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Philosophy Quotes

Each of the following quotes was said by one of the authors featured in our Book Club's philosophy library. Can you guess who said each one?

Points available: 10

1:

"The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth starting, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it."

2:

"To live alone one must be a beast or a God, says Aristotle. Leaving out the third case: one must be both -- a philosopher."

3:

"Happiness is thought to depend on leisure; for we are busy that we may have leisure, and make war that we may live in peace."

4:

"The philosophy of the wisest man that ever existed, is mainly derived from the act of introspection."

5:

"Homo sapiens, the only creature endowed with reason, is also the only creature to pin its independence on things unreasonable."

6:

"If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things."

7:

"What is the first business of philosophy? To part with self-conceit. For it is impossible for anyone to begin to learn what he thinks that he already knows."

8:

"God is not willing to do everything, and thus take away our free will and that share of glory which belongs to us."

9:

"All philosophies, if you ride them home, are nonsense, but some are greater nonsense than others."

10:

"A man is morally free when, in full possession of his living humanity, he judges the world, and judges other men, with uncompromising sincerity."

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