who were remodelling the world with words, and making card-towers of Babel to scale the skies with, talked with Unbelieving Chemists who had an eye on the transmutation of metals, at this wonderful gathering accumulated by Monseigneur.
It is true that, while busied only in considering the manners of other men, I found here, too, scarce any ground for settled conviction, and remarked hardly less contradiction among them than in the opinions of the philosophers
Yes, but I am afraid there will rise up, by the side of us, a sect like that of Epictetus, you know him well; the philosopher
of Hieropolis, he who called bread luxury, vegetables prodigality, and clear water drunkenness; he who, being beaten by his master, said to him, grumbling a little it is true, but without being angry, `I will lay a wager you have broken my leg
It was by no means necessary to the satisfaction of the philosopher
, that the bargain should be to his own proper advantage.
And quite enchanted with his joke, the ferocious Orangeman took his cresset and his keys to conduct Cornelius to the cell, which on that very morning Cornelius de Witt had left to go into exile, or what in revolutionary times is meant instead by those sublime philosophers
who lay it down as an axiom of high policy, "It is the dead only who do not return.
Doubtless," said the Philosopher
to himself, as he walked away, "the wisdom of fools is no deeper nor truer than ours, but they really do seem to have a more impressive way of imparting it.
If one must be a philosopher
, let him be Aristophanes.
So this was the social philosopher
and ex-horseshoer my father had discovered, was my thought.
He would not have preferred the poet or man of action to the philosopher
, or the virtue of custom to the virtue based upon ideas.
If I were a natural philosopher
, I would tell him that if less of caloric were set in motion upon the planets which are nearest to the sun, and more, on the contrary, upon those which are farthest removed from it, this simple fact would alone suffice to equalize the heat, and to render the temperature of those worlds supportable by beings organized like ourselves.
But, on the other hand, the seeming discrepancies of the Republic may only arise out of the discordant elements which the philosopher
has attempted to unite in a single whole, perhaps without being himself able to recognize the inconsistency which is obvious to us.
But the Cricket, who was a wise old philosopher
, instead of being offended at Pinocchio's impudence, continued in the same tone: