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'A whole world of pain is contained in these words.' How can it be contained in them? - It is bound up with them. The words are like an acorn from which an oak tree can grow.
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(on Sartre) Hell isn't other people. Hell is yourself.
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A confession has to be part of your new life.
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A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that's unlocked and opens inwards; as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push.
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A man's thinking goes on within his consciousness in a seclusion in comparison with which any physical seclusion is an exhibition to public view.
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A new word is like a fresh seed sewn on the ground of the discussion.
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A philosopher who is not taking part in discussions is like a boxer who never goes into the ring
Philosophy
A picture is a model of reality.
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A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes.
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At the core of all well-founded belief, lies belief that is unfounded
Belief
At the end of reasons comes persuasion
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Because our goals are not lofty but illusory, our problems are not difficult, but nonsensical.
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Death is not an event in life: we do not live to experience death. If we take eternity to mean not infinite temporal duration but timelessness, then eternal life belongs to those who live in the present.
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Don't get involved in partial problems, but always take flight to where there is a free view over the whole single great problem, even if this view is still not a clear one.
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For a large class of cases -- though not for all -- in which we employ the word ''meaning'' it can be defined thus: the meaning of a word is its use in the language.
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For a truly religious man nothing is tragic.
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For an answer which cannot be expressed the question too cannot
be expressed. The riddle does not exist. If a question can be
put at all, then it can also be answered.
Philosophy
Humor is not a mood but a way of looking at the world. So if it is correct to say that humor was stamped out in Nazi Germany, that does not mean that people were not in good spirits, or anything of that sort, but something much deeper and more important.
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I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves.
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I sit astride life like a bad rider on a horse. I only owe it to the horse's good nature that I am not thrown off at this very moment.
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