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Men are never so ridiculous for the qualities they have, as for those they affect to have.

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FRANCOIS LA ROCHEFOUCAULD

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Words are the clothes that thoughts wear-- only the clothes.
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Samuel Butler


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All men are deceived by the appearance of things, even
Homer himself who was the wisest man in Greece; for he
was deceived by boys catching lice: they said to him, "What
We have caught and what we have killed we have left
behind, but what has escaped us we bring with us.
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Heraclitus

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As important as having strength is being known to have it.

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Power may be at the end of a gun, but sometimes it's also at the end of the shadow or the image of a gun.

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Jean Genet

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Being is not what it seems. Nor non-being. The world's existence is not in the world.

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Rumi

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But to see him in that way, how shall I be able to judge of his character? I shall merely see his outward appearance, look and mien; but as to the rest, Isabella, what trust can I put in it? These flattering mirrors reflect imperfectly what is within; the appearance is often a gay deceiver; what defects of mind lie hidden under its beauty!
And what fair exteriors conceal base souls! The eyes, no doubt, in this important choice of a husband, mus...
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Pierre Corneille

Pierre Corneille (6 June 1606 - 1 October 1684) was a French tragedian who was one of the three great seventeenth-century French dramatists, along with Molière and Racine. He has been called "the founder of French tragedy"� and produced plays for nearly forty years.

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Half the work that is done in this world is to make things appear what they are not."

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E.R. Beadle

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I have wandered in a face, for hours . . ."

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Robert Bly

An American poet, author, activist and leader of the Mythopoetic Men's Movement in the United States

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As important as having strength is being known to have it.

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McGeorge Bundy In Foreign Affairs

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Power may be at the end of a gun, but sometimes it's also at the end of the shadow or the image of a gun.

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Jean Genet

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But to see him in that way, how shall I be able to judge of his character? I shall merely see his outward appearance, look and mien; but as to the rest, Isabella, what trust can I put in it? These flattering mirrors reflect imperfectly what is within; the appearance is often a gay deceiver; what defects of mind lie hidden under its beauty!

And what fair exteriors conceal base souls! The eyes, no doubt, in this important choice of a husband, m...
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If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would man believe and adore,and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the City of God!
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Ralph Waldo Emerson Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 - April 27, 1882) was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet, who led the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society, and he disseminated his thoughts through dozens of published essays and more than 1,500 public lectures across the United States.

Emerson gradually moved away from the religious and social beliefs of his contemporaries, formulating and expressing the philosophy of Transcendentalism in his 1836 essay, Nature. Following this ground-breaking work, he gave a speech entitled The American Scholar in 1837, which Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. considered to be America's "Intellectual Declaration of Independence".

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Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had ever happened
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Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (30 NOV 1874 - 24 JAN 1965) was a British politician known chiefly for his leadership during WW2, but he was also an artist, historian and writer. He served as Prime Minister from 1940-45, and from 1951-55. He had a speech impediment, which he overcame, for the most part, in adulthood. As a child, he did poorly in school, for which he was punished. Time magazine included him as one of the 100 most influential leaders in history. (from the wiki, accessed 03-16-10)

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I hearing get, who had but ears,
And sight, who had but eyes before;
I moments live, who lived but years,
And truth discern, who knew but learning's lore."

"Now chiefly is my native hour,
And only now my prime of life;
I will not doubt the love untold,
Which not my worth or want has bought,
Which wooed me young, and wooes me old,
And to this evening hath me brought.
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Henry David Thoreau Henry David Thoreau (born David Henry Thoreau; July 12, 1817- May 6, 1862) was an American author, poet, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, philosopher, and leading transcendentalist. He is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay, Civil Disobedience, an argument for individual resistance to civil government in moral opposition to an unjust state.

Thoreau's books, articles, essays, journals, and poetry total over 20 volumes. Among his lasting contributions were his writings on natural history and philosophy, where he anticipated the methods and findings of ecology and environmental history, two sources of modern day environmentalism. His literary style interweaves close natural observation, personal experience, pointed rhetoric, symbolic meanings, and historical lore; while displaying a poetic sensibility, philosophical austerity, and "Yankee" love of practical detail. He was also deeply interested in the idea of survival in the face of hostile elements, historical change, and natural decay; at the same time imploring one to abandon waste and illusion in order to discover life's true essential needs.

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Instead of receiving ideas of these things in purity, we tinge them with our qualities, and stamp all the simple things that we contemplate with our own composite being.

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Blaise Pascal

Blaise Pascal (June 19, 1623, in Clermont-Ferrand, France - August 19, 1662, in Paris) was a French mathematician, physicist, and religious philosopher. He was a child prodigy who was educated by his father, a civil servant. Pascal's earliest work was in the natural and applied sciences where he made important contributions to the construction of mechanical calculators, the study of fluids, and clarified the concepts of pressure and vacuum by generalizing the work of Evangelista Torricelli. Pascal also wrote in defense of the scientific method.

Pascal was a mathematician of the first order. He helped create two major new areas of research. He wrote a significant treatise on the subject of projective geometry at the age of sixteen, and later corresponded with Pierre de Fermat on probability theory, strongly influencing the development of modern economics and social science. Following Galileo and Torricelli, in 1646 he refuted Aristotle's followers who insisted that nature abhors a vacuum. His results caused many disputes before being accepted.

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Man is but a being filled with error... The senses deceive reason by false appearances; and just as they cheat reason they are cheated by her in turn: she has her revenge. Passions of the soul trouble the senses, and give them false impressions. They emulously lie and deceive each other.

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Blaise Pascal

Blaise Pascal (June 19, 1623, in Clermont-Ferrand, France - August 19, 1662, in Paris) was a French mathematician, physicist, and religious philosopher. He was a child prodigy who was educated by his father, a civil servant. Pascal's earliest work was in the natural and applied sciences where he made important contributions to the construction of mechanical calculators, the study of fluids, and clarified the concepts of pressure and vacuum by generalizing the work of Evangelista Torricelli. Pascal also wrote in defense of the scientific method.

Pascal was a mathematician of the first order. He helped create two major new areas of research. He wrote a significant treatise on the subject of projective geometry at the age of sixteen, and later corresponded with Pierre de Fermat on probability theory, strongly influencing the development of modern economics and social science. Following Galileo and Torricelli, in 1646 he refuted Aristotle's followers who insisted that nature abhors a vacuum. His results caused many disputes before being accepted.

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As the mind, hastily and without choice, imbibes and treasures up first notices of things, from whence all the rest proceed, errors must forever prevail, and remain uncorrected, either by the natural powers of the understanding or the assistance of logic; for the original notions being vitiated, confused and inconsiderately taken from things, and the secondary ones formed no less rashly, human knowledge itself, the thing employed in all our res...
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Francis Bacon

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The temple bell stops.
But the sound keeps coming
out of the flowers.
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Matsuo Basho

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Most people prefer to believe their leaders are just and fair even in the face of evidence to the contrary, because once a citizen acknowledges that the government under which they live is lying and corrupt, the citizen has to choose what he or she will do about it. To take action in the face of a corrupt government entails risks of harm to life and loved ones. To choose to do nothing is to surrender one's self-image of standing for principles. M...
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