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I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
Revolutions and Revolutionaries
John Adams

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Philosophy when superficially studied, excites doubt, when thoroughly explored, it dispels it.
Doubt
Francis Bacon

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Small amounts of philosophy lead to atheism, but larger amounts bring us back to God.
Atheism
Francis Bacon

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I've not got a first in philosophy without being able to muddy things pretty satisfactory.
Communication
John Banham

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The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next.
Common Sense
Henry Ward Beecher

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To believe only possibilities is not faith, but mere philosophy.
Faith
Sir Thomas Browne

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Real philosophy seeks rather to solve than to deny.
Philosophers and Philosophy
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

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There is but one philosophy and its name is fortitude! To bear is to conquer our fate.
Fate
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

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One may summon his philosophy when they are beaten in battle, not till then.
Philosophers and Philosophy
John Burroughs

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A novel is never anything, but a philosophy put into images.
Books - Reading
Albert Camus

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Only a philosophy of eternity, in the world today, could justify non-violence.
Nonviolence
Albert Camus

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Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it.
Philosophers and Philosophy
Albert Camus

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Philosophy, like medicine, has plenty of drugs, few good remedies, and hardly any specific cures.
Philosophers and Philosophy
Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort

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A new philosophy generally means in practice the praise of some old vice.
Philosophers and Philosophy
Gilbert K. Chesterton

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Rightly defined philosophy is simply the love of wisdom.
Philosophers and Philosophy
Marcus T. Cicero

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There are three modes of bearing the ills of life, by indifference, by philosophy, and by religion.
Adversity
Charles Caleb Colton

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Do all the work you can; that is the whole philosophy of the good way of life.
Work
Eugene Delacroix

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All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain.
Abstinence
Epictetus

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Philosophy goes no further than probabilities, and in every assertion keeps a doubt in reserve.
Philosophers and Philosophy
James A. Froude

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Art requires philosophy, just as philosophy requires art. Otherwise, what would become of beauty?
Philosophers and Philosophy
Paul Gauguin

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Truth in philosophy means that concept and external reality correspond.
Philosophers and Philosophy
Georg Hegel

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Leisure is the mother of Philosophy.
Leisure
Thomas Hobbes

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To become a popular religion, it is only necessary for a superstition to enslave a philosophy.
Religion
Dean William R. Inge

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Philosophy is at once the most sublime and the most trivial of human pursuits.
Philosophers and Philosophy
William James

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There is no heresy or no philosophy which is so abhorrent to the church as a human being.
Churches
James Joyce

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Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
[ Research ] Wernher Von Braun