

“Hope founded upon a human being, a man-made philosophy or any institution is always misplaced… because these things are unreliable and fleeting.”

― Charles Stanley

“My philosophy is to treat people how you want to be treated.”

― Charli XCX

“My philosophy in all my jobs at McDonald’s is to be honest and say what I think and mean what I say.”

― Charlie Bell

“Conservatism should be a reality-based philosophy, and the movement will be better off if it recognizes that facts really do matter.”

― Charlie Sykes

“My plan is to work on a master’s in philosophy.”

― Charlie Trotter

“The questions of philosophy proper are human desires and fears and aspirations – human emotions – taking an intellectual form.”

― Chauncey Wright

“Maine people have a live-and-let-live philosophy, and tend to be fair and open-minded.”

― Chellie Pingree

“Isn’t that an odd philosophy for a vampire?”

― Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

“I published only in academic journals in philosophy until I was in my 40s, but I had been writing fiction and poetry my whole adult life – without ever once trying to publish it, and rarely letting anyone read it.”

― Cheryl Mendelson

“I am very proud of The Saints and I’m very glad that I’ve been associated with them all these years, but the next record is the best record… has to be the philosophy for any band that remains even halfway decent or vibrant, and that is kind of where my head’s at.”

― Chris Bailey

“Real philosophy is like trying to read an alarm system installation manual in Korean.”

― Chris Hardwick

“I bought into everything Coach K preached to us. His whole philosophy.”

― Christian Laettner

“No Republican presidential candidate is a viable option for pro-choice voters of any political philosophy – Democrat, Republican or otherwise.”

― Christine Pelosi

“One of the great questions of philosophy is, do we innately have morality, or do we get it from celestial dictation? A study of the Ten Commandments is a very good way of getting into and resolving that issue.”

― Christopher Hitchens

“No school of philosophy has ever solved this question of whether being determines consciousness or the other way around. It may be a false antithesis.”

― Christopher Hitchens

“If I had followed the multitude, I should not have studied philosophy.”

― Chrysippus

“The ‘Tron’ fans have a real passion. They know their stuff and what works and why it works. It is more than a movie: it is a philosophy.”

― Cindy Morgan

“I don’t believe in quotas. America was founded on a philosophy of individual rights, not group rights.”

― Clarence Thomas

“You’re not just voting for an individual, in my judgment, you’re voting for an agenda. You’re voting for a platform. You’re voting for a political philosophy.”

― Colin Powell

“What I wanted to do was to try to create a philosophy upon a completely new foundation.”

― Colin Wilson

“Everyone should have a philosophy for living better.”

― Compay Segundo

“I dropped out of my Ph.D. philosophy program at Northwestern in the summer of 2015, in my mid-20s. I kind of had the idea of writing fiction, and so I was working on that for a year but without ever having very much success at it.”

― ContraPoints

“We have a particular philosophy in the casting room that we don’t really tell the actors – the actors tell us.”

― Craig Zadan

“What humanity needs today is not merely philosophy or theology, but a message or reassurance.”

― Dada Vaswani

“’Freedom from fear’ could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights.”

― Dag Hammarskjold

“I actually only speak English and Latin. Medieval philosophy was my major, so we pretty much had to study in Latin.”

― Dakin Matthews

“I love to learn, and at some level, there’s something to learn from my books. And I love art and philosophy, so there’s something philosophical about my fiction.”

― Dan Brown

“I personally have a pretty open philosophy about trying to talk to the press, and so does Dan Bartlett.”

― Dana Perino

“There is no philosophy which is not founded upon knowledge of the phenomena, but to get any profit from this knowledge it is absolutely necessary to be a mathematician.”

― Daniel Bernoulli

“Felicity, the companion of content, is rather found in our own breasts than in the enjoyment of external things; and I firmly believe it requires but a little philosophy to make a man happy in whatever state he is.”

― Daniel Boone

“As I read more and I got into philosophy and met a lot of friends who weren’t Christians, it became difficult for me to sustain the belief structure in the supernatural.”

― Daniel Everett

“We’ve been doing this here since 1968, so we have been identified as an example of a free, democratic school, and many professors want to expose their students to our philosophy.”

― Daniel Greenberg

“If a liberal political philosophy stands for anything, and I am no longer sure it does, then it must mean that we are committed to the leveling of the playing field for everyone.”

― Daniel Keys Moran

“When you’re in the muck you can only see muck. If you somehow manage to float above it, you still see the muck but you see it from a different perspective. And you see other things too. That’s the consolation of philosophy.”

― David Cronenberg

“You’re seeing me develop, not only as a filmmaker if you’ve seen my earlier films, but you’re seeing me kind of learn how to be a human, how my philosophy has evolved.”

― David Cronenberg

“Philosophy would render us entirely Pyrrhonian, were not nature too strong for it.”

― David Hume

“Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous.”

― David Hume

“Be a philosopher but, amid all your philosophy be still a man.”

― David Hume

“The chief benefit, which results from philosophy, arises in an indirect manner, and proceeds more from its secret, insensible influence, than from its immediate application.”

― David Hume

“My philosophy as a filmmaker is to inform and entertain at the same time. And when I went away from documentaries into miniseries like ‘Roots,’ I did the reverse. Instead of just entertaining, I want to inform at the same time.”

― David L. Wolper

“Every coach has his own philosophy.”

― David Luiz

“I love Sarri’s philosophy. We play high, with a lot of possession in a technical way.”

― David Luiz

“The essence of jiu-jitsu is philosophy.”

― David Mamet

“My basic philosophy is that no human being is a saint.”

― David Maraniss

“There is no question that Israelis – indeed, all concerned Jews – have to continue to work out a Jewish public philosophy that truly justifies a Jewish state in the land of Israel.”

― David Novak

“When I was 18 and not sure whether I wanted to be an actor, I realised that a playwright has no voice without an actor. That’s my reason for acting: to get that character as right as possible for my writer. And I have never changed my philosophy.”

― David Suchet

“I’ve always lived by this philosophy, when it comes to conspiracies, never to attribute to deviousness that which can be explained by incompetence.”

― Dean Devlin

“We’ve always had a simple philosophy in casting. We don’t care if somebody’s a big star or a little star. We just want the best possible actor for the part.”

― Dean Devlin

“I was 15 years old at university, studying economics and philosophy, and I saw a retrospective of Australian film. They were very raw. ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock,’ ‘Gallipoli;’ they were fantastic.”

― Deborah Kara Unger

“Our long-standing philosophy that our diverse suppliers must provide high-quality goods and services at competitive prices adds great value to our business.”

― Debra L. Reed

“Skepticism is the first step on the road to philosophy.”

― Denis Diderot

“The first step towards philosophy is incredulity.”

― Denis Diderot

“I think you can be sceptical, and still do things that are in a joyful way, and ultimately you are on stage entertaining. If you let your philosophy get too much in the way of that, then you are failing as an entertainer.”

― Derren Brown

“I never relied on my beauty for anything. It was one of those things that was inevitable; you have a bit of philosophy about it. I didn’t go into mourning.”

― Diana Rigg

“Do freshman philosophy classes nowadays debate updated versions of the age-old questions? Like, how could a merciful God allow AIDS, childhood cancers, tsunamis and Dick Cheney?”

― Dick Cavett

“We don’t compete with the Grammys. The Grammys compete with us. They have taken the stance that anybody who performs on ‘The American Music Awards’ cannot appear on ‘The Grammys.’ I don’t agree with that philosophy.”

― Dick Clark

“My philosophy is the thicker the wood the thicker the sound, the bigger the string the bigger the sound. My smallest string is a 14 gauge.”

― Dick Dale

“My philosophy is that on a scale of 1 to 10, I will go to 15. No matter what!”

― Dick Dale

“Every coach has their own philosophy for getting the best out of players, and sometimes these can seem strange to the public.”

― Dimitar Berbatov

“My philosophy is simple: It’s a down-home, common, horse-sense approach to things.”

― Dolly Parton

“The only one that seems to be able to hold the business is Disney. They do it is because they have a fabulous philosophy about marketing- but even they wavered.”

― Don Bluth

“My philosophy is to always find the smartest people you can. Hire people smarter than you.”

― Donny Deutsch

“My philosophy is that I may not like all the questions that you ask, and you may not like all the answers that I give, but this is part of a transparent government.”

― Doug Ducey

“There’s this lingering philosophy that movie stars shouldn’t do TV.”

― Dwayne Johnson

“’UFO’s’ attitude toward the subject is very similar to mine. It’s not an advocacy; its philosophy is more ‘I want to believe this, but I want it proved.’”

― Dwight Schultz

“When the Republicans controlled the House from 1994 -2006, Democrats like Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank, Henry Waxman Charlie Rangel, John Conyers and Rahm Emanuel weren’t saying we need to move right to win. They stuck to their philosophy. And they fought against Reagan and they fought against the Bushes. And eventually they did win.”

― Ed Rollins

“Religion and philosophy, philosophy and religion – they’re two words which are both… different. In spelling.”

― Eddie Izzard

“I’m not a great fiction reader. I love history. I love history and philosophy.”

― Eddie Marsan

“Experience has shown, and a true philosophy will always show, that a vast, perhaps the larger portion of the truth arises from the seemingly irrelevant.”

― Edgar Allan Poe

“Roast beef, medium, is not only a food. It is a philosophy.”

― Edna Ferber

“What does mysticism really mean? It means the way to attain knowledge. It’s close to philosophy, except in philosophy you go horizontally while in mysticism you go vertically.”

― Elie Wiesel

“Tutoring follows the lucrative philosophy of advertising: if you can manufacture a need, people with disposable resources will find ways to fill it.”

― Eliot Schrefer

“I took inspiration from ‘Fountainhead,’ the way in which Ayn Rand conveyed her political philosophy through an immensely popular novel.”

― Eliyahu Goldratt

“Roosevelt’s humor was broad, his manner friendly. Of wit there was little; of philosophy, none. What did he possess? Intuition, inspiration, love of adventure.”

― Emanuel Celler

“Philosophy: Impersonal anxiety; refuge among anemic ideas.”

― Emil Cioran

“If you say morality is just what you like, you lose the metaphysical level of what in the history of philosophy is called ‘categorical imperative.’”

― Emir Kusturica

“For years, Ireland used to have a philosophy of ‘Get them in here to invest and develop in Ireland, and this will sort out our problems.’ It is good in the sense of building a trade surplus, but we also want to develop what it is that we offer ourselves and that Irish companies export abroad.”

― Enda Kenny

“The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things.”

― Epictetus

“All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain.”

― Epictetus

“Without philosophy man cannot know what he makes; without religion he cannot know why.”

― Eric Gill

“All serious conversations gravitate towards philosophy.”

― Ernest Dimnet

“Fathers like to have children good-natured, well-behaved, and comfortable, but how to put them in that desirable condition is out of their philosophy.”

― Ernestine Rose

“You know, the whole philosophy of ad hoc combinations has its strengths and its weaknesses.”

― Evan Parker

“In addition to their ‘do no evil’ motto, Googlers have always been guided by another, much less explicit philosophy: ‘computational arrogance.’”

― Evgeny Morozov

“My reading of philosophy and history is desultory; I know so much and yet so little.”

― F. Sionil Jose

“My master’s was in economics, and my Ph.D. was in philosophy, and I became a professor at USP. But after three years, I was invited to be secretary of finance for Sao Paulo mayor Marta Suplicy. They reached out to be because of my economics background.”

― Fernando Haddad

“I study a lot of philosophy. I want to be an example of how to enjoy this success, and that’s exactly what I’ve done. I’ve enjoyed every moment.”

― Flip Wilson

“I have my outlet for my humor through my characters, and I also have the intimacy of rapport with my fans that allows me to explain my philosophy and spirituality.”

― Flip Wilson

“I always had this philosophy that only the best is good enough for those who serve girls.”

― Frances Hesselbein

“Small amounts of philosophy lead to atheism, but larger amounts bring us back to God.”

― Francis Bacon

“Art for art’s sake is a philosophy of the well-fed.”

― Frank Lloyd Wright

“Brazil is a country largely resistant to ideology. This is a strange fact given its founding by followers of the French philosopher Auguste Comte, who inscribed an epigram from his philosophy of positivism in the national flag: Order and Progress.”

― Franklin Foer

“There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“In Arab Islamic society, it is traditionally taboo to criticize the lifestyle or personal philosophy of any practicing Muslim.”

― G. Willow Wilson

“The dynamic element in my philosophy, taken as a whole, can be seen as an obstinate and untiring battle against the spirit of abstraction.”

― Gabriel Marcel

“Philosophy is written in this grand book, the universe, which stands continually open to our gaze. But the book cannot be understood unless one first learns to comprehend the language and read the letters in which it is composed.”

― Galileo Galilei

“It’s kind of my whole philosophy as an actor. I think that’s what we’re supposed to do is play a wide range of characters – or it’s just what I like to do, I should say. I like to try to be as different as I can from one thing to the next.”

― Garret Dillahunt

“I play basketball on Sundays and I’m a very spiritual guy; I read a lot of Eastern philosophy and I meditate.”

― Garry Shandling

“My music and lyrics became an extension of this Indian philosophy.”

― Gary Wright

“My design philosophy has always been eclectic.”

― Gauri Khan

“Everything we do is art, philosophy, mysticism, cultural commentary.”

― Genesis P-Orridge

“Truth in philosophy means that concept and external reality correspond.”

― Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

“But human experience is usually paradoxical, that means incongruous with the phrases of current talk or even current philosophy.”

― George Eliot

“The true function of philosophy is to educate us in the principles of reasoning and not to put an end to further reasoning by the introduction of fixed conclusions.”

― George Henry Lewes

“Philosophy and Art both render the invisible visible by imagination.”

― George Henry Lewes

“Everyone finds justification for his or her views in logic and analysis, but a personal philosophy often emerges from some archaic part of the mind, an early idea of how the world should be.”

― George Packer

“’Dreamsongs’ allows me to show the scope of my writing – with personal commentary that puts the works in context and includes some autobiographical details intended to reveal how each piece came to be, what it represents, and how it has formed, or been informed by, my philosophy of writing.”

― George R. R. Martin

“It is possible to be a master in false philosophy, easier, in fact, than to be a master in the truth, because a false philosophy can be made as simple and consistent as one pleases.”

― George Santayana

“The hunger for facile wisdom is the root of all false philosophy.”

― George Santayana

“The love of all-inclusiveness is as dangerous in philosophy as in art.”

― George Santayana

“Our Fly Smart philosophy is about investing only on those points of differentiation that pay for themselves, that earn a revenue premium commensurate with what it costs us to provide that product or service.”

― Gerard Arpey

“A new philosophy generally means in practice the praise of some old vice.”

― Gilbert K. Chesterton

“I grew up with Scientology – my parents at one point were clerical. It’s a pragmatic philosophy, not merely a belief system. Yeah, it’s had media exposure because certain luminaries do Scientology, but millions of people do it who are not celebrities. It’s not a threat or some cult.”

― Giovanni Ribisi

“Before Vatican II, in theology, as in other areas, the discipline was fixed. After the council there has been a revolution – a chaotic revolution – with free discussion on everything. There is now no common theology or philosophy as there was before.”

― Godfried Danneels

“Rome should sometimes intervene and say this or that is not in conformity with the Catholic faith. Theologians should understand that. Some theologians go too far, for example, reducing the Catholic faith to a universal philosophy.”

― Godfried Danneels

“I’ve been practicing modalities of Eastern philosophy since about 1972. What I’ve learned through my meditation is a sense of equanimity, a sense of all things being equal.”

― Goldie Hawn

“I’ve been practicing Buddhism for a while. So, I call myself a Jew-Bu, because my tribe is still Jew. But my philosophy and my practice is really Buddhist.”

― Goldie Hawn

“I got my degree in philosophy and English literature; those were my main interests.”

― Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada

“To get people to do needed things is the perennial hard task of government, not to mention of religion and philosophy.”

― Gore Vidal

“I had no idea what I was gonna do after I got my degree in philosophy in 1940. But what I did know was at that time, if you were a Chinese-American, even department stores wouldn’t hire you. They’d come right out and say, ‘We don’t hire Orientals.’”

― Grace Lee Boggs

“Punk rock really came out of N.Y. as a philosophy before the groups were ever recorded. I had a kind-of intellectual interest in the idea of creating a new scene that could be a grassroots thing.”

― Greg Ginn

“Thanks to the high standing which science has for so long attain and to the impartiality of the Nobel Prize Committee, the Nobel Prize for Physics is rightly considered everywhere as the highest reward within the reach of workers in Natural Philosophy.”

― Guglielmo Marconi

“My philosophy? Simplicity plus variety.”

― Hank Stram

“Unlike the interference of ordinary interest, power, or prejudice, which touches philosophy only at its outskirts and becomes at most a matter for philosophical tactics, the claim of revelation to the highest truth touches philosophy at its core and must affect its whole strategy.”

― Hans Jonas

“St. Paul would say to the philosophers that God created man so that he would seek the Divine, try to attain the Divine. That is why all pre-Christian philosophy is theological at its summit.”

― Hans Urs von Balthasar

“Myself, I have a philosophy degree and a fake computer-science degree. I say fake because I really didn’t learn anything.”

― Harper Reed

“We have the tools, but we have to learn how to use them. That is my political philosophy.”

― Harri Holkeri

“My whole philosophy is to broadcast the way a fan would broadcast.”

― Harry Caray

“My feeling or philosophy is closer to Taoism and Zen Buddhism, ’cause it’s the most practical.”

― Harry Dean Stanton

“In philosophy, it is not the attainment of the goal that matters, it is the things that are met with by the way.”

― Havelock Ellis

“’Never look back’ is my philosophy.”

― Helen Clark

“I’m very passionate about philosophy and religion.”

― Helen Slater

“The Occultists, however, know that the traditions of Esoteric Philosophy must be the right ones, simply because they are the most logical, and reconcile every difficulty.”

― Helena Blavatsky

“There is nothing in philosophy which could not be said in everyday language.”

