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I know that the obsession to redeem humanity can be just as dangerous as the fanaticism I see in the faces of those who dedicate themselves to perfect bodies, pure, unadulterated food, and the quest for immortality. I try to think that each and every one of us is responsible for finding meaning and purpose in life, and that it's arrogant to think that my solution is better than the rest. On the other hand, I don't think anyone could ever convince...
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Gioconda Belli

It is surely a great calamity for a human being to have no obsessions."

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Robert Bly

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

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.
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Bertrand Russell http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bertrand_Russell
from wikipedia:
He was a prominent anti-war activist, championing free trade between nations and anti-imperialism.[5][6] Russell was imprisoned for his pacifist activism during World War I, campaigned against Adolf Hitler, for nuclear disarmament, criticised Soviet totalitarianism and the United States of America's involvement in the Vietnam War.[7]

In 1950, Russell was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, "in recognition of his varied and significant writings in which he champions humanitarian ideals and freedom of thought."[8]

English[1] philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, and social critic.[2] Although he spent the majority of his life in England, he was born in Wales, where he also died.[3]

Russell led the British "revolt against idealism" in the early 1900s. He is considered one of the founders of analytic philosophy along with his protégé Wittgenstein and his elder Frege, and is widely held to be one of the 20th century's most important logicians.[2] He co-authored, with A. N. Whitehead, Principia Mathematica, an attempt to ground mathematics on logic. His philosophical essay "On Denoting" has been considered a "paradigm of philosophy."[4] Both works have had a considerable influence on logic, mathematics, set theory, linguistics, and philosophy.


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