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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.)

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Western Philosophy: Philosopher's Quotes, Portraits & Pictures

We have many interesting pages on Western Philosophy (includes Philosopher's quotes, biography, pictures and summary of main ideas) on our Philosophy Physics Metaphysics website. See also; Aristotle, Leibniz, David Hume, Immanuel Kant.

 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, 1592)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? ... Oddly, things have now reached such a state that even among men of intelligence philosophy means something fantastical and vain, without value or usefulness, both in opinion and practice. (Michel de Montaigne, 1592)

Below you will find our unique gallery of Western Philosophy Prints. We have an eclectic mix of portraits and quotes from famous Philosophers of the 15th - 20th Century (de Montaigne, Hobbes, Descartes, Leibniz, Spinoza, Locke, Kierkegaard, Mill, Berkeley, Rousseau, Hume, Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Marx, Engels, William James, Tolstoy & Heidegger).

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




Henri Poincare: Philosophy, Science and Intuition
Henri Poincare: Philosophy, Science and Intuition
'It is through Science that we prove, but through intuition that we discover.'


Heidegger: Phenomenology, Language, Man
Heidegger: Phenomenology, Language, Man
'Man acts as though he were the shaper and master of language, while in fact language remains the master of man.'


Leo Tolstoy: Philosophy of Truth
Leo Tolstoy: Philosophy of Truth
'Wrong does not cease to be wrong because the majority share in it.'


William James: Prejudice Freedom of Thought
William James: Prejudice Freedom of Thought
'A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.'


Resolving the Past: William James and Pragmatism
Resolving the Past: William James and Pragmatism
'If you believe that feeling bad or worrying long enough will change a past or future event, then you are residing on another planet with a different reality system.'


Nature versus Humanity: Communist Theory Engels
Nature versus Humanity: Communist Theory Engels
'Let us not, however, flatter ourselves overmuch on account of our human victories over nature. For each such victory nature takes its revenge on us.'


Marx: Influence of Philosophy, Power of Change
Marx: Influence of Philosophy, Power of Change
'The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways; the point, however, is to change it.'


Political Economics: Karl Marx History Analysis
Political Economics: Karl Marx History Analysis
'Catch a man a fish, and you can sell it to him. Teach a man to fish, and you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.'


Environment, Marx and Industry
Environment, Marx and Industry
'The development of civilization and industry ...has always [been] so active in the destruction of forests that everything ...done for their conservation and production is completely insignificant...'


Karl Marx Communism Religion Opiate Masses
Karl Marx Communism Religion Opiate Masses
'Religion is the opiate of the masses.'
(Karl Marx)


Work Revolution: Union of Workers Karl Marx
Work Revolution: Union of Workers Karl Marx
'Workers of the world unite; you have nothing to lose but your chains.'
(Karl Marx, 1818 - 1883)


Reality Truth Metaphysics British Idealism Bradley
Reality Truth Metaphysics British Idealism Bradley
'...to understand by Metaphysics an attempt to know reality as against mere appearance, ...the effort to comprehend the universe, not simply piecemeal or by fragments, but somehow as a whole.'


Friedrich Nietzsche: Great Minds are skeptical
Friedrich Nietzsche: Great Minds are Skeptical
'Do not allow yourselves to be deceived: Great Minds are skeptical.' (Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844 - 1900)


Friedrich Nietzsche Christianity Morality Religion
Friedrich Nietzsche Christianity Morality Religion
'In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point.'


Philosopher Nietzsche: Joy of a Dangerous Life
Philosopher Nietzsche: Joy of a Dangerous Life
'Believe me! The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously!'


Individual / Group Insanity: Nietzsche and society
Individual / Group Insanity: Nietzsche and Society
'In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.'


Nihilism: Vanity God and Nietzsche
Nihilism: Vanity God and Nietzsche
'What if God were not exactly truth, ...? And if he were instead the vanity, the desire for power, the ambitions, the fear, and the enraptured and terrified folly of mankind?'


Friedrich Nietzsche: Monsters, Gaze into Abyss
Friedrich Nietzsche: Monsters, Gaze into Abyss
'Whoever battles with monsters had better see that it does not turn him into a monster. And if you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.'


Nietzsche German Philosophy Love & Madness
Nietzsche German Philosophy Love & Madness
'There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.'


Friedrich Nietzsche: Women as Dangerous Plaything
Friedrich Nietzsche: Women as Dangerous Plaything
'The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything.'


Arthur Schopenhauer on Thinking New Thoughts
Arthur Schopenhauer on Thinking New Thoughts
'The task is not so much to see what no one yet has seen, but to think what no body yet has thought about that which everyone sees.'
(Arthur Schopenhauer, 1788 - 1860).


Schopenhauer: Few Wise / Majority Fools
Schopenhauer: Few Wise / Majority Fools
'The wise have always said the same things, and fools, who are the majority have always done just the opposite.'


Arthur Schopenhauer: Three stages of Truth
Arthur Schopenhauer: Three stages of Truth
'All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.'


German Philosopher: Arthur Schopenhauer on Truth
German Philosopher: Arthur Schopenhauer on Truth
'But life is short, and truth works far and lives long: let us speak the truth.'


Georg Hegel: Lessons of History
Georg Hegel: Lessons of History
'What experience and history teach is this - that people and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.'


