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Favourite quotations "Unless communities have philosophers as kings [...] there can be no end to political troubles." - Plato

"What is at stake is far from insignificant: it is how one should live one's life." - Plato

“The study of philosophy is not that we may know what men have thought, but what the truth of things is.” - St. Thomas Aquinas

"In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don't." - Blaise Pascal

"The heaviest penalty for declining to rule is to be ruled by someone inferior to yourself" - Plato

"When one of them meets the other half, the actual half of himself, whether he be a lover of youth or a lover of another sort, the pair are lost in an amazement of love and friendship and intimacy and one will not be out of the other's sight, as I may say, even for a moment" - Plato

"A free man thinks of death least of all things; and his wisdom is a meditation not of death but of life" - Benedictus de Spinoza

"All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare" - Benedictus de Spinoza

"Even if we did not know that our mind is eternal, we would still regard as of the first importance morality, religion, and absolutely all the things we have shown to be related to tenacity and nobility" - Benedictus de Spinoza

"Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language" - L. Wittgenstein

"We feel that even if all possible scientific questions be answered, the problems of life have still not been touched at all" - L. Wittgenstein

"Meaning is use" - L. Wittgenstein

"I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves" - L. Wittgenstein