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Anybody who is 25 or 30 years old has physical scars from all sorts of things, from tuberculosis to polio. It's the same with the mind.

Moses R. Kaufman Quotes

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Psychoanalysis has changed American psychology from a diagnostic to a therapeutic science, not because so many patients are cured by the psychoanalytic technique, but because of the new understanding of psychiatric patients it has given us, and the new and different concept of illness and health.

Karl A. Menninger Quotes

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The seeds of great discoveries are constantly floating around, but they only take root in minds well prepared to receive them.

Joseph Henry Quotes

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Since the social victim has been oppressed by society, he comes to feel that his individual life will be improved more by changes in society than by his own initiative. Without realizing it, he makes society rather than himself the agent of change. The power he finds in his victimization may lead him to collective action against society, but it also encourages passivity within the sphere of his personal life.

Shelby Steele Quotes

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You've got to create a dream. You've got to uphold the dream. If you can't, go back to the factory or go back to the desk.

Eric Burdon Quotes

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Innovators and creators are persons who can to a higher degree than average accept the condition of aloneness. They are more willing to follow their own vision, even when it takes them far from the mainland of the human community. Unexplored places do not frighten them- or not, at any rate, as much as they frighten those around them. This is one of the secrets of their power. That which we call "genius" has a great deal to do with courage and daring, a great deal to do with nerve.

Nathaniel Branden Quotes

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Persons of high self-esteem are not driven to make themselves superior to others; they do not seek to prove their value by measuring themselves against a comparative standard. Their joy is being who they are, not in being better than someone else.

Nathaniel Branden Quotes

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Simplicity is the outward sign and symbol of depth of thought.

Lin Yutang Quotes

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It is important that man dreams, but it is perhaps equally important that he can laugh at his own dreams.

Lin Yutang Quotes

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We keep, in science, getting a more and more sophisticated view of our essential ignorance.

Warren Weaver Quotes

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If you happen to be one of the fretful minority who can do creative work, never force an idea; you'll abort it if you do. Be patient and you'll give birth to it when the time is ripe. Learn to wait.

Robert Heinlein Quotes

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Avoid making irrevocable decisions when tired or hungry.

Robert Heinlein Quotes

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To stay young requires unceasing cultivation of the ability to unlearn old falsehoods.

Robert Heinlein Quotes

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Obscurity is the refuge of incompetence.

Robert Heinlein Quotes

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A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.

Robert Heinlein Quotes

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The three-legged stool of understanding is held up by history, languages, and mathematics. Equipped with these three you can learn anything you want to learn. But if you lack any one of them you are just another ignorant peasant with dung on your boots.

Robert Heinlein Quotes

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Progress is made by lazy men looking for easier ways to do things.

Robert Heinlein Quotes

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There are in fact four very different stumbling blocks in the way of grasping the truth, which hinder every man however learned, and scarcely allow anyone to win a clear title to wisdom, namely, the example of weak and unworthy authority, longstanding custom, the feeling of the ignorant crowd, and the hiding of our own ignorance while making a display of our apparent knowledge.

Roger Bacon Quotes

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Yield to temptation; it may not pass your way again.

Robert Heinlein Quotes

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Most people can't think, most of the remainder won't think, the small fraction who do think mostly can't do it very well. The extremely tiny fraction who think regularly, accurately, creatively, and without self-delusion- in the long run, these are the only people who count.

Robert Heinlein Quotes

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Language was invented to ask questions. Answers may be given by grunts and gestures, but questions must be spoken. Humanness came of age when man asked the first question. Social stagnation results not from a lack of answers but from the absence of the impulse to ask questions.

Eric Hoffer Quotes

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Lack of sensitivity is perhaps basically an unawareness of ourselves.

Eric Hoffer Quotes

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...it is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance.

Charles Darwin Quotes

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Now as of old the gods give men all good things, excepting only those that are baneful and injurious and useless. These, now as of old, are not gifts of the gods: men stumble into them themselves because of their own blindness and folly.

Democritus Quotes

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There are many who know many things, yet are lacking in wisdom.

Democritus Quotes

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