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Tuesday, 05 January 2010 21:31

Charles Mackay quote

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Of all the offspring of Time, Error is the most ancient, and is so old and familiar an acquaintance, that Truth, when discovered, comes upon most of us like an intruder, and meets the intruder's welcome.

Charles Mackay, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

Thursday, 24 April 2008 14:41

Montaigne quote 1

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On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom

Michel de Montaigne, 1533-92

Tuesday, 24 February 2009 15:35

Spinach quote

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'I do not like spinach, and I am glad I don't - because if I liked it, I would eat it, and I can't stand it' - From Flaubert's Dictionary of received ideas

Thursday, 25 September 2008 09:24

Shakespeare quote 1

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Nothing is either good or bad, but thinking makes it so

William Shakespeare, Hamlet

Tuesday, 16 September 2008 07:53

Niels Bohr quote

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We are all agreed that your theory is crazy. The question which divides us is whether it is crazy enough to have a chance of being correct. My own feeling is that it is not crazy enough.

Niels Bohr

Thursday, 21 August 2008 08:40

Orwell quote 2

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To write in plain, vigorous language one has to think fearlessly, and if one thinks fearlessly one cannot be politically orthodox

George Orwell

Wednesday, 30 July 2008 03:40

Orwell quote

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We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.

George Orwell, 1939

Wednesday, 30 July 2008 03:28

Dylan quote

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If I wasn't Bob Dylan, I'd probably think that Bob Dylan has a lot of answers myself.

Bob Dylan

Wednesday, 30 July 2008 03:25

Vonnegut quote

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Many people need desperately to receive this message: I feel and think much as you do, care about many of the things you care about, although most people do not care about them. You are not alone - Kurt Vonnegut jr

Wednesday, 30 July 2008 03:21

Voltaire quote

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As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities.


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