Best Quotes About Philosophy

There's a difference between a philosophy and a bumper sticker. -Charles M. Schulz

All serious conversations gravitate towards philosophy. -Ernest Dimnet

The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy: neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water. -John W. Gardner

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

The philosophy behind much advertising is based on the old observation that every man is really two men – the man he is and the man he wants to be. -William Feather

I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself than this incessant business. -Henry David Thoreau

Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught. Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught. -Ambrose Bierce

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival. -C. S. Lewis

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things. -Epictetus

People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of the mind. -William Butler Yeats

I have a simple philosophy: Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. Scratch where it itches. -Alice Roosevelt Longworth

We live in a world in which politics has replaced philosophy. -Martin L. Gross

The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it. -Bertrand Russell

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness. -John Kenneth Galbraith

There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness. -Dalai Lama

Without philosophy man cannot know what he makes; without religion he cannot know why. -Eric Gill

'Freedom from fear' could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. -Dag Hammarskjold

I think he's informing himself, reaching out and getting ideas and information and advice. I haven't the slightest doubt that internally taking shape in that marvelous brain of his is a philosophy of foreign affairs. But it would be premature to say that one is fully formed. -Theodore C. Sorensen

Astonishment is the root of philosophy. -Paul Tillich

You do what you have to do in life, when you form a philosophy that you can't talk yourself out of. -Konstantinos Karamanlis

People who decide they came to earth to work, who make work their personal philosophy, are kept very busy. -Konstantinos Karamanlis

When science, art, literature, and philosophy are simply the manifestation of personality they are on a level where glorious and dazzling achievements are possible, which can make a man's name live for thousands of years. -Denis Diderot

Art for art's sake is a philosophy of the well-fed. -Frank Lloyd Wright

A novel is never anything, but a philosophy put into images. -Jim Rohn

We do not learn by inference and deduction and the application of mathematics to philosophy, but by direct intercourse and sympathy. -Richard M. Nixon

It is a great advantage for a system of philosophy to be substantially true. -Sophia Loren

One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes… and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility. -Eleanor Roosevelt

My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you I the best place for the next moment. -Oprah Winfrey

Science is what you know, philosophy is what you don't know. -Bertrand Russell

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. -John Adams

A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education. -George Bernard Shaw

My philosophy of dating is to just fart right away. -Jenny McCarthy

Skepticism is a virtue in history as well as in philosophy. -Napoleon Bonaparte

The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next. -Abraham Lincoln

I think we ought always to entertain our opinions with some measure of doubt. I shouldn't wish people dogmatically to believe any philosophy, not even mine. -Bertrand Russell

I have a new philosophy. I'm only going to dread one day at a time. -Charles M. Schulz

My pitching philosophy is simple – keep the ball way from the bat. -Satchel Paige

My whole philosophy is to broadcast the way a fan would broadcast. -Harry Caray

Olympism is a philosophy which, by blending sport with culture, seeks to create a way of life based on the joy found in effort, the educational value of good example and respect for universal ethical principles. -Juan Antonio Samaranch

Our philosophy precedes from the belief that sport is an inalienable part of the educational process and a factor for promoting peace, friendship, cooperation and understanding among peoples. -Juan Antonio Samaranch

I have gained this from philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law. -Aristotle

Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children. -Khalil Gibran

Evolution is a bankrupt speculative philosophy, not a scientific fact. Only a spiritually bankrupt society could ever believe it. Only atheists could accept this Satanic theory. -Jimmy Swaggart

Every philosophy is tinged with the coloring of some secret imaginative background, which never emerges explicitly into its train of reasoning. -Alfred North Whitehead

The real discovery is the one which enables me to stop doing philosophy when I want to. The one that gives philosophy peace, so that it is no longer tormented by questions which bring itself into question. -Ludwig Wittgenstein

Your philosophy determines whether you will go for the disciplines or continue the errors. -Jim Rohn

A religion so cheerless, a philosophy so sorrowful, could never have succeeded with the masses of mankind if presented only as a system of metaphysics. Buddhism owed its success to its catholic spirit and its beautiful morality. -William Winwood Reade

My philosophy of life is that if we make up our mind what we are going to make of our lives, then work hard toward that goal, we never lose – somehow we win out. -Ronald Reagan

Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder. -Thomas Aquinas

But human experience is usually paradoxical, that means incongruous with the phrases of current talk or even current philosophy. -George Eliot

There is no religion in which everyday life is not considered a prison; there is no philosophy or ideology that does not think that we live in alienation. -Eugene Ionesco

To become a popular religion, it is only necessary for a superstition to enslave a philosophy. -William Inge

A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion. -Francis Bacon

Small amounts of philosophy lead to atheism, but larger amounts bring us back to God. -Francis Bacon

The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next. -Henry Ward Beecher

The human imagination… has great difficulty in living strictly within the confines of a materialist practice or philosophy. It dreams, like a dog in its basket, of hares in the open. -John Berger

To believe only possibilities is not faith, but mere philosophy. -Thomas Browne

One may summon his philosophy when they are beaten in battle, not till then. -John Burroughs

Any philosophy that can be put in a nutshell belongs there. -Sydney J. Harris

Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy. -Ludwig van Beethoven

Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy. -Margaret Thatcher

Art requires philosophy, just as philosophy requires art. Otherwise, what would become of beauty? -Paul Gauguin

The philosophy of the common man is an old wife that gives him no pleasure, yet he cannot live without her, and resents any aspersions that strangers may cast on her character. -George Santayana

Rightly defined philosophy is simply the love of wisdom. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

There are three modes of bearing the ills of life, by indifference, by philosophy, and by religion. -Charles Caleb Colton

I am an Epicurean. I consider the genuine (not the imputed) doctrines of Epicurus as containing everything rational in moral philosophy which Greek and Roman leave to us. -Thomas Jefferson

There is no heresy or no philosophy which is so abhorrent to the church as a human being. -James Joyce

We are tainted by modern philosophy which has taught us that all is good, whereas evil has polluted everything and in a very real sense all is evil, since nothing is in its proper place. -Joseph de Maistre

Any genuine philosophy leads to action and from action back again to wonder, to the enduring fact of mystery. -Henry Miller

In the information age, you don't teach philosophy as they did after feudalism. You perform it. If Aristotle were alive today he'd have a talk show. -Timothy Leary

When you're in the muck you can only see muck. If you somehow manage to float above it, you still see the muck but you see it from a different perspective. And you see other things too. That's the consolation of philosophy. -David Cronenberg

There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy. -Friedrich Nietzsche

To overturn orthodoxy is no easier in science than in philosophy, religion, economics, or any of the other disciplines through which we try to comprehend the world and the society in which we live. -Ruth Hubbard

I never went to a John Wayne movie to find a philosophy to live by or to absorb a profound message. I went for the simple pleasure of spending a couple of hours seeing the bad guys lose. -Mike Royko

The Linux philosophy is 'Laugh in the face of danger'. Oops. Wrong One. 'Do it yourself'. Yes, that's it. -Linus Torvalds

There will be no end to the troubles of states, or of humanity itself, till philosophers become kings in this world, or till those we now call kings and rulers really and truly become philosophers, and political power and philosophy thus come into the same hands. -Plato

Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery. -Winston Churchill

To teach how to live without certainty and yet without being paralysed by hesitation is perhaps the chief thing that philosophy, in our age, can do for those who study it. -Bertrand Russell

All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain. -Epictetus

Only a philosophy of eternity, in the world today, could justify non-violence. -Albert Camus

The philosophy of protectionism is a philosophy of war. -Ludwig von Mises

Conversation may be compared to a lyre with seven chords – philosophy, art, poetry, love, scandal, and the weather. -Anna Jameson

No philosophy, no religion, has ever brought so glad a message to the world as this good news of Atheism. -Annie Besant

My philosophy is, don't take no for an answer and be willing to sacrifice your entire project for freedom. -Tim Robbins

We are not abandoning our convictions, our philosophy or traditions, nor do we urge anyone to abandon theirs. -Mikhail Gorbachev

The person that turns over the most rocks wins the game. And that's always been my philosophy. -Peter Lynch

My philosophy of leadership is to surround myself with good people who have ability, judgment and knowledge, but above all, a passion for service. -Sonny Perdue

There is no philosophy which is not founded upon knowledge of the phenomena, but to get any profit from this knowledge it is absolutely necessary to be a mathematician. -Daniel Bernoulli

We must strive to encourage East and West not only to move towards each other but also to encourage them to find a new philosophy, a philosophy which will serve as a tool determining the future of Planet Earth – our common and only shelter. -Nursultan Nazarbayev

My mother is probably the wisest person I've ever known. She's not schooled, she's not well read. But she has a philosophy of life that makes well-read people seem like morons. -Gene Simmons

It's clear to me that there is no good reason for many philosophy books to sound as complicated as they do. -Alain de Botton

True philosophy invents nothing; it merely establishes and describes what is. -Victor Cousin

The highest point of philosophy is to be both wise and simple; this is the angelic life. -John Chrysostom

We should remember that there was once a discipline called natural philosophy. Unfortunately, this discipline seems not to exist today. It has been renamed science, but science of today is in danger of losing much of the natural philosophy aspect. -Hannes Alfven

The most attention I get is in a book store or video shop when I go to the foreign film section. Sometimes that can be fun, but usually those women want to talk about philosophy or something very dense. It's not like they're tearing off my shirt, you know. -Tobey Maguire

The philosophy of the wisest man that ever existed, is mainly derived from the act of introspection. -William Godwin

I have always looked upon alchemy in natural philosophy to be like enthusiasm in divinity, and to have troubled the world much to the same purpose. -William Temple

My whole working philosophy is that the only stable happiness for mankind is that it shall live married in blessed union to woman-kind – intimacy, physical and psychical between a man and his wife. I wish to add that my state of bliss is by no means perfect. -D. H. Lawrence

In philosophy, it is not the attainment of the goal that matters, it is the things that are met with by the way. -Havelock Ellis

Men are not allowed to think freely about chemistry and biology: why should they be allowed to think freely about political philosophy? -Auguste Comte

I am very proud of The Saints and I'm very glad that I've been associated with them all these years, but the next record is the best record… has to be the philosophy for any band that remains even halfway decent or vibrant, and that is kind of where my head's at. -Chris Bailey

Democracy may have arisen in the West as the way of striving for the universal aspiration to dignity and freedom, but it isn't alien to the underlying concepts that infuse religion and moral philosophy everywhere. -Flora Lewis

Hard distinctions make bad philosophy. -John McCarthy

My writing, like everything I do, comes profoundly from my heart. I believe that if you follow your heart you will be successful in one way or another. Old-fashioned as that might sound, the philosophy is true. -Kim Elizabeth

I am now convinced that theoretical physics is actually philosophy. -Max Born

As a system of philosophy it is not like the Tower of Babel, so daring its high aim as to seek a shelter against God's anger; but it is like a pyramid poised on its apex. -Adam Sedgwick

The pretended physical philosophy of modern days strips Man of all his moral attributes, or holds them of no account in the estimate of his origin and place in the created world. -Adam Sedgwick

A cold atheistical materialism is the tendency of the so-called material philosophy of the present day. -Adam Sedgwick

Like the winds that we come we know not whence and blow whither soever they list, the forces of society are derived from an obscure and distant origin. They arise before the date of philosophy, from the instincts, not the speculations of men. -Adam Ferguson

Some of the poetic writers who insert passages of realism in their texts have no underlying philosophy to uphold them, and revert to realism. -Marguerite Young

I just want to be healthy and happy. I don't want to hurt anybody or make them mad. If that's a philosophy then that's my philosophy. -Chad Michael Murray

I am concerned, rather, that there should not be more things dreamt of in my philosophy than there actually are in heaven and earth. -Nelson Goodman

Science may eventually explain the world of How. The ultimate world of Why may remain for contemplation, philosophy, religion. -Liberty Hyde Bailey

Modern sociology is virtually an attempt to take up the larger program of social analysis and interpretation which was implicit in Adam Smith's moral philosophy, but which was suppressed for a century by prevailing interest in the technique of the production of wealth. -Albion W. Small

A philosopher is, no doubt, entitled to examine even those distinctions that are to be found in the structure of all languages… in that case, such a distinction may be imputed to a vulgar error, which ought to be corrected in philosophy. -Thomas Reid

But if it not be true, the myth itself requires to be explained, and every principle of philosophy and common sense demand that the explanation be sought, not in arbitrary allegorical categories, but in the actual facts of ritual or religious custom to which the myth attaches. -William Robertson Smith

Real misanthropes are not found in solitude, but in the world; since it is experience of life, and not philosophy, which produces real hatred of mankind. -Giacomo Leopardi

When truth has no burning, then it is philosophy, when it gets burning from the heart, it becomes poetry. -Muhammad Iqbal

Words, without power, is mere philosophy. -Muhammad Iqbal

The minister and the priest teach that the organization is greater. No great philosophy has ever come from an organization, but from an individual whose research has been a personal study of God and ITS ways. -Paul Twitchell

I wanted a theory that would allow one to live outside the office with the same philosophy one uses inside it. -Kenneth L. Pike

If I were to adopt pure mechanism as a philosophy, there would be no way I could choose to be a scholar. -Kenneth L. Pike

There is nothing in philosophy which could not be said in everyday language. -Henri Bergson

Ruby inherited the Perl philosophy of having more than one way to do the same thing. I inherited that philosophy from Larry Wall, who is my hero actually. I want to make Ruby users free. I want to give them the freedom to choose. -Yukihiro Matsumoto

Actually, I didn't make the claim that Ruby follows the principle of least surprise. Someone felt the design of Ruby follows that philosophy, so they started saying that. I didn't bring that up, actually. -Yukihiro Matsumoto

Music is one of those things that is constantly going in my head all the time. It's sort of like the evolution and creation of doing food, or my philosophy about wine. It's always beating in my head, so it keeps the spirit moving. -Emeril Lagasse

I'm working harder than ever now, and I'm putting on my pants the same as I always have. I just get up every day and try to do a little better than the day before, and that is to run a great restaurant with great food, great wine, and great service. That's my philosophy. -Emeril Lagasse

My philosophy from day one is that I can sleep better at night if I can improve an individual's knowledge about food and wine, and do it on a daily basis. -Emeril Lagasse

The only one that seems to be able to hold the business is Disney. They do it is because they have a fabulous philosophy about marketing- but even they wavered. -Don Bluth

I think that the basic philosophy was very good. It was just be nice to each other, and don't step on other people's toes and infringe on their freedom. -Kevin Ayers

By philosophy the mind of man comes to itself, and from henceforth rests on itself without foreign aid, and is completely master of itself, as the dancer of his feet, or the boxer of his hands. -Johann Gottlieb Fichte

What sort of philosophy one chooses depends on what sort of person one is. -Johann Gottlieb Fichte

My personal philosophy would be don't whine, don't let opportunities pass you by, be willing to work hard, and remember that you don't know as much as you think you do, ever. -James Marsters

Religion deals in certainties and philosophy deals more in un-answered questions. -Steve Hackett

My personal philosophy is I'm running a 100-yard dash, and I haven't reached the end. -Bill Kurtis

I begin to perceive that I am a woman. What that is, heaven knows… the philosophy is yet to be written, there is a world to be explored. -Pam Gems

I am at war… with the principal personage of traditional philosophy, that abstract subject who masquerades as everyone and anyone, but is really a male subject in disguise. -Pam Gems

Human knowledge is dark and uncertain; philosophy is dark, astrology is dark, and geometry is dark. -John Jewel

My dad had this philosophy that if you tell children they're beautiful and wonderful then they believe it, and they will be. So I never thought I was unattractive. But I was never one of the girls at school who had lots of boyfriends. -Emily Mortimer

Marriage is a team effort. Both of us share that philosophy. -Nick Lachey

Language, philosophy, and science are interwoven into the design of words, which are manipulated to create surprising illusions. -John Langdon

If a liberal political philosophy stands for anything, and I am no longer sure it does, then it must mean that we are committed to the leveling of the playing field for everyone. -Daniel Keys Moran

Unfortunately, I'm not a person that's always capable of living up to the Boy Scout philosophy. -Stanley Crouch

The dynamic element in my philosophy, taken as a whole, can be seen as an obstinate and untiring battle against the spirit of abstraction. -Gabriel Marcel

And the political system is changing rapidly in this country, and we better realize that. The elephants or donkeys are not what younger people look to. They look at individual candidates' philosophy, and I think it's a different time and a different generation. -Richard M. Daley

I enjoy getting things done. My philosophy is the edge, the edge of something. There's where we have to go in local government, in not only the philosophy but the creativity in people around you. They have to go to the edge. -Richard M. Daley

However, while the Nazi barbarians and their collaborators threatened the entire world, I could not accept his philosophy and, after several earlier attempts, was finally accepted into the Canadian Infantry Corps during the last year of World War II. -Walter Kohn

It seems essential to try to find some meaning to life and I guess Jungian philosophy is the one that's helped me understand myself and the world more than anything else. -Noah Taylor

But the need for conflict to expose prejudice and unclear reasoning, which is deeply embedded in my philosophy of science, has its origin in these debates. -Robert B. Laughlin

As the new spirituality begins to become the pervasive spirituality of the planet, we'll find that we have abandoned our philosophy of contradictions in which we say we're all one but continue to try to win. -Neale Donald Walsch

My philosophy is the thicker the wood the thicker the sound, the bigger the string the bigger the sound. My smallest string is a 14 gauge. -Dick Dale

I had a philosophy, which may have been proven right, that directing isn't as hard as everyone says it is. -Matthew Vaughn

Even if you only want to write science fiction, you should also read mysteries, poetry, mainstream literature, history, biography, philosophy, and science. -Walter Jon Williams

You should carefully study the Art of Reasoning, as it is what most people are very deficient in, and I know few things more disagreeable than to argue, or even converse with a man who has no idea of inductive and deductive philosophy. -William John Wills

I have two children. I have a daughter 29, and a daughter four. They are 25 years apart, so you speak about generations and I must tell you, I have a philosophy and that is every 25 years I'm going to sire another child. -Burt Ward

I think that consciousness has always been the most important topic in the philosophy of mind, and one of the most important topics in cognitive science as a whole, but it had been surprisingly neglected in recent years. -David Chalmers

Here, the broader issues are already familiar, and discussion has focused at a more sophisticated and detailed level. Within the philosophy of mind, the problem of consciousness is no big news. -David Chalmers

I was born in Norway, and when I was little I went to live in Detroit, Michigan. My father was a professor of philosophy at Wayne University, and my mother was also a teacher. -Marta Kristen

