14 Famous Philosophical Quotes Explained With Kanye Lyrics

Philosophical quotes can be needlessly obtuse, so let's have Ye break it down for us. Everyone knows about his affinity for Nietzsche, but Yeezus has a lot more to teach his disciples about famous philosophical phrases.

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5. Thoreau: "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined."

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Note: This is a common, slightly misconstrued paraphrase of the actual quote: "If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours," but that doesn't usually fit on a coffee mug.

13. John Locke: "New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common."