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371 Society Quotes

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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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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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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Adversity is the first path to truth. - Don Juan.

George Gordon Byron Quotes

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The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.

Theodore Rubin Quotes

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You can't make up anything anymore. The world itself is a satire. All you're doing is recording it.

Art Buchwald Quotes

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It is not a fragrant world.

Raymond Chandler Quotes

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Widespread caffeine use explains a lot about the twentieth century.

Greg Egan Quotes

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The thoughts of Plato and Machiavelli... don't seem quite enough armor for a world beset with splitting the atoms, urban guerrillas, nineteen varieties of psychotherapists, amplified guitars, napalm, computers, astronauts, and an atmosphere polluted simultaneously with auto exhaust and TV commercials.

John Fischer Quotes

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The human race has had long experience and a fine tradition in surviving adversity. But we now face a task for which we have little experience, the task of surviving prosperity.

Alan Gregg Quotes

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Today the world changes so quickly that in growing up we take leave not just of youth but of the world we were young in.

Peter Medawar Quotes

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Our modern society is engaged in polishing and decorating the cage in which man is kept imprisoned.

Swami Nirmalananda Quotes

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Man is the animal that intends to shoot himself out into interplanetary space, after having given up on the problem of an efficient way to get himself five miles to work and back each day.

Bill Vaughan Quotes

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The world is governed more by appearance than realities so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it.

Daniel Webster Quotes

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The pillars of truth and the pillars of freedom--they are the pillars of society.

Henrik Ibsen Quotes

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