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

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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 - The Joyful ScienceTranslations available
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Clarity is the good faith of philosophers.
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and MaximsTranslations available
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Be a philosopher; but, amidst all your philosophy, be still a man.
David Hume - An Enquiry Concerning Human UnderstandingTranslations available
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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 - EssaysTranslations available
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The beard does not make the philosopher.
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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 FeuerbachTranslations available
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For there was never yet philosopher
That could endure the toothache patiently.

William ShakespeareTranslations available
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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 HusserlTranslations available
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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 - RepublicTranslations available
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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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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 MaximsTranslations available
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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 MaximsTranslations available
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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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