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"Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent." Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein

"If we have nothing in common, we can't communicate. However, if we are the same, we communicate nothing." myself

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace." Jimi Hendrix

"What's the most resilient parasite? An idea. A single idea from the human mind can build cities. An idea can transform the world and rewrite all the rules." Movie Inception

"Freedom has a twofold meaning for modern man: that he has been freed from traditional authorities and has become an 'individual,' but that at the same time he has become isolated, powerless and an instrument of purposes outside of himself, alienated from himself and others; furthermore, that this state undermines his self, weakens and frightens him, and makes him ready for submission to new kinds of bondage. Positive freedom on the other hand is identical with the full realization of the individual's potentialities, together with his ability to live actively and spontaneously." Escape from Freedom, Erich Fromm

"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely." Sir John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton

"I may speak many languages, but there remains one in which I live." Maurice Merleau-Ponty

"Any man who tries to be good all the time is bound to come to ruin among the great number who are not good. Hence a prince who wants to keep his authority must learn how not to be good, and use that knowledge, or refrain from using it, as necessity requires." The Prince, Niccolo Machiavelli

"One does not study all of botany by making artificial flowers." John Sinclair

"I think you can’t possibly know the truth about somebody unless you love them." Speaker for the Dead, Orson Scott Card

‎"Pray for the best, prepare for the worst, and expect the unexpected." Gary Busey

‎"The great aim of education is not knowledge but action." Herbert Spencer

"Art is art. Everything else is everything else." Ad Reinhardt

"What are we going to cover this semester?" "It doesn't matter what we cover; it matters what we discover." Victor Weisskopf

"Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. These passions, like great winds, have blown me hither and thither, in a wayward course, over a great ocean of anguish, reaching to the very verge of despair." Bertrand Russell

"You shall not fall in with the many to do evil, nor shall you bear witness in a lawsuit, siding with the many, so as to pervert justice." Christian Bible Exodus 23:2

"Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot." Charlie Chaplin

"The one who does not remember history is bound to live through it again." George Santayana

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser men so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell

"So avoid using the word 'very' because it's lazy. A man is not very tired, he is exhausted. Don't use very sad, use morose. Language was invented for one reason, boys - to woo women - and, in that endeavor, laziness will not do. It also won’t do in your essays." N.H. Kleinbaum, Dead Poets Society

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