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To the philosopher,
by J. K. Rowling

To the philosopher,
death is but the next great adventure.
- J. K. Rowling

Related topics: Wisdom

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets) PHOTO

The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing,
and should be treated with caution.
- J. K. Rowling PHOTO

It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies,
but even more to stand up to your friends.
- J.K. Rowling

 

Indifference and neglect often
do much more damage than outright dislike.
- J. K. Rowling

Death is just life's next big adventure.
- J. K. Rowling

To the well-organized mind,
death is but the next great adventure.
- J. K. Rowling

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Never be ashamed!
There's some who'll hold it against you,
but they're not worth bothering with.
- J. K. Rowling

You sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.
- J. K. Rowling

Jane Austen is the pinnacle to which all other authors aspire.
- J. K. Rowling

Anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.
- J. K. Rowling

If you want to see the true measure of a man,
watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
- J. K. Rowling

There is no good or evil: only power and those too weak to seak it.
- J. K. Rowling

His priority did not seem to be to teach them what he knew,
but rather to impress upon them that nothing,
not even...
knowledge, was foolproof.
- J. K. Rowling

If you're holding out for universal popularity,
I'm afraid you will be in this cabin for a very long time.
- J. K. Rowling

There are some things you can't share without ending up liking each other.
- J. K. Rowling

I really don't believe in magic.
- J. K. Rowling

What's coming will come and we'll just have to meet it when it does.
- J. K. Rowling

Hearing voices no one else can hear isn't a good sign,
even in the wizarding world.
- J. K. Rowling

The truth.
It is a beautiful and terrible thing,
and must therefore be treated with great caution.
- J. K. Rowling

It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies,
but just as much to stand up to our friends.
- J. K. Rowling

I will carry on writing, to be sure.
But I don't know if I would want to publish again after Harry Potter.
- J. K. Rowling

Never trust anything that can think for itself if you
can't see where it keeps its brain.
- J. K. Rowling

Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels.
But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.
- J. K. Rowling

The best of us must sometimes eat our words.
- J. K. Rowling

Humans have a knack for choosing precisely the things that are worst for them.
- J. K. Rowling

Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.
- J. K. Rowling

By all means marry.
If you get a good wife, you'll be happy.
If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher
and that is a good thing for any man.
- Socrates

To a philosopher all news,
as it is called, is gossip,
and they who edit and read it
are old women over their tea.
- Henry David Thoreau

He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher...
or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
- Douglas Adams

The man of science is a poor philosopher.
- Albert Einstein

My advice to you is get married:
if you find a good wife you'll be happy;
if not, you'll become a philosopher.
- Socrates

Versatility of education can be found in our best poetry,
but the depth of mankind should be found in the philosopher.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Be a philosopher but, amid all your philosophy be still a man.
- David Hume

Don't call me a mindless philosopher,
you overweight glob of grease.
- Anthony Daniels

The guiding motto in the life of every natural philosopher should be,
seek simplicity and distrust it.
- Alfred North Whitehead

It is one of the chief skills of the philosopher not
to occupy himself with questions which do not concern him.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

A philosopher once said, 'Half of good philosophy is good grammar.'
- A. P. Martinich

I maintain that many an inventor, many a diplomat,
many a financier is a sounder philosopher than all
those who practice the dull craft of experimental psychology.
- Oswald Spengler

My instinct as a philosopher is that we are effectively
approaching a multicentric world,
which means we need to ask new, and for the traditional left,
unpleasant questions.
- Slavoj Zizek

There are few circumstances which so strongly distinguish the philosopher,
as the calmness with which he can reply to criticisms
he may think undeservedly severe.
- Charles Babbage

The theologian considers sin mainly as an offence against God;
the moral philosopher as contrary to reasonableness.
- Thomas Aquinas

Of what use is a philosopher who doesn't hurt anybody's feelings?
- Diogenes of Sinope

The philosopher has never killed any priests,
whereas the priest has killed a great many philosophers.
- Denis Diderot

The picture which the philosopher draws of the world
is surely not one in which every stroke is necessitated by pure logic.
- Morris Raphael Cohen

Take from the philosopher the pleasure of being heard
and his desire for knowledge ceases.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

I see the beard and cloak, but I don't yet see a philosopher.
- Aulus Gellius

When a philosopher says something that is true then it is trivial.
When he says something that is not trivial then it is false.
- Carl Friedrich Gauss

There is nothing so strange and so unbelievable that
it has not been said by one philosopher or another.
- Rene Descartes

The heart hid still in the dark, hard as the Philosopher's Stone.
- Paul Celan

Like the philosopher, the author views his task as
one of establishing a clear connection between life and history,
and of making the past bear fruit for the present and future.
- Lion Feuchtwanger

The man of science, the artist, the philosopher are
attached to their nations as much as the day-laborer and the merchant.
- Julien Benda

No philosopher understands his predecessors until he
has re-thought their thought in his own contemporary terms.
- Peter Frederick Strawson

The myth that John Locke was the philosopher behind the American Republic,
is easily refuted by examining how Locke's philosophy
steered Thomas Jefferson,
for example.
- Robert Trout

A man who leaves home to mend himself and others is a philosopher;
but he who goes from country to country,
guided by the blind impulse of curiosity,
is a vagabond.
- Oliver Goldsmith

The philosopher proves that the philosopher exists.
The poet merely enjoys existence.
- Wallace Stevens

To be a real philosopher all that is necessary is to
hate some one else's type of thinking.
- William James

All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusions is called a philosopher.
- Ambrose Bierce

Wonder is the feeling of the philosopher,
and philosophy begins in wonder.
- Plato

Before Booker T. Washington, we have small business
owners but we do not have a philosopher of black entrepreneurship,
and that's what Washington was.
- Ed Smith

One can only become a philosopher, but not be one.
As one believes he is a philosopher,
he stops being one.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

There is only one thing a philosopher can be relied upon to do,
and that is to contradict other philosophers.
- William James

What every genuine philosopher (every genuine man,
in fact) craves most is praise although the philosophers
generally call it recognition!
- William James

Only as an individual can man become a philosopher.
- Karl Jaspers

A philosopher who is not taking part in discussions
is like a boxer who never goes into the ring.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

There is nothing so absurd that some philosopher has not already said it.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is
bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables.
Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder.
- Thomas Aquinas

If you see a philosopher determining all things by means of right reason,
him you shall reverence: he is a heavenly being and not of this earth.
- Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

To decide to become a philosopher seemed as foolish
to me as to decide to become a poet.
- Karl Jaspers

Why is it the philosopher who is expected to be easier
and not some scientist who is even more inaccessible?
- Jacques Derrida

It is good a philosopher should remind himself,
now and then, that he is a particle pontificating on infinity.
- Ariel Durant


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