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One man's "magicis another man's engineering. "Supernaturalis a null word. (Quote by - Robert Heinlein)

He who does not bellow out the truth when he knows the truth makes himself the accomplice of liars and forgers. (Quote by - Charles Peguy)

the self-assertive tendency is the dynamic expression of the holon's wholeness, the integrative tendency, the dynamic expression of its partness. (Quote by - Arthur Koestler)

This strange disease of modern life, with its sick hurry, its divided aims. (Quote by - Matthew Arnold)

I am now quite cured of seeking pleasure in society, be it country or town. A sensible man ought to find sufficient company in himself. (Quote by - Emily Bronte)

The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher. (Quote by - Thomas Henry Huxley)

Man is an imperceptible atom always trying to become one with God. (Quote by - Henry Adams)

Facts do not "speak for themselves.They speak for or against competing theories. Facts divorced from theories or visions are mere isolated curiosities. (Quote by - Thomas Sowell)

The test of civilization is the estimate of woman. Among savages she is a slave. In the dark ages of Christianity she is a toy and a sentimental goddess. With increasing moral light, and greater liberty, and more universal justice, she begins to develop as an equal human being. (Quote by - George William Curtis)

We know that words cannot move mountains, but they can move the multitude; and men are more ready to fight and die for a word than for anything else. Words shape thought, stir feeling, and beget action; they kill and revive, corrupt and cure. The "men-of-words"- priests, prophets, intellectuals- have played a more decisive role in history than military leaders, statesmen, and businessmen. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

Spiritual stagnation ensues when man's environment becomes unpredictable or when his inner life is made wholly predictable. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

Only God helps the badly dressed. (Quote by - Spanish Proverb)

Religion is not a matter of God, church, holy cause, etc. These are but accessories. The source of religious preoccupation is in the self, or rather the rejection of the self. Dedication is the obverse side of self-rejection. Man alone is a religious animal because, as Montaigne points out, "it is a malady confined to man, and not seen in any other creature, to hate and despise ourselves.". (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

Credulity is belief in slight evidence, with no evidence, or against evidence. (Quote by - Tryon Edwards)

Man is a luxury loving animal. Take away play, fancies, and luxuries, and you will turn man into a dull, sluggish creature, barely energetic enough to obtain a bare subsistence. A society becomes stagnant when its people are too rational or too serious to be tempted by baubles. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

In human affairs, the best stimulus for running ahead is to have something we must run from. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die out, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it. (Quote by - Max Planck)

Where intellectuals have played a role in history, it has not been so much by whispering words of advice into the ears of political overlords as by contributing to the vast and powerful currents of conceptions and misconceptions that sweep human action along. (Quote by - Thomas Sowell)

A doctrine insulates the devout not only against the realities around them but also against their own selves. The fanatical believer is not conscious of his envy, malice, pettiness and dishonesty. There is a wall of words between his consciousness and his real self. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

We must beware of trying to build a society in which nobody counts for anything except a politician or an official, a society where enterprise gains no reward and thrift no privileges. (Quote by - Winston Churchill)

The criterion of truth is that it works even if nobody is prepared to acknowledge it. (Quote by - Ludwig Von Mises)

Society knows perfectly well how to kill a man and has methods more subtle than death (Quote by - Andre Gide)

It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses or majority, merely because the majority is the majority. Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people. (Quote by - Giordano Bruno)

Our understanding of the world is achieved more effectively by conceptual improvements than by discovery of new facts (Quote by - Ernst Mayr)

A society that refuses to strive for superfluities is likely to end up lacking in necessities. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

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