Felicity, the companion of content, is rather found in our own breasts than in the enjoyment of external things; and I firmly believe it requires but a little philosophy to make a man happy in whatever state he is. -Daniel Boone

There is no shorter path for joining a neutral existential anthropology, according to philosophy, with the existential decision before God, according to the Bible. -Paul Ricoeur

I think philosophers can do things akin to theoretical scientists, in that, having read about empirical data, they too can think of what hypotheses and theories might account for that data. So there's a continuity between philosophy and science in that way. -Robert Nozick

It is, from another angle, an attack on requiring proof in philosophy. And it's also the case, I guess, that my temperament is to like interesting, new, bold ideas, and to try and generate them. -Robert Nozick

I've always said fantasy is sort of 'stealth philosophy'. -Terry Goodkind

'UFO's' attitude toward the subject is very similar to mine. It's not an advocacy; its philosophy is more 'I want to believe this, but I want it proved.' -Dwight Schultz

Contradiction was something I really like when it is embraced in that kind of philosophy. -Jim Jarmusch

My philosophy is familiarity breeds contempt. -Chaka Khan

Am I an Apple bigot? No. I can critique their products and their customer service philosophy. But overall, they do better than any other player. -Donald Norman

That is why I believe that art is so much more significant than either economics or philosophy. It is the direct measure of man's spiritual vision. -Herbert Read

My philosophy is, unless you're sick and need help, why bother? -Jackie Collins

Before Vatican II, in theology, as in other areas, the discipline was fixed. After the council there has been a revolution – a chaotic revolution – with free discussion on everything. There is now no common theology or philosophy as there was before. -Godfried Danneels

Rome should sometimes intervene and say this or that is not in conformity with the Catholic faith. Theologians should understand that. Some theologians go too far, for example, reducing the Catholic faith to a universal philosophy. -Godfried Danneels

The violence had broken out in both sides, but our philosophy as a party was very, very clear. -John Hume

In coming to that agreement, my party had a clear philosophy throughout. In Northern Ireland, we should have institutions that respected the differences of the people and that gave no victory to either side. -John Hume

My personal philosophy of life is one of ethics. -Alva Myrdal

I would not say that I was, these days, a 'student' of philosophy, although in my youth I was quite deeply involved with certain aspects of the British pragmatists. -Brian Ferneyhough

Isn't that an odd philosophy for a vampire? -Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

It is, then, by those shadows of the hoary Past and their fantastic silhouettes on the external screen of every religion and philosophy, that we can, by checking them as we go along, and comparing them, trace out finally the body that produced them. -Helena Blavatsky

If you've got unemployment, low pay, that was just too bad. But that was the system. That was the sort of economy and philosophy against which I was fighting in the 1930s. -Barbara Castle

The problem with emotion was that it was clearly something important, but-at least according to the old philosophy-it was something to overcome. -Donald Norman

Punk rock really came out of N.Y. as a philosophy before the groups were ever recorded. I had a kind-of intellectual interest in the idea of creating a new scene that could be a grassroots thing. -Greg Ginn

My philosophy was, if I just do good work, someone will like it enough to employ me. It never made me famous. And I'm way, way too old now, mate. That boat's sailed. -Ian Hart

My personal philosophy is, you can be sure of nothing. -Robert M. Parker, Jr.

My philosophy all my life has been the pursuit of excellence. -John Kluge

Strive to be authentic all the time. That's sort of my philosophy on life, which applies to acting. -Paul Guilfoyle

Allow me a bit of philosophy here… We started tele skiing as a rebellion against rules. -Paul Parker

My philosophy is that when I go out of my room, I'm prepared to love everybody I meet, unless they're bad. -Omar Sharif

Fathers like to have children good-natured, well-behaved, and comfortable, but how to put them in that desirable condition is out of their philosophy. -Ernestine Rose

The myth that the founding of American Republic was based on the philosophy of John Locke could only have been maintained, because the history of Leibniz's influence was suppressed. -Robert Trout

The American Revolution was, in fact, a battle against the philosophy of Locke and the English utilitarians. -Robert Trout

The myth that John Locke was the philosopher behind the American Republic, is easily refuted by examining how Locke's philosophy steered Thomas Jefferson, for example. -Robert Trout

I think if Tottenham are going to be top four side, the fans and the club will need to get away from the philosophy of 'pretty football', that's got to go. -Alan Hansen

My philosophy has always been, 'do what you love and the money will follow.' -Amy Weber

I majored in Chinese. I was never really good at Chinese but I really, really benefited from having been exposed to Asian philosophy early in my life. -Martha Beck

And so my militant philosophy is this: to make with a brush on canvas is a simple direct delight-to make with the movie is the same. -Norman McLaren

What I mean by photographing as a participant rather than observer is that I'm not only involved directly with some of the activities that I photograph, such as mountain climbing, but even when I'm not I have the philosophy that my mind and body are part of the natural world. -Galen Rowell

The philosophy of the school was quite simple – the bright boys specialised in Latin, the not so bright in science and the rest managed with geography or the like. -Aaron Klug

You always really have to remain consistent in your beliefs and philosophy. -Mark Messier

Coaching really is an individual philosophy. -Mark Messier

As a dad, he thinks that his philosophy is morally correct. He has no conscience whatsoever about letting his kids put a penny in a light socket to find out electricity is not so good for you, and if you want to learn how to swim, you have to be thrown into the deep end. -Stacy Keach

The true function of philosophy is to educate us in the principles of reasoning and not to put an end to further reasoning by the introduction of fixed conclusions. -George Henry Lewes

All the most prominent Darwinists proclaim naturalistic philosophy when they think it safe to do so. -Phillip E. Johnson

Darwinism is not merely a support for naturalistic philosophy: it is a product of naturalistic philosophy. -Phillip E. Johnson

Truth as such is not a particularly important concept in naturalistic philosophy. -Phillip E. Johnson

We've been doing this here since 1968, so we have been identified as an example of a free, democratic school, and many professors want to expose their students to our philosophy. -Daniel Greenberg

I met my wife Anne who was a sociology student, and her influence together with activities associated with the student movement of the time opened up my interests amongst other things into the theatre, art, music, politics and philosophy. -Paul Nurse

Like many students, I found the drudgery of real experiments and the slowness of progress a complete shock, and at my low points I contemplated other alternative careers including study of the philosophy or sociology of science. -Paul Nurse

The service of philosophy, of speculative culture, towards the human spirit, is to rouse, to startle it to a life of constant and eager observation. -Walter Pater

In Algeria, I had begun to get into literature and philosophy. I dreamed of writing-and already models were instructing the dream, a certain language governed it. -Jacques Derrida

In philosophy, you have to reckon with the implicit level of an accumulated reserve, and thus with a very great number of relays, with the shared responsibility of these relays. -Jacques Derrida

One of the tragedies of the Bush administration is that we went back to business as usual, make a deal with the Democrats, let's all be friends in Washington philosophy. -Pete du Pont

The vote by the Judiciary Committee reflects the fact that John Roberts is an exceptional nominee with a conservative judicial philosophy – a philosophy that represents mainstream America. -Jay Alan Sekulow

Medicine rests upon four pillars – philosophy, astronomy, alchemy, and ethics. -Paracelsus

What is the meaning of the togetherness of the perceiving mind, in that peculiar modification of perceiving which makes it perceive not a star but a tree, and the tree itself, is a problem for philosophy. -Samuel Alexander

Our whole philosophy was to intimidate the quarterback. We were able to do it. We were pioneers. People still recognize us as, maybe, the best defensive line of all time. -Merlin Olsen

The war was the end of an era, in art as well. And we were trying to create a new philosophy. -Douglas Sirk

My philosophy? Simplicity plus variety. -Hank Stram

I bought some books in order to learn the first principles of philosophy. -Johann Heinrich Lambert

Instead of art I have taught philosophy. Though technique for me is a big word, I never have taught how to paint. All my doing was to make people to see. -Josef Albers

I'm not into working out. My philosophy: No pain, no pain. -Carol Leifer

The proverbial philosophy of a people helps us to understand more about them than any other kind of literature. -Lafcadio Hearn

I don't attach importance to great speeches or philosophy. -Jacques Santer

It's almost like a lot of black people in America, a lot of young black men, are born with this cloud over their heads. It's their penitentiary cloud, this philosophy we all have, that it's harder for us. -Erykah Badu

I have no philosophy, my favourite thing is sitting in the studio. -Arne Jacobsen

As a universal history of philosophy, the history of philosophy must become one great unity. -Karl Jaspers

At the present moment, the security of coherent philosophy, which existed from Parmenides to Hegel, is lost. -Karl Jaspers

If philosophy is practice, a demand to know the manner in which its history is to be studied is entailed: a theoretical attitude toward it becomes real only in the living appropriation of its contents from the texts. -Karl Jaspers

Only then, approaching my fortieth birthday, I made philosophy my life's work. -Karl Jaspers

The great philosophers and the great works are standards for the selection of what is essential. Everything that we do in studying the history of philosophy ultimately serves their better understanding. -Karl Jaspers

The history of philosophy is not, like the history of the sciences, to be studied with the intellect alone. That which is receptive in us and that which impinges upon us from history is the reality of man's being, unfolding itself in thought. -Karl Jaspers

Before I joined the project most of the English people with whom I had made personal contacts were left wing and affected to some degree or other by the same kind of philosophy. -Klaus Fuchs

I was ready to accept the philosophy that the Party is right and that in the coming struggle you could not permit yourself any doubts after the party had made a decision. -Klaus Fuchs

If we had this back, and in full measure; if society were infused by it, through and through, and men lived its life, and in its life, philosophy would take care of itself and the nature of our institutions would not matter. -Ralph Adams Cram

The pursuit of perfection always implies a definite aristocracy, which is as much a goal of effort as a noble philosophy, an august civil polity or a great art. -Ralph Adams Cram

We have to make philosophy itself an object of philosophical concern. -Wilhelm Dilthey

Persons who have been homeless carry within them a certain philosophy of life which makes them apprehensive about ownership. -Jerzy Kosinski

My philosophy is to take one day at a time. I don't worry about the future. Tomorrow is even out of sight for me. -Bobby Darin

In Hungary, acting is a career for which one fits himself as earnestly as one studies for a degree in medicine, law, or philosophy. -Bela Lugosi

Our faith is stronger than death, our philosophy is firmer than flesh, and the spread of the Kingdom of God upon the earth is more sublime and more compelling. -Dorothy Day

With honesty of purpose, balance, a respect for tradition, courage, and, above all, a philosophy of life, any young person who embraces the historical profession will find it rich in rewards and durable in satisfaction. -Samuel E. Morison

But it is the province of religion, of philosophy, of pure poetry only, to go beyond life, beyond time, into eternity. -Alfred de Vigny

During half a century of literary work, I have endeavoured to introduce the philosophy of evolution into the sphere of literature, and to inspire my readers to think in evolutionary terms. -Johannes Vilhelm Jensen

The present basic philosophy is nuclear deterrence. -Joseph Rotblat

Ethical and questions of philosophy interest me a great deal. -Robert Sheckley

Darwinism as presented by Darwin contradicted idealistic philosophy, and this contradiction grew deeper with the development of its materialist teaching. -Trofim Lysenko

As a result of my philosophy, I wasn't even upset about Hitler. I was willing to go to war to knock him off, but I didn't hate him. I hated what he was doing. -Albert Ellis

The questions of philosophy proper are human desires and fears and aspirations – human emotions – taking an intellectual form. -Chauncey Wright

What one decides to do in crisis depends on one's philosophy of life, and that philosophy cannot be changed by an incident. If one hasn't any philosophy in crises, others make the decision. -Jeannette Rankin

I find purer philosophy in a Poem than in a Conclusion of Geometry, a chemical analysis, or a physical law. -Wilfred Owen

Buddhism has become a socially recognized religious philosophy for Americans, whereas it used to be considered an exotic religion. -Thurston Moore

My philosophy about the game, for instance, is that you have players out there who really do different things. -Tiffeny Milbrett

Some of us learned in a school of philosophy which taught that all was for the common good and nothing for oneself and have never, in any case, regarded the pursuit of happiness as anything other than an aberration of the human spirit. -John Grierson

The band has a liberal philosophy – that's sort of a given. -Thurston Moore

Without philosophy, history is always for me dead and dumb. -Ferdinand Christian Baur

Roosevelt's humor was broad, his manner friendly. Of wit there was little; of philosophy, none. What did he possess? Intuition, inspiration, love of adventure. -Emanuel Celler

When he was twenty-three or twenty-four my father began to learn German and read philosophy in his spare hours, which did not look as though he were destined to remain long on board ship! -Edward Carpenter

Proverbs may not improperly be called the philosophy of the common people. -James Howell

Maybe philosophy – I love talking about ideas. Or maybe art history. I was thinking about psychology, then I got really afraid because everybody says it's terribly boring. -Claire Danes

You know, the whole philosophy of ad hoc combinations has its strengths and its weaknesses. -Evan Parker

I took all the philosophy courses I could. -Judd Nelson

While I am interested both in economics and in philosophy, the union of my interests in the two fields far exceeds their intersection. -Amartya Sen

Science without respect for human life is degrading to us all and reflects a hollow and deceptive philosophy, a philosophy that we as a people should never condone. -Nathan Deal

The Copernican revolution brought about by Kant was, I think, the most important single turning point in the history of philosophy. -Bryan Magee

The basic drive behind real philosophy is curiosity about the world, not interest in the writings of philosophers. -Bryan Magee

I went to Princeton from Amherst, where I split my interests between mathematics and philosophy. -Stephen Cole Kleene

I had some hesitations about philosophy because, if you worked out a philosophical theory, it was hard to know whether you were going to be able to prove it or whether other theories had just as good a claim on belief. -Stephen Cole Kleene

I had a liberal arts education at Amherst College where I had two majors, mathematics and philosophy. -Stephen Cole Kleene

Gandhi became my role model. I have always been interested in Eastern philosophy. Since early in my life I've been fascinated by India, and I have spent a great deal of time traveling in that country. -Bianca Jagger

To sum up the whole, we should say that the aim of the Platonic philosophy was to exalt man into a god. -Thomas Babington Macaulay

It's kind of not about the quality of the art, as much as this is what I love doing and I'd have a worse time doing anything else. That's kind of as far as I think in terms of philosophy. -Jonny Greenwood

From cell phones to computers, quality is improving and costs are shrinking as companies fight to offer the public the best product at the best price. But this philosophy is sadly missing from our health-care insurance system. -John Shadegg

My music and lyrics became an extension of this Indian philosophy. -Gary Wright

So that's my philosophy: If you believe in yourself, the chances and the opportunities will come around. -Mindy Cohn

The food we ate was Indian, and both my mother and father were very deep into the ancient philosophy of India, so it could well have been an Indian household. -Amar Bose

Everyone should have a philosophy for living better. -Compay Segundo

Even if we don't know it or aren't aware of it, politics and philosophy are really what make our up lives. -Roland Joffe

St. Paul would say to the philosophers that God created man so that he would seek the Divine, try to attain the Divine. That is why all pre-Christian philosophy is theological at its summit. -Hans Urs von Balthasar

When I'm not writing, I read loads of fiction, but I've been writing quite constantly lately so I've been reading a lot of nonfiction – philosophy, religion, science, history, social or cultural studies. -Irvine Welsh

I'm a layperson. I barely got out of high school. I have no business telling people what to do or my big philosophy on life. I'm certainly not going to write any sort of memoir. -Jamie Lee Curtis

I really believe in the philosophy that you create your own universe. I'm just trying to create a good one for myself. -Jim Carrey

Yeah, but in the end his followers take what they want from his philosophy. Maybe it doesn't matter what's going on in David Icke's mind. It's how other people take him. -Jon Ronson

Bader's philosophy was my philosophy. His whole attitude to life was mine. -Kenneth More

In fact – statistically, as you know – people have done polls, research, and at least 80 percent or more or working media are liberal Democrats if they are involved with any party and certainly liberal in their philosophy. -Pat Boone

I play basketball on Sundays and I'm a very spiritual guy; I read a lot of Eastern philosophy and I meditate. -Garry Shandling

Making itself intelligible is suicide for philosophy. -Martin Heidegger

I don't have any well-developed philosophy about journalism. Ultimately it is important in a society like this, so people can know about everything that goes wrong. -Charles Kuralt

Ayurveda is a sister philosophy to yoga. It is the science of life or longevity and it teaches about the power and the cycles of nature, as well as the elements. -Christy Turlington

It is an acknowledged truth in philosophy that a just theory will always be confirmed by experiment. -Thomas Malthus

I very rarely read any fiction. I love biographies; I read about all kinds of people. I love theology and some philosophy. -Al Sharpton

I think the way IBM has embraced the open source philosophy has been quite astonishing, but gratifying. I hope they'll do very well with it. -Larry Wall

I learned much more about acting from philosophy courses, psychology courses, history and anthropology than I ever learned in acting class. -Tim Robbins

I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively. -Angela Davis

You're seeing me develop, not only as a filmmaker if you've seen my earlier films, but you're seeing me kind of learn how to be a human, how my philosophy has evolved. -David Cronenberg

In my writing with Extreme, there are heavy themes. The cover photo has me with a gun to my neck. I am not advocating suicide. I am taking the philosophy that man is the measure of his own fate. -Gary Cherone

My philosophy is very simple. To feel young, you must work as long as you can. -Dino De Laurentiis

It's a kind of philosophy of my own life, to create the energy enough to keep on going. -Ernie Banks

We have the tools, but we have to learn how to use them. That is my political philosophy. -Harri Holkeri

Ali's belief in himself was something I picked up on, and it's become my own philosophy. -Sugar Ray Leonard

Our Fly Smart philosophy is about investing only on those points of differentiation that pay for themselves, that earn a revenue premium commensurate with what it costs us to provide that product or service. -Gerard Arpey

I need to talk about Chinese culture. We have deep, strong philosophy and culture. I want to share some information, tell the worldwide audience. -Jet Li

Bruce Lee was very famous. I watched his movies and he is amazing. He is a martial arts master, his philosophy, his movement, both physically and mentally, were very strong. -Jet Li

The first step towards philosophy is incredulity. -Denis Diderot

Every science begins as philosophy and ends as art. -Will Durant

The object of studying philosophy is to know one's own mind, not other people's. -William Inge

Indeed heresies are themselves instigated by philosophy. -Tertullian

Skepticism is the first step on the road to philosophy. -Denis Diderot

Be a philosopher but, amid all your philosophy be still a man. -David Hume

Science gives us knowledge, but only philosophy can give us wisdom. -Will Durant

Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it. -Albert Camus

In philosophy if you aren't moving at a snail's pace you aren't moving at all. -Iris Murdoch

