Study Resource: 20 Philosophical Quotes For Essay Writing Purposes

Jan 23, 2018

Philosophical quotes can alter an individual’s point of view in life even though we are not trying to do yours with the ones below.

Our sole intention is to provide you with a handful of these quotes that you can use for various school essays and compositions depending on the context of your reference. So what are you waiting for? Let’s begin without any further ado.

1. “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi

2. “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

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3. “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

4. “This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.”― Dalai Lama

5. “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.” Albert Einstein

6. “A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”― Albert Einstein

7. “Simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being. Patient with both friends and enemies, you accord with the way things are. Compassionate toward yourself, you reconcile all beings in the world.” Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

8. “My philosophy is it's none of my business what people say of me and think of me. I am what I am, and I do what I do. I expect nothing and accept everything. And it makes life so much easier.” ― Anthony Hopkins

9. Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisoned by the enemy, don't we consider it his duty to escape?. . .If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we're partisans of liberty, then it's our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can!” J.R.R. Tolkien

10. “The past has no power over the present moment.” Eckhart Tolle

11. “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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

13. “You only live twice: Once when you are born. And once when you look death in the face.” Ian Fleming, You Only Live Twice

14. “Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people we personally dislike.” Oscar Wilde

15. “A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes.” Ludwig Wittgenstein

16. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” Confucius

17. “The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” Albert Einstein

18. “If you're going to kick authority in the teeth, you might as well use two feet.” Keith Richards

19. “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” J.K. Rowling

20. The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.” Mahatma Gandhi

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