• Noun: a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
• Noun: the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics
• Noun: any personal belief about how to live or how to deal with a situation; examples: "self-indulgence was his only philosophy", "my father's philosophy of child-rearing was to let mother do it"
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.
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.
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.
Whoever does not philosophize for the sake of philosophy, but rather uses philosophy as a means, is a sophist.
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.
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.
As a universal history of philosophy, the history of philosophy must become one great unity.
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.
Ronald Reagan was a president of strength. His philosophy was a philosophy of strength - a strong military, a strong economy and strong families.
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.
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.
A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.
Why are we here? Where do we come from? Traditionally, these are questions for philosophy, but philosophy is dead.
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.
The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.
Art requires philosophy, just as philosophy requires art. Otherwise, what would become of beauty?
We must exchange the philosophy of excuse - what I am is beyond my control for the philosophy of responsibility.
Philosophy of science without history of science is empty; history of science without philosophy of science is blind.
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.
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.