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Groucho Marx
“Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.”
Groucho Marx, The Essential Groucho: Writings For By And About Groucho Marx

Oscar Wilde
“Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.”
Oscar Wilde, De Profundis

Joanna Russ
“As my mother once said: The boys throw stones at the frogs in jest.

But the frogs die in earnest.”
Joanna Russ, The Female Man

Oscar Wilde
“I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again.”
Oscar Wilde

“The unexamined life is not worth living.”

19860 Classics and the Western Canon — 3736 members — last activity 11 minutes ago
This is a group to read and discuss those books generally referred to as “the classics” or “the Western canon.” Books which have shaped Western though ...more
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Study and discussion of important questions of political philosophy and ethics, beginning (but not ending) with the questions asked by Socrates. Rule ...more
72821 Psychology — 590 members — last activity Dec 22, 2020 08:40AM
Psychology is a group to discuss books and ideas across a broad spectrum of knowledge including neuroscience, psychology, human and animal behavior, m ...more
52739 The Aspiring Polymath's Society — 576 members — last activity Oct 20, 2020 11:58PM
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1194 Philosophy — 4469 members — last activity Jan 28, 2021 05:03AM
What is Philosophy? Why is it important? How do you use it? This group looks at these questions and others: ethics, government, economics, skepticism, ...more
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