Enlightenment Philosophy: Moral Law Immanuel Kant
Enlightenment Philosophy: Moral Law Immanuel Kant
'Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing wonder and awe - the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me.' Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804)


Universal Law and Life: German Philosopher Kant
Universal Moral Law and Life: German Philosopher Kant
'Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.'


Immanuel Kant: Reason, Duty of Philosophy
Immanuel Kant: Reason, Duty of Philosophy
'It is the duty of philosophy to destroy the illusions which had their origin in misconceptions, whatever darling hopes and valued expectations may be ruined by its explanations.' (Kant)


Skepticism and Beauty: David Hume
Skepticism and Beauty: David Hume
'Beauty is no quality in things themselves. It exists merely in the mind which contemplates them.'


David Hume: Christian Religion / Miracles
David Hume: Christian Religion / Miracles
'The Christian religion not only was at first attended with miracles, but even at this day cannot be believed by any reasonable person without one.'


David Hume: Genius of Philosophy
David Hume: Genius of Philosophy
' .. the genius of philosophy, if carefully cultivated by several, must gradually diffuse itself throughout the whole society, and bestow a similar correctness on every art and calling.' (Hume)


Age of Enlightenment: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Age of Enlightenment: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
'The curses of rogues are the just man's glory.'


Rousseau: Man is Born Free
Rousseau: Man is Born Free
'Man is born free but everywhere he is in chains.'


George Berkeley: 'Esse est percipi'
George Berkeley: 'Esse est percipi'
'Esse est percipi (To be is to be perceived).'


George Berkeley: Idealism & Mind
George Berkeley: Idealism & Mind
'All the choir of heaven and furniture of earth - in a word, all those bodies which compose the frame of the world - have not any subsistence without a mind.'


John Stuart Mill: Utilitarianism & Justice
John Stuart Mill: Utilitarianism & Justice
'As long as justice and injustice exist, human beings must be willing to do battle for the one against the other.'


Truth Existentialism: Soren Kierkegaard
Truth Existentialism: Soren Kierkegaard
'The Truth shall set ye free, but first it shall make ye miserable.'


Opinion and John Locke: Resistance to Change
Opinion and John Locke: Resistance to Change
'New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.'


John Locke: Law of Love, social Liberty
John Locke: Law of Love, Social Morality, Liberty
'To love our neighbour as ourselves is such a truth for regulating human society, that by that alone one might determine all the cases in social morality.'


Moral Philosophy John Locke: Morality & Reason
Moral Philosophy John Locke: Morality & Reason
'There cannot any one moral Rule be propos'd, whereof a Man may not justly demand a Reason.'


Gottfried Leibniz: Metaphysics Reality
Gottfried Leibniz: Metaphysics Unity Reality
'Reality can not be found except in One single source,
because of the interconnection of all things with one another.'
(Leibniz, 1646 - 1716)


French Philosopher Rene Descartes on Doubt
French Philosopher Rene Descartes on Doubt
'If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.'


Rene Descartes: I Think therefore I Am
Rene Descartes: I Think therefore I Am
'(Cogito ergo sum) I think, therefore I am, was so certain and of such evidence, that no ground of doubt, however extravagant, could be alleged by the skeptics capable of shaking it, ...'


Rene Descartes: skepticism, New Foundations
Rene Descartes: Skepticism, New Foundations
several years have now elapsed since I first became aware that I had accepted, even from my youth, many false opinions for true, ...'


One substance, Infinite Attributes: Baruch Spinoza
Baruch Spinoza on Understanding Human Nature
'I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor to hate them, but to understand them.'


17th Century Philosophy Reason: Spinoza on Love
17th Century Philosophy Reason: Spinoza on Love
'He who lives under the guidance of reason endeavours as much as possible to repay his fellow's hatred, rage, contempt, etc. with love and nobleness.'


Benedict de Spinoza Ethics Philosophy
Benedict de Spinoza Ethics Philosophy
'All excellent things are difficult as they are rare.'
(Benedict de Spinoza, Ethics, 1632 - 1677)


Philosophy Bruno: Truth Freedom of Thought
Philosophy Bruno: Truth Freedom of Thought
'Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people.'


Individual Freedom: Montaigne and Conformity
Individual Freedom: Montaigne and Conformity
'We should be similarly wary of accepting common opinions; we should judge them by the ways of reason not by popular vote.'


Humanist Montaigne: subjective Power of Mind
Humanist Montaigne: Subjective Power of Mind
'It is the mind that maketh good or ill, That maketh wretch or happy, rich or poor.'


Thomas Hobbes Truth
Thomas Hobbes Truth
'Hell is Truth seen Too Late'
(Thomas Hobbes, Political Philosopher, 1588 - 1679)


Thomas Hobbes: Political Philosophy / War Quotes
Thomas Hobbes: Political Philosophy / War Quotes
'During the time men live without a common power to keep them all in awe, they are in that condition called war, and such a war, as if of every man, against every man ..' (Hobbes)


Realist Political Theory: Philosopher Machiavelli
Realist Political Theory: Philosopher Machiavelli
'There is nothing more difficult to plan, ...than the creation of a new system. The innovator has the enmity of all who profit by the preservation of the old system and only lukewarm defenders ...'




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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)
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'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)
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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.
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