Inspirational Quotes from philosophers

A philosopher is someone who loves of wisdom. The terms “philosopher” and “philosophy” was introduced by the Greek thinker Pythagoras. Philosopher’s are men of wisdom, and they search for the problems of life and their possible solutions. They keep themselves rational and calm under any circumstances. Philosopher’s study ideas such as truth, knowledge, life, reality, existence, values, reason, mind and language, morality etc.

There are and have been many great philosopher’s in the world, and it’s not possible to share there wisdom in a single post. So Below is a list of some Inspirational Quotes from philosophers. These quotes from philosophers is very inspirational and motivational, therefore sharing with you. Let us know what do you think about it.

I will share many more such article’s in future.

Quotes from philosophers Albert camus quote
Albert camus quote

“I don’t know why we are here, but I’m pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein

“Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”
Albert Camus (One of my favorite philosopher. Won Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957.)

“But in the end one needs more courage to live than to kill himself.”
― Albert Camus

“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.”
― Benjamin Spock

“There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.”
― Socrates

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”
― Aristotle

“A day without laughter is a day wasted.”
― Nicolas Chamfort

Soren Kierkegaard  quotes
Soren Kierkegaard quote

“A thirsty ambition for truth and virtue, and a frenzy to conquer all lies and vices which are not recognized as such nor desire to be; herein consists the heroic spirit of the philosopher.”
― Johann Georg Hamann

“Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.”
― Plato

“Know thyself? If I knew myself, I’d run away.”
― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them!”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

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

“Nobody ever figures out what life is all about, and it doesn’t matter. Explore the world. Nearly everything is really interesting if you go into it deeply enough.”
Richard Feynman ( He is my Hero, also a physicist. He won 1965 Nobel prize in Physics)

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

“It is perfectly true, as the philosophers say, that life must be understood backwards. But they forget the other proposition, that it must be lived forwards.”
― Søren Kierkegaard

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Some people talk in their sleep. Lecturers talk while other people sleep”
― Albert Camus

Confucius quote on work
Confucius quote on work

“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

“Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding… And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy”
― Kahlil Gibran

“When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

“A truth that’s told with bad intent
Beats all the lies you can invent.”
― William Blake

“The flame that burns Twice as bright burns half as long.”
― Lao Tzu,

“Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.”
― Albert Camus

“Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.”
― Bertrand Russell

“If anyone tells you that a certain person speaks ill of you, do not make excuses about what is said of you but answer, “He was ignorant of my other faults, else he would not have mentioned these alone.”
― Epictetus

“The unexamined life is not worth living.”
― Socrates

immanuel kant what is enlightenment
Immanuel Kant what is enlightenment

“Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.”
― Richard Feynman

“To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.”
― Albert Camus

“I would believe only in a God that knows how to dance.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.”
― Bruce Lee

“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.”
― Heraclitus

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”
― Aristotle

“The easy confidence with which I know another man’s religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.”
― Mark Twain

“It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”
― Socrates

Aristotle quotes
Aristotle quotes

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

“The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.”
― Plato

“When I look at my life and its secret colours, I feel like bursting into tears.”
― Albert Camus

“Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.”
― Albert Camus

“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

“What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.”
― Aristotle

“Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know.”
― Lao Tzu

“Time is a game played beautifully by children.”
― Heraclitus

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” ― Oscar Wilde quotes inspirational quotes
Oscar Wilde quotes

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard, are sweeter”
― John Keats

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

“Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.”
― Plato

“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

“Happiness consists in frequent repetition of pleasure”
― Arthur Schopenhauer

Khalil gibran quotes
Khalil gibran quotes

“Even a soul submerged in sleep
is hard at work and helps
make something of the world.”
― Heraclitus

“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

“An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“Things do not change; we change.”
― Henry David Thoreau

“I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.”
― Bertrand Russell

“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.”
― Albert Camus

See Also:-
Baruch Spinoza Quotes

Inspirational Pythagoras Quotes

Rene Descartes quotes


  1. What a wonderful and helpful BLOG-
    -thank you for all the effort that you put into it.


  2. I love uplifting words and there are some here that are old friends and some I am glad to have met for the first time. Thanks for bringing them together,


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