Filosofie wordt ook wel wijsbegeerte genoemd.

Soms wordt met filosofie een denkwijze of opvatting bedoeld.

Oorspronkelijk betekent filosofie de liefde tot de wijsheid.

Wijsbegeerte: het streven naar wijsheid.

Het is allenmaal, helenmaal, hopenloos. -- Rudy Kousbroek over de nieuwe spelling.

"The earlier concept of a universe made up of physical particles interacting according to fixed laws is no longer tenable. It is implicit in present findings that action rather than matter is basic... This is good news, for it is no longer appropiate to think of the universe as a gradually subsiding agitation of billiard balls. The universe, far from being a desert of inert particles, is a theatre of increasingly complex organization, a stage for development in which man has a definite place, without any upper limit to his evolution." --Arthur M. Young

We find nothing easier than being wise, patient, superior. We drip with the oil of forbearance and sympathy, we are absurdly just, we forgive everything. For that very reason we ought to discipline ourselves a little; for that very reason we ought to cultivate a little emotion, a little emotional vice, from time to time. It may be hard for us; and among ourselves we may perhaps laugh at the appearance we thus present. But what of that! We no longer have any other mode of self-overcoming available to us: this is our asceticism, our penance. -- Friedrich Nietsche