Some Favorite Quotes


Objection, evasion, distrust and irony are signs of health. Everything absolute belongs to pathology. -- Nietzsche

Logic is the bread-earner of impotent intellectuals. -- Sartre

Where is your god, in heaven or in earth, aloft or below, or doth he sit in the clouds, or where doth he sit with his arse? -- John Boggis

The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers, and cities; but to know someone who thinks and feels with me, and who, though distant, is close to me in spirit, this makes the earth for me an inhabited garden. -- Goethe

The whole [universe] presents nothing but the idea of a blind nature, impregnated by a great vivifying principle, and pouring forth from her lap, without discernment or parental care, her maimed and abortive children. -- David Hume

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. --- Mahatma Gandhi

God is part of the longest lie. -- Nietzsche

My work consists of two parts: the one presented here plus all that I have not written. And it is precisely this second part that is the important one. -- Ludwig Wittgenstein

A man said to the universe: "Sir, I exist!"
"However", replied the universe, "the fact has not created in me a sense of obligation." -- Stephen Crane

Schopenhauer was a degenerate, unthinking, unknowing, nonsense scribbling philosopher, whose understanding consisted solely of empty, verbal trash. -- Ludwig Bultzmann

Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself. (I am large, I contain multitudes.) -- Walt Whitman

Jesus may love you, but I think you're garbage wrapped in skin. -- Michael O'Donoghue

Loneliness does not come from having no people about one, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to oneself, or from holding certain views which others find inadmissible. -- C.G. Jung

If you are of the opinion that the contemplation of suicide is sufficient evidence of a poetic nature, do not forget that actions speak louder than words. -- Fran Lebowitz

One should speak only where one may not remain silent, and speak only of that which one has overcome -- everything else is chatter. -- Nietzsche

You say tomato, I say tu madre. -- Gustavo Pérez Firmat




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