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"And thus I clothe my naked villany
"Fear me not for my insanity, but for the mind which it protects."
"He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would fully suffice."
"Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag and begin slitting throats."
"A low self-love in the parent desires that his child should repeat his character and fortune. I suffer whenever I see that common sight of a parent or senior imposing his opinion and way of thinking and being on a young soul to which he is totally unfit. Cannot we let people be themselves and enjoy life in their own way? You are trying to make another you. One's enough."
"Once Chuang Chou dreamt he was a butterfly, a butterfly flitting and fluttering around, happy with himself and doing as he pleased. He didn't know he was Chuang Chou. Suddenly he woke up and there he was, solid and unmistakeable Chuang Chou. But he didn't know if he was Chuang Chou who had dreamt he was a butterfly, or a butterfly dreaming he was Chuang Chou."
"If all mankind minus one were of one opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind."
"Human beings are perhaps never more frightening than when they are convinced beyond doubt that they are right."
"I have called this principle, by which each slight variation, if useful, is preserved, by the term of Natural Selection."
"The longer I live the more I see that I am never wrong about anything, and that all the pains I have so humbly taken to verify my notions have only wasted my time."
"Reality, however utopian, is something from which people feel the need of taking pretty frequent holidays."
"No one would talk much in society, if he knew how often he misunderstands others."
"They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel."
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
"A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeeded be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death."
"Seek simplicity, and distrust it."
"It is better to be silent, and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt."
"All my life, affection has been showered upon me, and every forward step I have made has been taken in spite of it."
"There's so much comedy on television. Does that cause comedy in the streets?"
"Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much."
"I think that, as life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time at peril of being judged not to have lived."
"I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left."
"When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said "Let us pray." We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land."
"What's madness but nobility of soul at odds with circumstance?"
"The object of war is not to die for your country, but to make the other bastard die for his."
"People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character."
"The test of our progress is not whether we add to the abundance of those who have much. It is whether we provide enough to those who have little."
"What luck for rulers, that men do not think."
"If we're going to be damned, let's be damned for who we really are."
"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit."
"Perfection is our goal. Excellence will be tolerated."
"Popularity is the one insult I have never suffered."
"Copy from one, it's plagiarism; copy from two, it's research."
"I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him."
"I have often wondered how it is that every man loves himself more than all the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinions of himself than on the opinions of others."
"And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music."