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Quotations about Philosophy


From the ancient musings of Socrates to the contemporary ruminations of modern thinkers, philosophy has been a guiding force in human society. It dares to ask the big questions: What is the nature of reality? What is the meaning of life? How should we live? Philosophy isn't just an academic discipline; it's a journey into the deepest corners of human thought, into the realm of ideas that shape our world and define our place within it.

This compilation of funny quotations about philosophy provides a window into the minds of some of the world's greatest thinkers. They explore the depths of existentialism, the complexities of metaphysics, the nuances of ethics, and the subtleties of epistemology, among others. These quotes are not just about understanding philosophy; they offer insights into the human condition, the nature of knowledge, and the pursuit of truth. They invite you to grapple with profound ideas, challenge your perceptions, and perhaps, inspire you to embark on your own philosophical journey.

quotations about philosophy

"Philosophy is common sense with big words." James Madison (American statesman, 1751-1836)

"There's a difference between a philosophy and a bumper sticker." Charles M. Schulz (American cartoonist, 1922-2000)

"Science is what you know. Philosophy is what you don't know." Bertrand Russell (British philosopher and mathematician, 1872-1970)

"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery." Winston Churchill (British Conservative statesman, 1874-1965)

"Europe was created by *history.*God.*invention.* America was created by philosophy." Margaret Thatcher (British Conservative stateswoman, 1925-2013)

Do you live each day as if it's your first or your last? Either way you should probably have *a diaper on.*a drink.*a party.* Ellen DeGeneres (American comedian and actress, 1958-)

"Choose old people for enemies. They die. You win." Jacob M. Appel (American author, 1973-)

"There's always room for a unicorn in my life." Anon

"I need to buy myself a box, so I can sit outside of it, and think." Anon

"Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it." Albert Camus (French novelist, dramatist, and essayist, 1913-60)

"What if everything is an illusion and nothing exists? In that case, I definitely overpaid for my carpet." Woody Allen (American film director, writer, and actor, 1935-)

"Some people see things that are and ask, Why? Some people dream of things that never were and ask, Why not? Some people have to go to work and don't have time for all that." George Carlin (American comedian, 1937-2008)

"I have tried too in my time to be a philosopher; but, I don't know how. Cheerfulness was always breaking in." Oliver Edwards (English lawyer, 1711-91)

"The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper." Eden Phillpotts (English writer, 1862-1960)

It is better to be vaguely right than *exactly wrong.*mostly right.*argumentative.* Carveth Read (English philosopher, 1848-1931)

I have a new philosophy; I'm only going to dread one day at a time. Charles Monroe Schulz (American cartoonist, 1922-2000)

"The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato." Alfred North Whitehead (English philosopher and mathematician, 1861-1947)

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