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Whoever wishes to become a philosopher must learn not to be frightened by absurdities.”
Bertrand Russell - The Problems of Philosophy
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The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.”
Karl Marx - Theses on Feuerbach
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Clarity is the good faith of philosophers.”
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims
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To the poet, to the philosopher, to the saint, all things are friendly and sacred, all events profitable, all days holy, all men divine.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The beard does not make the philosopher.”
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For there was never yet philosopher
That could endure the toothache patiently.”

William Shakespeare
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It is one of the chief skills of the philosopher not to occupy himself with questions which do not concern him.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein
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The poets and philosophers before me discovered the unconscious; what I discovered was the scientific method by which the unconscious can be studied:”
Sigmund Freud
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Until kings are philosophers or philosophers are kings, cities will never cease from ill.”
Plato - Republic
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The first philosophers were astronomers. The heavens remind man … that he is destined not merely to act, but also to contemplate.”
Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach
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First, anyone who seriously intends to become a philosopher must "once in his life" withdraw into himself and attempt, within himself, to overthrow and build anew all the sciences that, up to then, he has been accepting.”
Edmund Husserl
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The contempt of riches in philosophers was only a hidden desire to avenge their merit upon the injustice of fortune, by despising the very goods of which fortune had deprived them; it was a secret to guard themselves against the degradation of poverty, it was a back way by which to arrive at that distinction which they could not gain by riches.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims
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The attachment or indifference which philosophers have shown to life is only the style of their self love, about which we can no more dispute than of that of the palate or of the choice of colours.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims
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If I became a philosopher, if I have so keenly sought this fame for which I'm still waiting, it's all been to seduce women basically.”
Jean-Paul Sartre
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Dogs and philosophers do the greatest good and get the fewest rewards.”
Diogenes of Sinope
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The man of science is a poor philosopher.”
Albert Einstein
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All sciences are now under the obligation to prepare the ground for the future task of the philosopher, which is to solve the problem of value, to determine the true hierarchy of values.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - On the Genealogy of Morality
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My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you'll be happy if not, you'll become a philosopher.”
Socrates
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I do not know what the spirit of a philosopher could more wish to be than a good dancer. For the dance is his ideal, also his fine art, finally also the only kind of piety he knows, his 'divine service.'”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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