philo -- from Greek, "loving, fond of"

sophia -- from Latin, "wisdom"

philosophy -- "love of wisdom"


Science without Religion is Materialism

Religion without Science is Superstition

-- Baha'i Faith



Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.

-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

First thesis: We know a great deal. And we know not only many details of doubtful intellectual interest but also things which are of considerable practical significance and, what is even more important, which provide us with deep theoretical insight, and with surprising understanding of the world.

Second thesis: Our ignorance is sobering and boundless. Indeed, it is precisely the staggering progress of the natural sciences (to which my first thesis alludes) which constantly opens our eyes anew to our ignorance, even in the field of the natural sciences themselves. This gives a new twist to the Socratic idea of ignorance. With each step forward, with each problem we solve, we not only discover new and unsolved problems, but we also discover that where we believed that we were standing on firm and safe ground, all things are, in truth, insecure and in a state of flux.

-- K. R. Popper