I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of established religion. -Baruch Spinoza

You can't do without philosophy, since everything has its hidden meaning which we must know. -Maxim Gorky

Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous. -David Hume

I don't believe in quotas. America was founded on a philosophy of individual rights, not group rights. -Clarence Thomas

Our intonations contain our philosophy of life, what each of us is constantly telling himself about things. -Marcel Proust

We must exchange the philosophy of excuse – what I am is beyond my control for the philosophy of responsibility. -Barbara Jordan

Drama is action, sir, action and not confounded philosophy. -Luigi Pirandello

I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend. -Thomas Jefferson

Christianity is not a theory or speculation, but a life; not a philosophy of life, but a life and a living process. -Samuel Taylor Coleridge

They declaim against the passions without bothering to think that it is from their flame philosophy lights its torch. -Marquis de Sade

Life does not agree with philosophy: There is no happiness that is not idleness, and only what is useless is pleasurable. -Anton Chekhov

People look for morals in fiction because there has always been a confusion between fiction and philosophy. -John Cheever

My philosophy: find what it is you want to say, walk in the room, say it, and get the hell out. -J. Michael Straczynski

History is the great dust-heap… a pageant and not a philosophy. -Augustine Birrell

We have no firm hold on any knowledge or philosophy that can lift us out of our difficulties. -Anne Sullivan

Whoever does not philosophize for the sake of philosophy, but rather uses philosophy as a means, is a sophist. -Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

I just learned my lyrics and tried not to bump into the trumpet player. That was my philosophy. -Jo Stafford

Again, both literature and philosophy work by appealing to certain reigning idols. -Morris Raphael Cohen

Let philosophy resolutely aim to be as scientific as possible, but let her not forget her strong kinship with literature. -Morris Raphael Cohen

In thus pointing out certain respects in which philosophy resembles literature more than science, I do not mean, of course, to imply that it would be well for philosophy if it ceased to aim at scientific rigor. -Morris Raphael Cohen

It has generally been assumed that of two opposing systems of philosophy, e.g., realism and idealism, one only can be true and one must be false; and so philosophers have been hopelessly divided on the question, which is the true one. -Morris Raphael Cohen

A creative element is surely present in all great systems, and it does not seem possible that all sympathy or fundamental attitudes of will can be entirely eliminated from any human philosophy. -Morris Raphael Cohen

Literature and philosophy both allow past idols to be resurrected with a frequency which would be truly distressing to a sober scientist. -Morris Raphael Cohen

I think when I was two years old in the sandbox. I think I formulated my basic philosophy there, and I haven't really had to alter it very much ever since. -Boyd Rice

Lastly, literature and philosophy both allow past idols to be resurrected with a frequency which would be truly distressing to a sober scientist. -Morris Raphael Cohen

Nothing seems to me more doubtful than Aristotle's remark that it is probable the arts and philosophy have several times been discovered and several times lost. -Julien Benda

Design is not for philosophy it's for life. -Issey Miyake

For scholars and laymen alike it is not philosophy but active experience in mathematics itself that can alone answer the question: What is mathematics? -Richard Courant

I set forth a humble and inglorious life; that does not matter. You can tie up all moral philosophy with a common and private life just as well as with a life of richer stuff. Each man bears the entire form of man's estate. -Michel de Montaigne

Ronald Reagan was a president of strength. His philosophy was a philosophy of strength – a strong military, a strong economy and strong families. -Mitt Romney

Basic philosophy, spirit and drive of an organization have far more to do with its relative achievements than do technological or economic resources, organizational structure, innovation and timing. -Marvin Bower

In praising science, it does not follow that we must adopt the very poor philosophies which scientific men have constructed. In philosophy they have much more to learn than to teach. -William Inge

But I owe it to the subject to say, that it has long afforded me what philosophy is so often thought, and made, barren of – the fun of discovery, the pleasures of co-operation, and the satisfaction of reaching agreement. -J. L. Austin

Plato's philosophy is a dignified preface to future religion. -Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

One has only as much morality as one has philosophy and poetry. -Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

The love of all-inclusiveness is as dangerous in philosophy as in art. -George Santayana

He who has religion will speak poetry. But philosophy is the tool with which to seek and discover religion. -Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

About no subject is there less philosophizing than about philosophy. -Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Considered subjectively, philosophy always begins in the middle, like an epic poem. -Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

A new philosophy generally means in practice the praise of some old vice. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

History should be written as philosophy. -Voltaire

What is your aim in philosophy? To show the fly the way out of the fly-bottle. -Ludwig Wittgenstein

Greek philosophy seems to have met with something with which a good tragedy is not supposed to meet, namely, a dull ending. -Karl Marx

Wonder is the feeling of the philosopher, and philosophy begins in wonder. -Plato

I remain convinced that obstinate addiction to ordinary language in our private thoughts is one of the main obstacles to progress in philosophy. -Bertrand Russell

It is one of the consolations of philosophy that the benefit of showing how to dispense with a concept does not hinge on dispensing with it. -Willard Van Orman Quine

Truth in philosophy means that concept and external reality correspond. -Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

There is no philosophy without the art of ignoring objections. -Joseph de Maistre

The history of philosophy is to a great extent that of a certain clash of human temperaments. -William James

The hunger for facile wisdom is the root of all false philosophy. -George Santayana

Since philosophy now criticizes everything it comes across, a critique of philosophy would be nothing less than a just reprisal. -Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

A philosopher once said, 'Half of good philosophy is good grammar.' -A. P. Martinich

Experience has shown, and a true philosophy will always show, that a vast, perhaps the larger portion of the truth arises from the seemingly irrelevant. -Edgar Allan Poe

Kant introduced the concept of the negative into philosophy. Would it not also be worthwhile to try to introduce the concept of the positive into philosophy? -Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Art and religion first; then philosophy; lastly science. That is the order of the great subjects of life, that's their order of importance. -Muriel Spark

What does mysticism really mean? It means the way to attain knowledge. It's close to philosophy, except in philosophy you go horizontally while in mysticism you go vertically. -Elie Wiesel

The ultimate triumph of philosophy would be to cast light upon the mysterious ways in which Providence moves to achieve the designs it has for man. -Marquis de Sade

Aphorisms are the true form of the universal philosophy. -Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Religion is doing; a man does not merely think his religion or feel it, he lives his religion as much as he is able, otherwise it is not religion but fantasy or philosophy. -George Gurdjieff

It is possible to be a master in false philosophy, easier, in fact, than to be a master in the truth, because a false philosophy can be made as simple and consistent as one pleases. -George Santayana

The theoretical understanding of the world, which is the aim of philosophy, is not a matter of great practical importance to animals, or to savages, or even to most civilised men. -Bertrand Russell

Mathematics is, as it were, a sensuous logic, and relates to philosophy as do the arts, music, and plastic art to poetry. -Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Ordinary people seem not to realize that those who really apply themselves in the right way to philosophy are directly and of their own accord preparing themselves for dying and death. -Socrates

To have no time for philosophy is to be a true philosopher. -Blaise Pascal

The chief benefit, which results from philosophy, arises in an indirect manner, and proceeds more from its secret, insensible influence, than from its immediate application. -David Hume

Philosophy of science without history of science is empty; history of science without philosophy of science is blind. -Imre Lakatos

I demonstrate by means of philosophy that the earth is round, and is inhabited on all sides; that it is insignificantly small, and is borne through the stars. -Johannes Kepler

Hey, you want to hear my philosophy of life? Do it to him before he does it to you. -Budd Schulberg

Do all the work you can; that is the whole philosophy of the good way of life. -Eugene Delacroix

The marvel of the Bhagavad-Gita is its truly beautiful revelation of life's wisdom which enables philosophy to blossom into religion. -Hermann Hesse

We said we would leave no stone unturned to get to Germany and now we are applying the same philosophy towards our tournament preparations. -John O'Neill

Truth is the object of philosophy, but not always of philosophers. -John Churton Collins

Dogmatism and skepticism are both, in a sense, absolute philosophies; one is certain of knowing, the other of not knowing. What philosophy should dissipate is certainty, whether of knowledge or ignorance. -Bertrand Russell

I'd like to do policy and I'd like to do philosophy, I'd like to be able to get into the depth, into the meat of the argument – that's the kind of stuff I want to do. -Jonathan Krohn

Our whole philosophy is one of transparency. -Valerie Jarrett

My philosophy is to do the best you can for somebody. Help. It's not just what do you for yourself. It's how you treat people decently. The golden rule. There isn't big anything better than the golden rule. It's in every major religion in one language or another. -Art Linkletter

Without the communist oppression, I am absolutely sure I would now be a local stupid professor of philosophy in Ljubljana. -Slavoj Zizek

I grew up with Scientology – my parents at one point were clerical. It's a pragmatic philosophy, not merely a belief system. Yeah, it's had media exposure because certain luminaries do Scientology, but millions of people do it who are not celebrities. It's not a threat or some cult. -Giovanni Ribisi

I support Democrats and Republicans. And I'm telling you that the business community in this company is frightened to death of the weird political philosophy of the President of the United States. And until he's gone, everybody's going to be sitting on their thumbs. -Steve Wynn

Religion is part of the human make-up. It's also part of our cultural and intellectual history. Religion was our first attempt at literature, the texts, our first attempt at cosmology, making sense of where we are in the universe, our first attempt at health care, believing in faith healing, our first attempt at philosophy. -Christopher Hitchens

I always wanted to see if I could sell a movie to the public without doing any marketing because my philosophy was like, 'Hey man, I'm reaching my audience everyday. I'm twittering with them. I'm in direct contact with them on the podcast.' -Kevin Smith

My big philosophy is: Try and work with good people, because the process is your life. That's going to be really, really hard. I'm glad I learned the lesson, 'Failure is OK.' -Dana Fox

'I know this is going to end bad, but I'm going to pretend it's going to end good.' My life's philosophy. -Johnny Knoxville

My philosophy is: If you can't have fun, there's no sense in doing it. -Paul Walker

My fashion philosophy is that if I like it, I wear it. -Nicky Hilton

Parent hard, play hard. That's my philosophy. -Oliver Hudson

If I can't find a project that I'm really interested in, I'll just go back to college where I've been studying art history and French. I'm also going to study English and philosophy – the whole curriculum! -Emmy Rossum

We ought to have more people who believe in constitutionally limited government. We have to have more people come to Congress with that mindset. I think we can make this a better place, if, when elections happen, we support candidates who share that philosophy. -Mike Lee

You need philosophy. It sounds a little pompous but I think when you direct a film, the only way to find a response to the questions you keep asking yourself is to have a philosophy. -Michel Gondry

As a newly married person, as much as I would love for my husband to buy into the 'my way or the highway' philosophy, you realize it's all about compromising and finding some sort of middle ground that everyone can live with. -Gabrielle Union

My basic philosophy is that no human being is a saint. -David Maraniss

I mean, we are tribal by nature, and sometimes success and material wealth can divide and separate – it's not a new philosophy I'm sharing – more than hardship, hardship tends to unify. -Colin Farrell

I stepped away to find out more about myself, which I was having difficulty doing as a football player. I got a chance to travel the world. I studied Eastern philosophy, and I've grown as a person so much. -Ricky Williams

Martha Stewart is extremely talented. Her designs are picture perfect. Our philosophy is life is messy, and rather than being afraid of those messes we design products that work the way we live. -Kathy Ireland

I'm always a big fan of if you approach somebody politely about something and you're not a nudge – you're just pretty honest and simple, my kind of philosophy is that I'm not afraid of 'no,' and that's way different than 'I won't take no for an answer.' -Carol Leifer

My philosophy in life… is to prove myself to myself and not to others. I tried to teach my children that, that I have to respect myself, to prove to myself that I can do the best I can. -Columba Bush

My mother used to say, If other people have a problem with you, that's their problem. It's not your problem. I still have that philosophy today. -Michael Michele

I don't think the philosophy really changes between men and women. I think golf courses need to become more distance-friendly overall. I think golf courses almost need to develop a more generic set of tees instead of calling them black, blue, red or whatever. -Amy Alcott

When Keats says: 'Axioms in philosophy are not axioms until they are proved upon our pulses', what he means is that we don't necessarily believe what a poem is saying if it comes out and tells us in an absolutely head-on, in-your-face way; we only believe it to be true if we feel it to be true. -Andrew Motion

It is the liberal philosophy, not the conservative one, that views humans as selfish automatons. -Allen West

Liberals worry that what's best for the individual might not be better for the public at large. But that philosophy assumes something vicious about each and every one of us. It assumes we only care about ourselves. -Allen West

I'm someone who believes in centrist governing philosophy. -Scott McClellan

I like to cook with the philosophy of using great ingredients and not altering them too much. -Aaron Sanchez

My philosophy in all my jobs at McDonald's is to be honest and say what I think and mean what I say. -Charlie Bell

My cooking philosophy, what I try to do, is to make a cuisine where the produce and the product shines, compared to some current trends that are maybe more adding additional things, like molecular cuisine, with a lot of additives and chemicals, which are now showing that they could be bad for your health. -Joel Robuchon

Nintendo's philosophy is never to go the easy path; it's always to challenge ourselves and try to do something new. -Shigeru Miyamoto

My philosophy is that the most important aspect of any religion should be human kindness. And to try to ease the suffering of others. To try to bring light and love into the lives of mankind. -Steven Seagal

You need at least six or seven years to understand the philosophy and concentration of karate to know to clean your spirit of everything and dedicate your mind and body to the sport. -Jean-Claude Van Damme

Jacques Derrida is a very important thinker and philosopher who has made serious contributions to both philosophy and literary criticism. Roland Barthes is the one I feel most affinity for, and Michel Foucault, well, his writing influenced my novel, 'Middlesex.' -Jeffrey Eugenides

Press conferences are good. I have my own philosophy about press conferences. I usually think that when they don't like the movie, they ask about other things. -Joel Silver

Every now and then, President Obama sorta drops his veil. He's less coy about his philosophy, he sort of reveals his true governing philosophy, what he really believes. -Paul Ryan

People think the free market is a philosophy, they think that it is a creed. It is none of those things. Free market is a bathroom scale, it is a measuring tape, it's simply a measurement. -P. J. O'Rourke

Why are we here? Where do we come from? Traditionally, these are questions for philosophy, but philosophy is dead. -Stephen Hawking

The whole philosophy of modern times is to dissolve distinctions between individuals and deal with them as large collections of people. It's essentially self-interested on the part of authority. -Tom Stoppard

If I could sew comedy and philosophy together, then I've done a good job. The primary goal is always going to be laughs and the secondary goal is always going to be saying something without it being a lecture. I think it's important to have substance for what you're saying. -Hal Sparks

You know, I've taught philosophy for years and one argues in the hypothetical all the time. -Bill Bennett

Here's the thing with me and the religious thing. This is the flat-out truth: I find the religiosity and philosophy in the music. I don't find it anywhere else. -Bob Dylan

My philosophy is to be me. -Yohan Blake

I challenge anybody to say that I wouldn't know how to approach foreign policy because, unlike some of the other people, I at least have a foreign policy philosophy, which is an extension of the Reagan philosophy. Peace through strength, and my philosophy is peace through strength and clarity. -Herman Cain

No one's policing their own minds more than an author. You spend a lot of time in your own head analysing what you think about things, and a philosophy comes. -Terry Pratchett

I am certain no one sets out to be cruel, but our treatment of the elderly ill seems to have no philosophy to it. As a society, we should establish whether we have a policy of life at any cost. -Terry Pratchett

Hope founded upon a human being, a man-made philosophy or any institution is always misplaced… because these things are unreliable and fleeting. -Charles Stanley

My philosophy is that if I have any money I invest it in new ventures and not have it sitting around. -Richard Branson

When the Republicans controlled the House from 1994 -2006, Democrats like Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank, Henry Waxman Charlie Rangel, John Conyers and Rahm Emanuel weren't saying we need to move right to win. They stuck to their philosophy. And they fought against Reagan and they fought against the Bushes. And eventually they did win. -Ed Rollins

My philosophy is if you're going to work 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for not a whole lot of money, why work for someone you're not gonna be loyal to? -Stephanie Cutter

I do not think that we should select judges based on a particular philosophy as opposed to temperament, commitment to judicial neutrality and commitment to other more constant values as to which there is general consensus. -Anthony Kennedy

There are metaphysical problems, problems of human existence, that philosophy has never known how to grasp in all their concreteness and that only the novel can seize. -Milan Kundera

Individual psychotherapy – that is, engaging a distressed fellow human in a disciplined conversation and human relationship – requires that the therapist have the proper temperament and philosophy of life for such work. By that I mean that the therapist must be patient, modest, and a perceptive listener, rather than a talker and advice-giver. -Thomas Szasz

Religion and philosophy, philosophy and religion – they're two words which are both… different. In spelling. -Eddie Izzard

Maybe it's my libertarian philosophy: but being in government is hard. -John Bolton

My philosophy is not a bean-counting, accounting 'look at this.' It is a philosophy that smaller government is better government, and government that is closer to the people is best of all. -John Bolton

Part of what is wrong with the view of American imperialism is that it is antithetical to our interests. We are better off when people are governing themselves. I'm sure there is some guy that will tell you that philosophy is no different from the Roman Empire's. Well, it is fundamentally different. -Paul Wolfowitz

I make music that I know that people will enjoy, and balance the ideas and philosophy that we put in music with music that when we play it live, people can move to it and groove to it. -Ziggy Marley

As a scholar I am interested in the philosophy of language, semiotics, call it what you want, and one of the main features of the human language is the possibility of lying. -Umberto Eco

Italy is full of historical buildings. And Europe holds a great history of philosophy from Greece until today. I read all those books and see these buildings, and I think of where I stand when I design my architecture. -Tadao Ando

My philosophy is: It's none of my business what people say of me and think of me. -Anthony Hopkins

My philosophy is I'm raising future adults, not children. -Usher

If I could sew comedy and philosophy together, then I've done a good job. The primary goal is always going to be laughs and the secondary goal is always going to be saying something without it being a lecture. -Hal Sparks

'Never look back' is my philosophy. -Helen Clark

I'm very passionate about philosophy and religion. -Helen Slater

Life is sacred to me on all levels. Abortion does not compute with my philosophy. -Kate Mulgrew

The only thing Martha and I have in common is that we both used to model. Martha Stewart is extremely talented. Her designs are picture perfect. Our philosophy is life is messy, and rather than being afraid of those messes we design products that work the way we live. -Kathy Ireland

