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- A Little Bit Of Virtue Can Be A Dangerous Thing
(Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist Papers)
- Can One Person's Suffering Be Another Person's Happiness?
(Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov and Notes From The Underground)
- Seeing The Familiar More Clearly and The Unfamiliar More Fairly
(Ludwig Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations)
- When We Lose Something, We Haven't Lost Everything
(Emily Dickinson, poem)
- The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change
- Awaken Thyself!
(Henry David Thoreau, Walden)
- Would You Want To Live Forever?
(Homer, The Odyssey)
- Philosophical Understanding Comes As Much From The Questions As From The Answers
(Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet)
- The Most Important Philosophy Is Your Own
(Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra)
- We Must Become Philosophers To See That Philosophy is Relevant to Daily Life
(Franz Kafka, "On Parables")