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It should be noted that the seeds of wisdom that are to bear fruit in the intellect are sown less by critical studies and learned monographs than by insights, broad impressions, and flashes of intuition. (Quote by - Carl Von Clausewitz)

Sex should be friendly. Otherwise stick to mechanical toys; it's more sanitary. (Quote by - Robert Heinlein)

Commitment becomes hysterical when those who have nothing to give advocate generosity, and those who have nothing to give up preach renunciation. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

Rudeness luxuriates in the absence of self-respect. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

If you are all wrapped up in yourself, you are overdressed. (Quote by - Lucille S. Harper)

The uncompromising attitude is more indicative of an inner uncertainty than a deep conviction. The implacable stand is directed more against the doubt within than the assailant without. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

Anybody who is 25 or 30 years old has physical scars from all sorts of things, from tuberculosis to polio. It's the same with the mind. (Quote by - Moses R. Kaufman)

If you happen to be one of the fretful minority who can do creative work, never force an idea; you'll abort it if you do. Be patient and you'll give birth to it when the time is ripe. Learn to wait. (Quote by - Robert Heinlein)

It is not love of self but hatred of self which is at the root of the troubles that afflict our world. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

Implicit in the activist conception of government is the assumption that you can take the good things in a complex system for granted, and just improve the things that are not so good. What is lacking in this conception is any sense that a society, an institution, or even a single human being, is an intricate system of fragile inter-relationships, whose complexities are little understood and easily destabilized. (Quote by - Thomas Sowell)

The less justified a man is in claiming excellence for his own self, the more ready he is to claim all excellence for his nation, his religion, his race or his holy cause. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

Opposition to the truth is inevitable, especially if it takes the form of a new idea, but the degree of resistance can be diminished- by giving thought not only to the aim but to the method of approach. Avoid a frontal attack on a long established position; instead, seek to turn it by flank movement, so that a more penetrable side is exposed to the thrust of truth. But, in any such indirect approach, take care not to diverge from the truth- for nothing is more fatal to its real advancement than to lapse into untruth. (Quote by - B.h. Liddell Hart)

The capacity for getting along with our neighbor depends to a large extent on the capacity for getting along with ourselves. The self-respecting individual will try to be as tolerant of his neighbor's shortcomings as he is of his own. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

The true function of art is to edit nature and so make it coherent and lovely. The artist is a sort of impassioned proofreader, blue-penciling the bad spelling of God. (Quote by - H.l. Mencken)

Avoid making irrevocable decisions when tired or hungry. (Quote by - Robert Heinlein)

All prayers and hopes are a reaching-out for coincidences. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

Art should be appreciated with passion and violence, not with a tepid, deprecating elegance that fears the censoriousness of a common room. (Quote by - W. Somerset Maugham)

Whenever I dwell for any length of time on my own shortcomings, they gradually begin to seem mild harmless, rather engaging little things, not at all like the staring defects in other people's characters. (Quote by - Kate Halverson)

Our minds can work for us or against us at any given moment. We can learn to accept and live with the natural psychological laws that govern us, understanding how to flow with life rather than struggle against it. We can return to our natural state of contentment. (Quote by - Richard Carlson)

Savage peoples are ruled by passion, civilized peoples by the mind. The difference lies not in the respective natures of savagery and civilization, but in their attendant circumstances, institutions, and so forth. The difference, therefore, does not operate in every sense, but it does in most of them. Even the most civilized peoples, in short, can be fired with passionate hatred for each other. (Quote by - Carl Von Clausewitz)

In a mad world, only the mad are sane. (Quote by - Akiro Kurosawa)

The most basic inherent constraint is that neither time nor wisdom are free goods available in unlimited quantity. This means that in social processes, as in economic processes, it is not only impossible to attain perfection but irrational to seek perfection- or even to seek the best possible result in each separate instance. (Quote by - Thomas Sowell)

Where all think alike, no one thinks very much. (Quote by - Walter Lippmann)

The trouble with people is not that they don't know but that they know so much that ain't so. (Quote by - Henry Wheeler Shaw)

Ideas are everywhere, but knowledge is rare. (Quote by - Thomas Sowell)


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