It is true, that a little philosophy inclineth man’s mind to atheism; but depth in philosophy bringeth men’s mind about to religion.
~ Francis Bacon
Of all the gifts of the gods to the human race, philosophy is the richest, the most beautiful, the most exalted.
~ Marcus Tullius Cicero, in De Legibus
Philosophy is the best medicine for the mind.
~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
I believe Plato and Socrates. I believe in Jesus Christ.
~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge
If you would enjoy real freedom, you must be the slave of philosophy.
Leisure is the mother of philosophy.
~ Thomas Hobbes, in Leviathan, pt. 1, ch. 1
Postremo nemo aegrotus quidquam somniat tam infandum, quod non aliquis dicat philosophus. [In short, no sick man has ever dreamed of anything so absurd that one or another philosopher has not said it.]
~ Marcus Terentius Varro
The most important thought I ever had was that of my individual responsibility to God.
~ Daniel Webster
Philosophy consists largely of one philosopher arguing that all the others are jackasses. He usually proves it, and I should add that he also usually proves that he is one himself.
~ H. L. Mencken
A philosopher is a blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat that isn’t there. A theologian is the man who finds it.
~ H.L. Mencken