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Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language - Ludwig Wittgenstein

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“Metaphysics is a dark ocean without shores or lighthouse, strewn with many a philosophic wreck” – Immanuel Kant

Fallacy 9: Irving Copi, Introduction to Logic - appeal to authority - Accepting celebrity endorsements, non-expert opinions passed as experts, etc...

Fallacy 14: Irving Copi, Introduction to Logic - faulty analogy - When a child gets a new toy, he or she will want to use it. So when a nation gets nuclear weapons, it will want to use them.

Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly - Francis Bacon

The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it - Epicurus

One does not only wish to be understood when one writes; one wishes just as surely not to be understood. - Friedrich Nietzsche

In everything, there is a share of everything - Anaxagoras

That man is wisest who, like Socrates, realizes that his wisdom is worthless - Plato

That man is wisest who, like Socrates, realizes that his wisdom is worthless - Plato

Science is what you know. Philosophy is what you don't know - Bertrand Russell

Is man merely a mistake of God's? Or God merely a mistake of man's? - Friedrich Nietzsche

He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals. - Immanuel Kant

The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it - Epicurus

What is rational is actual and what is actual is rational - G. W. F. Hegel

Truth is the cry of all, but the game of few. - Berkeley

You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation - Plato

He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals. - Immanuel Kant

Happiness lies in virtuous activity, and perfect happiness lies in the best activity, which is contemplative - Aristotle

I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong - Bertrand Russell

Others indeed may talk, and write, and fight about liberty, and make an outward pretence to it; but the free-thinker alone is truly free. - Berkeley

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