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Letter "P" » philosophical
«I know no subject more elevating, more amazing, more ready to the poetical enthusiasm, the philosophical reflection, and the moral sentiment than the works of nature. Where can we meet such variety, such beauty, such magnificence?»
«Farmers are philosophical. They have learned that it is less wearing to shrug than to beat their breasts.»
«It is difficult to obtain the friendship of a cat. It is a philosophical animal...one that does not place its affections thoughtlessly.»
«Men and women are not free to love decently until they have analyzed themselves completely and swept away every mystery from sex; and this means the acquisition of a profound philosophical theory based on wide reading of anthropology and enlightened practice.»
Author: Aleister Crowley
, philosophical theory
, sweep away
, Swept Away
«A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes.»
«For this reason poetry is something more philosophical and more worthy of serious attention than history»
«Actual philosophers... are commanders and law-givers: they say ''thus it shall be!'', it is they who determine the Wherefore and Whither of mankind, and they possess for this task the preliminary work of all the philosophical laborers, of all those who have subdued the past / they reach for the future with creative hand, and everything that is or has been becomes for them a means, an instrument, a hammer. Their ''knowing'' is creating, their creating is a law giving, their will to truth is / will to power. Are their such philosophers today? Have there been such philosophers? Must there not be such philosophers?»
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
, creative work
«It is easier to produce ten volumes of philosophical writing than to put one principle into practice»
«I believe that there never was a creator of a philosophical system who did not confess at the end of his life that he had wasted his time. It must be admitted that the inventors of the mechanical arts have been much more useful to men that the inventors of syllogisms. He who imagined a ship towers considerably above him who imagined innate ideas.»
, the inventor
«If there had been a censorship of the press in Rome we should have had today neither Horace nor Juvenal, nor the philosophical writings of Cicero»