Quotations by Richard Rorty

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Born: Sunday, October 4, 1931
Died: Friday, June 8, 2007 (75 years old)
Profession: Philosopher
Nationality: American


Always strive to excel, but only on weekends.
- Richard Rorty

The difference between people and ideas is... only superficial.
- Richard Rorty
(Keywords: People, Ideas, Difference)

The usual picture of Socrates is of an ugly little plebeian who inspired a handsome young nobleman to write long dialogues on large topics.
- Richard Rorty
(Keywords: Ugly)

The world does not speak. Only we do. The world can, once we have programmed ourselves with a language, cause us to hold beliefs. But it cannot propose a language for us to speak. Only other human beings can do that.
- Richard Rorty
(Keywords: Beliefs, Cause, Language, World)

There is nothing deep down inside us except what we have put there ourselves.
- Richard Rorty
(Keywords: Deep, Nothing)

Truth is simply a compliment paid to sentences seen to be paying their way.
- Richard Rorty
(Keywords: Truth, Compliment)







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