As the Republican Party has moved farther and farther to the right, I have found myself increasingly at odds with the Republican philosophy and more in line with the philosophy of the Democratic Party. -Arlen Specter

I'm taking a philosophy class and regretting it with everything in me. I'm taking one college class per semester. Philosophy is studying what you already know and dismantling it. I thought it would be right up my alley. I can't tell you how much it's not me. -Helen Hunt

It's a philosophy of life. A practice. If you do this, something will change, what will change is that you will change, your life will change, and if you can change you, you can perhaps change the world. -Vivienne Westwood

Well, I think that Augusta is not the same golf course that I grew up on. Bobby Jones' philosophy was giving you space off the tee; if you put it in the right side of the fairway, you ended up getting the right angle to the green. -Jack Nicklaus

I don't play favorites with people. My basic philosophy is that the only way to make the world a better place is by bringing something beautiful to every single person you run into at every moment of the day, so how can you play favorites with somebody? -John Zorn

I've never been pigeonholed and I've experienced so many different kinds of skin – what man will do and won't do, what you should do and shouldn't do. This is what's exciting about being an actor; where philosophy majors sit in classrooms or write books about human behavior, we're actually acting them out in front of cameras. -Ron Perlman

You know, you have to have some inner philosophy to deal with adversity. -Kirk Douglas

The truth is, of course, that history is not completed in modern commerce any more than philosophy is perfected in political economy. In other words, there is nothing timeless or God-given about filling stations and penicillin and plastic bags. -James Buchan

Historically, China is not a nation of sportsmen. We traditionally put more emphasis on being close to nature than pushing endlessly to excel. A philosophy that values tranquil contemplation of the landscape cannot easily be adapted to the Olympic slogan of 'higher, stronger, faster.' -Ai Weiwei

That's a central part of philosophy, of ethics. What do I owe to strangers? What do I owe to my family? What is it to live a good life? Those are questions which we face as individuals. -Peter Singer

Evolution is a bankrupt speculative philosophy, not a scientific fact. -Jimmy Swaggart

One of the great questions of philosophy is, do we innately have morality, or do we get it from celestial dictation? A study of the Ten Commandments is a very good way of getting into and resolving that issue. -Christopher Hitchens

No school of philosophy has ever solved this question of whether being determines consciousness or the other way around. It may be a false antithesis. -Christopher Hitchens

My philosophy in life, where I was trying to get, could have been a little bit different. -Joe Namath

The word philosophy sounds high-minded, but it simply means the love of wisdom. If you love something, you don't just read about it; you hug it, you mess with it, you play with it, you argue with it. -Hugh Jackman

My philosophy comes from a worldview that looks at the world as one. It's a holistic view that sees the world as interconnected and interdependent and integrated in so many different ways, which informs my politics. -Dennis Kucinich

What I wanted to do was to try to create a philosophy upon a completely new foundation. -Colin Wilson

If you open your heart, then the object of your love becomes so precious because you are so open. And that philosophy, that caring, spreads. -Jeff Bridges

I love to read different books on completely different subjects at the same time. I cannot focus on one. I read a few pages of literature, then I jump to philosophy and at the same time I'm reading biographies of Mahler. -Gustavo Dudamel

I like to play cards. I'm not very good, because I don't want to calculate, I just play by instinct. But I've learned a lot of business philosophy by playing poker. -Jack Ma

The essence of jiu-jitsu is philosophy. -David Mamet

I started growing up in a hurry and taking a lot of the philosophy I'd heard from church as a kid a lot more seriously – especially the Ten Commandments – and wondering how 'Thou shalt not kill' could be so absolutely ignored. It took me until I was in my 40s to write what I was thinking as a young soldier. -Dave Brubeck

My philosophy is whatever you do, you've got to invest in yourself. If you don't, there are a lot of people out there who will get the job because they're more prepared than you. -Karl Urban

Life's philosophy, hm… I just say, 'Do what you do and have fun doing it and try not to be too miserable.' -Bam Margera

There's no longer a monolithic evil empire somewhere, spreading a different philosophy of life. That doesn't exist. -Seth Gordon

'The Last Airbender' is genetically engineered for me. I love martial arts. I study it. The movie's based on a lot of Buddhist and Hindu philosophy. I was raised Hindu. -M. Night Shyamalan

So 'The Last Airbender' 's philosophy and culture feels like a beautiful idea to me: That we inherently have connections to the elements and what they teach us, and to each other. -M. Night Shyamalan

I've never had a specific style philosophy. I wear what I know works on me and I'll play around with accessories or some other fun additions for the outfit. -Hilary Rhoda

Well, in the past, the size of government was one of the more fundamental dividing lines between Right and Left. The Right was supposed to represent the small government philosophy – limited spending, low taxes. Obviously, things have shifted. -Andrew Sullivan

I have the general philosophy of creating the future you want to see. -Peter Diamandis

I won a Marshall scholarship to read philosophy at Oxford, and what I most wanted to do was strengthen public intellectual culture – I'd write books and essays to help us figure out who we wanted to be. -Reid Hoffman

I didn't understand how you could be an actor if you didn't also study philosophy and study political science, astronomy. And also just go out and live life and have experiences. -Brit Marling

That my philosophy of life is, as far as possible, one of enjoyment. I'm not nihilistic. -Alexander McCall Smith

Jews have a special relationship to books, and the Haggadah has been translated more widely, and reprinted more often, than any other Jewish book. It is not a work of history or philosophy, not a prayer book, user's manual, timeline, poem or palimpsest – and yet it is all these things. -Jonathan Safran Foer

My favourite author is Leon Trotsky – the political philosophy and the way he writes is beautiful, and really relevant, too. -Andreja Pejic

I'm a believer in the parent first, friend second philosophy, and trying to find that balance. -Jenna Fischer

A naturopath once told me you should never take antibiotics except if you have pneumonia, a kidney infection or some other serious illness. That's my philosophy, too. -Pamela Sue Martin

My philosophy has always been that I hope I have a good enough day to give me another one, I hope that I have a good enough year to give me another year. I know that's cliched, but it's the truth in how I approach my career. -David Nail

My parents have a strong work ethic, but their attitude to life, their philosophy, is: 'whatever makes you happy.' -Sally Hawkins

Whatever it takes, the job of the director is to be the leader and to get your actors where they need to go. That's a philosophy that I have. -Shawn Levy

I'm big into social studies, the humanities. I really love history and world issues and philosophy and law. -Connor Jessup

Adult Swim's philosophy is, 'Put it on the air and if it works, great. If it doesn't, take it down and try again.' It's a refreshing way to do TV, I think. -Eric Wareheim

One of the profound effects of economics in our day is that the people with the money and the power have embraced the guilt-free, external-less, everything-will-turn-out-okay-in-the-end philosophy of economics in order to justify their own evil works. And the economists, for the most part, have sucked up to that money. -Jane Smiley

If history, philosophy and so on vanish from academic life, what they leave in their wake may be a technical training facility or corporate research institute. But it will not be a university in the classical sense of the term, and it would be deceptive to call it one. -Terry Eagleton

The study of history and philosophy, accompanied by some acquaintance with art and literature, should be for lawyers and engineers as well as for those who study in arts faculties. -Terry Eagleton

I would absolutely like to play more leading roles. There's no philosophy – well, the only philosophy, I suppose, is to try and do different things. -Toby Jones

There are things that I would avoid, so I have the choice to say no, when I feel I'm repeating myself too much. But then there could be a reason to do that with a good director. So I think actors have to have a loose philosophy. -Toby Jones

I almost got a psychology degree, I almost got a philosophy degree. I kept changing it so they couldn't make me graduate. I studied anthropology and eastern religion, epistomology, and astronomy… I took every interesting course I could find for nine years. -Patrick Rothfuss

As a matter of writing philosophy, if there is one, I try not to ever plot a story. I try to write it from the character's point of view and see where it goes. -Andre Dubus III

What's my philosophy? In a word, integral. -Ken Wilber

My philosophy is I take today, live it the best way I can and if I wake up I'll take another shot at tomorrow. -Paul Henderson

My philosophy, don't let cancer ruin your life. You get up every day and use what you have and what time you have left. -Paul Henderson

It's kind of my whole philosophy as an actor. I think that's what we're supposed to do is play a wide range of characters – or it's just what I like to do, I should say. I like to try to be as different as I can from one thing to the next. -Garret Dillahunt

Contemporary science is based on the philosophy of materialism, which claims that all reality is material or physical. -Rupert Sheldrake

When I was a student, I studied philosophy and religion. I talked about being patient. Some people say I was too hopeful, too optimistic, but you have to be optimistic just in keeping with the philosophy of non-violence. -John Lewis

The best music happens when you have a personal connection to it. That same philosophy can extend to the instrument you hold in your hands: if a guitar means something special, you're bound to do great things with it. -Frank Iero

It is absolutely bedrock to the British Army's philosophy that a commanding officer is responsible for what goes on within his command. -Mike Jackson

I live by the philosophy that beauty starts from within, and I make a conscious effort to fill my body with nutrients through the food I eat. -Miranda Kerr

It's really only all about music. It's not like a big rocket scientist kind of philosophy or anything. -Tommy Mottola

No Republican presidential candidate is a viable option for pro-choice voters of any political philosophy – Democrat, Republican or otherwise. -Christine Pelosi

That Britain today is a liberal society is largely because of the philosophy and outlook of the Anglican Church, which did so much to shape our core values in the past few centuries. -Robert Winston

I read, read enormously on all different fields of Islamic thought, from philosophy to Islamic literature, poetry, exegeses, knowledge of the Hadith, the teachings of the prophet. That's how I trained myself. And then I was appointed imam by a Sufi master from Istanbul, Turkey. -Feisal Abdul Rauf

In my book, 'The Big Three in Economics,' I found that the press has frequently and prematurely written the obituary of Adam Smith and his free-market philosophy, only to see a new and more vibrant global marketplace reemerge after being savagely attacked by Keynesians, Marxists, and assorted socialists. -Mark Skousen

True philanthropy requires a disruptive mindset, innovative thinking and a philosophy driven by entrepreneurial insights and creative opportunities. -Naveen Jain

I was born Muslim, but for a large part of my life, I wasn't necessarily raised Muslim. My father always kept everything around us, from Western philosophy to Eastern philosophy. -Lupe Fiasco

I always give RZA that support as far as saying he brought Wu-Tang to the table. It was his philosophy. He picked certain dudes to be part of this group, and he said, 'This is what it's going to be called.' -Raekwon

I think that's a weak excuse, to say because a rapper's getting older that he ain't got it no more. Nah. Don't go by that philosophy. Let's just recognize that talent is within. -Raekwon

I published only in academic journals in philosophy until I was in my 40s, but I had been writing fiction and poetry my whole adult life – without ever once trying to publish it, and rarely letting anyone read it. -Cheryl Mendelson

With a background in science I am extremely interested in the meeting ground of science, theology, and philosophy, especially the ethical questions at the border of science and theology. -Alan Lightman

What I really like about law is that it's not an endless discourse like history or philosophy. In law, there comes a point where problems have to be solved, and cases decided. -Bernhard Schlink

Oddly enough, my favorite genre is not fiction. I'm attracted by primary sources that are relevant to historical questions of interest to me, by famous old books on philosophy or theology that I want to see with my own eyes, by essays on contemporary science, by the literatures of antiquity. -Marilynne Robinson

I can remember picking up weighty tomes on the history of science and the history of philosophy and reading those when I was small. -Peter Ackroyd

Mayors of New York have been elected not because of their party label, but because of their philosophy and their approach overall, and that has been since time immemoriam in New York, that people are not party-oriented in New York. -Joe Lhota

My hope is that people begin to understand what the fiscal realities are – how economic virtue differs from political virtue – and develop a realization of their individual economic philosophy in comparison to their perceived political ideology. -Kurt Bills

The philosophy to 'buy and hold' is a philosophy that I use to manage funds. -Michael Lee-Chin

To me, what philosophy does best is reflect on knowledge that's generated in other areas. -Lawrence M. Krauss

My worldview, my philosophy, my attitudes, my relationships, my parenting, my marriage – everything has been transformed by my relationship with Christ. -Lee Strobel

You can't do science in a novel, but you can do philosophy. Or, if you're really lucky, you can manage to pose a question in such a way that other people will take it on. -Scarlett Thomas

There's nothing new about anti-work philosophy. History is dotted with individuals and groups who decided that laziness was next to godliness and work was a waste of time. -Tom Hodgkinson

I studied philosophy, religious studies, and English. My training was writing four full-length novels and hiring an editor to tear them apart. I had enough money to do that, and then rewriting and rewriting and rewriting. -Ted Dekker

Two of the chief defenders of the faith in the Old Testament and in the New – Moses and Paul – were both well-versed in the language, the thinking, and the philosophy of their cultures. -Ravi Zacharias

There are a few dogmas and double standards and really regrettable exports from philosophy that have confounded the thinking of scientists on the subject of morality. -Sam Harris

I don't think there's an interesting boundary between philosophy and science. Science is totally beholden to philosophy. There are philosophical assumptions in science and there's no way to get around that. -Sam Harris

Atheism is not a philosophy; it is not even a view of the world; it is simply a refusal to deny the obvious. Unfortunately, we live in a world in which the obvious is overlooked as a matter of principle. -Sam Harris

I could go insane if I obsessed over every little detail of all of my companies. My management philosophy is to pay attention to the vital few and ignore the trivial many. -John Paul DeJoria

I, for one, struggle a little bit with a $250,000 education for a philosophy degree. They are a wonderful people, but we can't employ philosophers in manufacturing in the United States. We need a one- or two-year technical add-on for a high school. -Douglas R. Oberhelman

The Gospel is not a theory; the Gospel is not a philosophy or an idea; the Gospel is not a way of thinking or feeling. The Gospel is an event in history. -John Piper

I was a philosophy major as an undergraduate, and I'm just an arrogant little thing. It's hard for me to admit that I can't understand something, let alone not be in charge of it. -Mary Karr

I discovered philosophy in my youth when I read 'wildly,' and thus I was exposed to the world of ideas. -Michel Onfray

For the establishment, philosophy is both an elitist and an idealist discipline: In high school, it is a compulsory subject; at university, they teach the idealist line. They are conducting a conversation with themselves. -Michel Onfray

I am a sworn atheist and therefore from my point of view the Talmud or the Koran don't constitute works of political philosophy but rather writings that stand in utter contradiction to concepts like logic, freedom, feminism, secularism, brotherhood – which are my ideals. -Michel Onfray

The best philosophers were not academics, but had another job, so their philosophy was not corrupted by careerism. -Nassim Nicholas Taleb

If you do not love yourself, well, you cannot do anything well, that's my philosophy. -Nawal El Saadawi

I always had a philosophy which I got from my father. He used to say, 'Listen. God gave to you the gift to play football. This is your gift from God. If you take care of your health, if you are in good shape all the time, with your gift from God no one will stop you, but you must be prepared.' -Pele

The philosophy of fasting calls upon us to know ourselves, to master ourselves, and to discipline ourselves the better to free ourselves. To fast is to identify our dependencies, and free ourselves from them. -Tariq Ramadan

You are a child of the sun, you come from the sun, and that is something true with the Earth also… your relationship with the Earth is so deep, and the Earth is in you and this is something not very difficult, much less difficult then philosophy. -Thich Nhat Hanh

What humanity needs today is not merely philosophy or theology, but a message or reassurance. -Dada Vaswani

What is a philosophy? It Is an answer satisfactory to the reason to all the great problems of life. That is what is meant by philosophy. It must satisfy the reason, and it must show the unity underlying the endless diversity of the facts that science observes. -Annie Besant

Whatever science and philosophy may do for mankind, the world can never outgrow its need of the simplicity that is in Christ. -Lucy Larcom

I preferred the weapons of dialectic to all the other teachings of philosophy, and armed with these, I chose the conflicts of disputation rather than the trophies of war. -Peter Abelard

I practice stoic philosophy. As a human being, you may have emotions, but these don't need to affect your soul. The two are not one. -Daphne Guinness

It'll be the Internet and piracy that will kill film. There's a philosophy that the Internet should be free, but the reality is that piracy will destroy the film industry and film as an art form because it's expensive to make a movie. Maybe you'll have funky little independent movies, and it'll go back and then start up again some other way. -Helen Mirren

I'd like to be an academic, a philosophy lecturer if possible. I'd do a Masters in Ancient Hebrew maybe, and a Ph.D. hopefully, if I get in. -Jack Gleeson

My mother always gives the best advice. When I left Puerto Rico to pursue my dreams, she always supported me and said to me, 'I'm never going to cut your wings, so don't let anyone else do that to you.' That has been my philosophy through life. I want to share that valuable lesson with my little girl someday. -Roselyn Sanchez

If people can keep track of all the celebrity gossip, there's no reason we can't also assimilate the key concepts of economic philosophy. -Pedro Reyes

Initially I was very drawn to the Tao Te Ching, the Taoist philosophy. It was helping me deal with the balance of these external and internal issues with my chess life. Tai chi is the martial embodiment of Taoist philosophy. Initially, I had no intention of competing in the martial arts; it was just the meditation. -Joshua Waitzkin

The atheist is cheating whenever he makes a moral judgment, acting as though it has an objective reference, when his philosophy in fact precludes it. -William A. Dembski

I sort of mind living in a time when most of the literature is terribly personal. I suppose it's because I grew up on a love of history, philosophy, science and religion, but not to think too much about yourself. -A. S. Byatt

In the future, fast-fashion retailers might change their philosophy toward real efforts to create a world of their own. One can only hope. -Hedi Slimane

If you study both 'Gilligan' and 'Brady,' you will see they are based on a similar philosophy: that it's possible for different kinds of people to learn to live together, either in a family or stuck on an island with no escape. -Sherwood Schwartz

Honestly, every person, every individual has a process, and my philosophy, whether it's an actor or an animator, is you try to understand the process that person has so you can get the most out of them, but I think you have to sort of manipulate that process with honesty. -Gore Verbinski

For my Oxford degree, I had to translate French and German philosophy (as it turned out, Descartes and Kant) at sight without a dictionary. That meant Germany for my first summer vacation, to learn the thorny language on my own. -Paul Engle

The basic philosophy of stoicism is that you have nothing real external to your own consciousness, that the only thing real is in fact your consciousness. -Roger Avary

I basically have a very positive philosophy of life, because I don't feel I have anything to lose. Most things are going to turn out okay. -Hal Ashby

The negative attitudes toward the genres – romance, science-fiction, westerns, suspense, etc. – are fallout from the academic world's long-standing fascination with existential philosophy and modern theories of psychology and sociology. -Jayne Ann Krentz

