Philosophy, often described as the love of wisdom, has been a subject of contemplation and inquiry for centuries. Through the profound words of philosophers, we gain insights into the complexities of life and the nature of existence. Quotations about philosophy encapsulate the depth and breadth of human thought on profound matters. From ancient philosophers like Plato and Aristotle to modern thinkers like Friedrich Nietzsche and Jean-Paul Sartre, their words continue to resonate with individuals seeking to understand the world around them.

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A SHORT CUT TO METAPHYSICS.
What is Matter?—Never mind.
What is Mind?—No matter.

— Unnamed, Punch magazine, 1855

True philosophy invents nothing; it merely establishes and describes what is.

— Victor Cousin

History should be written as philosophy.

— Voltaire

Perhaps it is of more value to infuriate philosophers than to go along with them.

— Wallace Stevens

People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of the mind.

— William Butler Yeats

Philosophy is reason with the eyes of the soul.

— William Gilmore Simms

I am only a philosopher, and there is only one thing that a philosopher can be relied on to do, and that is, to contradict other philosophers.

— William James

The history of philosophy is to a great extent that of a certain clash of human temperaments.

— William James

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

— William James

There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

— William Shakespeare

Our philosophies must be rewritten to remove them from the domain of words and “ideas,” and to plant their roots firmly in the earth.

— William Vogt
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