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Hello and welcome to the Philosophy Shop. We have a beautiful gallery of famous portraits and fine art prints with profound quotes from many of the greatest minds of human history - making it simple and easy to find artful intelligent gifts for friends and family (and yourself of course!).

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'At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst.' (Aristotle) 'Hatred is never appeased by hatred in this world; it is appeased by love. This is an eternal Law.' (Buddha) 'I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor to hate them, but to understand them.' (Spinoza) '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) 'The scientist only imposes two things, namely truth and sincerity, imposes them upon himself and upon other scientists'. (Erwin Schrodinger) 'The laws of nature are but the mathematical thoughts of God.' (Euclid) 'I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.' (Marie Curie) 'Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.' (Seneca the Younger) '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))
'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) 'The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future.' (Herbert Spencer) 'The Truth is far more powerful than any weapon of mass destruction.' (Mohandas Mahatma Gandhi) '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) 'In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.' (George Orwell) '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) '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) '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) 'QUESTION: What do you get when you cross the Godfather with a philosopher? ANSWER: An offer you can't understand.'

Famous Rulers, Leaders & Politicians

There have been many inspirational leaders over the course of human history. We hope you enjoy our collection of Famous Rulers (Presidents, Prime Ministers, Politicians, Roman Emperors, Kings and Queens, Political Philosophers ...) with quotes on Democracy, Communism, Socialism, Terrorism, Leadership, War and Peace, Political Philosophy, Liberty and Freedom.

We also have an interesting webpage on Politics (includes summary of Political Philosophy, Utopia, Market Economics, Democracy).

... by nature man is a political animal. (Aristotle, Politics, 340 BC)

Terrorism George W. Bush: United Nations

Terrorism George W. Bush: United Nations
"Every nation in every region now has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists."

Power to the People: Government Bill Clinton

Power to the People: Government Bill Clinton
"Today we can declare: Government is not the problem, and government is not the solution. We, the American people, we are the solution."

George W. Bush Senior: USA Politics

George W. Bush Senior: USA Politics
"I will never apologize for the United States of America. I don't care what the facts are." (George Bush Snr, 1924 - )

Ronald Reagan: American Politics / Government

Ronald Reagan: American Politics / Government
"The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'"

American Economy: President Ronald Reagan

American Economy: President Ronald Reagan
"I am not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself."

40th American President: Ronald Reagan: Peace

40th American President: Ronald Reagan: Peace
"A people free to choose will always choose peace. ... Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means."

Humour of Reagan: President / Actor / Broadcaster

Humour of Reagan: President / Actor / Broadcaster
"It's true hard work never killed anybody, but I figure, why take the chance?"

War and Peace: American President Jimmy Carter

War and Peace: American President Jimmy Carter
"We cannot be both the world’s leading champion of peace and the world’s leading supplier of arms." (Jimmy Carter, 1924 - )

Peace and Human Relations: Nelson Mandela

Peace and Human Relations: Nelson Mandela
"If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner."

President Nelson Mandela: Quality Leadership

President Nelson Mandela: Quality Leadership
"A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination."

American Politics: JFK Ideal of Excellence

American Politics: JFK Ideal of Excellence
"I look forward to a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose."

Power of the Idea: US President John F. Kennedy

Power of the Idea: US President John F. Kennedy
"A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on."

John F. Kennedy 'Ask not what your country can do

John F. Kennedy 'Ask not what your country can do
"And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country." (JFK, 1917 - 1963)

John F. Kennedy (JFK) Unity in Humanity

John F. Kennedy (JFK) Unity in Humanity
"Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal." John F. Kennedy (JFK, 1917 - 1963)

John F. Kennedy (JFK): Education Knowledge Truth

John F. Kennedy (JFK): Education Knowledge Truth
"...The human mind is our fundamental resource. ... The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth." John F. Kennedy (J.F.K., 1917 - 1963

Mankind, War and Peace: John F. Kennedy

Mankind, War and Peace: John F. Kennedy
"Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind. ... The basic problems facing the world today are not susceptible to a military solution."

Truth and Myth: President John F. Kennedy

Truth and Myth: President John F. Kennedy
"The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic."

Freedom from Oppression: Martin Luther King Jr

Freedom from Oppression: Martin Luther King Jr
"Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed."

