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Philosophers are only men in armor after all.

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) British novelist.

Philosophy: A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing.

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) American newspaperman and short-story writer.

Real philosophy seeks rather to solve than to deny.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873) British politician, poet and critic.

All philosophies, if you ride them home, are nonsense, but some are greater nonsense than others.

Samuel Butler (1612-1680) British poet and satirist.

Pythagoras, Locke, Socrates -- but pages might be filled up, as vainly as before, with the sad usage of all sorts of sages, who in his life-time, each was deemed a bore! The loftiest minds outrun their tardy ages.

Lord Byron (1788-1824) British poet.


Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it.

Albert Camus (1913-1960) French novelist, essayist and dramatist.

Many talk like philosophers yet live like fools.


Take from the philosopher the pleasure of being heard and his desire for knowledge ceases.

Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) Swiss political philosopher and essayist.

Bad philosophers may have a certain influence; good philosophers, never.

Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) British logician and philosopher.

Philosophy does not regard pedigree, she received Plato not as a noble, but she made him one.

Seneca (4 BC-65) Roman philosopher and playwright.