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    A people is but the attempt of many
    To rise to the completer life of one--
    And those who live as models for the mass
    Are singly of more value than they all.

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I have steadily endeavored to keep my mind free so as to give up any hypothesis, however much beloved (and read more

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.

by Charles Darwin Found in: Society Quotes,
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Deeds of violence in our society are performed largely by those trying to establish their self-esteem, to defend their self-image, read more

Deeds of violence in our society are performed largely by those trying to establish their self-esteem, to defend their self-image, and to demonstrate that they, too, are significant.

by Rollo May Found in: Society Quotes,
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You think that a wall as solid as the earth separates civilization from barbarism. I tell you the division is read more

You think that a wall as solid as the earth separates civilization from barbarism. I tell you the division is a thread, a sheet of glass. A touch here, a push there, and you bring back the reign of Saturn.

by John Buchan Found in: Society Quotes,
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K is for KENGHIS KHAN. _He_ was a very _nice_ person. History has no record of him. There is a read more

K is for KENGHIS KHAN. _He_ was a very _nice_ person. History has no record of him. There is a moral in that, somewhere.

by Harlan Ellison Found in: Society Quotes,
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To our real, naked selves there is not a thing on earth or in heaven worth dying for. It is read more

To our real, naked selves there is not a thing on earth or in heaven worth dying for. It is only when we see ourselves as actors in a staged (and therefore unreal) performance that death loses its frightfulness and finality and becomes an act of make-believe and a theatrical gesture. It is one of the main tasks of a real leader to mask the grim reality of dying and killing by evoking in his followers the illusion that they are participating in a grandiose spectacle, a solemn or lighthearted dramatic performance.

by Eric Hoffer Found in: Society Quotes,
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The real cause of personal existence is not the favor of the Almighty, but the sexual love of one's earthly read more

The real cause of personal existence is not the favor of the Almighty, but the sexual love of one's earthly parents.

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Words are the physicians of a mind diseased.

Words are the physicians of a mind diseased.

by Aeschylus Found in: Society Quotes,
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Only great minds can afford a simple style.

Only great minds can afford a simple style.

by Stendhal Found in: Fashion Quotes, Society Quotes,
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Never soar aloft on an enemy's pinions.

Never soar aloft on an enemy's pinions.

by Aesop Found in: Society Quotes,
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