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Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude."
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."
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."
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."
The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while."
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."
Until the men of action clear out the talkers we who have social consciences are at the mercy of those who have none."