When he who hears doesn't know what he who speaks means, and when he who speaks doesn't know what he himself means - that is philosophy.
Voltaire (1694 - 1778)
Contributed by: Zaady
The discovery of what is true and the practice of that which is good, are the two most important aims of philosophy.
Prejudice is an opinion without judgment.
Source: Prejudices, in Philosophical Dictionary
The infinitely little have a pride infinitely great.
He who has heard the same thing told by 12,000 eye-witnesses has only 12,000 probabilities, which are equal to one strong probability, which is far from certain.
Source: J. R. Newman (ed.) The World of Mathematics, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956.
The individual who prosecutes a man, his brother, because he is not of the same opinion, is a monster.
Source: Philosophical Dictionary, 1764
The biggest reward for a thing well done is to have done it.
The right of commanding is no longer an advantage transmitted by nature; like an inheritance, it is the fruit of labors, the price of courage.
A multitude of laws in a country is like a great number of physicians, a sign of weakness and malady.
There are no sects in geometry.
Source: W. H. Auden and L. Kronenberger (eds.) The Viking Book of Aphorisms, NY: Viking Press, 1962.
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