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QuotePhilosoherDate of Quote
'The object of the superior man is truth'c450BC
'Until Philosophers are kings...cities will never have rest from their troubles'.c355BC
'If it is in our power to act nobly, it is also in our power to do evil.' c300BC
'Virtue is the foundation of friendship'c50BC
'Too late have I come to love you, O beauty so ancient and so fresh'c390
'Human salvation demands the divine disclosure of truths surpassing reason.' 1265
'Men ought either to be well treated or crushed'1520
'if a man ... be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.'1605
'I think, therefore I am'1641
'...the life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short' 1651
'All mankind... being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions.' 1690
'Essence is perception'1710
QuotePhilosoherDate of Quote
'It is never possible to deduce judgements of value from matters of fact'1751
'Man was born free, and everywhere he is in irons'1762
'It is not from the benevolence of the.. baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.' 1776
'Reason is the pupil of itself alone. It is the oldest of the sciences'1781
'Mankind is governed by pain and pleasure'1789
'God is the absolute truth.' 1832
'The ideas of the ruling class are the ruling ideas.'1846
'We can surely never arrive at the nature of things from without.'1844
'Over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign.' 1859
'When you stare into an abyss ... the abyss also stares into you'.1886
'The world is the totality of facts, not things.'1921
'Once freedom has exploded in the soul of man, the gods no longer have any power over him' 1945

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