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Adam Smith
   said   
"No Society Can Surely Be Flourishing and Happy of Which the Far Greater Part of the Members Are Poor and Miserable"
Scottish moral philosopher and a pioneer of political economy
Albert Camus
   said   
"All Modern Revolutions Have Ended in a Reinforcement of the Power of the State"
French philosopher, writer and Nobel laureate.
Albert Camus
   said   
"Culture: the Cry of Men in Face of Their Destiny"
French philosopher, writer and Nobel laureate.
Albert Camus
   said   
"Freedom is Nothing else but a Chance to Be Better"
Albert Camus
   said   
"A Free Press Can, of Course, Be Good or Bad, But, Most Certainly Without Freedom, the Press Will Never Be Anything but Bad"
French philosopher, writer and Nobel laureate.
Albert Camus
   said   
"Integrity Has No Need of Rules"
French philosopher, writer and Nobel laureate.
Albert Camus
   said   
"A Man Without Ethics is a Wild Beast Loosed Upon This World"
French philosopher, writer and Nobel laureate.
Albert Camus
   said   
"The Need to Be Right is the Sign of a Vulgar Mind"
French philosopher, novelist, essayist and dramatist.
Albert Camus
   said   
"A Taste for Truth at Any Cost is a Passion Which Spares Nothing"
French philosopher, writer and Nobel laureate.
Albert Schweitzer
   said   
"Every Patient Carries Her or His Own Doctor Inside."
Alsatian theologian, musician, philosopher, and physician
Albert Schweitzer
   said   
"Man is a Clever Animal Who Behaves Like an Imbecile"
Alsatian theologian, musician, philosopher and physician
Alfred North Whitehead
   said   
"Everything of Importance Has Been Said Before by Somebody Who Did Not Discover It"
English mathematician and philosopher. Collaborated with former pupil Bertrand Russell to write Principia Mathematica.
Alfred North Whitehead
   said   
"Intelligence is Quickness to Apprehend As Distinct from Ability, Which is Capacity to Act Wisely on the Thing Apprehended"
English mathematician and philosopher. Collaborated with former pupil Bertrand Russell to write Principia Mathematica.
Aristotle
   said   
"Dignity Consists Not in Possessing Honours, but in the Consciousness That We Deserve Them"
Greek philosopher and thinker
Aristotle
   said   
"Education is the Best Provision for Old Age"
Greek philosopher and thinker
Aristotle
   said   
"A Friend is a Second Self"
Greek philosopher and thinker
Aristotle
   said   
"The Gods Too Are Fond of a Joke"
Greek philosopher and thinker
Aristotle
   said   
"Homer Has Taught All Other Poets the Art of Telling Lies Skilfully"
Greek philosopher and thinker
Aristotle
   said   
"Intuition is the Source of Scientific Knowledge"
Greek philosopher and thinker
Aristotle
   said   
"It is the Mark of an Educated Mind to Be Able to Entertain a Thought Without Accepting It"
Greek philosopher and thinker
Aristotle
   said   
"It is Possible to Fail in Many Ways…while to Succeed is Possible Only in One Way"
Greek philosopher and thinker
Aristotle
   said   
"Liars when They Speak the Truth Are Not Believed"
Greek philosopher and thinker
Aristotle
   said   
"Man is by Nature a Political Animal"
Aristotle
   said   
"Misfortune Shows Those Who Are Not Really Friends"
Greek philosopher and thinker
Aristotle
   said   
"The Only Stable State is the One in Which All Men Are Equal Before the Law"
Greek philosopher and thinker
Aristotle
   said   
"A Person Who Cannot Live in Society, or Does Not Need to Because He is Self-sufficient, is Either a Beast or a God"
Greek philosopher and thinker
Aristotle
   said   
"We Are What We Repeatedly Do"
Greek philosopher and thinker
Aristotle
   said   
"Wit is Educated Insolence"
Greek philosopher
Arthur Schopenhauer
   said   
"All Truth Passes Through Three Stages. First, It is Ridiculed. Second, It is Violently Opposed. Third, It is Accepted As Being Self-evident"
Baron De Montesquieu
   said   
"A Really Intelligent Man Feels What Other Men Only Know"
French philosopher, social commentator and political thinker
Bertrand Russell
   said   
"Many People Would Sooner Die Than Think. In Fact They Do"
British philosopher, historian, logician and mathematician
Bertrand Russell
   said   
"Mathematics, Rightly Viewed, Posses Not Only Truth, but Supreme Beauty a Beauty Cold and Austere, Like That of Sculpture"
English logician and philosopher
Bertrand Russell
   said   
"No One Gossips About Other People’s Secret Virtues"
British philosopher, historian, logician and mathematician
Bertrand Russell
   said   
"One of the Symptoms of an Approaching Nervous Breakdown is the Belief That One's Work is Terribly Important"
British philosopher, historian, logician and mathematician
Bertrand Russell
   said   
"This is One of Those Views Which Are So Absolutely Absurd That Only Very Learned Men Could Possibly Adopt Them"
British philosopher, historian, logician and mathematician
Confucius
   said   
"The Cautious Seldom Err"
The Analects
Confucius
   said   
"Forget Injuries, Never Forget Kindnesses."
