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You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

Again men have been kept back as by a kind of enchantment from progress in science by reverence for antiquity, by the authority of men counted great in philosophy, and then by general consent. (Quote by - Francis Bacon)

When I dream, I am ageless. (Quote by - Elizabeth Coatsworth)

The rational individualist is not the enemy of benevolence or civility, but their truest exemplar. (Quote by - David Kelley)

Just as some plants bear fruit only if they don't shoot up too high, so in practical arts the leaves and flowers of theory must be pruned and the plant kept close to its proper soil- experience. (Quote by - Carl Von Clausewitz)

There is probably an element of malice in the readiness to overestimate people: we are laying up for ourselves the pleasure of later cutting them down to size. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

To illustrate the difference between the innovator and the dull crowd of routinists who cannot even imagine that any improvement is possible, we need only refer to a passage in Engel's most famous book. Here, in 1878, Engels apodictically announced that military weapons are now so perfected that no further progress of any revolutionizing influence is any longer possible. Henceforth all further [technological] progress is by and large indifferent for land warfare. The age of evolution is in this regard essentially closed. This complacent conclusion shows in what the achievement of the innovator consists: he accomplishes what other people believe to be unthinkable and unfeasible. (Quote by - Ludwig Von Mises)

The question that faces every man born into this world is not what should be his purpose, which he should set about to achieve, but just what to do with life? The answer, that he should order his life so that he can find the greatest happiness in it, is more a practical question, similar to that of how a man should spend his weekend, then a metaphysical proposition as to what is the mystic purpose of his life in the scheme of the universe. (Quote by - Lin Yutang)

The craving to change the world is perhaps a reflection of the craving to change ourselves. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

All greatness of character is dependent on individuality. The man who has no other existence than that which he partakes in common with all around him, will never have any other than an existence of mediocrity. (Quote by - James Fenimore Cooper)

The chief burden of the frustrated is the consciousness of a blemished, ineffectual self, and their chief desire is to slough off the unwanted self and begin a new life. They try to realize this desire either by finding a new identity or by blurring and camouflaging their individual distinctness; and both these ends are reached by imitation. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

From the psychological point of view, the self-asserting emotions, derived from emergency reactions, involve a narrowing of consciousness; the participatory emotions an expansion of consciousness by identificatory processes of various kinds. (Quote by - Arthur Koestler)

Children sweeten labours; but they make misfortunes more bitter. They increase the care of life; but they mitigate the remembrance of death. The perpetuity of generation is common to beasts; but memory, merit, and noble works, are proper to men. And surely a man shall see the noblest works and foundations have proceeded from childless men; which have sought to express the images of their minds, where those of their bodies have failed. (Quote by - Francis Bacon)

No child is born with a really cold heart, and it is only in proportion as we lose that youthful heart that we lose the inner warmth in ourselves. (Quote by - Lin Yutang)

A man is but what he knows. (Quote by - Francis Bacon)

The three-legged stool of understanding is held up by history, languages, and mathematics. Equipped with these three you can learn anything you want to learn. But if you lack any one of them you are just another ignorant peasant with dung on your boots. (Quote by - Robert Heinlein)

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent. (Quote by - Issac Asimov)

It is important that man dreams, but it is perhaps equally important that he can laugh at his own dreams. (Quote by - Lin Yutang)

Science does not give us absolute and final certainty. It only gives us assurance within the limits of our mental abilities and the prevailing state of scientific thought. (Quote by - Ludwig Von Mises)

Nothing defines the quality of life in a community more clearly than people who regard themselves, or whom the consensus chooses to regard, as mentally unwell. (Quote by - Renata Adler)

Obscurity is the refuge of incompetence. (Quote by - Robert Heinlein)

Facts per se can neither prove nor refute anything. Everything is decided by the interpretation and explanation of the facts, by the ideas and the theories. (Quote by - Ludwig Von Mises)

As memory may be a paradise from which we cannot be driven, it may also be a hell from which we cannot escape. (Quote by - John Lancaster Spalding)

A kiss to or from a woman we love is a far too delicate pledge of affection to bear the gaze of strangers. (Quote by - Christopher Nyrop)

Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss nature leads, or you shall learn nothing. (Quote by - Thomas Henry Huxley)


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