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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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A man is likely to mind his own business when it is worth minding. When it is not, he takes read more

A man is likely to mind his own business when it is worth minding. When it is not, he takes his mind off his own meaningless affairs by minding other people's business.This minding of other people's business expresses itself in gossip, snooping and meddling, and also in feverish interest in communal, national and racial affairs. In running away from ourselves we either fall on our neighbor's shoulder or fly at his throat.

by Eric Hoffer Found in: Society Quotes,
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The several sorts of religion in the world are little more than so many spiritual monopolies.

The several sorts of religion in the world are little more than so many spiritual monopolies.

by Lord Halifax Found in: Society Quotes,
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For it is most true that a natural and secret hatred and
aversation towards society in any man, hath read more

For it is most true that a natural and secret hatred and
aversation towards society in any man, hath somewhat of the
savage beast.

by Francis Bacon Found in: Society Quotes,
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Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.

Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.

by Brendan Gill Found in: Society Quotes,
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We are but a drop of water in a pool filled with diversity.

We are but a drop of water in a pool filled with diversity.

by Roy Ledda Found in: Society Quotes,
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While modern technology has given people powerful new communication tools, it apparently can do nothing to alter the fact that read more

While modern technology has given people powerful new communication tools, it apparently can do nothing to alter the fact that many people have nothing useful to say.

by Leo Gomes Found in: Society Quotes,
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Man can be chained, but he cannot be domesticated.

Man can be chained, but he cannot be domesticated.

by Robert Heinlein Found in: Society Quotes,
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When our individual interests and prospects do not seem worth living for, we are in desperate need for something apart read more

When our individual interests and prospects do not seem worth living for, we are in desperate need for something apart from us to live for. All forms of dedication, devotion, loyalty and self-surrender are in essence a desperate clinging to something which might give worth and meaning to our futile, spoiled lives.

by Eric Hoffer Found in: Society Quotes,
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Avoid self-righteousness like the devil- nothing is so self-blinding.

Avoid self-righteousness like the devil- nothing is so self-blinding.

by B.h. Liddell Hart Found in: Society Quotes,
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