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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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One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important.

Schopenhauer 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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Any man who inflicts the human race with ideas must be prepared to see them misunderstood.

H.L. Mencken Quotes

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The human race is divided into two sharply differentiated and mutually antagonistic classes, almost two genera- a small minority that plays with ideas and is capable of taking them in, and a vast majority that finds them painful, and is thus arrayed against them, and against all who have traffic with them. The intellectual heritage of the race belongs to the minority, and to the minority only. The majority has no more to do with it than it has to do with ecclesiastic politics on Mars. In so far as that heritage is apprehended, it is viewed with enmity. But in the main it is not apprehended at all.

H.L. Mencken Quotes

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The primary sign of a well-ordered mind is a man's ability to remain in one place and linger in his own company.

Seneca Quotes

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Every step in human progress, from the first feeble stirrings in the abyss of time, has been opposed by the great majority of men. Every valuable thing that has been added to the store of man's possessions has been derided by them when it was new, and destroyed by them when they had the power. They have fought every new truth ever heard of, and they have killed every truth-seeker who got into their hands.

H.L. Mencken Quotes

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The psychologists and the metaphysicians wrangle endlessly over the nature of the thinking process in man, but no matter how violently they differ otherwise they all agree that it has little to do with logic and is not much conditioned by overt facts.

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