The Philosophy Gift Shop
'The Gift of Truth Excels all Other Gifts' (Buddha)
Karene Jade Howie - Student of Philosophy and overworked shop keeper!
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!).

We have purchased a variety of things (posters, journals, calendars, caps, t-shirts, buttons, coffee mugs, etc.) and can confirm their high quality. But most importantly, the daily experience of seeing these portraits and words of wisdom is a cheerful reminder of the more noble and beautiful aspects of our human nature & creativity.

So stand out from the crowd (and get some interesting comments!) with our cool collection of clothing, prints and apparel!


Hope you enjoy browsing around. Cheers,
Karene Jade Howie


'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.'

Ancient Eastern Philosophy & Philosophers

Ancient Eastern Philosophy is rich in wisdom and beauty. They understood the dynamic unity of reality, interconnection of all things and a harmonious, moral way of life which results from our connection to the cosmos.
We hope you enjoy our gallery of famous Chinese / Indian Philosophers and Mystics (Lao Tzu, Confucius, Buddha, Mahatma Mohandas K. Gandhi and the Dalai Lama).

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)

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
"All phenomena link together in a mutually conditioning network." (Siddhartha Gautama: The Buddha, 563-483 B.C.)

Mahatma Mohandas K Gandhi Political Philosophy

Mahatma Mohandas K Gandhi Political Philosophy
" .. Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this ever in flesh or blood walked the earth." (Albert Einstein on Mahatma Mohandas K Gandhi)

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."

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."



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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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