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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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It is only because the majority opinion will always be opposed by some that our knowledge and understanding progress. In the process by which opinion is formed, it is very probable that, by the time any view becomes a majority view, it is no longer the best view: somebody will already have advanced beyond the point which the majority have reached. It is because we do not yet which of the many competing new opinions will prove itself the best that we wait until it has gained sufficient support.

F.a. Hayek Quotes

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...it is always from a minority acting in ways different from what the majority would prescribe that the majority in the end learns to do better.

F.a. Hayek Quotes

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A fact never went into partnership with a miracle. Truth scorns the assistance of wonders. A fact will fit every other fact in the universe, and that is how you can tell whether it is or is not a fact. A lie will not fit anything except another lie.

Robert G. Ingersoll Quotes

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If the triangles made a god, they would give him three sides.

De Montesquieu Quotes

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There are few things more dishonorable than misleading the young.

Thomas Sowell Quotes

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Credulity is belief in slight evidence, with no evidence, or against evidence.

Tryon Edwards Quotes

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The rich man in his castle, the poor man at his gate, God made them, high or lowly, and ordered their estate.

Cecil F. Alexander Quotes

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It is useless for sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism while wolves remain of a different opinion.

William Ralph Inge Quotes

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