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[By Nic Lindh on Friday, 12 June 2020]

It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.

―James Baldwin

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Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth.

Lillian Hellman

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Fanaticism is a monster that pretends to be the child of religion.

—Voltaire

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Some mornings it just doesn’t seem worth it to gnaw through the leather straps.

—Emo Phillips

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Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.

—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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It is the folly of too many, to mistake the echo of a London coffee-house for the voice of a kingdom.

—Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) via The QI Elves on Twitter

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The most perfidious way of harming a cause consists of defending it deliberately with faulty arguments.

—Friedrich Nietzsche

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Fervor is the weapon of choice for the impotent.

—Franz Fanon

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In this day and age, when the increasing complexity of modern life leaves one barely any time for reading …

—Proust (1919) (via James Gleick)

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Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed.

—Herman Melville

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You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.

—Eric Hoffer

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I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.

—Jerome K. Jerome

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Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not.

—Thomas Henry Huxley

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Doubt is an uncomfortable condition, but certainty is a ridiculous one.

-Voltaire

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Just because nobody complains doesn’t mean all parachutes are perfect.

—Benny Hill

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Know what’s weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change. But pretty soon, everything’s different.

—Bill Watterson

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Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard.

—H. L. Mencken

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Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

—Carl Jung

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Unhappy the land that is in need of heroes.

—Bertolt Brecht

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It’s so much easier to suggest solutions when you don’t know too much about the problem.

—Malcolm Forbes

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A wet man does not fear rain.

—Russian Proverb

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Never retreat. Never explain. Get it done and let them howl.

—Benjamin Jowett

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Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.

—George Jean Nathan

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The innocent feel guilty, the guilty feel nothing.

Estonian Movie 1944

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An opinion should be the result of thought, not a substitute for it.

—Jef Mallett

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"Either America will destroy ignorance or ignorance will destroy the United States.

—W.E.B. Du Bois

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The presence of those seeking the truth is infinitely to be preferred to the presence of those who think they’ve found it.

—Sir Terry Pratchett

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It is not necessary to understand things in order to argue about them.

—Pierre Beaumarchais

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The law, in its majestic equality, forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal their bread.

―Anatole France

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It is impossible for a person to begin to learn what he already thinks he knows.

―Epictetus

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The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism.

—Sir William Osler

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To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle.

—George Orwell

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Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.

―Kenneth Galbraith

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The big thieves hang the little ones.

―Czech Proverb

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Often injustice lies in what you aren’t doing, not only in what you are doing.

―Marcus Aurelius

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Plans are worthless, but planning is everything.

—Dwight Eisenhower

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Any sufficiently advanced incompetence is indistinguishable from malice.

―Grey’s Law

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The master’s tools will never be used to dismantle the master’s house.

Audre Lorde

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It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.

―James Baldwin

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Man is ready to die for an idea, provided that idea is not quite clear to him.

Paul Eldridge

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