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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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What the intellectual craves above all else is to be taken seriously, to be treated as a decisive force in read more

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.

by Eric Hoffer Found in: Society Quotes,
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Society is a madhouse whose wardens are the officials and the police.

Society is a madhouse whose wardens are the officials and the police.

by August Strindberg Found in: Society Quotes,
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The meaning of life is not to be discovered only after death in some hidden, mysterious realm; on the contrary, read more

The meaning of life is not to be discovered only after death in some hidden, mysterious realm; on the contrary, it can be found by eating the succulent fruit of the Tree of Life and by living in the here and now as fully and creatively as we can.

by Paul Kurtz Found in: Society Quotes,
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Any society that needs disclaimers has too many lawyers.

Any society that needs disclaimers has too many lawyers.

by Erik Pepke Found in: Society Quotes,
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Every man...should periodically be compelled to listen to opinions which are infuriating to him. To hear nothing but what is read more

Every man...should periodically be compelled to listen to opinions which are infuriating to him. To hear nothing but what is pleasing to one is to make a pillow of the mind.

by St. John Ervine Found in: Society Quotes,
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Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.

Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.

by Joshua J. Marine Found in: Society Quotes,
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Delay is ever fatal to those who are prepared.

Delay is ever fatal to those who are prepared.

by Lucan Found in: Society Quotes,
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The difference between a professional person and a technician is that a technician knows everything about his job except its read more

The difference between a professional person and a technician is that a technician knows everything about his job except its ultimate purpose and his place in the scheme of things.

by Richard W. Livingston Found in: Society Quotes,
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The supreme irony of life is that no one gets out of it alive.

The supreme irony of life is that no one gets out of it alive.

by Robert Heinlein Found in: Society Quotes,
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