The word 'right' should be excluded from political language, as the word 'cause' from the language of philosophy. -Auguste Comte

My philosophy is never start talking about 'if,' 'and,' 'but' or the past, because 90 percent of what follows will be negative. -Gordie Howe

A Christian philosophy of literature begins with the same agenda of issues that any philosophy of literature addresses. Its distinctive feature is that it relates these issues to the Christian faith. -Leland Ryken

Building a successful company (or living a happy life, for that matter) is not about embracing someone else's philosophy, but staying true to your own beliefs about the world and learning from the mistakes you make along the way. -Ben Parr

Art teaches you the philosophy of life, and if you can't learn it from art, you can't learn it at all. It shows you that there is no perfection. There is light, and there is shadow. Everything is in half tint. -William Morris Hunt

It is not up to me whether I win or lose. Ultimately, this might not be my day. And it is that philosophy towards sports, something that I really truly live by. I am emotional. I want to win. I am hungry. I am a competitor. I have that fire. But deep down, I truly enjoy the art of competing so much more than the result. -Apolo Ohno

And as I stumbled onto Eastern philosophy and Buddhism, it was the first time I had ever read any sort of philosophy that really made a tremendous amount of sense. What I liked that was missing from my experience of Christianity growing up was a sort of acceptance, a sort of being OK with being imperfect and not focusing on the sin. -Alan Ball

My philosophy is to always find the smartest people you can. Hire people smarter than you. -Donny Deutsch

If I had to define my philosophy, it would be about exploration, a journey, a story-telling. -Hussein Chalayan

I don't believe in the philosophy of stumbling across hit records. -Nile Rodgers

To me, songs come of their own volition – and with an open-ended philosophy. -Rufus Wainwright

I think a scientist's job is to explore the Universe, to explore the cosmos around us. People always want to know – why is that useful? Well, on just pure fundamental grounds, on some level it's like art, it's like umm, music, it's aesthetics, it's like philosophy. You want to know where you are in the Universe. -Brian Schmidt

My father has been my role model. And I always looked up to him – be it his management philosophy or his approach towards life. -Malvinder Mohan Singh

I have always tried to live by the philosophy that when there is a big problem that needs fixing, you should run towards it, rather than away from it. -Henry Paulson

You must remember, my own philosophy is that you don't belong only to yourself. You have an obligation to the society which protected you when you were brought into the world, which taught you, which supported you and nurtured you. You have an obligation to repay it. -Jacob K. Javits

You know, Republicans should have a consistent philosophy. And if your philosophy is about limited government and not intruding in people's lives, you shouldn't just inconveniently take a social issue like gay marriage and say, 'Well, unless we think – actually we should be intruding your life.' -Mark McKinnon

In student government in high school, I learned how to deal with people, and in college I studied Eastern philosophy. I'm also an avid team-sports fan. I think I just blended them all together and came out with a business management philosophy that combines the Eastern ethic with the Western sport concept, basically. -Michael Ovitz

When I went to university, I was a philosophy major, but because I'm not very bright I chose to study philosophy at a performing arts school, maybe because the philosophy program there wasn't too rigorous or challenging. -Moby

My plan is to open five restaurants based on the five elements in Chinese philosophy: wood, water, fire, earth and metal. -Arthur Potts Dawson

Libertarians believe that any government interference is bad. Anyone with a brain knows that climate change needs governmental leadership, and they can smell this is bad news for their philosophy. Their ideology is so strongly held that, remarkably, it's overcoming the facts. -Jeremy Grantham

I love and collect contemporary art and go to all the art fairs. I love Damien Hirst and Matthew Barney. I grew up in Italy and had a humanistic education in philosophy and literature – things I love and appreciate. People are richer and more complex than just their day-to-day professional pursuits might suggest. -Nouriel Roubini

I almost became a political journalist, having worked as a reporter at the time of Watergate. The proximity to those events motivated me, when I wound up doing philosophy, to try to use it to move the public debate. -Michael Sandel

One of the appeals of markets, as a public philosophy, is they seem to spare us the need to engage in public arguments about the meaning of goods. So markets seem to enable us to be non-judgmental about values. But I think that's a mistake. -Michael Sandel

The responsibility of political philosophy that tries to engage with practice is to be clear, or at least accessible. -Michael Sandel

'The Dark Knight,' for me, has the same problem that every other 'Batman' movie has. It's not about Batman. I think Heath Ledger is just phenomenal and the character of the Joker is beautifully written. He has a particular philosophy that he carries throughout the movie. He has one of the best bad guy schemes. -Joss Whedon

My father lived by the philosophy, 'Be yourself, because everyone else is taken,' and he made sure I did, too. Whatever I wanted to do, he supported me. I don't mean that I was spoilt – he didn't believe in material gifts – but he watched my back while I worked to achieve things. -Tommy Lee

Putting together philosophy and children would have been difficult for most of history. But very fortunately for me, when I started graduate school there was a real scientific revolution taking place in developmental psychology. -Alison Gopnik

I kind of stumbled into acting, even though I've always been fascinated by people and kind of their motives, and it's been amazing to me, everything I read before about psychology, philosophy, just to put it into practice somehow. -Adan Canto

The arrogance that says analysing the relationship between reasons and causes is more important than writing a philosophy of shyness or sadness or friendship drives me nuts. I can't accept that. -Alain de Botton

I enjoyed mathematics from a very young age. At the beginning of college, I had this illusion, which was kind of silly in retrospect, that if I just understood math and physics and philosophy, I could figure out everything else from first principles. -Erez Lieberman Aiden

In addition to their 'do no evil' motto, Googlers have always been guided by another, much less explicit philosophy: 'computational arrogance.' -Evgeny Morozov

French existentialism is an unhelpful philosophy in which to couch modern feminism: born from the ravages of the Second World War, it is a cynical, individualistic school of thought that posits the self and personal choice as the measure of life's entire meaning. -Naomi Wolf

I think hitting is more a mentality than a philosophy. A philosophy is somebody telling you the way they think it should be. Well, different people believe in different things. My thing is this: Be ready to hit. -Chili Davis

The philosophy of life is this: Life is not a struggle, not a tension… Life is bliss. It is eternal wisdom, eternal existence. -Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Problems or successes, they all are the results of our own actions. Karma. The philosophy of action is that no one else is the giver of peace or happiness. One's own karma, one's own actions are responsible to come to bring either happiness or success or whatever. -Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

What we have done, the result of that comes to us whenever it comes, either today, tomorrow, hundred years later, hundred lives later, whatever, whatever. And so, it's our own karma. That is why that philosophy in every religion: Killing is sin. Killing is sin in every religion. -Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

I am a misanthrope and yet utterly benevolent, have more than one screw loose yet am a super-idealist who digests philosophy more efficiently than food. -Alfred Nobel

For me, Buddhism is a psychology and a philosophy that provides a means, upayas, for working with the mind. -Joan Halifax

Architects feel empowered to give opinions about politics and sociology and philosophy without knowing much about it. Kind of in the same way that they think they can design furniture or fashion or utensils for dining. -Rafael Vinoly

My fashion philosophy is, if you're not covered in dog hair, your life is empty. -Elayne Boosler

If you're a doctor, what do you promise to do? First, do no harm. If your operating philosophy is do no harm, that's not a call to imagination. Not only that, if I'm a patient, I don't want your imagination. I want what works. -Jay S. Walker

I don't feel proprietorial about the problems of philosophy. History has taught us that many philosophical issues can grow up, leave home and live elsewhere. -Julian Baggini

The border between the natural and the supernatural, religion and philosophy, may not always be clear. But there are lines, and we should know and accept which side of it we are on. -Julian Baggini

Philosophy is at its most engaged when it is impure. What is being recovered from the Ancient Greek model is not some lost idea of philosophy's pure essence, but the idea that philosophy is mixed up with everything else. -Julian Baggini

If philosophy is to be a valuable part of life, we have to appreciate it for its own sake, and not just for what it's done for us lately. -Julian Baggini

First, philosophy concerns itself with all kinds of issues that don't get much airtime in day-to-day life. What's the nature of reality? Can we ever truly know anything, and if so, how? What does it mean to be a moral agent? And while we're at it, is there any such thing as agency anyway? -Kathryn Schulz

You can be creative in anything – in math, science, engineering, philosophy – as much as you can in music or in painting or in dance. -Ken Robinson

When I was 18 and not sure whether I wanted to be an actor, I realised that a playwright has no voice without an actor. That's my reason for acting: to get that character as right as possible for my writer. And I have never changed my philosophy. -David Suchet

I was 15 years old at university, studying economics and philosophy, and I saw a retrospective of Australian film. They were very raw. 'Picnic at Hanging Rock,' 'Gallipoli;' they were fantastic. -Deborah Kara Unger

There are a lot of little lessons that can be taught around the home without sitting a child down and boring them to death with your philosophy of life! -Helen McCrory

I came into acting with that sort of dull, meet-with-triumph-and-disaster-the-same philosophy and it's been the right one for me. -Jamie Sives

If you do things, whether it's acting or music or painting, do it without fear – that's my philosophy. Because nobody can arrest you and put you in jail if you paint badly, so there's nothing to lose. -Anthony Hopkins

My judicial philosophy is fidelity to the law. -Sonia Sotomayor

Every day, I read books on philosophy and science fiction and human consciousness. -Tom DeLonge

Angels and Airwaves is a complete, pure reflection of who I am. The philosophy, the spiritualism, the esotericism, the idea of hope and space and the themes about life and grandeur… that's all me. -Tom DeLonge

Being Human clothing was first launched in France, Belgium and Spain, where the brand's philosophy of look good, do good is connecting with people and not just Salman Khan. -Salman Khan

Steve Martin said that philosophy is good for comedy because it screws up your thinking just enough, and I agree with that. Being forced to see life's metadata is good training for looking for interesting angles on a topic. -Chris Hardwick

Real philosophy is like trying to read an alarm system installation manual in Korean. -Chris Hardwick

I do not own a single security anywhere that doesn't pay a dividend, and I formed a mutual-fund company with that very simple philosophy. -Kevin O'Leary

My philosophy is if you're a man at night, you gotta be a man in the morning. -Ryan Lochte

Notoriously outspoken, his sentences always punctuated with profanities, General George S. Patton was the epitome of what a leader should be like – or so he thought. Patton believed a leader should look and act tough, so he cultivated his image and his personality to match his philosophy. -Simon Sinek

At the heart of the Irish economy has always been the philosophy of tax competitiveness. On the cranky left, that is very annoying; I can see that. -Bono

I wanted to get the most broad foundation for a lifelong education that I could find, and that was studying Latin and the classics. Meaning Roman and Greek history and philosophy and ancient civilizations. -Tim Blake Nelson

When God saved me, He gave me a thirst to learn and to read and to study. I thrived in college. I got a bachelor's degree in philosophy and then went to Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando. -Tullian Tchividjian

I don't know why everyone feels the pressure to look young. Personally, I hate it. I don't want to inject Botox and look young forever. It's living in denial and anything that has an undercurrent of this philosophy is bad for your growth. -Kangana Ranaut

My philosophy is that I'm an artist. I perform an art not with a paint brush or a camera. I perform with bodily movement. Instead of exhibiting my art in a museum or a book or on canvas, I exhibit my art in front of the multitudes. -Steve Prefontaine

My philosophy is 'learn while you live.' 'LazyTown' is about balance. I'm not there yet. -Magnus Scheving

When you design a building, you start from a general philosophy, and you come down, and you start from detail and come up. Only the theoretical architect believes that you can make the concept and then sometime, somebody will come to build it. -Renzo Piano

'Dreamsongs' allows me to show the scope of my writing – with personal commentary that puts the works in context and includes some autobiographical details intended to reveal how each piece came to be, what it represents, and how it has formed, or been informed by, my philosophy of writing. -George R. R. Martin

We need to send Barack Obama back to Chicago. I'd like to send him back to Kenya, back to Indonesia. We have to unmask this man. This is a man that seeks to destroy all concept of God. And I will tell you what, this is classical Marxist philosophy. -Rafael Cruz

My philosophy is, 'Show up, shut up, and do your job,' and if you do it to the satisfaction of your director and the public, you're likely to be able to do it again. -Stephen Lang

There's always, I guess, a philosophy that if you come in, you want to change all the parts, you want to change everything over. I've always tried to preach that consistency and continuity are very, very important. So if I know the baseball people, and I know they're competent and could do the job, I don't see any reason to replace them. -Pat Gillick

Initially, I studied philosophy, because it claimed to give you answers to the meaning of existence, but it didn't: It was basically a semantics game. -Talulah Riley

My philosophy is to not be scared of anyone. If I play well, great; if I don't, I learn from the match and move on. -Saina Nehwal

What really went wrong is that General Motors has had this philosophy from the beginning that what's good for General Motors is good for the country. So, their attitude was, 'We'll build it and you buy it. We'll tell you what to buy. You just buy it.' -Michael Moore

When I left home after graduating high school, I left as a migrant agricultural worker with a Modern Library edition of Plato in my duffel bag. It sounds kind of crazy, but I loved it. I loved the stuff. Before I knew there was a subject called philosophy, I loved it. -Dallas Willard

'Climb Every Mountain' is a beautiful statement of philosophy. Critics may think 'The Sound of Music' is saccharine, but I think it's profound. The message, that we can't accommodate evil, is just as important today. -Jon Voight

I've always had a philosophy that position doesn't define power. Impact defines power. What impact are you making on people? What impact are you making on business? -Mindy Grossman

My philosophy is: Life is hard, but God is good. Try not to confuse the two. -Anne F. Beiler

I've been practicing modalities of Eastern philosophy since about 1972. What I've learned through my meditation is a sense of equanimity, a sense of all things being equal. -Goldie Hawn

I've been practicing Buddhism for a while. So, I call myself a Jew-Bu, because my tribe is still Jew. But my philosophy and my practice is really Buddhist. -Goldie Hawn

I've always felt like we're all human beings and we're all basically given the tools to make whatever choices we want to make. How we treat other people. How we treat ourselves. Just the whole philosophy of that and the philosophical logic of that is that we're all capable of great acts of evil, and we're all capable of great acts of good. -Chris Bauer

I think the novel is not so much a literary genre, but a literary space, like a sea that is filled by many rivers. The novel receives streams of science, philosophy, poetry and contains all of these; it's not simply telling a story. -Jose Saramago

I had more energy at 50. On the other hand, at 75, I've probably got a little more wisdom and good judgment than I had at 50 because I've got more experience. But I haven't really changed. I'm still driven by the same philosophy. -Ted Turner

Cancer taught me to stop saving things for a special occasion. Every day is special. You don't have to get cancer to start living life to the fullest. My post-cancer philosophy? No wasted time. No ugly clothes. No boring movies. -Regina Brett

Barack Obama is an elegant and literate man with a cosmopolitan sense of the world. He is widely read in philosophy, literature, and history – as befits a former law professor – and he has shown time and again a surprising interest in contemporary fiction. -Teju Cole

Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy. -Albert Camus

I'm not a person who writes really abstract things with oblique references. I look at abstraction like I look at condiments. Give me some Tabasco sauce, some ketchup, some mayonnaise. I love all of that. Put it on a trumpet. I've just got to have the ketchup and Tabasco sauce. That's my attitude about musical philosophy. -Wynton Marsalis

I think, in terms of corporate philosophy, I've always believed that you've got to treat people in a very very egalitarian manner in the sense I like to treat people on a one-to-one basis. And I like people to take on a lot of responsibilities because I think with a sense of responsibility also comes a sense of purpose. -Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

As I read more and I got into philosophy and met a lot of friends who weren't Christians, it became difficult for me to sustain the belief structure in the supernatural. -Daniel Everett

I like Jacques Derrida; I think he's funny. I like my philosophy with a few jokes and puns. I know that that offends other philosophers; they think he's not taking things seriously, but he comes up with some marvellous puns. Why shouldn't you have a bit of fun while dealing with the deepest issues of the mind? -Alan Moore

You can never forget the time you're living in because the past is the past and it will never come back. So to adjust your philosophy and creativity in fashion to the time you're living in is the most important thing. -Donatella Versace

It is a maxim in philosophy that ambitious men can be never good counselors to princes; the desire of having more is common to great lords, and a desire of rule a great cause of their ruin. -Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

Folks know that while I respect Barack Obama and do not cheap-shot the president, I am very skeptical of his big government, nanny-state philosophy. -Bill O'Reilly

Communicated in the right way, Judeo-Christian philosophy and the religions that uphold it bind a citizenry together in pursuit of a just and generous society. -Bill O'Reilly

My father firmly embraced the Ralph Kramden philosophy: he was king of his Levittown castle. He worked hard, and his family deferred to his wishes. Except me. I did not defer and was disciplined accordingly. -Bill O'Reilly

The purpose of a moral philosophy is not to look delightfully strange and counterintuitive or to provide employment to bioethicists. The purpose is to guide our choices toward life, health, beauty, happiness, fun, laughter, challenge, and learning. -Eliezer Yudkowsky

The '60s weren't my cup of tea. I never bought that philosophy that, you know, we're all brothers and that'll solve everything. And I never believed that music dictated the times. I always thought it reflected them. -Phil Everly

Very much, string theory is simply a work in progress. What we are inching toward every day are predictions that within the realm of current technology we hope to test. It's not like we're working on a theory that is permanently beyond experiment. That would be philosophy. -Brian Greene

Many scientists think that philosophy has no place, so for me it's a sad time because the role of reflection, contemplation, meditation, self inquiry, insight, intuition, imagination, creativity, free will, is in a way not given any importance, which is the domain of philosophers. -Deepak Chopra

Everything starts with writing. And then to support your vision, your ideas, your philosophy, your jokes, whatever, you've gotta perform them and/or direct them, or sometimes just produce them. -Mel Brooks

I've never changed my life since I was 4 and went to the YMCA with a gym bag. I still have that philosophy. In fact, I still have that gym bag. -Dan Gable

The philosophy of FIFA is to expand world soccer space, to spread out the world football space. -Vladimir Putin

I was reading Omar Khayyam, Kahlil Gibran, Rumi, L. Ron Hubbard, all sorts of philosophy. Bebop cats are like that. Curious. I wanted to know about everything. -Quincy Jones

I have a Ph.D. in philosophy and sports science. At 14, I went through this really tough Soviet training system. A lot of my roommates got psychologically broken or physically injured. Either you came through, or you were out. I made my Ph.D. work in the field of young athletes aged 14-19 because at this age any human is changing. -Wladimir Klitschko