― Henri Bergson

“Philosophy: Unintelligible answers to insoluble problems.”

― Henry Adams

“Any genuine philosophy leads to action and from action back again to wonder, to the enduring fact of mystery.”

― Henry Miller

“I have always tried to live by the philosophy that when there is a big problem that needs fixing, you should run towards it, rather than away from it.”

― Henry Paulson

“The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next.”

― Henry Ward Beecher

“What made the magazine so popular was, even before I started writing the philosophy, there was a point of view in the magazine.”

― Hugh Hefner

“If I had to define my philosophy, it would be about exploration, a journey, a story-telling.”

― Hussein Chalayan

“A ‘philosophical dictionary’ is not a dictionary of philosophy that you use to look up obscure thinkers or recondite terms. It is a collection of brief and pithy essays on diverse topics, informed by one vision, and usually arranged in alphabetical order.”

― Ian Hacking

“Philosophy of science without history of science is empty; history of science without philosophy of science is blind.”

― Imre Lakatos

“In philosophy if you aren’t moving at a snail’s pace you aren’t moving at all.”

― Iris Murdoch

“From the very early days of seeing patients, I noticed that many of them seemed to be concerned with issues of their mortality, and so the philosophy training I had taken began to seem rather important to me.”

― Irvin D. Yalom

“We account the Scriptures of God to be the most sublime philosophy.”

― Isaac Newton

“Religion and philosophy are to be preserved distinct. We are not to introduce divine revelations into philosophy, nor philosophical opinions into religion.”

― Isaac Newton

“In experimental philosophy, we are to look upon propositions inferred by general induction from phenomena as accurately or very nearly true, notwithstanding any contrary hypotheses that may be imagined, till such time as other phenomena occur by which they may either be made more accurate or liable to exceptions.”

― Isaac Newton

“Design is not for philosophy it’s for life.”

― Issey Miyake

“I have a very simple philosophy. One has to separate the abilities from the disabilities. The fact I cannot walk, that I need crutches or a scooter or whatever it is, has nothing to do with my playing the violin.”

― Itzhak Perlman

“My philosophy: find what it is you want to say, walk in the room, say it, and get the hell out.”

― J. Michael Straczynski

“I’d like to be an academic, a philosophy lecturer if possible. I’d do a Masters in Ancient Hebrew maybe, and a Ph.D. hopefully, if I get in.”

― Jack Gleeson

“I like to play cards. I’m not very good, because I don’t want to calculate, I just play by instinct. But I’ve learned a lot of business philosophy by playing poker.”

― Jack Ma

“Our philosophy is, using internet technology, we can make every company become Amazon.”

― Jack Ma

“My philosophy is, unless you’re sick and need help, why bother?”

― Jackie Collins

“Libertarianism, the political philosophy of rugged individualism, ought to hold a natural appeal to tolerant, anti-statist, free-trade conservatives who deplore the turn taken by the party of Abraham Lincoln toward racial prejudice, authoritarianism, and mercantilism.”

― Jacob Weisberg

“In Algeria, I had begun to get into literature and philosophy. I dreamed of writing-and already models were instructing the dream, a certain language governed it.”

― Jacques Derrida

“In philosophy, you have to reckon with the implicit level of an accumulated reserve, and thus with a very great number of relays, with the shared responsibility of these relays.”

― Jacques Derrida

“I don’t attach importance to great speeches or philosophy.”

― Jacques Santer

“Philosophy goes no further than probabilities, and in every assertion keeps a doubt in reserve.”

― James Anthony Froude

“Proverbs may not improperly be called the philosophy of the common people.”

― James Howell

“There is no heresy or no philosophy which is so abhorrent to the church as a human being.”

― James Joyce

“Philosophy is common sense with big words.”

― James Madison

“I came into acting with that sort of dull, meet-with-triumph-and-disaster-the-same philosophy and it’s been the right one for me.”

― Jamie Sives

“My philosophy is that while there’s life, there’s hope. It’s as simple as that.”

― Jane Hawking

“Paul McCartney and John Lennon would often write a song a day, so I have the same workmanlike philosophy.”

― Jason Mraz

“You can cooperate and not compromise your core values. But I’m a realist with the philosophy that sometimes you’ve got to take bites out of the apple instead of the whole apple.”

― Jason T. Smith

“The vote by the Judiciary Committee reflects the fact that John Roberts is an exceptional nominee with a conservative judicial philosophy – a philosophy that represents mainstream America.”

― Jay Alan Sekulow

“Philosophy teaches you to think big.”

― Jay Chandrasekhar

“We’ve always had a philosophy that we would always go wherever the joke is.”

― Jay Chandrasekhar

“If you’re a doctor, what do you promise to do? First, do no harm. If your operating philosophy is do no harm, that’s not a call to imagination. Not only that, if I’m a patient, I don’t want your imagination. I want what works.”

― Jay S. Walker

“The negative attitudes toward the genres – romance, science-fiction, westerns, suspense, etc. – are fallout from the academic world’s long-standing fascination with existential philosophy and modern theories of psychology and sociology.”

― Jayne Ann Krentz

“What one decides to do in crisis depends on one’s philosophy of life, and that philosophy cannot be changed by an incident. If one hasn’t any philosophy in crises, others make the decision.”

― Jeannette Rankin

“I’m a believer in the parent first, friend second philosophy, and trying to find that balance.”

― Jenna Fischer

“My philosophy of dating is to just fart right away.”

― Jenny McCarthy

“Thatgamecompany was founded with the philosophy that games are a form of entertainment, and entertainment is the food for emotion.”

― Jenova Chen

“Of course every manager has a different mentality, different philosophy.”

― Jerome Boateng

“Persons who have been homeless carry within them a certain philosophy of life which makes them apprehensive about ownership.”

― Jerzy Kosinski

“Bruce Lee was very famous. I watched his movies and he is amazing. He is a martial arts master, his philosophy, his movement, both physically and mentally, were very strong.”

― Jet Li

“I think that novels are tools of thought. They are moral philosophy with the theory left out, with just the examples of the moral situations left standing.”

― Jill Paton Walsh

“My philosophy on quarterbacks is, first and foremost, you’ve got to keep them healthy and on the field.”

― Jim Irsay

“Contradiction was something I really like when it is embraced in that kind of philosophy.”

― Jim Jarmusch

“Your philosophy determines whether you will go for the disciplines or continue the errors.”

― Jim Rohn

“A novel is never anything, but a philosophy put into images.”

― Jim Rohn

“As Americans, we’re raised with this idea of, ‘We’re number one.’ As an individual, you absorb and you consume until you skyrocket to the top with your money and your whatever. That’s not my philosophy. My philosophy is quite the opposite in that there’s limited space, we have limited resources, and so it’s not about the individual.”

― Jimmi Simpson

“Evolution is a bankrupt speculative philosophy, not a scientific fact. Only a spiritually bankrupt society could ever believe it. Only atheists could accept this Satanic theory.”

― Jimmy Swaggart

“Evolution is a bankrupt speculative philosophy, not a scientific fact.”

― Jimmy Swaggart

“I just learned my lyrics and tried not to bump into the trumpet player. That was my philosophy.”

― Jo Stafford

“For me, Buddhism is a psychology and a philosophy that provides a means, upayas, for working with the mind.”

― Joan Halifax

“Our philosophy at 8VC is that many of the companies that present the greatest economic opportunities also create the greatest value for society.”

― Joe Lonsdale

“My philosophy in life, where I was trying to get, could have been a little bit different.”

― Joe Namath

“In philosophy, they talk a lot about humans being actual organic machines, and the idea of free will is something that we’ve made up. We actually don’t have free will. We’re acting according to our programming as organic mechanisms.”

― Joel Kinnaman

“My cooking philosophy, what I try to do, is to make a cuisine where the produce and the product shines, compared to some current trends that are maybe more adding additional things, like molecular cuisine, with a lot of additives and chemicals, which are now showing that they could be bad for your health.”

― Joel Robuchon

“Press conferences are good. I have my own philosophy about press conferences. I usually think that when they don’t like the movie, they ask about other things.”

― Joel Silver

“What sort of philosophy one chooses depends on what sort of person one is.”

― Johann Gottlieb Fichte

“I bought some books in order to learn the first principles of philosophy.”

― Johann Heinrich Lambert

“I demonstrate by means of philosophy that the earth is round, and is inhabited on all sides; that it is insignificantly small, and is borne through the stars.”

― Johannes Kepler

“I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.”

― John Adams

“Maybe it’s my libertarian philosophy: but being in government is hard.”

― John Bolton

“One may summon his philosophy when they are beaten in battle, not till then.”

― John Burroughs

“People look for morals in fiction because there has always been a confusion between fiction and philosophy.”

― John Cheever

“The highest point of philosophy is to be both wise and simple; this is the angelic life.”

― John Chrysostom

“Truth is the object of philosophy, but not always of philosophers.”

― John Churton Collins

“I find it significant that, even though contemporary philosophy tends towards forms of determinism, in the wider culture people are deeply into naming, shaming and blaming each other. So we haven’t lost that sense of conscience.”

