It was a saying of an ancient philosopher, which I find some of our writers have ascribed to Queen Elizabeth, who perhapsmight havetakenoccasionto repeat it, that a good face is a letter of recommendation.
But al be that he was a philosophre, Yet hadde he but litel gold in cofre.
Nihil tam absurde dici potest quo non dicatur ab aliquo philosophorum. There is nothing so absurd that it has not been said by some philosopher.
Ovid, the soft philosopher of love.
You are a philosopher, Dr Johnson. I have tried too in my time to be a philosopher; but, I don't know how, cheerfulness was always breaking in.
The man of science is a poor philosopher.
And being a novelist, I consider myself superior to the saint, the scientist, the philosopher, and the poet, who are all great masters of different bits of man alive, but never get the whole hog.
It is the man of science, eager to have his every opinion regenerated, his every idea rationalized, by drinking at the fountain of fact, and devoting all the energies of his life to the cult of truth, not as he understands it, but as he does not yet understand it, that ought properly to be called a philosopher.
The difference between the most dissimilar characters, between a philosopher and a common street porter, seems to arise not so much from nature, as from habit, custom and education
This sense of wonder is the mark of the philosopher. Philosophy indeed has no other origin.
For every philosopher, in every age, the first question must be:Just what is philosophy?
No philosopher now looks for anything but the gradual evolutionoftheneworder fromtheoldHistoryshows us no example of the sudden substitutions of Utopian and revolutionary romance.
Der Philosoph behandelt eine Frage wie eine Krankheit. The philosopher's treatment of a question is like the treatment of an illness.
Physician art thou?one, all eyes, Philosopher!a fingering slave, One that would peep and botanize Upon his mother's grave?
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