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Celebrating World Philosophy Day each year, on the third Thursday of November, UNESCO underlines the enduring value of philosophy for the development of human thought, for each culture and for each individual. In 2018, World Philosophy Day was observed on 15 November.


It is very simple to be happy, but it is very difficult to be simple.” ― Rabindranath Tagore

“All the world’s a stage.” ― William Shakespeare 

“Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.” ― Isaac Asimov
“I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think” ― Socrates

“The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.” ― Plato

“Music is … A higher revelation than all Wisdom & Philosophy” ― Ludwig van Beethoven

“The easy confidence with which I know another man’s religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.” ― Mark Twain

“Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.” ― Carl Sagan

“It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.” ― Gabriel García Márquez

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” ― Confucius

“One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.” ― Simone de Beauvoir

“The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.”― Karl Marx

“Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don’t fight them. Just find a new way to stand.” ― Oprah Winfrey

“It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.” ― Dale Carnegie

“I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.” ― Bertrand Russell

“If it turns out that there is a God…the worst that you can say about him is that basically he’s an underachiever.” ― Woody Allen

“I don’t want to be a tree; I want to be its meaning.” ― Orhan Pamuk

“On the whole human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time.” ― George Orwell

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” ― Aristotle

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” ― Albert Einstein

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” ― William Shakespear

“Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.” ― Vladimir Lenin

“Until an hour before the Devil fell, God thought him beautiful in Heaven.” 

― Arthur Miller
“The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.” ― William Blake
“There is no escape—we pay for the violence of our ancestors.” ― Frank Herbert

“I was never aware of any other option but to question everything.” ― Noam Chomsky

“Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly. It is the one thing we are interested in here.” ― Leo Tolstoy

“One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.” ― Sophocles

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