Philosophy will clip an angel’s wings.
Considered subjectively, philosophy always begins in the middle, like an epic poem.
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?
Science is what you know, philosophy is what you don’t know.
Wonder is the feeling of the philosopher, and philosophy begins in wonder.
The responsibility of political philosophy that tries to engage with practice is to be clear, or at least accessible.
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.’
I am concerned, rather, that there should not be more things dreamt of in my philosophy than there actually are in heaven and earth.
Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.
We have to make philosophy itself an object of philosophical concern.