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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.


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Black Tees: Custom Printed Black T-Shirts for Men & Women

We have a total of about 200 unique (custom made) printed Black T-Shirts with quotes and images (paintings, portraits, photos). Our Black Tee's are durable, high-quality and 100% heavy cotton. A very cool casual look when teamed with jeans or skirts!

We hope you find our custom printed Men's and Women's Black T-shirts interesting and useful (they were a labor of love!). Cheers!

Below you will find our favourite Black Tee's selected from each of our main Philosophy Gift Shop subject categories.

Thomas Hobbes Truth Black T-Shirt
Thomas Hobbes Truth Black T-Shirt
'Hell is Truth Seen too Late'
(Political Philosopher Hobbes on the importance of Truth to Humanity)

Arthur Schopenhauer Black T-Shirt
Arthur Schopenhauer Philosophy: Custom Printed Black Tee
'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, Philosophy Quote & Portrait Print)

Guidance of Love / Reason Black T-Shirt
Baruch Spinoza: Guidance of Love & Reason Black T-Shirt
'...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.'
(Baruch Spinoza, Ethics Quote on Love & Reason. Philosophers Art Prints)

Attitude Perception on Life Black T-Shirt
William James: Attitude, Perception & Life Black Tees
'The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude.'
(William James, Pragmatic Philosopher. Photo & Quote on Perception, Attitude & Life)

Rational Man Bertrand Russell Black T-Shirt
Bertrand Russell: Rational Man Funny Quote Black T-Shirt
'It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this.'
(Bertrand Russell, Funny Philosophy Quote & Picture)

Truth Existentialism: Soren K Black T-Shirt
Truth Existentialism: Soren Kierkegaard Black T-Shirt
'The Truth shall set ye Free ... But first it shall make ye Miserable!
(Soren Kierkegaard, Portrait Painting & Philosophy Quote on Truth)

Spinoza Ethics Philosophy Black T-Shirt
Spinoza: Philosophy of Ethics Black T-Shirt
'All excellent things are difficult as they are rare.'
(Benedict de Spinoza, Picture Portrait & Philosophy Quote on Excellence)

Friedrich Nietzsche Skeptical Black T-Shirt
Friedrich Nietzsche Skeptical Black T-Shirt
'Do not allow yourselves to be deceived: Great minds are skeptical'
(Friedrich Nietzsche, Quote & Picture. Skeptical Philosophy Prints)

Nietzsche Religion Morality Black T-Shirt
Friedrich Nietzsche: Christian Religion Morality Black T-Shirt
'In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point.'
(Friedrich Nietzsche, Pictures & Anti-Christianity Quote)

Friedrich Nietzsche: Philosop Black T-Shirt
Metaphysical Poetry of Friedrich Nietzsche Black T-Shirt
'Was it not for you the glacier today exchanged its grey for roses? ...For you have I prepared my table ... who lives so near the stars as I, or who so near the depths of the abyss?
(Friedrich Nietzsche, German Philosopher & Poet. Portrait & 'Beyond Good and Evil' Quote)

Kant Moral Law: Black T-Shirt
Immanuel Kant Moral Law: Black Tshirt
'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, Philosophy Quote & Portrait Print)

Albert Camus Philosophy Quote Black T-Shirt
Albert Camus: Philosophy of Friendship Black T-Shirt
'Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend.'
(Albert Camus, Pictures & Philosophy of Friendship Quote)

Albert Camus Motivational Black T-Shirt
Albert Camus Motivational Quote Black Tee
'In the depths of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.'
(Albert Camus, Photo & Motivational Philosophy Quote)

Irony Freedom of Speech Black T-Shirt
Soren Kierkegaard: Funny Quote Freedom of Speech Black T-Shirt
'People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.'
(Soren Kierkegaard, Picture & Humorous Philosophy Quote)

Isaac Newton Laws Motion Black T-Shirt
Sir Isaac Newton Laws of Motion Black T-Shirt
'I. Every object in a state of uniform motion remains in that state of motion unless an external force is applied to it.
II. The relationship between an object's mass m, its acceleration a, and the applied force F is F = ma.
III. For every action there is an equal and opposite re-action.

(Sir Isaac Newton, Portrait & Three Laws of Motion Quote)
Humanities Quote Marie Curie Black T-Shirt
Marie Curie: Famous Female Scientist Picture & Quote Black T-Shirt
'...each of us must work for his own improvement, and ...share a general responsibility for all humanity, aid those to whom we think we can be most useful.'
(Marie Curie Quote & Picture. Famous Female Scientist Poster)

Buddha Education of Mind Black T-Shirt
Buddha: Noble Eightfold Path & Picture Black T-Shirt
'To tread the Noble Eightfold Path requires one to live a life based on a right view, thought, speech, conduct, vocation, effort, attention and concentration.'
(Buddha, Pictures & Buddhism Quotes on the Noble Eightfold path)

Aristotle Education Quote Black T-Shirt
Aristotle Education Quote Black T-Shirt
'The educated differ from the uneducated, as the living from the dead.'
(Aristotle, Picture & Quote on Education. Ancient Greek Philosophy Art Print)

Thomas Edison Inspiration Black T-Shirt
Thomas Edison Inspiration Black T-Shirt
'To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.'
(Thomas Edison, 1847-1931)

 Novelist Mary Shelley Black T-Shirt
Novelist Mary Shelley: Feminist Black T-Shirt
'I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.'
(Mary Shelley, Portrait & Feminist Quote. Famous Women Authors Prints)

Feminism Authority vs. Truth Black T-Shirt
Lucretia Mott: Authority vs. Truth Black Shirt
'We too often bind ourselves by authorities rather than by the truth.'
(Lucretia Mott, Portrait & Feminism Quote. Famous Women Activist)