Martin Luther King Jr. 'I have a dream'

Martin Luther King Jr. 'I have a dream'
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin, but by the content of their character."

Martin Luther King Jr. Morality Good Evil Thoreau

Martin Luther King Jr. Morality Good Evil Thoreau
"Noncooperation with evil is as much a moral obligation as is cooperation with good. No other person has been more eloquent and passionate in getting this idea across than Henry David Thoreau. ..."

Promotion of Non Violence: Martin Luther King Jr.

Promotion of Non Violence: Martin Luther King Jr.
"Non-violence is a powerful and just weapon which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals."

Cold War President Harry Truman on War, Injustice

Cold War President Harry Truman on War, Injustice
"Experience has shown how deeply the seeds of war are planted by economic rivalry and social injustice."

President Eisenhower: Peace, Justice and Fairness

President Eisenhower: Peace, Justice and Fairness
"Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and co-operation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace."

Soviet Leader Joseph Stalin Individual, Collective

Soviet Leader Joseph Stalin Individual, Collective
"There is not, nor should there be, an irreconcilable contrast between the individual and the collective, between the interests of an individual person and the interests of the collective."

Churchill War Quote 'field of human conflict'

Churchill War Quote 'field of human conflict'
"Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few." (Winston Churchill, 1874 - 1965)

Democracy Politics: Sir Winston Churchill

Democracy Politics: Sir Winston Churchill
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter." (Winston Churchill, 1874 - 1965)

Adolf Hitler: NAZI Reign Folly of Conformity

Adolf Hitler: NAZI Reign Folly of Conformity
"He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. ... Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it." (Albert Einstein)

Vulnerability of Ignorance: Hitler Reign of Terror

Vulnerability of Ignorance: Hitler Reign of Terror
"How fortunate for leaders that men do not think."

Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) on Truth & Lies

Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) on Truth & Lies
"Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth." (Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR), 1882 - 1945)

2nd World War: Stalin Roosevelt Churchill

2nd World War: Stalin Roosevelt Churchill
"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." (FDR)

American Politics / Issues: Theodore Roosevelt

American Politics / Issues: Theodore Roosevelt
"A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues."

Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt: Education, Mind, Moral

Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt: Education, Mind, Moral
"To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society." Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

Mohandas Mahatma Gandhi 'An Eye for an Eye ...'

Mohandas Mahatma Gandhi 'An Eye for an Eye ...'
"An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind." (Mohandas Mahatma Gandhi, 1869 - 1948)

Woodrow Wilson American Ideal Liberty Man

Woodrow Wilson American Ideal Liberty Man
"America was established not to create wealth but to realize a vision, to realize an ideal - to discover and maintain liberty among men." (Woodrow Wilson, 1856 - 1924)

Revolutionary Theory: Lenin and the Soviet Union

Revolutionary Theory: Lenin and the Soviet Union
"Without a revolutionary theory there cannot be a revolutionary movement."

Vladimir Lenin: Taxation, Inflation and Revolution

Vladimir Lenin: Taxation, Inflation and Revolution
"The Capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them. ...The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation."

Lenin: USSR Revolution: Capitalism Freedom Slaves

Lenin: USSR Revolution: Capitalism Freedom Slaves
"Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners." (Vladimir Lenin, 1870 - 1922)

USA President Abraham Lincoln Democracy

USA President Abraham Lincoln Democracy
"As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy. Whatever differs from this, to the extent of the difference, is no democracy."

American President Abraham Lincoln on Liberty

American President Abraham Lincoln on Liberty
"I leave you, hoping that the lamp of liberty will burn in your bosoms until there shall no longer be a doubt that all men are created free and equal."

Mankind, Fear, Self Interest: Emperor Napoleon I

Mankind, Fear, Self Interest: Emperor Napoleon I
"In politics stupidity is not a handicap. ... We must laugh at man to avoid crying for him. ... Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest."

French Revolution: Napoleon Calm Perseverance

French Revolution: Napoleon Calm Perseverance
"Few things are brought to a successful issue by impetuous desire, but most by calm and prudent forethought." (Napoleon Bonaparte, 1769 - 1821)

Work and Luck: American President Thomas Jefferson

Work and Luck: American President Thomas Jefferson
"I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have."

Thomas Jefferson: Orthodox Christianity Fallacy

Thomas Jefferson: Orthodox Christianity Fallacy
"I do not find in orthodox Christianity one redeeming feature."

