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The wise man sometimes flees from society from fear of being bored. (Quote by - Jean de la Bruyere)

The supreme irony of life is that no one gets out of it alive. (Quote by - Robert Heinlein)

In a consumer society there are inevitably two kinds of slaves: the prisoners of addiction and the prisoners of envy. (Quote by - Ivan Illich)

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes. (Quote by - Henry Kaiser)

The battle to feed all of humanity is over. In the 1970s and 1980s hundreds of millions of people will starve to death (Quote by - Paul Ehrlich)

You can't make up anything anymore. The world itself is a satire. All you're doing is recording it. (Quote by - Art Buchwald)

How much easier is self-sacrifice than self-realization. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

Society can only exist on the basis that there is some amount of polished lying and that no one says exactly what he thinks. (Quote by - Lin Yutang)

There are plenty of people to whom the crucial problem of their lives never get presented in terms that they can understand. (Quote by - John Jay Chapman)

Morality, thou deadly bane,Thy tens o' thousands thou has slain! (Quote by - Robert Burns)

Deeds of violence in our society are performed largely by those trying to establish their self-esteem, to defend their self-image, and to demonstrate that they, too, are significant. (Quote by - Rollo May)

The fanatic is not really a stickler to principle. He embraces a cause not primarily because of its justness or holiness but because of his desperate need for something to hold onto. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

Very often the quiet fellow has said all he knows. (Quote by - Kin Hubbard)

A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity. (Quote by - Robert Frost)

He who has never failed somewhere, that man cannot be great. (Quote by - Herman Melville)

Words have ruined more souls than any devil's agency. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

What the intellectual craves above all else is to be taken seriously, to be treated as a decisive force in shaping history. He is far more at home in a society that weighs his every word and keeps close watch on his attitudes then in a society that cares not what he says or does. He would rather be persecuted than ignored. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good. (Quote by - Ivan Illich)

Marke it welle,There are flowers, and there are weeds-But mostly weeds. (Quote by - Scott Orville Bergren)

the cosmology of a given age is not the result of unilinear, "scientificdevelopment, but rather the most striking, imaginative symbol of its mentality- the projection of its conflicts, prejudice and specific ways of double-think onto the graceful sky. (Quote by - Arthur Koestler)

A nation as a society forms a moral person, and every member of it is personally responsible for his society (Quote by - Thomas Jefferson)

Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider. Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested: that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention. (Quote by - Francis Bacon)

It is appropriate here to recall that the so-called Dark Ages began with the flight of the individuals into the protection of lords or chapters and came to an end when the individual again found it to his advantage to set forth on his own. We live at a time when everything conspires to push the individual into the fold. (Quote by - Bertrand De Jouvenal)

Against stupidity the very gods fight in vain. (Quote by - Friedrich Von Schiller)

The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is, not to be skillfully attacked, but to be ineptly defended. (Quote by - Frederic Bastiat)

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