Quotations by Richard Rorty
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Born: Sunday, October 4, 1931
Died: Friday, June 8, 2007 (75 years old)
Always strive to excel, but only on weekends.
The difference between people and ideas is... only superficial.
(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.
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.
(Keywords: Beliefs, Cause, Language, World)
There is nothing deep down inside us except what we have put there ourselves.
(Keywords: Deep, Nothing)
Truth is simply a compliment paid to sentences seen to be paying their way.
(Keywords: Truth, Compliment)