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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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Mousepads: Custom Computer Mouse Pads

We have a total of about 500 unique (custom made) Mousepads with an eclectic mix of philosophy quotes and images (paintings, portraits, photos).
Our durable cloth top mouse pads are a great gift for geeks, gamers, or anyone with a computer. We hope you find our custom Mousepads interesting, inspiring and useful! Cheers!

Below you will find our favourite Mousepads selected from each of our main Philosophy Gift Shop subject categories.

Sir Winston Churchill Mousepad
Sir Winston Churchill: Political Democracy Mousepad
'The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.'
(Sir Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister. Pictures / Portraits & Political Quotes on Democracy)

Politics: George Washington Mousepad
Politics: George Washington Mousepad
'Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.'
(George Washington, Political Posters)

Terrorism George W. Bush Mousepad
Terrorism George W. Bush U.S. President Mouse Pad
'Every nation in every region now has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.'
(George W. Bush, U.S. President. Photo / Picture & Famous Political Quote on Terrorism.)

Wisdom of Greece: Hypatia Mousepad
Hypatia of Alexandria: Famous Woman Mathematician Mouse Pad
'Life is an unfoldment ... To understand the things that are at our door is the best preparation for understanding those that lie beyond.'
(Hypatia of Alexandria, Picture Painting & Philosophy Quote. Famous Female Mathematicians Prints)

Suffragist Emmeline Pankhurst Mousepad
Suffragist Emmeline Pankhurst Feminism & Freedom Mousepad
'We have to free half of the human race, the women, so that they can help to free the other half.'
(Emmeline Pankhurst, Female Suffragist / Activist. Pictures, Photos & Feminist Quotes. Famous Feminism Prints & Gifts)

Heroine / Saint Joan of Arc Mousepad
Heroine / Saint Joan of Arc Mousepad
'Children say that people are hung sometimes for speaking the truth.'
(Joan of Arc, Pictures & Quotes. Fabulous Women, Heroines & Saints Custom Art Prints)

Music, Genius and Mozart Mousepad
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Music, Genius & Love Mousepad
'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, Portrait Paintings & Quotes on Music, Inspiration, Imagination, Love & Genius. Classical Musicians & Composers Art Prints)

Handel's Messiah Mousepad
Classical Musicians & Composers: George Handel's Messiah Mousepad
'My Lord, I should be sorry if I only entertained them; I wished to make them better.'
(George Frederic Handel, Picture & Quote after a performance of the Opera, Messiah. Classical Music Print)

Composer J.S. Bach Mousepad
Johann Sebastian Bach: Music, Song, Life & Work Quote Mousepad
'To write great music, the musician must make his life a great song. ... Ceaseless work, analysis, reflection, writing much, endless self-correction, that is my secret.'
(Johann Sebastian Bach, Classical Composer. Painting & Quote on Music, Song, Life & Work)

Desire for Women Neitzsche Mousepad
Dangerous Women: Philosophy of Sex Nietzsche Quote Mousepad
'The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything'
(Friedrich Nietzsche, Philosophy Quotes & Art Prints)

Wilson: Love Sex Correggio Mousepad
Love & Sex: E.O. Wilson Sexuality Quote Correggio Erotic Art Mousepad
'The species that have evolved long-term bonds are also the ones that rely on elaborate courtship rituals. ... Love and sex do indeed go together.'
(Edward O. Wilson, Evolution / Sexuality Quote on Love & Sex. Printed on Erotic Renaissance Art by Correggio, 'Venus')

Sex Quote: Kama Sutra Art Mousepad
Delight & Eroticism of Kama Sutra: Art Pictures Mousepad
'Eroticism is firstly a search for pleasure, ...a perception of the divine state, which is infinite delight.'
(Alain Danielou, Kama Sutra Quote printed on Erotic Art Picture of Beautiful Kama Sutra Woman)

Freud Female Sexuality Mousepad
Sigmund Freud Female Sexuality Pablo Picasso Painting Mousepad
'The great question that has never been answered and which I have not yet been able to answer, is 'What does a woman want?'
(Sigmund Freud, Sexuality Quote from the Famous Psychoanalyst. Printed on Erotic Pablo Picasso Painting)

Playwright William Shakespeare Mousepad
William Shakespeare: All the World's A Stage: As You Like It Mousepad
'All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts ...'
(William Shakespeare, English Playwright & Poet. Portrait & Quote from the Play, As You Like It)

