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  • #1
    “Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.”
    Henry Thomas Buckle

  • #2
    William  James
    “A man has as many social selves as there are distinct groups of persons about whose opinion he cares. He generally shows a different side of himself to each of these different groups.”
    William James

  • #3
    Adam Smith
    “It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own self-interest. We address ourselves not to their humanity but to their self-love, and never talk to them of our own necessities, but of their advantages”
    Adam Smith, An Inquiry into the Nature & Causes of the Wealth of Nations, Vol 1

  • #4
    Richard Dawkins
    “When you plant a fertile meme in my mind you literally parasitize my brain, turning it into a vehicle for the meme's propagation in just the way that a virus may parasitize the genetic mechanism of a host cell.”
    Richard Dawkins, The Selfish Gene

  • #5
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #6
    George Orwell
    “There was a whole chain of separate departments dealing with proletarian literature, music, drama and entertainment generally. Here were produced rubbishy newspapers containing almost nothing except sport, crime and astrology, sensational five-cent novelettes, films oozing with sex, and sentimental songs which were composed entirely by mechanical means on a special kind of kaleidoscope known as a versificator.”
    George Orwell, 1984

  • #7
    George Orwell
    “They were born, they grew up in the gutters, they went to work at twelve, they passed through a brief blossoming period of beauty and sexual desire, they married at twenty, they were middle-aged at thirty, they died, for the most part, at sixty. Heavy physical work, the care of home and children, petty quarrels with neighbors, films, football, beer, and above all, gambling, filled up the horizon of their minds. To keep them in control was not difficult.”
    George Orwell, 1984

  • #8
    Albert Einstein
    “It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #9
    Adam M. Grant
    “Argue like you’re right and listen like you’re wrong.”
    Adam M. Grant, Originals: How Nonconformists Move the World

  • #10
    Blaise Pascal
    “All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.”
    Blaise Pascal, Pensées

  • #11
    “We have two lives, and the second begins when we realize we only have one.”