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    Philosophy consists very largely of one philosopher arguing that all other philosophers are jackasses. He usually proves it, and I should add that he also usually proves that he is one himself.

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Society is like a large piece of frozen water; and skating well
is the great art of social life.

Society is like a large piece of frozen water; and skating well
is the great art of social life.

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Society is a masked ball, where every one hides his real character, and reveals it by hiding

Society is a masked ball, where every one hides his real character, and reveals it by hiding

by Ralph Waldo Emerson Found in: Society Quotes,
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Man is a luxury loving animal. Take away play, fancies, and luxuries, and you will turn man into a dull, read more

Man is a luxury loving animal. Take away play, fancies, and luxuries, and you will turn man into a dull, sluggish creature, barely energetic enough to obtain a bare subsistence. A society becomes stagnant when its people are too rational or too serious to be tempted by baubles.

by Eric Hoffer Found in: Society Quotes,
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Experience proves that those are oftenest abused who can be abused with the greatest impunity. Men are whipped oftenest who read more

Experience proves that those are oftenest abused who can be abused with the greatest impunity. Men are whipped oftenest who are whipped easiest.

by Frederick Douglass Found in: Society Quotes,
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The unicorn is a very fierce beast with only one horn. To capture it a virgin maid is placed in read more

The unicorn is a very fierce beast with only one horn. To capture it a virgin maid is placed in the field. The unicorn approaches her, and resting in her lap, is so taken.

by Bishop Honorius Found in: Society Quotes,
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Proselytizing is more a passionate search for something not yet found than a desire to bestow upon the world something read more

Proselytizing is more a passionate search for something not yet found than a desire to bestow upon the world something we already have. It is a search for a final and irrefutable demonstration that our absolute truth is indeed the one and only truth. The proselytizing fanatic strengthens his own faith by converting others.

by Eric Hoffer Found in: Society Quotes,
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People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them.

People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them.

by Eric Hoffer Found in: Society Quotes,
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It is against the grain of modern education to teach children to program. What fun is there in making plans, read more

It is against the grain of modern education to teach children to program. What fun is there in making plans, acquiring discipline in organizing thoughts, devoting attention to detail, and learning to be self-critical?

by Alan Perlis Found in: Society Quotes,
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There are few things more dishonorable than misleading the young.

There are few things more dishonorable than misleading the young.

by Thomas Sowell Found in: Society Quotes,
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