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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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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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Positive self-esteem operates as, in effect, the immune system of the consciousness, providing resistance, strength, and a capacity for regeneration. When self-esteem is low, our resilience in the face of life's adversities is diminished. We crumble before vicissitudes that a healthier sense of self could vanquish. We tend to be more influenced by the desire to avoid pain than to experience joy. Negatives have more power over us than positives.

Nathaniel Branden Quotes

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

Richard Dawkins 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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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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Morality, thou deadly bane,Thy tens o' thousands thou has slain!

Robert Burns Quotes

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Man can be chained, but he cannot be domesticated.

Robert Heinlein 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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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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We must beware of trying to build a society in which nobody counts for anything except a politician or an official, a society where enterprise gains no reward and thrift no privileges.

Winston Churchill Quotes

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In history the way of annihilation is invariably prepared by inward degeneration, by decrease of life. Only then can a shock from outside put an end to the whole.

Jakob Burckhardt Quotes

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For piety lies not in being often seen turning a veiled head to stones, nor in approaching every altar, nor in lying prostrate...before the temples of the gods, nor in sprinkling altars with the blood of beasts...but rather in being able to look upon all things with a mind at peace.

Lucretius Quotes

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Scientists tell us that the fastest animal on earth, with a top speed of 120 ft/sec, is a cow that has been dropped out of a helicopter.

Dave Barry Quotes

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If there is no struggle there is no progress.

Frederick Douglass Quotes

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The present is saturated with the past and pregnant with the future.

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Quotes

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...most scientific problems are far better understood by studying their history than their logic.

Ernst Mayr Quotes

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