General Question

aanuszek1's avatar

Philosofical Quotes?

Asked by aanuszek1 (2290points) August 25th, 2008

“A needle and spoon will take you to the moon”
“Civil War- What’s so civil about war anyway?”

Can anyone else come up with some good ones?

Observing members: 0 Composing members: 0

17 Answers

EnzoX24's avatar

Axl Rose is far from philosophical.

gailcalled's avatar

From Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes (published in 1651).

“and the life of man, (is*) solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.”

*inserted by me for clarity.

flyawayxxballoon's avatar

“Of course it’s happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”

-Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Get rid of the “Harry” and it’s pretty great for anyone…even though I happen to love Harry Potter books…

Tantigirl's avatar

The marvelous thing about a joke with a double meaning is that it can only mean one thing. – Ronnie Barker

Poser's avatar

”...there is no effort without error or shortcoming.”—Theodore Roosevelt

“A nation that draws too broad a difference between it’s scholars and it’s warriors will have it’s thinking done by cowards, and it’s fighting done by fools.”—Thucydides

paulc's avatar

“Philosophy is questions that may never be answered. Religion is answers that may never be questioned.”

Don’t know the attribution for this quote but I’ve always liked it.

marinelife's avatar

Here’s one that seems appropriate for this question about Philosophical Quotes:

“Thomas Jefferson:

Take care that you never spell a word wrong. Always before you write a word, consider how it is spelled, and, if you do not remember, turn to a dictionary. It produces great praise to a lady to spell well.

to his daughter Martha”

aanuszek1's avatar

You either die as a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.

-Heath Ledger

tinyfaery's avatar

“All I know is that I know nothing.”—Socrates

glitterrrrfish's avatar

“I am an ever expanding circle of the mysteriousness of conciousness. Iam the center with no curcumfrence”—yogi

Fangorn81's avatar

The urge to destroy is also a creative urge – Mikhail Bakunin

shrubbery's avatar

“Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?”—Epicurus

Lightlyseared's avatar

“In all the human societies we have ever reviewed, in every age and in every state, there has seldom if ever been a shortage of eager young males prepared to kill and die to preserve the security, comfort and prejudices of their elders, and what you call heroism is just an expression of this fact; there is never a scarcity of idiots.” (Iain M. Banks – Use of Weapons)

Tantigirl's avatar

Don’t worry about your heart, it will last you as long as you live. – W. C. Fields

drhat77's avatar

The question that has haunted my being has been answered: The future is not fixed. My choices are my own. And yet, how ironic, for I now find I have no choice at all.


nina's avatar

When you do more than you understand – you understand more than you do.
Joshua Heshel

Tantigirl's avatar

A wise person does at once, what a fool does at last. Both do the same thing; only at different times. – Lord Acton

Answer this question




to answer.

This question is in the General Section. Responses must be helpful and on-topic.

Your answer will be saved while you login or join.

Have a question? Ask Fluther!

What do you know more about?
Knowledge Networking @ Fluther