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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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Anyone taken as an individual, is tolerably sensible and reasonable- as a member of a crowd, he at once becomes a blockhead.

Friedrich von Schiller Quotes

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There are few things more dishonorable than misleading the young.

Thomas Sowell Quotes

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Man can be chained, but he cannot be domesticated.

Robert Heinlein 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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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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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 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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The supreme irony of life is that no one gets out of it alive.

Robert Heinlein Quotes

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If there is no struggle there is no progress.

Frederick Douglass Quotes

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A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt dangerous.

Alfred Adler 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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The meaning of life is that it stops.

Franz Kafka Quotes

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A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague.

Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes

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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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