"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)