― John Cornwell

“I’ve written a lot about southern California, but I don’t use the same characters. Leave the people in the songs in the songs, is my philosophy.”

― John Darnielle

“I grew up with a fascination with Marco Polo. I had this unlikely interest in the East as a young man, and you can’t really read about Chinese history and philosophy without encountering him at every turn.”

― John Fusco

“In 1946, I re-enrolled at the University of Budapest in order to obtain a Ph.D. in philosophy with minors in sociology and in psychology.”

― John Harsanyi

“The violence had broken out in both sides, but our philosophy as a party was very, very clear.”

― John Hume

“In coming to that agreement, my party had a clear philosophy throughout. In Northern Ireland, we should have institutions that respected the differences of the people and that gave no victory to either side.”

― John Hume

“Human knowledge is dark and uncertain; philosophy is dark, astrology is dark, and geometry is dark.”

― John Jewel

“Philosophy will clip an angel’s wings.”

― John Keats

“The modern conservative is engaged in one of man’s oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.”

― John Kenneth Galbraith

“My philosophy all my life has been the pursuit of excellence.”

― John Kluge

“I always like to say that our brand or our philosophy has always been kind of this marriage between the ‘food as indulgence,’ and it’s also been about ‘food as health,’ that food is vitality.”

― John Mackey

“My record shows that I have put my country first, and I follow the philosophy and traditions of Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan.”

― John McCain

“Hard distinctions make bad philosophy.”

― John McCarthy

“We said we would leave no stone unturned to get to Germany and now we are applying the same philosophy towards our tournament preparations.”

― John O’Neill

“I want to explore my design philosophy in different mediums, and I’m very interested in architecture.”

― John Rocha

“Philosophy is nothing but discretion.”

― John Selden

“Austerity has led us to a terrible philosophy where we think we’ve got to cut back on everything that’s ‘frippery’, like the arts.”

― John Tiffany

“I’d like to do policy and I’d like to do philosophy, I’d like to be able to get into the depth, into the meat of the argument – that’s the kind of stuff I want to do.”

― Jonathan Krohn

“When I started, athletes fought for honor, respect, philosophy.”

― Jose Aldo

“I began to despise Lenin, even when I was in the first grade, not so much because of his political philosophy or practice… but because of his omnipresent images.”

― Joseph Brodsky

“There is no philosophy without the art of ignoring objections.”

― Joseph de Maistre

“The present basic philosophy is nuclear deterrence.”

― Joseph Rotblat

“That’s the philosophy that we have always had. Going and playing in front of people and leaving an impressive from that standpoint.”

― Josh Dun

“Initially I was very drawn to the Tao Te Ching, the Taoist philosophy. It was helping me deal with the balance of these external and internal issues with my chess life. Tai chi is the martial embodiment of Taoist philosophy. Initially, I had no intention of competing in the martial arts; it was just the meditation.”

― Joshua Waitzkin

“I admire Arsenal and the philosophy that the young players have. Liverpool, with their Spanish players, they also have an incredible squad. And Manchester United and Chelsea are teams that are very big, like Real Madrid and Barcelona, with money and incredible players.”

― Juan Mata

“I took all the philosophy courses I could.”

― Judd Nelson

“My philosophy has always been to do the job I do to the very best of my ability and to be myself within it.”

― Judith McKenna

“The border between the natural and the supernatural, religion and philosophy, may not always be clear. But there are lines, and we should know and accept which side of it we are on.”

― Julian Baggini

“Philosophy is at its most engaged when it is impure. What is being recovered from the Ancient Greek model is not some lost idea of philosophy’s pure essence, but the idea that philosophy is mixed up with everything else.”

― Julian Baggini

“If philosophy is to be a valuable part of life, we have to appreciate it for its own sake, and not just for what it’s done for us lately.”

― Julian Baggini

“Nothing seems to me more doubtful than Aristotle’s remark that it is probable the arts and philosophy have several times been discovered and several times lost.”

― Julien Benda

“Philosophy as practice does not mean its restriction to utility or applicability, that is, to what serves morality or produces serenity of soul.”

― Karl Jaspers

“As a universal history of philosophy, the history of philosophy must become one great unity.”

― Karl Jaspers

“At the present moment, the security of coherent philosophy, which existed from Parmenides to Hegel, is lost.”

― Karl Jaspers

“Only then, approaching my fortieth birthday, I made philosophy my life’s work.”

― Karl Jaspers

“Philosophy can only be approached with the most concrete comprehension.”

― Karl Jaspers

“Philosophy is tested and characterised by the way in which it appropriates its history.”

― Karl Jaspers

“Greek philosophy seems to have met with something with which a good tragedy is not supposed to meet, namely, a dull ending.”

― Karl Marx

“After the first exams, I switched to the Faculty of Philosophy and studied Zoology in Munich and Vienna.”

― Karl von Frisch

“Whoever does not philosophize for the sake of philosophy, but rather uses philosophy as a means, is a sophist.”

― Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

“Plato’s philosophy is a dignified preface to future religion.”

― Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

“One has only as much morality as one has philosophy and poetry.”

― Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

“He who has religion will speak poetry. But philosophy is the tool with which to seek and discover religion.”

― Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

“About no subject is there less philosophizing than about philosophy.”

― Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

“Considered subjectively, philosophy always begins in the middle, like an epic poem.”

― Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

“Since philosophy now criticizes everything it comes across, a critique of philosophy would be nothing less than a just reprisal.”

― Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

“Kant introduced the concept of the negative into philosophy. Would it not also be worthwhile to try to introduce the concept of the positive into philosophy?”

― Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

“Aphorisms are the true form of the universal philosophy.”

― Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

“There’s been the emergence of a philosophy that big data is all you need. We would suggest that, actually, numbers don’t speak for themselves.”

― Kate Crawford

“Life is sacred to me on all levels. Abortion does not compute with my philosophy.”

― Kate Mulgrew

“I was at college studying psychology, philosophy, textiles and drama. But because I wasn’t one of those all-singing, all-dancing stage-school kids, I just assumed I’d never become an actor.”

― Kathryn Prescott

“I graduated with a B.A. in philosophy, and it was by far the best major I could have taken in college.”

― Katy Tur

“A Republican philosophy goes something like this: If you take your car to the mechanic, and instead of fixing it, they take out the engine and charge you an arm and a leg, you should conclude that mechanics can’t fix cars and you should probably just take yours to the junkyard and sell it for scrap metal.”

― Keith Ellison

“What’s my philosophy? In a word, integral.”

― Ken Wilber

“I wanted a theory that would allow one to live outside the office with the same philosophy one uses inside it.”

― Kenneth L. Pike

“If I were to adopt pure mechanism as a philosophy, there would be no way I could choose to be a scholar.”

― Kenneth L. Pike

“Bader’s philosophy was my philosophy. His whole attitude to life was mine.”

― Kenneth More

“The Rockets have a philosophy of what they think their coach should be.”

― Kenny Smith

“I have this philosophy that A and B students work for C students.”

― Kenny Troutt

“I do not own a single security anywhere that doesn’t pay a dividend, and I formed a mutual-fund company with that very simple philosophy.”

― Kevin O’Leary

“I always wanted to see if I could sell a movie to the public without doing any marketing because my philosophy was like, ‘Hey man, I’m reaching my audience everyday. I’m twittering with them. I’m in direct contact with them on the podcast.’”

― Kevin Smith

“You know, you have to have some inner philosophy to deal with adversity.”

― Kirk Douglas

“Before I joined the project most of the English people with whom I had made personal contacts were left wing and affected to some degree or other by the same kind of philosophy.”

― Klaus Fuchs

“You do what you have to do in life, when you form a philosophy that you can’t talk yourself out of.”

― Konstantinos Karamanlis

“When I was about 15 years old, I began to embark on an MC career but also to study philosophy with an emphasis on theology.”

― KRS-One

“The value of ‘Made in Italy’ must necessarily be up-to-date. This is the philosophy that Italia Independent has embraced. We decided from the outset to do away with stereotypes and attune ourselves to the extreme pace, to the incessant metamorphoses of the globalized world.”

― Lapo Elkann

“I think the way IBM has embraced the open source philosophy has been quite astonishing, but gratifying. I hope they’ll do very well with it.”

― Larry Wall

“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.”

― Lawrence Jackson

“To me, what philosophy does best is reflect on knowledge that’s generated in other areas.”

― Lawrence M. Krauss

“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 there’s 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.”

― Lawrence M. Krauss

“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.”

― Leland Ryken

“If I was to describe myself in terms of a political philosophy, I’d cast myself as a social and economic liberal, which is typically what people describe as being left-of-centre on social issues and right-of-centre on economic issues.”

― Leo Varadkar

“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.”

― Leon Bourgeois

“My fundamental philosophy is that you owe it to society to transfer to them any knowledge you have that might be useful.”

― Leroy Hood

“If anyone gets arrogant about their religion, that’s when the religion isn’t effective anymore. Any decent religion or any decent philosophy is always about tolerance and individual freedom, not about harm.”

― Liam Cunningham

“Science may eventually explain the world of How. The ultimate world of Why may remain for contemplation, philosophy, religion.”