French Philosopher: Voltaire Mousepad
French Philosopher: Voltaire Quote: Useful Happiness Mouse Pad
'Use, do not abuse; neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy.'
(Voltaire, Portraits, Quotes & Sayings. Famous French Philosophy Art Prints)

History Aldous Huxley Mousepad
Aldous Huxley Picture & History Quote Mousepad
'That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history.'
(Aldous Huxley, Quotes & Pictures. Famous Authors & Mystics Fine Art Prints)

Poet Johann von Goethe Mousepad
Poet Johann von Goethe: Noble Thoughts & Soul Mousepad
'If any man wish to write in a clear style, let him be first clear in his thoughts; and if any would write in a noble style, let him first possess a noble soul.'
(Johann von Goethe, Famous German Writer & Poet. Portrait & Quotes)

Eternal Poetry Thomas More Mousepad
Poetry of Thomas More: Eternity Mousepad
'From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity.'
(Thomas Moore, Irish Poet. Pictures & Poetry Quotes)

French Poets Baudelaire Mousepad
Charles Baudelaire: French Poet: Opium & Women Mousepad
' old and terrible friend, and, alas! like them all, full of caresses and deceptions.'
(Charles Baudelaire, Painting & Poetry Quote on Women & Opium. Famous Poets Art Prints)

American President FDR Mousepad
American President: Frankin D. Roosevelt Environmental Mouse Pad
'A nation that destroys it's soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.'
(Franklin D. Roosevelt, Portrait & Environmental Quote. Famous American Presidents Fine Art Print)

Thomas Huxley and Darwin Mousepad
Thomas Huxley Quote on Darwin's Origin of Species Mousepad
'How extremely stupid for me not to have thought of that!'
(Thomas Huxley, Picture & Quote after mastering the central idea of Charles Darwin's Origin of Species in 1859)

Charles Darwin: Science Mousepad
Charles Darwin: Truth & Science Mousepad
'Although I am fully convinced of the truth ... I by no means expect to convince experienced naturalists ... I look with confidence to the future to young and rising naturalists ...'
(Charles Darwin, Quotes & Pictures. Famous Scientists & Evolutionists Art Prints)

Steiner: Education School Mousepad
Rudolf Steiner: Education School Mousepad
'A healthy social life is found only, when in the mirror of each soul the whole community finds its reflection, and when in the whole community the virtue of each one is living.'
(Rudolf Steiner, Portrait & Holistic Education Quote. Steiner School Art Print)

Maria Montessori Education Mousepad
Maria Montessori Education Quote & Picture Mousepad
'If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.'
(Maria Montessori, Picture & Quote on Children. Famous Women in Education Prints)

Martin Luther King Jr: Peace Mousepad
Martin Luther King Jr: War & Peace Mousepad
'We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war but the positive affirmation of peace.'
(Martin Luther King Jr, Pictures & Inspiring Quotes on War and Peace)

William James Life and Change Mousepad
William James: Pragmatic Philosophy of Life and Change Mousepad
'To change ones life: Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly.'
(William James, Philosopher of Pragmatism. Portrait Pictures & Motivational Quotes)

Universe: Marcus Aurelius Mousepad
Meditations of Marcus Aurelius: One Interconnected Universe Mousepad
'Meditate often upon the bond of all in the Universe and their mutual relationship. For all things are in a way woven together.'
(Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor. Pictures & Quotes from 'Meditations'. Stoic Philosophy Prints)

Cicero: God Nature Mousepad
Cicero: One God Nature Mousepad
'God and the world of Nature must be one, and all the life of the world must be contained within the being of God.'
(Cicero, Roman Orator & Philosopher. Quotes & Paintings. Custom Religious Art Prints)

Philosopher Francis Bacon Mousepad
Francis Bacon: Philosophy Atheism & Religion Quote Mousepad
'A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.'
(Francis Bacon, Picture & Quote. Religion & Philosophy Print)

Greek Mathematician: Archimedes Mousepad
Greek Mathematician: Archimedes Mouse Pad
'Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.'
(Archimedes Portrait & Famous Quote)

Imagination Thomas Edison Mousepad
Thomas Edison: Imagination & Invention Mousepad
'To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.'
(Thomas Edison, Quotes & Pictures. Famous Inventor / Scientist Prints)

