“The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.”

“Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.”

“The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.”

“To teach how to live without certainty and yet without being paralyzed by hesitation is perhaps the chief thing that philosophy can do.”

“The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”

“The universe may have a purpose, but nothing we know suggests that, if so, this purpose has any similarity to ours.”

“The secret of happiness is to face the fact that the world is horrible, horrible, horrible.”

“The good life is one in which we explore our potential and live according to our own values, rather than trying to please others.”

“Every man, wherever he goes, is encompassed by a cloud of comforting convictions, which move with him like flies on a summer evening.” “It is undesirable to believe in a proposition when there is no ground whatsoever for supposing it is true.”

“The demand for certainty is one which is natural to man, but is nevertheless an intellectual vice.”

“Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth – more than ruin, more even than death.”

“The essence of the liberal outlook lies not in what opinions are held, but in how they are held: instead of being held dogmatically, they are held tentatively, and with a consciousness that new evidence may at any moment lead to their abandonment.” WEAK MAN QUOTES

“In all affairs, it’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.”

“The true spirit of delight, the exaltation, the sense of being more than Man, which is the touchstone of the highest excellence, is to be found in mathematics as surely as in poetry.”

“What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find out, which is the exact opposite.”

“One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.”

“The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.”

“The time you think you’re wasting is not wasted time at all. It’s probably the most productive time you’ll ever have.”

“It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly.”

“To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.”

“Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones.”

“Of all the forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.”

“Change is one thing, progress is another. ‘Change’ is scientific, ‘progress’ is ethical.”

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