These quotations contain information that is absolutely, often unabashedly true.
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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."
"Difference engenders hate."
"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."
"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."
"The moment we want to believe something, we suddenly see all the arguments for it, and become blind to the arguments against it."
"The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat."
"What breaks in a moment may take years to mend."
"The walls we build around us to keep out the sadness also keep out the joy."
"We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are."
"We seldom attribute common sense except to those who agree with us."
"No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is obvious."
"When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators."
"If you don't control your mind, someone else will."
"Moderation is a virtue only in those who are thought to have an alternative."
"When you betray somebody else, you also betray yourself."
"Never wrestle a pig. You both get dirty and the pig likes it."
"The one who loves the least, controls the relationship."
"At the core of all well-founded belief, lies belief that is unfounded."
"We're supposed to be perfect our first day on the job and then show constant improvement."
"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself."
"There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about."
"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."
"It is better to deserve honours and not have them than to have them and not to deserve them."
"If you can't answer a man's argument, all is not lost; you can still call him vile names."
"It seems safe to say that significant discovery, really creative thinking, does not occur with regard to problems about which the thinker is lukewarm."
"The real measure of your wealth is how much you'd be worth if you lost all your money."
"Truth would quickly cease to become stranger than fiction, once we got as used to it."
"No man was ever so much deceived by another as by himself."
"If a million people believe a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing."
"No one is completely unhappy at the failure of his best friend."
"Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes."
"Man would sooner have the Void for his purpose than be void of Purpose."
"One man's theology is another man's belly laugh."
"He that leaveth nothing to chance will do few things ill, but he will do very few things."
"To turn $100 into $110 is work. To turn $100 million into $110 million is inevitable."
"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt."