Top Ten Greatest Philosophical Quotes


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Albert Einstein: Real sign of intelligence isn't knoweldge, it's imagination
No words of mine can ever do any justice to this man... All I can say is the quote shown above reflects what a great man he truly was and still is. I wonder what he would say if he lived in this world right now. Would he be disgusted or amazed?

Almost as reminiscent of what would Jesus say if he were to have seen what has been done in his name.
Maybe einstein doesn't have the greatest knowledge, but have the greatest imagination of all :D
Much recpect for this great man, more known for his scientific discoveries, I know him as the man he his
[Newest]I don't have enough words to judge the quotation

2Gandhi: Live simply that others may simply live
These are words to live by in this world of extremes. We need to be more mindful of how our choices and acts affects people we have never met.
short in reading, deep in grasping, deeper in understanding and deepest in implemenation
It show's gratefulness; something which human's desperately need.
[Newest]Benefits of simplicity never be described

3The Book of Job: Remember: life is a breath; Soon I will vanish from your sight. The eye that looks will not see me; You may search but I will be gone. Like a cloud fading in the sky, Man dissolves into death. And never comes home again.
You ask how one may write so well?
This is done by divine inspiration. The Bible in all of it's entirety was written in this way. From the earliest text to the newest; from Genesis to Revelation. The Book, or rather "Volume", that is the Holy Bible was constructed by the very hand of God, orchestrated through time.
This is so pretty and beautiful. The trick is that now we say "ooh how nicely said! " but if anybody nowadays would say anything like that we would be like "what's he talking about? Is he crazy? "
The inevitable can never be defined greater


[Newest]It tells many things about humanity that many ignore or wish not to speak because they are scared, so it's a good way to tell the truth without telling someone that its how we all will end up one day.

4Socrates: I only know one thing, and that is I know nothing
It is natural truth that no one knows everything but it is really very difficult to confess that. But one who accept that, his such a sentence reflect that he knows more than others.
Empty glass has space for more...
More true than some of the others, and definitely smarter than some movie quote that just sounds cool, because you saw the movie.
[Newest]The only thing I do know, is that I do not know. I am a towering mountain of ignorance, paraphrased from Hank Green.

5Socrate: My advice to you is to get married: Iif you find a good wife you'll be happy; If not, you'll become a philosophe
getting married is to share our love and affection, no one is complete without a wife or a husband for that matter
Get married with good wife = imagination
this is very correct as philosophers our mostly full of negative energy and this is humorous to me...

6Forrest Gump: Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get
its actually pretty true.
Actually, it says it on the little paper or on the box.
The best in my opinion


7Pascal: It is the heart which perceives God and not the reason. That is what faith is: God perceived by the heart, not the reason
People push reason aside when it comes to God.
Humanity and God are like lovers, and love can make people blind.
God is whatever you want it to be, perceived by your Mind and soul, therefore, God is only a perception... "He" is not the creator of the universe, nor can he be compared in an analogy to a lover.
Faith comes first before reason, although both are necessary to perceive God.
I am a man of God. That's why I put my faith on him without reason.

8Aristotle: Happiness is something final and complete in itself, As being the aim and end of practical activities whatever... Happiness then we define as the active exercise of the mind In conformity with perfect goodness or virtue
The definition of happiness...


9Plato: There will be no end to the troubles of states,Or of humanity itself,Till philosophers become kings in this world,Or till those we now call kings and rulers really And truly become philosophers,
Plato is one of the greatest thinkers in the history of mankind. Although some of his thoughts are derailed by the age in which he lived and the things he thus took for granted, he was ever so right to present this thought. By a philosopher Plato means the person who searches for the origin of human thoughts and action with the aim of knowing what choices to make in life. Many people who currently govern the world are more than capable intellectually and posses the right knowledge to make right decisions, but lack the knowledge of the origin of thoughts and are therefore unable to distinguish right from wrong.

"If even one remains uncorrupted in a community which is prepared to obey him, then that is enough: everything that is now open to doubt would become a full-fledged reality. "
Plato is an absolute great thinker. Great nations are built through the reflection on the words of a man like Plato. My worry is that literal minded men do not recognize such great minds in history.
in this case we have to vote the philosophers for presidency, if they decide to run for it


[Newest]Truer words were never spoken

10Albert Camus: It was previously a question Of finding out whether or not life Has to have a meaning to be lived. It now becomes clear, on the contrary That it will be lived all the better if it has no meaning
Nice philosophical quotes...
Extra ordinary...
Must be followed in a persons life...

