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To spell out the obvious is often to call it in question.
– Eric Hoffer
Wise living consists perhaps less in acquiring good habits than in acquiring as few habits as possible.
There is probably an element of malice in our readiness to overestimate people – we are, as it were, laying up for ourselves the pleasure of later cutting them down to size.
In times of change learners inherit the earth; while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.
It sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents.
Man was nature’s mistake she neglected to finish him and she has never ceased paying for her mistake.
The leader has to be practical and a realist, yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.
It is the child in man that is the source of his uniqueness and creativeness, and the playground is the optimal milieu for the unfolding of his capacities and talents.
There are no chaste minds. Minds copulate wherever they meet.
We all have private ails. The troublemakers are they who need public cures for their private ails.
It is often the failure who is the pioneer in new lands, new undertakings, and new forms of expression.
It is by its promise of a sense of power that evil often attracts the weak.
When we believe ourselves in possession of the only truth, we are likely to be indifferent to common everyday truths.
Faith in a holy cause is to a considerable extent a substitute for lost faith in ourselves.