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There is no record in history of a happy philosopher.

Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956) American journalist, satirist and social critic.

Any genuine philosophy leads to action and from action back again to wonder, to the enduring fact of mystery.

Henry Miller (1891-1980) American author.

How charming is divine philosophy! Not harsh and crabbed, as dull fools suppose, but musical as is Apollo's lute, and a perpetual feast of nectared sweets, where no crude surfeit reigns.

John Milton (1608-1674) English poet.

Philosophy is doubt.

Montaigne (1533-1592) French philosopher and essayist.

In philosophy if you aren't moving at a snail's pace you aren't moving at all.

Iris Murdoch (1919-1999) British novelist and philosopher.


Why, ever since Adam, who has got to the meaning of this great allegory -- the world? Then we pygmies must be content to have out paper allegories but ill comprehended.

Herman Melville (1819-1891) American writer.

The most dangerous criminal now is the entirely lawless modern philosopher. Compared to him, burglars and bigamists are essentially moral men.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) British journalist, novelist and poet.

There is nothing so absurd that some philosopher has not already said it.

Marcus Tulius Cicero (106-43 BC) Writer, politician and great roman orator.

Rightly defined philosophy is simply the love of wisdom.

Marcus Tulius Cicero (106-43 BC) Writer, politician and great roman orator.

Philosophy is a bully that talks loud when the danger is at a distant; but, the moment she is pressed hard by an enemy, she is nowhere to be found and leaves the brunt of the battle to be fought by her steady, humble comrade, religion.

Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832) British clergyman, sportsman and author.