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There is a kind of courtesy in skepticism. It would be an offense against polite conventions to press our doubts too far.

There is not to be found, in all history, any miracle attested by a sufficient number of men, of such unquestioned good sense, education and learning, as to secure us against all delusion in themselves.

There is one safeguard known generally to the wise, which is an advantage and security to all, but especially to democracies as against despots - suspicion.

There's a backlash against womyn that's really bad right now.

They declaim against the passions without bothering to think that it is from their flame philosophy lights its torch.

This report, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read.

Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.

Those newspapers of the nation which most loudly cried dictatorship against me would have been the first to justify the beginnings of dictatorship by somebody else.

Those who invalidate reason ought seriously to consider whether they argue against reason with or without reason.

Thought must be divided against itself before it can come to any knowledge of itself.

Time, whose tooth gnaws away everything else, is powerless against truth.

To array a man's will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine.

To live anywhere in the world today and be against equality because of race or color is like living in Alaska and being against snow.

Today I love myself as I love my god: who could charge me with a sin today? I know only sins against my god; but who knows my god?

Total war is no longer war waged by all members of one national community against all those of another. It is total... because it may well involve the whole world.

Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.

War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it.

We are going as fast as we can as soon as we can. We're in a race against time, until we run out of money.

We are never so defensless against suffering as when we love.

We may be up against a stone wall, but we don't have to bloody our heads against it unless we choose to.


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