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    It is a perplexing and unpleasant truth that when men already have "something worth fighting for," they do not feel like fighting.

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The best way I know to win an argument is to start by being in the right.

The best way I know to win an argument is to start by being in the right.

by Lord Hailshan Found in: Society Quotes,
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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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How much easier is self-sacrifice than self-realization.

How much easier is self-sacrifice than self-realization.

by Eric Hoffer 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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It is the test of a good religion whether you can make a joke about it.

It is the test of a good religion whether you can make a joke about it.

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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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There is in the universe something for the description and analysis of which the natural sciences cannot contribute anything. There read more

There is in the universe something for the description and analysis of which the natural sciences cannot contribute anything. There are events beyond the range of those events that the procedures of the natural sciences are fit to observe and describe. There is human action.

by Ludwig Von Mises Found in: Society Quotes,
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Adversity is the first path to truth. - Don Juan.

Adversity is the first path to truth. - Don Juan.

by George Gordon Byron Found in: Society Quotes,
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Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies.

Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies.

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