” – Leo Tolstoy The evolution of the world tends to show the absolute importance of the category of the individual apart from the crowd.
- Soren Kierkegaard Who does not know the truth is simply a fool, yet who knows the truth and calls it a lie is a criminal.
Who does not know the truth is simply a fool, yet who knows the truth and calls it a lie is a criminal.
– Bertold Brecht When even the brightest mind in our world has been trained up from childhood in a superstition of any kind, it will never be possible for that mind, in its maturity, to examine sincerely, dispassionately, and conscientiously any evidence or any circumstance which shall seem to cast a doubt upon the validity of that superstition. – Mark Twain It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his income depends on his not understanding it.
– Mark Twain He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that.
– Mark Twain The mind likes a strange idea as little as the body likes a strange protein and resists it with similar energy.
If we watch ourselves honestly, we shall often find that we have begun to argue against a new idea even before it has been completely stated.
– Bertold Brecht How easily the learned give up the evidence of their senses to preserve the coherence of ideas in their imagination.
– Adam Smith Education consists mainly in what we have unlearned.
– Upton Sinclair They don't erect statues to critics.
- Prince Ea A clash of doctrines is not a disaster, but an opportunity.