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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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We have a system that increasingly taxes work and subsidizes nonwork.

We have a system that increasingly taxes work and subsidizes nonwork.

by Milton Friedman Found in: Society Quotes,
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The instinct of nearly all societies is to lock up anybody who is
truly free. First, society begins by read more

The instinct of nearly all societies is to lock up anybody who is
truly free. First, society begins by trying to beat you up. If
this fails, they try to poison you. If this fails too, the
finish by loading honors on your head.

by Kurt Cobain Found in: Society Quotes,
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If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting
values, we must recognize the whole gamut of read more

If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting
values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human
potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one
in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place.

by Margaret Mead Found in: Society Quotes,
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If the gods do evil then they are not gods.

If the gods do evil then they are not gods.

by Euripides Found in: Society Quotes,
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I have only a small flickering light to guide me in the darkness of a thick forest. Up comes a read more

I have only a small flickering light to guide me in the darkness of a thick forest. Up comes a theologian and blows it out.

by Denis Diderot Found in: Society Quotes,
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Every change in conditions will make necessary some change in the use of resources, in the direction and kind of read more

Every change in conditions will make necessary some change in the use of resources, in the direction and kind of human activities, in habits and practices. And each change in the actions of those affected in the first instance will require further adjustments that will gradually extend through the whole of society. Every change thus in a sense creates a "problem" for society, even though no single individual perceives it as such; it is gradually "solved" by the establishment of a new overall adjustment.

by F.a. Hayek Found in: Society Quotes,
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Disapproval is a very important factor in all progress. There has really never been any progress without it.

Disapproval is a very important factor in all progress. There has really never been any progress without it.

by James Henry Breasted Found in: Society Quotes,
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The Universe has as many different centers as there are living beings in it.

The Universe has as many different centers as there are living beings in it.

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Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.

Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.

by Brendan Gill Found in: Society Quotes,
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