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.'

Inspiring Women
Science, Philosophy, Feminism, Literature & the Arts

We hope you enjoy our gallery of Famous Women. Our collection of wonderful Women includes portraits and quotes from female Philosophers, Scientists, Feminists and Artists - Sappho, Hypatia, Cleopatra, Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Shelly, Marie Curie, Anais Nin, Simone de Beauvoir, Hannah Arendt, Iris Murdoch. It is important to recognise and celebrate women who have inspired and contributed to the world with their knowledge, determination, creativity and beauty. Enjoy!

Life is an unfoldment, and the further we travel the more truth we can comprehend. To understand the things that are at our door is the best preparation for understanding those that lie beyond. (Hypatia)

Death of Cleopatra Queen of Egypt

Death of Cleopatra Queen of Egypt
"Finish, good lady; the bright day is done, And we are for the dark." (William Shakespeare)

National Heroine of France: Saint Joan of Arc

National Heroine of France: Saint Joan of Arc
"Children say that people are hung sometimes for speaking the truth."

Famous Women Marie Antoinette on Courage Suffering

Famous Women Marie Antoinette on Courage Suffering
"Courage! I have shown it for years; think you I shall lose it at the moment when my sufferings are to end?"

Feminist Mary Wollstonecraft on Female Mind

Feminist Mary Wollstonecraft on Female Mind
"Strengthen the female mind by enlarging it, and there will be an end to blind obedience."

Vindication of the Rights of Women: Wollstonecraft

Vindication of the Rights of Women: Wollstonecraft
"No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks."

Writer Jane Austen on Role of Women in History

Writer Jane Austen on Role of Women in History
"In history the quarrels of popes and kings, with wars and pestilences in every page; the men all so good for nothing, and hardly any women at all - it is very tiresome." (Jane Austen, 1775-1817)

Feminist Activist Lucretia Mott: Women's Rights

Feminist Activist Lucretia Mott: Women's Rights
"We too often bind ourselves by authorities rather than by the truth."

Sojourner Truth & Lincoln: Ain't I a Woman?

Sojourner Truth & Lincoln: Ain't I a Woman?
"Where did your Christ come from? From God and a woman! Man had nothing to do with Him. ... Ain't I a woman?"

British Women's Suffrage: Emmeline Pankhurst

British Women's Suffrage: Emmeline Pankhurst
"We have to free half of the human race, the women, so that they can help to free the other half."

Madame Marie Curie: Build Better World

Madame Marie Curie: Build Better World
"You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. ..."

Jewish Philosopher Hannah Arendt on Good & Evil

Jewish Philosopher Hannah Arendt on Good & Evil
"The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil."

Philosopher Simone De Beauvoir on Sexual Pleasure

Philosopher Simone De Beauvoir on Sexual Pleasure
"Sexual pleasure in woman is a kind of magic spell; it demands complete abandon; if words or movements oppose the magic of caresses, the spell is broken."

Feminist Writer Philosopher: Iris Murdoch Equality

Feminist Writer Philosopher: Iris Murdoch Equality
"The cry of equality pulls everyone down."


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