Chinese thinker and social philosopher
Confucius
   said   
"Our Greatest Glory Consists of Not in Never Falling but Rising Every Time We Fall"
Chinese philosopher
Confucius
   said   
"Real Knowledge is to Know the Extent of One's Ignorance"
Chinese thinker and social philosopher
Confucius
   said   
"The Superior Man is Satisfied and Composed; the Mean Man is Always Full of Distress"
The Analects
Confucius
   said   
"What the Superior Man Seeks is in Himself; What the Small Man Seeks is in Others."
Confucius
   said   
"When We See Men of a Contrary Character, We Should Turn Inwards and Examine Ourselves"
Chinese philosopher
Epictetus
   said   
"Freedom is the Right to Live As We Wish"
Greek stoic philosopher
Epictetus
   said   
"It is Your Own Convictions Which Compels You, That Is, Choice Compels Choice
Greek philosopher
Epictetus
   said   
"We Have Two Ears and One Mouth So That We Can Listen Twice As Much As We Speak."
Greek philosopher
Epicurus
   said   
"Death is Nothing to Us, Since when We Are, Death Has Not Come, and when Death Has Come, We Are Not"
341-270 BC
Eric Hoffer
   said   
"There Are No Chaste Minds. Minds Copulate Wherever They Meet"
American philosopher and author
Friedrich Nietzsche
   said   
"Be Careful when You Fight the Monsters, Lest You Become One."
German philosopher
Friedrich Nietzsche
   said   
"A Casual Stroll Through the Lunatic Asylum Shows That Faith Does Not Prove Anything."
German philosopher
Friedrich Nietzsche
   said   
"The Essence of All Beautiful Art, All Great Art, is Gratitude"
German-Swiss philosopher and writer
Friedrich Nietzsche
   said   
"In Heaven All the Interesting People Are Missing."
German philosopher
Friedrich Nietzsche
   said   
"Insanity in Individuals is Something Rare - but in Groups, Parties, Nations and Epochs, It is the Rule."
German philosopher
Friedrich Nietzsche
   said   
"Is Not Life a Hundred Times Too Short for Us to Bore Ourselves?"
German-Swiss philosopher and writer
Friedrich Nietzsche
   said   
"Man is the Cruellest Animal."
German philosopher
Friedrich Nietzsche
   said   
"One Repays a Teacher Badly if One Remains Nothing but a Pupil"
German-Swiss philosopher and writer
Friedrich Nietzsche
   said   
"There Are No Facts, Only Interpretations"
German-Swiss philosopher and writer
Friedrich Nietzsche
   said   
"We Should Consider Every Day Lost in Which We Have Not Danced at the Least Once"
German-Swiss philosopher and writer
Friedrich Von Schiller
   said   
"Against Stupidity, the Gods Themselves Contend in Vain"
German poet, philosopher, historian and dramatist
George Santayana
   said   
"One Approaches the Journey’s End. But the End is a Goal, Not a Catastrophe"
Spanish philosopher, essayist, poet and novelist
George Santayana
   said   
"There is No Cure for Birth and Death, Save to Enjoy the Interval"
Henry David Thoreau
   said   
"Any Fool Can Make a Rule, and Any Fool Will Mind It"
American naturalist, poet and philosopher
Henry David Thoreau
   said   
"As if You Could Kill Time Without Injuring Eternity"
American naturalist, poet and philosopher
Henry David Thoreau
   said   
"Distrust Any Enterprise That Requires New Clothes"
American naturalist, poet and philosopher
Henry David Thoreau
   said   
"None Are So Old As Those Who Have Outlived Enthusiasm"
American naturalist, poet and philosopher
Henry David Thoreau
   said   
"There is No Remedy for Love Than to Love More"
American naturalist, poet and philosopher
J. Krishnamurti
   said   
"In Oneself Lies the Whole World and if You Know How to Look and Learn, then the Door is There and the Key is in Your Hand. Nobody on Earth Can Give You Either the Key or the Door to Open, Except Yourself."
