is so perfectible and corruptible that he can become a madman through
georg christophe lichtenberg 1742 - 1799
eccentricity has always abounded when and where
strength of character has abounded; and the amount of eccentricity in a
society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental
vigor, and moral courage it contained
john stuart mill 1806 - 1873
experiment is the sole source of truth
henri poincare 1854 - 1912
words are also deeds
ludwig wittgenstein 1889 - 1951
there is no document of civilization which is not
at the same time a document of barbarism
walter benjamin 1892 - 1940
philosophy, which once seemed obsolete, lives on
because the moment to realize it was missed
theodor adorno 1903 - 1969
man makes himself; he is not found ready-made; he makes himself by the
choice of his morality, and he cannot but choose a morality, such is the
pressure of circumstance upon him
jean-paul sartre 1905 - 1980
Thales of Miletus (c. 625 -
c. 545 BCE)
Know then that war is common, that justice is strife, and that all
things come to be in accordance with strife and necessity
Heraclitus of Ephesus (c. 540 - c. 480 BCE)
It is not the things themselves that disturb people but the judgements
they make about these things.
Epictetus (55 - 135)
I am in a sorry state, for I do not even know what I do not know!
Saint Augustine (354 - 430)
There is nothing absurd in denying that God exists.
Saint Thomas Aquinas (1225 - 1274)
Whoever desires to be given everything must first give everything away.
Meister Eckhart (1260 - 1327)
Power is everywhere; not because it embraces everything, but because it
comes from everywhere.
Michel Foucault (1926 - 1984)
There are only, everywhere, differences and traces of traces.
Jacques Derrida (1930 - )