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There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophies.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) British poet and playwright.

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

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) British poet and playwright.

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 (1856-1950) Irish writer.

Ordinary people seem not to realize that those who really apply themselves in the right way to philosophy are directly and of their own accord preparing themselves for dying and death.

Socrates (BC 469-BC 399) Greek philosopher of Athens

Perhaps it is of more value to infuriate philosophers than to go along with them.

Wallace Stevens (1879-1955) American Modernist poet.

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The philosopher proves that the philosopher exists. The poet merely enjoys existence.

Wallace Stevens (1879-1955) American Modernist poet.

To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school, but so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity, and trust. It is to solve some of the problems of life, not only theoretically, but practically.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) American naturalist, poet and philosopher.

What sort of philosophers are we, who know absolutely nothing about the origin and destiny of cats?

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) American naturalist, poet and philosopher.

If He Tom Sawyer had been a great and wise philosopher, like the writer of this book, he would now have comprehended that Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do and Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.

Mark Twain (1835-1910) U.S. humorist, writer, and lecturer.

Keep quiet and people will think you a philosopher.

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