philosophy

A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on belief, paradox, philosophy, simplicity, and worth

The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

Source: The Philosophy of Logical Atomism

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on feeling, happiness, inspiration, philosophy, and unhappiness

If a philosophy is to bring happiness it should be inspired by kindly feelings. Marx pretended that he wanted the happiness of the proletariat; what he really wanted was the unhappiness of the bourgeois.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

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A Quote by Bernard Mannes Baruch on death, horses, learning, philosophy, and success

A man sentenced to death obtained a reprieve by assuring the king he would teach his majesty's horse to fly within the year - on the condition that if he didn't succeed, he would be put to death at the end of the year. "Within a year," the man explained later, "the king may die, or I may die, or the horse may die. Furthermore, in a year, who knows? Maybe the horse will learn to fly." My philosophy is like that man's. I take the long-range view.

Bernard Baruch (1870 - 1965)

Source: quoted by Leonard Lyons in New York Post.

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on philosophy

If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher's stone.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on country, earth, god, knowledge, liberty, love, nations, and philosophy

God grant that not only the love of liberty but a thorough knowledge of the rights of man may pervade all the nations of the earth, so that a philosopher may set his foot anywhere on its surface and say: "This is my country."

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: letter to David Hartley, December 4, 1789

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A Quote by Benjamin Disraeli on enthusiasm, genius, imagination, philosophy, poetry, and science

Philosophy becomes poetry, and science imagination, in the enthusiasm of genius.

Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881)

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on philosophy and work

All work is an act of philosophy.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on men, needs, philosophy, and power

The men who are not interested in philosophy need it most urgently; they are most helplessly in its power.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

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A Quote by Aulus Gellius on philosophy

I see the beard and cloak, but I don't yet see a philosopher. -Video barbam et pallium; philosophum nondum video

Aulus Gellius

Source: Noctes Atticae

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A Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer on consequences, genius, music, nobility, painting, philosophy, poetry, profit, purpose, reward, and work

Genius is its own reward; for the best that one is, one must necessarily be for oneself. . . . Further, genius consists in the working of the free intellect., and as a consequence the productions of genius serve no useful purpose. The work of genius may be music, philosophy, painting, or poetry; it is nothing for use or profit. To be useless and unprofitable is one of the characteristics of genius; it is their patent of nobility.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)

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