You Are The World
John Locke
   said   
"The Actions of Men Are the Best Interpreters of Their Thoughts"
John Locke
   said   
"It is One Thing to Show a Man That He is in Error, and Another to Put Him in Possession of the Truth"
John Locke
   said   
"Nature Never Makes Excellent Things for Mean or No Uses"
English philosopher
John Locke
   said   
"To Love Truth for Truth's Sake is the Principal Part of Human Perfection in This World, and the Seed-plot of All Other Virtues"
English philosopher
José Ortega Y Gasset
   said   
"I Am I Plus My Surroundings, and if I Do Not Preserve the Latter I Do Not Preserve Myself"
Spanish writer and philosopher
Lao Tzu
   said   
"Being Deeply Loved by Someone Gives You Strength While Loving Someone Deeply Gives You Courage"
4th C. Chinese mystic philosopher
Lao Tzu
   said   
"He Who Knows Does Not Speak. He Who Speaks Does Not Know."
Chinese philosopher
Lao Tzu
   said   
"He Who Knows Others is Wise;He Who Know Himself is Enlightened."
Chinese philosopher
Lao Tzu
   said   
"He Who Loves the World As His Body May Be Entrusted With the Empire."
Chinese philosopher
Lao Tzu
   said   
"A Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins With a Single Step."
Chinese philosopher
Lao Tzu
   said   
"Seek Not Happiness Too Greedily, and Be Not Fearful of Happiness."
Chinese philosopher
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
   said   
"The Artist Finds a Greater Pleasure in Painting Than in Having a Completed Picture"
Seneca the Younger. Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman dramatist
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
   said   
"Democracy is More Cruel Than Wars or Tyrants"
Seneca the Younger. Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman dramatist
Michel De Montaigne
   said   
"I Quote Others Only in Order the Better to Express Myself"
French renaissance philosopher
Michel De Montaigne
   said   
"Man is Certainly Stark Raving Mad. He Cannot Make a Worm, Yet He Makes Gods by the Dozens."
Michel De Montaigne
   said   
"To Philosophize is to Doubt"
Montesquieu
   said   
"The English Are Busy. They Don't Have Time to Be Polite"
French political philosopher; 1689-1755
Rosa Luxemburg
   said   
"Freedom is Always and Exclusively Freedom for the One Who Thinks Differently"
Jewish Polish-born German Marxist theorist, socialist philosopher
Sir Francis Bacon
   said   
"He That Will Not Apply New Remedies, Must Expect New Evils; for Time is the Greatest Innovator"
English philosopher, statesman, and author
Sir Francis Bacon
   said   
"Knowledge is Power."
Sir Francis Bacon
   said   
"Nature, to Be Commanded, Must Be Obeyed."
Sir Francis Bacon
   said   
"Nothing Doth More Hurt in a State Than That Cunning Men Pass for Wise"
English philosopher, 1561-1626
Socrates
   said   
"Be As You Wish to Seem"
"Be as you wish to seem"
Socrates
   said   
"By All Means Marry. If You Get a Good Wife You Will Become Happy, and if You Get a Bad One You Will Become Philosopher"
Greek philosopher, social reformer and abolitionist
Soren Kierkegaard
   said   
"Life is Not a Problem to Be Solved, but a Reality to Be Experienced"
Danish philosopher and writer
Soren Kierkegaard
   said   
"People Demand Freedom of Speech to Make up for the Freedom of Thought Which They Avoid"
Danish philosopher and writer
Thomas Paine
   said   
"Character is Much Easier Kept Than Recovered"
US patriot & political philosopher
Thomas Paine
   said   
"The Harder the Conflict, the More Glorious the Triumph"
US patriot & political philosopher
Thomas Paine
   said   
"My Country is the World, and My Religion is to Do Good"
English political theorist; The Rights of Man
Thomas Paine
   said   
"The Real Man Smiles in Trouble, Gathers Strength from Distress, and Grows Brave by Reflection"
US patriot & political philosopher
Will Durant
   said   
"Education is a Progressive Discovery of Our Own Ignorance"
American philosopher, historian and writer
Zeno of Citium
   said   
"The Reason Why We Have Two Ears and Only One Mouth is That We May Listen the More and Talk the Less"
Greek philosopher, founder of the Stoic school of philosophy
Zhuang Zhou
   said   
"Great Wisdom is Generous, Petty Wisdom is Contentious. Great Speech is Impassioned, Small Speech is Cantankerous"
4th century BC Taoist philosopher
Zhuang Zhou
   said   
"Things Joined by Profit, when Pressed by Misfortune and Danger, Will Cast Each Other Aside."
4th century BC Taoist philosopher


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