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    What the intellectual craves above all else is to be taken seriously, to be treated as a decisive force in shaping history. He is far more at home in a society that weighs his every word and keeps close watch on his attitudes then in a society that cares not what he says or does. He would rather be persecuted than ignored.

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The truth seems to be that propaganda on its own cannot force its way into unwilling minds; neither can it read more

The truth seems to be that propaganda on its own cannot force its way into unwilling minds; neither can it inculcate something wholly new; nor can it keep people persuaded once they have ceased to believe. It penetrates into minds already open, and rather than instill opinion it articulates and justifies opinions already present in the minds of its recipients.

by Eric Hoffer Found in: Society Quotes,
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The instinct of nearly all societies is to lock up anybody who is
truly free. First, society begins by read more

The instinct of nearly all societies is to lock up anybody who is
truly free. First, society begins by trying to beat you up. If
this fails, they try to poison you. If this fails too, the
finish by loading honors on your head.

by Kurt Cobain Found in: Society Quotes,
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Without education we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.

Without education we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.

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It is appropriate here to recall that the so-called Dark Ages began with the flight of the individuals into the read more

It is appropriate here to recall that the so-called Dark Ages began with the flight of the individuals into the protection of lords or chapters and came to an end when the individual again found it to his advantage to set forth on his own. We live at a time when everything conspires to push the individual into the fold.

by Bertrand De Jouvenal Found in: Society Quotes,
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Every politician, clergyman, educator, or physician, in short, anyone dealing with human individuals, is bound to make grave mistakes if read more

Every politician, clergyman, educator, or physician, in short, anyone dealing with human individuals, is bound to make grave mistakes if he ignores these two great truths of population zoology: (1) no two individuals are alike, and (2) both environment and genetic endowment make a contribution to nearly every trait.

by Ernst Mayr Found in: Society Quotes,
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The more backwoodish a social group, juvenile or adult, the stricter its conception of the normal, and the readier it read more

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.

by Arthur Koestler 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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Barbarian invasions would be superfluous: we are our own Huns.

Barbarian invasions would be superfluous: we are our own Huns.

by Bertrand De Jouvenal Found in: Society Quotes,
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It is useless for sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism while wolves remain of a different opinion.

It is useless for sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism while wolves remain of a different opinion.

by William Ralph Inge Found in: Society Quotes,
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