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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

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.

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 humiliating than to have to defend the truth.
— Alain Finkelkraut

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

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 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

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

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

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