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Philosophers should consider the fact that the greatest happiness principle can easily be made an excuse for a benevolent dictatorship. We should replace it by a more modest and more realistic principle - the principle that the fight against avoidable misery should be a recognized aim of public policy, while the increase of happiness should be left, in the main, to private initiative.
– Karl PopperRate it:
Philosophy always requires something more, requires the eternal, the true, in contrast to which even the fullest existence as such is but a happy moment.
– Søren KierkegaardRate it:
Philosophy consists very largely of one philosopher arguing that all others are jackasses. He usually proves it, and I should add that he also usually proves that he is one himself.
– H.L. MenckenRate it:
Philosophy does not regard pedigree, she received Plato not as a noble, but she made him one.
– Seneca the YoungerRate it:
Philosophy goes no further than probabilities, and in every assertion keeps a doubt in reserve.
– James Anthony FroudeRate it:
Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.
– Ludwig WittgensteinRate it:
Philosophy is a game with objectives and no rules. Mathematics is a game with rules and no objectives.
– AnonymousRate it:
Philosophy is a study that lets us be unhappy more intelligently.
– AnonymousRate it:
Philosophy is an elegant thing, if anyone modestly meddles with it; but if they are conversant with it more than is becoming, it corrupts them.
– PlatoRate it:
Philosophy is for those, who feel that they can think beyond their thoughts
– LoachildRate it:
Philosophy is nothing but discretion.
– John SeldenRate it:
Philosophy is the child of sorrow
– Praveen VertexRate it:
Philosophy is the highest music.
– PlatoRate it:
Philosophy is the product of wonder.
– Alfred North WhiteheadRate it:
Philosophy is the science which considers truth.
– AristotleRate it:
Philosophy is to the real world as masturbation is to sex.
– Karl MarxRate it:
Philosophy makes the shy people strong and the strong people stronger.
– Vikrant ParsaiRate it:
Philosophy may be dodged, eloquence cannot.
– Edgar QuinetRate it:
Philosophy offers the rather cold consolation that perhaps we and our planet do not actually exist; religion presents the contradictory and scarcely more comforting thought that we exist but that we cannot hope to get anywhere until we cease to exist. Alcohol, in attempting to resolve the contradiction, produces vivid patterns of Truth which vanish like snow in the morning sun and cannot be recalled; the revelations of poetry are as wonderful as a comet in the skies -- and as mysterious. Love, which was once believed to contain the Answer, we now know to be nothing more than an inherited behavior pattern.
– James ThurberRate it:
Philosophy teaches us to bear with equanimity the misfortunes of others.
– Oscar WildeRate it:
Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils but present evils triumph over it.
– La RochefoucauldRate it:
Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it.
– Francois De La RochefoucauldRate it:
Philosophy! Empty thinking by ignorant conceited men who think they can digest without eating!
– Iris MurdochRate it:
Photographing a cake can be art.
– Irving PennRate it:
Photography is a dish best served raw.
– Gennaro SalamoneRate it:

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