Short, Easy, Rich, and Deep:

Insights, proverbs, memes and jokes from different cultures and time periods.

Here is a sampler:

  1. “The unexamined life is not worth living” – Socrates

  2. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit” – Aristotle

  3. “Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent” – Ludwig Wittgenstein

  4. “The life of man (in a state of nature) is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short” – Thomas Hobbes

  5. “History is Philosophy teaching by examples” – Thucydides

  6. “I think therefore I am” (“Cogito, ergo sum”) – René Descartes

  7. “He who thinks great thoughts, often makes great errors” – Martin Heidegger

  8. “We live in the best of all possible worlds” – Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

  9. “What is rational is actual and what is actual is rational” – G. W. F. Hegel

  10. “God is dead! He remains dead! And we have killed him.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

  11. “There is but one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide” – Albert Camus

  12. “One cannot step twice in the same river” – Heraclitus

  13. “The greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals and legislation” – Jeremy Bentham

  14. “To be is to be perceived” (“Esse est percipi”)– Bishop George Berkeley

  15. “Happiness is not an ideal of reason but of imagination” – Immanuel Kant

  16. “No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience” – John Locke

  17. “God is not willing to do everything, and thus take away our free will and that share of glory which belongs to us” – Niccolo Machiavelli

  18. “Liberty consists in doing what one desires” – John Stuart Mill

  19. “It is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatever for supposing it true” – Bertrand Russell

  20. “The living are only a species of the dead, and a rare species at that.” Nietzsche