Sexuality Feminism: Rights of Black T-Shirt
Feminism, Rights of Women & Goya Art Black T-Shirt
'Feminism is the radical notion that women are people.'
(Cheris Kramerae quote, Author of A Feminist Dictionary, printed on Francisco de Goya Portrait of a Woman)

Renoir Impressionist Painters Black T-Shirt
Sartre Sexuality Quote on Renoir Impressionist Painting Black T-Shirt
'Neither sex, without some fertilization of the complimentary characters of the other, is capable of the highest reaches of human endeavour.'
(Jean Paul Sartre, Sexuality Quote on Renoir Impressionism Painting)
Male Female Equality of Mind: Black T-Shirt
Male Female Equality of Mind: Mary Wollstonecraft Black T-Shirt
'Strengthen the female mind by enlarging it, and there will be an end to blind obedience.'
(Mary Wollstonecraft quote printed on Vintage Erotica Art)

Female Sexuality Feminism Black T-Shirt
Funny Feminism Black T-Shirt
'Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.'
(Timothy Leary Funny Feminist Quote printed on Vintage Erotic Portrait of a Woman)

Life Joy Immoral Pleasure Black T-Shirt
Life Joy Immoral Pleasure: Nude Woman Pic Black T-Shirt
'The art of life lies in taking pleasures as they pass, and the keenest pleasures are not intellectual, nor are they always moral.'
(Aristippus Quote printed on Vintage Erotica Nude Woman Print)

To Be or Not To Be': Shakespear Black T-Shirt
'To Be or Not To Be' William Shakespeare Black T-Shirt
'To be, or not to be: that is the question ... to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them? ...'
(William Shakespeare, Pictures & Quote from the Play, Hamlet. Famous English Playwright Art Prints)

Tragedy of Hamlet Black T-Shirt
Tragedy of Hamlet: Shakespeare Black T-Shirt
'There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.'
(William Shakespeare. Hamlet Quote & Painting)

Frankenstein: Mary Shelley's Black T-Shirt
Frankenstein: Mary Shelley Portrait & Quote Black T-Shirt
'It was already one in the morning; the rain pattered dismally against the panes, and my candle was nearly burnt out, when, ... I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature open.'
(Mary Shelley, Painting Portrait & Frankenstein Quote. Famous Women Writers)

 Orwell Big Brother 1984 Black T-Shirt
George Orwell Big Brother 1984 Black Shirt
'Big Brother is watching you'
(George Orwell Pictures & 1984 / Big Brother Quote. Political / Propaganda / War Posters)

 Playwright Oscar Wilde Black T-Shirt
Playwright Oscar Wilde: Humorous Quote on Genius Black T-Shirt
'I have nothing to declare except my genius'
(Oscar Wilde Portrait & Play Quotes. Posters of Famous Playwrights, Poets & Authors)

Washington: Foundation of Ame Black T-Shirt
George Washington: Force of American Government Black Tees
'Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.'
(George Washington, American President. Portrait & Politics Quote on Force of Government. Political Shirts)

Foundations of the USSR: Stal Black T-Shirt
Joseph Stalin Revolution: Political Black Shirt
'Revolution, the substitution of one social system for another, has always been a struggle, a painful and a cruel struggle, a life and death struggle.'
(Joseph Stalin, Famous Soviet Leader. Pictures & Political Quotes)

Julius Caesar Pictures Quotes Black T-Shirt
Julius Caesar Pictures & Patriotic Quote Black T-Shirt
'Beware the leader who bangs the drums of war in order to whip the citizenry into a patriotic fervor, for patriotism is indeed a double-edged sword.'
(Caesar, Picture & Quote on Patriotism. Political Art Prints)

Marcus Aurelius Stoicism Black T-Shirt
Marcus Aurelius Stoicism Black T-Shirt
'Frequently consider the connection of all things in the universe.'
(Marcus Aurelius, Roman Stoic Philosopher King. Quote and Picture)

Samuel Taylor Coleridge Black T-Shirt
Poetry of Samuel Taylor Coleridge Black T-Shirt
'No one was ever yet a great poet, without being at the same time a profound philosopher. ...'
(Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Philosophy of Poetry Quote & Portrait)

Baudelaire French Poetry: Opi Black T-Shirt
Baudelaire French Poet: Women & Opium Black T-Shirt
' old and terrible friend, and, alas! like them all, full of caresses and deceptions.'
(Charles Baudelaire, French Poet. Poetry Quote on Opium & Women)

American Romantic Poets Edgar Black T-Shirt
Edgar Allan Poe: Famous Poets Custom Black Tee
'Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words. Its sole arbiter is Taste.'
(Edgar Allan Poe, American Poet. Pictures & Quote on Poetry)

Churchill Fear of Truth Black T-Shirt
William Churchill Fear of Truth Black Shirt
'Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.'
(Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister. Pictures & Political Science Quote. Famous Politicians Art Prints)

 World War II Churchill Black T-Shirt
World War II William Churchill: Political Black T-Shirt
'Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.'
(Winston Churchill, Photo & Inspiring Philosophy of War Quote)

 Famous Quote from JFK Black T-Shirt
Famous Quote from John F. Kennedy Black T-Shirt
'And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.'
(Famous political quote and portrait of John F. Kennedy)

American Economy: President R Black T-Shirt
President Ronald Reagan: Funny Political Black Tshirt
'I am not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself.'
(Ronald Reagan, Movie Star Picture & Funny Political Quote. Custom American Presidents Art Prints)

Edmund Burke: Good & Evil Black T-Shirt
Edmund Burke: Good & Evil: Political Black Shirt
'All that is necessary for evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing'
(Edmund Burke, Portrait & Quote. Political Philosophy Prints)

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

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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.'
Satire Humor Funny Jokes
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