Karene Jade Howie - Student of Philosophy and overworked shop keeper!Hello and welcome to the Philosophy Shop.

We really like philosophers and other creative thinkers of Human history - the Philosophy Shop represents several years work collecting over 500 quotes and portraits from many of the greatest minds of the past 3,000 years. Over the past 5 years the Philosophy Gift Shop has been one of the most popular shops at Cafepress - out of roughly 6 million shops! (Cafepress are a print on demand online shop and top 1000 website. They sell products world wide and have a full 30 day refund, making it a safe place to buy some very cool gifts for yourself and your friends.)

We hope you enjoy browsing our unique collection of photos & paintings with their eclectic mix of profound and engaging quotes.


Cheers, Karene Jade Howie - Email

PS - You are currently at the shop pages on our Philosophy website - Individual Product links go to our Philosophy Shop at Cafepress where you can purchase them.

Ancient Greek Philosophy
Philosopher's Quotes, Pictures, Biography

We have a unique gallery of Ancient Greek Philosophy Prints with quotes from famous Greek Philosophers (Thales, Anaximander, Anaximenes, Pythagoras, Heraclitus, Democritus, Socrates, Plato, Diogenes, Aristotle, Hypatia, Epicurus, Zeno of Citium). The painting 'School of Athens' (1510 -11) by Renaissance artist, Raphael, is also part of our collection.

We hope you find our selection of quotes and portraits from the Ancient Greek Philosophers interesting, wise, inspiring and useful!
Karene Jade Howie

P.S. - We also have a comprehensive Philosophy Physics Metaphysics website with pages on Ancient Greek Philosophy (includes quotes, pictures and biographies of the Ancient Greek Philosophers, Pre-Socratic to Aristotle). These pages are unique because they not only provide a summary of their main metaphysical ideas (founded on the dynamic unity of reality), but most importantly explain this interconnection of all things (i.e. how matter exists and interacts with all other matter in the universe).





Raphael: school of Athens Philosophers Painting
Raphael: School of Athens Philosophers Painting
'And those whose hearts are fixed on Reality itself deserve the title of Philosophers. (Plato quote on school of Athens Painting by Raphael)'


Greek Science / Philosophy: Thales of Miletus
Greek Science / Philosophy: Thales of Miletus
'Thales saw the Unity of the 'Existent,' and when he wanted to communicate this idea he talked of water.'


Apeiron The First Principle / source: Anaximander
Apeiron The First Principle / source: Anaximander
'The Apeiron is neither water nor any other one of the things called elements, but the infinite is something of a different nature, from which came all the heavens and the worlds in them.'


Anaximenes Philosophy: Air, source of All
Anaximenes Philosophy: Air, source of All
'Anaximenes ... said that infinite air was the principle from which things that are becoming, and that are, and that shall be, ...all come into being ...'


Pythagoras: Mathematics Philosophy Brevity
Pythagoras: Mathematics Philosophy Brevity
'Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.'


Ancient Greek Philosophy: Heraclitus on Unity
Ancient Greek Philosophy: Heraclitus on Unity
'All things come out of the One and the One out of all things.' (Heraclitus, 500 B.C.)


Greek Philosophy: Democritus on Tranquillity
Greek Philosophy: Democritus on Tranquility
'Do few things, if you would enjoy Tranquility ... By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.'


Know Thyself Philosophy of Socrates
Know Thyself Philosophy of Socrates
'Know Thyself! The unexamined Life is not worth Living.'
Wise Quote from the Ancient Greek Philosopher, Socrates (469 - 399 BC).


Sayings from Ancient Greece: Wisdom of Socrates
Sayings from Ancient Greece: Wisdom of Socrates
'An honest man is always a child.'


Socrates: Commitment to Truth and Wisdom
Socrates: Commitment to Truth and Wisdom
'Are you not ashamed that you give your attention to acquiring as much money as possible, ...and care so little about wisdom and truth and the greatest improvement of the soul, ...?


Socrates: Wisdom from Leisure
Socrates: Wisdom from Leisure
'Beware the barrenness of a busy life.'


Death of Socrates
Death of Socrates
'Wars, factions, and fighting,' said Socrates as he looked forward from his last hour, 'have no other origin than this same body and its lusts ..'


Plato: Education & Beauty
Plato: Education & Beauty
'The object of education is to teach us love of beauty.'
(Plato, Ancient Greek Philosopher, 427 - 347 B.C.)


Plato Truth Reality Quote
Plato Truth Reality Quote
'When the mind's eye rests on objects illuminated by truth and reality, it understands and comprehends them, and functions intelligently ..'


Poet in Love: The Dialogues of Plato
Poet in Love: The Dialogues of Plato
'For no matter what dull clay we seemed to be before, we are every one of us a poet when we are in love.'


The spring of Knowledge: Plato on Play
The spring of Knowledge: Plato on Play
'You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.'


