ABC: the World's Greatest Words of Wisdom
Silverback Books, Feb 15, 2006 - Philosophy - 95 pages
An exceptional anthology of the most compelling quotations from the greatest philosophers of all time. Includes over 100 words of wisdom from Oriental, Western, Hindu, African or American Indian, from Antiquity up to modern times.
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Akhty Alain Anatole Anaxagoras anguish into delight Aragon Aristotle art of turning Averroes Baruch Spinoza becoming ridiculous Berkeley Borges born from elements Bossuet Bruyere Castoriadis Chinese proverb Chuang-tse Cicero Confucius conversation is worth Deleuze Democritus drinking together plays end up becoming Epicurus Feuillet Francois Friedrich Christoph Friedrich Nietzsche Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph friendship Georges Bataille harmony is born Heraclitus honour Huainan zi human Husa proverb Ibn Khaldun Immanuel Kant immortality intelligence includes Jacques Benigne Jacques Derrida Jankelevitch Johann Wolfgang Jorge Luis Juan-Luis keep silence knows Komo-Dibi La Rochefoucauld Lao-tse Levi-Strauss Lie-tse Malraux Maurice Merleau-Ponty Mencius Montaigne Montesquieu Oetinger Oromo proverb Paul Valery Plato plays a large Ponge Rochefoucauld Schelling Schopenhauer slight intelligence discriminates slight words soul spent drinking sweetest harmony teach tfie Thales thing that thinks Tiruvalluvar turning anguish unhappy we end Vladimir words are brilliant words are verbose words of wisdom world's greatest words Xavier de Maistre Yourcenar
Page 91 - Now what is a thing that thinks? It is a thing that doubts, understands, conceives, affirms, denies, wills and refuses; also that imagines and perceives.
Page 51 - It was enough to read six lines of Stalin to understand that the revolution could not be that, Cornelius Castoriadis I teach the art of turning anguish into delight.