My philosophy is that you don't motivate players with speeches; you have motivated players that you draft. That's where they come in, and those are the guys that are competitive. You can not teach competitiveness. -Phil Jackson

I'm always looking for something new: a new inspiration, a new philosophy, a new way to look at something, new talent. -Madonna Ciccone

Too many politicians are shifting the critical themes of our national conversations from a 'big ideas' American Brand Platform to narrowly focused, polarizing sound bites that put party philosophy before what used to be heralded as the common good. These ideas, more often than not, divide us rather than serve to bind us. -Alan Siegel

Do freshman philosophy classes nowadays debate updated versions of the age-old questions? Like, how could a merciful God allow AIDS, childhood cancers, tsunamis and Dick Cheney? -Dick Cavett

Reggae has a philosophy, you know? It's not just entertainment. There's an idea behind it, a way of life behind the music, which is a positive way of life, which is a progressive way of life for better people. -Ziggy Marley

My philosophy is this: Do not tamper with the anatomy of a woman's body; do not camouflage it. -Oleg Cassini

Physicians need to be good technicians and know how to prescribe, but for healing to occur they also need to incorporate philosophy and spirituality into their treatment. We need to feel as well as think. -Bernie Siegel

I believe in the Democratic party, and their philosophy and what they stand for – for the poor people. -Dikembe Mutombo

Only with maturity did I come to appreciate my own Chinese roots: not just the food and the ancient history, but also the philosophy of child-rearing and the respect for education and knowledge. -Tess Gerritsen

Soul is a colourless thing. I don't think you have to be a black person to be automatically soulful. I respect Justin Bieber and Justin Timberlake; they do what they do. For me, my philosophy has always been 'contribution before competition.' -Maxwell

My intent for EPs – and, really, my philosophy on my music – is that every single song has to be worth it. -Betty Who

My philosophy is to enjoy yourself. Do the things you want to do, like play golf! -Phil Daniels

I have a genuine philosophy. I do not want to make negative pictures about people, and so I do everything I can to help make them feel comfortable in front of the camera. That is what is going to control your picture, because you are alone if your subject is not with you. And that's the simple answer to getting a good picture. -Douglas Kirkland

I arrived from Harvard, where I had studied philosophy and the history of ideas, with a bias toward literature and formal thought. -Robert Darnton

Wagner's philosophy had absolutely nothing to do with Bruckner. Bruckner hadn't written a single word against Jews. Wagner's book on the Jews was one of the most infamous books of the 19th century. -Zubin Mehta

I am uncompromising to the point of huge dissension in the studio. And it's served me very well. My theory and my philosophy is, 'Compromise breeds mediocrity.' Obviously, you have to pick your battles, and the more success an artist has, the more they want to be involved in their own career, which is not necessarily a good thing. -David Foster

The value of 'Made in Italy' must necessarily be up-to-date. This is the philosophy that Italia Independent has embraced. We decided from the outset to do away with stereotypes and attune ourselves to the extreme pace, to the incessant metamorphoses of the globalized world. -Lapo Elkann

I love to garden and cook whenever I get the chance and escape anywhere that's peaceful and quiet. My philosophy on living well is to always stay positive in life. -Francisco Costa

I have a personal philosophy in life: If somebody else can do something that I'm doing, they should do it. And what I want to do is find things that would represent a unique contribution to the world – the contribution that only I, and my portfolio of talents, can make happen. Those are my priorities in life. -Neil deGrasse Tyson

I think I probably have the philosophy of a poor man. You know, like maybe I'd steal the pennies off a dead man's eyes. -John Cassavetes

I earned my Ph.D. in philosophy, and one of my specializations was the logic and mathematics of game theory. I've also got a degree in drama, so I know about stories, characterizations, plot arcs, and the like. Lots of game designers can do one or the other: I've got the skills for both. -Brendan Myers

Politics is – once in a while – a forum for serious debate about political philosophy. -P. J. O'Rourke

I am interested in 18th century natural philosophy, science, particularly botany, the study of hybridity in plants and animals, which, of course, then allows me to consider the hybridity of language. -Natasha Trethewey

Lyrically, I think I'm frustrated with this whole process of trying to figure out what I believe about the world and life. I don't like to adopt a sort of guiding philosophy. -James Mercer

I've never really been serious about my villainy. I don't have a master plan. I suppose my philosophy is: Every villain has a mother. For every cold-blooded killer on your screen, there's a little old lady somewhere who calls him 'sonny.' -Anthony Zerbe

My reading of philosophy and history is desultory; I know so much and yet so little. -F. Sionil Jose

I envy those Hindus and Buddhists who have in their religion philosophy and ancestor worship which build in the believer a continuity with the past, and that most important ingredient in the building of a nation – memory. -F. Sionil Jose

Maine people have a live-and-let-live philosophy, and tend to be fair and open-minded. -Chellie Pingree

The secret to my 5 o'clock shadow is a little device called the George Michael 3000 Custom Beard Trimmer and Personal Massager. Just kidding. I actually shave every morning, and thanks to my vast knowledge of Eastern philosophy and mysticism, I will my facial hair to grow to the exact same length each day. Dave Grohl taught me that one. -Reid Scott

I think music, in my opinion, is not about motivation in the way it's – it's not a running base. It's art. And my whole philosophy of music is different. It's almost like cooking and serving to people, seeing them smile and enjoying the food, really. -A. R. Rahman

My philosophy towards life is to enjoy it to the fullest and have fun. I am one of those 'laugh-out-loud' kinds. I am quirky, yet witty. -Bipasha Basu

A Republican philosophy goes something like this: If you take your car to the mechanic, and instead of fixing it, they take out the engine and charge you an arm and a leg, you should conclude that mechanics can't fix cars and you should probably just take yours to the junkyard and sell it for scrap metal. -Keith Ellison

With just one polka dot, nothing can be achieved. In the universe, there is the sun, the moon, the earth, and hundreds of millions of stars. All of us live in the unfathomable mystery and infinitude of the universe. Pursuing 'philosophy of the universe' through art under such circumstances has led me to what I call 'stereotypical repetition.' -Yayoi Kusama

I would like to try harder to establish my thought and philosophy strongly and to go back to the universe with my love. -Yayoi Kusama

Basically, the person in the White House should be principled, should have a philosophy about food that relates directly to organic agriculture. I will continue to push for that. -Alice Waters

Outlook 2003 did create the idea of search folders and the whole Longhorn philosophy. You can see it at work in search folders, where instead of having to drop things into individual folders, and things exist only in one folder, you create these search folders and you have the criteria for the search folder. -Bill Gates

I don't think there is any philosophy that suggests having polio is a good thing. -Bill Gates

The great question of our time is, 'Will we be motivated by materialistic philosophy or by spiritual power?' -Billy Graham

Don't feel embarrassed if you've never heard of William Lane Craig. He parades himself as a philosopher, but none of the professors of philosophy whom I consulted had heard his name, either. -Richard Dawkins

When I did 'Tokyo Drift,' a lot of the philosophy that Han lived by I have actually gone through in my own life. As I got older, I realized that I really believe in those philosophies, like the importance of family. -Sung Kang

I studied the Bible and philosophy in college, and I think in a certain sense that's the kind of stuff that still makes my brain work. -Win Butler

If you have to write a fictional adventure to convey a philosophy of evil, the best person is the destroyer of evil himself, Lord Shiva. -Amish Tripathi

I believe if you want to convey a complex philosophy, it's advisable to keep it simple: day-to-day lingo. -Amish Tripathi

I see a sense of unity in the universe. Spirituality is not limited to only one religion. One can experience it across different religions. I am fascinated by philosophy of Advaita and philosophy of unity. We have to get over the illusion that God is different from us. -Amish Tripathi

In the ancient times, bards went around singing the epics, which were storehouses of philosophy. -Amish Tripathi

I'm just sick of the way things are. We're in an age in which we can't live without accepting the logic of the market. Contemporary politics is all about short-term pragmatism. We have abandoned religion and philosophy… What we have left is the automatisation of doing what the market tells us. -Jose Mujica

History gives you insight of the same quality of truth as poetry or philosophy or a novel. -Simon Schama

There is a diversity of thought and philosophy, diversity of languages and dialects, diversity of political spectrum, and there's a diversity of taste for food. I don't label or characterize Jews in any way. -John Liu

I never supported violence. Before the formation of TMC, I was a member of the Congress Party. Gandhi's Congress. Non-violence is a philosophy that runs deep. -Mamata Banerjee

Size matters in fiction, but so does lack of size. Everything else being equal, fat novels tend to be perceived as serious, very thin ones as more honest, more real. Writers address these age-old expectations by filling their big books with philosophy and cramming their little ones with feeling. -Walter Kirn

I had a place at university to study theology and philosophy. I got the divinity prize at my school two years in a row. Probably because there were only 10 of us, but still. -Ben Lloyd-Hughes

Italian is the language of song. German is good for philosophy and English for poetry. French is best at precision; it has a rigour to it. -Maurice Druon

I saw that philosophy had no power to make my life more bearable. Thus I lost my belief in philosophy. -Emil Cioran

By the time I had got to college, I had begun to read and had decided that most of what Christians believed could not be credible. So I became a philosophy major at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. -Stanley Hauerwas

William James was not a prophet. He was a philosopher whose philosophy reflected his profound humanity. -Stanley Hauerwas

The slow philosophy is not about doing everything in tortoise mode. It's less about the speed and more about investing the right amount of time and attention in the problem so you solve it. -Carl Honore

My plan is to work on a master's in philosophy. -Charlie Trotter

I took the obligatory economics classes in school, but I've long been a fan of the Milton Friedman philosophy and its libertarian bent: One must be free to do what one wants to do, as long as you don't harm another. This is the seminal treatise on free-market economics. -Charlie Trotter

If you want the meaning of families and life and religion and philosophy rolled into one package, all you need to read is 'The Brothers Karamazov.' -Charlie Trotter

My philosophy is simple: It's a down-home, common, horse-sense approach to things. -Dolly Parton

In Taoist philosophy, 'yin' is the feminine principle, representing the forces of earth, while 'yang' is the masculine principle, representing spirit. -Marianne Williamson

I don't join the New Atheists. So, for example, I wouldn't have the arrogance to lecture some mother who hopes to see her dying child in Heaven – that's none of my business, ultimately. I won't lecture her on the philosophy of science. -Noam Chomsky

Quite early on, and certainly since I started writing, I found that philosophical questions occupied me more than any other kind. I hadn't really thought of them as being philosophical questions, but one rapidly comes to an understanding that philosophy's only really about two questions: 'What is true?' and 'What is good?' -Tom Stoppard

My husband has the philosophy that if you can work a Nintendo control, you can chop an onion. So, we have our children in the kitchen. We sit down every night for dinner. We're trying to give our kids a sense of what's going into their bodies, and it's also good for family time. -Debi Mazar

There is no question that Israelis – indeed, all concerned Jews – have to continue to work out a Jewish public philosophy that truly justifies a Jewish state in the land of Israel. -David Novak

I lived for two years in an abandoned gas station with no running water and no electricity after my parents got divorced and my stepdad couldn't get a job. So I think a lot about families like mine who were middle class and struggled. So that experience really drives my philosophy. -Kyrsten Sinema

No movie can claim to be a work of philosophy. They fulfill a totally different need in people. -Bruno Dumont

I have a philosophy that has guided me throughout all of my scientific career, and that is, I think of myself as a fairly thoughtful person. I don't go into projects impetuously, and I try to select important problems. -Eric Kandel

Besides numerous science courses, I had the opportunity to study philosophy, the history of architecture, economics, and Russian history in courses taught by extraordinarily knowledgeable professors. -Stanley B. Prusiner

The gospel is not a philosophy of repression, as so many regard it. It is a plan of freedom that gives discipline to appetite and direction to behavior. -Gordon B. Hinckley

My whole philosophy is about playing dress-up. -Brad Goreski

Indian classical dance is sustained by a profound philosophy. Form seeks to merge with the formless, motions seek to become a part of the motionless, and the dancing individual seeks to become one with the eternal dance of the cosmos. -Nita Ambani

My philosophy is, it's always very rewarding when you can make an audience laugh. I don't mind making fun of myself. I like self-deprecating comedy. But I'd like you to laugh with me occasionally, too. -Dwayne Johnson

In 1993, 89 of the 'Fortune' top 100 companies were administering the Myers-Briggs test to their employees. The philosophy behind personality tests is that they don't want you to be in the wrong kind of job. The tests have been completely exposed as nonsense. -Barbara Ehrenreich

The Internet ethos of diversity and competition runs exactly counter to uniform, gatekeeper-oriented medical culture – the technocratic philosophy of the 'one best way' embodied in our pharmaceutical regulations. On the Net, medical information is abundant, and pharmacies, domestic and foreign, operate on many different models. -Virginia Postrel

I started as an engineer. I migrated to philosophy and international politics. And I did my studies about African – Africa democracy and democratization in Africa, taking Kenya as a model. And then, while I was doing so in 1996 in South Africa, Al Jazeera was established. So they requested me to be an analyst on African affairs. -Wadah Khanfar

My philosophy is really based on humility. I don't think we know enough to fix either diagnostics or therapeutics. The future of psychiatry is clinical neuroscience, based on a much deeper understanding of the brain. -Thomas R. Insel

As regards my own 'philosophy,' I continue to be inspired by the music, liturgy and architectural tradition of the Anglican Church in which I was brought up. No one can fail to be uplifted by great cathedrals – such as that at Ely, near my home in Cambridge. -Martin Rees

You can cooperate and not compromise your core values. But I'm a realist with the philosophy that sometimes you've got to take bites out of the apple instead of the whole apple. -Jason T. Smith

NI love watching science fiction because I feel like when it's done well, it's not just monsters, but philosophy. Really good science fiction like, '2001,' for example, or the first 'Matrix.' But it takes someone who's got a brain and thinks in order to do really good science fiction. -Alan Arkin

I don't believe there's anything in life you can't go back and fix. The ancient Vedas – the oldest Hindu philosophy – and modern science agree that time is an illusion. If that's true, there's no such thing as a past or a future – it's all one huge now. So what you fix now affects the past and the future. -Alan Arkin

I have an ethics background. It doesn't mean you're perfect. But I tried to set an entirely different bar for politics in D.C. that's based on ethics and first principles and political philosophy, and not this constant bickering of, 'Are you Right or Left?' -Dave Brat

As a designer, when someone wears my clothes, the biggest compliment I can receive is that the woman looks amazing because my designs have flattered her, not taken over her. I take that philosophy to heart myself each morning when I am getting ready for the day. -L'Wren Scott

I obviously disagree with the individuals who do not support rural America and do not support rural airports. Under their philosophy, maybe we shouldn't even be paving roads in rural America, because there are fewer people that drive on them. -Glenn Thompson

I wanted to get out in the world, have a great job, make my mark, and see how far I could go. And I wanted to make good on the philosophy my mother drilled into us with all the subtlety of a Lady Gaga performance. I got it loud and clear. I would need to succeed, and then I could possibly be happy. -Karen Finerman

Albert Camus's 'La Peste' – 'The Plague' – had an enormous impact on me when I read it in high school French class, and I chose my senior yearbook quote from it. In college, I wrote a philosophy class paper on Camus and Sartre, and again chose my yearbook quote from 'La Peste.' -Drew Gilpin Faust

Do you imagine Sergio Leone with a philosophy? Come on! He was a primitive of movies, a great director on set. -Luciano Vincenzoni

I love history, cultural and religious studies, philosophy, photography and traveling. -Ryan Lewis

I have a philosophy that white people would be interested in Native Americans because, first of all, it's probably the only group as a country we all study and know the history and then never study again past the age of 10. So I think we have these things we believe are true, that are just not true about what an audience wants. -Soledad O'Brien

For any reporter, education is a topic where everything else – money, politics, et cetera – intersects. I have four kids in K through 12, so I'm knee-deep in it. I'm really interested in the philosophy behind it all. Should you just memorize your multiplication tables, or should you understand the concept behind them? -Soledad O'Brien

I studied philosophy and ended on sociology. For some reason, all the advanced courses in philosophy were offered 4:30 to 6:30, so I could never go because of football, so I had to switch. -Lawrence Jackson

Our constitution should be inspired by the philosophy of the Koran with principles that are set in stone and not open to the whims of individual judges, as is the case now. In particular, the constitution should protect every citizen's basic human rights regardless of their sex, status or sect. Everyone should be equal before the law. -Basmah bint Saud

I know that in the battle of ideas, Republican politicians are at a distinct disadvantage. Their fundamental philosophy – which I characterize as survival of the fittest, richest and whitest – is too callous for most Americans. -John Yarmuth

I really don't think there's a lack of good will between members of the parties. I go back a long way with a lot of Republicans, so I don't think it's personal. But there does seem to be a much greater gap in both the philosophy and emphasis on partisan victories as opposed to policy development. -John Yarmuth

As actors, we have a philosophy, which is this: great fun. That has transmitted itself into the dwarf philosophy of life. We're up for a brawl, we're up for a bloody good feed, and if you've got food, well, we share what we've got, and so should you. -John Callen

My fundamental philosophy is that you owe it to society to transfer to them any knowledge you have that might be useful. -Leroy Hood

While I personally believe strongly in the philosophy and ideology of the Free Software movement, you can't win people over just on philosophy; you have to have a better product, too. -Matt Mullenweg

My philosophy in life is, Decide what you want to do. You have to have something to hope for. -Lou Holtz

Roast beef, medium, is not only a food. It is a philosophy. -Edna Ferber

I have no idea who coined the term 'the New Journalism,' or when it was coined. I have never even liked the term. Any movement, group, party, program, philosophy or theory that goes under a name with 'new' in it is just begging for trouble, of course. -Tom Wolfe

The Democratic Party believes that health insurance is a social responsibility of the nation. I believe that health insurance is an individual responsibility. And that's a really hard philosophy to mesh. -Raul Labrador

Singing is my main goal, and I think philosophy will help me write songs. -Jackie Evancho

Paul McCartney and John Lennon would often write a song a day, so I have the same workmanlike philosophy. -Jason Mraz

I don't walk around talking about my life and spouting my philosophy to people I don't know. I mean, if I get to know them, I'll talk for hours. I guess I like a lower-key scene. -John Cusack

My writing philosophy is throwing spaghetti against the wall. That's how I take pictures, too. If I take 100, surely one will be good. -Amanda Peet

I was in college, and I studied everything, but was really not good at anything until I found philosophy, and, then, political science. I thought, 'Wow, this is something I really enjoy.' I kind of got into that whole world of law and political science. I was really into it and enjoying it, and then I took an acting elective, and that was it. -Michael Kelly