Music, Philosophy, Writing: Plato
Music, Philosophy, Writing: Plato
'Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.'


Plato: Equality of Men and Women
Plato: Equality of Men and Women
'Nothing can be more absurd than the practice ...of men and women not following the same pursuits with all their strengths and with one mind, ...the state instead of being whole is reduced to half.'


Plato: Wisdom, Humour, Beer
Plato: Wisdom, Humour, Beer
'He was a wise man who invented beer.' (Plato, 427 - 347 BC)


Plato Aristotle: Ancient Greek Philosophy
Plato Aristotle: Ancient Greek Philosophy
'.. there will be no end to the troubles of states, or of humanity itself, until philosophers are kings in this world and political power and philosophy thus come into the same hands. (Plato)'


Cynic Philosophy Diogenes: Education of the Youth
Cynic Philosophy Diogenes: Education of the Youth
'The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.'


Ancient Greek Philosophy: Aristotle on Metaphysics
Ancient Greek Philosophy: Aristotle on Metaphysics
'Metaphysics is universal and is exclusively concerned with primary substance.'


Greek Philosophers: Aristotle on Law & Justice
Greek Philosophers: Aristotle on Law & Justice
'At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst.'


Greek Philosopher Thinker: Aristotle on Excellence
Greek Philosopher Thinker: Aristotle on Excellence
'We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.'


Aristotle Famous Quote on Education: Living & Dead
Aristotle Famous Quote on Education: Living & Dead
'The educated differ from the uneducated, as the living from the dead.' (Aristotle on Education, 384 - 322 B.C.)


Hypatia: Wisdom of Greece / Pursuit of Truth
Hypatia: Wisdom of Greece / Pursuit of Truth
'Life is an unfoldment, ... . To understand the things that are at our door is the best preparation for understanding those that lie beyond.'


Epicurus: Death Nihilism Hellenistic Philosophy
Epicurus: Death Nihilism Hellenistic Philosophy
'Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.'


Pleasure of self Control: Desire and Epicurus
Pleasure of self Control: Desire and Epicurus
'If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.'


Zeno of Citium: stoic Philosophy
Zeno of Citium: Stoic Philosophy
'All things are parts of one single system, which is called Nature; the individual life is good when it is in harmony with Nature.'




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The Philosophy Shop
'The Gift of Truth Excels all Other Gifts.' (Buddha)

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A brilliant collection of portraits and quotes from 500 of the greatest minds in human history.

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'At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst.' (Aristotle)
Ancient Greek Philosophy
'Hatred is never appeased by hatred in this world; it is appeased by love. This is an eternal Law.' (Buddha)
Chinese Indian Metaphysics
'I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor to hate them, but to understand them.' (Spinoza)
Western Philosophy
'The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.' (Bertrand Russell)
20th Century Philosophers
'The scientist only imposes two things, namely truth and sincerity, imposes them upon himself and upon other scientists'. (Erwin Schrodinger)
Physics Prints Science Quote
'The laws of Nature are but the mathematical thoughts of God.' (Euclid)
Mathematics Mathematicians
'I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.' (Marie Curie)
Scientists Inventors
'Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.' (Seneca the Younger)
God Religion Morality
'If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships - the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace.' (Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR))
Famous Leader Politics
'Since philosophy is the art which teaches us how to live, and since children need to learn it as much as we do at other ages, why do we not instruct them in it?' (Michel de Montaigne on Philosophy of Education)
Education Educational
'The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future.' (Herbert Spencer)
Evolution Life Nature Ecology
'The Truth is far more powerful than any weapon of mass destruction.' (Mohandas Mahatma Gandhi)
Motivational Inspirational
'No one was ever yet a great poet, without being at the same time a profound philosopher. For poetry is the blossom and the fragrancy of all human knowledge, human thoughts, human passions, emotions, language.' (Samuel Taylor Coleridge)
Metaphysical Poets & Poetry
'In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.' (George Orwell)
Literature Books Authors
'Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.' (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
Musicians Composers
'No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.' (Mary Wollstonecraft, Vindication of the Rights of Women)
Women Feminism Art
'Fantasy, abandoned by reason, produces impossible monsters; united with it, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of marvels.' (Francisco de Goya)
Renaissance Fine Art Prints
'QUESTION: What do you get when you cross the Godfather with a philosopher? ANSWER: An offer you can't understand.'
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Karene contemplating all the work she has done on the Philosophy Shop!ABOUT YOUR SHOP KEEPER: KARENE HOWIE
My partner (philosopher Geoff Haselhurst) and I are building a large philosophy website which is the source (and inspiration) for most of the Philosophy images and quotes in this shop.
We believe that Philosophy (which is ultimately about Wisdom from Truth and Reality) is important to our world (all proceeds from this shop are used to promote our work on Philosophy, Physics and Metaphysics).
Thus we also hope that you find our Philosophy Website interesting!
Cheers,
Karene. (September, 2010)


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