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Our frustration is greater when we have much and want more than when we have nothing and want some. We are less dissatisfied when we lack many things than when we seem to lack but one thing. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them. (Quote by - Livy)

A large part of the popularity and persuasiveness of psychology comes from its being a sublimated spiritualism: a secular, ostensibly scientific way of affirming the primacy of spirit over matter. (Quote by - Susan Sontag)

The central task of education is to implant a will and facility for learning; it should produce not learned but learning people. The truly human society is a learning society, where grandparents, parents, and children are students together. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

To the fool, he who speaks wisdom will sound foolish. (Quote by - Euripides)

Conscious and unconscious experiences do not belong to different compartments of the mind; they form a continuous scale of gradations, of degrees of awareness. (Quote by - Arthur Koestler)

Every once in a while someone without a single bad habit gets caught. (Quote by - Kin Hubbard)

A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams. (Quote by - John Barrymore)

Always remember others may hate you but those who hate you don't win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself. (Quote by - Richard Nixon)

The prerequisite of originality is the art of forgetting, at the proper moment, what we know. (Quote by - Arthur Koestler)

No man is an island- he is a holon. A Janus-faced entity who, looking inward, sees himself as a self-contained unique whole, looking outward as a dependent part. His self-assertive tendency is the dynamic manifestation of his unique wholeness, his autonomy and independence as a holon. Its equally universal antagonist, the integrative tendency, expresses his dependence on the larger whole to which he belongs: his 'part-ness.'. (Quote by - Arthur Koestler)

The Americans are poor haters in international affairs because of their innate feeling of superiority over all foreigners. An American's hatred for a fellow American.is far more virulent than any antipathy he can work up against foreigners.Should Americans begin to hate foreigners wholeheartedly, it will be an indication that they have lost confidence in their own way of life. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

An empty head is not really empty; it is stuffed with rubbish. Hence the difficulty of forcing anything in to an empty head. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

We are unified both by hating in common and by being hated in common. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

Our knowledge and our ability to handle our problems progress through the open conflict of ideas, through the tests of phenomenological adequacy, inner consistency, and practical-moral consequences. Reason may err, but it can be moral. If we must err, let it be on the side of our creativity, our freedom, our betterment. (Quote by - Rudolph Rummel)

Considering the enormous range of human knowledge, from intimate personal knowledge of specific individuals to the complexities of organizations and the subtleties of feelings, it is remarkable that one speck in this firmament should be the sole determinant of whether someone is considered knowledgeable or ignorant in general. Yet it is a fact of life that an unlettered person is considered ignorant, however much he may know about nature and man, and a Ph.D. is never considered ignorant, however barren his mind might be outside his narrow specialty and however little he grasps about human feeling or social complexities. (Quote by - Thomas Sowell)

Whoso neglects learning in his youth, loses the past and is dead for the future. (Quote by - Euripides)

We can never really be prepared for that which is wholly new. We have to adjust ourselves, and every radical adjustment is a crisis in self-esteem: we undergo a test, we have to prove ourselves. It needs inordinate self-confidence to face drastic change without inner trembling. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

When under the pretext of fraternity, the legal code imposes mutual sacrifices on the citizens, human nature is not thereby abrogated. Everyone will then direct his efforts toward contributing little to, and taking much from, the common fund of sacrifices. Now, is it the most unfortunate who gains from this struggle? Certainly not, but rather the most influential and calculating. (Quote by - Frederic Bastiat)

Beauty is not diminished by being shared. (Quote by - Robert Heinlein)

The moment of enlightenment is when a person's dreams of possibilities become images of probabilities. (Quote by - Vic Braden)

The desire to belong is partly a desire to lose oneself. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

Our originality shows itself most strikingly not in what we wholly originate but in what we do with that which we borrow from others. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

Persons of high self-esteem are not driven to make themselves superior to others; they do not seek to prove their value by measuring themselves against a comparative standard. Their joy is being who they are, not in being better than someone else. (Quote by - Nathaniel Branden)

Happy is he who bears a god within. (Quote by - Louis Pasteur)


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