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Words of Wisdomis an anthology of historyâ€™s most memorable, uplifting or thought-provoking quotations from the greatest philosophers who have ever lived. Each of the 350 quotations is accompanied by a brief essay that tells the story of the speaker or explains the circumstances that gave rise to the quotation. The words used often encapsulate the human condition and offer instruction and inspiration in equal measure. Contains all the most famous philosophical quotations, including: â€˜I know that I know nothingâ€™, Socrates â€˜ Eureka: I have found it!â€™, Archimedes â€˜Every instant of time is a pinprick of eternityâ€™, Marcus Aurelius â€˜Entities should not be multiplied unnecessarilyâ€™, William of Occam â€˜ Cogito ergo sumâ€™, Descartes â€˜I am what I amâ€™, Descartes â€˜The greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of moralsâ€™, Bentham â€˜The world is will to power â€“ and nothing elseâ€™, Nietzsche â€˜What does not destroy me makes me strongerâ€™, Nietzsche â€˜One is not born, but rather becomes, a womanâ€™, Simone de Beauvoir â€˜Existence precedes essenceâ€™, Jean-Paul Sartre â€˜Life must be lived forward, but can only be understood backwardâ€™, Kierkegaard â€˜Many people would sooner die than think. In fact they doâ€™, Russell