The stock and trade of philosophy is questions. If a philosopher begins dealing more in answers than in questions, he risks ceasing to be a philosopher.
A curious and humble spirit breeds tolerance.
Nothing should be regarded as true simply because believing that’s it’s so makes you feel good. Conversely, nothing should be regarded as false simply because believing that it is so makes you feel bad. Truth and falsehood are as they are irrespective of your emotional response to them.
The history of philosophy is a history of opinions. However, the difference between the philosopher and others is that the philosopher takes the time to form his own.
What we value determines the measure of our life’s worth. The less we possess of what we value, the less our life seems to be worth. Those that don’t know what they value have no way of knowing how wealthy they are, which seems to me a terrible poverty indeed.
Too often is it the case that we seek to impose our measure of value upon others. So, the man of money looks upon those without as poor. So too does the man of sensual delights look upon the abstinent or the man of adventure upon the homebody. How rich in nobility do we show ourselves to be when, instead of thus estimating others, we allow each their own currency and assessment of worth?
Hater can’t see me / Nosebleed seats / And today I went shoppin’ / And talk is still cheap
—Lil’ Wayne (She will)