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"I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself."

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"Maybe this world is another planet's hell."

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"The author of the Iliad is either Homer or, if not Homer, somebody else of the same name."

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"There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self."

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"Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are dead."

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"Experience teaches only the teachable."

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"A man may be a pessimistic determinist before lunch and an optimistic believer in the will's freedom after it."

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"After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music."

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"The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different."

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"The most valuable of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it has to be done, whether you like it or not."

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"The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude."

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"The only completely consistent people are the dead."

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"Thought must be divided against itself before it can come to any knowledge of itself."

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"Uncontrolled, the hunger and thirst after God may become an obstacle, cutting off the soul from what it desires. If a man would travel far along the mystic road, he must learn to desire God intensely but in stillness, passively and yet with all his heart and mind and strength."

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"We are all geniuses up to the age of ten."

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"Writers write to influence their readers, their preachers, their auditors, but always, at bottom, to be more themselves."

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"Everyone who wants to do good to the human race always ends in universal bullying."

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"I'm afraid of losing my obscurity. Genuineness only thrives in the dark. Like celery."

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"Idealism is the noble toga that political gentlemen drape over their will to power."

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"Like every man of sense and good feeling, I abominate work."

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"Most of one's life is one prolonged effort to prevent oneself thinking."

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"Orthodoxy is the diehard of the world of thought. It learns not, neither can it forget."

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"Sons have always a rebellious wish to be disillusioned by that which charmed their fathers."

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"Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards."

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"Speed, it seems to me, provides the one genuinely modern pleasure."

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"Proverbs are always platitudes until you have personally experienced the truth of them."

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"Science has explained nothing; the more we know the more fantastic the world becomes and the profounder the surrounding darkness."

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"It's with bad sentiments that one makes good novels."

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"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored."

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"Every man who knows how to read has it in his power to magnify himself, to multiply the ways in which he exists, to make his life full, significant and interesting."

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"A belief in hell and the knowledge that every ambition is doomed to frustration at the hands of a skeleton have never prevented the majority of human beings from behaving as though death were no more than an unfounded rumor."

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"The great tragedy of Science: the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact"

by Thomas Huxley

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"I can sympathise with people's pains, but not with their pleasures. There is something curiously boring about somebody else's happiness."

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"We are long before we are convinced that happiness is never to be found, and each believes it possessed by others, to keep alive the hope of obtaining it for himself."

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"There is no greater mistake than the hasty conclusion that opinions are worthless because they are badly argued."

by Thomas H. Huxley

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"The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm."

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"Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority."

by Thomas H. Huxley

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"We live in a world which is full of misery and ignorance, and the plain duty of each and all of us is to try to make the little corner he can influence somewhat less miserable and somewhat less ignorant than it was before he entered it."

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"Make up your mind to act decidedly and take the consequences. No good is ever done in this world by hesitation."

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"Sit down before fact like a little child, and be prepared to give up every preconceived notion. Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing."

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"The great tragedy of science -- the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact."

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"A bad book is as much of a labor to write as a good one, it comes as sincerely from the author's soul."

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"A child-like man is not a man whose development has been arrested; on the contrary, he is a man who has given himself a chance of continuing to develop long after most adults have muffled themselves in the cocoon of middle-aged habit and convention."

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"A democracy which makes or even effectively prepares for modern, scientific war must necessarily cease to be democratic. No country can be really well prepared for modern war unless it is governed by a tyrant, at the head of a highly trained and perfectly obedient bureaucracy."

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"A country which proposes to make use of modern war as an instrument of policy must possess a highly centralized, all-powerful executive, hence the absurdity of talking about the defense of democracy by force of arms. A democracy which makes or effectively prepares for modern scientific war must necessarily cease to be democratic."

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"A fanatic is a man who consciously over compensates a secret doubt."

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"A man's worst difficulties begin when he is able to do as he likes."

