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I truly believe that individuals can make a difference in society. Since periods of change such as the present one come so rarely in human history, it is up to each of us to make the best use of our time to help create a happier world.

Dalai Lama Quotes

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Please accept my resignation. I don't want to belong to any club that will accept me as a member.

Groucho Marx Quotes , Source: Groucho and Me (ch. 26)

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Human civilization is not something achieved against nature; it is rather the outcome of the working of the innate qualities of man.

Ludwig von Mises Quotes

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The philosophy called individualism is a philosophy of social cooperation and the progressive intensification of the social nexus.

Ludwig von Mises Quotes

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...the cosmology of a given age is not the result of unilinear, "scientific" development, but rather the most striking, imaginative symbol of its mentality- the projection of its conflicts, prejudice and specific ways of double-think onto the graceful sky.

Arthur Koestler Quotes

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The criterion of truth is that it works even if nobody is prepared to acknowledge it.

Ludwig von Mises Quotes

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Mutation is random; natural selection is the very opposite of random.

Richard Dawkins Quotes

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Without an element of the obscene there can be no true and deep aesthetic or moral conception of life...It is only the great men who are truly obscene. If they had not dared to be obscene they could never have dared to be great.

Havelock Ellis Quotes

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Almost everyone who has read history in a more than casual manner knows that when the great figure of God appears in a controversy, the shooting cannot be far off.

Stewart H. Holbrook Quotes

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In strategy the longest way round is often the shortest way there- a direct approach to the object exhausts the attacker and hardens the resistance by compression, whereas an indirect approach loosens the defender's hold by upsetting his balance.

B.h. Liddell Hart Quotes

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Eagles soar, but weasels never get sucked into jet engines.

Elf Sternberg Quotes

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You can find your way across this country using burger joints the way a navigator uses stars.

Charles Kuralt Quotes

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Perhaps in time the so-called Dark Ages will be thought of as including our own.

Georg C. Lichtenberg Quotes

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Anyone taken as an individual, is tolerably sensible and reasonable- as a member of a crowd, he at once becomes a blockhead.

Friedrich von Schiller Quotes

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Man can be chained, but he cannot be domesticated.

Robert Heinlein Quotes

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People do not cooperate under the division of labor because they love or should love one another. They cooperate because this best serves their own interests. Neither love nor charity nor any other sympathetic sentiments but rightly understood selfishness is what originally impelled man to adjust himself to the requirements of society, to respect the rights and freedoms of his fellow men and to substitute peaceful collaboration for enmity and conflict.

Ludwig von Mises Quotes

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It is a governing principle of nature, that the agency which can produce most good, when perverted from its proper aim, is most productive of evil. It behooves the well-intentioned, therefore, vigorously to watch the tendency of even their most highly prized institutions, since that which was established in the interests of the right, may so easily become the agent of the wrong.

James Fenimore Cooper Quotes

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Anyone can see a forest fire. Skill lies in sniffing the first smoke.

Robert Heinlein Quotes

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Men rarely (if ever) manage to dream up a god superior to themselves. Most gods have the manners and morals of a spoiled child.

Robert Heinlein Quotes

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Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.

Robert Heinlein Quotes

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Sin lies only in hurting others unnecessarily. All other "sins" are invented nonsense.

Robert Heinlein Quotes

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Never do today what you can put off till tomorrow if tomorrow might improve the odds.

Robert Heinlein Quotes

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If you pray hard enough, water will run uphill. How hard? Why, hard enough to make water run uphill, of course!

Robert Heinlein Quotes

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Being right too soon is socially unacceptable.

Robert Heinlein Quotes

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Only God helps the badly dressed.

Spanish Proverb Quotes

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