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    Both optimists and pessimists contribute to our society. The optimist invents the airplane and the pessimist the parachute.

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Our understanding of the world is achieved more effectively by conceptual improvements than by discovery of new facts...

Our understanding of the world is achieved more effectively by conceptual improvements than by discovery of new facts...

by Ernst Mayr Found in: Society Quotes,
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I believe the best social program is a job.

I believe the best social program is a job.

by Ronald Reagan Found in: Society Quotes,
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Literacy is not, as it is considered in our schools, a PORTION of education. It IS education. It is at read more

Literacy is not, as it is considered in our schools, a PORTION of education. It IS education. It is at once the ability AND the inclination of the mind to find knowledge, to pursue understanding, and out of knowledge and understanding, not out of received attitudes and values or emotional responses, however "worthy," to make judgments.

by Richard Mitchell Found in: Society Quotes,
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The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him
absolutely no good.

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him
absolutely no good.

by Ivan Illich Found in: Society Quotes,
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The noisy and extensive scene of crowds without company, and
dissipation without pleasure.

The noisy and extensive scene of crowds without company, and
dissipation without pleasure.

by Edward Gibbon Found in: Society Quotes,
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The march of science and technology does not imply growing intellectual complexity in the lives of most people. It often read more

The march of science and technology does not imply growing intellectual complexity in the lives of most people. It often means the opposite.

by Thomas Sowell Found in: Society Quotes,
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Whenever there is a conflict between human rights and property rights, human rights must prevail

Whenever there is a conflict between human rights and property rights, human rights must prevail

by Abraham Lincoln Found in: Society Quotes,
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...the cosmology of a given age is not the result of unilinear, "scientific" development, but rather the most striking, imaginative read more

...the cosmology of a given age is not the result of unilinear, "scientific" development, but rather the most striking, imaginative symbol of its mentality- the projection of its conflicts, prejudice and specific ways of double-think onto the graceful sky.

by Arthur Koestler Found in: Society Quotes,
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What one generation sees as a luxury, the next sees as a necessity.

What one generation sees as a luxury, the next sees as a necessity.

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