Le Bovier de Fontenelle

The magnificent and the ridiculous are so close that they touch.


There is no opinion so absurd but that some philosopher will express it.

No folly is more costly than the folly of intolerant idealism.

G. K. Chesterton

In a world where everything is ridiculous, nothing can be ridiculed. You cannot unmask a mask.

George Carlin

The meaning of life is just finding a place for all your stuff.

Baruch Spinoza

To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life.

Francis Crick

A cynic might wonder whether, since all living things eat or are eaten, this at least suggets they have someting in common.

François de La Rochefoucauld (

The art of using moderate abilities to advantage often brings greater results than actual brilliance.


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