Any school for free citizens must begin by teaching distrust, not trust. It must teach questioning, not acceptance of stock answers.
The capacity to learn is a gift; The ability to learn is a skill; The
willingness to learn is a choice.
It's so much more interesting to study a ... damaged world. I find it difficult to learn anything in a place that's too civilized.
Simplicity is the most difficult of all concepts.
It is astonishing how foolish humans can be in groups, especially when they follow their leader without question.
Facts mean nothing when they are preempted by appearance. Do not underestimate the power of impression over reality.
The first step in innovation is to know that a thing can be created. After that, the rest is a matter of detail.
Life is filled with tests, one after another, and if you don't recognize them, you are certain to fail the most important ones.
In the heat of battle, heroes emerge, sometimes from the most unlikely of sources.
The Universe operates on a basic principle of economics: everything has its
cost. We pay to create our future, we pay for the mistakes of the past. We
pay for every change we make . . . and we pay just as dearly if we refuse to
How will I be remembered by my children? This is the true measure of a man.
An ignorant friend is worse than a learned foe.
Let the future remain uncertain, for that is the canvas to receive our desires.
There is no man so blind as one who has made up his mind.
The more tightly packed the group, the greater the need for strict social ranks and orders.
Anything imagined can be made real ... given sufficient genius.
No person can ever know everything that is in the heart of another. We are all Face Dancers in our souls.
The man who sees an opportunity and does nothing is asleep with his eyes open.
Opportunities are a tricky crop, with tiny flowers that are difficult to see and even more difficult to harvest.
Let pressure pass over and through you. That way you can't be harmed by it.
Never underestimate the power of the human mind to believe what it wants to
believe, no matter the conflicting evidence.
Freedom is an elusive concept. Some men hold themselves prisoner even when they have the power to do as they please and go where they choose, while others are free in their hearts, even as shackles restrain them.
Wounds make better lessons than lectures.
Fear invites aggression - do not show it to a predator.
Humans are different in private than in the presence of others. While the private persona merges into the social persona in varying degrees, the union is never complete. Something is always held back.
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