Philosophy Quotes

Each of the following quotes was said by one of the authors featured in our Book Club's philosophy library. Can you guess who said each one?

Points available: 10


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


"To live alone one must be a beast or a God, says Aristotle. Leaving out the third case: one must be both -- a philosopher."


"Happiness is thought to depend on leisure; for we are busy that we may have leisure, and make war that we may live in peace."


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


"Homo sapiens, the only creature endowed with reason, is also the only creature to pin its independence on things unreasonable."


"If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things."


"What is the first business of philosophy? To part with self-conceit. For it is impossible for anyone to begin to learn what he thinks that he already knows."


"God is not willing to do everything, and thus take away our free will and that share of glory which belongs to us."


"All philosophies, if you ride them home, are nonsense, but some are greater nonsense than others."


"A man is morally free when, in full possession of his living humanity, he judges the world, and judges other men, with uncompromising sincerity."