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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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If anything were FULLY explained, everything would be explained.

Friedrich Hebbel Quotes

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One man's "magic" is another man's engineering. "Supernatural" is a null word.

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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Specialization is for insects.

Robert Heinlein Quotes

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If a donkey bray at you, don't bray at him.

George Herbert Quotes

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Stupidity is the devil. Look in the eye of a chicken and you'll know. It's the most horrifying, cannibalistic, and nightmarish creature in this world.

Werner Herzog Quotes

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The unicorn is a very fierce beast with only one horn. To capture it a virgin maid is placed in the field. The unicorn approaches her, and resting in her lap, is so taken.

Bishop Honorius Quotes

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Science commits suicide when it adopts a creed.

Thomas Henry Huxley Quotes

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Irrationally held truths may be more harmful than reasoned errors.

Thomas Henry Huxley Quotes

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There is nothing to be found in a beehive that is not submerged in a bee. And yet you can search a bee forever with cyclotron and fluoroscope, and you will never find the hive.

Kevin Kelly Quotes

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The meaning of life is not to be discovered only after death in some hidden, mysterious realm; on the contrary, it can be found by eating the succulent fruit of the Tree of Life and by living in the here and now as fully and creatively as we can.

Paul Kurtz Quotes

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Conceal a flaw, and the world will imagine the worst.

Martial Quotes

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The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic, and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant, and kind. Failure makes people bitter and cruel.

W. Somerset Maugham Quotes

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That is the whole trouble with being a heretic. One usually must think out everything for oneself.

Aubrey Menan Quotes

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American public education is a remarkable enterprise; it succeeds best where it fails. Imagine an industry that consistently fails to do what it sets out to do. a factory where this year's product is invariably sleazier than last year's but, nevertheless, better than next year's. Imagine a corporation whose executives are always spending vast sums of money on studies designed to discover just what it is they are supposed to do and then vaster sums for further studies on just how to do it. Imagine a plant devoted to the manufacture of factory seconds to be sold at a loss. Imagine a producer of vacuum cleaners that rarely work hiring whole platoons of engineers who will, in time, report that it is, in fact, true that the vacuum cleaners rarely really work, and who will, for a larger fee, be glad to find out why, if that's possible. If you discover some such outfit, don't invest in it. Unfortunately, we are all required to invest in public education.

Richard Mitchell Quotes

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Every luxury must be paid for, and everything is a luxury, starting with being in this world.

Cesare Pavese Quotes

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In most instances, all an argument proves is that two people are present.

Tony Petito Quotes

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Trivial facts are often the best hints to what is going on.

J.m. Roberts Quotes

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Civilization is unbearable, but it is less unbearable at the top.

Timothy Leary Quotes

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This strange disease of modern life, with its sick hurry, its divided aims.

Matthew Arnold Quotes

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Any society that needs disclaimers has too many lawyers.

Erik Pepke Quotes

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Punishment is now unfashionable... because it creates moral distinctions among men, which, to the democratic mind, are odious. We prefer a meaningless collective guilt to a meaningful individual responsibility.

Thomas Szasz Quotes

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The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat.

Lily Tomlin Quotes

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Society is like a lawn where every roughness is smoothed, every bramble eradicated, and where the eye is delighted by the smiling verdure of a velvet surface.

Washington Irving Quotes

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