― Liberty Hyde Bailey

“My number one philosophy for leadership is leadership by example. If you are not willing to do it yourself, how can you show others how to do it?”

― Linda McMahon

“My philosophy is, I can’t make every product that can possibly use a high-performance CPU and graphics. Why shouldn’t I enable others, in a positive fashion, to leverage AMD IP in more places?”

― Lisa Su

“Much of what Karl Popper contributed to the philosophy of science has now passed into mainstream thought, into the currency of that nebulous, tricky ontology known as ‘common sense.’”

― Liz Williams

“Every religion or every philosophy is an outcome of the human search for liberation.”

― Lobsang Tenzin

“For Guardiola, the system and tactics can change but not the approach, attitude, or philosophy.”

― Lothar Matthaus

“My philosophy in life is, Decide what you want to do. You have to have something to hope for.”

― Lou Holtz

“It’s a principle of my philosophy that you have to respect the individual human being.”

― Louis van Gaal

“I have a philosophy. I was convinced of it, and by winning trophies in four countries, I proved the philosophy worked.”

― Louis van Gaal

“Do you imagine Sergio Leone with a philosophy? Come on! He was a primitive of movies, a great director on set.”

― Luciano Vincenzoni

“Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.”

― Ludwig van Beethoven

“The philosophy of protectionism is a philosophy of war.”

― Ludwig von Mises

“Philosophy is like trying to open a safe with a combination lock: each little adjustment of the dials seems to achieve nothing, only when everything is in place does the door open.”

― Ludwig Wittgenstein

“Philosophy is not a theory but an activity.”

― Ludwig Wittgenstein

“The real discovery is the one which enables me to stop doing philosophy when I want to. The one that gives philosophy peace, so that it is no longer tormented by questions which bring itself into question.”

― Ludwig Wittgenstein

“What is your aim in philosophy? To show the fly the way out of the fly-bottle.”

― Ludwig Wittgenstein

“Drama is action, sir, action and not confounded philosophy.”

― Luigi Pirandello

“We are Madrid, and we want to define our own philosophy. We don’t want to be compared to anyone.”

― Luka Modric

“In-N-Out Burger has a well-known and long standing reputation as a corporation that is operated with a Christian message and philosophy.”

― Lynsi Torres

“’The Last Airbender’ is genetically engineered for me. I love martial arts. I study it. The movie’s based on a lot of Buddhist and Hindu philosophy. I was raised Hindu.”

― M. Night Shyamalan

“So ‘The Last Airbender’ ‘s philosophy and culture feels like a beautiful idea to me: That we inherently have connections to the elements and what they teach us, and to each other.”

― M. Night Shyamalan

“After the Tiananmen Massacre, I felt compelled not only to continue writing but to actively resist the restrictions placed on freedom of speech. I set up the publishing company in Hong Kong, with offices in Shenzhen in mainland China, and managed to publish works of fiction, philosophy, and politics by unapproved authors.”

― Ma Jian

“Neoconservatism had the philosophy that you go in with a supply-led approach to impose democratic values from the top down. Whereas Islamists and far-right organizations, for decades, have been building demand for their ideology on the grassroots.”

― Maajid Nawaz

“My philosophy is ‘learn while you live.’ ‘LazyTown’ is about balance. I’m not there yet.”

― Magnus Scheving

“The philosophy of life is this: Life is not a struggle, not a tension… Life is bliss. It is eternal wisdom, eternal existence.”

― Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

“My father has been my role model. And I always looked up to him – be it his management philosophy or his approach towards life.”

― Malvinder Mohan Singh

“I have no problem working with anybody as long as they are efficient and their intentions, their philosophy, their ideology are clear.”

― Mamata Banerjee

“Alchemy is a kind of philosophy: a kind of thinking that leads to a way of understanding.”

― Marcel Duchamp

“Our intonations contain our philosophy of life, what each of us is constantly telling himself about things.”

― Marcel Proust

“Cooking is a philosophy; it’s not a recipe.”

― Marco Pierre White

“Rightly defined philosophy is simply the love of wisdom.”

― Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy.”

― Margaret Thatcher

“I studied philosophy at Columbia, then dropped out to do drama at the Lee Strasberg Institute.”

― Margherita Missoni

“Some of the poetic writers who insert passages of realism in their texts have no underlying philosophy to uphold them, and revert to realism.”

― Marguerite Young

“In Taoist philosophy, ‘yin’ is the feminine principle, representing the forces of earth, while ‘yang’ is the masculine principle, representing spirit.”

― Marianne Williamson

“’Focusing’ is no conventional repackaging of self-help wisdom. It is at once a manual and a philosophy. It talks about the body’s wisdom, the steps of the focusing technique, how to discover the richness in others by learning to listen.”

― Marilyn Ferguson

“My entire philosophy of teaching is based on the notion that when an artist finds a certain process really effortless, that’s probably what he or she should choose to do. So often, students take the opposite tack; they have no use for the skills that come easily to them.”

― Marilyn Minter

“Our moral philosophy determines our values – what we care about and what we don’t care about – and our values determine our decisions, actions, and beliefs. Therefore, moral philosophy applies to everything in our lives.”

― Mark Manson

“You always really have to remain consistent in your beliefs and philosophy.”

― Mark Messier

“Coaching really is an individual philosophy.”

― Mark Messier

“Our philosophy is that we care about people first.”

― Mark Zuckerberg

“They declaim against the passions without bothering to think that it is from their flame philosophy lights its torch.”

― Marquis de Sade

“The ultimate triumph of philosophy would be to cast light upon the mysterious ways in which Providence moves to achieve the designs it has for man.”

― Marquis de Sade

“Making itself intelligible is suicide for philosophy.”

― Martin Heidegger

“We live in a world in which politics has replaced philosophy.”

― Martin L. Gross

“You adhere to a philosophy, but part of the philosophy I have is that I don’t want to be too doggone inflexible that I miss a good player.”

― Marv Levy

“I was a philosophy major as an undergraduate, and I’m just an arrogant little thing. It’s hard for me to admit that I can’t understand something, let alone not be in charge of it.”

― Mary Karr

“Philosophy likes to keen common sense on the run.”

― Mason Cooley

“I don’t have an M.B.A. I have a doctoral degree in philosophy – nineteenth-century German philosophy, to be precise.”

― Matthew Stewart

“Sir Isaac Newton gave the extraterrestrials their biggest shot in the arm when he embraced the infinite universe as the basis for his hugely influential system of physics. Even so, the aliens of the early modern period remained creatures of philosophy rather than science.”

― Matthew Stewart

“I had a philosophy, which may have been proven right, that directing isn’t as hard as everyone says it is.”

― Matthew Vaughn

“My design philosophy is to make women feel like peacocks.”

― Matthew Williamson

“I received my high school baccalaureate diploma in Latin and Science in 1928, then my two baccalaureate diplomas in Mathematics and Philosophy in 1929.”

― Maurice Allais

“It is my philosophy that one should not excel in only one thing but try to strike a balance between different things.”

― Mawra Hocane

“I am now convinced that theoretical physics is actually philosophy.”

― Max Born

“You can’t do without philosophy, since everything has its hidden meaning which we must know.”

― Maxim Gorky

“I pretty much eat when I’m hungry, and I don’t eat when I’m not hungry. That is my best philosophy for maintaining my weight.”

― Maye Musk

“Our whole philosophy was to intimidate the quarterback. We were able to do it. We were pioneers. People still recognize us as, maybe, the best defensive line of all time.”

― Merlin Olsen

“Cruyff defined a philosophy and a style of how we had to play: positional play, type of players, the profile of the coaches, even.”

― Michael Laudrup

“The philosophy to ‘buy and hold’ is a philosophy that I use to manage funds.”

― Michael Lee-Chin

“One of the appeals of markets, as a public philosophy, is they seem to spare us the need to engage in public arguments about the meaning of goods. So markets seem to enable us to be non-judgmental about values. But I think that’s a mistake.”

― Michael Sandel

“I discovered philosophy in my youth when I read ‘wildly,’ and thus I was exposed to the world of ideas.”

― Michel Onfray

“If we include hedonistic philosophy in hospitals, the lives of patients suffering from cancer would be much, much better.”

― Michel Onfray

“It is absolutely bedrock to the British Army’s philosophy that a commanding officer is responsible for what goes on within his command.”

― Mike Jackson

“I think my philosophy in music has been to accentuate the positive.”

― Mike Love

“We are not abandoning our convictions, our philosophy or traditions, nor do we urge anyone to abandon theirs.”

― Mikhail Gorbachev

“There are metaphysical problems, problems of human existence, that philosophy has never known how to grasp in all their concreteness and that only the novel can seize.”

― Milan Kundera

“I want to study philosophy. That fascinates me.”

― Millicent Simmonds

“My philosophy is to eat as healthy as I can whenever I can, but not to beat myself up when I don’t.”

― Miriam Shor

“Ronald Reagan was a president of strength. His philosophy was a philosophy of strength – a strong military, a strong economy and strong families.”

― Mitt Romney

“My philosophy is my learning process. Until you die, you must evolve and improve.”

