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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.




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 - The Joyful Science  






Clarity is the good faith of philosophers.
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims  






Thoughts at peace. That is the goal someone who philosophizes longs for.
Ludwig Wittgenstein  






The philosopher should never forget that he is cultivating an art and not a science.
Arthur Schopenhauer  



The philosopher should never forget that he is cultivating an art and not a science.

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Be a philosopher; but, amidst all your philosophy, be still a man.
David Hume - An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding  



Be a philosopher; but, amidst all your philosophy, be still a man.




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 - Essays  






The beard does not make the philosopher.
  






The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.
Karl Marx - Theses on Feuerbach  






For there was never yet philosopher
That could endure the toothache patiently.

William Shakespeare  






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  






This is how philosophers should greet each other: "Take your time!"
Ludwig Wittgenstein  






Put the world’s greatest philosopher on a plank that is wider than need be: if there is a precipice below, although his reason may convince him that he is safe, his imagination will prevail. Many could not even stand the thought of it without going pale and breaking into a sweat.
Blaise Pascal - Pensées  






It is one of the chief skills of the philosopher not to occupy himself with questions which do not concern him.
Ludwig Wittgenstein






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






Until kings are philosophers or philosophers are kings, cities will never cease from ill.
Plato - Republic  






The first philosophers were astronomers. The heavens remind man … that he is destined not merely to act, but also to contemplate.
Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach






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  






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  






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






Dogs and philosophers do the greatest good and get the fewest rewards.
Diogenes of Sinope






The man of science is a poor philosopher.
Albert Einstein






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






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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