Popular Quotes and Sayings about Philosophy

Illusion is the first of all pleasures. ~Oscar Wilde

There is nothing so absurd but some philosopher has said it. ~Cicero

Punctuality is the virtue of the bored. ~Evelyn Waugh

I despise the pleasure of pleasing people that I despise. ~Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

One cannot conceive anything so strange and so implausible that it has not already been said by one philosopher or another. ~Rene Descartes

It is only prudent never to place complete confidence in that by which we have even once been deceived. ~Rene Descartes

There is only one thing a philosopher can be relied upon to do, and that is to contradict other philosophers. ~William James

The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it. ~Bertrand Russell