― Miyavi

“When I went to university, I was a philosophy major, but because I’m not very bright I chose to study philosophy at a performing arts school, maybe because the philosophy program there wasn’t too rigorous or challenging.”

― Moby

“Again, both literature and philosophy work by appealing to certain reigning idols.”

― Morris Raphael Cohen

“In thus pointing out certain respects in which philosophy resembles literature more than science, I do not mean, of course, to imply that it would be well for philosophy if it ceased to aim at scientific rigor.”

― Morris Raphael Cohen

“It has generally been assumed that of two opposing systems of philosophy, e.g., realism and idealism, one only can be true and one must be false; and so philosophers have been hopelessly divided on the question, which is the true one.”

― Morris Raphael Cohen

“A creative element is surely present in all great systems, and it does not seem possible that all sympathy or fundamental attitudes of will can be entirely eliminated from any human philosophy.”

― Morris Raphael Cohen

“Literature and philosophy both allow past idols to be resurrected with a frequency which would be truly distressing to a sober scientist.”

― Morris Raphael Cohen

“Lastly, literature and philosophy both allow past idols to be resurrected with a frequency which would be truly distressing to a sober scientist.”

― Morris Raphael Cohen

“When truth has no burning, then it is philosophy, when it gets burning from the heart, it becomes poetry.”

― Muhammad Iqbal

“Words, without power, is mere philosophy.”

― Muhammad Iqbal

“Very obviously, the electorate as a mass has not imbibed the philosophy of ‘think national, act local’ or even ‘think big and beyond’ – it is a case, more, of ‘think local, act local, and let the national equation take care of itself.’”

― N. Bhaskara Rao

“I want to do good for Israel. My philosophy is let’s do good stuff, and let’s see what happens. And que sera, sera.”

― Naftali Bennett

“Skepticism is a virtue in history as well as in philosophy.”

― Napoleon Bonaparte

“The best philosophers were not academics, but had another job, so their philosophy was not corrupted by careerism.”

― Nassim Nicholas Taleb

“Oddly enough, Bruce Lee wrote some great philosophy.”

― Naval Ravikant

“True philanthropy requires a disruptive mindset, innovative thinking and a philosophy driven by entrepreneurial insights and creative opportunities.”

― Naveen Jain

“Entrepreneurial Philanthropy is not just a philosophy or a dream. It is a promise that philanthropy is at its best when it is founded on entrepreneurial zest and agility.”

― Naveen Jain

“As the new spirituality begins to become the pervasive spirituality of the planet, we’ll find that we have abandoned our philosophy of contradictions in which we say we’re all one but continue to try to win.”

― Neale Donald Walsch

“I am concerned, rather, that there should not be more things dreamt of in my philosophy than there actually are in heaven and earth.”

― Nelson Goodman

“Marriage is a team effort. Both of us share that philosophy.”

― Nick Lachey

“If you ask what my philosophy is, my philosophy is kind of like an entrepreneurial philosophy.”

― Nick Nurse

“My fashion philosophy is that if I like it, I wear it. I’m not a snob about which looks are ‘this season’ and which are ‘last season.’”

― Nicky Hilton

“My fashion philosophy is that if I like it, I wear it.”

― Nicky Hilton

“Philosophy, like medicine, has plenty of drugs, few good remedies, and hardly any specific cures.”

― Nicolas Chamfort

“I don’t believe in the philosophy of stumbling across hit records.”

― Nile Rodgers

“Indian classical dance is sustained by a profound philosophy. Form seeks to merge with the formless, motions seek to become a part of the motionless, and the dancing individual seeks to become one with the eternal dance of the cosmos.”

― Nita Ambani

“I’ve got a philosophy I call ‘no dancing in the end zone.’ You score, get back, and run another play.”

― No I.D.

“And so my militant philosophy is this: to make with a brush on canvas is a simple direct delight-to make with the movie is the same.”

― Norman McLaren

“Philosophy is properly home-sickness; the wish to be everywhere at home.”

― Novalis

“We must strive to encourage East and West not only to move towards each other but also to encourage them to find a new philosophy, a philosophy which will serve as a tool determining the future of Planet Earth – our common and only shelter.”

― Nursultan Nazarbayev

“The attacking philosophy is in the walls of Man United. That’s tradition; that’s history. That’s how we play and want to play.”

― Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

“My philosophy is this: Do not tamper with the anatomy of a woman’s body; do not camouflage it.”

― Oleg Cassini

“Parent hard, play hard. That’s my philosophy.”

― Oliver Hudson

“My philosophy is that when I go out of my room, I’m prepared to love everybody I meet, unless they’re bad.”

― Omar Sharif

“The philosophy of Buddhism is connected to everything. So it probably does have some connection with acting, yes.”

― Orlando Bloom

“My philosophy is always to fulfill contracts.”

― Ottmar Hitzfeld

“Oh my goodness me, Daniel Day-Lewis – huge, huge fan of his. I’ve always loved his philosophy on acting: he always talks about returning to a state of play.”

― Owain Yeoman

“People think the free market is a philosophy, they think that it is a creed. It is none of those things. Free market is a bathroom scale, it is a measuring tape, it’s simply a measurement.”

― P. J. O’Rourke

“Philosophy was once considered science.”

― P. J. O’Rourke

“I am at war… with the principal personage of traditional philosophy, that abstract subject who masquerades as everyone and anyone, but is really a male subject in disguise.”

― Pam Gems

“French schools follow a national curriculum that includes arduous surveys of French philosophy and literature. Frenchmen then spend the rest of their lives quoting Proust to one another, with hardly anyone else catching the references.”

― Pamela Druckerman

“Medicine rests upon four pillars – philosophy, astronomy, alchemy, and ethics.”

― Paracelsus

“With scale, there always becomes this tension of, how do you keep the start-up philosophy?”

― Patrick Pichette

“I almost got a psychology degree, I almost got a philosophy degree. I kept changing it so they couldn’t make me graduate. I studied anthropology and eastern religion, epistomology, and astronomy… I took every interesting course I could find for nine years.”

― Patrick Rothfuss

“For my Oxford degree, I had to translate French and German philosophy (as it turned out, Descartes and Kant) at sight without a dictionary. That meant Germany for my first summer vacation, to learn the thorny language on my own.”

― Paul Engle

“Art requires philosophy, just as philosophy requires art. Otherwise, what would become of beauty?”

― Paul Gauguin

“My philosophy is that we should ask the most important question that’s capable of being solved.”

― Paul Greengard

“Strive to be authentic all the time. That’s sort of my philosophy on life, which applies to acting.”

― Paul Guilfoyle

“Like many students, I found the drudgery of real experiments and the slowness of progress a complete shock, and at my low points I contemplated other alternative careers including study of the philosophy or sociology of science.”

― Paul Nurse

“Allow me a bit of philosophy here… We started tele skiing as a rebellion against rules.”

― Paul Parker

“Every now and then, President Obama sorta drops his veil. He’s less coy about his philosophy, he sort of reveals his true governing philosophy, what he really believes.”

― Paul Ryan

“Astonishment is the root of philosophy.”

― Paul Tillich

“My philosophy is: If you can’t have fun, there’s no sense in doing it.”

― Paul Walker

“If people can keep track of all the celebrity gossip, there’s no reason we can’t also assimilate the key concepts of economic philosophy.”

― Pedro Reyes

“I am an example of a person who got zeroed into a philosophy early.”

― Pete Carroll

“One of the tragedies of the Bush administration is that we went back to business as usual, make a deal with the Democrats, let’s all be friends in Washington philosophy.”

― Pete du Pont

“I preferred the weapons of dialectic to all the other teachings of philosophy, and armed with these, I chose the conflicts of disputation rather than the trophies of war.”

― Peter Abelard

“I have the general philosophy of creating the future you want to see.”

― Peter Diamandis

“The person that turns over the most rocks wins the game. And that’s always been my philosophy.”

― Peter Lynch

“All managers have a different playing style and football philosophy. What’s important for players is being able adapt to those different styles.”

― Petr Cech

“I want people to realize bodybuilders are athletes. We have a very meticulous philosophy on how we are able to gain muscle and lose fat simultaneously.”

― Phil Heath

“My philosophy is that you don’t motivate players with speeches; you have motivated players that you draft. That’s where they come in, and those are the guys that are competitive. You can not teach competitiveness.”

― Phil Jackson

“The most interesting legal philosophy is German, so naturally I went to Germany, particularly to Berlin, quite a bit.”

― Philip Kerr

“All the most prominent Darwinists proclaim naturalistic philosophy when they think it safe to do so.”

― Phillip E. Johnson

“Darwinism is not merely a support for naturalistic philosophy: it is a product of naturalistic philosophy.”

― Phillip E. Johnson

“Truth as such is not a particularly important concept in naturalistic philosophy.”

― Phillip E. Johnson

“My religious philosophy is kindness. Try to be kind. That’s something worth achieving.”

― Pierce Brosnan

“Philosophy is the highest music.”

― Plato

“Wonder is the feeling of the philosopher, and philosophy begins in wonder.”

― Plato

“Philosophy begins in wonder.”

― Plato

“As a matter of personal philosophy, I have generally said, ‘Why not?’ far more often than either ‘Why?’ or ‘Not.’”

― Rachel Sklar

“I always give RZA that support as far as saying he brought Wu-Tang to the table. It was his philosophy. He picked certain dudes to be part of this group, and he said, ‘This is what it’s going to be called.’”

― Raekwon

“I think that’s a weak excuse, to say because a rapper’s getting older that he ain’t got it no more. Nah. Don’t go by that philosophy. Let’s just recognize that talent is within.”

― Raekwon

“My philosophy was that I never had focus groups.”

― Ralph Lauren

“My philosophy has always been that I can sell chinos and T-shirts and $5,000 gowns – they just have to be the best of what they are.”

― Ralph Lauren

“My candidacy is one that fits the district and fits the Mick Mulvaney-Jim DeMint philosophy.”

― Ralph Norman

“I won a Marshall scholarship to read philosophy at Oxford, and what I most wanted to do was strengthen public intellectual culture – I’d write books and essays to help us figure out who we wanted to be.”

― Reid Hoffman

“I don’t have a philosophy in a nutshell; I would go on and on too much.”

― Rene Ricard

“My philosophy is to make money.”

― Rex Tillerson

“My philosophy is that if I have any money I invest it in new ventures and not have it sitting around.”

― Richard Branson

“The Obama doctrine of ignoring international issues and claiming it’s none of the U.S.’ business is a philosophy that has allowed Russia, Iran, and China to step up and take the lead.”

― Richard Grenell

“We do not learn by inference and deduction and the application of mathematics to philosophy, but by direct intercourse and sympathy.”

― Richard M. Nixon

“It’s a philosophy that – ‘We, the People’ – it’s about us, that if the Americans want to do something, they have the power to try to put leaders in place to carry out whatever their notions are.”

― Rick Santelli

“I have a very simple philosophy when it comes to casting, and it really is casting the best person for the role.”

― Rob Marshall

“But the need for conflict to expose prejudice and unclear reasoning, which is deeply embedded in my philosophy of science, has its origin in these debates.”

― Robert B. Laughlin

“Tolerating organized crime promotes the cheap philosophy that everything is a racket. It promotes cynicism among adults. It contributes to the confusion of the young and to the increase of juvenile delinquency.”

― Robert Kennedy

“My personal philosophy is, you can be sure of nothing.”

― Robert M. Parker, Jr.

“I think philosophers can do things akin to theoretical scientists, in that, having read about empirical data, they too can think of what hypotheses and theories might account for that data. So there’s a continuity between philosophy and science in that way.”

― Robert Nozick

“It is, from another angle, an attack on requiring proof in philosophy. And it’s also the case, I guess, that my temperament is to like interesting, new, bold ideas, and to try and generate them.”

― Robert Nozick

“The fundamental question of political philosophy, one that precedes questions about how the state should be organized, is whether there should be any state at all. Why not have anarchy?”

― Robert Nozick

“Ethical and questions of philosophy interest me a great deal.”

― Robert Sheckley

“The American Revolution was, in fact, a battle against the philosophy of Locke and the English utilitarians.”

― Robert Trout

“The myth that the founding of American Republic was based on the philosophy of John Locke could only have been maintained, because the history of Leibniz’s influence was suppressed.”

― Robert Trout

“The myth that John Locke was the philosopher behind the American Republic, is easily refuted by examining how Locke’s philosophy steered Thomas Jefferson, for example.”

― Robert Trout

“When I played, I always wanted to attack. This is my philosophy.”

― Roberto Mancini

“The basic philosophy of stoicism is that you have nothing real external to your own consciousness, that the only thing real is in fact your consciousness.”

― Roger Avary

“Even if we don’t know it or aren’t aware of it, politics and philosophy are really what make our up lives.”

― Roland Joffe

“Feminism is just an idea. It’s a philosophy. It’s about the equality of women in all realms. It’s not about man-hating. It’s not about being humorless. We have to let go of these misconceptions that have plagued feminism for 40, 50 years.”

― Roxane Gay

“Logic is the last scientific ingredient of Philosophy; its extraction leaves behind only a confusion of non-scientific, pseudo problems.”

― Rudolf Carnap

“To me, songs come of their own volition – and with an open-ended philosophy.”

― Rufus Wainwright

“Contemporary science is based on the philosophy of materialism, which claims that all reality is material or physical.”

― Rupert Sheldrake

“My philosophy is to live below your means.”

― Russell Hornsby

“Stoicism is a philosophy designed for the masses, and if it has to be simplified a bit to reach the masses, so be it.”

― Ryan Holiday

“Stoicism – and philosophy – are not the domains of idle professors. They are the succor of the successful and the men and women of action.”

― Ryan Holiday

“I love history, cultural and religious studies, philosophy, photography and traveling.”

― Ryan Lewis

“The Barrow Administration, with its misguided philosophy of big government wanting to own or control every facet of economic activity in Belize, has depressed and squeezed out the private sector. The inevitable result is mass firing of workers, foreclosures, and downsizing.”

― Said Musa

“My philosophy is to not be scared of anyone. If I play well, great; if I don’t, I learn from the match and move on.”

― Saina Nehwal

“The philosophy of individualism owes a great deal to the tradition of novel-writing and novel-reading. In its development and in its aesthetics, the novel is not politically neutral; it has been a participant in history all along.”

― Sally Rooney

“I like Christianity. I’m a fan of Jesus and his whole philosophy but not the social teaching aspects of it, of course.”

― Sally Rooney

“Being Human clothing was first launched in France, Belgium and Spain, where the brand’s philosophy of look good, do good is connecting with people and not just Salman Khan.”

― Salman Khan

“I don’t think there’s an interesting boundary between philosophy and science. Science is totally beholden to philosophy. There are philosophical assumptions in science and there’s no way to get around that.”

― Sam Harris

“There are a few dogmas and double standards and really regrettable exports from philosophy that have confounded the thinking of scientists on the subject of morality.”

― Sam Harris

“Christianity is not a theory or speculation, but a life; not a philosophy of life, but a life and a living process.”

― Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“Philosophy changes day by day.”

― Sarah Brightman

“Trump’s appointed extremist judges to the federal bench, including U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, whose decisions demonstrate a judicial philosophy far more concerned with the rights of corporations than marginalized Americans.”

― Sarah McBride

“My pitching philosophy is simple – keep the ball way from the bat.”

― Satchel Paige

“I’ve never been a materialist; I’ve never been somebody who believes in only what we can see and measure. I continue to be a student of religious philosophy, and I continue to take those ideas very seriously.”

― Scott Derrickson

“I’m someone who believes in centrist governing philosophy.”

― Scott McClellan

“Everyone likes to strike while the iron is hot. That’s a philosophy I’ve always liked.”

― Scottie Pippen

“The idea that time is an illusion is an old one, predating any Times Square ball drop or champagne celebrations. It reaches back to the days of Heraclitus and Parmenides, pre-Socratic thinkers who are staples of introductory philosophy courses.”

― Sean M. Carroll

“As long as there are chances, we have to fight to the end. That’s Madrid’s philosophy.”

― Sergio Ramos

“There’s no longer a monolithic evil empire somewhere, spreading a different philosophy of life. That doesn’t exist.”

― Seth Gordon

“One thing I will say about my father is that he was very much out in the forefront talking about his beliefs about being a complete fighter and attaching a philosophy to that and teaching it.”

― Shannon Lee

“Whatever it takes, the job of the director is to be the leader and to get your actors where they need to go. That’s a philosophy that I have.”

― Shawn Levy

“My philosophy was always try to look like Whitney Houston at all times. That did not work out so well.”

― Shonda Rhimes

“Philosophy, most broadly viewed, is the critical survey of existence from the standpoint of value.”

― Sidney Hook

“My philosophy is that one must always give a lady what she wants. That never goes out of style.”

― Sirio Maccioni

“Without the communist oppression, I am absolutely sure I would now be a local stupid professor of philosophy in Ljubljana.”

― Slavoj Zizek

“Ordinary people seem not to realize that those who really apply themselves in the right way to philosophy are directly and of their own accord preparing themselves for dying and death.”

― Socrates

“My judicial philosophy is fidelity to the law.”

― Sonia Sotomayor

“My philosophy is that you sell things for more than you bought them.”

― Sophia Amoruso

“It is a great advantage for a system of philosophy to be substantially true.”

― Sophia Loren

“Unfortunately, I’m not a person that’s always capable of living up to the Boy Scout philosophy.”

― Stanley Crouch

“Like most people of my generation, I fell in love with the philosophy of existentialism.”

― Stanley Elkin

“By the time I had got to college, I had begun to read and had decided that most of what Christians believed could not be credible. So I became a philosophy major at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas.”

― Stanley Hauerwas

“William James was not a prophet. He was a philosopher whose philosophy reflected his profound humanity.”

― Stanley Hauerwas

“When I got to Princeton I made a point of attending the Philosophy Club and listening to the lectures, but I didn’t get involved in any discussions in those clubs. I guess after the first year, I dropped that.”

― Stephen Cole Kleene

“I went to Princeton from Amherst, where I split my interests between mathematics and philosophy.”

