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Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.

Joshua J. Marine 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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The bourgeoisie and the petty bourgeoisie have armed themselves against the rising proletariat with, among other things, "culture." It's an old ploy of the bourgeoisie. They keep a standing "art" to defend their collapsing culture.

George Grosz Quotes

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No amount of artificial reinforcement can offset the natural inequalities of human individuals.

Henry P. Fairchild Quotes

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Man only plays when in the full meaning of the word he is a man, and he is only completely a man when he plays.

Friedrich von Schiller Quotes

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Don't ever take a fence down until you know the reason it was put up.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton 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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The sort of dependence that results from exchange, i.e., from commercial transactions, is a reciprocal dependence. We cannot be dependent upon a foreigner without his being dependent on us. Now, this is what constitutes the very essence of society. To sever natural interrelations is not to make oneself independent, but to isolate oneself completely.

Frederic Bastiat Quotes

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The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is, not to be skillfully attacked, but to be ineptly defended.

Frederic Bastiat Quotes

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Do not free a camel of the burden of his hump: you may be freeing him from being a camel.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton Quotes

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The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton Quotes

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It is the test of a good religion whether you can make a joke about it.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton Quotes

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The human race, to which so many of my readers belong, has been playing at children's games from the beginning, and will probably do it till the end, which is a nuisance for the few people who grow up. And one of the games to which it is most attached is called, ''Keep tomorrow dark,'' and which is also named (by the rustics in Shropshire, I have no doubt) ''Cheat the Prophet.'' The players listen very carefully and respectfully to all that the clever men have to say about what is to happen in the next generation. The players then wait until all the clever men are dead, and bury them nicely. Then they go and do something else. That is all. For a race of simple tastes, however, it is great fun.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton Quotes

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If I were a gambler, I would take even money that England will not exist in the year 2000.

Paul Ehrlich Quotes

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Humiliating to human pride as it may be, we must recognize that the advance and even the preservation of civilization are dependent upon a maximum of opportunity for accidents to happen.

F.a. Hayek Quotes

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