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To the extent that philosophical positions both confuse us and close doors to further inquiry, they are likely to be wrong (Quote by - E.o. Wilson)

Every luxury must be paid for, and everything is a luxury, starting with being in this world. (Quote by - Cesare Pavese)

We are but a drop of water in a pool filled with diversity. (Quote by - Roy Ledda)

Do not waste your time on Social Questions. What is the matter with the poor is Poverty; what is the matter with the rich is Uselessness. (Quote by - George Bernard Shaw)

The rule seems to be that those who find no difficulty in deceiving themselves are easily deceived by others. They are easily persuaded and led. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

Morality, like other inputs into the social process, follows the law of diminishing returns- meaning ultimately, negative returns. People can be too moral. (Quote by - Thomas Sowell)

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

If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place. (Quote by - Margaret Mead)

Much of what sophisticates loftily refer to as the "complexityof the real world is in fact the inconsistency in their own minds. (Quote by - Thomas Sowell)

The rich man in his castle, the poor man at his gate, God made them, high or lowly, and ordered their estate. (Quote by - Cecil F. Alexander)

Every man's ability may be strengthened or increased by culture. (Quote by - John Abbott)

There arises from a bad and inapt formation of words, a wonderful obstruction to the mind. (Quote by - Francis Bacon)

We are in the process of creating what deserves to be called the idiot culture. Not an idiot sub-culture, which every society has bubbling beneath the surface and which can provide harmless fun; but the culture itself. For the first time, the weird and the stupid and the coarse are becoming our cultural norm, even our cultural ideal. (Quote by - Carl Bernstein)

Man differs from the animal only by a little; most men throw that little away. (Quote by - Mencius)

most scientific problems are far better understood by studying their history than their logic. (Quote by - Ernst Mayr)

Society, dead or alive, can have no charm without intimacy and no intimacy without an interest in trifles. (Quote by - Arthur Balfour)

Jefferson thought schools would produce free men: we prove him right by putting dropouts in jail. (Quote by - Benjamin R. Barber)

Conceal a flaw, and the world will imagine the worst. (Quote by - Martial)

It is common to assume that human progress affects everyone- that even the dullest man, in these bright days, knows more than any man of, say, the Eighteenth Century, and is far more civilized. This assumption is quite erroneousThe great masses of men, even in this inspired republic, are precisely where the mob was at the dawn of history. They are ignorant, they are dishonest, they are cowardly, they are ignoble. They know little if anything that is worth knowing, and there is not the slightest sign of a natural desire among them to increase their knowledge. (Quote by - H.l. Mencken)

Society exists only as a mental concept; in the real world there are only individuals. (Quote by - Oscar Wilde)

Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies. (Quote by - Honore De Balzac)

Never underestimate the power of human stupidity. (Quote by - Robert Heinlein)

The human race has had long experience and a fine tradition in surviving adversity. But we now face a task for which we have little experience, the task of surviving prosperity. (Quote by - Alan Gregg)

The Don Quixote of one generation may live to hear himself called the savior of society by the next. (Quote by - James Russell Lowell)

Please accept my resignation. I don't want to belong to any club that will accept me as a member. (Quote by - Groucho Marx)


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