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When scientific doctrines are mixed up with religious tenets, the same lifeless dogmatism will commonly benumb them both. (Quote by - Theodore Gomperz)

Innovators and creators are persons who can to a higher degree than average accept the condition of aloneness. They are more willing to follow their own vision, even when it takes them far from the mainland of the human community. Unexplored places do not frighten them- or not, at any rate, as much as they frighten those around them. This is one of the secrets of their power. That which we call genius has a great deal to do with courage and daring, a great deal to do with nerve. (Quote by - Nathaniel Branden)

When watching men of power in action it must be always kept in mind that, whether they know it or not, their main purpose is the elimination or neutralization of the independent individual- the independent voter, consumer, worker, owner, thinker- and that every device they employ aims at turning men into a manipulable animated instrument which is Aristotle's definition of a slave. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

It is the pull of opposite poles that stretches souls. And only stretched souls make music. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo. (Quote by - H.g. Wells)

We do not know the true value of our moments until they have undergone the test of memory. (Quote by - Georges Duhamel)

Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone. (Quote by - Baltasar Gracian)

The psychologists and the metaphysicians wrangle endlessly over the nature of the thinking process in man, but no matter how violently they differ otherwise they all agree that it has little to do with logic and is not much conditioned by overt facts. (Quote by - H.l. Mencken)

Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one. (Quote by - Charles Mackay)

The great questions are those an intelligent child asks and, getting no answers, stops asking. (Quote by - George Wald)

To take an unequivocal stand, it seems to me, is of greater heuristic value and far more likely to stimulate constructive criticism than to evade the issue. (Quote by - Ernst Mayr)

To believe that if we could but have this or that we would be happy is to suppress the realization that the cause of our unhappiness is in our inadequate and blemished selves. Excessive desire is thus a means of suppressing our sense of worthlessness. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

If there were dreams to sell, what would you buy? (Quote by - Thomas Lovell Beddoes)

Violence arises not out of superfluity of power but out of powerlessness. (Quote by - Rollo May)

The end comes when we no longer talk with ourselves. It is the end of genuine thinking and the beginning of the final loneliness.The remarkable thing is that the cessation of the inner dialogue marks also the end of our concern with the world around us. It is as if we noted the world and think about it only when we have to report it to ourselves. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

You will not become a saint through other people's sins. (Quote by - Anton Pavlovich Chekhov)

A dream is a scripture, and many scriptures are nothing but dreams. (Quote by - Umberto Eco)

The wise learn many things from their foes. (Quote by - Aristophanes)

In the world of reality, life, and human action there is no such thing as interests independent of ideas, preceding them temporarily and logically. What a man considers his interest is the result of his ideas. (Quote by - Ludwig Von Mises)

The monuments of wit survive the monuments of power. (Quote by - Francis Bacon)

Blaming society makes it awfully easy for a person of weak character to shrug off his own responsibility for his actions. (Quote by - Stanley Schmidt)

It is the worst of all superstitions to assume that the epistemological characteristics of one branch of knowledge must necessarily be applicable to any other branch. (Quote by - Ludwig Von Mises)

He who will not reason, is a bigot; he who cannot is a fool; and he who dares not is a slave. (Quote by - William Drummond)

My enemy is not the man who wrongs me, but the man who means to wrong me. (Quote by - Democritus)

Whatsoever is contrary to nature is contrary to reason, and whatsoever is contrary to reason is absurd. (Quote by - Baruch Spinoza)


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