I like the concept of teenagers and philosophy. -Bernard Beckett

It's important to celebrate the monogram. It's the DNA of Vuitton. I think – I hope – there is an interest in the philosophy and culture of the Vuitton name. It's quite coherent and intellectual, and the products are great. These are things you will want to pass on – things you treasure. -Delphine Arnault

Nature, philosophy and social issues are the three things that always occupy my mind. You do not have any power over others but can only change yourself. -Pawan Kalyan

I'd love to go back to school for philosophy. I love philosophy, so I'm always reading philosophy books, annoying my girlfriend with that type of stuff. -Parker Young

Existential philosophy, poetry and art – just like sadness – were all unavoidable to a tender young man in the meat works. -Michael Leunig

I am an example of a person who got zeroed into a philosophy early. -Pete Carroll

At Harvard College, I discovered political philosophy as a way of life. -Tom Cotton

After the Tiananmen Massacre, I felt compelled not only to continue writing but to actively resist the restrictions placed on freedom of speech. I set up the publishing company in Hong Kong, with offices in Shenzhen in mainland China, and managed to publish works of fiction, philosophy, and politics by unapproved authors. -Ma Jian

My religious philosophy is kindness. Try to be kind. That's something worth achieving. -Pierce Brosnan

I think Buddhism is a wonderful philosophy. I've had the good fortune to meet many wonderful teachers from that society. -Pierce Brosnan

Throughout my life, I have tried to share my philosophy that getting and staying healthy doesn't have to feel like work. I don't diet or slave away in a gym – what I do is make excellent food choices. -Suzanne Somers

I did this one movie with a great director named Wayne Kramer. It was 'Crossing Over,' and Harrison Ford, Ashley Judd and Ray Liotta were in it. I was one of the leads, and I thought this was it. It got shelved for two years, and then it was in theaters maybe a week. After that, I adopted a philosophy of, 'Hope for the best, expect the worst.' -Justin Chon

My philosophy is, honestly, never collected anything that I don't play. I know a lot of people that collect guitars, but for me, I want instruments that I play. And if I don't play them, I don't' want to have them sitting in a closet collecting dust. -Ronnie Montrose

I remember when I was a freshman in college, I was still somewhat bothered by… worried… about religion. I remember going to this professor of philosophy and telling him that I had lost my faith. -B. F. Skinner

In-N-Out Burger has a well-known and long standing reputation as a corporation that is operated with a Christian message and philosophy. -Lynsi Torres

My parents spent an awful lot of money sending me to the best possible schools, and I came out of my exams and thought, 'I don't really want to do a degree.' I did philosophy with the Jesuits for about a year, and then I joined a bank. While I was there, I saw an ad in an Irish paper for radio announcers. -Terry Wogan

Psychologists say don't expect your life to be happy all the time. I go with the philosophy that every day can't be tops. Life is not like that – it's up and down. -Shirley Eaton

It's important that the way you dress tells a story and reveals something about you and your philosophy. -Lykke Li

My philosophy is my learning process. Until you die, you must evolve and improve. -Miyavi

My philosophy on love is that if it is The One, whatever the circumstances are, you'll figure it out. There's nothing too difficult to overcome. -Greg Poehler

While I'm interested in philosophy, I find all the different theories out there somewhat difficult to get a firm grip on. Movies and novels, on the other hand, are easy to understand. So what I like to do is use pop cultural ephemera of all kinds as tools to help me try to understand philosophy. -Douglas Lain

Much of what Karl Popper contributed to the philosophy of science has now passed into mainstream thought, into the currency of that nebulous, tricky ontology known as 'common sense.' -Liz Williams

I think my philosophy in music has been to accentuate the positive. -Mike Love

Part of the philosophy of 'The Dice Man' is that you have got to be laughing at yourself at every moment and be free of yourself at every moment. -Luke Rhinehart

The philosophy of Buddhism is connected to everything. So it probably does have some connection with acting, yes. -Orlando Bloom

I don't have a philosophy for choosing roles. Sometimes, it's just, 'This might be interesting; that might be fun to do.' There might be interesting actors or directors in the project, even if the part is not important. And then sometimes, you need the money. -Max von Sydow

My philosophy is that on a scale of 1 to 10, I will go to 15. No matter what! -Dick Dale

I've never been interested in philosophy, but some of Jung's ideas seem useful in helping people understand pictures and so forth. -Sigmar Polke

There is in each of us a stream of tendency, whether you choose to call it philosophy or not, which gives coherence and direction to thought and action. Judges cannot escape that current any more than other mortals. -Benjamin N. Cardozo

As soon as the printing press started flooding Europe with books, people were complaining that there were too many books and that it was going to change philosophy and the course of human thought in ways that wouldn't necessarily be good. -James Gleick

To assert that it is possible to establish peace between men of different nations is simply to assert that man, whatever his ethnical background, his race, religious beliefs, or philosophy, is capable of reason. -Leon Bourgeois

My philosophy is very much to encourage my children to forge their own success and happiness, even though that will undoubtedly involve much more modest levels of wealth creation. -John Caudwell

'YouKu' means what's best and what's cool in Chinese. So, the whole product philosophy really revolves around how to help users, from a massive video database, finds what's best and what's cool. -Victor Koo

I have this philosophy that A and B students work for C students. -Kenny Troutt

The 'Tron' fans have a real passion. They know their stuff and what works and why it works. It is more than a movie: it is a philosophy. -Cindy Morgan

If we include hedonistic philosophy in hospitals, the lives of patients suffering from cancer would be much, much better. -Michel Onfray

In philosophy, they talk a lot about humans being actual organic machines, and the idea of free will is something that we've made up. We actually don't have free will. We're acting according to our programming as organic mechanisms. -Joel Kinnaman

I read 'The Conspiracy Against the Human Race' and found it incredibly powerful writing. For me as a reader, it was less impactful as philosophy than as one writer's ultimate confessional: an absolute horror story, where the self is the monster. -Nic Pizzolatto

Feminism is just an idea. It's a philosophy. It's about the equality of women in all realms. It's not about man-hating. It's not about being humorless. We have to let go of these misconceptions that have plagued feminism for 40, 50 years. -Roxane Gay

I believe our philosophy of conscious capitalism will eventually be widely adopted primarily because it is a better way to do business, and it creates more total value in the world for all of its stakeholders. -John Mackey

I always like to say that our brand or our philosophy has always been kind of this marriage between the 'food as indulgence,' and it's also been about 'food as health,' that food is vitality. -John Mackey

Alchemy is a kind of philosophy: a kind of thinking that leads to a way of understanding. -Marcel Duchamp

Humor and laughter – not necessarily derogatory derision – are my pet tools. This may come from my general philosophy of never taking the world too seriously – for fear of dying of boredom. -Marcel Duchamp

I've written a lot about southern California, but I don't use the same characters. Leave the people in the songs in the songs, is my philosophy. -John Darnielle

I was at college studying psychology, philosophy, textiles and drama. But because I wasn't one of those all-singing, all-dancing stage-school kids, I just assumed I'd never become an actor. -Kathryn Prescott

The American people need no course in philosophy or political science of church history to know that God should not be made into a celestial party chairman. -Mario Cuomo

My philosophy is that you sell things for more than you bought them. -Sophia Amoruso

I'm a big believer that you can try to change the world based on philosophy, doctrine, and belief. But I think the thing that really drives the world is hedonism, the pleasure factor. -Danny Meyer

To get people to do needed things is the perennial hard task of government, not to mention of religion and philosophy. -Gore Vidal

I have the philosophy of yes. If anybody asks me to do a job, I say, 'Yes.' I've said yes to everything. -Sylvester McCoy

In equities, you price the risk. As far as debt is concerned, if the markets get more sophisticated where, for the levels of risks that you take, you get the debt returns, we will certainly look at it. It's back to a philosophy of risk-adjusted returns. -Uday Kotak

I think I'm generally an upbeat person. Obviously I can get moody, but my whole philosophy is to try and have a good time. -Eliza Doolittle

My philosophy is that one must always give a lady what she wants. That never goes out of style. -Sirio Maccioni

The most interesting legal philosophy is German, so naturally I went to Germany, particularly to Berlin, quite a bit. -Philip Kerr

To provide background and physical description and all the rest is of course vital to fiction, but vital only insofar as such detail is in the service of a richly imagined story, rather than in the service of good botany or good philosophy or good geography. -Tim O'Brien

I studied law at Warwick University, then philosophy at Oxford. I met my wife Leah there. She is American, so I followed her to New York. -Adrian McKinty

I did a law degree but was miserable the whole time. I was supposed to join a law firm in London but instead went to Oxford to do a master's in philosophy. -Adrian McKinty

Unlike the interference of ordinary interest, power, or prejudice, which touches philosophy only at its outskirts and becomes at most a matter for philosophical tactics, the claim of revelation to the highest truth touches philosophy at its core and must affect its whole strategy. -Hans Jonas

I remember, in my first show in New York, they asked, 'Where is the Indian-ness in your work?'… Now, the same people, after having watched the body of my work, say, 'There is too much Indian philosophy in your work.' They're looking for a superficial skin-level Indian-ness, which I'm not about. -A. Balasubramaniam

Our traditional oil and gas philosophy does not have conservation as a crucial component, and we can ill afford to continue to spend billions of dollars which are not reflected in the improved human capital of our country. -Anthony Carmona

Our philosophy is you need to give nonprofit money for health, nutrition, education, culture, and sports. -Carlos Slim

Grounded in the natural philosophy of the Middle Ages, alchemy formed a bridge: on the one hand into the past, to Gnosticism, and on the other into the future, to the modern psychology of the unconscious. -Carl Jung

One of the great problems of philosophy is the relationship between the realm of knowledge and the realm of values. Knowledge is what is; values are what ought to be. -Jacques Monod

As an owner, you have a choice. Do you want to adopt a vision that you think is real sharp and real cutting edge and could get you from good to great – has a chance – or do you want to just say the organization is not about that, and we're not going to try to adopt a new coaching philosophy and vision. -Jeffrey Lurie

I personally have a philosophy around authenticity and vulnerability. -Astro Teller

Everything is interconnected. The moment you take philosophy, psychology, religion and business and look at the underlying commonalities, that's when you start looking at business in a different way. -Jochen Zeitz

Neoconservatism had the philosophy that you go in with a supply-led approach to impose democratic values from the top down. Whereas Islamists and far-right organizations, for decades, have been building demand for their ideology on the grassroots. -Maajid Nawaz

Oh my goodness me, Daniel Day-Lewis – huge, huge fan of his. I've always loved his philosophy on acting: he always talks about returning to a state of play. -Owain Yeoman

It's easy for the thought-leader and executive classes to embrace a 'do what you love and love what you do' philosophy when they are wealthy enough to work hard only voluntarily, and when their jobs grant them status. -Alex Pareene

As a matter of personal philosophy, I have generally said, 'Why not?' far more often than either 'Why?' or 'Not.' -Rachel Sklar

I think the philosophy that you have to have if you travel frequently is, stuff is just stuff. Even if it has some sentimental or family connection, if you lose it in the world, it's still just a thing, and I think if you don't have that attitude, you will get incredibly stressed out and not enjoy your travels. -Leila Janah

I think the philosophy that we don't know as much as we think we know resonates throughout my work. -Bob Mayer

The place I begin is with story. If the audience doesn't care about that, then it doesn't matter how amazing the spectacle is. My central philosophy is that people go to the movies to be told a story, not to see stuff blow up. -Jonathan Mostow

I think that novels are tools of thought. They are moral philosophy with the theory left out, with just the examples of the moral situations left standing. -Jill Paton Walsh

My parents lived a modest life, and their main concern was the education of their children. My father was a self-taught man but had a great intellectual curiosity, not only for biblical and talmudic texts, but also for philosophy, psychoanalysis and history. -Claude Cohen-Tannoudji

After finishing the gymnasium in Muenchen with 9 years of Latin and 6 years of ancient Greek, history and philosophy, I decided to become a physicist. The great theoretical physicist Arnold Sommerfeld, an university colleague of my late father, advised me to begin with an apprenticeship in precision mechanics. -Wolfgang Paul

I grew up with a fascination with Marco Polo. I had this unlikely interest in the East as a young man, and you can't really read about Chinese history and philosophy without encountering him at every turn. -John Fusco

What do you need to succeed in business? You need the ability to think critically and communicate, and those things you can get just as easily out of a philosophy degree. -Matthew Stewart

I don't have an M.B.A. I have a doctoral degree in philosophy – nineteenth-century German philosophy, to be precise. -Matthew Stewart

Sir Isaac Newton gave the extraterrestrials their biggest shot in the arm when he embraced the infinite universe as the basis for his hugely influential system of physics. Even so, the aliens of the early modern period remained creatures of philosophy rather than science. -Matthew Stewart

My research career has been devoted to understanding human decision-making and problem-solving processes. The pursuit of this goal has led me into the fields of political science, economics, cognitive psychology, computer science and philosophy of science, among others. -Herbert A. Simon

As soldiers need not only courage but tactics also, so does a philosopher need not only courage and philosophy but discernment also, to tell what his right time of dying is – so that he neither seek it nor flee it. -Apollonius of Tyana

I find it significant that, even though contemporary philosophy tends towards forms of determinism, in the wider culture people are deeply into naming, shaming and blaming each other. So we haven't lost that sense of conscience. -John Cornwell

Weight loss can change your whole character. That always amazed me: Shedding pounds does change your personality. It changes your philosophy of life because you recognize that you are capable of using your mind to change your body. -Jean Nidetch

For me, my secularism is, India first. I say, the philosophy of my party is 'Justice to all. Appeasement to none.' This is our secularism. -Narendra Modi

I think America is a new country. It is a young culture. The spirit of the opening of the West is still with the Americans. It's a very practical and individual-based kind of philosophy that had worked in America for a long time, had been very successful. And the spirit is very much there. -Chen-Ning Yang

We shifted our philosophy from being a computer mapping group that would support planners to the idea of building actual software that would be well engineered. Because at that time, our software was not well-engineered at all; it was basically built with project funding and for project work, largely by ourselves. -Jack Dangermond

Children in their young teens are just moving into the moment when they are most receptive to philosophy and psychology. You can explore these things in stories and, in doing so, give them power and control. -Kate Thompson

The Panda mission really speaks to our philosophy. It is, 'Deliver exceptional Asian dining experiences by building an organization where people are inspired to better their lives.' I'm talking about everyone who works at Panda. They're inspired to better their own lives. -Andrew Cherng

I learned many things from Professor Brown, including his philosophy toward research, but there is one thing he said that I recall with particular clarity: 'Do research that will be in the textbooks.' It is not easy to do such work, but this has remained my motto. -Akira Suzuki

My father, Emil Palade, was professor of philosophy, and my mother, Constanta Cantemir-Palade, was a teacher. The family environment explains why I acquired early in life great respect for books, scholars and education. -George Emil Palade

The thing for me about Ayn Rand is that her philosophy is the only one applicable to the world today – in every sense. If you take her ideas, then take them farther in your own mind, you can find answers to pretty well everything on an individual basis. -Neil Peart

I've worked with people and I've known people that were really competitive, but I've always said that I take an Elizabeth Bennett philosophy of life – I laugh. I love my job, but if it means hurting someone, I won't do it. -Anne Hathaway

Like most people of my generation, I fell in love with the philosophy of existentialism. -Stanley Elkin

My personal writing philosophy is to try and write better every day. -Amity Gaige

My parents owned a pharmacy in Budapest, which gave us a comfortable living. As I was their only child, they wanted me to become a pharmacist. But my own preference would have been to study philosophy and mathematics. -John Harsanyi

In 1946, I re-enrolled at the University of Budapest in order to obtain a Ph.D. in philosophy with minors in sociology and in psychology. -John Harsanyi

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

In experimental philosophy, we are to look upon propositions inferred by general induction from phenomena as accurately or very nearly true, notwithstanding any contrary hypotheses that may be imagined, till such time as other phenomena occur by which they may either be made more accurate or liable to exceptions. -Isaac Newton

Religion and philosophy are to be preserved distinct. We are not to introduce divine revelations into philosophy, nor philosophical opinions into religion. -Isaac Newton

What I love about Popsicle and the moments I can be with Camden is that their whole philosophy is family and these moments that it can create to just sit with my son, read a comic book or go outside on a hot day, take a swim and have a Popsicle treat with him. -Vanessa Lachey

Our philosophy is that we care about people first. -Mark Zuckerberg

It's really easy to have a nice philosophy about openness, but moving the world in that direction is a different thing. It requires both understanding where you want to go and being pragmatic about getting there. -Mark Zuckerberg

When you start reading a piece together, you get a sense of someone's basic philosophy of music without saying a word. You realize the other person's approach, how they express themselves, the kind of restraint they show, all those things. -Joshua Bell

I had no idea what I was gonna do after I got my degree in philosophy in 1940. But what I did know was at that time, if you were a Chinese-American, even department stores wouldn't hire you. They'd come right out and say, 'We don't hire Orientals.' -Grace Lee Boggs

In Arab Islamic society, it is traditionally taboo to criticize the lifestyle or personal philosophy of any practicing Muslim. -G. Willow Wilson

I know I have a caption that I'm going to use when somebody tells me something I've never heard before. It's very rarely a thought, a philosophy, when somebody says, 'Oh, I don't like cheese' or 'Oh, I think the government should be overthrown,' because so many people share these thoughts. But what people don't share is stories. -Brandon Stanton

Having started in sciences, I then turned around and said, 'Oh, I don't want to do sciences. I want to do philosophy.' And to their credit my parents said, 'if that's what you want to do, then go for it'. Then I got the scholarship to Stanford, which was very nice for the parents to talk to their friends about. -Lenny Abrahamson

I'm fascinated by people who have to reinvent themselves. I did it a few times – I was going to be a physicist before I was passionate about philosophy – and I realized that one more change, and I'm going to start looking like a dilettante. -Lenny Abrahamson

From the very early days of seeing patients, I noticed that many of them seemed to be concerned with issues of their mortality, and so the philosophy training I had taken began to seem rather important to me. -Irvin D. Yalom

Tolerating organized crime promotes the cheap philosophy that everything is a racket. It promotes cynicism among adults. It contributes to the confusion of the young and to the increase of juvenile delinquency. -Robert Kennedy

You can't win unless you have good people with great attitude. They are the ones who won the games. I didn't win any games. You never saw a coach make a tackle anywhere. My philosophy was to get the best players and then try to do something new with them. -Hank Stram

