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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on achievement, beginning, belief, body, creation, failure, future, interest, justice, knowledge, literature, logic, mathematics, men, merit, order, past, philosophy, physics, problems, research, schools, scienc

The study of logic becomes the central study in philosophy: it gives the method of research in philosophy, just as mathematics gives the method in physics. . . . All this supposed knowledge in the traditional systems must be swept away, and a new beginning must be made. . . . To the large and still growing body of men engaged in the pursuit of science, . . . the new method, successful already in such time-honored problems as number, infinity, continuity, space and time, should make an appeal which the older methods have wholly failed to make. The one and only condition, I believe, which is necessary in order to secure for philosophy in the near future an achievement surpassing all that has hitherto been accomplished by philosophers, is the creation of a school of men with scientific training and philosophical interests, unhampered by the traditions of the past, and not misled by the literary methods of those who copy the ancients in all except their merits.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

Source: Our Knowledge of the External World, as a Field For Scientific Method in Philosophy

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A Quote by Benjamin Disraeli on art, failure, literature, and men

You know who critics are?-the men who have failed in literature and art.

Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881)

Source: Lothair. Chap. xxxv.

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A Quote by Ashleigh Brilliant on charm, college, diversity, good, insanity, literature, psychology, time, and work

Of Ashleigh Brilliant's work: "Endlessly quotable . . . they draw one by the charm of their diversity of texture and taste." - Eric Korn, The (London) Times Literary Supplement "Outstandingly good. I've been a fan for years." - Herb Caen, San Francisco Chronicle "I really like the things Ashleigh Brilliant thinks of. The only time he makes me mad is when he thinks of things before I do." - Charles M. Schulz, creator of Peanuts. "Wonderfully inspirational and insane messages." - Professor J. Katz, Dept. of Psychology, John Abbott College, Canada.

Ashleigh Brilliant (1933 -)

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A Quote by Arthur Symons on charm and literature

Without charm there can be no fine literature, as there can be no perfect flower with-out fragrance.

Arthur Symons (1865 - 1945)

Source: The Symbolist Movement in Literature, 1899, Stéphane Mallarmé

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A Quote by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov on gold, literature, and work

But if you had asked him what his work was, he would look candidly and openly at you with his large bright eyes through his gold pincenez, and would answer in a soft, velvety, lisping baritone: "My work is literature."

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860 - 1904)

Source: "Excellent People"

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A Quote by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov on action, comedy, literature, love, play, pleasure, and writing

I am writing a play which I probably will not finish until the end of November. I am writing it with considerable pleasure, though I sin frightfully against the conventions of the stage. It is a comedy with three female parts, six male, four acts, a landscape (view of the lake), lots of talk on literature, little action and tons of love.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860 - 1904)

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A Quote by André Maurois on literature and love

In literature as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by others.

Andre Maurois (1885 - 1967)

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A Quote by Anaïs Nin on adoption, dogma, literature, politics, and religion

When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons.  We cease to grow.

Anaïs Nin (1903 - 1977)

Source: The Diaries of Anaïs Nin

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on books, conventionality, custom, fashion, hope, and literature

USAGE, n. The First Person of the literary Trinity, the Second and Third being Custom and Conventionality. Imbued with a decent reverence for this Holy Triad an industrious writer may hope to produce books that will live as long as the fashion.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on literature, newspapers, and work

SERIAL, n. A literary work, usually a story that is not true, creeping through several issues of a newspaper or magazine.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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