The Contenders

11Epicurus: Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.
Very true. So many of us endlessly complained about the things that we don't have at the moment. The fact is, we already got so much of what once was a burning need.
Greatest Philosopher should have the greatest quote
Gratefullness at it's finest the truth many lose what we desired so bad by chasing what we don't have
[Newest]Thinking this way will make your days happier.

12Henry David Thoreau: To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, Nor even to found a school, But so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates, A life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity, and trust
I find this to be one or more of the phyl quotes

13Bruce Lee: I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.

14Walt Disney: Too many people grow up. Thats the trouble with the world... They don't remember what its like to be twelve years old.

15Bruce Lee: Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
Love is the only thing that makes both parties happy

16John F. Kennedy: Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Forgiving them is good... And their names in this context is the lesson... So if something related to their names (lessons) comes up in future, you take the necessary precautions... It's a good one
Its a guiding principle towards life defense

17Albert Camus: If there is one thing one can always yearn for And sometimes attain, it is human love

18Yoda: Do or do not, there is no try.
Yoda killing it as per usual
Exactly the point Yoda

19Lewis Carrol: It is the privilege of true genius, And especially genius who opens up a new path, To make great mistakes with impunity

20Tupac: Remember through every dark night, there's a brighter day after that.
No matter how hard it get. One should keep goingm
Don't give up on your difficults you can still find a better way

21Not all things we don't see aren't there - Mauka Ramsy
It is evident that we can not see God and His angels also the prince of darkness cannot be seen though we see the effects of this powers
The existence of reality doe not depend on sight
They eye and brain can only see what is present, imagination can only be created by the heart and soul

22René Descartes: I think therefore I am
I know it is cliché, but it takes the quote "I only know one thing, and that is I know nothing" to the next level to even question your existence and everything in your life and this will lead you on your philosophical journey to find your personal philosophical beliefs.

23The easiest way to live a simple life is just to put God first and believe that there is certainly a day when you gonna meet Him and held accountable for all your deeds.

24Ichigo: If fate is a millstone, then we are the grist. There is nothing we can do. So I wish for strength. If I cannot protect them from the wheel, then give me a strong blade, and enough strength... to shatter fate.

25Always smile, that is the best way to cover the troubles behind your face.
Hmm... That almost broke my heart...


Hmm... N never share your troubles in front of anyone except your CREATURE...

26You Must Sacrifice Your Comforts of Today for Your Greater Tomorrow
To live life to the fullest, sacrifices has to be made

27When dwelling on the negative, never entertain your thoughts. Let the thoughts entertain you.

28It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not. - Lm10

29Know your true enemy, for it is no one else but you yourself, do the right thing. - Chaitach .S

30What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
Best thought-provoking quote ever.
Love this quote, so simple.
So many of the motivational words and phrases are aimed at the removal of the rusted shackles of inaction or depression draped over our beautiful silvery spirit.
Even when we are given the keys to freedom there is still a dark passage to traverse to arrive at the place we dream of.
The words are absorbed into our brains but need to connect with spirit, will, heart, desire and convert to action. These are all encountered in the dark passage. This is the most difficult part of the journey and the most rewarding.
Like most things in life it's only when you let go that you achieve your nirvana. It's not hard... You just need to believe that what we call fail is just another fork in the road.
Get on with it.

31Jonathan Lopez: There is no such thing as a box, it simply hides the truth.

32Everything I do changes things, everything I don't do makes a difference.

33The Fourth Doctor: What's the point of being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes?

34Anonymous- Life is like a song. It may be happy, or sad. When it ends, it basically means you're dead.
I just had to vote for this!


35There is an inner logic, and we're taught to stay far from it. It is simple and elegant, but it's cruel and antithetic, and there is not effort to reveal it. . . - Unknown

36The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun

37Theodore Roosevelt: Believe you can and you're halfway there.
A strong positive thought about succes


38"Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then where cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then he is not God." - Epicurus
Satan was once an angel of God. God knew satan would betray him but he allowed it to happen. God also made Angels and all else out of himself. So God made evil but is willing to let others overcome it, God only makes evil to test the loyalty of his creations. When his creations overcome this evil with the help of God it only makes believers love him that much more,

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