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It is characteristic of the military mentality that nonhuman factors (atom bombs, strategic bases, weapons of all sorts, the possession of raw materials, etc) are held essential, while the human being, his desires, and thoughts - in short, the psychological factors - are considered as unimportant and secondary...The individual is "human materiel".
– Albert EinsteinRate it:
It is characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
– Henry David ThoreauRate it:
It is chiefly through books that we enjoy intercourse with superior minds, and these invaluable means of communication are in the reach of all. In the best books, great men talk to us, give us their most precious thoughts, and pour their souls into ours.
– William E. ChanningRate it:
It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.
– W. T. EllisRate it:
It is clear that all verbal structures with meaning are verbal imitations of that elusive psychological and physiological process known as thought, a process stumbling through emotional entanglements, sudden irrational convictions, involuntary gleams of insight, rationalized prejudices, and blocks of panic and inertia, finally to reach a completely incommunicable intuition.
– Northrop FryeRate it:
It is clear that thought is not free if the profession of certain opinions makes it impossible to earn a living.
– Bertrand RussellRate it:
It is common error to infer that things which are consecutive in order of time have necessarily the relation of cause and effect.
– Jacob BigelowRate it:
It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.
– Franklin D. RooseveltRate it:
It is common to follow the path of others; it is courageous to create your own.
– Vikrant ParsaiRate it:
It is commonly a dangerous thing for a man to have more sense than his neighbours. Socrates paid for his superiority with his life; and if Aristotle saved his skin, accused as he was of heresy by the chief priest Eurymedon, it was because he took to his heels in time.
– WielandRate it:
It is commonly observed that a sudden wealth, like a prize drawn in a lottery or a large bequest to a poor family, does not permanently enrich. They have served no apprenticeship to wealth, and with the rapid wealth come rapid claims which they do not know how to deny, and the treasure is quickly dissipated.
– Ralph Waldo EmersonRate it:
It is commonly supposed that the art of pleasing is a wonderful aid in the pursuit of fortune; but the art of being bored is infinitely more successful.
– Nicolas ChamfortRate it:
It is confidence in our bodies, minds and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures, new directions to grow in, and new lessons to learn - which is what life is all about.
– Oprah WinfreyRate it:
It is confidently believed that our system may be safely extended to the utmost bounds of our territorial limits...
– James K. PolkRate it:
It is conventional to call monster any blending of dissonant elements. I call monster every original inexhaustible beauty.
– Alfred JarryRate it:
It is critical vision alone which can mitigate the unimpeded operation of the automatic.
– Marshall McLuhanRate it:
It is cruel to discover one's mediocrity only when it is too late.
– W. Somerset MaughamRate it:
It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.
– Mark TwainRate it:
It is curious to note the old sea-margins of human thought. Each subsiding century reveals some new mystery; we build where monsters used to hide themselves.
– LongfellowRate it:
It is curious to note the old sea-margins of human thought. Each subsiding century reveals some new mystery; we build where monsters used to hide themselves.
– Henry Wadsworth LongfellowRate it:
It is dangerous for a national candidate to say things that people might remember.
– Eugene McCarthyRate it:
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
– Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireRate it:
It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.
– VoltaireRate it:
It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid.
– George Bernard ShawRate it:
It is destruction to the weak man to attempt to imitate the powerful.
– PhaedrusRate it:

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