Philosophers are very severe towards other philosophers because they expect too much.
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Words are weapons, and it is dangerous . . . to borrow them from the arsenal of the enemy.
Emotion is primarily about nothing and much of it remains about nothing to the end.
To condemn spontaneous and delightful occupations because they are useless for self-preservation shows an uncritical prizing of life irrespective of the content.
The idea of Christ is much older than Christianity
An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.
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