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371 Society Quotes

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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What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?

Henry David Thoreau 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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The nature of a society is largely determined by the direction in which talent and ambition flow--by the tilt of the social landscape.

Eric Hoffer Quotes

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What one generation sees as a luxury, the next sees as a necessity.

Anthony Crosland Quotes

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We must think of human progress, not as of something going on in the race in general, but as something going on in a small minority, perpetually beleaguered in a few walled towns. Now and then the horde of barbarians outside breaks through, and we have an armed effort to halt the process. That is, we have a Reformation, a French Revolution, a war for democracy, a Great Awakening. The minority is decimated and driven to cover. But a few survive- and a few are enough to carry on.

H.L. Mencken Quotes

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And what is a good citizen? Simply one who never says, does or thinks anything that is unusual. Schools are maintained in order to bring this uniformity up to the highest possible point. A school is a hopper into which children are heaved while they are still young and tender; therein they are pressed into certain standard shapes and covered from head to heels with official rubber-stamps.

H.L. Mencken Quotes

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