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He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god.

Abigail Adams Quotes , Source: in a letter to John Adams

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The technique of a mass movement aims to infect people with a malady and then offer the movement as a cure.

Eric Hoffer Quotes

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We have a system that increasingly taxes work and subsidizes nonwork.

Milton Friedman Quotes

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Avoid self-righteousness like the devil- nothing is so self-blinding.

B.h. Liddell Hart Quotes

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It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses or majority, merely because the majority is the majority. Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people.

Giordano Bruno Quotes

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Every change in conditions will make necessary some change in the use of resources, in the direction and kind of human activities, in habits and practices. And each change in the actions of those affected in the first instance will require further adjustments that will gradually extend through the whole of society. Every change thus in a sense creates a "problem" for society, even though no single individual perceives it as such; it is gradually "solved" by the establishment of a new overall adjustment.

F.a. Hayek Quotes

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Everybody wants to be somebody; nobody wants to grow.

Johann Von Goethe Quotes

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One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.

Mother Teresa Quotes

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There exist limitless opportunities in every industry. Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier.

Charles Kettering Quotes

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I have steadily endeavored to keep my mind free so as to give up any hypothesis, however much beloved (and I cannot resist forming one on every subject), as soon as the facts are shown to be opposed to it.

Charles Darwin Quotes

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Society exists only as a mental concept; in the real world there are only individuals.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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Society is a masked ball, where every one hides his real character, and reveals it by hiding

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

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Society knows perfectly well how to kill a man and has methods more subtle than death

Andre Gide Quotes

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A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity.

Robert Frost Quotes

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A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.

Greek proverb Quotes

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Whenever there is a conflict between human rights and property rights, human rights must prevail

Abraham Lincoln Quotes

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Both optimists and pessimists contribute to our society. The optimist invents the airplane and the pessimist the parachute.

G. B. Stern Quotes

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Deliver me from your cold phlegmatic preachers, politicians, friends, lovers and husbands.

Abigail Adams Quotes , Source: in a letter to John Adams

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For it is most true that a natural and secret hatred and aversation towards society in any man, hath somewhat of the savage beast.

Francis Bacon Quotes , Source: Essays--Civil and Moral--Of Friendship

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Man was formed for society.

Francis Bacon Quotes , Source: Essays--Civil and Moral--Of Friendship

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A people is but the attempt of many To rise to the completer life of one-- And those who live as models for the mass Are singly of more value than they all.

Robert Browning Quotes , Source: Luria (act V, l. 334)

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But now being lifted into high society, And having pick'd up several odds and ends Of free thoughts in his travels for variety, He deem'd, being in a lone isle, among friends, That without any danger of a riot, he Might for long lying make himself amends; And singing as he sung in his warm youth, Agree to a short armistice with truth.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Don Juan (canto III, st. 83)

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I'd rather be dead than cool.

Kurt Cobain Quotes , Source: in the song "Stay Away"

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The instinct of nearly all societies is to lock up anybody who is truly free. First, society begins by trying to beat you up. If this fails, they try to poison you. If this fails too, the finish by loading honors on your head.

Kurt Cobain Quotes , Source: in the song "Stay Away"

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Those families, you know, are our upper crust, not upper ten thousand.

James Fenimore Cooper Quotes , Source: The Ways of the Hour (ch. VI)

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