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"Abused as we abuse it at present, dramatic art is in no sense cathartic it is merely a form of emotional masturbation. It is the rarest thing to find a player who has not had his character affected for the worse by the practice of his profession. Nobody can make a habit of self-exhibition, nobody can exploit his personality for the sake of exercising a kind of hypnotic power over others, and remain untouched by the process."

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"After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is Music"

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"Agnosticism simply means that a man shall not say he knows or believes that for which he has no grounds for professing to believe."

by Thomas H. Huxley

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"All gods are homemade, and it is we who pull their strings, and so, give them the power to pull ours."

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"All that happens means something; nothing you do is ever insignificant."

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"Amour is the one human activity of any importance in which laughter and pleasure preponderate, if ever so slightly, over misery and pain."

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"An intellectual is a person who's found one thing that's more interesting than sex."

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"An intellectual is a person who has discovered something more interesting than sex."

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"An intellectual is a person who has discovered something more interesting than sex"

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"Art is one of the means whereby man seeks to redeem a life which is experienced as chaotic, senseless, and largely evil."

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"At least two-thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity: idealism, dogmatism and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religous or political ideas."

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"At least two-thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity idealism, dogmatism and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religous or political ideas."

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"Beauty is worse than wine, it intoxicates both the holder and beholder."

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"Bondage is the life of personality, and for bondage the personal self will fight with tireless resourcefulness and the most stubborn cunning."

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"Chastity: the most unnatural of the sexual perversions."

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"Chastity...the most unnatural of all the sexual perversions"

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"Chastity - the most unnatural of all the sexual perversions."

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"Children are remarkable for their intelligence and ardor, for their curiosity, their intolerance of shams, the clarity and ruthlessness of their vision."

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"Death … It’s the only thing we haven’t succeeded in completely vulgarizing."

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"Death Its the only thing we havent succeeded in completely vulgarizing."

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"De Sade is the one completely consistent and thoroughgoing revolutionary of history."

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"Cynical realism is the intelligent man's best excuse for doing nothing in an intolerable situation."

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"Defined in psychological terms, a fanatic is a man who consciously over-compensates a secret doubt."

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"Dream in a pragmatic way."

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"Europe is so well gardened that it resembles a work of art, a scientific theory, a neat metaphysical system. Man has re-created Europe in his own image."

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"Every person who knows how to read has it in their power to magnify themselves, to multiply the ways in which they exist, to make life full, significant, and interesting."

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"Every man's memory is his private literature."

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"Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you."

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"Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you."

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"Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you"

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"Experience is not what happens to you it's what you do with what happens to you."

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"Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him."

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"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored"

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"Facts are ventriloquists dummies. Sitting on a wise man's knee they may be made to utter words of wisdom; elsewhere, they say nothing, or talk nonsense, or indulge in sheer diabolism"

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"Experience teaches only the teachable"

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"Experience is not what happens to a man it is what a man does with what happens to him."

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"Feasts must be solemn and rare, or else they cease to be feasts."

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"Finding bad reasons for what one believes for other bad reasons - that's philosophy."

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"Folly is often more cruel in the consequences than malice can be in the intent."

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"Give us this day our daily Faith, but deliver, dear God, from Belief."

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"God give me strength to face a fact though it slay me."

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"God isn't compatible with machinery and scientific medicine and universal happiness. You must make your choice. Our civilization has chosen machinery and medicine and happiness."

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"Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth. By simply not mentioning certain subjects... totalitarian propagandists have influenced opinion much more effectively than they could have by the most eloquent denunciations."

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"Habit converts luxurious enjoyments into dull and daily necessities."

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"Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities."

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"Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness it is generally the by-product of other activities."

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"Happiness is a hard master, particularly other people's happiness."

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"Hell isn't merely paved with good intentions; it's walled and roofed with them. Yes, and furnished too."

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"I am too much of a skeptic to deny the possibility of anything."

by Thomas Huxley

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"I have no faith, very little hope, and as much charity as I can afford."

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"I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself"

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"If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is the man who has so much as to be out of danger."

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"If human beings were shown what they're really like, they'd either kill one another as vermin, or hang themselves."

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