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The man who listens to Reason is lost: Reason enslaves all whose minds are not strong enough to master her.
 
Love me when I least deserve it, because it's when I need it most.
 
The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure criticism without resentment.
 
This sort of thing has got to be stopped. Bad philosophers are like slum landlords. It's my job to put them out of business.
 
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
 
BUREAUCRACY: A giant mechanism operated by pygmies.
 
Religion may in most of its forms be defined as the belief that the gods are on the side of the Government.
 
An open heart is an open mind.
 
A woman always has the last word in an argument. Anything a man says after it is the beginning of a new argument.
 
The more you have invested in your religion, the more you will be motivated to protect that investment.
 
You can't say civilization isn't advancing, in every war they kill you in a new way.
 
Hierarchies serve an important function. They enable complete strangers to know how to treat one another without wasting the time and energy needed to become personally acquainted.
 
If we want things to stay as they are, things will have to change.
 
Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility.
 
Great souls have wills; feeble souls have wishes.
 
Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.
 
We live in a moment of history where change is so speeded up that we begin to see the present only when it is already disappearing.
 
Men's maxims reveal their characters.
 
The problem is that religion tends to give people bad reasons to be good.
 
...parental outbursts of rage or threats of punishment directed to the child, calling him names, speaking to him harshly, shaking him, handling him roughly, or actual physical punishment sometimes elicit such total panic and terror in the child that we must assume more is involved than the physical pain alone.
 
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