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There is a guilty conscience behind every brazen word and act and behind every manifestation of self-righteousness. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

The greatest people will be those who possess the best capacities, cultivated with the best habits. (Quote by - James Harris)

The more kindness shown to an envious man, the worse he becomes. (Quote by - Helmut Schoeck)

The question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be.The nation and the world are in dire need of creative extremists. (Quote by - Martin Luther King)

Brainpower is the scarcest commodity and the only one of real value. (Quote by - Robert Heinlein)

There are many who know many things, yet are lacking in wisdom. (Quote by - Democritus)

Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours. (Quote by - Margaret Halsey)

It is characteristic of all movements and crusades that the psychopathic element rises to the top. (Quote by - Robert Lindner)

The awareness of their individual blemishes and shortcomings inclines the frustrated to detect ill will and meanness in their fellow men. Self-contempt, however vague, sharpens our eyes for the imperfections of others. We usually strive to reveal in others the blemishes we hide in ourselves. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

We cannot but be astonished at the ease with which men resign themselves to ignorance about what is most important for them to know; and we may be certain that they are determined to remain invincibly ignorant if they once come to consider it as axiomatic that there are no absolute principles. (Quote by - Frederic Bastiat)

Constancy is the foundation of virtue. (Quote by - Francis Bacon)

Our quarrel with the world is an echo of the endless quarrel proceeding within us. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

Most people can't think, most of the remainder won't think, the small fraction who do think mostly can't do it very well. The extremely tiny fraction who think regularly, accurately, creatively, and without self-delusion- in the long run, these are the only people who count. (Quote by - Robert Heinlein)

If you hate something thoroughly without knowing why, you can be sure there is something of it in your own nature. (Quote by - Friedrich Hebbel)

The most gifted members of the human species are at their creative best when they cannot have their way, and must compensate for what they miss by realizing and cultivating their capacities and talents. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

From the saintly and single-minded idealist to the fanatic is often but a step. (Quote by - F.a. Hayek)

Who shoots at the mid-day sun, though he be so sure he shall never hit the mark, yet as sure as he is, he shall shoot higher than he who aims at a bush. (Quote by - Phillip Sidney)

The unphilosophical majority among men are the ones most helplessly dependent on their era's dominant ideas. In times of crises these men need the guidance of some kind of theory; but, being unfamiliar with the field of ideas, they do not know that alternatives to the popular theories are possible. They know only what they have always been taught. (Quote by - Leonard Peikoff)

It is the acquisition of skills in particular, irrespective of their utility, that is potent in making life meaningful. Since man has no inborn skills, the survival of the species has depended on the ability to acquire and perfect skills. Hence the mastery of skills is a uniquely human activity and yields deep satisfaction. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

Yield to temptation; it may not pass your way again. (Quote by - Robert Heinlein)

If you cannot be the master of your language, you must be its slave. If you cannot examine your thoughts, you have no choice but to think them, however silly they may be. (Quote by - Richard Mitchell)

The more deeply the path is etched, the more it is used, and the more it is used, the more deeply it etched. (Quote by - Jo Coudert)

Add a few drops of malice to a half truth and you have an absolute truth. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

Because we do not understand the brain very well we are constantly tempted to use the latest technology as a model for trying to understand it. In my childhood we were always assured that the brain was a telephone switchboard. ('What else could it be?') I was amused to see that Sherrington, the great British neuroscientist, thought that the brain worked like a telegraph system. Freud often compared the brain to hydraulic and electro-magnetic systems. Leibniz compared it to a mill, and I am told some of the ancient Greeks thought the brain functions like a catapult. At present, obviously, the metaphor is the digital computer. (Quote by - John R. Searle)

No person has the right to rain on your dreams. (Quote by - Marian Wright Edelman)


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