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 Eastern Philosophy
Chinese & Indian Metaphysics & Mysticism

We have a unique gallery of Ancient Eastern Philosophy Prints with quotes from famous Chinese / Indian Philosophers and Mystics (Lao Tzu, Confucius, Buddha, Mahatma Mohandas K. Gandhi and the Dalai Lama). I will be adding sankara, Vivekananda, Radhakrishnan, Iyengar, Patanjali, Chuang Tzu, Lama Anagarika Govinda and quotes from the Bhagavad Gita, Rig Veda and the Upanishads to our Eastern Metaphysics collection in the future.

We hope you find our selection of quotes and portraits from the Ancient Eastern (Chinese / Indian) Philosophers interesting, wise, inspiring and useful!
Karene Jade Howie
We also have a comprehensive Philosophy Physics Metaphysics website with some interesting pages on Ancient Eastern Philosophy - Buddhism, Hinduism, Confucianism and Taoism. These pages are rather unique because they not only provide a summary of their main 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). see also; Physics, Philosophy, Cosmology, Evolution, Religion

Ancient Eastern Philosophy: The most important characteristic of the Eastern world view, is the awareness of the unity and mutual interrelation of all things and events, the experience of all phenomena in the world as manifestations of a basic oneness. (Fritjof Capra)The most important characteristic of the Eastern world view is the awareness of the unity and mutual interrelation of all things and events, the experience of all phenomena in the world as manifestations of a basic oneness. All things are seen as interdependent and inseparable parts of this cosmic whole; as different manifestations of the same ultimate reality. ... In Eastern philosophy, the main terms used in Hinduism and Buddhism have dynamic connotations. The word Brahman is derived from the sanskrit root 'brih' (to grow) and thus suggests a reality which is dynamic and alive. (Fritjof Capra, The Tao of Physics)

Below you will find our Ancient Chinese & Indian (Eastern) Philosophy Shop Gallery. Please click on the picture to see the Fine Art Print and Quote printed on the following products;




Flowing with the Tao: Balance, Harmony, Oneness
Flowing with the Tao: Balance, Harmony, Oneness
'Being one with nature, the sage is in accord with the Tao.'


Lao Tzu Pictures Taoism Quotes Tao Philosophy
Lao Tzu Pictures Taoism Quotes Tao Philosophy
'The Tao that can be expressed is not the eternal Tao.'


Tao Te Ching: The Law of Nature Lao Tzu
Tao Te Ching: The Law of Nature Lao Tzu
'If people do not revere the Law of Nature, It will ...adversely affect them. If they accept it with knowledge and reverence, It will accommodate them with balance and harmony.'


Wisdom of East: Confucius on Men's Habits
Wisdom of East: Confucius on Men's Habits
'Men's natures are alike, it is their habits that carry them far apart.'


Confucius Eastern Philosophy / Mysticism
Confucius Eastern Philosophy / Mysticism
'To learn and from time to time to apply what one has learned, isn't that a pleasure?'


Eastern Philosophy: Confucius Knowledge Antiquity
Eastern Philosophy: Confucius Knowledge Antiquity
'I am not one who was born in the possession of knowledge; I am one who is fond of antiquity, and earnest in seeking it there.'


Eastern Philosophy: Buddha on Good and Evil
Eastern Philosophy: Buddha on Good and Evil
'Not to do any evil, to cultivate the good, to purify one's mind, this is the Teaching of the Buddhas.'


Buddhism Philosophy of Love
Buddhism Philosophy of Love
'Hatred is never appeased by hatred in this world; it is appeased by love. This is an eternal Law. ... If one speaks or acts, with a pure mind, happiness follows ...'


Spiritual Leader: Gautama Siddhartha (Buddha)
Spiritual Leader: Gautama Siddhartha (Buddha)
'To tread the Noble Eightfold Path requires one to live a life based on a right view, right thought, right speech, right conduct, right vocation, right effort, right attention and right concentration.


Buddhist Religion: Gift of Truth
Buddhist Religion: Gift of Truth
sabbadanam dhammadanam jinati. The gift of truth excels all other gifts.'


Buddha Pictures Buddhism Art & Quotes
Buddha Pictures Buddhism Art & Quotes Dynamic Unity of Reality
'All phenomena link together in a mutually conditioning network.'
(Siddhartha Gautama: The Buddha, 563-483 B.C.)


Buddhism Philosophy of Compassion: the Dalai Lama
Buddhism Philosophy of Compassion: the Dalai Lama
'This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.'


Mahatma Gandhi Truth Philosophy
Mahatma Gandhi Truth Philosophy
'All our philosophy is as dry as dust if it is not immediately translated into some act of living service.' (Mahatma Gandhi)


Exiled Tibetan Leader: Tenzin Gyatso
Exiled Tibetan Leader: Tenzin Gyatso
'I pray for a more friendly, more caring, and more understanding human family on this planet.'


Dalai Lama: The Art of Happiness
Dalai Lama: The Art of Happiness
'Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.'




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

One of the top ten shops at Cafepress for the past two years (out of 3 million shops!).
A brilliant collection of portraits and quotes from 500 of the greatest minds in human history.

Large Posters - Small Posters - Mini Poster Prints - Framed Poster Panel Prints - 2010 Wall Calendars - Journals / Diaries - Postcards - Greeting Cards - Mousepads - Bumper Stickers - Coffee Cups, Mugs & Beer Steins - Wall / Time Clocks - Buttons / Badges - Fridge Magnets - Jewelry Box & Coasters
'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.'
Satire Humor Funny Jokes
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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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