Boris Sidis

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    Greatness of individuality is inversely proportional to the mass of the social aggregate.
    Source: The Source and Aim of Human Progress (1919)
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    If ceaseless vigilance is the price of liberty, more so is it true that ceaseless criticism of ever new opinions and ever new views, however distasteful, bizarre, and paradoxical, is the price of truth.
    Source: The Source and Aim of Human Progress (1919)
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    If society is to progress on a truly humanistic basis, without being subject to mental epidemics and virulent social diseases to which the subconscious falls an easy victim, the personal consciousness of every individual should be cultivated to the highest degree possible.
    Source: The Source and Aim of Human Progress (1919)
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    It is not the citizen, or a taxpayer, or voter, or office-holder, but the cultivated, free individual who is the true aim of all social progress.
    Source: The Source and Aim of Human Progress (1919)
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    It is time that the medical and teaching profession should realize that functional neurosis is not congenital, not inborn, not hereditary, but is the result of a defective, fear-inspiring education in early child life.
    Source: Nervous Ills their Cause and Cure (1922)
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    Mental synthesis of psychic content in the unity of a moment-consciousness is a fundamental principle of psychology.
    Source: The Foundations of Normal and Abnormal Psychology (1914)
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    Psychology is the science of psychic states both as to content and form, regarded from an objective standpoint, and brought in relation to the living corporeal individual.
    Source: The Foundations of Normal and Abnormal Psychology (1914)
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    Psychology must postulate uniformity of interrelation of physical, physiological, and psychic processes.
    Source: The Foundations of Normal and Abnormal Psychology (1914)
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    Science is the description of phenomena and the formulation of their relations.
    Source: The Foundations of Normal and Abnormal Psychology (1914)
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    Suggestibility varies as the amount of disaggregation, and inversely as the unification of consciousness.
    Source: The Psychology of Suggestion: a Research into the Subconscious Nature of Man and Society (1889)
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    The course of evolution is to a greater integration of similarly functioning ganglia.
    Source: Multiple Personality: an Experimental Investigation into Human Individuality (1904)
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    The fact that psychology postulates an external material world and studies it in so far as it comes to be reflected in consciousness, points to another postulate which psychology must assume in addition, namely, the existence of an inner world consciousness.
    Source: The Foundations of Normal and Abnormal Psychology (1914)
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    The general tendency of evolution is from structure to function, from bondage to freedom of the individual elements.
    Source: Multiple Personality: an Experimental Investigation into Human Individuality (1904)
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    The main source of psychopathic diseases is the fundamental instinct of fear with its manifestations, the feeling of anxiety, anguish, and worry.
    Source: The Causation and Treatment of Psychopathic Diseases (1916)
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    The man of genius whether as artist or thinker requires a mass of accidental variations to select from and a rigidly selective process of attention.
    Source: The Foundations of Normal and Abnormal Psychology (1914)
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