|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
| A little philosophy inclineth mans mind to atheism; but depth in philosophy bringeth mens minds about to religion.|
| Sublime Philosophy!|
Thou art the patriarchs ladder, reaching heaven;
And bright with beckoning angelsbut alas!
We see thee, like the patriarch, but in dreams,
By the first step,dull slumbering on the earth.
Bulwer-LyttonRichelieu. Act III. Sc. 1. L. 4.
| Beside, he was a shrewd philosopher,|
And had read evry text and gloss over
Whateer the crabbedst author hath,
He understood b implicit faith.
ButlerHudibras. Pt. I. Canto I. L. 127.
| Before Philosophy can teach by Experience, the Philosophy has to be in readiness, the Experience must be gathered and intelligibly recorded.|
CarlyleEssays. On History.
| O vitæ 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 vitæ convocasti.|
O philosophy, lifes 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.
CiceroTusc. Quæst. Bk. V. 2. 5.
|The first step towards philosophy is incredulity.|
Denis DiderotLast Conversation.
| The Beginning of Philosophy * * * is a Consciousness of your own Weakness and inability in necessary things.|
EpictetusDiscourses. Bk. II. Ch. XI. St. 1.
| Philosophy goes no further than probabilities, and in every assertion keeps a doubt in reserve.|
FroudeShort Studies on Great Subjects. Calvinism.
| This same philosophy is a good horse in the stable, but an arrant jade on a journey.|
GoldsmithThe Good-Natured Man. Act I.
|How charming is divine philosophy!|
Not harsh, and crabbed, as dull fools suppose,
But musical as is Apollos lute,
And a perpetual feast of nectard sweets,
Where no crude surfeit reigns.
MiltonMask of Comus. L. 476.
|That stone, * * *|
Philosophers in vain so long have sought.
MiltonParadise Lost. Bk. III. L. 600.
| Se moquer de la philosophie cest vraiment philosophe.|
To ridicule philosophy is truly philosophical.
PascalPensées. Art. VII. 35.
|Philosophy is nothing but Discretion.|
John SeldenTable Talk. Philosophy.
|There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,|
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
Hamlet. Act I. Sc. 5. L. 166. (Our philosophy in some readings.)
|Adversitys sweet milk, philosophy.|
Romeo and Juliet. Act III. Sc. 3. L. 55.
| The philosopher is Natures pilot. And there you have our difference: to be in hell is to drift: to be in heaven is to steer.|
Bernard ShawMan and Superman. Act III. L. 509.
|La clarté est la bonne foi des philosophes.|
Clearness marks the sincerity of philosophers.
VauvenarguesPensées Diverses. No. 372. Gilberts ed. 1857. Vol. I. P. 475.
|The bosom-weight, your stubborn gift,|
That no philosophy can lift.
|Why should not grave Philosophy be styled.|
Herself, a dreamer of a kindred stock,
A dreamer, yet more spiritless and dull?
WordsworthThe Excursion. Bk. III.