Philosophers

Famous quotes containing the word philosophers:

    A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    There is no such thing as a language, not if a language is anything like what many philosophers and linguists have supposed. There is therefore no such thing to be learned, mastered, or born with. We must give up the idea of a clearly defined shared structure which language-users acquire and then apply to cases.
    Donald Davidson (b. 1917)

    When philosophers try to be politicians they generally cease to be philosophers.
    Walter Lippmann (1889–1974)