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All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusion is called a philosopher.
- Ambrose Bierce
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All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain.
- Epictetus
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Any two philosophers can tell each other all they know in two hours.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
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He who accepts the unaltered philosophy of another is as ludicrous as he who dons his neighbor's hat, and infinitely more ridiculous.
- Paulette Goddard
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I have a new philosophy. I'm only going to dread one day at a time.
- Charles Schulz
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I have gained this by philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.
- Aristotle
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I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.
- Hippolyte Taine
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I maintain that today many an inventor, many a diplomat, many a financier is a sounder philosopher than all those who practice the dull craft of experimental psychology.
- Oswald Spengler
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I think we ought always to entertain our opinions with some measure of doubt. I shouldn't wish people dogmatically to believe any philosophy, not even mine.
- Bertrand Russell
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I think, therefore Descartes exists.
- Saul Steinberg
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I think; therefore I am.
- Rene Descartes
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I took a test in Existentialism. I left all the answers blank and got 100.
- Woody Allen
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I was thrown out of college for cheating on the metaphysics exam: I looked into the soul of another boy. (Clown Prince of American Humor, 1975)
- Woody Allen
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In the nineteenth century the problem was that God is dead. In the twentieth century the problem is that man is dead.
- Erich Fromm
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One of my favorite philosophical tenets is that people will agree with you only if they already agree with you. You do not change people's minds.
- Frank Zappa
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Philosophies change by the day while God never changes, simply because, being perfect, He does not have to change!
- Jimmy Swaggart
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Philosophy and Religion—what are they when the wind blows and the water gets up in lumps?
- William Golding
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Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein
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Philosophy: unintelligible answers to insoluble problems.
- Henry Adams
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The highest point of philosophy is to be both wise and simple; this is the angelic life.
- John Chrysostom
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The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein
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The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it.
- Bertrand Russell
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There is nothing in philosophy which could not be said in everyday language.
- Henri Bergson
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There's a difference between a philosophy and a bumper sticker.
- Charles Schulz
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This is patently absurd; but whoever wishes to become a philosopher must learn not to be frightened by absurdities.
- Bertrand Russell
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To make abstractions hold in reality is to destroy reality. (Abstraktionen in der Wirklichkeit geltend machen, heißt Wirklichkeit zerstören.)
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
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What if nothing exists and we're all in somebody's dream? Or what's worse, what if only that fat guy in the third row exists?
- Woody Allen
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What is rational is actual and what is actual is rational. (Was vernünftig ist, das ist Wirklich; und was wirklich ist, das ist vernünftig.) - The Philosophy of Right
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
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When the philosopher's argument becomes tedious, complicated, and opaque, it is usually a sign that he is attempting to prove as true to the intellect what is plainly false to common sense
- Edward Abbey
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When you're in the muck you can only see muck. If you somehow manage to float above it, you still see the muck but you see it from a different perspective. And you see other things too. That's the consolation of philosophy.
- David Cronenberg
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Without philosophy man cannot know what he makes; without religion he cannot know why.
- Eric Gill
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You philosophers are lucky men. You write on paper and paper is patient. Unfortunate Empress that I am, I write on the susceptible skins of living beings.
- Catherine the Great
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