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  • Confucius
    Confucius
    Chinese philosopher 551 BC - 479 BC
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    The way of the superior person is threefold; virtuous, they are free from anxieties; wise they are free from perplexities; and bold they are free from fear.
  • G. C. Lichtenberg
    G. C. Lichtenberg
    German writer and physicist 1742-1799
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    There exists a species of transcendental ventriloquism by means of which men can be made to believe that something said on earth comes from Heaven.
  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric Hoffer
    American writer 1902-1983
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    There is a totalitarian regime inside every one of us. We are ruled by a ruthless politburo which sets our norms and drives us from one five-year plan to another. The autonomous individual who has to justify his existence by his own efforts is in eternal bondage to himself.
  • Think about multicellularity on this Earth. Every living thing originally came from bacteria. So, who do you think made up the rules for how to perform collective behaviors? It had to be the bacteria.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise; it arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
  • Ezra Pound
    Ezra Pound
    American poet 1885-1972
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    We do NOT know the past in chronological sequence. It may be convenient to lay it out anesthetized on the table with dates pasted on here and there, but what we know we know by ripples and spirals eddying out from us and from our own time.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    We fly to beauty as an asylum from the terrors of finite nature.
  • Octavio Paz
    Octavio Paz
    Mexican Poet, Essayist 1914-
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    What distinguishes modern art from the art of other ages is criticism.
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe
    Harriet Beecher Stowe
    American Novelist 1811-1896
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    What makes saintliness in my view, as distinguished from ordinary goodness, is a certain quality of magnanimity and greatness of soul that brings life within the circle of the heroic.
  • Cato the Elder
    Cato the Elder
    Roman senator and historian 234-149 BC
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    Wise men learn more from fools than fools from the wise.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    With regard to donations always expect the most from prudent people, who keep their own accounts.
  • David Lehman
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    Words can have no single fixed meaning. Like wayward electrons, they can spin away from their initial orbit and enter a wider magnetic field. No one owns them or has a proprietary right to dictate how they will be used.
  • John Stuart Mill
    John Stuart Mill
    English economist 1806-1873
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    The disease which inflicts bureaucracy and what they usually die from is routine.
  • Stephen Bayley
    Stephen Bayley
    British art criticus 1951-
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    ''Where do architects and designers get their ideas?'' The answer, of course, is mainly from other architects and designers, so is it mere casuistry to distinguish between tradition and plagiarism?