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...it is always from a minority acting in ways different from what the majority would prescribe that the majority in the end learns to do better.

F.a. Hayek Quotes

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A fact never went into partnership with a miracle. Truth scorns the assistance of wonders. A fact will fit every other fact in the universe, and that is how you can tell whether it is or is not a fact. A lie will not fit anything except another lie.

Robert G. Ingersoll Quotes

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If the triangles made a god, they would give him three sides.

De Montesquieu Quotes

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There are few things more dishonorable than misleading the young.

Thomas Sowell Quotes

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Credulity is belief in slight evidence, with no evidence, or against evidence.

Tryon Edwards Quotes

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The rich man in his castle, the poor man at his gate, God made them, high or lowly, and ordered their estate.

Cecil F. Alexander Quotes

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It is useless for sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism while wolves remain of a different opinion.

William Ralph Inge Quotes

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The test of civilization is the estimate of woman. Among savages she is a slave. In the dark ages of Christianity she is a toy and a sentimental goddess. With increasing moral light, and greater liberty, and more universal justice, she begins to develop as an equal human being.

George William Curtis Quotes

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There may be said to be two classes of people in the world: those who constantly divide the people of the world into two classes, and those who do not.

Robert Charles Benchley Quotes

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In a society in which it is a moral offense to be different from your neighbor your only escape is never to let them find out.

Robert Heinlein Quotes

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Controversy is only dreaded by the advocates of error.

Benjamin Rush 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 appropriate here to recall that the so-called Dark Ages began with the flight of the individuals into the protection of lords or chapters and came to an end when the individual again found it to his advantage to set forth on his own. We live at a time when everything conspires to push the individual into the fold.

Bertrand De Jouvenal Quotes

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...everything is too important ever to be entrusted to professional experts, because every organization of such professionals and every established social organization becomes a vested-interest institution more concerned with its efforts to maintain itself or advance its own interests than to achieve the purpose that society expects it to achieve.

Carroll Quigley Quotes

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The theory of evolution must be considered as a scientific theory, as theory, that is, proposed to explain or systemize a set of facts, and that no one has any claim to be considered as a serious rival to Darwin in the "discovery" of this theory who did not conduct his evolutionary studies upon a reasonably wide basis of facts. To have ideas, apercus, is not enough, and it is the overevalutation of such clever but uncontrolled guesses which is apt to produce the ludicrous fallacy of combination, in which fragments of the final theory are collected from widely scattered sources and are combined in such a way as to impugn the originality of him who was the first to see how such a synthesis was possible.

P.r. Bell Quotes

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You cannot criticize the New Testament. It criticizes you.

John Jay Chapman Quotes

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You can only cure retail but you can prevent wholesale.

Brock Chisolm 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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The Darwinian theory is in principle capable of explaining life. No other theory that has ever been suggested is in principle capable of explaining life.

Richard Dawkins Quotes

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The only meaning of life worth caring about is one that can withstand our best efforts to examine it.

Daniel C. Dennett Quotes

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Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

Philip K. Dick Quotes

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The tapestry of history has no point at which you can cut it and leave the design intelligible.

George Dix Quotes

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The real cause of personal existence is not the favor of the Almighty, but the sexual love of one's earthly parents.

Ernst Heinrich Haeckel Quotes

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The several sorts of religion in the world are little more than so many spiritual monopolies.

Lord Halifax Quotes

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A touchstone to determine the actual worth of an "intellectual"- find out how he feels about astrology.

Robert Heinlein Quotes

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