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Civilization is an enormous device for economizing knowledge,.

Thomas Sowell Quotes

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The stricter standards and independent, often conclusive, evidence in the physical sciences cannot be generalized to intellectual activity as a whole, even though the aura of scientific processes and results is often appropriated by other intellectuals.

Thomas Sowell Quotes

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Knowledge can be enormously costly, and is often scattered in widely uneven fragments, too small to be individually usable in decision making. The communication and coordination of these scattered fragments of knowledge is one of the basic problems- perhaps the basic problem- of any society.

Thomas Sowell Quotes

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Only a mediocre person is always at his best.

W. Somerset Maugham Quotes

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Truth...never comes into the world but like a Bastard, to the ignominy of him that brought her forth.

John Milton Quotes

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When we find a thinker reflecting or echoing an apparently erroneous, narrow, or even illogical thought that was popular or authoritative in his time, we must never rule out the possibility that what we have discovered is not the limit of his vision but only an example of his deliberate rhetorical accommodation to reigning prejudice which he does not share but thinks it best not to expose.

Thomas L. Pangle Quotes

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Social values in general are incrementally variable: neither safety, diversity, rational articulation, nor morality is categorically a "good thing" to have more of, without limits. All are subject to diminishing returns, and ultimately negative returns.

Thomas Sowell Quotes

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Whatsoever is contrary to nature is contrary to reason, and whatsoever is contrary to reason is absurd.

Baruch Spinoza Quotes

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If you're going to do something tonight that you'll be sorry for tomorrow, sleep late.

Henny Youngman Quotes

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Implicit in the activist conception of government is the assumption that you can take the good things in a complex system for granted, and just improve the things that are not so good. What is lacking in this conception is any sense that a society, an institution, or even a single human being, is an intricate system of fragile inter-relationships, whose complexities are little understood and easily destabilized.

Thomas Sowell Quotes

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Informal relationships are not mere minor interstitial supplements to the major institutions of society. These informal relationships not only include important decision-making processes, such as the family, but also produce much of the background social capital without which the other major institutions of society could not function nearly as effectively as they do.

Thomas Sowell Quotes

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Every animal is sad after coitus except the human female and the rooster.

Claudius Galen Quotes

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A line runs from the meditations of the heart to the words of the mouth. The meditations are not clear to us until the mouth utters its words. If what the mouth utters is unclear or foolish or mendacious, it must be that the meditations are the same. But the line runs both ways. The words of the mouth will become the meditations of the heart, and the habit of loose talk loosens the fastenings of our understanding.

Richard Mitchell Quotes

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Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours.

Margaret Halsey Quotes

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Insanity -- a perfectly rational adjustment to an insane world.

R. D. Lang Quotes

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A wonderful discovery--psychoanalysis. Makes quite simple people feel they're complex.

Samuel N. Behrman Quotes

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If there were dreams to sell, what would you buy?

Thomas Lovell Beddoes Quotes

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I do not understand the capricious lewdness of the sleeping mind.

John Cheever Quotes

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Instinct is the nose of the mind.

Madame De Girardin Quotes

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In a mad world, only the mad are sane.

Akiro Kurosawa Quotes

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The true function of art is to...edit nature and so make it coherent and lovely. The artist is a sort of impassioned proofreader, blue-penciling the bad spelling of God.

H.L. Mencken Quotes

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It is only doubt that creates. It is only the minority that counts.

H.L. Mencken Quotes

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We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them.

Livy Quotes

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Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.

H.L. Mencken Quotes

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There is only one honest impulse at the bottom of Puritanism, and that is the impulse to punish the man with a superior capacity for happiness.

H.L. Mencken Quotes

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