Why is propaganda so much more successful when it stirs up hatred than when it tries to stir up friendly feeling?
Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate.
Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
I believe in using words, not fists. I believe in my outrage knowing people are living in boxes on the street. I believe in honesty. I believe in a good time. I believe in good food. I believe in sex.
The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd.
The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.
The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.
The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.
A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live.
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