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Either you think, or else others have to think for you and take power from you, pervert and discipline your natural tastes, civilize and sterilize you."
F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these are, in truth, very often owing not so much to design as chance."
François de La Rochefoucauld
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False facts are highly injurious to the progress of science, for they often endure long but false views, if supported by some evidence, do little harm, for every one takes a salutary pleasure in proving their falseness."
Charles Darwin
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Therefore, the good of man must be the end of the science of politics."
Aristotle
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We know accurately only when we know little, with knowledge doubt increases."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Friendship is an arrangement by which we undertake to exchange small favors for big ones."
Charles de Montesquieu
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The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while."
Albert Einstein
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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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