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The Principle of Sufficient Reason (PSR)

1. Every claim must have a reason.
2. Every phenomenon must have an explanation.
3. Every existent thing must have a cause for its existence.

1. Nothing exists.

2. Even if something exists, nothing can be known about it.

3. Even if something can be known about it, knowledge about it can't be communicated to others.

4. Even if it can be communicated, it cannot be understood.
— Gorgias
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:zip: Wriggle finger — Cratylus

Shhh...no one cares! — Numerius Negedius

Audi, Vide, Tace (hear, see, be silent).

I neither know nor think I know. — Socrates

Hey Strange, you know what's cooler than magic? Math! — Peter Parker

Don't worry, I'm all tapped out. Back to being a nobody. — Maxwell Dillon

I'll give you all the miracles but you'll still be left exactly where you are now - holding an empty sack. — Christopher Hitchens

Hypocrisy is the best we can hope for. In hypocrisy people acknowledge something is nice and pretend to be that. — Joe Wong

Ubi amor, ibi dolor (Where love, there pain)

1. Wu wei.

2. Those who speak do not know. Those who know do not speak.
— Lao Tzu

Que sais-je (What do I know)? — Michel de Montaigne

It is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence. — William Kingdon Clifford (Clifford's Principle)

The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully. — Richard Dawkins

Eppur si muove. — Galileo Galilei

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away. — Philip K. Dick

The heart has reasons that reason cannot know. — Blaise Pascal

When are you from? — Sarah Connor

If you are certain, you are most certainly wrong. — Bertrand Russell

Certum est, quia impossibile (It is certain, because it is impossible).

Credo quia absurdum (I believe because it is absurd)
— Tertullian

Extraordinary claims require extraordinary claims. — Carl Sagan (The Sagan standard)

Anyone who denies the law of non-contradiction should be beaten and burned until he admits that to be beaten is not the same as not to be beaten, and to be burned is not the same as not to be burned. — Ibn Sina

There is only one really serious philosophical question, and that is suicide. — Albert Camus

A man's maturity is to have rediscovered the seriousness he possessed as a child at play. — Friedrich Nietzsche

Wir müssen wissen - Wir werden wissen (We must know - we will know). — David Hilbert

Too mathematical for musicians and too musical for mathematicians. — Numerius Negedius (comment on Leonhard Euler's Tentamen novae theorae musicae)

For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong. — H. L. Mencken

A man always has two reasons for doing anything: a good reason and the real reason. — J. P. Morgan

Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man. — Zhuangzi

Sarvam mithyā bravīmi (Everything I'm saying is false).[/s] — Bhartṛhari

From inability to let well alone, from too much zeal for the new and contempt for what is old, from putting knowledge before wisdom, science before art and cleverness before common sense, from treating patients as cases and from making the cure of the disease more grievous than the endurance of the same, good Lord deliver us. — Sir Robert Hutchison

As I shared with my professors years ago when I was in college, if all the evidence in the universe turns against creationism, I would be the first to admit it, but I would still be a creationist because that is what the Word of God seems to indicate. — Kurt Patrick Wise

Ex nihilo nihil fit. — Parmenides

Panta rhei. — Heraclitus

Peace, that glorious moment in time when everyone stops and reloads. — Thomas Jefferson

I'm fed up with your questions. — KDT

Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity. — Robert J. Hanlon (Hanlon's Razor)

Assume nothing, question everything. — James Patterson

If you meet the Buddha, kill him. — Linji Yixuan

Le meglio è l'inimico del bene (The perfect is the enemy of the good). — François-Marie Arouet (Voltaire)

It's better not to understand. — KCT

Before enlightenment, chop wood and carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood and carry water. — Numerius Negedius