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Quotes for: absurd

Whoever wishes to become a philosopher must learn not to be frightened by absurdities.
Bertrand Russell - The Problems of Philosophy / 

Whoever wishes to become a philosopher must learn not to be frightened by absurdities.

Absurd is lucid reason noting its limits.
Albert Camus - The Myth of Sisyphus / 

Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices.
Voltaire - Questions sur les Miracles / 

Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible.
M. C. Escher / 

Whatsoever is contrary to nature is contrary to reason, and whatsoever is contrary to reason is absurd.
Baruch Spinoza / 

The privilege of absurdity; to which no living creature is subject but man only.
Thomas Hobbes - Leviathan / 

Whoever wants to deceive people must first of all make absurdity plausible.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Maxims and Reflections / 

The absurd is born of the confrontation between the human call and the unreasonable silence of the world.
Albert Camus - The Myth of Sisyphus / 

He who seeks equality between unequals seeks an absurdity.
Baruch Spinoza / 

Accepting the absurdity of everything around us is one step, a necessary experience: it should not become a dead end. It arouses a revolt that can become fruitful.
Albert Camus / 

Man is absurd by what he seeks, great by what he finds.
Paul Valéry / 

It is a much cleverer thing to talk nonsense than to listen to it.
Oscar Wilde / 

The history of thought may be summed up in these words: it is absurd by what it seeks and great by what it finds.
Paul Valéry

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.
Bertrand Russell / 

It is human nature to think wisely and act in an absurd fashion.
Anatole France

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