Metaphysics

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Metaphysics is a dark ocean without shores or lighthouse, strewn with many a philosophic wreck
A metaphysician is one who, when you remark that twice two makes four, demands to know what you mean by twice, what you mean by two, what by makes, and what by four
Logic works, metaphysics contemplates
When he to whom one speaks does not understand, and he who speaks himself does not understand, that is metaphysics
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
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On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."
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