I do not pretend to start with precise questions. I do not think you can start with anything precise. You have to achieve such precision as you can, as you go along.
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
Many a man will have the courage to die gallantly, but will not have the courage to say, or even to think, that the cause for which he is asked to die is an unworthy one.
The universe may have a purpose, but nothing we know suggests that, if so, this purpose has any similarity to ours.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it.