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  • Albert Camus
    Albert Camus
    French writer and essayist 1913-1960
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    Absolute virtue is impossible and the republic of forgiveness leads, with implacable logic, to the republic of the guillotine.
  • Thomas Henry Huxley
    Thomas Henry Huxley
    English biologist 1825-1895
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    Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    If a man needs an elaborate tombstone in order to remain in the memory of his country, it is clear that his living at all was an act of absolute superfluity.
  • Eugène Ionesco
    Eugène Ionesco
    Romanian-born French Playwright 1912-
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    No society has been able to abolish human sadness, no political system can deliver us from the pain of living, from our fear of death, our thirst for the absolute. It is the human condition that directs the social condition, not vice versa.
  • George Santayana
    George Santayana
    Spanish - American philosopher 1863 - 1952
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    Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual.
  • Brooks Atkinson
    Brooks Atkinson
    American theatre critic 1894-1984
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    The humorous man recognizes that absolute purity, absolute justice, absolute logic and perfection are beyond human achievement and that men have been able to live happily for thousands of years in a state of genial frailty.
  • Carlos Castaneda
    Carlos Castaneda
    American author and anthropologist 1925-1998
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    A man goes to knowledge as he goes to war, wideawake, with fear, with respect, and with absolute assurance. Going to knowledge or going to war in any other manner is a mistake, and whoever makes it will live to regret his steps.
  • Elizabeth Gaskell
    Elizabeth Gaskell
    British writer 1810-1865
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    A wise parent humors the desire for independent action, so as to become the friend and advisor when his absolute rule shall cease.
  • Andrew Denton
    Andrew Denton
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    Absolute faith can blind you to the consequences of the actions you allow. It can tell you it's okay to drop bombs on another country, or that it's okay to hate a group of people such as homosexuals.
  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric Hoffer
    American writer 1902-1983
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    Absolute faith corrupts as absolutely as absolute power.
  • Henry Brooks Adams
    Henry Brooks Adams
    American historian 1838-1918
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    Absolute liberty is absence of restraint; responsibility is restraint; therefore, the ideally free individual is responsible to himself.
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    French writer and philosopher 1712-1778
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    Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death.
  • Bob Balaban
    Bob Balaban
    American actor, author and producer 1945-
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    And I think being a good director is being able to be completely tyrannical and you?ve got to be an absolute dictator while at the same time, you have to listen and see everything because it can all change on a dime.
  • Art is an absolute mistress; she will not be coquetted with or slighted; she requires the most entire self-devotion, and she repays with grand triumphs.
  • Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
    Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
    French writer 1873-1954
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    As for an authentic villain, the real thing, the absolute, the artist, one rarely meets him even once in a lifetime. The ordinary bad hat is always in part a decent fellow.
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