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The criterion of truth is that it works even if nobody is prepared to acknowledge it.

The criterion of truth is that it works even if nobody is prepared to acknowledge it.

by Ludwig Von Mises Found in: Society Quotes,
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The reason teaching has to go on is that children are not born human; they are made so.

The reason teaching has to go on is that children are not born human; they are made so.

by Jacques Barzun Found in: Society Quotes,
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Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.

by Henry Kaiser Found in: Society Quotes,
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Never do today what you can put off till tomorrow. Delay may give clearer light as to what is best read more

Never do today what you can put off till tomorrow. Delay may give clearer light as to what is best to be done.

by Aaron Burr Found in: Society Quotes,
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It is a perplexing and unpleasant truth that when men already have "something worth fighting for," they do not feel read more

It is a perplexing and unpleasant truth that when men already have "something worth fighting for," they do not feel like fighting.

by Eric Hoffer Found in: Society Quotes,
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Controversy is only dreaded by the advocates of error.

Controversy is only dreaded by the advocates of error.

by Benjamin Rush Found in: Society Quotes,
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A rising mass movement attracts and holds a following not by its doctrine and promises but by the refuge it read more

A rising mass movement attracts and holds a following not by its doctrine and promises but by the refuge it offers from the anxieties, barrenness and meaningless of an individual existence. It cures the poignantly frustrated not by conferring upon them an absolute truth or by remedying the difficulties and abuses which made their lives miserable, but by freeing them from their ineffectual selves- and it does this by enfolding and absorbing them into a closely knit and exultant corporate whole.

by Eric Hoffer Found in: Society Quotes,
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The acquiring of culture is the development of an avid hunger for knowledge and beauty.

The acquiring of culture is the development of an avid hunger for knowledge and beauty.

by Jesse Bennett Found in: Society Quotes,
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The more backwoodish a social group, juvenile or adult, the stricter its conception of the normal, and the readier it read more

The more backwoodish a social group, juvenile or adult, the stricter its conception of the normal, and the readier it will ridicule any departure from it.

by Arthur Koestler Found in: Society Quotes,
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