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Marcus Tullius Cicero
There is nothing so absurd that some philosopher has not already said it.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
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If I wished to punish a province, I would have it governed by philosophers.
(Frederick II) Frederick The Great
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The courage of the truth is the first condition of philosophic study.
Georg Hegel
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Philosophers should consider the fact that the greatest happiness principle can easily be made an excuse for a benevolent dictatorship. We should replace it by a more modest and more realistic principle -- the principle that the fight against avoidable misery should be a recognized aim of public policy, while the increase of happiness should be left, in the main, to private initiative.
Karl Popper
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Philosophers call God ''the great unknown'' ''The great misknown'' is more like it!
Joseph Roux
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Carl Edward Sagan
There is today-in a time when old beliefs are withering-a kind of philosophical hunger, a need to know who we are and how we got here. It is an on-going search, often unconscious, for a cosmic perspective for humanity.
Carl Edward Sagan
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Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Philosophy does not regard pedigree, she received Plato not as a noble, but she made him one.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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William Shakespeare
For there was never yet philosopher that could endure the toothache patiently.
William Shakespeare
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William Shakespeare
There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophies.
William Shakespeare
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George Bernard Shaw
The philosopher is Nature's pilot. And there you have our difference: to be n hell is to drift: to be in heaven is to steer.
George Bernard Shaw
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Gertrude Stein
A writer must always try to have a philosophy and he should also have a psychology and a philology and many other things. Without a philosophy and a psychology and all these various other things he is not really worthy of being called a writer. I agree with Kant and Schopenhauer and Plato and Spinoza and that is quite enough to be called a philosophy. But then of course a philosophy is not the same thing as a style.
Gertrude Stein
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