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A good philosophy is more needed than earrings of gold and silver.

1. To consider what is true and what is good takes much

When you say something and cannot prove it, it might be philosophy.

Philosophy aspires to consider truth. [Cf. Aristotle]

Do not necessarily seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought. [With Matsuo Basho]

A good 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. [With Bertrand Russell]

Metaphysics is a dark ocean without shores or lighthouse, strewn with many a philosophic wreck [Immanuel Kant]

There is no statement so absurd that no philosopher will make it. [Cicero]

Philosophy is the highest music. [Plato] (2)

2. Stay away from dwarfing arenas to let higher and ableness-aiding vistas open up

Good philosophers may also open a philosophy factory. (3)

3. A process of wonder has its steps and stages which should be meted out to help folks

Wonder is the feeling of a philosopher; and philosophy begins in wonder. [Plato] (5)

Philosophy involves a state of fermentation, a process without fixed and final outcome. [With Esa Saarinen]

When philosophic thought has done its best, much wonder could evolve.

To teach how to live with some uncertainty, yet without being paralyzed by hesitation, is one of the chief things that philosophy can do. [With Bertrand Russell] ✪ 

One of my favourite philosophical tenets is that people will agree with you only if they already agree with you. [Frank Zappa]

The opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth. [Niels Bohr]

You become responsible for a long time for what you've tamed. [cf. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince]

Philosophy can look like the most sublime and the most trivial of human pursuits. [Cf. William James]

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. [Aristotle] (7)

Leisure is the mother of Philosophy. [Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan, 1651]


Considerations that help ableness on and up, help folks. There are stages and different ways of getting able, just as mastery learning shows very well, for example.


Philosophy quotations, philosophy quotes, Literature  

Blake, Nigel, Paul Smeyers, Richard Smith and Paul Standish, eds. The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Education. 2003. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.

Curd, Martin, and J. A. Cover. 1998. Philosophy of Science: The Central Issues. New York: W. W. Norton and Co.

Deussen, Paul. The Philosophy of the Upanishads. New York: Dover (Reprint of Clark's 1906-ed), 1966.

Solomon, Robert C., and Kathleen M. Higgins. 2010. The Big Questions: A Short Introduction to Philosophy. Belmont, CA: 8th ed. Wadsworth, Cengage Learning.

Warren, James, and Frisbee Sheffield, eds. 2014. The Routledge Companion to Ancient Philosophy. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.

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