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If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

You can fool some of the people all the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all the time.
Judge actions by their predictable consequences, not their stated goals.
Art is not to be taught in Academies. It is what one looks at, not what one listens to, that makes the artist. The real schools should be the streets.
There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
Science may be described as the art of systematic over-simplification.
Philosophers should consider the fact that the greatest happiness principle can easily be made an excuse for a benevolent dictatorship. We should replace it by a more modest and more realistic principle -- the principle that the fight against avoidable misery should be a recognized aim of public policy, while the increase of happiness should be left, in the main, to private initiative.

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