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A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in. (Quote by - Greek proverb)

Almost everyone who has read history in a more than casual manner knows that when the great figure of God appears in a controversy, the shooting cannot be far off. (Quote by - Stewart H. Holbrook)

I live in the crowds of jollity, not so much to enjoy company as to shun myself. (Quote by - Samuel Johnson)

When Adam delved and Eve span, who was then the gentleman? (Quote by - John Ball)

One great society alone on earth: the noble living and the noble dead. (Quote by - William Wordsworth)

Anyone can see a forest fire. Skill lies in sniffing the first smoke. (Quote by - Robert Heinlein)

Only great minds can afford a simple style. (Quote by - Stendhal)

Proselytizing is more a passionate search for something not yet found than a desire to bestow upon the world something we already have. It is a search for a final and irrefutable demonstration that our absolute truth is indeed the one and only truth. The proselytizing fanatic strengthens his own faith by converting others. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

God is the immemorial refuge of the incompetent, the helpless, the miserable. They find not only sanctuary in His arms, but also a kind of superiority, soothing to their macerated egos; He will set the above their betters. (Quote by - H.l. Mencken)

In strategy the longest way round is often the shortest way there- a direct approach to the object exhausts the attacker and hardens the resistance by compression, whereas an indirect approach loosens the defender's hold by upsetting his balance. (Quote by - B.h. Liddell Hart)

These families, you know, are our upper crust, not upper ten thousand. (Quote by - James Fenimore Cooper)

Without a struggle, there can be no progress. (Quote by - Frederick Douglass)

Don't ask the barber whether you need a haircut. (Quote by - Daniel Greenberg)

The truth seems to be that propaganda on its own cannot force its way into unwilling minds; neither can it inculcate something wholly new; nor can it keep people persuaded once they have ceased to believe. It penetrates into minds already open, and rather than instill opinion it articulates and justifies opinions already present in the minds of its recipients. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

The theory of evolution must be considered as a scientific theory, as theory, that is, proposed to explain or systemize a set of facts, and that no one has any claim to be considered as a serious rival to Darwin in the "discoveryof this theory who did not conduct his evolutionary studies upon a reasonably wide basis of facts. To have ideas, apercus, is not enough, and it is the overevalutation of such clever but uncontrolled guesses which is apt to produce the ludicrous fallacy of combination, in which fragments of the final theory are collected from widely scattered sources and are combined in such a way as to impugn the originality of him who was the first to see how such a synthesis was possible. (Quote by - P.r. Bell)

Scientists tell us that the fastest animal on earth, with a top speed of 120 ft/sec, is a cow that has been dropped out of a helicopter. (Quote by - Dave Barry)

Rejoicing not in the many but in the probity of the few, we toil for truth alone. (Quote by - William Of Conches)

Destiny is an invention of the cowardly and the resigned. (Quote by - Ignazio Silone)

Historical knowledge is indispensable for those who want to build a better world. (Quote by - Ludwig Von Mises)

Man is the animal that intends to shoot himself out into interplanetary space, after having given up on the problem of an efficient way to get himself five miles to work and back each day. (Quote by - Bill Vaughan)

Peace is a natural effect of trade. (Quote by - De Montesquieu)

The nature of a society is largely determined by the direction in which talent and ambition flow--by the tilt of the social landscape. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

Sin lies only in hurting others unnecessarily. All other "sinsare invented nonsense. (Quote by - Robert Heinlein)

Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat. (Quote by - John Morley)

Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. (Quote by - Joshua J. Marine)


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