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    The more backwoodish a social group, juvenile or adult, the stricter its conception of the normal, and the readier it will ridicule any departure from it.

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Scientists tell us that the fastest animal on earth, with a top speed of 120 ft/sec, is a cow that read more

Scientists tell us that the fastest animal on earth, with a top speed of 120 ft/sec, is a cow that has been dropped out of a helicopter.

by Dave Barry Found in: Society Quotes,
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If the gods do evil then they are not gods.

If the gods do evil then they are not gods.

by Euripides Found in: Society Quotes,
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Mathematics is as little a science as grammar is a language.

Mathematics is as little a science as grammar is a language.

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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Against stupidity the very gods fight in vain.

Against stupidity the very gods fight in vain.

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...far from failing in its intended task, our educational system is in fact succeeding magnificently, because its aim is to read more

...far from failing in its intended task, our educational system is in fact succeeding magnificently, because its aim is to keep the American people thoughtless enough to go on supporting the system.

by Richard Mitchell Found in: Society Quotes,
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A man that would expect to train lobsters to fly in a year is called a lunatic; but a man read more

A man that would expect to train lobsters to fly in a year is called a lunatic; but a man that thinks men can be turned into angels by an election is a reformer and remains at large.

by Finley Peter Dunne Found in: Society Quotes,
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It is common to assume that human progress affects everyone- that even the dullest man, in these bright days, knows read more

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 erroneous...The 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.

by H. L. Mencken Found in: Society Quotes,
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Every luxury must be paid for, and everything is a luxury, starting with being in this world.

Every luxury must be paid for, and everything is a luxury, starting with being in this world.

by Cesare Pavese Found in: Society Quotes,
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