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Quite often the social doctors become part of the disease. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

All that is human must retrograde if it does not advance. (Quote by - Edward Gibbon)

You think that a wall as solid as the earth separates civilization from barbarism. I tell you the division is a thread, a sheet of glass. A touch here, a push there, and you bring back the reign of Saturn. (Quote by - John Buchan)

A touchstone to determine the actual worth of an "intellectual"- find out how he feels about astrology. (Quote by - Robert Heinlein)

For piety lies not in being often seen turning a veiled head to stones, nor in approaching every altar, nor in lying prostratebefore the temples of the gods, nor in sprinkling altars with the blood of beastsbut rather in being able to look upon all things with a mind at peace. (Quote by - Lucretius)

Though they seem at opposite poles, fanatics of all kinds are actually crowded together at one end. It is the fanatic and the moderate who are poles apart and never meet. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

Man can be chained, but he cannot be domesticated. (Quote by - Robert Heinlein)

The Greeks invented logic but were not fooled by it. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

Men have ascribed to God imperfections that they would deplore in themselves. (Quote by - W. Somerset Maugham)

History is on every occasion the record of that which one age finds worthy of note in another. (Quote by - Jakob Burckhardt)

Every politician, clergyman, educator, or physician, in short, anyone dealing with human individuals, is bound to make grave mistakes if he ignores these two great truths of population zoology: (1) no two individuals are alike, and (2) both environment and genetic endowment make a contribution to nearly every trait. (Quote by - Ernst Mayr)

The instinct of nearly all societies is to lock up anybody who is truly free. First, society begins by trying to beat you up. If this fails, they try to poison you. If this fails too, the finish by loading honors on your head. (Quote by - Kurt Cobain)

The nineteenth century planted the words which the twentieth century ripened into the atrocities of Stalin and Hitler. There is hardly an atrocity committed in the twentieth century that was not foreshadowed or even advocated by some noble man of words in the nineteenth. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

Life is simply the reification of the process of living. (Quote by - Ernst Mayr)

Do not be in a hurry to tie what you cannot untie. (Quote by - English Proverb)

It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them. (Quote by - Alfred Adler)

We must think of human progress, not as of something going on in the race in general, but as something going on in a small minority, perpetually beleaguered in a few walled towns. Now and then the horde of barbarians outside breaks through, and we have an armed effort to halt the process. That is, we have a Reformation, a French Revolution, a war for democracy, a Great Awakening. The minority is decimated and driven to cover. But a few survive- and a few are enough to carry on. (Quote by - H.l. Mencken)

If there is no struggle there is no progress. (Quote by - Frederick Douglass)

Stupidity is the devil. Look in the eye of a chicken and you'll know. It's the most horrifying, cannibalistic, and nightmarish creature in this world. (Quote by - Werner Herzog)

The desire to be different from the people we live with is sometimes the result of our rejection- real or imagined- by them. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

In most instances, all an argument proves is that two people are present. (Quote by - Tony Petito)

Mutation is random; natural selection is the very opposite of random. (Quote by - Richard Dawkins)

Science commits suicide when it adopts a creed. (Quote by - Thomas Henry Huxley)

Don't ever take a fence down until you know the reason it was put up. (Quote by - Gilbert Keith Chesterton)

Perhaps in time the so-called Dark Ages will be thought of as including our own. (Quote by - Georg C. Lichtenberg)

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