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O philosophy, life's guide! O searcher-out of virtue and
expeller of vices! What could we and every age of read more

O philosophy, life's guide! O searcher-out of virtue and
expeller of vices! What could we and every age of men have been
without thee? Thou hast produced cities; thou hast called men
scattered about into the social enjoyment of life.
[Lat., O vitae philosophia dux! O virtutis indagatrix,
expultrixque vitiorum! Quid non modo nos, sed omnino vita
hominum sine et esse potuisset? Tu urbes peperisti; tu
dissipatos homines in societatum vitae convocasti.]

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Philosophy is the science which considers truth.

Philosophy is the science which considers truth.

by Aristotle Found in: Philosophy Quotes,
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My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you’ll be happy; if not, you’ll become read more

My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you’ll be happy; if not, you’ll become a philosopher.

by Socrates Found in: Philosophy Quotes,
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Before philosophy can teach by Experience, the Philosophy has to
be in readiness, the Experience must be gathered and read more

Before philosophy can teach by Experience, the Philosophy has to
be in readiness, the Experience must be gathered and intelligibly
recorded.

by Thomas Carlyle Found in: Philosophy Quotes,
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Sublime Philosophy!
Thou art the patriarch's ladder, reaching heaven;
And bright with beckoning angels--but alas!
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Sublime Philosophy!
Thou art the patriarch's ladder, reaching heaven;
And bright with beckoning angels--but alas!
We see thee like the patriarch, but in dreams,
By the first step,--dull slumbering on the earth.

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Remove severe restraint and what will become of virtue?

Remove severe restraint and what will become of virtue?

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There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

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No other job in the world could possibly dispossess one so completely as this job of teaching. You could stand read more

No other job in the world could possibly dispossess one so completely as this job of teaching. You could stand all day in a laundry, for instance, still in possession of your mind. But this teaching utterly obliterates you. It cuts right into your being: essentially, it takes over your spirit. It drags it out from where it would hide. - Spinster.

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The Beginning of Philosophy . . . is a Consciousness of your own
Weakness and inability in necessary things.

The Beginning of Philosophy . . . is a Consciousness of your own
Weakness and inability in necessary things.

by Epictetus Found in: Philosophy Quotes,
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