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    ...everything is too important ever to be entrusted to professional experts, because every organization of such professionals and every established social organization becomes a vested-interest institution more concerned with its efforts to maintain itself or advance its own interests than to achieve the purpose that society expects it to achieve.

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...one of the tests of a theory is that, once grasped, it appears self-evident.

...one of the tests of a theory is that, once grasped, it appears self-evident.

by Arthur Koestler Found in: Society Quotes,
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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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Society is like a lawn where every roughness is smoothed, every bramble eradicated, and where the eye is delighted by read more

Society is like a lawn where every roughness is smoothed, every bramble eradicated, and where the eye is delighted by the smiling verdure of a velvet surface.

by Washington Irving 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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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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You can't make up anything anymore. The world itself is a satire. All you're doing is recording it.

You can't make up anything anymore. The world itself is a satire. All you're doing is recording it.

by Art Buchwald Found in: Society Quotes,
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...the cosmology of a given age is not the result of unilinear, "scientific" development, but rather the most striking, imaginative read more

...the cosmology of a given age is not the result of unilinear, "scientific" development, but rather the most striking, imaginative symbol of its mentality- the projection of its conflicts, prejudice and specific ways of double-think onto the graceful sky.

by Arthur Koestler 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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Do not be in a hurry to tie what you cannot untie.

Do not be in a hurry to tie what you cannot untie.

by English Proverb Found in: Society Quotes,
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