Best 100 Philosophy Quotes

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1. “Everyone is a genius.” – Albert Einstein

2. “Only the dead have seen the end of the war.” – Plato

3. “Life without experience and sufferings is not life.” – Socrates

4. “An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

5. “Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.” – Dalai Lama

6. “Don’t live your life through what-ifs, live it with I knows.” – Marco Zuniga

7. “It’s strange that they fear death. Life hurts a lot more than death.” – Jim Morrison

8. “Eyes and ears are poor witnesses to people if they have uncultured souls.” – Heraclitus

9. “Absorb what is useful, discard what is not, add what is uniquely your own.” – Bruce Lee

10. “Life is like a piano. What you get out of it depends on how you play it.” – Albert Einstein

11. “If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to.” – Lao Tzu

12. “We do not describe the world we see. We see the world we can describe.” – René Descartes

13. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi

14. “If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

15. “There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” – Aristotle

16. “Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.” – Bertrand Russell

17. “Philosophy is written in that great book which ever lies before our eyes – I mean the universe.” – Galileo

18. “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” — Aristotle

19. “A man who has committed a mistake and doesn’t correct it, is committing another mistake.” – Confucius

20. “The more man mediates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.” – Confucius

21. “When it is obvious that goals can’t be reached, don’t adjust the goals, but adjust the action steps.” – Confucius

22. “Happiness is the feeling that power increases — that resistance is being overcome.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

23. “To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do rather than what they say.” – René Descartes

24. “The one who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.”- Steve Jobs

25. “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” – Alan Watts

26. “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates

27. “The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” — Aristotle

28. “No valid plans for the future can be made can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.” – Alan Watts

29. “The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.” – Socrates

30. “Give instructions only to those people who seek knowledge after they have discovered their ignorance.” – Confucius

31. “I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.” – John Stuart Mill

32. “A ‘no’ uttered from deepest conviction is better than a ‘yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.” — Mahatma Gandhi

33. “If you are depressed you are living in the past, if you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.” – Lao Tzu

34. “The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.” – Seneca

35. “Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.” – Henry David Thoreau

36. “If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content.” ― Leo Tolstoy

“The frog in the pond knows little of the great ocean.” ― Zen Proverb

38. “Mysteries abound where most we seek for answers.” ― Ray Bradbury

39. “Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.” ― Socrates

40. “The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ― C.G. Jung

42. “Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect.” ― Margaret Mitchell

43. “A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” ― Lao Tzu

44. “I have the true feeling of myself only when I am unbearably unhappy.” ― Franz Kafka

45. “Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.” ― Søren Kierkegaard

46. “Man only likes to count his troubles; he doesn’t calculate his happiness.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky

45. “Nobody built like you, you design yourself.” — Jay-Z

46. “Silence is only frightening to people who are compulsively verbalizing.” ― William S. Burroughs

47. “Silence is only frightening to people who are compulsively verbalizing.” ― William S. Burroughs

48. “When you love someone, you love the person as they are, and not as you’d like them to be.” — Leo Tolstoy

49. “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” ― Kurt Vonnegut

50. “The truly faithless one is the one who makes love to only a fraction of you. And denies the rest.” ― Anaïs Nin

51. “The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places.” ― Ernest Hemingway

52. “Irresponsibility is part of the pleasure of all art; it is the part the schools cannot recognize.” — James Joyce

53. “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” ― Alan W. Watts

54. “If you understand, things are just as they are; if you do not understand, things are just as they are.” ― Zen Proverb

55. “When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you.” ― Lao Tzu

56. “The longer I live, the more uninformed I feel. Only the young have an explanation for everything.” ― Isabel Allende

57. “We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” ― Joseph Campbell

58. “It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.” ― Oscar Wilde

59. “Art and love are the same thing: It’s the process of seeing yourself in things that are not you.” ― Chuck Klosterman

60. “The more sand had escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.” — Niccolo Machiavelli

61. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ― Lao Tzu

62. “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” ― Kahlil Gibran

63. “If my poetry aims to achieve anything, it’s to deliver people from the limited ways in which they see and feel.” ― Jim Morrison

64. “Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.” ― Ursula K. Le Guin

65. “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality.” ― Lao Tzu

66. “What did you do as a child that made the hours pass like minutes? Herein lies the key to your earthly pursuits.” ― Carl Jung

67. “Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.” ― Richard P. Feynman

68. “You must let what happens happen. Everything must be equal in your eyes, good and evil, beautiful and ugly, foolish and wise.” ― Michael Ende

69. “The wisest of all, in my opinion, is he who can, if only once a month, call himself a fool — a faculty unheard of nowadays.” — Fyodor Dostoevsky

70. “It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.” ― Gabriel Garcí¬a Márquez

71. “Happiness depends upon ourselves.” – Aristotle

72. “Thinking. The talking of the soul with itself.” – Plato

73.“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” – Confucius

74. “You could not step twice into the same river.” ― Heraclitus

75..“When anger arises, think of the consequences.” – Confucius

76. “Prejudices are what fools use for reason.” – Francois Voltaire

77. “The madness of love the greatest of heaven’s blessings.” – Plato

78. “If you hate a person, then you’re defeated by them.“ – Confucius

79. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Confucius

80. “The more you know, the more you know you don’t know.” – Aristotle

81. “I love those who yearn for the impossible.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

82. “Never form a friendship with a man who is not better than you.” – Confucius

83. “Learn what is to be taken seriously and laugh at the rest.” ― Hermann Hesse

84. “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we “It does not matter how slowly you go, as long as you do not stop.” – Confuciuscan catch excellence.” — Vince Lombardi

85. “Reason has always existed, but not always in a reasonable form.” – Karl Marx

86. Truth, she thought. As terrible as death. But harder to find.” ― Philip K. Dick

87. “Being vulnerable is a strength, not a weakness.” — Selena Gomez

88. “If they spit at you behind your back it means you’re ahead of them.” – Confucius

89. “Dare to know! Have the courage to use your own intelligence.” – Immanuel Kant

90. “It ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.” — Sylvester Stallone in Rocky Balboa

91. “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” – Aristotle

92. “I dream. Sometimes I think that’s the only right thing to do.” ― Haruki Murakami

93. “Life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced.” – Soren Kierkegaard

94. “It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.” – René Descartes

95. “Looking at small advantages prevents great affairs from being accomplished.” – Confucius

96. “Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun.” ― Alan W. Watts

97. “The only journey is the one within.” — Rainer Maria Rilke

98. “Waking up to who you are requires letting go of who you imagine yourself to be.” – Alan Watts

99. “Embrace the glorious mess that you are.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

100. “What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others.” – Confucius