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Words have ruined more souls than any devil's agency.

Eric Hoffer Quotes

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Spiritual stagnation ensues when man's environment becomes unpredictable or when his inner life is made wholly predictable.

Eric Hoffer Quotes

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I think I am better than the people who are trying to reform me.

E.w. Howe Quotes

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Modern man lives isolated in his artificial environment, not because the artificial is evil as such, but because of his lack of comprehension of the forces which make it work- of the principles which relate his gadgets to the forces of nature, to the universal order. It is not central heating which makes his existence 'unnatural,' but his refusal to take an interest in the principles behind it. By being entirely dependent on science, yet closing his mind to it, he leads the life of an urban barbarian.

Arthur Koestler Quotes

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The 'missing link' between ape and man will probably never be found- because it was an embryo.

Arthur Koestler Quotes

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Any good practical philosophy must start out with the recognition of our having a body.

Lin Yutang Quotes

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Men have ascribed to God imperfections that they would deplore in themselves.

W. Somerset Maugham Quotes

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...far from failing in its intended task, our educational system is in fact succeeding magnificently, because its aim is to keep the American people thoughtless enough to go on supporting the system.

Richard Mitchell Quotes

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When we find ourselves wondering about the meaning of conditions and events, its always useful to ask, who profits?

Richard Mitchell Quotes

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He who does not bellow out the truth when he knows the truth makes himself the accomplice of liars and forgers.

Charles Peguy Quotes

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Science is facts. Just as houses are made of stones, so science is made of facts. But a pile of stones is not a house and a collection of facts is not necessarily science.

Henri Poincare Quotes

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Mere facts are for children only. As they begin to point towards conclusions they become food for men.

Edmund Selous Quotes

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Destiny is an invention of the cowardly and the resigned.

Ignazio Silone Quotes

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All of us necessarily hold many casual opinions that are ludicrously wrong simply because life is far too short for us to think through even a small fraction of the topics that we come across.

Julian Simon Quotes

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Facts do not "speak for themselves." They speak for or against competing theories. Facts divorced from theories or visions are mere isolated curiosities.

Thomas Sowell Quotes

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Fundamentalist religion is the most pervasive vision of central planning, though many fundamentalists may oppose human central planning as a usurpation or "playing God." This is consistent with the fundamentalist vision of an unconstrained God and a highly constrained man.

Thomas Sowell Quotes

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It's amazing how much panic one honest man can spread among a multitude of hypocrites.

Thomas Sowell Quotes

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People who have time on their hands will inevitably waste the time of people who have work to do.

Thomas Sowell Quotes

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The march of science and technology does not imply growing intellectual complexity in the lives of most people. It often means the opposite.

Thomas Sowell Quotes

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Organizational progress parallels that in science and technology, permitting ultimate simplicity through intermediate complexity.

Thomas Sowell Quotes

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Morality, like other inputs into the social process, follows the law of diminishing returns- meaning ultimately, negative returns. People can be too moral.

Thomas Sowell Quotes

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Unbounded morality ultimately becomes counterproductive even in terms of the same moral principles being sought. The law of diminishing returns applies to morality.

Thomas Sowell Quotes

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Eagles soar, but weasels never get sucked into jet engines.

Elf Sternberg Quotes

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Rejoicing not in the many but in the probity of the few, we toil for truth alone.

William Of Conches Quotes

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To the extent that philosophical positions both confuse us and close doors to further inquiry, they are likely to be wrong...

E.o. Wilson Quotes

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