You adhere to a philosophy, but part of the philosophy I have is that I don't want to be too doggone inflexible that I miss a good player. -Marv Levy

That's the philosophy that we have always had. Going and playing in front of people and leaving an impressive from that standpoint. -Josh Dun

When you see people your own age afflicted and experiencing life-threatening illnesses, I think it prompts you to apply to yourself the philosophy, 'I want to do the best I know how to do every day.' -Thomas S. Monson

It's always been my philosophy to keep a lot of balls in the air. With music, most things don't pan out, so you try to increase your odds by being involved with a million things at once. -Adam Schlesinger

The independents who were our fiercest competitors all succumbed to the one-hit-makes-you-a-genius philosophy. It is a mistake to think you have the magic touch. Show business is roulette. If you start to play for stakes you can't afford, there's no way you can survive. -Samuel Goldwyn

The very essence of political philosophy is the carving out of an ethical system – strictly, a subset of ethics dealing with political ethics. Ethics is the one rational discipline that demands the establishment of a rational set of value judgments; political ethics is that subset applying to matters of State. -Murray Rothbard

Tutoring follows the lucrative philosophy of advertising: if you can manufacture a need, people with disposable resources will find ways to fill it. -Eliot Schrefer

I have finally decided to write my book on the spiritual life. I mean to put down as simply as possible the sort of ascetical or mystical teaching that I have been living and preaching so long. I call it 'Le Milieu Divin,' but I am being careful to include nothing esoteric and the minimum of explicit philosophy. -Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

We account the Scriptures of God to be the most sublime philosophy. -Isaac Newton

My social philosophy may be said to be enshrined in three words: liberty, equality and fraternity. Let no one, however, say that I have borrowed by philosophy from the French Revolution. I have not. My philosophy has roots in religion and not in political science. I have derived them from the teachings of my Master, the Buddha. -B. R. Ambedkar

I'm an advocate for if you take something, you have to give something back, and I think Raw Spirit shares that philosophy. I love that it gives back to the communities they partner with. It's just truly a pure of hearted company. -Behati Prinsloo

My whole philosophy is about doing, not talking. -Theresa May

My philosophy as a filmmaker is to inform and entertain at the same time. And when I went away from documentaries into miniseries like 'Roots,' I did the reverse. Instead of just entertaining, I want to inform at the same time. -David L. Wolper

I don't consider it jumping ship. The 'Star Trek' philosophy is to embrace the diversity of the universe, and 'Star Wars' is part of that diversity. I also think 'Star Trek' and 'Star Wars' are related beyond both having the word 'Star.' -George Takei

For me, it all begins with faith; it begins with what matters most, and I try and put what I believe to be moral truth first. My philosophy of government second. And my politics third. -Mike Pence

There's this lingering philosophy that movie stars shouldn't do TV. -Dwayne Johnson

I want to do good for Israel. My philosophy is let's do good stuff, and let's see what happens. And que sera, sera. -Naftali Bennett

In much of computer science, I can easily 'auto-grade' your work and give you an instant meaningful feedback. I can't do this when it comes to the subtlety of human thought, language, poetry, philosophy. -Sebastian Thrun

I have a very simple philosophy. One has to separate the abilities from the disabilities. The fact I cannot walk, that I need crutches or a scooter or whatever it is, has nothing to do with my playing the violin. -Itzhak Perlman

I'm an introvert on the Myers-Briggs. I've got to have time by myself to recharge. My philosophy is sort of that humans are weak, frail, imperfect, and generally kind of bad, but every day I meet somebody who's good, and that inspires me. -Tim Kaine

When Donald Trump is in charge, all that counts is ability, effort, and excellence. This has long been the philosophy at the Trump Organization. At my father's company, there are more female than male executives. Women are paid equally for the work that we do, and when a woman becomes a mother, she is supported, not shut out. -Ivanka Trump

My philosophy is that we should ask the most important question that's capable of being solved. -Paul Greengard

I'm trying to learn to really use space. My philosophy is that every time you interrupt space in a very confident, secure manner, then music happens. -Roscoe Mitchell

Everyone finds justification for his or her views in logic and analysis, but a personal philosophy often emerges from some archaic part of the mind, an early idea of how the world should be. -George Packer

My general philosophy of playing bad guys, which I've sort of done, you know, half the time is, you know, very few people who we view as bad guys get out of bed and think, 'What evil, terrible thing am I going to do today?' Most people see their motivations as justified – as, you know, justifying whatever they do. -J. K. Simmons

In undergraduate school, I chose a career path that always leads to certain unemployment: I majored in politics and public affairs with a double-minor in philosophy and history. -Joe Garcia

I feel like we always kept our core philosophy of making content that we would wanna watch, and there's definitely a different scale we are offering that at today. -Burnie Burns

For years, Ireland used to have a philosophy of 'Get them in here to invest and develop in Ireland, and this will sort out our problems.' It is good in the sense of building a trade surplus, but we also want to develop what it is that we offer ourselves and that Irish companies export abroad. -Enda Kenny

I actually studied literature and philosophy. So, when I started making films, I didn't really know what I was doing, and I was too proud and arrogant to learn. -Pawel Pawlikowski

I've never been a materialist; I've never been somebody who believes in only what we can see and measure. I continue to be a student of religious philosophy, and I continue to take those ideas very seriously. -Scott Derrickson

My entire philosophy of teaching is based on the notion that when an artist finds a certain process really effortless, that's probably what he or she should choose to do. So often, students take the opposite tack; they have no use for the skills that come easily to them. -Marilyn Minter

I don't attack any kind of script or shooting with some philosophy that is discernible even to myself. It might just be art and love: When I got my Academy Award for 'Virginia Woolf' in the middle of the Vietnam War, I said, 'I hope we can use our art for peace and love.' -Haskell Wexler

I might sound like the weird artist hippy girl or whatever, but I don't have a complaint about what jazz is or what I'm doing with music. And that's more of a philosophy on my life. I could find things that maybe could shift or change, but ultimately, it's like that's not a good way to live our lives and think about what we do. -Gretchen Parlato

My fashion philosophy is that if I like it, I wear it. I'm not a snob about which looks are 'this season' and which are 'last season.' -Nicky Hilton

I don't have a philosophy in a nutshell; I would go on and on too much. -Rene Ricard

The Purple Man helps Matt understand that his powers are unique, and maybe he is cut out for the hero biz after all. And Mr. Fear challenges Daredevil's very philosophy; how does a Man Without Fear deal with a man who induces terror in everyone he meets? -Antony Johnston

I studied philosophy at Columbia, then dropped out to do drama at the Lee Strasberg Institute. -Margherita Missoni

My father was a businessman, but my mother was an intellectual. She cared about culture, politics, and philosophy, so I became interested in the protest aspect of Latin American art. -Jorge M. Perez

Culture cannot be separated from politics. The arts, philosophy and metaphysics, religion and the sciences, constitute culture. Politics are the science or art of organizing our relationships to allow for the development of life in society. -Eugene Ionesco

A philosophy of freedom must set out from the experience of thinking, for it is through this experience of thinking that a human being discovers his own self, finds his bearings as an independent personality. -Rudolf Steiner

To begin to know the philosophy of socialism, in backward countries where the class differences are great, very great, and terribly exaggerated over the conditions we know in this country, to overcome this, the theory of revolution, of force and violence, was necessary within those political conditions. It couldn't be anything else. -Sidney Buchman

I consider the philosophy of the Communist Party as not applicable to our American way of life. -Sidney Buchman

If I had followed the multitude, I should not have studied philosophy. -Chrysippus

I went to college and graduate school, studying philosophy. I really did think I was going to wind up being a lecturer or professor of some sort. -Duncan Jones

My philosophy is that I may not like all the questions that you ask, and you may not like all the answers that I give, but this is part of a transparent government. -Doug Ducey

My philosophy has been to take things day by day. When I talk about this philosophy, it makes people perhaps a little surprised. -Bhumibol Adulyadej

I said I'm going to vote for Hillary. But my philosophy is that everything's workable. If Trump is president, I'll work with that guy. I don't know if he's terrible or what. He's refreshing in that he doesn't speak in that political way. I don't quite understand why everybody hates Hillary so much. -Jeff Bridges

Our philosophy here, guys, is we're going to work as long as we have to to get the work done. I'm not one that wants the coaches to compete to see who can get in the earliest, who stays the latest, who passes themselves on the way into work in the morning. -Jeff Fisher

My mother believed in curses, karma, good luck, bad luck, feng shui. Her amorphous set of beliefs showed me you can pick and choose the qualities of your philosophy, based on what works for you. -Amy Tan

The philosophy I love is very selective. It is really just the bit that is involved in a search for wisdom, and this means a short roll call of names; Socrates, Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, Epicurus, Montaigne, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche. -Alain de Botton

I'm not an academic philosopher, and don't agree with the way the universities approach the subject. I'm a philosopher only in the very loose sense of someone interested in wisdom and well-being attained through reason. But I'm as interested in psychoanalysis and art as I am in philosophy. -Alain de Botton

We tend to think of philosophies as produced by professional philosophers. Traditionally, this has meant people who have written dissertations on obscure subjects or who spend most of their day in libraries. But every human is, in an important sense, a carrier of an implicit philosophy – evident in their choices, pronouncements and commitments. -Alain de Botton

Katie Price is no exception. She, too, is – in a distinctive way – a philosopher. Partially, Katie Price's philosophy is one of extraordinary confidence. She is remarkable not for her looks or antics but because of her tremendous self-assurance and her unwillingness to be intimidated by criticism or failure. -Alain de Botton

A 'philosophical dictionary' is not a dictionary of philosophy that you use to look up obscure thinkers or recondite terms. It is a collection of brief and pithy essays on diverse topics, informed by one vision, and usually arranged in alphabetical order. -Ian Hacking

I eat in the same philosophy that I live with: joyfully! -Tracee Ellis Ross

My philosophy at the moment is that I'm great – and so is everybody else. You have to fit your own oxygen mask. That's really my philosophy now: our band is the best band in the world. And so are all the other bands. -Chris Martin

Designers have a reputation for setting the tone for what people – and especially women – are supposed to wear. How long their skirts should be, things like that. I have a different philosophy: put something out there with humour; let people see that and come around to it on their own. -Jeremy Scott

The habit of doing more than you are paid for can benefit any business that sells a product or service. Learning and understanding the principle of the mastermind philosophy of networking can increase the value of your network and your net worth. -Clay Clark

I'm not a great fiction reader. I love history. I love history and philosophy. -Eddie Marsan

I once gave a character in a novel my inability to get past the same point in any work of philosophy: that moment when seeing is suddenly occluded and you know you can go no further. -Howard Jacobson

I was interested in philosophy before I knew I was. That's to say, when I was at school, I used to argue with my friends about issues that turned out to be philosophical ones of some kind. -Bernard Williams

Virtually the only subject in which one could ever get a scholarship to Oxford or Cambridge was classics. So I went to Oxford to study classics and, unlike Cambridge, it had a philosophy component, and I became completely transported by it. -Bernard Williams

People have been predicting the death of philosophy since the 17th century. When I was a student, people were saying, 'We're in the last days of philosophy.' Then we were told in the '60s it would be replaced by sociology, then by literary criticism. -Bernard Williams

Contemporary moral philosophy has found an original way of being boring, which is by not discussing moral issues at all. -Bernard Williams

I began to despise Lenin, even when I was in the first grade, not so much because of his political philosophy or practice… but because of his omnipresent images. -Joseph Brodsky

'Get along, go along' is not an inspirational philosophy, and only God knows how much moral cowardice it has covered up over the years. Serve your time, collect your chits, and cash 'em in for your home state? No, I'd say we could ask for more than that from our senators. -Molly Ivins

My philosophy is to make money. -Rex Tillerson

I'd been studying philosophy at the University of Chicago. I hadn't been doing well, because I was sitting in with jazz musicians at night – it's hard to read Heidegger, but it's especially hard if you're half asleep. -Kurt Elling

Bodhisattva is enlightened in the Buddhist philosophy, religion, tradition. He's enlightened. It's fine – I don't really fight it – but many people use the term 'zen' and terms like 'nirvana,' 'enlightenment' in an almost superficial way. It's not that complicated. -Edgar Ramirez

I am of the philosophy that if you work really hard and focus on things, you will get there in some form or fashion. -Joy Mangano

Our philosophy is that we want to be an ecosystem. Our philosophy is to empower others to sell, empower others to service, making sure the other people are more powerful than us. With our technology, our innovation, our partners – 10 million small business sellers – they can compete with Microsoft and IBM. -Jack Ma

Our philosophy is, using internet technology, we can make every company become Amazon. -Jack Ma

Every religion or every philosophy is an outcome of the human search for liberation. -Lobsang Tenzin

For my own part, I would rather excel in knowledge of the highest secrets of philosophy than in arms. -Alexander the Great

He who looks the higher is the more highly distinguished, and turning over the great book of nature (which is the proper object of philosophy) is the way to elevate one's gaze. -Galileo Galilei

Our form of government can no longer be considered an experiment in politics. Crowned with success, it stands forth an example to the world and exhibits the proudest triumph of reason and philosophy. -John Tyler

'Focusing' is no conventional repackaging of self-help wisdom. It is at once a manual and a philosophy. It talks about the body's wisdom, the steps of the focusing technique, how to discover the richness in others by learning to listen. -Marilyn Ferguson

If you represent a fantasy for the people who actually go to the cinema, they grab that and go with it; therefore, for the rest of their lives, they actually identify you with a certain thinking – a certain philosophy. There are many actors who want to pursue that same thought in real life as well, and that's perfectly acceptable. -Amitabh Bachchan

To be honest, I don't listen to much music! I've been so engrossed in it my whole life that when I drive around in my car, I'll listen to college lectures on philosophy and literature and world history, things like that, to kind of catch up on the college experience I missed. -Butch Trucks

I'm boring as hell. I just sit around and talk philosophy. -Butch Trucks

I have been in dialogue with my family about what can actually be done. We've come up with this philosophy that in a truly multicultural society, the only way to have liberty and justice for everybody is to have multiple parties. And by multiple parties, I mean 50 parties, not one or two. -Wadada Leo Smith

I studied the philosophy and the discipline of non-violence in Nashville as a student. And I staged a sitting-in in the fall of 1959 and got arrested the first time in February 1960. -John Lewis

My personal philosophy is that people should be extremely selfish for the first half of their life and extremely unselfish for the second half because then they can do the most good. -Walter O'Brien

It's a philosophy that – 'We, the People' – it's about us, that if the Americans want to do something, they have the power to try to put leaders in place to carry out whatever their notions are. -Rick Santelli

I have a very strict philosophy that if you're not working out, you're getting fat. -Theodore Melfi

I don't have a 'Life's short, play hard' type of philosophy. That's about fear. I tend to think that life is very long – but you should still play hard. -Erika Christensen

I personally have a pretty open philosophy about trying to talk to the press, and so does Dan Bartlett. -Dana Perino

My philosophy on snow skiing is that there are less expensive ways to fall down a mountain. Yet every couple of years, I go on a ski trip for the same reason that women will have multiple children – they simply forget how much it hurts. -W. Bruce Cameron

I think at least my philosophy of leadership is you focus more on the areas you have to improve or the mistakes than you do on your successes. And that's just how I am in real life. I don't want to let down my customers, my employees, my shareholders. -John T. Chambers

My philosophy on quarterbacks is, first and foremost, you've got to keep them healthy and on the field. -Jim Irsay

The history of thought, of knowledge, of philosophy, of literature seems to be seeking, and discovering, more and more discontinuities, whereas history itself appears to be abandoning the irruption of events in favor of stable structures. -Michel Foucault

The concept of a 'job' is pretty recent. If you go back a few hundred years, everyone was either a slave or a serf, or living off slave or serf labor to pursue science or philosophy or art. -Steve Jurvetson

Entrepreneurial Philanthropy is not just a philosophy or a dream. It is a promise that philanthropy is at its best when it is founded on entrepreneurial zest and agility. -Naveen Jain

My number one philosophy for leadership is leadership by example. If you are not willing to do it yourself, how can you show others how to do it? -Linda McMahon

If anyone gets arrogant about their religion, that's when the religion isn't effective anymore. Any decent religion or any decent philosophy is always about tolerance and individual freedom, not about harm. -Liam Cunningham

I'd been reading Eastern philosophy since I was a kid. And I meditated. I did it on a daily basis. It's the one thing I do with any consistency. Meditation gives you a different kind of mindset. It's very powerful. -Forest Whitaker

I don't believe in college admission or any other venue that we should pick one race or sex over another in college admissions. My philosophy and reaction is that I would not support a program that by race or status alone elevates someone over another in a competition of sorts. -Mike Bouchard

My philosophy is to treat people how you want to be treated. -Charli XCX

Going through SEAL training taught me that it's OK to fall down three times, as long as you get up four. This is a good philosophy for most things in life. -Brandon Webb

You learn on the job. When I was a young lawyer and got a case, I knew nothing about the subject. You start reading, you look for the philosophy behind it, and by the time you are actually in a court of law, you are a master. -Kapil Sibal

My philosophy is always to fulfill contracts. -Ottmar Hitzfeld

Stoicism is a philosophy designed for the masses, and if it has to be simplified a bit to reach the masses, so be it. -Ryan Holiday

Stoicism – and philosophy – are not the domains of idle professors. They are the succor of the successful and the men and women of action. -Ryan Holiday

I took inspiration from 'Fountainhead,' the way in which Ayn Rand conveyed her political philosophy through an immensely popular novel. -Eliyahu Goldratt

My philosophy is generally to keep things as simple as possible. -Washed Out

I have a very simple philosophy when it comes to casting, and it really is casting the best person for the role. -Rob Marshall

We expect to foster a conservative governing philosophy consisting of limited government and respect for traditional American virtues. -Betsy DeVos

I never relied on my beauty for anything. It was one of those things that was inevitable; you have a bit of philosophy about it. I didn't go into mourning. -Diana Rigg

Philosophy used to be a field that had content, but then 'natural philosophy' became physics, and physics has only continued to make inroads. Every time there's a leap in physics, it encroaches on these areas that philosophers have carefully sequestered away to themselves, and so then you have this natural resentment on the part of philosophers. -Lawrence M. Krauss

There are areas of philosophy that are important, but I think of them as being subsumed by other fields. In the case of descriptive philosophy, you have literature or logic, which, in my view, is really mathematics. -Lawrence M. Krauss

Scientists don't read theology; they don't read philosophy. It doesn't make any difference to what they're doing – for better or worse, it may not be a value judgment, but it's true. -Lawrence M. Krauss

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