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    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.

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I do not understand the capricious lewdness of the sleeping mind.

I do not understand the capricious lewdness of the sleeping mind.

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There is no other way to judge the work of a mind except through its words.

There is no other way to judge the work of a mind except through its words.

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Compared with the totality of knowledge which is continually utilized in the evolution of a dynamic civilization, the difference between read more

Compared with the totality of knowledge which is continually utilized in the evolution of a dynamic civilization, the difference between the knowledge that the wisest and that which the most ignorant individual can deliberately employ is comparatively insignificant.

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I don't use drugs, my dreams are frightening enough.

I don't use drugs, my dreams are frightening enough.

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We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the read more

We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.

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The first thing a man will do for his ideals is lie.

The first thing a man will do for his ideals is lie.

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...there is no alienation that a little power will not cure.

...there is no alienation that a little power will not cure.

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Innovators and creators are persons who can to a higher degree than average accept the condition of aloneness. They are read more

Innovators and creators are persons who can to a higher degree than average accept the condition of aloneness. They are more willing to follow their own vision, even when it takes them far from the mainland of the human community. Unexplored places do not frighten them- or not, at any rate, as much as they frighten those around them. This is one of the secrets of their power. That which we call "genius" has a great deal to do with courage and daring, a great deal to do with nerve.

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...it is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance.

...it is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance.

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