Sunday, 1 September 2013


At best, a true philosopher can fulfil his mission very imperfectly, which is to pilot himself, or at most a few voluntary companions who may find themselves in the same boat. - George Santayana

My philosophy is to make the most of all that comes, and the least of all that goes. - Teresa Watkins 

Philosophy is like trying to open a safe with a combination lock: each little adjustment of the dials seems to achieve nothing, only when everything is in place does the door open. - Ludwig Wittgenstein

Philosophy is not a theory but an activity. - Ludwig Wittgenstein

The continual pursuit of meanings – wider, clearer, more negotiable, more articulate meanings – is philosophy. - Suzanne K. Langer

The object of studying philosophy is to know one’s own mind, not other people’s. - William Ralph Inge

What is rational is real and what is real is rational. On this conviction the plain man like the philosopher takes his stand, and from it philosophy starts in its study of the universe of the mind as well as the universe of nature. - Hegel

Wisdom is the perfect good of the human mind; philosophy is the love of wisdom and the endeavour to attain it. - Seneca

You can’t do without philosophy, since everything has its hidden meaning which we must know. - Maxim Gorky

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