Philosophy quotes to inspire you

Words have the power to inspire, challenge and motivate.

Philosophy is creation of theories about life, nature, love, death, the state, people. The term of probably coined by Pythagoras and have been in existence way before other academic streams were created. The great thinkers include Socrates, Confucius, Aristotle Plato, Epicurus, Zeno who lived as early as 5th century Athens. Since then, many great thinkers like Derrida, Hume, Spinoza, Sartre, Nietzsche have come up with remarkable theories with crisp explanations about every possible aspect of life.

Here are some of the best philosophy quotes that can be inspiring.

  1. “Life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced.” — Soren Kierkegaard
  2. “One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don’t throw it away.” – Stephen Hawking
  3. “It does not matter how slowly you go, as long as you do not stop.” — Confucius
  4. “If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.” — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  5. “If they spit at you behind your back it means you’re ahead of them.” — Confucius
  6. “The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.” — Elie Wiesel
  7. “Every man is a creature of the age in which he lives and few are able to raise themselves above the ideas of the time.” – Voltaire
  8. “The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.” – Baruch Spinoza
  9. “Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.” – Isaac Asimov
  10. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead
  11. “To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do rather than what they say.” — René Descartes
  12. “Those who do not move, do not notice their chains” – Rosa Luxemberg
  13. “Intelligence is what you use when you don’t know what to do” – Jean Piaget
  14. “Nothing is wholly obvious without becoming enigmatic. Reality itself is too obvious to be true”. – Jean Baudrillard
  15. “Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.” — Bertrand Russell
  16. “When anger arises, think of the consequences.” — Confucius
  17. “Prejudices are what fools use for reason.” — Francois Voltaire

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