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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Philosopher, Philosophy
 
A little philosophy inclineth a man’s mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men’s minds about to religion.  Bacon.  1
All that philosophy can teach is to be stubborn or sullen under misfortune.  Goldsmith.  2
Aristippus being asked what he learned by philosophy replied, “To live well with all the world.”  3
Beard and mantle do not make the philosopher.  German.  4
Many a philosopher is little honored till the future prove his inspiration.  Benjamin Disraeli.  5
Philosophy teaches a knowledge of the truth of things.  Hegel.  6
Philosophy triumphs easily over past and over future evils but present evils triumph over philosophy.  Rochefoucauld.  7
Philosophy will clip an angel’s wings.  Keats.  8
The new philosopher needs a new fool’s cap.  German.  9
There is nothing so absurd as not to have been said by some philosopher.  Cicero.  10
“We two have much to think about,” said the louse on the head of the philosopher.  German.  11
 
 
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