1. 10

    Philosophy begins in wonder. And, at the end, when philosophic thought has done its best, the wonder remains.

  2. 9

    Religion is the last refuge of human savagery.

  3. 8

    ...the self-satisfied dogmatism with which mankind at each period of its history cherishes the delusion of the finality of existing modes of knowledge.

  4. 7

    No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.

  5. 6

    Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance, is the death of knowledge.

  6. 5

    There are no whole truths: All truths are half-truths.

  7. 4

    The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order.

  8. 3

    If a dog jumps into your lap, it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing, it is because your lap is warmer.

  9. 2

    The misconception which has haunted philosophic literature throughout the centuries is the notion of 'independent existence.' There is no such mode of existence; every entity is to be understood in terms of the way it is interwoven with the rest of the universe.

  10. 1

    I have suffered a great deal from writers who have quoted this or that sentence of mine either out of its context or in juxtaposition to some incongruous matter which quite distorted my meaning, or destroyed it altogether.

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