Quote by Alphonse de Lamartine
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
This quote suggests that wise individuals rely on their past experiences and knowledge to guide their actions and decisions. They understand that past experiences serve as an accurate predictor of future outcomes. Rather than relying on predictions or prophecies made by others, wise individuals trust their own accumulated wisdom and learn from their previous encounters. The quote emphasizes the value of personal experiences and the understanding that they provide a solid foundation for making informed choices and taking appropriate actions.
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life... I wanted to live so sturdily and so Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life... to drive life into a corner to know it by experience and be able to give an account of it in my next excursion.
Assim, para recapitular a nossa discussÃ£o do valor da filosofia: a filosofia Ã© de estudar nÃ£o por causa de quaisquer respostas definitivas ? s suas questÃµes, dado que nenhumas respostas definitivas podem, em regra, ser conhecidas como verdadeiras, mas antes por causa das prÃ³prias questÃµes; porque estas questÃµes alargam a nossa concepÃ§Ã£o do que Ã© possÃvel, enriquecem a nossa imaginaÃ§Ã£o intelectual e diminuem a confianÃ§a dogmÃ¡tica que fecham a mente contra a especulaÃ§Ã£o; mas acima de tudo porque, atravÃ©s da grandeza do universo que a filosofia contempla, a mente tambÃ©m se torna grandiosa, e torna-se capaz dessa uniÃ£o com o universo que constitui o seu bem maior.