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"To speak of right and wrong per se makes no sense at all. No act of violence, rape, exploitation, destruction, is intrinsically unjust, since life itself is violent, rapacious, exploitative, and destructive, and cannot be conceived otherwise."
-Friedrich Nietzsche


"Difference engenders hate."
-unknown


"Your paradigm is so intrinsic to your mental process that you are hardly aware of its existence, until you try to communicate with someone with a different paradigm."
-Donella Meadows


"In civilized life, where the happiness, and indeed almost the existence, of man depends so much upon the opinion of his fellow men, he is constantly acting a studied part."
-Washington Irving


"The moment we want to believe something, we suddenly see all the arguments for it, and become blind to the arguments against it."
-George Bernard Shaw


"The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat."
-Lily Tomlin


"What breaks in a moment may take years to mend."
-Swedish proverb


"The walls we build around us to keep out the sadness also keep out the joy."
-Jim Rohn


"We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are."
-Anais Nin


"We seldom attribute common sense except to those who agree with us."
-La Rochefoucauld


"No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is obvious."
-George Bernard Shaw


"When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators."
-P. J. O'Rourke


"If you don't control your mind, someone else will."
-John Allston


"Moderation is a virtue only in those who are thought to have an alternative."
-Henry Kissinger


"When you betray somebody else, you also betray yourself."
-Isaac Bashevis Singer


"Never wrestle a pig. You both get dirty and the pig likes it."
-unknown

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"The one who loves the least, controls the relationship."
-Robert Anthony


"At the core of all well-founded belief, lies belief that is unfounded."
-Ludwig Wittgenstein


"We're supposed to be perfect our first day on the job and then show constant improvement."
-Ed Vargo


"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself."
-Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy


"There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about."
-Oscar Wilde


"Nothing changes more constantly than the past; for the past that influences our lives does not consist of what happened, but of what men believe happened."
-Gerald W. Johnston


"It is better to deserve honours and not have them than to have them and not to deserve them."
-Mark Twain


"If you can't answer a man's argument, all is not lost; you can still call him vile names."
-Elbert Hubbard


"It seems safe to say that significant discovery, really creative thinking, does not occur with regard to problems about which the thinker is lukewarm."
-Mary Henle


"The real measure of your wealth is how much you'd be worth if you lost all your money."
-unknown


"Truth would quickly cease to become stranger than fiction, once we got as used to it."
-Henry Louis Mencken


"No man was ever so much deceived by another as by himself."
-Greville


"If a million people believe a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing."
-Anatole France


"No one is completely unhappy at the failure of his best friend."
-Groucho Marx


"Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes."
-Oscar Wilde


"Man would sooner have the Void for his purpose than be void of Purpose."
-Friedrich Nietzsche


"One man's theology is another man's belly laugh."
-Robert Heinlein


"He that leaveth nothing to chance will do few things ill, but he will do very few things."
-George Savile


"To turn $100 into $110 is work. To turn $100 million into $110 million is inevitable."
-Edgar Bronfman


"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt."
-Bertrand Russell


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