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Without an element of the obscene there can be no true and deep aesthetic or moral conception of lifeIt is only the great men who are truly obscene. If they had not dared to be obscene they could never have dared to be great. (Quote by - Havelock Ellis)

The best way I know to win an argument is to start by being in the right. (Quote by - Lord Hailshan)

When grubbing for necessities man is still an animal. He becomes uniquely human when he reaches out for the superfluous and extravagant. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

Most of the change we think we see in life Is due to truths being in and out of favor. (Quote by - Robert Frost)

Irrationally held truths may be more harmful than reasoned errors. (Quote by - Thomas Henry Huxley)

Anyone taken as an individual, is tolerably sensible and reasonable- as a member of a crowd, he at once becomes a blockhead. (Quote by - Friedrich Von Schiller)

Not only is there no God, but trying getting a plumber on weekends. (Quote by - Woody Allen)

There may be said to be two classes of people in the world: those who constantly divide the people of the world into two classes, and those who do not. (Quote by - Robert Charles Benchley)

Conservatism is sometimes a symptom of sterility. Those who have nothing in them that can grow and develop must cling to what they have in beliefs, ideas and possessions. The sterile radical, too, is basically conservative. He is afraid to let go of the ideas and beliefs he picked up in his youth lest his life be seen as empty and wasted. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt dangerous. (Quote by - Alfred Adler)

It is impossible, in our condition of Society, not to be sometimes a Snob. (Quote by - William Thackeray)

It is against the grain of modern education to teach children to program. What fun is there in making plans, acquiring discipline in organizing thoughts, devoting attention to detail, and learning to be self-critical? (Quote by - Alan Perlis)

That is the whole trouble with being a heretic. One usually must think out everything for oneself. (Quote by - Aubrey Menan)

The Universe has as many different centers as there are living beings in it. (Quote by - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn)

The technique of a mass movement aims to infect people with a malady and then offer the movement as a cure. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

Fundamentalist religion is the most pervasive vision of central planning, though many fundamentalists may oppose human central planning as a usurpation or "playing God.This is consistent with the fundamentalist vision of an unconstrained God and a highly constrained man. (Quote by - Thomas Sowell)

He who allows oppression shares the crime. (Quote by - Erasmus Darwin)

There was that law of life, so cruel and so just, that one must grow or else pay more for remaining the same. (Quote by - Norman Mailer)

It is not at all simple to understand the simple. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on? (Quote by - Henry David Thoreau)

man has an irrepressible tendency to read meaning into the buzzing confusion of sights and sounds impinging on his senses; and where no agreed meaning can be found, he will provide it out of his own imagination. (Quote by - Arthur Koestler)

There is nothing to be found in a beehive that is not submerged in a bee. And yet you can search a bee forever with cyclotron and fluoroscope, and you will never find the hive. (Quote by - Kevin Kelly)

There is in the universe something for the description and analysis of which the natural sciences cannot contribute anything. There are events beyond the range of those events that the procedures of the natural sciences are fit to observe and describe. There is human action. (Quote by - Ludwig Von Mises)

Organizational progress parallels that in science and technology, permitting ultimate simplicity through intermediate complexity. (Quote by - Thomas Sowell)

Whenever the government of the United States shall break up, it will probably be in consequence of a false direction having been given to publick opinion. This is the weak point of our defenses, and the part to which the enemies of the system will direct all their attacks. Opinion can be so perverted as to cause the false to seem the true; the enemy, a friend, and the friend, an enemy; the best interests of the nation to appear insignificant, and trifles of moment; in a word, the right the wrong, and the wrong the right. (Quote by - James Fenimore Cooper)

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