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Be as you wish to seem. Socrates
Man is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness from which he emerges and the infinity in which he is engulfed. Blaise Pascal
Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance is the death of knowledge. Alfred North Whitehead
One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important. Bertrand Russell
When pain is to be borne, a little courage helps more than much knowledge, a little human sympathy more than much courage. CSL
β€œBeing persuaded that something is true is not the same as seeing the beauty and worth of the truth.”
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The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.
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Ask any question you like, just don't ask me for reasons.
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True wisdom is the skill and practice of death. Socrates, before he drank the hemlock.
Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody. Mark Twain
Desire is more sophistical than all. Kierkegaard
Indifference is a paralysis of the soul, a premature death. Chekhov
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSL
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Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil. C. S. Lewis
Which is more difficult, to awaken one who sleeps, or to awaken one who, while awake, dreams that he is awake? Soren Kierkegaard
You realize your true nature at the moment of death. Itachi
If the highest aim of a captain was the preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever. Thomas Aquinas
When you come to a fork in the road, take it. Yogi Berra
Honesty is difficult. It is easier to hide in the crowed, and to drown one's own guilt in the guilt of everyone else. Kierkegaard
All men must die; we are like water spilled on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again. 2 Samuel 14:14
A friend to all is a friend to none. Aristotle
What if truth is like a woman - what then? Nietzsche
Nothing a man can do will last.
He who is not contented with what he has, will not be contented with what he would like to have. Socrates
The virtue of a man ought to be measured, not by his extraordinary exertions, but by his everyday conduct. Blaise Pascal
Everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its life believing that it is stupid. Einstein
Glory follows virtue as if it were its shadow. Marcus Tullius Cicero
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Telling the truth is the slow, mundane, difficult route to a meaningful life. Anything else is cheating. Don Miller
The wise are not too busy.
Well done is better than well said. Benjamin Franklin
If sex wasn't in our face all day, we might make better use of it.
Wealth is like sea-water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become; and the same is true of fame. Schopenhauer
Success in the majority of circumstances depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed. Montesquieu
Words are easy, like the wind, but a faithful friend is hard to find. Shakespeare
Philosophy is a form of love, for what is philosophy if not the love of wisdom?
Few look for truth; many prowl about for a reputation of profundity by arrogantly challenging whichever arguments seem best. Descartes
No truly great thing is created suddenly. Epictetus
Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better. Albert Camus
Character is the most effective means of persuasion. Aristotle
The idle man does not know what it is to enjoy rest, for he has not earned it. John Lubbock
The less men think, the more they talk. Montesquieu
We are always in our own company. Nietzsche
Not life, but good life, is to be valued above all else. Socrates
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age 18. Einstein
To love another person is to see the face of God. Victor Hugo
True greatness is measured in years and decades.
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Wealth cannot be what we want, for it serves only as a means of getting something else. Aristotle




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