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    Our understanding of the world is achieved more effectively by conceptual improvements than by discovery of new facts...

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Take your work seriously, but never yourself.

Take your work seriously, but never yourself.

by Dame Margot Fonteyn Found in: Society Quotes,
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He who does not bellow out the truth when he knows the truth makes himself the accomplice of liars and read more

He who does not bellow out the truth when he knows the truth makes himself the accomplice of liars and forgers.

by Charles Peguy Found in: Society Quotes,
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Scientific research sooner or later, but inevitably, encounters something ultimately given that it cannot trace back to something else of read more

Scientific research sooner or later, but inevitably, encounters something ultimately given that it cannot trace back to something else of which it would appear as the regular or necessary derivative. Scientific progress consists in pushing further back this ultimately given.

by Ludwig Von Mises Found in: Society Quotes,
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The rout is Folly's circle, which she draws
With magic wand. So potent is the spell,
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The rout is Folly's circle, which she draws
With magic wand. So potent is the spell,
That none decoy'd into that fatal ring,
Unless by Heaven's peculiar grace, escape.
There we grow early gray, but never wise.

by William Cowper Found in: Society Quotes,
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Man is the animal that intends to shoot himself out into interplanetary space, after having given up on the problem read more

Man is the animal that intends to shoot himself out into interplanetary space, after having given up on the problem of an efficient way to get himself five miles to work and back each day.

by Bill Vaughan Found in: Society Quotes,
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There are so many men and women who hold no distinctive positions but whose contribution towards the development of society read more

There are so many men and women who hold no distinctive positions but whose contribution towards the development of society has been enormous.

by Nelson Mandela Found in: Society Quotes,
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Custom, that unwritten law, By which the people keep even kings in awe.

Custom, that unwritten law, By which the people keep even kings in awe.

by Charles Davenport Found in: Society Quotes,
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We live in a society of victimization, where people are much more comfortable being victimized than actually standing up for read more

We live in a society of victimization, where people are much more comfortable being victimized than actually standing up for themselves.rn

by Marilyn Manson Found in: Society Quotes,
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But now being lifted into high society,
And having pick'd up several odds and ends
Of free read more

But now being lifted into high society,
And having pick'd up several odds and ends
Of free thoughts in his travels for variety,
He deem'd, being in a lone isle, among friends,
That without any danger of a riot, he
Might for long lying make himself amends;
And singing as he sung in his warm youth,
Agree to a short armistice with truth.

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