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    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.

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Punishment is now unfashionable... because it creates moral distinctions among men, which, to the democratic mind, are odious. We prefer read more

Punishment is now unfashionable... because it creates moral distinctions among men, which, to the democratic mind, are odious. We prefer a meaningless collective guilt to a meaningful individual responsibility.

by Thomas Szasz Found in: Society Quotes,
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Don't think there are no crocodiles because the water is calm.

Don't think there are no crocodiles because the water is calm.

by Malayan Proverb 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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In a consumer society there are inevitably two kinds of slaves:
the prisoners of addiction and the prisoners of read more

In a consumer society there are inevitably two kinds of slaves:
the prisoners of addiction and the prisoners of envy.

by Ivan Illich Found in: Society Quotes,
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The unpredictability inherent in human affairs is due largely to the fact that the by-products of a human process are read more

The unpredictability inherent in human affairs is due largely to the fact that the by-products of a human process are more fateful than the product.

by Eric Hoffer Found in: Society Quotes,
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Widespread caffeine use explains a lot about the twentieth century.

Widespread caffeine use explains a lot about the twentieth century.

by Greg Egan 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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We lie loudest when we lie to ourselves.

We lie loudest when we lie to ourselves.

by Eric Hoffer Found in: Society Quotes,
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If there is no struggle there is no progress.

If there is no struggle there is no progress.

by Frederick Douglass Found in: Society Quotes,
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