39 Philosophical Quotes from Famous Personalities

Philosophical Quotes

Following are the best inspiring philosophical quotes from famous people and philosopher with images.

Inspiring Philosophical Quotes

“We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.” » Swami Vivekananda

Philosophical Quotes

“Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth.” » Ludwig Börne

“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourselves!.” » Chanakya Listverse.com

“I think therefore I am” » René Descartes

“The obscure we see eventually. The completely obvious, it seems, takes longer.” » Edward R. Murrow

Philosophical Quotes

“God is dead.” » Friedrich Nietzsche

“I am a part of all that I have met.” » Alfred Lord Tennyson

“A gun gives you the body, not the bird.” » Henry David Thoreau

“Begin at the beginning… and go on till you come to the end: then stop.” » Lewis Carroll


“I tell you everything that is really nothing, and nothing of what is everything, do not be fooled by what I am saying. Please listen carefully and try to hear what I am not saying.” » Charles C. Finn

“When words are both true and kind. They can change the world.” » Gautama Buddha

 Top 32 Aristotle Quotes with Images

“When they go fishing, it is not really fish they are after. It is a philosophic meditation.” » E.T. Brown

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”

Philosophical Quotes

“Before enlightenment — chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment — chop wood, carry water.” » Zen Buddhist Proverb

“Gazing at the stars will not save you from the abyss at your feet.” » Dr. Idel Dreimer

“If a man who cannot count finds a four-leaf clover, is he lucky?” » Stanislaw J. Lec

“The life of man is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.” » Thomas Hobbes

Philosophical Quotes

“The owl of Minerva spreads its wings only with the falling of the dusk.” » G.W.F. Hegel

“You can’t change how people treat you or what they say about you. All you can do is change how you react to it.” » Mahatma Gandhi

“Wars and elections are both too big and too small to matter in the long run. The daily work — that goes on, it adds up.” » Barbara Kingsolver

“Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.” » André Gide


“There’s more to the truth than just the facts.”

“When the student is ready, the master appears.” » Buddhist Proverb

“We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.” » François VI de la Rochefoucault

“The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” » Aristotle

Philosophical Quotes

“Entities should not be multiplied unnecessarily.” » William of Ockham

“Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.” » Rabindranath Tagore

“Our prime purpose in this is to help others. And, if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” » Dalai Lama

“There is but one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide.” » Albert Camus

Philosophical Quotes

“Only that in you which is me can hear what I’m saying.” » Baba Ram Dass

“We live in the best of all possible worlds.” » Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

“One cannot step twice in the same river.” » Heraclitus

“Just as the old, looking back, idealize the past, so the young, looking forward, idealize the future. Illusion is the stuff of memory — and is at the heart of hope.” » Dr. Idel Dreimer

Philosophical Quotes

“A man with one watch knows what time it is; a man with two watches is never quite sure.” » Lee Segall

“Sometimes it’s necessary to go a long distance out of the way in order to come back a short distance correctly.” » Edward Albee

“We are all but recent leaves on the same old tree of life and if this life has adapted itself to new functions and conditions, it uses the same old basic principles over and over again. There is no real difference between the grass and the man who mows it.” » Albert Szent-Györgyi Thoughtcatalog.com

“Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.” » Aesop

Philosophical Quotes

“The greatest wealth is to live content with little.” » Plato

“Even a clock that does not work is right twice a day.” » Polish Proverb