Words of Wisdom: Inspiring Insights of the Great Philosophers

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Words of Wisdom is an anthology of history’s most memorable, uplifting or thought-provoking quotations from the greatest philosophers who have ever lived. Each of the 350 quotations is accompanied by a brief essay that tells the story of the speaker or explains the circumstances that gave rise to the quotation. The words used often encapsulate the human condition and offer instruction and inspiration in equal measure.

Contains all the most famous philosophical quotations, including:â I know that I know nothing’, Socratesâ Eureka: I have found it!’, Archimedesâ Every instant of time is a pinprick of eternity’, Marcus Aureliusâ Entities should not be multiplied unnecessarily’, William of Occamâ Cogito ergo sum’, Descartesâ I am what I am’, Descartesâ The greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals’, Benthamâ The world is will to power – and nothing else’, Nietzscheâ What does not destroy me makes me stronger’, Nietzscheâ One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman’, Simone de Beauvoirâ Existence precedes essence’, Jean-Paul Sartreâ Life must be lived forward, but can only be understood backward’, Kierkegaardâ Many people would sooner die than think. In fact they do’, Russell

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Gareth Southwell is a freelance philosopher, author and illustrator. He is the author of an ongoing series of introductory philosophy books, including A Beginner's Guide to Descartes' Meditations (2007) and A Beginner's Guide to Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil (2008).  He lives in Swansea with his wife and two children.

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