Archive for the ‘Philosophy’ Category

Quote of the day, June 27

June 27, 2017

Marcus Tullius Cicero, on teaching

“The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn.”

Quote of the day, June 7

June 16, 2017

Aristotle, on education

“Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.”

Quote of the day, June 5

June 16, 2017

Ralph Waldo Emerson, on one’s actions

“A man’s action is only a picture book of his creed.”

Quote of the day, May 12

May 12, 2017

Michel de Montaigne, from Essays

“It is a rare life that remains orderly even in private.”

Quote of the day, May 7

May 7, 2017

Francis Bacon, from Essays

“Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set.”

Quote of the day, April 26

April 26, 2017

Alfred North Whitehead, from The Concept of Nature

“The guiding motto in the life of every natural philosopher should be, Seek simplicity and distrust it.”

Quote of the day, April 24

April 25, 2017

Aristotle, from Politics

“Man, when perfected, is the best of animals, but when separated from law and justice, he is the worst of all.”

Quote of the day, April 20

April 20, 2017

Michel de Montaigne

“Nothing is so firmly believed as what we least know.”

Quote of the day, April 18

April 18, 2017

Socrates, on teaching

“I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them to think.”

Quote of the day, April 14

April 14, 2017

Walter Benjamin, on wisdom

Counsel woven into the fabric of real life is wisdom.”