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By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.
The man of science is a poor philosopher.
My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you'll be happy; if not, you'll become a philosopher.
If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher's stone.
All sciences are now under the obligation to prepare the ground for the future task of the philosopher, which is to solve the problem of value, to determine the true hierarchy of values.
I do not know what the spirit of a philosopher could more wish to be than a good dancer. For the dance is his ideal, also his fine art, finally also the only kind of piety he knows, his 'divine service.'
He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
To a philosopher all news, as it is called, is gossip, and they who edit and read it are old women over their tea.
Henry David Thoreau
Wonder is the feeling of the philosopher, and philosophy begins in wonder.
If I became a philosopher, if I have so keenly sought this fame for which I'm still waiting, it's all been to seduce women basically.
To have no time for philosophy is to be a true philosopher.
There is only one thing a philosopher can be relied upon to do, and that is to contradict other philosophers.
To be a real philosopher all that is necessary is to hate some one else's type of thinking.
What every genuine philosopher (every genuine man, in fact) craves most is praise although the philosophers generally call it recognition!
I don't see myself as a philosopher. That's awfully boring.
All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusions is called a philosopher.
The most dangerous criminal now is the entirely lawless modern philosopher. Compared to him, burglars and bigamists are essentially moral men.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
If any philosopher had been asked for a definition of infinity, he might have produced some unintelligible rigmarole, but he would certainly not have been able to give a definition that had any meaning at all.
There is nothing so absurd that some philosopher has not already said it.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder.
There is nothing so strange and so unbelievable that it has not been said by one philosopher or another.
One cannot conceive anything so strange and so implausible that it has not already been said by one philosopher or another.
The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has killed a great many philosophers.
I am aware that a philosopher's ideas are not subject to the judgment of ordinary persons, because it is his endeavour to seek the truth in all things, to the extent permitted to human reason by God.
The theologian considers sin mainly as an offence against God; the moral philosopher as contrary to reasonableness.
What difference is there, do you think, between those in Plato's cave who can only marvel at the shadows and images of various objects, provided they are content and don't know what they miss, and the philosopher who has emerged from the cave and sees the real things?
A philosopher who is not taking part in discussions is like a boxer who never goes into the ring.
I'm really clear about what my life mission is now. There's no more depression or lethargy, and I feel like I've returned to the athlete I once was. I'm integrating all the parts of me - jock, musician, writer, poet, philosopher - and becoming stronger as a result.
Take from the philosopher the pleasure of being heard and his desire for knowledge ceases.
Decades ago, Gerhard Richter found a painterly philosopher's stone. Like Jackson Pollock before him, he discovered something that had been in painting all along, always overlooked or discounted.
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