"We are much beholden to Machiavel and others, that write what men do, and not what they ought to do."
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"What is mind? No matter. What is matter? Never mind."
"A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing."
"All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusion is called a philosopher."
"Real philosophy seeks rather to solve than to deny."
"One may summon his philosophy when they are beaten in battle, not till then."
"All philosophies, if you ride them home, are nonsense, but some are greater nonsense than others."
"Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it."
"Philosophy, like medicine, has plenty of drugs, few good remedies, and hardly any specific cures."
"A new philosophy generally means in practice the praise of some old vice."
"There is nothing so absurd that some philosopher has not already said it."
"Rightly defined philosophy is simply the love of wisdom."
"Philosophers are only men in armor after all."
"Of what use is a philosopher who doesn't hurt anybody's feelings?"
"Out of Plato come all things that are still written and debated about among men of thought."
"If I wished to punish a province, I would have it governed by philosophers."
"Philosophy goes no further than probabilities, and in every assertion keeps a doubt in reserve."
"Art requires philosophy, just as philosophy requires art. Otherwise, what would become of beauty?"
"The philosopher must station themselves in the middle."
"The courage of the truth is the first condition of philosophic study."
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