Watch out for the fellow who talks about putting things in order. Putting things in order always means getting other people under your control.
A thing is not proved just because no one has ever questioned it. What has never been gone into impartially has never been properly gone into. Hence scepticism is the first step toward truth. It must be applied generally, because it is the touchstone.
Only the educated are free.
Education has for its object the formation of character.
I don’t need a baby growing inside me for 9 months. For one thing, there’s morning sickness. If I’m going to feel nauseous and achy when I wake up, I want to achieve that state the old fashioned way: getting good and drunk the night before.
The forceps of our minds are clumsy forceps, and crush the truth a little in taking hold of it.
I don’t understand the sizes anymore. There’s a size zero, which I didn’t even know that they had. It must stand for: ‘Ohhh my God, you’re thin.’
Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.
What is the first business of one who practices philosophy? To get rid of self-conceit. For it is impossible for anyone to begin to learn that which he thinks he already knows.
Anger is a momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you.