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Art is a lie that reveals the truth.
— Pablo Picasso

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
— Pablo Picasso 

There is no expedient to which a man will not go to avoid a real labor of thinking.
— Thomas Edison

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.
— Voltair

Many people would sooner die than think. In fact they do.
— Bertand Russel

The purpose of education is to learn to think for yourself.
— Dead Poets Society

If you think that education is expensive try ignorance.

— Derek Bok

Irony is the only weapon of defenseless.

— Sergei Dovlatov

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.
— George Orwell

Hostility in social creatures is almost universal against individuals that behave in an abnormal manner.
— Niko Tinbergen, A study of social behavior of birds, 1961.

Power comes from the vigor of minds.

— Howard Bloom, The Lucifer Principle

Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is an absurd one.
— Voltaire

The job of a citizen is to keep his mouth open.
— Guenter Grass

Evil prevails when good people keep silent.
— Unknown

Who knows only his own generation remain always a child.
— Cicero

None are as blind as those who refuse to see.
— Unknown

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned.
— Buddha

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
— Mother Teresa

Daring ideas are like chess men moved forward.
They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.
— Goethe

If you are going through hell, keep going.
— Winston Churchill

The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well.

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
— Marcel Proust

It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up.
— Vince Lombardi

I not only use all the brains I have, but all I can borrow.
— Woodrow Wilson

Do what you can with what you have where you are.
— Teddy Roosevelt

The man who starts out going nowhere generally gets there.
— Dale Carnegie

There is nothing more enraging than someone exposing your faults — and being right.
— Thomas Friedman

There is nothing more humiliating than to have to defend the truth.
— Alain Finkelkraut

The dose differentiates a poison from a remedy.
— Paracelsus, 16th century alchemist

There comes an hour of sadness,
The setting of the sun.
Not for sins committed,
But for things I have not done.
— unknown

Man's mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions.
— Oliver Wendell Holmes

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

One man with courage makes a majority.
— Andrew Jackson

Only the shallow know themselves.
— Oscar Wilde

Start by doing what's necessary, then what's possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
— St. Francis of Assisi

Tell me I forget, teach me I remember, involve me I learn.
— Ben Franklin

The bigger the lie, the more they believe it.
— Joseph Goebbels (Hitler's Propaganda Minister)

The last of the human freedoms is to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances.
— Victor Frankl

The oldest, shortest words -- "yes' and "no" -- are those which require the most thought.
— Pythagoras

The optimist sees opportunity in every danger; the pessimist sees danger in every opportunity.
— Winston Churchill

The principal mark of genius is not perfection but originality, the opening of new frontiers.
— Arthur Koestler

The shifts of fortune test the reliability of friends.
— Marcus Tullius Cicero

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
— Martin Luther King, Jr.

The true worth of a man is to be measured by the objects he pursues.
— Marcus Aurelius

If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
— Thomas Jefferson

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
— Albert Einstein

To stay in place you have to run hard, and to get anywhere you have to run even harder.
— Red Queen in Through the Looking Glass, Lewis Carroll

The past is the best predictor of the future.

Wisdom begins in wonder.
— Socrates

Nothing is more practical than a good theory.
— Albert Einstein

We become what we behold. We shape our tools and then our tools shape us.
— Marshall McLuhan

If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things through narrow chinks of his cavern.

— William Blake: The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

The world is a dangerous place to live - not because of the people who are evil but because of the people who don't do anything about it.

— Albert Einstein

Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.

Albert Einstein

What is morality in any given time or place? It is what the majority then and there happen to like, and immorality is what they dislike.

— Alfred North Whitehead

It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.

— Paulo Coelho

When experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

— George Santayana

If you start with the wrong assumptions, no matter how logical your reasoning is, you will end up with the wrong conclusion.
— unknown

The worst thing a son-of-a-bitch can do is turn you into a son-of-a-bitch.
— Frank Oppenheimer

The researches have already thrown much darkness on this subject, and it is probable that if they continue we shall soon know nothing at all about it.

— Mark Twain

History is a myth that men agree to believe.
— Napoleon Bonnapart

Happiness is a journey, not a destination.
— Souza