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There's a very fine line between a groove and a rut; a fine line between eccentrics and people who are just plain nuts. (Quote by - Christine Lavin)

What monstrosities would walk the streets were some people's faces as unfinished as their minds. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

There are in fact four very different stumbling blocks in the way of grasping the truth, which hinder every man however learned, and scarcely allow anyone to win a clear title to wisdom, namely, the example of weak and unworthy authority, longstanding custom, the feeling of the ignorant crowd, and the hiding of our own ignorance while making a display of our apparent knowledge. (Quote by - Roger Bacon)

There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion. (Quote by - Francis Bacon)

Impartial observers from other planets would consider ours an utterly bizarre enclave if it were populated by birds, defined as flying animals, that nevertheless rarely or never actually flew. They would also be perplexed if they encountered in our seas, lakes, rivers, and ponds, creatures defined as swimmers that never did any swimming. But they would be even more surprised to encounter a species defined as a thinking animal if, in fact, the creature very rarely indulged in actual thinking. (Quote by - Steve Allen)

All weakness tends to corrupt, and impotence corrupts absolutely. (Quote by - Edgar Z. Freidenberg)

Compared with the totality of knowledge which is continually utilized in the evolution of a dynamic civilization, the difference between the knowledge that the wisest and that which the most ignorant individual can deliberately employ is comparatively insignificant. (Quote by - F.a. Hayek)

Our species is the only creative species, and it has only one creative instrument, the individual mind and spirit of a man. Nothing was ever created by two men. There are no good collaborations, whether in music, in art, in poetry, in mathematics, in philosophy. Once the miracle of creation has taken place, the group can build and extend it, but the group never invents anything. The preciousness lies in the lonely mind of a man. (Quote by - John Steinbeck)

Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy. (Quote by - H.l. Mencken)

The first thing a man will do for his ideals is lie. (Quote by - J.a. Schumpeter)

If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world. (Quote by - Francis Bacon)

A man without force, is without the essential dignity of humanity. Human nature is so constituted, that it cannot honor a helpless man, although it can pity him. (Quote by - Frederick Douglass)

Society cannot contribute anything to the breeding and growing of ingenious men. A creative genius cannot be trained. There are no schools for creativeness. A genius is precisely a man who defies all schools and rules, who deviates from the traditional roads of routine and opens up new paths through land inaccessible before. A genius is always a teacher, never a pupil; he is always self-made. (Quote by - Ludwig Von Mises)

When the weak want to give an impression of strength they hint menacingly at their capacity for evil. It is by its promise of a sense of power that evil often attracts the weak. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

You've got to watch your mind all the time or you'll awaken and find a strange picture on your press. (Quote by - Lord Buckley)

Men have made an idol of luck as an excuse for their own thoughtlessness. (Quote by - Democritus)

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves. (Quote by - Edmund Hillary)

Education rears disciples, imitators, and routinists, not pioneers of new ideas and creative geniuses. The schools are not nurseries of progress and improvement, but conservatories of tradition and unvarying modes of thought. (Quote by - Ludwig Von Mises)

This is the constitutional limitation of man's knowledge and interests, the fact that he cannot know more than a tiny part of the whole of society and that therefore all that can enter into his motives are the immediate effects which his actions will have in the sphere he knows. (Quote by - F.a. Hayek)

Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

The honest man must be a perpetual renegade, the life of an honest man a perpetual infidelity. For the man who wishes to remain faithful to truth must make himself perpetually unfaithful to all the continual, successive, indefatigable renascent errors. (Quote by - Charles Peguy)

The highest stage in moral culture at which we can arrive is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts. (Quote by - Charles Darwin)

Definitions are temporary verbalizations of concepts, and concepts- particularly difficult concepts- are usually revised repeatedly as our knowledge and understanding grows. (Quote by - Ernst Mayr)

The mentality of an army on the march is merely so much delayed adolescence; it remains persistently, incorrigibly and notoriously infantile. (Quote by - Albert Jay Nock)

We envy those whose possessions or achievements are a reflection on our own. They are our neighbors and equals. It is they, above all who make plain the nature of our failure. (Quote by - Helmut Schoeck)

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