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  • William Somerset Maugham
    William Somerset Maugham
    English writer 1874-1965
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    Love is only the dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species.
  • Ben Stein
    Ben Stein
    American professor, writer
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    Darwinism is still very much alive, utterly dominating biology. Despite the fact that no one has ever been able to prove the creation of a single distinct species by Darwinist means, Darwinism dominates the academy and the media.
    Source: Darwinism: The Imperialism of Biology?. Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords: but, like all other pleasures immoderately enjoyed, the excesses of hope must be expiated by pain; and expectations improperly indulged must end in disappointment.
  • W. E. B. Du Bois
    W. E. B. Du Bois
    American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist and writer 1868-1963
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    There are certain books in the world which every searcher for truth must know: the Bible, the Critique of Pure Reason, the Origin of Species, and Karl Marx's Capital.
  • 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.
  • Ann Druyan
    Ann Druyan
    American writer 1949-
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    A lot of people have this ego need that makes them want to believe that Earth is the center of the universe and humans are the most important species, the supreme expression of creation.
  • Anita Brookner
    Anita Brookner
    British Writer 1938-
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    A man can go from being a lover to being a stranger in three moves flat but a woman under the guise of friendship will engage in acts of duplicity which come to light very much later. There are different species of self-justification.
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley
    Percy Bysshe Shelley
    English poet 1792-1822
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    A man, to be greatly good, must imagine intensely and comprehensively; he must put himself in the place of another and of many others; the pains and pleasures of his species must become his own.
  • B. F. Skinner
    B. F. Skinner
    American psychologist, behaviorist and author 1904-1990
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    A person's genetic endowment, a product of the evolution of the species, is said to explain part of the workings of his mind and his personal history the rest.
  • G. C. Lichtenberg
    G. C. Lichtenberg
    German writer and physicist 1742-1799
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    A schoolteacher or professor cannot educate individuals, he educates only species.
  • Carlos Salinas
    Carlos Salinas
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    A single tree in the tropical forest in the south of Mexico has more different species than some European countries.
  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
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    A tiny blue dot set in a sunbeam. Here it is. That's where we live. That's home. We humans are one species and this is our world. It is our responsibility to cherish it. Of all the worlds in our solar system, the only one so far as we know, graced by life.
    Source: Cosmos: A Personal Voyage (1990) 58 min 56 sec
  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
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    Accommodation to change, the thoughtful pursuit of alternative futures are keys to the survival of civilization and perhaps of the human species.
  • Man Ray
    Man Ray
    American visual artist 1890-1976
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    An original is a creation motivated by desire. Any reproduction of an originals motivated be necessity. It is marvelous that we are the only species that creates gratuitous forms. To create is divine, to reproduce is human.
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    Mahatma Gandhi
    Indian politician 1917-1985
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    An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so.
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