“My philosophy
like colour TV
is all there
in black and white”
Monty Python

Quotes, Aphorisms, Laws, and Thoughts
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 A philosophical contempt of life is no guarantee of courage in the face of death. 
 A reasonable probability is the only certainty. 
 About what one cannot speak, one must remain silent. 
Wovon man nicht sprechen kann, darüber muss man schweigen.
 Ah, what is man?
Wherefore does he why?
Whence did he whence?
Whither is he withering? 
 An existential map has “you are here” written all over it. 
 Emmanuel Kant but Genghis Khan. 
 Existentialism has no future. 
 First comes a full stomach, then comes ethics. 
Erst kommt das Fressen, dann kommt die Moral.
 For every philosopher, there exists an equal and opposite philosopher. 
 For every why he had a wherefore. 
 For what has been said is just repetition,
What has been said has been said. 
 God is dead, Marx is dead, and I don't feel so well myself. 
 I am a deeply superficial person. 
 I am a member of a party of one, and I live in an age of fear. 
 I exist because I think… and I can't prevent myself from thinking. 
J'existe parce que je pense ... et je ne peux pas m'empêcher de penser.
 Idealism is what precedes experience; cynicism is what follows. 
 It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers. 
 It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them. 
 It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend. 
 It is perfectly obvious that the whole world is going to hell. 
 It isn't what people think that's important, but the reason they think what they think. 
 Most people are fools, most authority is malignant, god does not exist, and everything is wrong. 
 Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so. 
 My ambition is handicapped by my laziness. 
 My son has taken up meditation – at least it's better than sitting doing nothing. 
 O Lord, help me be pure, but not yet. 
 Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. 
Il semble que la perfection soit atteinte non quand il n'y a plus rien à ajouter, mais quand il n'y a plus rien à retrancher.
 Philosophy is a game with objectives and no rules. Mathematics is a game with rules and no objectives. 
 Philosophy is questions that may never be answered, but religion is answers that may never be questioned. 
 Pragmatism is all very well in theory but it doesn't work in practice. 
 The conclusion of your syllogism is fallacious, being based upon licensed premises. 
 The only true voyage of discovery, the only fountain of Eternal Youth, would be not to visit strange lands but to possess other eyes… 
 The purpose of life is to create and to procreate. 
 What if there were no hypothetical situations? 
 What's right is what's left if you do everything else wrong. 
 Where words fail, deeds speak. 
 Why is this thus? What is the reason of this thusness? 
 Your karma ran over my dogma. 
 “There's no free will,” says the philosopher; “To hang is most unjust.”
“There's no free will,” assents the officer; “We hang because we must.”