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Quotes and sayings from famous philosophers
The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life. Confucius | philosopher

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. Lao Tzu | philosopher
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Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow. Plato | philosopher

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. Aristotle | philosopher

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. Lao Tzu | philosopher


You're under no obligation to be the same person you were 5 minutes ago. Alan Watts | philosopher

The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another. William James | philosopher

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. Socrates | philosopher

Remember: “The Best Fighter is Never Angry." Lao Tzu | philosopher
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To be happy we must not be too concerned with others. Albert Camus | philosopher

Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves. Henri Frederic Amiel | philosopher
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There is only one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing, Say nothing, and Be nothing. Aristotle | philosopher

Always go too far, because that's where you'll find the truth. Albert Camus | philosopher

What is done out of love always takes place beyond good and evil. Friedrich Nietzsche | philosopher
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Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner. Lao Tzu | philosopher
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Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get your heart's desire; the other is to get it. Socrates | philosopher

Water is the softest thing, yet it can penetrate mountains and earth. This shows clearly the principle of softness overcoming hardness. Lao Tzu | philosopher

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. Confucius | philosopher
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Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet. Plato | philosopher
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Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. Confucius | philosopher

To know what you know and what you do not know, that is true knowledge. Confucius | philosopher

Remember that what you have now was once among the things you only hoped for. Epicurus | philosopher

Talent hits a target no one else can hit, genius hits a target no one else can see. Arthur Schopenhauer | philosopher

You must be ready to burn yourself in your own flame; how could you rise anew if you have not first become ashes? Friedrich Nietzsche | philosopher

Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see. Arthur Schopenhauer | philosopher

The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge. Bertrand Russell | philosopher
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Sometimes people don't want to hear the truth because they don't want their illusions destroyed. Friedrich Nietzsche | philosopher

To know what life is worth you have to risk it once in a while. Jean-Paul Sartre | philosopher

He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how. Friedrich Nietzsche | philosopher
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The more you know, the more you know you don't know. Aristotle | philosopher


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