― Stephen Cole Kleene

“I had some hesitations about philosophy because, if you worked out a philosophical theory, it was hard to know whether you were going to be able to prove it or whether other theories had just as good a claim on belief.”

― Stephen Cole Kleene

“Why are we here? Where do we come from? Traditionally, these are questions for philosophy, but philosophy is dead.”

― Stephen Hawking

“My philosophy is, ‘Show up, shut up, and do your job,’ and if you do it to the satisfaction of your director and the public, you’re likely to be able to do it again.”

― Stephen Lang

“Religion deals in certainties and philosophy deals more in un-answered questions.”

― Steve Hackett

“What would George Clooney do? That’s one of my favourites. He is one of my favourite actors and one of my favourite human beings. I don’t know if I have a serious life philosophy.”

― Steve Kazee

“Ali’s belief in himself was something I picked up on, and it’s become my own philosophy.”

― Sugar Ray Leonard

“We need a philosophy for humans and nature to live together.”

― Svetlana Alexievich

“Any philosophy that can be put in a nutshell belongs there.”

― Sydney J. Harris

“I have the philosophy of yes. If anybody asks me to do a job, I say, ‘Yes.’ I’ve said yes to everything.”

― Sylvester McCoy

“Initially, I studied philosophy, because it claimed to give you answers to the meaning of existence, but it didn’t: It was basically a semantics game.”

― Talulah Riley

“My philosophy is, ‘Eat when hungry, stop when you’re full.’”

― Tamara Taylor

“I studied philosophy, religious studies, and English. My training was writing four full-length novels and hiring an editor to tear them apart. I had enough money to do that, and then rewriting and rewriting and rewriting.”

― Ted Dekker

“I’ve always said fantasy is sort of ‘stealth philosophy’.”

― Terry Goodkind

“No one’s policing their own minds more than an author. You spend a lot of time in your own head analysing what you think about things, and a philosophy comes.”

― Terry Pratchett

“I am certain no one sets out to be cruel, but our treatment of the elderly ill seems to have no philosophy to it. As a society, we should establish whether we have a policy of life at any cost.”

― Terry Pratchett

“Indeed heresies are themselves instigated by philosophy.”

― Tertullian

“My whole business philosophy is based on a risk-reward ratio. But it’s got to stack up. If it doesn’t, don’t do it. You might as well go to a casino.”

― Theo Paphitis

“I have a very strict philosophy that if you’re not working out, you’re getting fat.”

― Theodore Melfi

“My whole philosophy is about doing, not talking.”

― Theresa May

“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 with wonder.”

― Thomas Aquinas

“To sum up the whole, we should say that the aim of the Platonic philosophy was to exalt man into a god.”

― Thomas Babington Macaulay

“To believe only possibilities is not faith, but mere philosophy.”

― Thomas Browne

“Leisure is the Mother of Philosophy.”

― Thomas Hobbes

“I am an Epicurean. I consider the genuine (not the imputed) doctrines of Epicurus as containing everything rational in moral philosophy which Greek and Roman leave to us.”

― Thomas Jefferson

“It is an acknowledged truth in philosophy that a just theory will always be confirmed by experiment.”

― Thomas Malthus

“A philosopher is, no doubt, entitled to examine even those distinctions that are to be found in the structure of all languages… in that case, such a distinction may be imputed to a vulgar error, which ought to be corrected in philosophy.”

― Thomas Reid

“History is Philosophy teaching by example.”

― Thucydides

“Buddhism has become a socially recognized religious philosophy for Americans, whereas it used to be considered an exotic religion.”

― Thurston Moore

“The band has a liberal philosophy – that’s sort of a given.”

― Thurston Moore

“My philosophy about the game, for instance, is that you have players out there who really do different things.”

― Tiffeny Milbrett

“My philosophy is, don’t take no for an answer and be willing to sacrifice your entire project for freedom.”

― Tim Robbins

“I learned much more about acting from philosophy courses, psychology courses, history and anthropology than I ever learned in acting class.”

― Tim Robbins

“Philosophy is a performance sport – you have to play it with somebody back and forth.”

― Timothy Leary

“I would absolutely like to play more leading roles. There’s no philosophy – well, the only philosophy, I suppose, is to try and do different things.”

― Toby Jones

“Every day, I read books on philosophy and science fiction and human consciousness.”

― Tom DeLonge

“The whole philosophy of modern times is to dissolve distinctions between individuals and deal with them as large collections of people. It’s essentially self-interested on the part of authority.”

― Tom Stoppard

“It’s really only all about music. It’s not like a big rocket scientist kind of philosophy or anything.”

― Tommy Mottola

“At Barcelona, all men’s and women’s teams have the same style and philosophy.”

― Toni Duggan

“It was lucky I came from City; I’d say their philosophy is quite similar. Barcelona are a lot more advanced because they are the ones who created it, but they have a history of members of staff at Manchester City who worked here.”

― Toni Duggan

“I eat in the same philosophy that I live with: joyfully!”

― Tracee Ellis Ross

“Darwinism as presented by Darwin contradicted idealistic philosophy, and this contradiction grew deeper with the development of its materialist teaching.”

― Trofim Lysenko

“When God saved me, He gave me a thirst to learn and to read and to study. I thrived in college. I got a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and then went to Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando.”

― Tullian Tchividjian

“As a scholar I am interested in the philosophy of language, semiotics, call it what you want, and one of the main features of the human language is the possibility of lying.”

― Umberto Eco

“My philosophy is I’m raising future adults, not children.”

― Usher

“Our whole philosophy is one of transparency.”

― Valerie Jarrett

“True philosophy invents nothing; it merely establishes and describes what is.”

― Victor Cousin

“’YouKu’ means what’s best and what’s cool in Chinese. So, the whole product philosophy really revolves around how to help users, from a massive video database, finds what’s best and what’s cool.”

― Victor Koo

“Our philosophy is to attract top talent and incentivise them to succeed. We have some of the top talent in the entire industry.”

― Vivek Ramaswamy

“The philosophy of FIFA is to expand world soccer space, to spread out the world football space.”

― Vladimir Putin

“History should be written as philosophy.”

― Voltaire

“However, while the Nazi barbarians and their collaborators threatened the entire world, I could not accept his philosophy and, after several earlier attempts, was finally accepted into the Canadian Infantry Corps during the last year of World War II.”

― Walter Kohn

“The service of philosophy, of speculative culture, towards the human spirit, is to rouse, to startle it to a life of constant and eager observation.”

― Walter Pater

“My philosophy is generally to keep things as simple as possible.”

― Washed Out

“I find purer philosophy in a Poem than in a Conclusion of Geometry, a chemical analysis, or a physical law.”

― Wilfred Owen

“We have to make philosophy itself an object of philosophical concern.”

― Wilhelm Dilthey

“Science gives us knowledge, but only philosophy can give us wisdom.”

― Will Durant

“Every science begins as philosophy and ends as art.”

― Will Durant

“It is one of the consolations of philosophy that the benefit of showing how to dispense with a concept does not hinge on dispensing with it.”

― Willard Van Orman Quine

“The atheist is cheating whenever he makes a moral judgment, acting as though it has an objective reference, when his philosophy in fact precludes it.”

― William A. Dembski

“The philosophy behind much advertising is based on the old observation that every man is really two men – the man he is and the man he wants to be.”

― William Feather

“Philosophy is for the few.”

― William Gilbert

“The philosophy of the wisest man that ever existed, is mainly derived from the act of introspection.”

― William Godwin

“The object of studying philosophy is to know one’s own mind, not other people’s.”

― William Inge

“To become a popular religion, it is only necessary for a superstition to enslave a philosophy.”

― William Inge

“In praising science, it does not follow that we must adopt the very poor philosophies which scientific men have constructed. In philosophy they have much more to learn than to teach.”

― William Inge

“The history of philosophy is to a great extent that of a certain clash of human temperaments.”

― William James

“But if it not be true, the myth itself requires to be explained, and every principle of philosophy and common sense demand that the explanation be sought, not in arbitrary allegorical categories, but in the actual facts of ritual or religious custom to which the myth attaches.”

― William Robertson Smith

“I have always looked upon alchemy in natural philosophy to be like enthusiasm in divinity, and to have troubled the world much to the same purpose.”

― William Temple

“’Trill’ is a combination of ‘true’ and ‘real.’ It’s my philosophy.”

― Willie Cauley-Stein

“I’ve got two undergraduate degrees: one is a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy and a Master’s in Psychology. I’m gunning for my Ph. D. in Psychology but that’s currently on hold.”

― Xavier Woods

“I’m double majoring in social studies – which is sociology, anthropology, economics, and philosophy – and African-American studies.”

― Yara Shahidi

“My philosophy is to be me.”

― Yohan Blake

“Champions invariably have fervent philosophical beliefs. Philosophy, in its simplest terms, means ‘the love of wisdom.’”

― Zig Ziglar

“Wagner’s philosophy had absolutely nothing to do with Bruckner. Bruckner hadn’t written a single word against Jews. Wagner’s book on the Jews was one of the most infamous books of the 19th century.”

― Zubin Mehta
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