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


'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 Scientists, Inventors and Explorers

We have been inspired by many great Scientists, Inventors and Explorers (people who discover, create, explore!). We hope you enjoy our collection of beautiful minds and find inspiration and solace in their words of wisdom. Quotes and portraits from Archimedes, Christopher Columbus, Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, Marie Curie, Louis Pasteur, Galileo Galilei and Tycho Brahe. Enjoy!

Famous Scientists: 5th Solvay Conference 1927

Famous Scientists: 5th Solvay Conference 1927
"The free, unhampered exchange of ideas and scientific conclusions is necessary for the sound development of science, as it is in all spheres of life." (Albert Einstein, 1952)

Science / Hubble: Exploration of Galaxies / Space

Science / Hubble: Exploration of Galaxies / Space
"Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science."

Individual Improvement: Humanity Marie Curie

Individual Improvement: Humanity Marie Curie
"...each of us must work for his own improvement, and ...share a general responsibility for all humanity, ...to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful."

Nobel Philosophy: Good from Discovery Marie Curie

Nobel Philosophy: Good from Discovery Marie Curie
"I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries."

Marie Curie: Wonderful World of Science

Marie Curie: Wonderful World of Science
"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."

Nikola Tesla: Physics Theory Energy Inventions

Nikola Tesla: Physics Theory Energy Inventions
"One day man will connect his apparatus to the very wheel work of the universe ... the very forces that motivate the planets in their orbits and cause them to rotate will rotate his own machinery."

Scientists / Inventors: Nikola Tesla

Scientists / Inventors: Nikola Tesla
"I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success. ..."

Inventor Thomas Edison: Response to Human Needs

Inventor Thomas Edison: Response to Human Needs
"I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others ... I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent."

Thomas Edison: Inventions Imagination Junk

Thomas Edison: Inventions Imagination Junk
"To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk." (Thomas Edison, 1847-1931)

Famous Scientist / Inventor: Alexander Graham Bell

Famous Scientist / Inventor: Alexander Graham Bell
"Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus."

Louis Pasteur: Science Illuminates Humanity

Louis Pasteur: Science Illuminates Humanity
"Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world."

Confronting Truth, Stubborn Resistance: Galileo

Confronting Truth, Stubborn Resistance: Galileo
"... My dear Kepler, ...they have refused, with the obstinacy of a glutted adder, to look at the planets or Moon or my telescope."

Galileo Galilei: God Religion Reason

Galileo Galilei: God Religion Reason
"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use."

Error of Conformity: Galileo Science Discovery

Error of Conformity: Galileo Science Discovery
"... In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual." (Galileo Galilei, 1564 - 1642)

Revolution, Science: Kepler Astronomy Astrophysics

Revolution, Science: Kepler Astronomy Astrophysics
"The diversity of the phenomena of nature is so great, and the treasures hidden in the heavens so rich, precisely in order that the human mind shall never be lacking in fresh nourishment."

Astronomy: Stars, Planets, Measurement Tycho Brahe

Astronomy: Stars, Planets, Measurement Tycho Brahe
"I've studied all available charts of the planets and stars and none of them match the others. There are just as many measurements and methods as there are astronomers and all of them disagree."

Pioneer Explorer / Discovery of America: Columbus

Pioneer Explorer / Discovery of America: Columbus
"Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World. ... And the sea will grant each man new hope ... his sleep brings dreams of home."

Famous Greek Mathematician: Archimedes

Famous Greek Mathematician: Archimedes
"Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world."


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