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1. "It seemed a ruse that fear of death should be the sole motivation for living and, yet, to quell this fear made the prospect of living itself seem all the more absurd; to extend this further, the notion of living one's life for the purposes of pondering the absurdity of living was an even greater absurdity in and of itself, which thus, by reductio ad absurdum, rendered the fear of death a necessary function of life and any lack thereof, a trifling matter rooted in self-inflicted incoherence."
Author: Ashim Shanker
2. "The reductio ad absurdum of M.D.'s view, I argued, was that science devises ever bloodier means of war until humanity's powers of destruction overcome our powers of creation and our civilization drives itself to extinction. M.D. embraced my objection with mordant glee. 'Precisely. Our will to power, our science, and those v. faculties that elevated us from apes, to saves, to modern man, are the same faculties that'll snuff out Homo Sapiens before this century is out! You'll probably live to see it happen, you fortunate son. What a symphonic crescendo that'll be, eh?"
Author: David Mitchell
3. "Reductio ad absurdum, which Euclid loved so much, is one of a mathematician's finest weapons. It is a far finer gambit than any chess play: a chess player may offer the sacrifice of a pawn or even a piece, but a mathematician offers the game."
Author: G.H. Hardy
4. "If God existed (a question concerning which Jubal maintained a meticulous intellectual neutrality) and if He desired to be worshiped (a proposition which Jubal found inherently improbable but conceivably possible in the dim light of his own ignorance), then (stipulating affirmatively both the above) it nevertheless seemed wildly unlikely to Jubal to the point of reductio ad absurdum that a God potent to shape galaxies would be titillated and swayed by the whoop-te-do nonsense the Fosterites offered Him as "worship."
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
5. "Credo quia absurdum – I believe because it is absurd."
Author: Robert Ludlum
6. "Credere quia absurdum est"
Author: Tertullian
7. "Quando l'ombra del telaio si disegnò sulle tendine era tra le sette e le otto del mattino, e fui di nuovo dentro il tempo, sentendo il ticchettio dell'orologio. Era quello del nonno e quando me lo diede il babbo disse: Quentin, eccoti il mausoleo di ogni speranza e desiderio; è molto probabile, purtroppo, che te ne serva anche tu per ottenere il reducto absurdum di ogni umana esperienza, che non farà per i tuoi bisogni individuali più di quanto fece per i suoi o per quelli di suo padre. Non te lo do perché tu possa ricordarti del tempo, ma perché ogni tanto tu possa dimenticarlo per un attimo e non sprecare tutto il tuo fiato nel tentativo di vincerlo. Perché, disse, le battaglie non si vincono mai. Non si combattono nemmeno. L'uomo scopre, sul campo, solo la sua follia e disperazione, e la vittoria è un'illusione dei filosofi e degli stolti."
Author: William Faulkner

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And what sort of philosophical doctrine is thi - that numbers confer unlimited rights, that they take from some persons all rights over themselves, and vest these rights in others."
Author: Auberon Herbert

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