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Society is like a stew. If you don't stir it up every once in a while then a layer of scum floats to the top.

He who is certain he knows the ending of things when he is only beginning them is either extremely wise or extremely foolish; no matter which is true, he is certainly an unhappy man, for he has put a knife in the heart of wonder.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
It is the dull man who is always sure, and the sure man who is always dull.
A woman's guess is much more accurate than a man's certainty.
It is normal to give away a little of one's life in order not to lose it all.
Work is nothing but the slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great images in whose presence [His Or Her] heart first opened.
Melancholy has ceased to be an individual phenomenon, an exception. It has become the class privilege of the wage earner, a mass state of mind that finds its cause wherever life is governed by production quotas.
Life begins on the other side of despair.
In a real dark night of the soul it is always three o clock in the morning, day after day.
To acquire immunity to eloquence is of the utmost importance to the citizens of a democracy.
For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him he must regard himself as greater than he is.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Serious people have few ideas. People with ideas are never serious.
It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.
Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought.
Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.
It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.
Idleness is only a coarse name for my infinite capacity for living in the present.
We must select the Illusion which appeals to our temperament and embrace it with passion, if we want to be happy.
The person who is master of their passions is reason's slave.
No city should be too large for a man to walk out of in a morning.
Slums may well be breeding-grounds of crime, but middle-class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.
The goal of every culture is to decay through over-civilization; the factors of decadence, -- luxury, skepticism, weariness and superstition, -- are constant. The civilization of one epoch becomes the manure of the next.

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