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"Most people are other people, their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation" ~Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

 

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A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing.
~ Ambrose Bierce - [Philosophers and Philosophy]

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All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusion is called a philosopher.
~ Ambrose Bierce - [Philosophers and Philosophy]

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All philanthropy... is only a savory fumigation burning at the mouth of a sewer. This incense offering makes the air more endurable to passers-by, but it does not hinder the infection in the sewer from spreading.
~ Ellen Key - [Philanthropists]

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Are there not thousands in the world who love their fellows even to the death, who feel the giant agony of the world, and more, like slaves to poor humanity, labor for mortal good?
~ John Keats - [Philanthropists]

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Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder.
~ St. Thomas Aquinas - [Philosophers and Philosophy]

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Boredom is the legitimate kingdom of the philanthropic.
~ Virginia Woolf - [Philanthropists]

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Existentialism is about being a saint without God; being your own hero, without all the sanction and support of religion or society.
~ Anita Brookner - [Philosophers and Philosophy]

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He is one of those wise philanthropists who, in a time of famine, would vote for nothing, but a supply of toothpicks.
~ Douglas William Jerrold - [Philanthropists]

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I love my fellow creatures -- I do all the good I can -- yet everybody says I'm such a disagreeable man!
~ W. S. Gilbert - [Philanthropists]

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In it he proves that all things are true and states how the truths of all contradictions may be reconciled physically, such as for example that white is black and black is white; that one can be and not be at the same time; that there can be hills without valleys; that nothingness is something and that everything, which is, is not. But take note that he proves all these unheard-of paradoxes without any fallacious or sophistical reasoning.
~ Savinien Cyrano De Bergerac - [Philosophers and Philosophy]

 

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