Best Quotes by Blaise Pascal

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This page contains a collection of philosophical quotes by Blaise Pascal. Details about the book, chapter number, and translation are included where applicable. On curiosity: The chief malady of man is restless curiosity about things which he cannot understand; and it is not so bad for him to be in error as to be curious to no purpose. – Pensées, I, 18, trans. W. F. Trotter On philosophers: To make light of philosophy is to be a true philosopher. – Pensées, I, 4, trans. W. F. Trotter On learning: When …

Best Philosophical Quotes by Adam Smith

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This page contains a collection of philosophical quotes by Adam Smith. Details about the book, chapter number, and translation are included where applicable. On philosophy: In the progress of society, philosophy or speculation becomes, like every other employment, the principal or sole trade and occupation of a particular class of citizens. Like every other employment, too, it is subdivided into a great number of different branches, each of which affords occupation to a peculiar tribe or class of philosophers; and this subdivision of employment in philosophy, as well as in …

Twenty Philosophical Quotes on Youth and Aging (With References)

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This page contains a collection of quotes on youth and aging, arranged in roughly chronological order. These quotes are all genuine and details about the author, book, chapter number, and translation are included where applicable. Quotes that begin with a section of bold text are my personal favourites. Without further ado, here are twenty (real) quotes by philosophers on youth and aging: Cephalus: Old age has a great sense of calm and freedom . . . he who is of a calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure …

Fourteen Philosophical Quotes on Self-Knowledge (With References)

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This page contains a collection of quotes on self-knowledge, arranged in roughly chronological order. These quotes are all genuine and details about the author, book, chapter number, and translation are included where applicable. Quotes that begin with a section of bold text are my personal favourites. Without further ado, here are fourteen (real) quotes by philosophers on self-knowledge: Critias: Self-knowledge would certainly be maintained by me to be the very essence of knowledge, and in this I agree with him who dedicated the inscription, ‘Know thyself!’ at Delphi. – Plato, …

Fourteen Philosophical Quotes on Honor and Reputation (With References)

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This page contains a collection of quotes on honor and reputation, arranged in roughly chronological order. These quotes are all genuine and details about the author, book, chapter number, and translation are included where applicable. Quotes that begin with a section of bold text are my personal favourites. Without further ado, here are fourteen (real) quotes by philosophers on honor and reputation: Pausanias: There is a dishonour in being overcome by the love of money, or of wealth, or of political power, whether a man is frightened into surrender by …