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Do what thy manhood bids thee do, from none but self expect applause;He noblest lives and noblest dies who makes and keeps his self-made laws. (Quote by - Richard Francis Burton)

Only the individual who has come to terms with his self can have a dispassionate attitude toward the world. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

The untalented are more at ease in a society that gives them valid alibis for not achieving than in one where opportunities are abundant. In an affluent society, the alienated who clamor for power are largely untalented people who cannot make use of the unprecedented opportunities for self-realization, and cannot escape the confrontation with an ineffectual self. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself. (Quote by - Desiderius Erasmus)

It seems that when we are oppressed by the knowledge of our worthlessness we do not see ourselves as lower than some and higher than others, but as lower than the lowest of mankind. We hate then the whole world, and we would pour our wrath upon the whole of creation. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

Happiness is good health and a bad memory. (Quote by - Victor Borge)

Self-righteousness is a manifestation of self-contempt. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

Such is human psychology that if we don't express our joy, we soon cease to feel it. (Quote by - Lin Yutang)

Intelligence is not all that important in the exercise of power, and is often, in point of fact, useless. (Quote by - Henry Kissinger)

A man's soul is pierced as it were with holes, and as his longings flow through each they are transmuted into something specific. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

Take man's most fantastic invention- God. Man invents God in the image of his longings, in the image of what he wants to be, then proceeds to imitate that image, vie with it, and strive to overcome it. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

A fool hath no dialogue within himself, the first thought carrieth him without the reply of a second. (Quote by - Lord Halifax)

It's amazing how much mature wisdom resembles being too tired. (Quote by - Robert Heinlein)

The first step in freeing yourself from social restrictions is the realization that there is no such thing as a safe code of conduct - one that would earn everyone's approval. Your actions can always be condemned by someone - for being too bold or too apathetic, for being too conformist or too nonconformist, for being too liberal or too conservative. So it's necessary to decide whose approval is important to you. (Quote by - Harry Browne)

Men never do evil so fully and so happily as when they do it for conscience's sake. (Quote by - Blaise Pascal)

Ignorance and superstition ever bear a close and mathematical relation to each other. (Quote by - James Fenimore Cooper)

To think is to differ. (Quote by - Clarence Darrow)

Laugh and the world laughs with you; snore and you sleep alone. (Quote by - Anthony Burgess)

All cruelty springs from weakness. (Quote by - Seneca)

It is perhaps not entirely so, though it has often been said, that man makes his God in his own image. Rather does he create Him in the image of his cravings and dreams- in the image of what man wants to be. God making could be part of the process by which a society realizes its aspirations: it first embodies them in the conception of a particular God, and then proceeds to imitate that God. The confidence requisite for attempting the unprecedented is most effectively generated by the fiction that in realizing the new we are imitating rather than originating. Our preoccupation with heaven can be part of an effort to find precedents for the unprecedented. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

Perhaps even these things, one day, will be pleasing to remember. (Quote by - Virgil)

The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend. (Quote by - Henri L. Bergson)

Great innovators and original thinkers and artists attract the wrath of mediocrities as lightning rods draw the flashes. (Quote by - Theodor Reik)

The most basic question is not what is best but who shall decide what is best. (Quote by - Thomas Sowell)

Laughter to begin with was probably glee at the misfortunes of others. The baring of the teeth in laughter hints at its savage ancestry. Animals have no malice, hence also no laughter. They never savor the sudden glory of Schadenfreude. It was its infectious quality that made of laughter a medium of mutuality. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)


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