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You've got to create a dream. You've got to uphold the dream. If you can't, go back to the factory or go back to the desk. (Quote by - Eric Burdon)

The human race is divided into two sharply differentiated and mutually antagonistic classes, almost two genera- a small minority that plays with ideas and is capable of taking them in, and a vast majority that finds them painful, and is thus arrayed against them, and against all who have traffic with them. The intellectual heritage of the race belongs to the minority, and to the minority only. The majority has no more to do with it than it has to do with ecclesiastic politics on Mars. In so far as that heritage is apprehended, it is viewed with enmity. But in the main it is not apprehended at all. (Quote by - H.l. Mencken)

Throw moderation to the winds, and the greatest pleasures bring the greatest pains. (Quote by - Democritus)

The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. (Quote by - Alfred Whitney Griswold)

Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life. Thus people haunted by the purposelessness of their lives try to find a new content not only by dedicating themselves to a holy cause but also by nursing a fanatical grievance. A mass movement offers them unlimited opportunities for both. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

A hurtful act is the transference to others of the degradation which we bear in ourselves. (Quote by - Simone Weil)

The well-adjusted make poor prophets. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today. (Quote by - Rotarian)

When you say that you agree to a thing in principle you mean that you have not the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice. (Quote by - Otto Von Bismarck)

Any act often repeated soon forms a habit; and habit allowed, steady gains in strength, At first it may be but as a spider's web, easily broken through, but if not resisted it soon binds us with chains of steel. (Quote by - Tryon Edwards)

It is easy to be brave from a safe distance. (Quote by - Aesop)

When your heart is in your dream, no request is too extreme. (Quote by - Jiminy Cricket)

Instinct is the nose of the mind. (Quote by - Madame De Girardin)

It is largely because civilization enables us constantly to profit from knowledge which we individually do not possess and because each individual's use of his particular knowledge may serve to assist others unknown to him in achieving their ends that men as members of civilized society can pursue their individual ends so much more successfully than they could alone. (Quote by - F.a. Hayek)

In matters of intellect, follow your reason as far as it will take you, without regard for any other consideration. (Quote by - Thomas Henry Huxley)

Ideals are very often formed in the effort to escape from the hard task of dealing with facts, which is the function of science and art. There is no process by which to reach an ideal. There are no tests by which to verify it. It is therefore impossible to frame a proposition about an ideal which can be proved or disproved. It follows that the use of ideals is to be strictly limited to proper cases, and that the attempt to use ideals in social discussion does not deserve serious consideration. (Quote by - William Graham Sumner)

Evaluation and judgment are responses to what exists, sorting the things that pass before us into categories of good, bad, and indifferent. But a rational life, the life of a valuer, does not consist essentially in reaction. It consists in action. Man does not find his values, like the other animals; he creates them. The primary focus of a valuer is not to take the world as it comes and pass judgment. His primary focus is to identify what might and ought to exist, to uncover potentialities that he can exploit, to find ways of reshaping the world in the image of his values. (Quote by - David Kelley)

The most effective way to silence our guilty conscience is to convince ourselves and others that those we have sinned against are indeed depraved creatures, deserving every punishment, even extermination. We cannot pity those we have wronged, nor can we be indifferent toward them. We must hate and persecute them or else leave the door open to self-contempt. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is. (Quote by - Francis Bacon)

He who can take no interest in what is small will take false interest in what is great. (Quote by - John Ruskin)

In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

In the alchemy of man's soul almost all noble attributes- courage, honor, love, hope, faith, duty, loyalty, and so on- can be transmuted into ruthlessness. Compassion alone stands apart from the continuous traffic between good and evil proceeding within us. Compassion is the antitoxin of the soul: where there is compassion, even the most poisonous impulses remain relatively harmless. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

Informal relationships are not mere minor interstitial supplements to the major institutions of society. These informal relationships not only include important decision-making processes, such as the family, but also produce much of the background social capital without which the other major institutions of society could not function nearly as effectively as they do. (Quote by - Thomas Sowell)

To know truly is to know by causes. (Quote by - Francis Bacon)

Collective judgement of new ideas is so often wrong that it is arguable that progress depends on individuals being free to back their own judgement despite collective disapproval. (Quote by - W.a. Lewis)

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