86 Top Philosophical Quotes about Life

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86 Top Philosophical Quotes about Life with image to download

  • “Don’t live your life through what ifs, live it with I knows.” – Marco Zuniga
  • “The unexamined life is not worth living” – Socrates
  • “Your Life is a series of moments in ‘now’. The better you make your ‘now’ the better your life.” – Karen Salmansohn
  • “Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent” – Ludwig Wittgenstein
  • “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the lights.” – Albus Dumbledore
  • “The life of man (in a state of nature) is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short” – Thomas Hobbes
  • “Intelligence without ambition is a Bird without wings.” – Salvador Dali
  • “I think therefore I am” – René Descartes
  • “Holding on to anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.” – Buddha
  • “He who thinks great thoughts, often makes great errors” – Martin Heidegger
  • “To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.” – Joseph Chilton Pearce
  • “We live in the best of all possible worlds” – Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
  • “You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” – Oprah Winfrey
  • “What is rational is actual and what is actual is rational” – G. W. F. Hegel
  • “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” – Qscar Wilde
  • “God is dead! He remains dead! And we have killed him.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  • “Being deeply loved gives you strength; loving deeply gives you courage.” – Lao Tzu
  • “There is but one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide” – Albert Camus
  • “There are far better things ahead that we leave behind.” – C. S Lewis
  • “One cannot step twice in the same river” – Heraclitus
  • “I wish I could show you when you are lonely… or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being.” – Hafez
  • “The greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals and legislation” – Jeremy Bentham
  • “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – Aristotle
  • “To be is to be perceived” (“Esse est percipi”) – Bishop George Berkeley
  • “Every situation no matter how challenging, conspiring to bring you into greater vibrational energy. Will you receive it?” – Panache Desai
  • “Happiness is not an ideal of reason but of imagination” – Immanuel Kant
  • “There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talent, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.” – Sophia Loren
  • “No man’s knowledge here can go beyond his experience” – John Locke
  • “Ride the energy of your own unique spirit.” – Gabrielle Roth
  • “God is not willing to do everything, and thus take away our free will and that share of glory which belongs to us” – Niccolo Machiavelli
  • “The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.” – Oscar Wilde
  • “Liberty consists in doing what one desires” – John Stuart Mill
  • “There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance” – Socrates
  • “It is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatever for supposing it true” – Bertrand Russell
  • “Leisure is the mother of philosophy” – Thomas Hobbes
  • “Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language” – Ludwig Wittgenstein
  • “If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent Him” – Voltaire
  • “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit” – Aristotle
  • “This is patently absurd; but whoever wishes to become a philosopher must learn not to be frightened by absurdities” – Bertrand Russell
  • “Only one man ever understood me, and he didn’t understand me” – G. W. F. Hegel
  • “One cannot conceive anything so strange and so implausible that it has not already been said by one philosopher or another” – René Descartes
  • “Life must be understood backward. But it must be lived forward” – Søren Kierkegaard
  • “Metaphysics is a dark ocean without shores or lighthouse, strewn with many a philosophic wreck” – Immanuel Kant
  • “There is only one thing a philosopher can be relied upon to do, and that is to contradict other philosophers” – William James
  • “Happiness is the highest good” – Aristotle
  • “You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation” – Plato
  • “The mind is furnished with ideas by experience alone” – John Locke
  • “Is man merely a mistake of God’s? Or God merely a mistake of man’s?” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  • “Science is what you know. Philosophy is what you don’t know” – Bertrand Russell
  • “Religion is the sign of the oppressed … it is the opium of the people” – Karl Marx
  • “Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly” – Francis Bacon
  • “History is Philosophy teaching by examples” – Thucydides
  • “He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god” – Aristotle
  • “Philosophy is at once the most sublime and the most trivial of human pursuits” – William James
  • “The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it” – Epicurus
  • “If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.” – Seth Godin
  • “Man is condemned to be free” – Jean-Paul Sartre
  • “I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong” – Bertrand Russell
  • “Whatever is reasonable is true, and whatever is true is reasonable” – G. W. F. Hegel
  • “I don’t know why we are here, but I’m pretty sure it is not in order to enjoy ourselves” – Ludwig Wittgenstein
  • “If men were born free, they would, so long as they remained free, form no conception of good and evil” – Baruch Spinoza
  • “That man is wisest who, like Socrates, realizes that his wisdom is worthless” – Plato
  • “Man is born free, but is everywhere in chains” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • “Morality is not the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but of how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness” – Immanuel Kant
  • “All is for the best in the best of all possible worlds” – Voltaire
  • “It is one thing to show a man that he is in error, and another to out him in possession of truth” – John Locke
  • “Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest” – Denis Diderot
  • “I can control my passions and emotions if I can understand their nature” – Spinoza
  • “The only thing I know is that I know nothing” – Socrates
  • “It is wrong always, everywhere and for everyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence” – W. K. Clifford
  • “The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the on who prays” – Søren Kierkegaard
  • “The mind is furnished with ideas by experience alone” – John Locke
  • “If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things” – René Descartes
  • “Freedom is secured not by the fulfilling of one’s desires, but by the removal of desire” – Epictetus
  • “Happiness lies in virtuous activity, and perfect happiness lies in the best activity, which is contemplative” – Aristotle
  • “In everything, there is a share of everything” – Anaxagoras
  • “Philosophers have hitherto only interpreted the world in various ways; the point, however, is to change it” – Karl Marx
  • “Man is the measure of all things” – Protagoras
  • “Everything that exists is born for no reason, carries on living through weakness, and dies by accident” – Jean-Paul Sartre
  • “The brave man is he who overcomes not only his enemies but his pleasures” – Democritus
  • “We are too weak to discover the truth by reason alone” – St. Augustine
  • “Good and evil, reward and punishment, are the only motives to a rational creature” – John Locke
  • “A little philosophy inclineth man’s mind to atheism; but depth in philosophy bringeth men’s minds about to religion” – Sir Francis Bacon
  • “You just listen to your own heart. That is your only teacher.” – Osho
  • “To do as one would be done by, and to love one’s neighbour as oneself, constitute the ideal perfection of utilitarian morality” – John Stuart Mill
  • “The trick is to enjoy life. Don’t wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead.” – Marjorie Pay Hinckley

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