Thomas Jefferson: Freedom of Press

Thomas Jefferson: Freedom of Press
"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, it expects what never was and never will be. ...When the press is free and every man can read, all is safe." (Thomas Jefferson, 1743 - 1826)

Revolution American Politics: Thomas Jefferson

Revolution American Politics: Thomas Jefferson
"Every generation needs a new revolution."

Politics: Edmund Burke: War Revolution Morals

Politics: Edmund Burke: War Revolution Morals
"I venture to say no war can be long carried on against the will of the people. ... The most important of all revolutions, a revolution in sentiments, manners and moral opinions." (Edmund Burke, 1729

Political Writer: Edmund Burke: Law of Change

Political Writer: Edmund Burke: Law of Change
"We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature." (Edmund Burke, 1729 - 1797)

Washington: Indian Hemp (Cannabis, Marijuana)

Washington: Indian Hemp (Cannabis, Marijuana)
"Make the most of the Indian hemp seed, and sow it everywhere!" (George Washington, 1732 - 1799)

George Washington: Government is Force

George Washington: Government is Force
"Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master." (George Washington, 1732 - 1799)

George Washington: War Peace

George Washington: War Peace
"I wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth. ... Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all." (George Washington, 1732 - 1799)

Founding U.S. President George Washington: Freedom

Founding U.S. President George Washington: Freedom
"If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter." (George Washington, 1732 - 1799)

Emperor Marcus Aurelius: Enemy Opposition

Emperor Marcus Aurelius: Enemy Opposition
"The noblest kind of retribution is not to become like your enemy."

Stoic Philosopher Marcus Aurelius: Unity Universe

Stoic Philosopher Marcus Aurelius: Unity Universe
"Frequently consider the connection of all things in the universe." (Marcus Aurelius, 121 - 180 A.D)

Famous Roman Conquerors: Julius Caesar

Famous Roman Conquerors: Julius Caesar
"It is better to create than to learn! Creating is the essence of life. ... If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it."

Julius Caesar: I Came I Saw I Conquered

Julius Caesar: I Came I Saw I Conquered
"Veni, vidi, vici. - I came, I saw, I conquered." (Julius Caesar, 100 - 44 BC)

Caesar Pictures Politics Quotes: Patriotism War

Caesar Pictures Politics Quotes: Patriotism War
"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. It both emboldens the blood, as it closes the mind.



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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.
Below are some of our favourite philosophers / quotes and links to relevant pages of our website. 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).
Thus we also hope that you find our philosophy website interesting!
Cheers, Karene. (August, 2010)

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Philosophy Physics Metaphysics of Space & the Wave Structure of Matter (WSM).
'Most of the fundamental ideas of science are simple and can be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone. ... Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.' (Albert Einstein) 'Metaphysics is universal and is exclusively concerned with primary substance. ... And here we will have the science to study that which is, both in its essence and in the properties which it has.' (Aristotle, 340BC) 'When forced to summarize the general theory of relativity in one sentence: Time and space and gravitation have no separate existence from matter.' (Albert Einstein) 'What we observe as material bodies and forces are nothing but shapes and variations in the structure of space. Particles are just schaumkommen (appearances).' (Erwin Schrodinger on Quantum Physics / Wave Mechanics) 'Can we visualize a universe which is finite yet unbounded? ... The supreme task of the physicist is to arrive at those universal laws from which the cosmos can be built up by pure deduction.' (Albert Einstein) 'There is nothing more necessary than truth. ... One does not want to be deceived, under the supposition that it is injurious, dangerous, or fatal to be deceived.' (Friedrich Nietzsche on Philosophy) 'Although I am fully convinced of the truth of Evolution, I by no means expect to convince experienced naturalists. But I look with confidence to the future naturalists, who will be able to view both sides with impartiality.' (Charles Darwin) 'If religion is the establishing of a relationship between man and the universe, then morality is the explanation of those activities that automatically result when a person maintains a relationship to the universe.' (Leo Tolstoy) 'Analyse any human emotion, no matter how far it may be removed from the sphere of sex, and you are sure to discover somewhere the primal impulse, to which life owes its perpetuation.' (Sigmund Freud) Evolving a healthy lifestyle. Preventative medicine of physical exercise and consuming clean air, water and nature based organic food.
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