Alexander Graham Bell Mousepad
Alexander Graham Bell Mousepad
'Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus.'
(Alexander Graham Bell, Portrait & Quote. Famous Science Print)

Mathematics: Blaise Pascal Mousepad
Blaise Pascal: Philosophy of Truth Mousepad
'Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction. ... Nothing gives rest but the sincere search for truth'
(Blaise Pascal: Mathematics / Famous Mathematician's Portraits & Quotes)

Leibniz Origins of Calculus Mousepad
Gottfried Leibniz: Truth, Cause, Experience & Nature Mousepad
'The mark of a genuine idea is that its possibility can be proved conceiving its cause or ...when experience teaches us that it is in fact in nature.'
(Gottfried Leibniz, Philosopher. Portrait & Quote on Truth. Philosophy Fine Art Prints)

Philosopher: Alfred Whitehead Mousepad
Alfred Whitehead: Ignorance, Knowledge & Wonder Mousepad
'Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance, is the death of knowledge. ... Philosophy is the product of wonder.'
(Alfred Whitehead, Philosopher & Mathematician. Quotes & Photo Picture)

Max Planck Quantum Theory Mousepad
Max Planck Quantum Theory: Nobel Prize Speech Mousepad
'... From its origination, I was occupied with the task of giving the radiation formula real physical meaning.'
(Max Planck, Famous Quantum Scientist. Picture & Quote from his 1919 Nobel Prize Speech on Quantum Theory)

Marie Curie Physics Liberty Mousepad
Marie Curie: Love of Nature, Liberty & Science Mousepad
'All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child. ...It was like a new world opened to me, ...which I was at last permitted to know in all liberty.'
(Marie Curie, Famous Female Scientist & Noble Prize Laureate. Science Quotes & Pictures)

Heisenberg Natural Science Mousepad
Werner Heisenberg: Natural Science & Quantum Physics Mousepad
'Natural science, does not simply describe and explain nature; it is part of the interplay between nature and ourselves.'
(Werner Heisenberg, Quote & Picture. Quantum Physics Fine Art Prints)

Open Society: Karl Popper Mousepad
Karl Popper: Scandal of Philosophy / Destruction of Nature Mousepad
'The greatest scandal of philosophy is that, while all around us the world of nature perishes ... philosophers continue to talk about whether this world exists.'
(Karl Popper, Quotes & Portrait. Philosophy Prints)

Carl Jung Psychology Mousepad
Carl Jung: Psychology, Fantasy & Imagination Mousepad
'All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy. What right have we then to depreciate imagination.'
(Carl Jung, Famous Psychoanalyst. Photos & Quotes on the Mind, Fantasy & Imagination)

Philosophy Bertrand Russell Mousepad
Bertrand Russell: Revolutionary Free Thought Mousepad
'Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, Thought is merciless to privilege, ...and comfortable habit. Thought is great and swift and free.'
(Bertrand Russell, Quotes & Pictures. 20th Century Philosophy Prints)

Universal Law: Kant Mousepad
Immanuel Kant: Universal Moral Law Mousepad
'Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.'
(Immanuel Kant, German Philosopher. Portrait & Philosophy Quotes)

Schopenhauer Philosophy Truth Mousepad
Arthur Schopenhauer Quote: Speak the Truth Mousepad
'But life is short, and truth works far and lives long: let us speak the truth.'
(Arthur Schopenhauer, German Philosopher. Pictures & Philosophy Quotes)

Power of Change Karl Marx Mousepad
Karl Marx: Change the World Marxist Quote Mouse Pad
'The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways; the point, however, is to change it.'
(Karl Marx, Pictures & Quotes. Political Philosophy / Marxist Prints)

The Dalai Lama Mousepad
The Dalai Lama: Happy Actions Mousepad
'Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.'
(The Dalai Lama, Photo Pictures & Quotes on Happiness. Motivational Fine Art Prints)

Plato Education: Mousepad
Plato: Ancient Greek Philosopher: Love, Beauty, Education Mousepad
'The object of Education is to teach us a Love of Beauty.'
(Plato, Painting & Quote on Education. Ancient Greek Philosophy Art Prints)

Death Nihilism Epicurus Mousepad
Epicurus: Death Nihilism Mousepad
'Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.'
(Epicurus, Picture & Quote on Death. Custom Fine Art Prints of Greek Philosophers)

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