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  • #1
    Audre Lorde
    “Institutionalized rejection of difference is an absolute necessity in a profit economy which needs outsiders as surplus people. As members of such an economy, we have all been programmed to respond to the human difference between us with fear and loathing and to handle that difference in one of three ways: ignore it, and if that is not possible, copy it if we think it is dominant, or destroy it if we think it is subordinate. But we have no patterns for relating across our human differences as equals. As a result, those differences have been misnamed and misused in the service of separation and confusion.”
    Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches

  • #2
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #3
    Josh Billings
    “If there was no faith there would be no living in this world.”
    Josh Billings
    tags: life

  • #4
    Josh Billings
    “There are lots of people who mistake their imagination for their memory.”
    Josh Billings

  • #5
    Josh Billings
    “Man was created a little lower than the angels and has been getting a little lower ever since.”
    Josh Billings

  • #6
    Josh Billings
    “Flattery is like cologne water, to be smelt of, not swallowed.”
    Josh Billings
    tags: wisdom

  • #7
    Josh Billings
    “It's not only the most difficult thing to know one's self, but the most inconvenient.”
    Josh Billings

  • #8
    Josh Billings
    “There's a great power in words, if you don't hitch too many of them together.”
    Josh Billings

  • #9
    Josh Billings
    “As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.”
    Josh Billings

  • #10
    Josh Billings
    “Half of the troubles of this life can be traced to saying yes too quickly and not saying no soon enough.”
    Josh Billings

  • #11
    Josh Billings
    “There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.”
    Josh Billings

  • #12
    Josh Billings
    “Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope.”
    Josh Billings

  • #13
    Josh Billings
    “To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while.”
    Josh Billings

  • #14
    Josh Billings
    “Every man has his follies and often they are the most interesting thing he has got.”
    Josh Billings

  • #15
    Angela Carter
    “Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.”
    Angela Carter

  • #16
    Angela Carter
    “I will tell you what Jeanne was like. She was like a piano in a country where everyone has had their hands cut off.”
    Angela Carter

  • #17
    Mortimer J. Adler
    “In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.”
    Mortimer J. Adler

  • #18
    Upton Sinclair
    “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”
    Upton Sinclair, I, Candidate for Governor: And How I Got Licked

  • #19
    Sallust
    “No mortal man has ever served at the same time his passions and his best interests.”
    Sallust

  • #20
    Sallust
    “They envy the distinction I have won; let them, therefore, envy my toils, my honesty, and the methods by which I gained it.”
    Sallust
    tags: envy

  • #21
    Sallust
    “Every man is the architect of his own fortune.”
    Sallust

  • #22
    Thomas Browne
    “We carry within us the wonders we seek without us.”
    Sir Thomas Browne, Prose: "Religio Medici" , "Hydriotaphia" , "Garden of Cyrus" , "Letter to a Friend" , "Christian Morals" and Selections from Other Works

  • #23
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “Truth as Circe. - Error has transformed animals into men; is truth perhaps capable of changing man back into an animal?”
    Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human: A Book for Free Spirits

  • #24
    “They must find it difficult, those who have taken authority as truth, rather than truth as authority.”
    Gerald Massey

  • #25
    Theodore J. Kaczynski
    “Imagine a society that subjects people to conditions that make them terribly unhappy then gives them the drugs to take away their unhappiness. Science fiction It is already happening to some extent in our own society. Instead of removing the conditions that make people depressed modern society gives them antidepressant drugs. In effect antidepressants are a means of modifying an individual's internal state in such a way as to enable him to tolerate social conditions that he would otherwise find intolerable.”
    Theodore Kaczynski

  • #26
    Theodore J. Kaczynski
    “Those who are most sensitive about "politically incorrect" terminology are not the average black ghetto-dweller, Asian immigrant, abused woman or disabled person, but a minority of activists, many of whom do not even belong to any "oppressed" group but come from privileged strata of society.”
    Theodore Kaczynski, Industrial Society and Its Future: The Unabomber Manifesto

  • #27
    Georges Duhamel
    “What distinguishes man from his innocent brothers, the animals,...is not language, nor reason, nor even civilization...it is man's enormous appetite for suffering.”
    Georges Duhamel

  • #28
    Georges Duhamel
    “I have too much respect for the idea of God to make it responsible for such an absurd world.”
    Georges Duhamel

  • #29
    Charles Péguy
    “A word is not the same with one writer as it is with another. One tears it from his guts. The other pulls it out of his overcoat pocket.”
    Charles Péguy, Basic Verities, Prose, and Poetry

  • #30
    Werner Heisenberg
    “An expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes that can be made in his subject, and how to avoid them.”
    Werner Heisenberg



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