The greatest challenge is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Henry Thoreau on Philosophy

Camping With Henry

"There are nowadays professors of philosophy but not philosophers. ...

To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school, but so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates, a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity, and trust. 

It is to solve some of the problems of life, not only theoretically, but practically."

(from "Walden; or Life in the Woods", 1854)