In our internet-rich world we thrive on opinion, but what of philosophy?
Merriam-Webster gives this as a simple definition of philosophy:
: the study of ideas about knowledge, truth, the nature and meaning of life, etc.
: a particular set of ideas about knowledge, truth, the nature and meaning of life, etc.
: a set of ideas about how to do something or how to live
“To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.” —Socrates
“Fables should be taught as fables, myths as myths, and miracles as poetic fantasies. To teach superstitions as truths is a most terrible thing. The child mind accepts and believes them, and only through great pain and perhaps tragedy can he be in after years relieved of them.”–Hypatia
“The unexamined life is not worth living” —Plato
“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. “–Lao Tzu
“If you do not have an absolutely clear vision of something, where you can follow the light to the end of the tunnel, then it doesn’t matter whether you’re bold or cowardly, or whether you’re stupid or intelligent. Doesn’t get you anywhere.”–Werner Herzog
“I walk beneath your pens and am not what I truly am, but what you’d prefer to imagine me.”–Juana Ines de la Cruz