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Theodor W. Adorno
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Biography : German philosopher, sociologist, psychologist and composer.
Born: 1903 - Died: 1969
Period:
20th century
Place of birth: Germany
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Love you will find only where you may show yourself weak without provoking strength.
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Love you will find only where you may show yourself weak without provoking strength.




No improvement is too small or trivial to be worthwhile.
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Love is the power to see similarity in the dissimilar.
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Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
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Everything that has ever been called folk art has always reflected domination.
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Only a humanity to whom death has become as indifferent as its members, that has itself died, can inflict it administratively on innumerable people.
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Happiness is obsolete: uneconomic.
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Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
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Not only is the self entwined in society; it owes society its existence in the most literal sense.
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Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
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True thoughts are those alone which do not understand themselves.
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Intelligence is a moral category.
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He who stands aloof runs the risk of believing himself better than others and misusing his critique of society as an ideology for his private interest.
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None of the abstract concepts comes closer to fulfilled utopia than that of eternal peace.
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No emancipation without that of society.
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The good man is he who rules himself as he does his own property: his autonomous being is modelled on material power.
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Technology is making gestures precise and brutal, and with them men.
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Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.
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History does not merely touch on language, but takes place in it.
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Exuberant health is always, as such, sickness also.
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An emancipated society, on the other hand, would not be a unitary state, but the realization of universality in the reconciliation of differences.
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Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
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A pencil and rubber are of more use to thought than a battalion of assistants. To happiness the same applies as to truth: one does not have it, but is in it.
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If time is money, it seems moral to save time, above all one's own, and such parsimony is excused by consideration for others. One is straight-forward.
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Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices.
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Work while you work, play while you play - this is a basic rule of repressive self-discipline.
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No harm comes to man from outside alone: dumbness is the objective spirit.
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The splinter in your eye is the best magnifying-glass.
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The task of art today is to bring chaos into order.
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Normality is death.
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