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An excellent man he has no enemies and none of his friends like him.”
Oscar Wilde
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The modern mind is in complete disarray. Knowledge has stretched itself to the point where neither the world nor our intelligence can find any foot-hold. It is a fact that we are suffering from nihilism.”
Albert Camus
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Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself.”
Mark Twain
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Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.”
Plato
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Conscience is God present in man.”
Victor Hugo
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Until the men of action clear out the talkers we who have social consciences are at the mercy of those who have none.”
George Bernard Shaw
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Of men who reach my tale of years
Who least has cause to make his moan?
He who has learnt to banish fears,
Who lives and dies unknown.”

Voltaire
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Pleasant it is, when over a great sea the winds trouble the waters, to gaze from shore upon another's great tribulation: not because any man's troubles are a delectable joy, but because to perceive from what ills you are free yourself is pleasant.”
Lucretius, Titus Lucretius Carus - De rerum natura
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I want death to find me planting my cabbages, but careless of death, and still more of my unfinished garden.”
Michel de Montaigne - Essays
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Laziness: the habit of resting before fatigue sets in.”
Jules Renard
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A systematic revolution of basic concepts begins with Einsteinian science. In the very detail of its concepts a relativism of the rational and the empirical is established. Science then undergoes what Nietzsche called "an upheaval of concepts," as if the earth, the universe, things, possessed a different structure from the fact that their explanation rests upon new foundations. All rational organization is "shaken" when the fundamental concepts undergo dialectical transformation.”
Gaston Bachelard
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Yet do I fear thy nature:
It is too full o'th'milk of human kindness
To catch the nearest way.”

William Shakespeare - Macbeth
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Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims
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My difficulty is only an — enormous — difficulty of expression.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein
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The sad truth of the matter is that most evil is done by people who never made up their minds to be or do either evil or good.”
Hannah Arendt
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One can say that to some extent fascism has added a new variation to the old art of lying — the most devilish variation — that of lying the truth.”
Hannah Arendt
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Every animal loves itself.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero - De finibus bonorum et malorum
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I think that only daring speculation can lead us further and not accumulation of facts.”
Albert Einstein
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Political questions are far too serious to be left to the politicians.”
Hannah Arendt
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To save all we must dare all.”
Friedrich Schiller
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Nothing so much prevents us from being natural as the desire to appear so.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims
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Some men make fortunes, but not to enjoy them; for, blinded by avarice, they live to make fortunes.”
Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis - Satires
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The extreme limit of wisdom — that’s what the public calls madness.”
Jean Cocteau - Le Coq et l’Arlequin
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The human mind cannot be absolutely destroyed with the body, but there remains of it something which is eternal.”
Baruch Spinoza - Ethics
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The condition of man... is a condition of war of everyone against everyone.”
Thomas Hobbes
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Freedom in general may be defined as the absence of obstacles to the realization of desires.”
Bertrand Russell
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Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time.”
Albert Camus
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In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.”
François de La Rochefoucauld
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Men are never really willing to die except for the sake of freedom: therefore they do not believe in dying completely.”
Albert Camus
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