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In that the wisdom of the few becomes available to the many, there is progress in human affairs; without it, the static routine of tradition continues.

Jospeh Jastrow Quotes

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Anyone can escape into sleep, we are all geniuses when we dream, the butcher's the poet's equal there. - The Tempation to Exist.

E. M. Cioran Quotes

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A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.

John Barrymore Quotes

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A large part of the popularity and persuasiveness of psychology comes from its being a sublimated spiritualism: a secular, ostensibly scientific way of affirming the primacy of "spirit" over matter.

Susan Sontag Quotes

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Men never do evil so fully and so happily as when they do it for conscience's sake.

Blaise Pascal Quotes

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The hardest part of gaining any new idea is sweeping out the false idea occupying that niche.

Robert Heinlein Quotes

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Being intelligent is not a felony. But most societies evaluate it as at least a misdemeanor.

Robert Heinlein Quotes

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Whoso neglects learning in his youth, loses the past and is dead for the future.

Euripides Quotes

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Sex should be friendly. Otherwise stick to mechanical toys; it's more sanitary.

Robert Heinlein Quotes

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To think is to differ.

Clarence Darrow Quotes

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When you reach for the stars, you may not quite get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud either.

Leo Burnett Quotes

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You want to hear about insanity? I was found running naked through the jungles in Mexico. At the Mexico City airport, I decided I was in the middle of a movie and walked out on the wing on takeoff. My body... my liver... okay, my brain... went.

Dennis Hopper Quotes

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You've got to watch your mind all the time or you'll awaken and find a strange picture on your press.

Lord Buckley Quotes

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A man without force, is without the essential dignity of humanity. Human nature is so constituted, that it cannot honor a helpless man, although it can pity him.

Frederick Douglass Quotes

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The burning of an author's books, imprisonment for opinion's sake, has always been the tribute that an ignorant age pays to the genius of its time.

Joseph Allen Quotes

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The question that faces every man born into this world is not what should be his purpose, which he should set about to achieve, but just what to do with life? The answer, that he should order his life so that he can find the greatest happiness in it, is more a practical question, similar to that of how a man should spend his weekend, then a metaphysical proposition as to what is the mystic purpose of his life in the scheme of the universe.

Lin Yutang Quotes

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The most basic inherent constraint is that neither time nor wisdom are free goods available in unlimited quantity. This means that in social processes, as in economic processes, it is not only impossible to attain perfection but irrational to seek perfection- or even to seek the "best possible" result in each separate instance.

Thomas Sowell Quotes

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Perhaps even these things, one day, will be pleasing to remember. - Aenid.

Virgil Quotes

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The individual's most vital need is to prove his worth, and this usually means an insatiable hunger for action. For it is only the few who can acquire a sense of worth by developing and employing their capacities and talents. The majority prove their worth by keeping busy.

Eric Hoffer Quotes

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It is the fate of every great achievement to be pounced upon by pedants and imitators who drain it of life and turn it into an orthodoxy which stifles all stirrings of originality.

Eric Hoffer Quotes

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There are many who find a good alibi far more attractive than an achievement. For an achievement does not settle anything permanently. We still have to prove our worth anew each day: we have to prove that we are as good today as we were yesterday. But when we have a valid alibi for not achieving anything we are fixed, so to speak, for life. Moreover, when we have an alibi for not writing a book, painting a picture, and so on, we have an alibi for not writing the greatest book and not painting the greatest picture. Small wonder that the effort expended and the punishment endured in obtaining a good alibi often exceed the effort and grief requisite for the attainment of a most marked achievement.

Eric Hoffer Quotes

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To be aware how fruitful the playful mood can be is to be immune to the propaganda of the alienated, which extols resentment as a fuel of achievement.

Eric Hoffer Quotes

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It is a juvenile notion that a society needs a lofty purpose and a shining vision to achieve much. Both in the marketplace and on the battlefield men who set their hearts on toys have often displayed unequal initiative and drive. And one must be ignorant of the creative process to look for a close correspondence between motive and achievement in the world of thought and imagination.

Eric Hoffer Quotes

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It is the pull of opposite poles that stretches souls. And only stretched souls make music.

Eric Hoffer Quotes

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To be fully alive is to feel that everything is possible.

Eric Hoffer Quotes

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