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  1. "Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others."   -- Socrates
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  3. "False words are not only evil in themselves but they infect the soul with evil."   -- Plato
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  5. "For the great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearances, as though they were realities, and are often more influenced by the things that seem than by those that are."   -- Niccolo Machiavelli
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  7. "If people can't control their own emotions, then they have to start trying to control other people's behavior."   -- John Cleese
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  9. "I know you won't believe me, but the highest form of Human Excellence is to question oneself and others."   -- Socrates
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  11. "It's always the ones with the dirty hands pointing the fingers."   -- anon
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  13. "It's not cool to be smart."   -- anon
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  15. "Laws control the lesser man... Right conduct controls the greater one."   -- Mark Twain
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  17. "Most people will do almost anything you ask them to and almost nothing that you tell them to."   -- Stefan Molyneux
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  19. "Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle."   -- Thomas Jefferson
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  21. "Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing."   -- Oscar Wilde
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  23. "Religion is a culture of faith; science is a culture of doubt."    -- Richard Feynman
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  25. "Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men."    -- Plato
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  27. "Everything the State says is a lie, and everything it has it has stolen."
  28. -- Friedrich Nietzsche
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  30. "Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts."    -- Richard Feynman
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  32. "The line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between classes, nor between political parties either - but right through every human heart. This line shifts. .. "   -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
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  34. "The most powerful form of lie is the omission .."    -- George Orwell
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  36. "There are no solutions, there are only trade-offs."
  37. -- Thomas Sowell
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  39. "Those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."   -- C. S. Lewis
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  41. "To assent to obvious lies is ... in some small way to become evil oneself. ..  A society of emasculated liars is easy to control."    -- Theodore Dalrymple
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  43. "To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people, is a chimerical idea."
  44. -- James Madison
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  46. "Victor Frankl .. drew a similar  .. conclusion: deceitful, inauthentic individual existence is the precursor to social totalitarianism."   -- Jordan Peterson
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  48. "We all do no end of feeling, and we mistake it for thinking."   -- Mark Twain
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  50. "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."    -- Aristotle
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  52. "'What would you call the highest happiness?' Wratislaw was asked. 'The sense of competence,' was the answer, given without hesitation."    -- John Buchan
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  54. "When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the losers."   -- Socrates
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  56. "Where they burn books, at the end they also burn people."    -- Heinrich Heine
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  58. "A decline of public morals in the United States will probably be marked by the abuse of the power of impeachment as a means of crushing political adversaries or ejecting them from office."
  59. -- Alexis de Tocqueville (1835)
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  61. "All socialism involves slavery."   -- Herbert Spencer
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  63. 'As good as you are, and as bad as I am, I'm as good as you are as bad as I am.'    -- Scottish toast
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  65. "Defectives demand our obedience to their obsessions."   -- anon
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  67. 'Experiment is the only means of knowledge at our disposal. Everything else is poetry, imagination.'    -- Max Planck
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  69. "Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule."
  70. -- Friedrich Nietzsche
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  72. "Socialism has been described as a method of loving humanity so that you can be indifferent to your actual neighbor."   -- Richard Fernandez
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  74. " .. Solzhenitsyn remarks that Shakespeare’s evildoers, Macbeth notably .. , stop short at a mere dozen corpses because they have no ideology."    -- Theodore Dalrymple
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  76. 'The real problem of humanity is the following: we have paleolithic emotions; medieval institutions; and god-like technology. And it is terrifically dangerous .. '    -- E.O. Wilson
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