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Reason has always existed, but not always in a reasonable form.
– Karl Marx
The less men think, the more they talk.
In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
– Desiderius Erasmus
Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.
Mankind is poised midway between the gods and the beasts.
No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.
My mission is to kill time, and time’s to kill me in its turn. How comfortable one is among murderers.
– Emil Cioran
I dreamed I was a butterfly, flitting around in the sky; then I awoke. Now I wonder: Am I a man who dreamt of being a butterfly, or am I a butterfly dreaming that I am a man?
Better remain silent, better not even think, if you are not prepared to act.
– Annie Besant
If cattle and horses, or lions, had hands, or were able to draw with their feet and produce the works which men do, horses would draw the forms of gods like horses, and cattle like cattle, and they would make the gods’ bodies the same shape as their own.
If I had followed the multitude, I should not have studied philosophy.
We’re all human beings, in the end, despite our differences.
– Timothy Morton
Only one man ever understood me, and he didn’t understand me.
– Johann Gottlieb Fichte
The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express.
– Francis Bacon
Let come what comes, let go what goes. See what remains.
– Ramana Maharshi
Friends are the siblings God never gave us.
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.
– Sun Tzu
Our knowledge can only be finite, while our ignorance must necessarily be infinite.
– Karl Popper
God, if there is a God, take my soul, if I have a soul.
– Ernest Renan
I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.
Man is the measure of all things.
I am what is mine. Personality is the original personal property.
– Norman O. Brown
I have never been religious. I talk to God every day, but He’s never said a word to me about religion! I think the most powerful prayer is surrender.
– Raymond Moody
What I like to drink most is wine that belongs to others.
Top 10 funny quotes by philosophers
The more you know, the more you know you don’t know.
If you understand, things are just as they are; if you do not understand, things are just as they are.
– Zen Proverb
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
– Karl Marx
Everything has a natural explanation. The moon is not a god, but a great rock, and the sun a hot rock.
A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.
– Baltasar Gracian
The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.
– Bertrand Russell
Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know.
– Lao Tzu
The only thing I know is that I know nothing.
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife, you’ll be happy; if not, you’ll become a philosopher.
The Universal view melts things into a blur.
– Emil Cioran
Funny philosophical quotes about life
My life has been full of terrible misfortunes most of which never happened.
– Michel de Montaigne
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
– Albert Camus
The most difficult thing in life is to know yourself.
Life may be not only meaningless but absurd.
– Thomas Nagel
Life is life – whether in a cat, or dog or man. There is no difference there between a cat or a man. The idea of difference is a human conception for man’s own advantage.
– Sri Aurobindo
You cannot kill a breeze, a wind, a fragrance; you cannot kill a dream or an ambition.
– Michel Onfray
I don’t know why we are here, but I’m pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves.
– Ludwig Wittgenstein
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