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In principle I am against principles. - Tristan Tzara
Reason has always existed, but not always in a reasonable form. - Karl Marx
God loves everyone in the world who doesn't love himself. Does God love God? - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
I'm still an atheist, thank God. - Luis Buñuel
No light, but rather darkness visible. - Milton
What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone? - Bertolt Brecht
My reputation grows with every failure. - George Bernard Shaw
A sadist is someone who is kind to a masochist.
The hour which gives us life begins to take it away. - Seneca
Who shall stand guard to the guards themselves? - Juvenal
Living means dying. - Frederick Engels
All modern thought is permeated by the idea of thinking the unthinkable. - Michel Foucault
It is in changing that things find repose. - Heraclitus
When Po-chang was asked about seeking for the Buddha nature: "It's much like riding an ox in search of the ox."
He spent his last shilling on a purse.
The book above all others in the world that should be banned is a catalogue of forbidden books. - Lichtenberg
A solipsist is like the man who gave up turning round because whatever he saw was always in front of him. - Ernst Mach
A banker will lend you money only if you can prove you don't need it.
A child, when it begins to speak, learns what it is that it knows. - John Hall Wheelock
If the rich could hire the poor to die for them, the poor could make a wonderful living. - Yiddish proverb
You get the best view of Paris from the Eiffel Tower, because you can't see the Eiffel Tower from there.
No man who needs a monument ever ought to have one. - Nathaniel Hawthorne
You cannot step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on. - Heraclitus
You cannot step into the same river once. - Cratylus
The supreme triumph of reason is to cast doubt upon its own validity. - Miguel de Unamuno
The superfluous, a very necessary thing. - Voltaire
Only the ephemeral is of lasting value. - Eugene Ionesco
Prophecy is many times the principal cause of the events foretold. - Thomas Hobbes
Another victory like that and we are done for. - Pyrrhus
He who despises himself nevertheless esteems himself as a self-despiser. - Friedrich Nietzsche
In a philosophical argument, he gains most who is defeated, since he learns most. - Epicurus
Boredom - the desire for desires. - Leo Tolstoy
The man who fears suffering is already suffering what he fears. - Michel de Montaigne
The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. - Oscar Wilde
Ask yourself whether you are happy, and you cease to be so. - John Stuart Mill
Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow. - Oscar Wilde
I'm saying nothing and I'm saying it. - John Cage
Nothing is enough for the man for whom enough is too little. - Epicurus
There is nothing like worrying about the bowels opening to stop them opening. - Dr Clark Kennedy
Bad is never good until worse happens. - Danish proverb
Art lies in concealing art.
Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth. - Pablo Picasso
To Wilde, a book on Italian literature showed a "want of knowledge that must be the result of years of study."
What then in the last resort are the truths of mankind? - They are the irrefutable errors of mankind. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Consciousness is that which it is not, and is not that which it is. - Jean-Paul Sartre
If I don't know I don't know, I think I know. If I don't know I know, I think I don't know. - R. D. Lang
If you think you're free, there's no escape possible. - Ram Dass
It was always thus; and even if 'twere not, 'twould inevitably have been always otherwise. - Dean Lattimer
Much that is inexpressible would be hardly worth expressing, if one could express if. - Lichtenberg
It is as if I were attempting to trace with the point of a pencil the shadow of the tracing paper. - Nathanael West
Include me out. - Sam Goldwyn
Abstainer - a weak person who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure. - Ambrose Bierce
The little I know, I owe to my ignorance. - Sacha Guitry
Source: Vicious Circles And Infinity, by Patrick Hughes and George Brecht