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Every fact of science was once Damned. Every invention was considered impossible. Every discovery was a nervous shock to some read more

Every fact of science was once Damned. Every invention was considered impossible. Every discovery was a nervous shock to some orthodoxy. Every artistic innovation was denounced as fraud and folly. The entire web of culture and "progress," everything on earth that is man-made and not given to us by nature, is the concrete manifestation of some man's refusal to bow to Authority. We would own no more, know no more, and be no more than the first apelike hominids if it were not for the rebellious, the recalcitrant, and the intransigent. As Oscar Wilde truly said, "Disobedience was man's Original Virtue."

by Robert Anton Wilson Found in: Self Quotes,
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We must recognize ourselves in others before we can acknowledge otherness in ourselves.

We must recognize ourselves in others before we can acknowledge otherness in ourselves.

by Brittnie Ballard Found in: Self Quotes,
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I am, indeed, a king, because I know how to rule myself.

I am, indeed, a king, because I know how to rule myself.

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Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you read more

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.

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Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that read more

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.

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Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with read more

Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing. Use the pain as fuel, as a reminder of your strength.

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A human being has so many skins inside, covering the depths of the heart. We know so many things, but read more

A human being has so many skins inside, covering the depths of the heart. We know so many things, but we don't know ourselves! Why, thirty or forty skins or hides, as thick and hard as an ox's or bear's, cover the soul. Go into your own ground and learn to know yourself there.

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The final mystery is oneself.

The final mystery is oneself.

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Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

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