This New York Times Stone column calls attention to style in the analytic tradition. Earlier today, without consciously making the connection, I alluded to Aristotle's wonderful line: "Anyone who either cannot lead the common life or is so self-sufficient as not to need to, and therefore does not partake of society, is either a beast or a god."
So that got me thinking: what are some of the great lines in the philosophical tradition? I'll start things off with two:
Beauvoir: "One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman."
Rousseau: "Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains."