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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 pleasing to one is to make a pillow of the mind.

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American society will never completely understand the true meaning of equality.

American society will never completely understand the true meaning of equality.

by Bryant H. Mcgill Found in: Society Quotes,
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The truth seems to be that propaganda on its own cannot force its way into unwilling minds; neither can it read more

The truth seems to be that propaganda on its own cannot force its way into unwilling minds; neither can it inculcate something wholly new; nor can it keep people persuaded once they have ceased to believe. It penetrates into minds already open, and rather than instill opinion it articulates and justifies opinions already present in the minds of its recipients.

by Eric Hoffer Found in: Society Quotes,
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We are in the process of creating what deserves to be called the idiot culture. Not an idiot sub-culture, which read more

We are in the process of creating what deserves to be called the idiot culture. Not an idiot sub-culture, which every society has bubbling beneath the surface and which can provide harmless fun; but the culture itself. For the first time, the weird and the stupid and the coarse are becoming our cultural norm, even our cultural ideal.

by Carl Bernstein Found in: Society Quotes,
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Example is the best precept.

Example is the best precept.

by Aesop Found in: Society Quotes,
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Adversity is the first path to truth. - Don Juan.

Adversity is the first path to truth. - Don Juan.

by George Gordon Byron 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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The collective matrix of a science at a given time is determined by a kind of establishment, which includes universities, read more

The collective matrix of a science at a given time is determined by a kind of establishment, which includes universities, learned societies, and, more recently, the editorial offices of technical journals. Like other establishments, they are consciously or unconsciously bent on preserving the status quo- partly because unorthodox innovations are a threat to their authority, but also because of the deeper fear that their laboriously erected an intellectual edifice might collapse under the impact.

by Arthur Koestler Found in: Society Quotes,
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Science is facts. Just as houses are made of stones, so science is made of facts. But a pile of read more

Science is facts. Just as houses are made of stones, so science is made of facts. But a pile of stones is not a house and a collection of facts is not necessarily science.

by Henri Poincare Found in: Society Quotes,
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A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt dangerous.

A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt dangerous.

by Alfred Adler Found in: Society Quotes,
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