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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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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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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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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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