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I have steadily endeavored to keep my mind free so as to give up any hypothesis, however much beloved (and I cannot resist forming one on every subject), as soon as the facts are shown to be opposed to it. (Quote by - Charles Darwin)

The individual is not a killer, but the group is, and by identifying with it the individual is transformed into a killer. (Quote by - Arthur Koestler)

Society is a masked ball, where every one hides his real character, and reveals it by hiding (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

A system in which the two great commandments were, to hate your neighbour and to love your neighbour's wife. (Quote by - Thomas Babington Macaulay)

General jackdaw culture, very little more than a collection of charming miscomprehensions, untargeted enthusiasms, and a general habit of skimming. (Quote by - William Bolitho)

anyone who writes about "Darwin's theory of evolutionin the singular, without segregating the theories of gradual evolution, common descent, speciation, and the mechanism of natural selection, will be quite unable to discuss the subject competently. (Quote by - Ernst Mayr)

The smashing of idols is in itself such a preoccupation that it is almost impossible for the iconoclast to look clearly into a future when there will not be many idols left to smash. (Quote by - Walter Lippmann)

There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children. (Quote by - Nelson Mandela)

You cannot criticize the New Testament. It criticizes you. (Quote by - John Jay Chapman)

Man was formed for society. (Quote by - Francis Bacon)

Don't think there are no crocodiles because the water is calm. (Quote by - Malayan Proverb)

I think God's going to come down and pull civilization over for speeding. (Quote by - Steven Wright)

Curiosity killed the cat, but for awhile I was a suspect. (Quote by - Stephen Wright)

The human race, to which so many of my readers belong, has been playing at children's games from the beginning, and will probably do it till the end, which is a nuisance for the few people who grow up. And one of the games to which it is most attached is called, ''Keep tomorrow dark,'' and which is also named (by the rustics in Shropshire, I have no doubt) ''Cheat the Prophet.'' The players listen very carefully and respectfully to all that the clever men have to say about what is to happen in the next generation. The players then wait until all the clever men are dead, and bury them nicely. Then they go and do something else. That is all. For a race of simple tastes, however, it is great fun. (Quote by - Gilbert Keith Chesterton)

The meaning of life is not to be discovered only after death in some hidden, mysterious realm; on the contrary, it can be found by eating the succulent fruit of the Tree of Life and by living in the here and now as fully and creatively as we can. (Quote by - Paul Kurtz)

Never soar aloft on an enemy's pinions. (Quote by - Aesop)

everything is too important ever to be entrusted to professional experts, because every organization of such professionals and every established social organization becomes a vested-interest institution more concerned with its efforts to maintain itself or advance its own interests than to achieve the purpose that society expects it to achieve. (Quote by - Carroll Quigley)

Society drives people crazy with lust and calls it advertising. (Quote by - John Lahr)

Society is like a large piece of frozen water; and skating well is the great art of social life. (Quote by - Charles Lamb)

I think the first duty of society is justice (Quote by - Alexander Hamilton)

Avoid self-righteousness like the devil- nothing is so self-blinding. (Quote by - B.h. Liddell Hart)

Civilized man has always had a great inclination to read his conceptions and feelings into the mind of primitive man; but he has only a limited capacity for understanding the latter's undeveloped mental life and for interpreting, as it were, his nature. (Quote by - Carl Bucher)

Human civilization is not something achieved against nature; it is rather the outcome of the working of the innate qualities of man. (Quote by - Ludwig Von Mises)

The strongest man upon Earth is he who stands most alone. (Quote by - Henrik Ibsen)

The revulsion from an unwanted self, and the impulse to forget it, mask it, slough it off and lose it, produce both a readiness to sacrifice the self and a willingness to dissolve it by losing one's individual distinctness in a compact collective whole. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)


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